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Some Brilliant Legacies of the Imam of the Time (a.s.)

His Eminence, the Awaited Imam (a.s.) is in possession of those brilliant legacies that include the most exalted values. Some of the supplications of His Eminence (a.s.) are from that legacy, that is the mine of monotheism and from the treasures of Islamic concepts. In the same way there are letters of His Eminence (a.s.) that he wrote to some of his prominent companions and sincere Shias. They are a part of that legacy too. Some of these letters are composed of replies to questions regarding religious laws that people posed to the Holy Imam. And the following are a part of that legacy.

Supplications of the Imam of the Time (a.s.)

Supplication is speaking privately to God and to be cut off with everything and remaining connected only to God. Supplication tells us that the suppliant is one with a clear conscience and a pure heart and connected to Almighty Allah (SwT) who is the Creator of existence and bestower of life. Some of the supplications of the great Imam Qaim of Aale Muhammad (S) that are recorded in history are as follows.

Supplication of the Imam of the Time (a.s.) for the Muslims

اَللّـهُمَّ ارْزُقْنا تَوْفيقَ الطّاعَةِ،

وَبُعْدَ الْمَعْصِيَةِ،

وَصِدْقَ النِّيَّةِ،

وَعِرْفانَ الْحُرْمَةِ،

وَاَكْرِمْنا بِالْهُدى وَالاْسْتِقامَةِ،

وَسَدِّدْ اَلْسِنَتَنا بِالصَّوابِ وَالْحِكْمَةِ،

وَامْـلأ قُلُوبَنا بِالْعِلْمِ وَالْمَعْرِفَةِ،

وَطَهِّرْ بُطُونَنا مِنَ الْحَرامِ وَالشُّبْهَةِ،

وَاكْفُفْ اَيْدِيَنا عَنِ الظُّلْمِ وَالسَّرِقَةِ،

وَاغْضُضْ اَبْصارَنا عَنِ الْفُجُورِ وَالْخِيانَةِ،

وَاسْدُدْ اَسْماعَنا عَنِ اللَّغْوِ وَالْغِيبَةِ،

وَتَفَضَّلْ عَلى عُلَمائِنا بِالزُّهْدِ وَالنَّصيحَةِ،

وَعَلَى الْمُتَعَلِّمينَ بِالْجُهْدِ وَالرَّغْبَةِ،

وَعَلَى الْمُسْتَمِعينَ بِالاْتِّباعِ وَالْمَوْعِظَةِ،

وَعَلى مَرْضَى الْمُسْلِمينَ بِالشِّفاءِ وَالرّاحَةِ،

وَعَلى مَوْتاهُمْ بِالرَّأفَةِ وَالرَّحْمَةِ،

وَعَلى مَشايِخِنا بِالْوَقارِ وَالسَّكينَةِ،

وَعَلَى الشَّبابِ بِالاْنابَةِ وَالتَّوْبَةِ،

وَعَلَى النِّساءِ بِالْحَياءِ وَالْعِفَّةِ،

وَعَلَى الأغْنِياءِ بِالتَّواضُعِ وَالسَّعَةِ،

وَعَلَى الْفُقَراءِ بِالصَّبْرِ وَالْقَناعَةِ،

وَعَلَى الْغُزاةِ بِالنَّصْرِ وَالْغَلَبَةِ،

وَعَلَى الاْسَراءِ بِالْخَلاص وَالرّاحَةِ،

وَعَلَى الاْمَراءِ بِالْعَدْلِ وَالشَّفَقَةِ،

وَعَلَى الرَّعِيَّةِ بِالاِْنْصافِ وَحُسْنِ السّيرَةِ،

وَبارِكْ لِلْحُجّاجِ وَالزُّوّارِ فِي الزّادِ وَالنَّفَقَةِ،

وَاقْضِ ما اَوْجَبْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ مِنَ الْحَجِّ وَالْعُمْرَةِ،

بِفَضْلِكَ وَرَحْمَتِكَ يا اَرْحَمَ الرّاحِمينَ

allahumma irzuqna tawfiqa atta`a(ti)
wa bu`da alma`siya(ti)
wa sidqa anniyya(ti)
wa `irfana alhurma(ti)
wa akrimna bilhuda walistiqama(ti)
wa saddid alsinatana bissawabi walhikma(ti)
wamla’ qulubana bil`ilmi walma`rifa(ti)
wa tahhir butunana mina alharami washshubha(ti)
wakfuf aydiyana `an a¨¨ulmi wassariqa(ti)
waghdud absarana `an alfujuri walkhiyana(ti)
wasdud asma`ana `an allaghwi walghayba(ti)
wa tafaddal `ala `ulama’ina bizzuhdi wannasiha(ti)
wa `ala almuta`allimina biljuhdi wa-raghba(ti)
wa `ala almustami`ina bilittiba`i walmaw`i¨a(ti)
wa `ala marda almuslimina bishshafa’i warraha(ti)
wa `ala mawtahum birra’fati warrahma(ti)
wa `ala mashayikhina bilwaqari wassakina(ti)
wa `ala ashshababi bil’inabati wattawba(ti)
wa `ala annisa’i bilhaya’i wal`iffa(ti)
wa `ala al-aghniya’i bittawadu`i wassa`a(ti)
wa `ala alfuqara’i bissabri walqana`a(ti)
wa `ala alghuzati binnasri walghalaba(ti)
wa `ala al-usara’i bilkhalasi warraha(ti)
wa `ala al-umara’i bil`adli washshafaqa(ti)
wa `ala arra`iyyati bil-insafi wa husni assira(ti)
wa barik lilhujjaji wazzuwwari fizzadi wannafaqa(ti)
waqdi ma awjabta `alayhim min alhajji wal`umra(ti)
bifadlika wa rahmatika ya arhama arrahimin(a)

O Allah; (please do) grant us success to obey (You)
And remoteness from disobedience (to You)
And true intention
And identification of sanctity
And (please do) honor us with true guidance and straightforwardness
And dedicate our tongues to truth and wisdom
And fill in our hearts with knowledge and learning
And purify our stomachs from illegally and suspiciously gotten food
And withhold our hands from oppression and larceny
And turn our sights away from licentiousness and treachery
And block our hearings against vainness and backbiting
And confer on our scholars with asceticism and advice
And on the learners with hard work and desire (to learning)
And on the listeners with following and learning (lessons)
And on the Muslim patients with cure and comfort
And on the Muslim deads with kindness and mercy
And on our old ones with somberness and gentleness
And on the youths with turning (to You) and repentance
And on the women with shyness and chastity
And on the rich with modesty and ample giving
And on the poor with patience and satisfaction
And on the warriors with triumph and primacy
And on the prisoners with release and comfort
And on the rulers with justice and sympathy
And on the subjects with impartiality and good behavior
And (please do) bless the pilgrims to Mecca and the visitators (to the tombs of the saints) with provision and expenditure
And help them settle the Hajj and Umrah that You have made incumbent upon them
By Your grace and mercy; O the most merciful of all those who show mercy.1

His Eminence (a.s.) implores the Almighty in the most sincere and heartful way that he bestows favor on the Muslims and imbues them with the best manners, ethics, good habits and every quality that would make them proximate to the Lord.

Supplication of the Imam of the Time (a.s.) for Believers

His Eminence, Mahdi (a.s.) has supplicated in favor of the righteous believers as follows.

اِلـهي بِحَقِّ مَنْ ناجاكَ

وَبِحَقِّ مَنْ دَعاكَ فِــي الْبَرِّ وَالْبَحْرِ

صَلِّ عَلى مُحَمَّد وَآلِهِ

وتٌفَضَّلْ عَلى فُقَراءِ الْمُؤْمِنينَ وَالْمُؤْمِناتِ باِلْغَناءِ وَالثَّرْوَةِ،

وَعَلى مَرْضَى الْمُؤْمِنينَ والْمُؤْمِناتِ بِالشِّفاءِ وَالصِّحَةِ،

وَعَلى اَحْياءِ الْمُؤْمِنينَ وَالْمُؤْمِناتِ بِاللُّطْفِ وَالْكَرَمِ

وَعَلى اَمْواتِ الْمُؤْمِنينَ وَالْمُؤْمِناتِ بِالْمَغْفِرَةِ وَالرَّحْمَةِ،

وَعَلى غُرَباءِ الْمُؤْمِنينَ وَالْمُؤْمِناتِ بِالرَّدِّ اِلى اَوْطانِهِمْ سالِمينَ غانِمينَ

بِمُحَمَّد وَآلِهِ اَجْمَعينَ

ilahy bihaqqi man najaka
wa bihaqqi man da`aka fi albarr wal-bahri
salli `ala muhammadin wa alihi
wa tafaddl `ala fuqara‘i almu´minina wal-mu´minati bilghana‘i wal-ththrwati
wa `ala marda almu´minina wal-muminati bilshshfa‘i wal-sshhati
wa `ala ahya‘i almu´minina wal-mu´minati billutfi wal-karami
wa `ala amwati almu´minina wal-mu´minati bilmaghfirati wal-rrahmati
wa `ala ghuraba‘i almu´minina wal-mu´minati bilrrdd ila awtanihim salimina ghanimina
bimuhammadin wa alihi ajma`ina

O my God: By the right of all those who have besought you
and by the right of all those who have prayed you in the land and the sea
(please do) bless Muhammad and his Household
and bestow upon the poor among the believing men and women with wealth and fortune
and upon the ailed believing men and women with healing and health
and upon the live believing men and women with kindness and generosity
and upon the dead believing men and women with forgiveness and mercy
and upon the emigrant believing men and women with returning them home peacefully and successfully
by the right of Muhammad and his entire Household.2

This supplication shows how much His Eminence (a.s.), has kindness, love and regard for the believers. He beseeches the Almighty for their welfare, reform and happiness in the world and the hereafter.

Supplication of the Imam of the Time (a.s.) for Fulfillment of Needs

His Eminence, the Awaited Imam (a.s.) has recited the following supplication for the fulfillment of his needs.

