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Mafatih al-Jinan (Keys to Heavens): Arabic-English

Mafatih al-Jinan (Keys to Heavens): Arabic-English

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This book is corrected and edited by Al-Hassanain (p) Institue for Islamic Heritage and Thought


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RECOMMENDED ACTS IN THE SHRINE OF IMAM HUSAYN (A)

Fifteenth: Among the recommended acts in the shrine of Imam al-Husayn (‘a) is to say the supplicatory prayer of the oppressed against the oppressor. In other words, one who has been exposed to wronging by an oppressor is advised to pray Almighty Allah with this supplicatory prayer in the holy shrine of Imam al-Husayn (‘a). This supplicatory prayer, which has been recorded by Shaykh al-Tusi in his book of Misbah al-Mutahajjid to be one of the recommended acts on Fridays, is as follows:

اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَعْتَزُّ بِدِينِكَ وَ اَكْرُمُ بِهِدَايَتِكَ وَ فُلانٌ يُذِلُّنِي بِشَرِّهِ وَ يُهِينُنِي بِاَذِيَّتِهِ وَ يُعِيبُنِي بِوَلاءِ اَوْلِيَائِكَ وَ يَبْهَتُنِي بِدَعْوَاهُ وَ قَدْ جِئْتُ اِلَى مَوْضِعِ الدُّعَاءِ وَ ضَمَانِكَ الْاِجَابَةَ اللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اَعِدْنِي عَلَيْهِ السَّاعَةَ السَّاعَةَ

You may then throw yourself on the grave and say,

مَوْلايَ اِمَامِي مَظْلُومٌ اسْتَعْدَى عَلَى ظَالِمِهِ النَّصْرَ النَّصْرَ

The last statement may be repeated as many times as one breath may take.

Sixteenth: Among the acts in the holy shrine of Imam al-Husayn (‘a) is to say the following supplicatory prayer, which has been reported by Ibn Fahad in his book of ‘Uddat al-Da’i:

He who wants his request to be granted by Almighty Allah may stop at the side of Imam al-Husayn’s head and say the following words:

يَا اَبَا عَبْدِ اللّٰهِ اَشْهَدُ اَنَّكَ تَشْهَدُ مَقَامِي وَ تَسْمَعُ كَلامِي وَ اَنَّكَ حَيٌّ عِنْدَ رَبِّكَ تُرْزَقُ فَاسْاَلْ رَبَّكَ وَ رَبِّي فِي قَضَاءِ حَوَائِجِي.

He who says this supplication will have his requested granted by