أنت الله لا اله إلا أنت مبدئ الخلق ومعيدهم

وأنت الله لا اله إلا أنت خالق الخلق ورازقهم،

وأنت الله لا اله إلا أنت القابض الباسط،

وأنت الله لا اله إلا أنت مدبر الأمور وباعث من في القبور

أنت وارث الأرض ومن عليها

أسألك باسمك المخزون المكنون الحي القيوم،

وأنت الله لا اله إلا أنت عالم السر وأخفى،

أسألك باسمك الذي إذا دعيت به أجبت وإذا سُئلت به أعطيت،

وأسألك بحقك على محمد وأهل بيته

وبحقهم الذي أوجبته على نفسك

أن تصلي على محمد وال محمد،

وان تقضي لي حاجتي

الساعة الساعة

يا سامع الدعاء

يا سـيداه يا مولاه ياغياثاه،

أسالك بكل اسم سميت به نفسك

أو استأثرت به في علم الغيب عندك،

أن تصلي على محمد وال محمد،

وان تجعل فرجنا الساعة

يا مقلب القلوب والأبصار

يا سميع الدعاء

anta allahu la ilaha illa anta mubdi’u alkhalqi wa mu`iduhum
wa anta allahu la ilaha illa anta khaliqu alkhalqi wa raziquhum
wa anta allahu la ilaha illa anta alqabidu albasitu
wa anta allahu la ilaha illa anta mudabbiru al’umuri wa ba`ithu man fy alquburi
anta warithu al-ardi wa man `alayha
as’aluka bismika almakhzuni almaknuni alhayyi alqayyumi,
wa anta allahu la ilaha illa anta `alimu alssirri wa akhfa
as’aluka bismika alladhy idha du`ita bihi ajabta
wa idha su’ilta bihi a`tayta
wa as’aluka bihaqqka `ala muhammadin wa ahli baytihi
wa bihaqqhimu alladhy awjabtahu `ala nafsika
an tusalliya `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
wa an taqdiya ly hajati
alssa`ata alssa`ata
ya sami`a alddu`a‘i
ya sayydahu ya mawlahu ya ghiyathahu
as’aluka bikull ismin sammayta bihi nafsaka
aw ista’tharta bihi fy `ilmi alghaybi `indaka
an tusalliya `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
wa an tu`ajjla farajana alssa`ata
ya muqalliba alqulubi wal-absari
ya sami`a alddu`a‘i

You are Allah; there is no god save You; You are the Beginner of the process of creation and the Repeater of it.
And You are Allah; there is no god save You; You are the Creator of creatures and the Sustainer of them.
And You are Allah; there is no god save You; You are the Straightener and the Expander.
And You are Allah; there is no god save You; You are the Manager of all affairs and the Resurrector of those who are in graves.
You are the Inheritor of the earth and whatever and whoever is on it.
I beseech You by Your Name—the concealed, the obscured, the ever-living, the self-subsistent.
And You are Allah; there is no god save You; You are the Knower of secrets and what is yet more hidden.
I beseech You by Your Name—the Name that You respond to him who beseeches You by it,
The Name that You give him who asks You by it,
And I beseech You in the name of the duty of Muhammad and his Household to You,
And in the name of the duty that You have made incumbent upon Yourself toward them,
(I beseech You) that You send blessings upon Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,
And that You settle my needs,
At this very hour, at this very hour;
O the Hearer of prayers;
O my Master; O my Lord; O my Aide;
I beseech You by all the Names that You used for Yourself,
And the Names that You take exclusively for Yourself in the Unseen Knowledge of You,
(I beseech You) that You send blessings upon Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,
And that You expedite our relief to this very hour.
O He Who changes hearts and sights;
O the Hearer of prayers.3

This blessed supplication demonstrates that His Eminence (a.s.) possessed absolute trust in the Almighty and in all his affairs and activities he seeks the refuge of Allah (SwT).

Supplication of the Imam of the Time (a.s.) for Cure

Whenever His Eminence, Mahdi (a.s.) was indisposed he used to write the following supplication on a new utensil with the clay (Turbah) of the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.) and wash it with water and drink it.

بسم الله دواء،

والحمد لله شفاء،

ولا إله إلا الله كفاء،

هو الشافي شفاء،

وهو الكافي كفاء،

اذهب البأس بربّ الناس شفاء

لا يغادره سقم

وصلى الله على محمد وآله النجباء

bismillahi dawa’un
walhamdu lillahi shifa’un
wa la ilaha illa allahu kifa’un
huwa alshshafi shifa’un
wa huwa alkafi kifa’an
adhhib alba’sa birabbi alnnasi shifa’an
la yughadiruhu saqamun
wa salla allahu `ala muhammadin wa alihi alnnujaba’i

‘In the name of Allah’ is a medicine
and ‘Praise be to Allah’ is a cure,
and ‘There is no god but Allah’, is a protector,
‘He is the giver of cure’ is the remedy
And ‘He is the savior’ is sufficient
Take away the hardship by the Lord of men; this is the remedy
no ailment will be left
and may Allah bless Muhammad and his Household, the Elite.4

Ziyarat and Supplication

His Eminence, Mahdi (a.s.) has advised some of the believers and Shias that they should address the Holy Imam with the following Ziyarat and supplication.

سَلامٌ عَلى آلِ يس،

اَلسَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يا داعِيَ اللهِ وَرَبّانِيَ آياتِهِ،

اَلسَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يا بابَ اللهِ وَدَيّانَ دينِهِ،

اَلسَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يا خَليفَةَ اللهِ وَناصِرَ حَقِّهِ،

اَلسَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يا حُجَّةَ اللهِ وَدَليلَ اِرادَتِهِ،

اَلسَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يا تالِيَ كِتابِ اللهِ وَتَرْجُمانَهُ

اَلسَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ في آناءِ لَيْلِكَ وَاَطْرافِ نَهارِكَ،

اَلسَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يا بَقِيَّةَ اللهِ في اَرْضِهِ،

اَلسَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يا ميثاقَ اللهِ الَّذي اَخَذَهُ وَوَكَّدَهُ،

اَلسَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يا وَعْدَ اللهِ الَّذي ضَمِنَهُ،

اَلسَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ اَيُّهَا الْعَلَمُ الْمَنْصُوبُ وَالْعِلْمُ الْمَصْبُوبُ

وَالْغَوْثُ وَالرَّحْمَةُ الْواسِعَةُ،

وَعْداً غَيْرَ مَكْذوُب،

اَلسَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ حينَ تَقوُمُ،

اَلسَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ حينَ تَقْعُدُ،

اَلسَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ حينَ تَقْرَأُ وَتُبَيِّنُ،

اَلسَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ حينَ تُصَلّي وَتَقْنُتُ،

اَلسَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ حينَ تَرْكَعُ وَتَسْجُدُ،

اَلسَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ حينَ تُهَلِّلُ وَتُكَبِّرُ،

اَلسَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ حينَ تَحْمَدُ وَتَسْتَغْفِرُ،

اَلسَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ حينَ تُصْبِحُ وَتُمْسي،

اَلسَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ فِي اللَّيْلِ اِذا يَغْشى وَالنَّهارِ اِذا تَجَلّى،

اَلسَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ اَيُّهَا الاِمامُ الْمَأمُونِ

اَلسَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ اَيُّهَا الْمُقَدَّمُ الْمَأمُولُ،

اَلسَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ بِجَوامِعِ السَّلام

اُشْهِدُكَ يا مَوْلاىَ اَنّى اَشْهَدُ اَنْ لا اِلـهَ اِلا اللهُ

وَحْدَهُ لا شَريكَ لَهُ،

وَاَنَّ مُحَمَّداً عَبْدُهُ وَرَسوُلُهُ

لا حَبيبَ اِلا هُوَ وَاَهْلُهُ،

وَاُشْهِدُكَ يا مَوْلايَ اَنَّ عَلِيّاً اَميرَ الْمُؤْمِنينَ حُجَّتُهُ

وَالْحَسَنَ حُجَّتُهُ

وَالْحُسَيْنَ حُجَّتُهُ

وَعَلِيَّ بْنَ الْحُسَيْنِ حُجَّتُهُ

وَمُحَمَّدَ بْنَ عَلِيٍّ حُجَّتُهُ،

وَجَعْفَرَ بْنَ مُحَمَّدٍّ حُجَّتُهُ،

وَموُسَى بْنَ جَعْفَر حُجَّتُهُ،

وَعَلِيَّ بْنَ موُسى حُجَّتُهُ،

وَمُحَمَّدَ بْنَ عَلِيٍّ حُجَّتُهُ،

وَعَلِيَّ بْنَ مُحَمَّد حُجَّتُهُ،

وَالْحَسَنَ بْنَ عَلِيٍّ حُجَّتُهُ،

وَاَشْهَدُ اَنَّكَ حُجَّةُ اللهِ،

اَنْتُمُ الاَوَّلُ وَالاْخِرُ

وَاَنَّ رَجْعَتَكُمْ حَقٌّ لا رَيْبَ فيها

يَوْمَ لا يَنْفَعُ نَفْساً ايمانُها لَمْ تَكُنْ آمَنَتْ مِنْ قَبْلُ اَوْ كَسَبَتْ في ايمانِها خَيْراً،

وَاَنَّ الْمَوْتَ حَقٌّ،

وَاَنَّ ناكِراً وَنَكيراً حَقٌّ،

وَاَشْهَدُ اَنَّ النَّشْرَ حَقٌّ،

وَالْبَعَثَ حَقٌّ،

وَاَنَّ الصِّراطَ حَقٌّ،

وَالْمِرْصادَ حَقٌّ،

وَالْميزانَ حَقٌّ،

وَالْحَشْرَ حَقٌّ،

وَالْحِسابَ حَقٌّ،

وَالْجَنَّةَ وَالنّارَ حَقٌّ،

وَالْوَعْدَ وَالْوَعيدَ بِهِما حَّق،

يا مَوْلايَ شَقِيَ مَنْ خالَفَكُمْ

وَسَعِدَ مَنْ اَطاعَكُمْ،

فَاَشْهَدْ عَلى ما اَشْهَدْتُكَ عَلَيْهِ،

وَاَنَا وَلِيٌّ لَكَ بَريٌ مِنْ عَدُوِّكَ،

فَالْحَقُّ ما رَضيتُمُوهُ،

وَالْباطِلُ ما اَسْخَطْتُمُوهُ،

وَالْمَعْرُوفُ ما اَمَرْتُمْ بِهِ،

وَالْمُنْكَرُ ما نَهَيْتُمْ عَنْهُ،

فَنَفْسي مُؤْمِنَةٌ بِاللهِ وَحْدَهُ لا شَريكَ لَهُ

وَبِرَسُولِهِ وَبِاَميرِ الْمُؤْمِنينَ وَبِكُمْ يا مَوْلايَ اَوَّلِكُمْ وَآخِرِكُمْ،

وَنُصْرَتي مُعَدَّةٌ لَكُمْ

وَمَوَدَّتى خالِصَةٌ لَكُمْ

آمينَ آمينَ

اَللّـهُمَّ اِنّي اَسْاَلُكَ اَنْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلى مُحَمَّد

نَبِيِّ رَحْمَتِكَ وَكَلِمَةِ نُورِكَ،

وَاَنْ تَمْلاََ قَلْبى نُورَ الْيَقينِ

وَصَدْري نوُرَ الاْيمانِ

وَفِكْري نُورَ النِّيّاتِ،

وَعَزْمي نُورَ الْعِلْمِ،

وَقُوَّتي نُورَ الْعَمَلِ،

وَلِساني نُورَ الصِّدْقِ،

وَديني نُورَ الْبَصائِرِ مِنْ عِنْدِكَ،

وَبَصَري نُورَ الضِّياءِ،

وَسَمْعي نُورَ الْحِكْمَةِ،

وَمَوَدَّتي نُورَ الْمُوالاةِ لُِمحَمَّد وَآلِهِ عَلَيْهِمُ السَّلامُ

حَتّى اَلْقاكَ وَقَدْ وَفَيْتُ بِعَهْدِكَ وَميثاقِكَ

فَتُغَشّيَنى رَحْمَتَكَ يا وَلِىُّ يا حَميدُ،

اَللّـهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلى مُحَمَّد حُجَّتِكَ في اَرْضِكَ،

وَخَليفَتِكَ في بِلادِكَ،

وَالدّاعي اِلى سَبيلِكَ،

وَالْقائِمِ بِقِسْطِكَ،

وَالثّائِرِ بِاَمْرِكَ،

وَلِيِّ الْمُؤْمِنينَ وَبَوارِ الْكافِرينَ،

وَمُجَلِّي الظُّلْمَةِ،

وَمُنيرِ الْحَقِّ،

وَالنّاطِقِ بِالْحِكْمَةِ وَالصِّدْقِ،

وَكَلِمَتِكَ التّآمَّةِ في اَرْضِكَ،

الْمُرْتَقِبِ الْخآئِفِ وَالْوَلِيِّ النّاصِحِ،

سَفينَةِ النَّجاةِ وَعَلَمِ الْهُدى وَنُورِ اَبْصارِ الْوَرى،

وَخَيْرِ مَنْ تَقَمَّصَ وَارْتَدى،

وَمُجَلِّي الْعَمَى الَّذي يَمْلاَُ الاَرْضَ عَدْلاً وَقِسْطاً

كَما مُلِئَتْ ظُلْماً وَجَوْراً،

اِنَّكَ عَلى كُلِّ شَىْء قَديرٌ،

اَللّـهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلى وَلِيِّكَ وَابْنِ اَوْلِيائِكَ

الَّذينَ فَرَضْتَ طاعَتَهُمْ،

وَاَوْجَبْتَ حَقَّهُمْ،

وَاَذْهَبْتَ عَنْهُمُ الرِّجْسَ

وَطَهَّرْتَهُمْ تَطْهيراً،

اَللّـهُمَّ انْصُرْهُ وَانْتَصِرْ بِهِ لِدينِكَ

وَانْصُرْ بِهِ اَوْلِياءِكَ وَاَوْلِياءِهِ

وَشيعَتَهُ وَاَنْصارَهُ

وَاجْعَلْنا مِنْهُمْ،

اَللّـهُمَّ اَعِذْهُ مِنْ شَرِّ كُلِّ باغ وَطاغ

وَمِنْ شَرِّ جَميعِ خَلْقِكَ،

وَاحْفَظْهُ مِنْ بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ وَمِنْ خَلْفِهِ

وَعَنْ يَمينِهِ وَعَنْ شَمالِهِ،

وَاحْرُسْهُ وَامْنَعْهُ مِنْ اَنْ يوُصَلَ اِلَيْهِ بِسُوء

وَاحْفَظْ فيهِ رَسُولَكَ، وَآلِ رَسوُلِكَ

وَاَظْهِرْ بِهِ الْعَدْلَ

وَاَيِّدْهُ بِالنَّصْرِ،

وَانْصُرْ ناصِريهِ،

وَاخْذُلْ خاذِليهِ،

وَاقْصِمْ قاصِميهِ،

وَاقْصِمْ بِهِ جَبابِرَةَ الْكُفْرِ،

وَاقْتُلْ بِهِ الْكُفّارَ وَالْمُنافِقينَ وَجَميعَ الْمُلْحِدينَ

حَيْثُ كانُوا مِنْ مَشارِقِ الاَرْضِ وَمَغارِبِها

بَرِّها وَبَحْرِها،

وَامْلاَْ بِهِ الاَرْضَ عَدْلاً وَاَظْهِرْ بِهِ دينَ نَبِيِّكَ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ،

وَاجْعَلْنِي اللّهُمَّ مِنْ اَنْصارِهِ وَاَعْوانِهِ

وَاَتْباعِهِ وَشيعَتِهِ،

وَاَرِني في آلِ مُحَمَّد عَلَيْهِمُ السَّلامُ ما يَأمُلُونَ

وَفي عَدُوِّهِمْ ما يَحْذَرُونَ،

اِلـهَ الْحَقِّ آمينَ،

يا ذَا الْجَلالِ وَالاِكْرامِ

يا اَرْحَمَ الرّاحِمينَ.

salamun 'ala ali yasin
assalamu 'alayka ya da'iyal-lahi wa rabbaniyya ayatihi
assalamu 'alayka ya babal-lahi wa dayyana dinihi
assalamu 'alayka ya khaliifatal-lahi wa nasira haqqihi
assalamu 'alayka ya hujjatal-lahi wa dalila iradatihi
assalamu 'alayka ya taliya kitabil-lai wa tarjumanihu
assalamu 'alayka fi ana`i laylika wa atrafi naharika
assalamu 'alayka ya baqiyyatal-lahi fi ardihi
assalamu 'alayka ya mithaqal-lahil-ladhi akhadhahu wa wakkadahu
assalamu 'alayka ya wa'dal-lahil-ladhi daminahu
assalamu 'alayka ayyuhal-'alamul-mansubu wal-'ilmul-masbubu
wal-ghawthu war-rahmatul-wasi'atu
wa'dan ghayra makdhubin
assalamu 'alayka hina taqumu
assalamu 'alayka hina taq'udu
assalamu 'alayka hina taqra`u wa tubayyinu
assalamu 'alayka hina tus'alli wa taqnutu
assalamu 'alayka hina tarka'u wa tasjudu
assalamu 'alayka hina tuhallilu wa tukabbiru
assalamu 'alayka hina tahmidu wa tastaghfiru
assalamu 'alayka hina tus'bihu wa tumsi
assalamu 'alayka fil-layli idha yaghsha wan-nahari idha tajalla
assalamu 'alayka ayyuhal-imamul-ma`munu
assalamu 'alayka ayyuhal-muqaddamul-ma`mulu
assalamu 'alayka bi-jawami'is-salami
ushhiduka ya mawlaya anni ashhadu an la`ilaha illal-lahu
wahdahu la sharika lahu
wa anna muhammadan 'abduhu wa rasuluhu
la habiba illa huwa wa ahluhu
wa ushhiduka ya mawlaya anna 'aliyyan amiral-mu`minina hujjatuhu
wal-hasana hujjatuhu
wal-husayna hujjatuhu
wa 'aliyyabnal-husayni hujjatuhu
wa muhammadabna 'aliyyin hujjatuhu
wa ja'farabna muhammadin hujjatuhu
wa musabna ja'farin hujjatuhu
wa 'aliyyabna musa hujjatuhu
wa muhammadabna 'aliyyin hujjatuhu
wa 'aliyyabna muhammadin hujjatuhu
wal-hasanabna 'aliyyin hujjatuhu
wa ashhadu annaka hujjatul-lahi
antumul-awwalu wal-akhiru
wa anna raj'atakum haqqun la rayba fiha
yawma la yanfa'u nafsan imanuha lam takun amanat min qablu aw kasabat fi imaniha khayran
wa annal-mawta haqqun
wa anna nakiran wa nakiran haqqun
wa ashhadu annan-nashra haqqun
wal-ba'tha haqqun
wa annas-sirata haqqun
wal-mirsada haqqun
wal-mizana haqqun
wal-hashra haqqun
wal-hisaba haqqun
wal-jannata wan-nara haqqun
wal-wa'da wal-wa'ida bihima haqqun
ya mawlaya shaqiya man khalafakum
wa sa'ida man ata'akum
fashhad 'ala ma ashhadtuka 'alayhi
wa ana waliyyun laka
bari`un min 'aduwwika
fal-haqqu ma raditumuhu
wal-batila ma askhattumuhu
wal-ma'rufa ma amartum bihi
wal-munkara ma nahaytum 'anhu
fanafsi mu`minatun billahi wahdahu la sharika lahu
wabirasulihi wabi`amiril-mu`minina wabikum ya mawlaya awwalikum wa akhirikum
wanusrati lakum mu'addah
wamawaddati khalisatun lakum
amina amina
allahumma inni asaluka an tus'alliya 'ala muhammadin
nabiyyi rahmatika wakalimati nurika
wa`an tamla`a qalbi nural-yaqini
wasadri nural-iman
wafikri nuran-niyyati
wa'azmi nural-'ilmi
waquwwati nural-'amali
walisani nuras-sidqi
wa dini nural-basa`iri min 'indika
wabasari nuradhdiya'i
wasam'i nural-hikmati
wamawaddati nural-muwalati limuhammadin wa`alihi 'alayhimus-salamu
hatta alqaka waqad wafaytu bi'ahdika wa mithaqika
fatughashshiyani rahmataka
ya waliyyu ya hamidu
allahumma salli 'ala muhammadin hujjatika fi ardika
wakhalifatika fi biladika
wadda'i ila sabilika
wal-qa`imi biqistika
wath-tha`iri bi-amrika
waliyyil-mu`minina
wabawaril-kafirina
wamujalli¨-¨ulmati
wamuniril-haqqi
wan-natiqi bil-hikmati was-sidqi
wakalimatikat-ta(a) mmati fi ardika
al-murtaqibil-kha`ifi
wal-waliyyin-nasihi
safinatin-najati
wa'alamil-huda
wanuri absaril-wara
wa khayri man taqammasa wartada
wa mujallil-'ama
alladhi yamla`ul-arda 'adlan wa qistan
kama muli`at ¨ulman wa jawran
innaka 'ala kulli shay`in qadirun
allahumma salli 'ala waliyyika wabni waliyyika
alladhina faradta ta'atahum
wa`awjabta haqqahum
wa`adhhabta 'anhumur-rijsa
watahhartahum tathiran
allahumma insurhu wantasir bihi lidinika
wansur bihi awliya`aka wa awliya`ahu
washi'atahu wa`ansarahu
waj'alna minhum
allahumma a'idhhu min sharri kulli baghin wataghin
wa min sharri jami'i khalqika
wahfa¨hu min bayni yadayhi wa min khalfihi
wa'an yaminihi wa'an shimalihi
wahrus-hu wamna'hu min an yusala ilayhi bisu`in
wahfa¨ fihi rasulaka wa`ala rasulika
wa-a¨hir bihil-'adla
wa-ayyidu bin-nasri
wansur nasirihi
wakhdhul khadhilihi
waqsim qasimihi
waqsim bihi jababiratil-kufri
waqtul bihil-kuffara wal-munafiqina wa jami'al-mulhidina
haythu kanu fi mashariqil-ardi wamagharibiha
barriha wabahriha
wam'la bihil-arda 'adlan
wa a¨hir bihi dina nabiyyika sallal-lahu 'alayhi wa`alihi
waj'alnil-lahumma min ansarihi wa`a'wanihi
wa`atba'ihi washi'atihi
wa`arini fi ali muhammadin 'alayhimus-salamu ma ya`maluna
wafi 'aduwwihim ma yahdharuna
ilahal-haqqi amina
ya dhal-jalali wal-ikrami
ya arhamar-rahimina

Peace be on the family of Yaseen
Peace be upon you; the caller to Allah and the interpreter of His Verses
Peace be upon you; the door to Allah and the applier of His religion
Peace be upon you; the viceroy of Allah and the backer of His right
Peace be upon you; the Claim of Allah and the sign of His volition
Peace be upon you; the reciter and the interpreter of the Book of Allah
Peace be upon you at the hours of the night and the two ends of the night
Peace be upon you-the herald of Allah on His lands
Peace be upon you-the covenant of Allah that He has made and confirmed
Peace be upon you-the Promise of Allah that He has assured
Peace be upon you-the sign raised and the knowledge poured
And the aid and the expansive mercy
This is verily a promise that shall never be belied
Peace be upon you whenever you stand (or undertake the mission)
Peace be upon you whenever you sit
Peace be upon you whenever you recite and elucidate
Peace be upon you whenever you offer prayer and supplicate
Peace be upon you whenever you genuflect and prostrate (yourself for Allah)
Peace be upon you whenever you glorify (say: Laa ilaaha illal-laah) and adore (say: Allaahu-Akbar)
Peace be upon you whenever you praise and seek Allah's forgiveness (or say: Astaghfirullaah)
Peace be upon you whenever you begin and end your day
Peace be upon you in the night when it draws a veil and the day when it shines in brightness
Peace be upon you-the secured Imam (leader)
Peace be upon you-the favored and the anticipated
Peace be upon you to the ultimate meaning of 'peace'
I solicit you, my master, to testify for me that I bear witness that there is no god but Allah
Alone without having any associate
And that Muhammad is his servant and messenger
there is no one more beloved by Allah than his household and he are
And I solicit you, my master, to testify for me that I bear witness that Ali, the Commander of the Believers, is His claim
And al-Hasan is His claim
And al-Husayn is His claim
And Ali ibn al-Husayn is His claim
And Muhammad ibn Ali is His claim
And Ja'far ibn Muhammad is His claim
And Musa ibn Ja'far is His claim
And Ali ibn Musa is His claim
And Muhammad ibn Ali is His claim
And Ali ibn Muhammad is His claim
And al-Hasan ibn Ali is His claim
And I bear witness that you are verily the claim of Allah
-You (all) are the first and the last-
And that your (promised) Return is undoubtedly true
"On the day when one of the portents from thy Lord cometh, its belief availeth naught a soul which theretofore believed not, nor in its belief earned good (by works)"
And that death is true
And that Nakir and Nakeer are true
And I bear witness that the Raising for the death is true
And that the Resurrection is true
And that the Path (Sirat) is true
And that the Watchtower (Mirsad) is true
And the Balance (Meezan) is true
And the Gathering is true
And the Reckoning is true
And Paradise and Hell are true
And the promise of Paradise and the threat with Hell are true
My master! He who opposes you has certainly been wretched
And he who obeys you has certainly been happy
So, testify for that which I have besought you to testify
And I am verily an ally of you
Denouncing your enemy
What is right is only that which you accept
And what is wrong is only that which you disallow
And what is good is only that which you enjoin
And what is evil is only that which you forbid
My soul is believing in Allah; alone without any other associate
And also in His Messenger and in the Commander of the Believers and in you all-from the beginning to the end
I have prepared myself to back you
And my love for you is sincere
Amen, Amen
O Allah! I implore to You to send blessings upon Muhammad
The Prophet of Your mercy and the Word of Your Light
And to fill in my heart with the illumination of certitude
And in my chest with the illumination of faith
And in my intellect with the illumination of well-intention
And in my determination with the illumination of knowledge
And in my strength with the illumination of work
And in my tongue with the illumination of honesty
And in my religion with the illumination of clear evidence from You
And in my sight with the illumination of brightness
And in my hearing with the illumination of wisdom
And in my love with the illumination of the sincere loyalty to Muhammad and his Household-peace be upon them
So that I, when I will meet you, will have been fulfilling the pledge and covenant that I made with You
And then Your mercy will encompass me
You are verily the Protector and the Worthy of all praise You are verily the Protector and the Worthy of all praise
O Allah! bless Muhammad (al-Mahdee); Your claim on Your land
And Your viceroy in Your countries
And the caller to Your course
And the practiser of Your justice
And the revolter by Your command
The guardian of the believers
And the ruiner of the unbelievers
And the remover of the murk
And the illuminator of the Truth
And the speaker with wisdom and honesty
And Your perfect Word on Your lands
The vigilant and the fearful
And the well-wisher saint
The ark of salvation
And the sign of guidance
And the light of the peoples' sights
And the best of those who have clothes on their bodies
And the unveiler of blindness
Who will fill in the lands with justice and equity
In the same way as they would be filled up with wrong and unfairness
You verily have power over all things
O Allah! bless Your saint and the son of Your saints
The obedience to whom You have made incumbent (upon us)
And the (observance of the) right of whom You have made obligatory
And from whom You have taken filth away
And whom You have purified with thorough purifying
O Allah! give him victory and make him the supporter of Your religion
And through him, give victory to Your and his adherents
And followers and backers
And include us with them
O Allah! protect him against the evil of every transgressor and tyrant
And against the evils of all of Your creatures
And guard him from any evil that may come in his presence and from his back
And from his right and from his left
And watch him and defend him against anything that may cause evil to him
And save through him Your Messenger and the family of Your Messenger
And manifest justice through him
And aid him with victory
And help his backers
And deter his enemies
And terminate those who intend to eradicate him
And through him terminate the tyrannical atheists
And through him kill the disbelievers, the hypocrites and all the atheists
Wherever they are; in the east or the west of the earth
On the lands or in the oceans
And through him fill in the earth with justice
And manifest through him the religion of Your Prophet-peace be upon him and his family
And make me within his supporters and helpers
And his followers and his adherents
And allow me to see the hopes of the family of Muhammad-peace be upon them-be fulfilled
And the hazards following their enemies
You are the Lord of Truth; Amen
You are the Lord of Glory and Honor
You are the most merciful of those who show mercy.5

His Eminence, the awaited Imam (a.s.) has instructed his followers to address and perform his Ziyarat by these visitations and supplication and supplicate him, and they should beseech Allah (SwT) for his help and early reappearance so that he may establish truth and destroy falsehood and exalt the word of Allah (SwT) on the earth.

Supplication of the Imam of the Time (a.s.) for Early Reappearance

Among the supplications of His Eminence (a.s.), the following is the most important.

اَللّـهُمَّ رَبَّ النُّورِ الْعَظيمِ

وَ رَبَّ الْكُرْسِيِّ الرَّفيعِ

وَ رَبَّ الْبَحْرِ الْمَسْجُورِ

وَ مُنْزِلَ التَّوْراةِ وَ الاْنْجيلِ وَ الزَّبُور

وَ رَبَّ الظِّلِّ وَ الْحَرُورِ

وَ مُنْزِلَ الْقُرْآنِ الْعَظيمِ

وَ رَبَّ الْمَلائِكَةِ الْمُقَرَّبينَ

وَ الاْنْبِياءِ وَ الْمُرْسَلينَ

اَللّـهُمَّ اِنّي اَسْاَلُكَ بِاِسْمِكَ الْكَريمِ

وَ بِنُورِ وَ جْهِكَ الْمُنيرِ

وَ مُلْكِكَ الْقَديمِ

يا حَيُّ يا قَيُّومُ

اَسْاَلُكَ بِاسْمِكَ الَّذي اَشْرَقَتْ بِهِ السَّماواتُ وَ الاْرَضُونَ

وَ بِاسْمِكَ الَّذي يَصْلَحُ بِهِ الاْوَّلُونَ وَ الاْخِرُونَ

يا حَيّاً قَبْلَ كُلِّ حَيٍّ

وَ يا حَيّاً بَعْدَ كُلِّ حَيٍّ

وَ يا حَيّاً حينَ لا حَيَّ

يا مُحْيِيَ الْمَوْتى وَ مُميتَ الاْحْياءِ

يا حَيُّ لا اِلـهَ اِلّا اَنْتَ

اَللّـهُمَّ بَلِّغْ مَوْلانَا الاْمامَ الْهادِيَ الْمَهْدِيَّ الْقائِمَ بِاَمْرِكَ

صَلَواتُ اللهِ عَلَيْهِ و عَلى آبائِهِ الطّاهِرينَ

عَنْ جَميعِ الْمُؤْمِنينَ وَ الْمُؤْمِناتِ في مَشارِقِ الاْرْضِ وَ مَغارِبِها

سَهْلِها وَ جَبَلِها وَ بَرِّها وَ بَحْرِها

وَ عَنّي وَ عَنْ والِدَيَّ مِنَ الصَّلَواتِ زِنَةَ عَرْشِ اللهِ

وَ مِدادَ كَلِماتِهِ وَ ما اَحْصاهُ عِلْمُهُ وَ اَحاطَ بِهِ كِتابُهُ

اَللّـهُمَّ اِنّي اُجَدِّدُ لَهُ في صَبيحَةِ يَوْمي هذا

وَ ما عِشْتُ مِنْ اَيّامي عَهْداً وَ عَقْداً وَ بَيْعَةً لَهُ في عُنُقي

لا اَحُولُ عَنْها وَ لا اَزُولُ اَبَداً

اَللّـهُمَّ اجْعَلْني مِنْ اَنْصارِهِ وَ اَعْوانِهِ وَ الذّابّينَ عَنْهُ

وَ الْمُسارِعينَ اِلَيْهِ في قَضاءِ حَوائِجِهِ وَ الْمُمْتَثِلينَ لاِوامِرِهِ

وَ الْمحامينَ عَنْهُ وَ السّابِقينَ اِلى اِرادَتِهِ وَ الْمُسْتَشْهَدينَ بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ

اَللّـهُمَّ اِنْ حالَ بَيْني وَ بَيْنَهُ الْمَوْتُ الَّذي جَعَلْتَهُ عَلى عِبادِكَ حَتْماً مَقْضِيّاً

فَاَخْرِجْني مِنْ قَبْري مُؤْتَزِراً كَفَنى شاهِراً سَيْفي

مُجَرِّداً قَناتي مُلَبِّياً دَعْوَةَ الدّاعي فِي الْحاضِرِ وَ الْبادي

اَللّـهُمَّ اَرِنيِ الطَّلْعَةَ الرَّشيدَةَ وَ الْغُرَّةَ الْحَميدَةَ

وَ اكْحُلْ ناظِري بِنَظْرَة منِّي اِلَيْهِ

وَ عَجِّلْ فَرَجَهُ وَ سَهِّلْ مَخْرَجَهُ وَ اَوْسِعْ مَنْهَجَهُ

وَ اسْلُكْ بي مَحَجَّتَهُ وَ اَنْفِذْ اَمْرَهُ وَ اشْدُدْ اَزْرَهُ

وَ اعْمُرِ اللّـهُمَّ بِهِ بِلادَكَ وَ اَحْيِ بِهِ عِبادَكَ

فَاِنَّكَ قُلْتَ وَ قَوْلُكَ الْحَقُّ

{ ظَهَرَ الْفَسادُ فِي الْبَرِّ وَ الْبَحْرِ بِما كَسَبَتْ اَيْدِي النّاسِ }

فَاَظْهِرِ الّلهُمَّ لَنا وَ لِيَّكَ وَ ابْنَ بِنْتِ نَبِيِّكَ الْمُسَمّى بِاسْمِ رَسُولِكَ

حَتّى لا يَظْفَرَ بِشَيْء مِنَ الْباطِلِ اِلّا مَزَّقَهُ وَ يُحِقَّ الْحَقَّ وَ يُحَقِّقَهُ

وَ اجْعَلْهُ اَللّـهُمَّ مَفْزَعاً لِمَظْلُومِ عِبادِكَ

وَ ناصِراً لِمَنْ لا يَجِدُ لَهُ ناصِراً غَيْرَكَ

وَ مُجَدِّداً لِما عُطِّلَ مِنْ اَحْكامِ كِتابِكَ

وَ مُشَيِّداً لِما وَرَدَ مِنْ اَعْلامِ دينِكَ وَ سُنَنِ نَبِيِّكَ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهِ

وَ اجْعَلْهُ اَللّـهُمَّ مِمَّنْ حَصَّنْتَهُ مِن بَأسِ الْمُعْتَدينَ

اَللّـهُمَّ وَ سُرَّ نَبِيَّكَ مُحَمَّداً صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهِ بِرُؤْيَتِهِ وَ مَنْ تَبِعَهُ عَلى دَعْوَتِهِ

وَ ارْحَمِ اسْتِكانَتَنا بَعْدَهُ

اَللّـهُمَّ اكْشِفْ هذِهِ الْغُمَّةَ عَنْ هذِهِ الاْمَّةِ بِحُضُورِهِ

وَ عَجِّلْ لَنا ظُهُورَهُ

اِنَّهُمْ يَرَوْنَهُ بَعيداً وَ نَراهُ قَريباً

بِرَحْمَتِـكَ يـا اَرْحَمَ الرّاحِمينَ

العجل العجل العجل يا مولاي يا صاحب الزمان

allahumma rabban-nuril-`a¨im(i)
warabbal-kursiyyir-rafi'(i)
warabbal-bahril-masjur(i)
wamunzilat-tawrati wal-injili waz-zabur(i)
wabba¨-¨illi wal-harur(i)
wamunzilal-qur`anil-`a¨im(i)
warabbal-mala-ikatil-muqarrabina
wal-anbiya`i wal-mursalin(a)
allahumma inni as-aluka bismikal-karimi
wabinuri wajhikal-muniri
wamulkikal-qadim(i)
ya hayyu ya qayyum(u)
as-aluka bismikal-ladhi ashraqat bihis-samawatu wal-aradun(a)
wabismikal-ladhi yasluhu bihil-awwaluna wal-akhirun(a)
ya hayyan qabla kulli hayy(in)
waya hayyan ba'da kulli hayy(in)
waya hayyan hina la hayy(u)
ya muhyiyal-mawta wamumital-ahya`i
ya hayyu la ilaha illa ant(a)
allahumma balligh mawlanal-imamal-hadiyal-mahdiyya al-qa-ima bi-amrik(a)
sahliha wajabaliha wabarriha wabahriha
`an jami'il-mu'minina wal-mu`minati fi mashariqil-ardi wamagharibiha
salawatul-llahi `alayhi wa'ala aba-ihit-tahirina
wa'anni wa'an walidayya minas-salawati zinata `arshil-lah(i)
wamidada kalimatihi wama ahsahu `ilmuhu wa-ahata bihi kitabuh(u)
allahumma inni ujaddidu lahu fi sabihati yawmi hadha
wama `ishtu min ayyami `ahdan wa'aqdan wabay-`atan lahu fi `unuqi
la ahulu `anhu wala azulu abada(n)
allahummaj-`alni min ansarihi wa-a'wanih(i)wadh-dhabbina `anh(u)
wal-musari'ina ilayhi fi qada-i hawa`ijihi wal-mumtathilina li-awamirih(i)
wal-muhamina `anhu was-sabiqina ila iradatihi wal-mustash-hadina bayna yadayh(i)
allahumma in hala bayni wabaynahul-mawtul-ladhi ja'altahu `ala `ibadika hatman maqdiyya(n)
fa-akhrijni min qabri mu`taziran kafani sharihan sayfi
mujarridan qanati mulabbiyan da'watad-da'i fil-hadiri wal-badi
allahumma arinit-tal-`atar-rashidata wal-ghurratal-hamida(ta)
wak-hil na¨iri bina¨ratin minni ilayh(i)
wa'ajjil farajahu wa sahhil makhrajahu wa-awsi' manhajah(u)
wasluk bi muhajjatahu wa-anfidh amrahu washdud azrah(u)
wa'muril-lahumma bihi biladaka wa-ahyi bihi `ibadak(a)
fa-innaka qulta waqawlukal-haqq(u)
zaharal-fasadu fil-barri wal-bahri bima kasabat aydin-mas(i)
fa-a¨-hiril-lahumma lana waliyyaka wabna binti nabiyyika al-musamma bismi rasulika sallal-lahu `alayhi wa-alih(i)
hatta la ya¨fara bishay-in minal-batili illa mazzaqahu wayahiqqal-haqqa wayuhaqqiqah(u)
waj'alhul-lahumma mafza'an lima¨lumi `ibadik(a)
wanasiran liman la yajidu lahu nasiran ghayrak(a)
wamujaddidan lima `uttila min ahkami kitabik(a)
mushayyidan lima warada min a'lami dinika wasunani nabiyyika sallal-lahu `alayhi wa-alih(i)
waj'alhul-lahumma mimman hassantahu min ba`sil-mu'tadin(a)
allahumma wasurra nabiyyaka muhammadan sallal-lahum `alayhi wa-alihi waman tabi'ahu `ala da'watih(i)
warhamis-tikanatana ba'dah(u)
allahummak-shif hadhihil-ghummatan `an hadhihil-ummati bihudurih(i)
wa'ajjil lana ¨uhurah(u)
innahum yarawnahu ba'idan wanarahu qariba(n)
birahmatika ya arhamar-rahimin(a)
al-`ajala al-`ajala ya mawlaya ya sahibaz-zaman

O Allah-the Lord of Great Light,
And the Lord of the Elevated Throne,
And the Lord of the swollen ocean
And the Revealer of the Torah and the Gospel and the Psalms
And the Lord of shade and the heat,
And the Revealer of the Great Qur'an
And the Lord of the Favorite Angels,
And the Prophets and the Messengers:
I beseech You by Your Noble Name
And by the Light of Your Luminous Face
And by Your Eternal Kingdom
O the Ever-living; O the Self-Subsistent;
I beseech You by Your Name with which the heavens and the earth have lit up
And by Your Name with which the past and the coming generations have become upright;
O He Who was Alive before everything alive
O He Who shall be Alive after everything alive
O He Who has been always Alive even when there was nothing else alive;
O He Who revives the dead ones and causes the alive ones to die
O the Ever-living; there is no god save You.
O Allah: convey to our master, Imam al-Mahdi, the guide who is to undertake Your orders,
May Allah's blessings be upon him and upon his immaculate fathers,
On behalf of all the believing men and women in the east and west of the earth,
And in plains, mountains, lands, and seas,
And on behalf of my parents-coney to him our prayers of Your sending blessings upon him that are as weighty as Allah's Throne,
And as much as the ink of His Words and as many as that which is counted by His knowledge and is encompassed by His Book.
O Allah: I renew to him in the beginning of this day
And throughout the days of lifetime a pledge, a covenant, and allegiance to which I commit myself
And from which I never convert nor change.
O Allah: (please do) make me of his supporters and sponsors and defenders
And of those who hurry in carrying our his instructions and complying with his orders
And upholding him and preceding the others to implementing his will and to being martyred before him.
O Allah: if death that You have made inevitably and certainly incumbent upon Your servants stands between me and him,
Then (please do) take me out of my grave using my coffin as my dress and unsheathing my sword
And holding my lance in my hand and responding to the call of the Caller who shall announce it in urban areas and deserts.
O Allah: (please do) show me his magnificent mien and his praiseworthy face,
And delight my eyes by letting me have a look at him,
And expedite his advent and make his reappearance easy and clear a spacious space for him,
And guide me to follow his course, and give success to his issues and confirm his strength.
And, O Allah, construct Your lands through him and refresh Your servants through him,
For You have said-and true are Your words-
"Corruption has appeared in the land and the sea on account of what the hands of men have wrought."
So, O Allah: (please) show us Your intimate servant, the son of Your Prophet, and the namesake of Your Messenger-peace be upon him and his Household-
So that he shall tear up any wrong item that he will face and shall confirm and approve the right.
O Allah: (please) make his the shelter to whom Your wronged servants shall resort
And the supporter of those who cannot find any supporter save You,
And the reviver of the laws of Your Book that have been suspended,
And the constructor of all signs of Your religion and the instructions of Your Messenger-peace be upon him and his Household- that he will see.
O Allah: (please) include him with those whom You protect from the domination of the aggressive ones.
O Allah: (please) delight Your Prophet Muhammad-peace be upon him and his Household-as well as all those who followed him in his promulgation by making (us) see him,
And (please) have mercy upon our humiliation after him.
O Allah: (please) relieve this community from the (current) grief through presenting him,
And expedite his advent for us:
"Surely, they think it to be far off, and We see it nigh."
On account of Your mercy; O the most Merciful of all those who show mercy.
(We pray for Your) earlier advent, earlier advent; O the Patron of the Age.6

This supplication, also called Dua al-Ahad, is full of extolling and praise of the Almighty Lord and mentions His most exalted qualities and is replete with the refuge-taking of the Imam (a.s.). It is dissociation from everyone and everything except Allah (SwT), as everything is in His power alone.

Supplication of the Imam of the Time (a.s.) for his Shias

His Eminence, Mahdi (a.s.) supplicates in favor of his Shias that they may obtain release from needfulness and deprivation. The supplication is as follows.

يا نور النور

يا مدبر الأمور

يا باعث من في القبور

صل ِ على محمد وآل محمد

واجعل لي ولشيعتي من الضيق مخرجا

ومن الهم مخرجا

وأوسع لنا المنهج ‘وأطلق لنا ما عندك ما يفرج

وافعل بنا ما أنت أهله

يا كريم يا أرحم الراحمين

ya nura alnnuri
ya mudabbira al-umuri
ya ba`itha man fy alquburi
salli `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
waj`al ly wa lishi`aty mina alddiqi farajan
wa mina alhammi makhrajan
wa awsi` lana almanhaja
wa atliq lana min `indika ma yufarriju
waf`al bina ma anta ahluhu
ya karimu ya arhama alrrahimina

O light of the light!
O destiner of the affairs!
O Raiser of those who are in graves!
Bless Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad
And give me and my followers (Shias) relief from difficulties
and give us release from griefs
and widen the course for us
and issue for us that which relieves us from You
and do to us that which befits You
O All-generous; O the most Merciful of all those who show mercy.7

Supplication of the Imam of the Time (a.s.) for the Prophet of Islam (S) and the Imams of Guidance (a.s.)

His Eminence, Mahdi (a.s.) has requested some of his Shias to recite the following supplication for the Holy Prophet (S) and Imams of guidance (a.s.).

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحيمِ

اَللّـهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلى مُحَمَّد سَيِّدِ الُمُرْسَلينَ

وَخاتَمِ النَّبِيّينَ

وَحُجَّهِ رَبِّ الْعالَمينَ

الْمُنْتَجَبِ في الْميثاقِ

الْمُصْطَفى فيِ الظِّلالِ

الْمُطَهَّرِ مِنْ كُلِّ آفَة

الْبَريءِ مِنْ كُلِّ عَيْب

الْمُؤَمَّلِ لِلنَّجاةِ

الْمُرْتَجى لِلشَّفاعَةِ

الْمُفَوَّضِ اِلَيْهِ دينُ اللهِ،

اَللّـهُمَّ شَرِّفْ بُنْيانَهُ

وَعَظِّمْ بُرْهانَهُ

وَأَفْلِحْ حُجَّتَهُ

وَارْفَعْ دَرَجَتَهُ

وَاَضِئْ نُورَهُ

وَبَيِّضْ وَجْهَهُ

وَاَعْطِهِ الْفَضْلَ وَالْفَضيلَةَ

وَالْمَنْزِلَةَ وَالْوَسيلَةَ

وَالَّدرَجَةَ الرَّفيعَةَ

وَابْعَثْهُ مَقاماً مَحْمُوداً

يَغْبِطُهُ بِهِ الأوَّلُونَ وَالآخِرُونَ،

وَصَلِّ عَلى اَميْرِ الْمُؤْمِنينَ َ

وارِثِ الْمُرْسَلينَ

وَقائِدِ الْغُرِّ الُمحَجَّلينَ

وَسَيِّدِ الْوَصِيّينَ

وَحُجَّةِ رَبِّ الْعالَمينَ،

وَصَلِّ عَلَى الْحَسَنِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ

اِمامِ الْمُؤْمِنينَ

وَوارِثِ الْمُرْسَلينَ

وَحُجَّةِ رَبِّ الْعالَمينَ،

وَصَلِّ عَلَى الْحُسَيْنِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ

اِمامِ الْمُؤْمِنينَ

وَوارِثِ الْمُرْسَلينَ

وَحُجَّةِ رَبِّ الْعالَمينَ،

وَصَلِّ عَلى عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحُسَيْنِ

اِمامِ الْمُؤْمِنينَ

وَوارِثِ الْمُرْسَلينَ

وَحُجَّةِ رَبِّ الْعالَمينَ،

وَصَلِّ عَلى مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ

اِمامِ الْمُؤْمِنينَ

وَوارِثِ الْمُرْسَلينَ

وَحُجَّةِ رَبِّ الْعالَمينَ،

وَصَلِّ عَلى جَعْفَرِ بْنِ مُحَمَّد

اِمامِ الْمُؤْمِنينَ

وَوارِثِ الْمُرْسَلينَ

وَحُجَّةِ رَبِّ الْعالَمينَ،

وَصَلِّ عَلى مُوسَى بْنِ جَعْفَر

اِمامِ الْمُؤْمِنينَ

وَوارِثِ الْمُرْسَلينَ

وَحُجَّةِ رَبِّ الْعالَمينَ،

وَصَلِّ عَلى عَلِيِّ ابْنِ مُوسى

اِمامِ الْمُؤْمِنينَ

وَوارِثِ الْمُرْسَلينَ

وَحُجَّةِ رَبِّ الْعالَمينَ،

وَصَلِّ عَلى مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ

اِمامِ الْمُؤْمِنينَ

وَوارِثِ الْمُرْسَلينَ

وَحُجَّةِ رَبِّ الْعالَمينَ،

وَصَلِّ عَلى عَلِيِّ بْنِ مُحَمَّد

اِمامِ الْمُؤْمِنينَ

وَوارِثِ الْمُرْسَلينَ

وَحُجَّةِ رَبِّ الْعالَمينَ،

وَصَلِّ عَلَى الْحَسَنِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ

اِمامِ الْمُؤْمِنينَ

وَوارِثِ الْمُرْسَلينَ

وَحُجَّةِ رَبِّ الْعالَمينَ،

وَصَلِّ عَلَى الْخَلَفِ الْهادِي الْمَهْدِيِّ

اِمامِ الْمُؤْمِنينَ

وَوارِثِ الْمُرْسَلينَ

وَحُجَّةِ رَبِّ الْعالَمينَ،

اَللّـهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلى مُحَمَّد واَهْلِ بَيْتِهِ

الأئِمَّةِ الْهادينَ

الْعُلَماء الصّادِقينَ

الأبْرارِ المُتَّقينَ

دَعائِمِ دينك

وَاَرْكانِ تَوْحيدِكَ

وَتَراجِمَةِ وَحْيِكَ

وَحُجَجِكَ عَلى خَلْقِكَ

وَخُلَفائِكَ فى اَرْضِكَ الَّذينَ اخْتَرْتَهُمْ لِنَفْسِكَ

وَاصْطَفَيْتَهُمْ عَلى عِبادِكَ

وَارْتَضَيْتَهُمْ لِدينِكَ

وَخَصَصْتَهُمْ بِمَعْرِفَتِكَ

وَجَلَّلْتَهُمْ بِكَرامَتِكَ

وَغَشَّيْتَهُمْ بِرَحْمَتِكَ

وَرَبَّيْتَهُمْ بِنِعْمَتِكَ

وَغَذَّيْتَهُمْ بِحِكْمَتِكَ

وَاَلْبَسْتَهُمْ نُورَكَ

وَرَفَعْتَهُمْ في مَلَكُوتِكَ

وَحَفَفْتَهُمْ بِمَلائِكَتِكَ

وَشَرَّفْتَهُمْ بِنَبِيِّكَ صَلَواتُكَ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ،

اَللّـهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلى مُحَمَّد وَعَلَيْهِمْ

صلاةً زاكِيَةً نامِيَةً

كَثيرَةً دائِمَةً طَيِّبَةً

لا يُحيطُ بِها إلاّ اَنْتَ

وَلا يَسَعُها إلاّ عِلْمُكَ

وَلا يُحْصيها اَحَدٌ غَيْرُكَ،

اَللّـهُمَّ وَصَلِّ عَلى وَلِيِّكَ

الْمحْيي سُنَّتَكَ

الْقائِمِ بِاَمْرِكَ

الدّاعى اِلَيْكَ

الدَّليلِ عَلَيْكَ،

حُجَّتِكَ عَلى خَلْقِكَ

وَخَليفَتِكَ في اَرْضِكَ

وَشاهِدِكَ عَلى عِبادِكَ،

اَللّـهُمَّ اَعِزَّ نَصْرَهُ

وَمُدَّ فى عُمْرِهِ

وَزَيِّنِ الأرْضَ بِطُولِ بَقائِهِ،

اَللّـهُمَّ اكْفِهِ بَغْيَ الْحاسِدينَ

وَاَعِذْهُ مِنْ شَرِّ الْكائِدينَ

وَازْجُرْ عَنْهُ اِرادَةَ الظّالِمينَ

وَخَلِّصْهُ مِنْ اَيْدِي الْجَبّارِينَ،

اَللّـهُمَّ اَعْطِهِ في نَفْسِهِ وَذُرِّيَّتِهِ

وَشيعَتِهِ وَرَعِيَّتِهِ

وَخاصَّتِهِ وَعامَّتِهِ

وَعَدُوِّهِ وَجَميعِ اَهْلِ الدُّنْيا

ما تُقِرُّ بِهِ عَيْنَهُ

وَتَسُرُّ بِهِ نَفْسَهُ

وَبَلِّغْهِ اَفْضَلَ ما اَمَّلَهُ فِي الدُّنْيا وَالاْخِرَةِ

اِنَّكَ عَلى كُلِّ شَيْء قَديرٌ،

اَللّـهُمَّ جَدِّدْْ بِهِ مَا اْمَتَحى مِنْ دينِكََ،

واَحْيِ بِهِ ما بُدِّلَ مِنْ كِتابِكَ

وَاَظْهِرْ بِهِ ما غُيِّرَ مِنْ حُكْمِكَ

حَتّى يَعُودَ دينُكَ بِهِ وَعَلى يَدَيْهِ غَضّاً جَديداً

خالِصاً مُخْلَصاً

لا شَكَّ فيهِ وَلا شُبْهَةَ مَعَهُ

وَلا باطِلَ عِنْدَهُ وَلا بِدْعَةَ لَدَيْهِ،

اَللّـهُمَّ نَوِّرْ بِنُورِهِ كُلَّ ظُلْمَةِ

وَهُدَّ بِرُكْنِهِ كُلَّ بِدْعَة

وَاهْدِمْ بِعِزِّهِ كُلَّ ضَلالَة

وَاقْصِمْ بِهِ كُلَّ جَبّار

وَاَخْمِدْ بِسَيْفِهِ كُلَّ نار

وَاَهْلِكْ بِعَدْلِهِ جَوْرَ كُلِّ جائِر

واجْرِ حُكْمَهُ عَلى كُلِّ حُكْم

وَاَذِلَّ بِسُلْطانِهِ كُلَّ سُلْطان،

اَللّـهُمَّ اَذِلَّ كُلَّ مَنْ ناواهُ

وأَهْلِكْ كُلَّ مَنْ عاداهُ

وَامْكُرْ بِمَنْ كادَهْ

وَاسْتَأصِلْ مَنْ جَحَدَهُ حَقَّهُ

وَاسْتَهانَ بِاَمْرِهِ

وَسَعى في اِطْفاءِ نُورِهِ

وَاَرادَ اِخْمادَ ذِكْرِهِ،

اَللّـهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلى مُحَمَّد الْمُصْطَفى

وَعَلِيٍّ الْمُرْتَضى

وَفاطِمَةَ الزَّهْراءِ

وَالْحَسَنِ الرِّضا

وَالْحُسَيْنِ الْمُصَفَّى

وَجَميعِ الأوْصِياءِ

مَصابيحِ الدُّجى

وَاَعْلامِ الْهُدى

وَمَنارِ التُّقى

وَالْعُرْوَةِ الْوُثْقى

وَالْحَبْلِ الْمَتينِ

وَالصِّراطِ الْمُسْتَقيمِ،

وَصَلِّ عَلى وَلِيِّكَ وَوُلاةِ عَهْدِكَ

وَالأئِمَّةِ مِنْ وُلْدِهِ

وَمُدَّ في اَعْمارِهِمْ

وَزِدْ في آجالِهِمْ

وَبَلِّغْهُمْ اَقْصى آمالِهِمْ

ديناً وَدُنْيا وَآخِرَةً

اِنَّكَ عَلى كُلِّ شَيء قَديرٌ

bismi allahi alrrahmani alrrahimi
allahumma salli `ala muhammad sayyidi alumursalina
wa khatami alnnabiyyina
wa hujjati rabbi al`alamina
almuntajabi fy almithaqi
almustafa fi al¨¨ilali
almutahhari min kulli afatin
albari'i min kulli `aybin
almu´ammali lilnnajati
almurtaja lilshshafa`ati
almufawwadi ilayhi dinu allahi
allahumma sharrif bunyanahu
wa `a¨¨im burhanahu
wa aflih hujjatah
warfa` darajatahu
wa adI' nurahu
wa bayyid wajhahu
wa a`tihi alfadla walfadilata
walmanzilata walwasilata
walddarajata alrrafi`ata
wab`athhu maqaman mahmudan
yaghbituhu bihi al-awwaluna wal-akhiruna
wa salli `ala amiri almu´minina
warithi almursalina
wa qa'idi alghurri alumhajjalina
wa sayyidi alwasiyyina
wa hujjati rabbi al`alamina
wa salli `ala alhasani bni `aliyyin
imami almu´minina
wa warithi almursalina
wa hujjati rabbi al`alamina
wa salli `ala alhusayni bni `aliyyin
imami almu´minina
wa warithi almursalina
wa hujjati rabbi al`alamina
wa salli `ala `aliyyi bni alhusayni
imami almu´minina
wa warithi almursalina
wa hujjati rabbi al`alamina
wa salli `ala muhammadi bni `aliyyin
imami almu´minina
wa warithi almursalina
wa hujjati rabbi al`alamina
wa salli `ala ja`fari bni muhammadin
imami almu´minina
wa warithi almursalina
wa hujjati rabbi al`alamina
wa salli `ala musa bni ja`far
imami almu´minina
wa warithi almursalina
wa hujjati rabbi al`alamina
wa salli `ala `aliyyi bni musi
imami almu´minina
wa warithi almursalina
wa hujjati rabbi al`alamina
wa salli `ala muhammadi bni `aliyyin
imami almu´minina
wa warithi almursalina
wa hujjati rabbi al`alamina
wa salli `ala `aliyyi bni muhammad
imami almu´minina
wa warithi almursalina
wa hujjati rabbi al`alamina
wa salli `ala alhasani bni `aliyyin
imami almu´minina
wa warithi almursalina
wa hujjati rabbi al`alamina
wa salli `ala alkhalafi alhadiy almahdiyyi
imami almu´minina
wa warithi almursalina
wa hujjati rabbi al`alamina
allahumma salli `ala muhammad wa ahli baytihi
al-a'immati alhadina
al`ulama'i alssadiqina
al-abrari almuttaqina
da`a'imi dinika
wa arkani tawhidika
wa tarajimati wahyika
wa hujajika `ala khalqika
wa khulafa'ika fi ardika
alladhina ikhtartahum linafsika
wa istafaytahum `ala `ibadika
wa irtadaytahum lidinika
wa khasastahum bima`rifatika
wa jallaltahum bikaramatika
wa ghashshaytahum birahmatika
wa rabbaytahum bini`matika
wa ghadhdhaytahum bihikmatika
wa albastahum nuraka
wa rafa`tahum fi malakutika
wa hafaftahum bimala'ikatika
wa sharraftahum binabiyyika salawatuka `alayhi wa alihi
allahumma salli `ala muhammad wa`alayhim
salatan zakiyatan namiyatan
kathiratan da'imatan tayyibatan
la yuhitu biha illa anta
wa la yasa`uha illa `ilmuka
wa la yuhsiha ahadun ghayruka
allahumma wa salli `ala waliyyika
alumhiy sunnataka
alqa'imi bi'amrika
aldda`i ilayka
alddalili `alayka
hujjatika `ala khalqika
wa khalifatika fy ardika
wa shahidika `ala `ibadika
allahumma a`izza nasrahu
wa mudda fi `umrihi
wa zayyini alarda bituli baqa'ihi
allahumma akfihi baghya alhasidina
wa a`idhhu min sharri alka'idina
wazjur `anhu iradata al¨¨alimina
wa khallishu min aydiy aljabbarina
allahumma a`tihi fy nafsihi wa dhurriyyatihi
wa shi`atihi wa ra`iyyatihi
wa khassatihi wa`ammatihi
wa`aduwwihi wa jami`i ahli alddunya
ma tuqirru bihi `aynahu
wa tasurru bihi nafsahu
wa ballighhu afdala ma ammalahu fy alddunya wal-akhirati
innaka `ala kulli shay' qadirun

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
O Allah send blessings on Muhammad, the Chief of the Messengers,
the seal of the Prophets
the decisive Argument of the Lord of the worlds
the elected since the Covenant
the chosen in the World of Shadows
the purified from all defects
the cleansed from all faults
the expected for redemption
the desired for intercession
to whom the religion of Allah is commended.
O Allah! (please do) bless his establishment
and fortify his proof
and make successful his claim
and elevate his rank
and increase his light
and whiten his face
and grant him virtue and merits
and high rank and (right of) mediation
and exalted position
and accord him the Praiseworthy Position
due to which all the past and the later generations will wish to have its like
and (please do) bless the Commander of the Believers,
the heir of the Messengers,
the leader of the white-forehead ones,
the chief of the Prophet's successors
and the decisive Argument of the Lord of the worlds (against His creatures)
and (please do) bless al-Hasan ibn `Ali
the leader of the believers
and the heir of the Messengers
and the decisive Argument of the Lord of the worlds
and (please do) bless al-Husayn ibn `Ali
the leader of the believers
and the heir of the Messengers
and the decisive Argument of the Lord of the worlds
and (please do) bless `Ali ibn al-Husayn
the leader of the believers
and the heir of the Messengers
and the decisive Argument of the Lord of the worlds
and (please do) bless Muhammad ibn `Ali
the leader of the believers
and the heir of the Messengers
and the decisive Argument of the Lord of the worlds
and (please do) bless Ja`far ibn Muhammad
the leader of the believers
and the heir of the Messengers
and the decisive Argument of the Lord of the worlds
and (please do) bless Musa ibn Ja`far
the leader of the believers
and the heir of the Messengers
and the decisive Argument of the Lord of the worlds
and (please do) bless `Ali ibn Musa
the leader of the believers
and the heir of the Messengers
and the decisive Argument of the Lord of the worlds
and (please do) bless Muhammad ibn `Ali
the leader of the believers
and the heir of the Messengers
and the decisive Argument of the Lord of the worlds
and (please do) bless `Ali ibn Muhammad
the leader of the believers
and the heir of the Messengers
and the decisive Argument of the Lord of the worlds
and (please do) bless al-Hasan ibn `Ali
the leader of the believers
and the heir of the Messengers
and the decisive Argument of the Lord of the worlds
and (please do) bless the Descendant (of Prophesy), the guide, and the truly guided
the leader of the believers
and the heir of the Messengers
and the decisive Argument of the Lord of the worlds
O Allah! (please do) send blessings upon Muhammad and his Household;
the Imams, the guides,
the knowledgeable, the truthful
the pious, the God-fearing
the pillars of Your religion,
the posts of Your Unity
the interpreters of Your revelation
Your arguments against Your creatures
Your vicegerents on Your lands
whom You chose for Yourself
and You selected among Your servants
and You pleased for Your religion
and You acquainted with Your religion exclusively
and You covered with Your Honoring
and You shaded with Your mercy
and You breed with Your bliss
and You fed on Your wisdom
and You dressed with Your Light
and You raised to Your Elevated Kingdom
and You encompassed with Your angels
and You honored with Your Prophet, Your blessings be upon him.
So, O Allah! Please bless Muhammad and bless them
with such pure and ever-increasing blessings
that are numerous, incessant, and wholesome
and that none can comprehend save You
and nothing can realize save Your knowledge
and none can count save You
O Allah! (please) bless Your Intimate Servant
Who shall revive the norms ordained by You
who shall undertake the mission on Your command
who shall call to You
who shall lead to You
who is Your decisive argument against Your creatures
and Your vicegerent on Your lands
and Your witness on Your servants.
O Allah! (please) fortify his victory,
and prolong his age,
and decorate the earth by prolonging his stay on it.
O Allah! (please) suffice him against the tyranny of the envious
and protect him against the evil of the conspirers
and defend him against the (ill) will of the oppressors
and save him from the hands of the despots.
O Allah! (please) grant him all that which he desires as regard himself, and his offspring
and his adherents and his subjects
and his near group and his common people
and his enemies and all the inhabitants of the world
(please) grant him that which delights him
and cheers up him
and (please) confer him with the best of his hope in this world as well as the Next World
verily, You have power over all things.
O Allah! (please) resuscitate through him the marks of Your religion that were eliminated
and revive through him all that of Your Books, which was distorted
and make clear through him Your ordains which were changed
so that Your religion shall return-through him and at his hands- fresh and new
and pure and clear
free from any doubt or any supriosity
or any wrong or any sedition.
O Allah: (please) light up all darknesses through his light
and demolish all seditious matters through his strength
and destroy all deviations through his might
and terminate all tyrants through him
and extinguish all fires through his sword
and annihilate the wrongdoings of the oppressors through his establishment of justice
and make all laws subject to his law
and humiliate all powers though his authority.
O Allah: (please) humiliate all those who may antagonize him
and obliterate all those who incur his hostility
and ambush all those who may plot against him
and eradicate all those who deny his rights
and those who belittle his authority
and those who attempt to extinguish his light
and those who attempt to outshine his reputation.
O Allah: (please) bless Muhammad, the Chosen Prophet
and `Ali, the well-pleased,
and Fatimah, the Luminous,
and al-Hasan, the pleased,
and al-Husayn, the elite
and all the Successors (of the Prophet),
the lanterns in murk,
the signs of true guidance,
the lights of piety,
the firmest handle,
the positive rope,
and the straight path.
and (please) bless Your Intimate Servant and Your Representatives
and the Imams from his descendants
and prolong their ages
and add to their lifetimes
and make them attain the utmost of their desires
in the religion, this world, and the Hereafter.
Verily, You have power over all things.8

This supplication has praised the Holy Prophet (S) and his successors, the Purified Imams (a.s.) and requested the Almighty for elevating their stations near Him. In the same way it is about the Qaim of the Progeny of Muhammad (S) who would establish signs of religion and enliven the faith of his great grandfather.

Supplication of the Imam of the Time (a.s.) for Release from Imprisonment

His Eminence, Mahdi (a.s.) has taught this supplication to some of his Shias who were spending their days in imprisonment.

اِلـهي عَظُمَ الْبَلاءُ

وَبَرِحَ الْخَفاءُ

وَانْكَشَفَ الْغِطاءُ

وَانْقَطَعَ الرَّجاءُ

وَضاقَتِ الاْرْضُ

وَمُنِعَتِ السَّماءُ

واَنْتَ الْمُسْتَعانُ

وَاِلَيْكَ الْمُشْتَكى

وَعَلَيْكَ الْمُعَوَّلُ فِي الشِّدَّةِ والرَّخاءِ ؛

اَللّـهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلى مُحَمَّد وَآلِ مُحَمَّد

اُولِي الاْمْرِ الَّذينَ فَرَضْتَ عَلَيْنا طاعَتَهُمْ

وَعَرَّفْتَنا بِذلِكَ مَنْزِلَتَهُم

فَفَرِّجْ عَنا بِحَقِّهِمْ فَرَجاً عاجِلاً قَريباً

كَلَمْحِ الْبَصَرِ اَوْ هُوَ اَقْرَبُ

يا مُحَمَّدُ يا عَلِيُّ

يا عَلِيُّ يا مُحَمَّدُ

اِكْفِياني فَاِنَّكُما كافِيانِ

وَانْصُراني فَاِنَّكُما ناصِرانِ

يا مَوْلانا يا صاحِبَ الزَّمانِ

الْغَوْثَ الْغَوْثَ الْغَوْثَ

اَدْرِكْني اَدْرِكْني اَدْرِكْني

السّاعَةَ السّاعَةَ السّاعَةَ

الْعَجَلَ الْعَجَلَ الْعَجَل

يا اَرْحَمَ الرّاحِمينَ

بِحَقِّ مُحَمَّد وَآلِهِ الطّاهِرينَ

allahumma `a¨uma albala'u
wa bariha alkhafa'u
wankashafa alghita'u
wanqata`a alrraja'u
wa daqat al-ardu
wa muni`at alssama'u
wa anta almusta`anu
wa ilayka almushtaka
wa `alayka almu`awwalu fishshiddati warrakha'i
allahumma salli `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
ulil-amri alladhina faradta `alayna ta'atahum
wa `arraftana bidhalika manzilatahum
fafarrij `anna bihaqqihim farajan `ajilan qariban
kalamhi albasari aw huwa aqrabu
ya muhammadu ya `aliyyu
ya `aliyyu ya muhammadu
ukfiyani fa-innakuma kafiyani
wansurani fa-innakuma nasirani
ya mawlana ya sahiba alzzamani
alghawtha alghawtha alghawtha
adrikni adrikni adrikni
alssa`ata alssa`ata alssa`ata
al`ajala al`ajala al`ajala
ya arhama alrrahimina
bihaqqi muhammadin wa alihi alttahirina

O my God: Irretrievable is our plight
our helplessness causes pain and trouble
our urgency has been laid bare
all hopes have been cut off
the earth has shrunk with very little to spare for us
the heavenly blessings have been withheld
and it is You Whose help is sought
and to You do we provide our complaint
and in You is our trust in joy and distress
O Allah: (please) send blessings on Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad
the men of authority the obedience to whom has been made obligatory upon us by You
and thus You have demonstrated their rank
Therefore, (please do), in the name of them, relieve us (from our distresses) with a relief that is prompt and very soon
as immediate as a twinkle of an eye, or even more immediate
O Muhammad, O `Ali
O `Ali, O Muhammad
(please) defend me, for you are real defenders
and (please) help me, because both of you help
O our Master, O the Authority of our times
Help! Help! Help!
Come to my help, Come to my help, Come to my help!
at this hour, at this hour, at this hour!
Be quick, Be quick, Be quick;
O the most Merciful of all those who show mercy;
For the sake of Muhammad and his pure progeny.9

Seeking refuge in the Almighty Allah (SwT) and to have certainty in it saves one from calamities of the days and the day-to-day problems and the Holy Imams (a.s.) have endeavored to teach the Shias so that they may be protected from the future events and bad times.

Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.), a Medium of His Eminence, Baqiyyat Allah (a.s.)

The tragedy of Kerbala was such a terrible calamity that in the whole course of history no social reformer ever faced such disaster as faced by the maternal grandson and the beloved one of the Prophet (S), Imam Husain (a.s.). Indeed it has scorched the hearts of Muslims and infuriated them and made them sorrowful forever.

The Purified Imam (a.s.) considers the calamities that befell His Eminence, the chief of the martyrs (a.s.), to be the greatest of the calamities, and the tragedy of Kerbala has surrounded the whole existence of his Eminence, Imam Mahdi (a.s.). That is why, His Eminence (a.s.) weeps and recites the Ziyarat by absolute sincerity and from the depths of his hearts. It is the Ziyarat known as the Ziyarat al-Nahiya.

It is the Ziyarat, which is full of the sorrow and anger of His Eminence (a.s.). It is a Ziyarat in which His Eminence (a.s.) describes the various difficulties and sorrowful calamities that befell Imam Husain (a.s.) and those painful incidents that the daughters of the Messenger of Allah (S) had to endure.

So, we must pay attention to some of the sentences of the Ziyarat that have reached us through the honorable special deputies of the Holy Imam (a.s.). His Eminence (a.s.) has saluted some of the prophets of Allah (SwT) in this Ziyarat and then saluted his great grandfather, Imam Husain (a.s.) and said as follows:

Peace be upon Husain (a.s.), who sacrificed his remaining life for Allah despite his injuries. Peace be upon the one who obeyed Allah secretly and openly. Peace be upon the one whose grave’s soil is bestowed with curative powers by Allah.

This part of the Ziyarat informs us about the absolute certainty of Imam Husain (a.s.) about the Almighty and His obedience in an apparent as well as a secret manner of His commands. The greatest obedience and sincerity of His Eminence, the chief of the martyrs (a.s.) for the Majestic Lord, is that he presented his own life with a pure intention for revival of religion and Word of Allah (SwT).

If such a sacrifice had not been offered the standard of Islam would have folded up and the period of ignorance would have regained predominance. Because the Bani Umayyah had been trying their best to destroy religion and it was Imam Husain (a.s.) who rendered their fraud and deceit ineffective.

By sacrificing his life, which shook the world of Islam, he caused anger, which served as motivation for internal uprisings against the Umayyad rulers, which finally destroyed the crown and throne of Bani Umayyah.

The Almighty Allah (SwT) has also thanked His friend and beloved, His Eminence, Imam Husain (a.s.) for this magnificent sacrifice and therefore prepared a great reward in the hereafter and in this world also bestowed him with miracles and distinctions. One of the miracles is that He has bestowed cure to the dust of his grave and also made his tomb and the tombs of his successors, the Purified Imams (a.s.) to be the place of acceptance of supplications. And some of the sentences of this Ziyarat are as follows:

Peace be upon the son of the Seal of the Prophets. Peace be upon the son of the Chief of the Successors. Peace be upon the son of Fatima Zahra (s.a). Peace be upon the son of Khadijatul Kubra.

The above words prove the great and honorable ancestry of His Eminence, Aba Abdillah al Husain (a.s.). Then the great grandfather of His Eminence (a.s.) is the seal of the Prophets and the chief of the Prophets and the respected father of His Eminence (a.s.) is the chief of the legatees and the gate of the city of knowledge of the Messenger of Allah (S), and the chief of the believers.

And the mother of His Eminence (a.s.) is a part of the body of the Messenger of Allah (S) and the chief of the ladies of the worlds; that Allah’s pleasure is through her pleasure and His anger is through her anger and the great grandmother of His Eminence (a.s.) is Khadijatul Kubra by whose sacrifice and financial assistance the religion of Islam was established.

Then salutations and blessings of Allah (SwT) be on His great family and on these purified branches who have illuminated the world through their virtues. Some of the statements of this Ziyarat are:

Peace be upon the one who was smeared in blood. Peace be upon the one whose tents were torn asunder. Peace be upon the fifth one of the people of Kisa (blanket). Peace be upon the most alien one.

This part of the Ziyarat mentions some qualities of the father of the noble Imams (a.s.), Imam Husain (a.s.). Just as His Eminence (a.s.) was drenched in his own blood on the path of Allah (SwT) and suffered calamities for the establishment of the signs of religion. And also that he was one of the five holy souls of the Blanket (Kisa) whom the Lord Almighty purified of every dirt and finally that he was that oppressed and tyrannized one that he was martyred in an astonishing way on the sands of Kerbala and the angels of the Lord lamented the enormity of the afflictions that befell him.

And also His Eminence, the Awaited Imam (a.s.) has said thus in this Ziyarat:

Peace be upon those (martyrs) who were cut into pieces. Peace be upon the souls whose belongings were plundered soon after their killings. Peace be upon the uncovered dead bodies. Peace be upon the emaciated and the deformed corpses.

These sentences prove the different types of injustices and tortures that the Umayyad militants considered permissible towards him and towards his sons, and companions. The Umayyads stopped water supply to him till his lips were dried and parched due to thirst and his purified body was cut into pieces by sword.

Their heads were hoisted on spear points while he was making the paths of nobility and greatness apparent for the people. Due to this he was martyred and the ladies of his house were taken captives from one town to another.

His Eminence, the Awaited Imam (a.s.) takes his Ziyarat forward in the following way:

Peace be upon the Proof of the Lord of the worlds. Peace be upon you and upon your purified ancestors. Peace be upon you and upon your martyred offsprings.

His Eminence, Imam Mahdi (a.s.) presents his tribute and respects in the following manner to his respected great grandfather, his sons who were slain before his very eyes and the angels who are appointed to serve on the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.):

Peace be upon the bodies that were hung after being killed. Peace be upon the nearest of the Prophet’s progeny. Peace be upon the corpses that were abandoned in the desert. Peace be upon the travelers who were driven out from their homes. Peace be upon those who were buried without shrouds.

In these statements, His Eminence, the Awaited Imam (a.s.) has sent salutation on the bodies that the Umayyads enemies left unburied on the sands of the desert. Till the time that the Almighty Allah (SwT) made a community that had not been smeared with the disgrace of fighting against the sons of the Prophet (S), bury the martyrs in their own clothes that had been torn up by the Umayyads. These statements are from this same Ziyarat:

Peace be upon the one who is purified by the Mighty (Allah). Peace be upon the one who was prided upon by Jibraeel. Peace be upon the one who was put to sleep in the cradle by Mikaeel. Peace be upon the one regarding whom oaths were broken. Peace be upon the one whose dignity was lowered. Peace be upon the one whose blood was shed unjustly.

These sentences prove that His Eminence (a.s.), is extremely devastated and sorrowful due to the calamity that befell his great grandfather, Imam Husain (a.s.), in such a way that he also wishes that he had been present in the battlefield and by sacrificing himself had saved his ancestor from the sad tribulations and protected his life.

Let us hear to what these sentences of Ziyarat say:

Since I have been pushed behind by the passage of time and being prevented from helping you by fate and I could not fight those who had fought you. And (since) I had not been able to face your enemies I will continue to weep morning and evening and weep for you with tears of blood.

His Eminence, the Awaited Imam (a.s.) is sorrowful and restless due to his oppressed and tyrannized ancestor. So much so, that he laments and bemoans His Eminence (a.s.) day and night and instead of tears, blood flows from his eyes. This condition will endure till the last moments:

I witness that certainly you established the prayer and gave Zakat, and enjoined good and forbade evil. You obeyed Allah and never disobeyed Him. And remained in contact with Him. And satisfied Him, and were awed by Him, and were attentive towards Him, and satisfied with His wish and will.

These words prove that the greatest virtues and merits had gathered in the maternal grandson and favorite one of the Messenger of Allah (S). The Almighty Allah (SwT) has not created any virtue but that it is one of the virtues possessed by His Eminence (a.s.). The Awaited Imam (a.s.) further says:

You protect guidance and help it. And propagate justice and equity and help the religion and make it manifested and hinder and obstruct those people who consider it lowly. And extract the rights of the weak from the strong. And with regard to the orders, both of them (the weak and the strong) were equal in your eyes.

This part demonstrates the uprising of the father of the noble ones, Husain Ibn Ali (a.s.) in support of truth and in help of justice and the defense of Islam and the establishment of high moral values and noble virtues that Islam has brought. And His Eminence, Imam Husain (a.s.), in fact, trod the path of his grandfather, the Messenger of Allah (S) and his respected father, Amirul Momineen (a.s.) for seeking the pleasure of Allah (SwT) and their path and method was not different.

Till the time that corruption became audacious and the slight veil lifted from the face of injustice and it summoned its cahoots for support. Then at that time you were at the sanctuary of your grandfather (Medina) and absolutely aloof from the unjust people. You sat in the prayer niche, busy in prayers.

These words contain the Jihad of His Eminence, the chief of the martyrs (a.s.), against the Umayyad rulers who had trampled upon human rights and spread mischief and destruction on the earth. His Eminence (a.s.) did not consider silence permissible and he stood up for Jihad and confrontation. He denied and denounced his deniers with all his being, by his heart, tongue and actions and invited the people to the Lord of the worlds by wisdom and good exhortation.

Let us consider another portion of this Ziyarat:

So when the enemies saw you to be resolute and fearless they began to plot and lay traps for you and began to fight with you with the cunning and mischief. And the accursed Umar Ibn Saad ordered his cunning army to cut off the water supply.

The meaning of these words is that when the Umayyad mercenaries saw His Eminence, Aba Abdillah al Husain (a.s.) raising up his head towards the heavens against the politics and method of the Umayyads which was opposed to the practice of the Prophet (S) and alien to and dissociated with the Book of Allah (SwT), that he was denouncing and confronting them with all his might and was not cowed down by their domination and rule, they also confronted him with all their might.

So much so that they cut off the water supply of Kerbala from them till the women and children of the Holy Imam almost perished. They fought the Imam (a.s.) and made him the target of their arrows. They did not take into consideration the sanctity of the Messenger of Allah (S) with regard to Imam Husain (a.s.). However, His Eminence (a.s.), in face of all difficulties and afflictions maintained such patience and forbearance that even the angels of the heavens were astonished.

The following is another part of the Ziyarat:

Then the enemies surrounded you from all the sides and began to give you one injury after another and made you fatigued. No helper remained between you and your women and children. You were still deflecting the crowd of attackers with persistence and patience away from your women and children.

These words shows that in his last moments, what types of calamities and afflictions the grandson of the Messenger (S) bore that no living being could endure. Indeed, all the troubles of the world, one after other gathered on the beloved son of the Prophet (S) and the inheritor of the merits of the Messenger of Allah (S).

On one hand was the terrible calamity in which the followers of Ahlul Bayt (a.s.) and their sons were lacerated like the meat of slaughtered animals and on the other hand were the mournful cries and screams of children due to the intensity of thirst. And the wails and weeping of the ladies and girls of the family of revelation due to the severity of the disaster as they witnessed their loved ones lying slain on the earth, drenched in their blood in their very youth.

They especially beheld the oppressed Imam and the chief of the youths of Paradise who was ready to bear the trials while the Umayyad criminals were competing with each other for the murder Imam Husain (a.s.) and they attacked him with all the available weapons till his complete body was covered with spears and arrows.

Yes! The daughters of the Messenger (S) witnessed this terrible scene and their hearts burst with sorrow and they were horrified and did not know what calamities would befall them after the killing of Imam Husain (a.s.). And the condition of the daughters and ladies of the Messenger of Allah (S) was more severe and hard than all the afflictions of Imam Husain (a.s.).

In fact, all their calamities had surrounded the being of the chief of the martyrs (a.s.). When His Eminence (a.s.) was slain in the battlefield and his severed head was hoisted up on the spear point that it may be presented to Ibn Marjana, the wails of the daughters of Allah’s Messenger (S) rose up in protest and the oppressors thrashed the heads and faces of women and children.

At that same time, Ibn Marjana and his mercenaries put their tents on fire and beat them with lashes. Then they tied with iron chains their hands to their necks and made them sit on the camels. At last they took them as presents to their masters, Ibn Marjana and Yazid Ibn Muawiyah. In fact, in front of such calamities it should be said: “Indeed we are from Allah and indeed towards Him we shall return.”

Please note another part of the captioned Ziyarat:

Woe be unto those disobedient transgressors who murdered Islam by killing you and invalidated the prayers and fasts. And broke up the (Prophetic) practice and the (Islamic) laws. And demolished the regulations of faith. And burnt up the verses of the Quran and they rushed into transgression and rebel­lion.

Here we conclude a brief discussion on some parts of “Ziyarat Nahiya” although Allamah Majlisi has also mentioned a prayer and a supplication that should be recited after this Ziyarat besides the grave of the Holy Imam (a.s.).

  • 1. Misbah, Kafami, Pg. 281
  • 2. Misbah, Kafami
  • 3. Muntakhabul Athar, Pg. 521
  • 4. Misbah, Kafami
  • 5. Bihar, 13/245
  • 6. Al Baladul Amin, Pg. 60
  • 7. Al Imam Al-Mahdi, Pg. 244
  • 8. Al Baladul Amin, Pg. 570
  • 9. Al Baladul Amin, Pg. 570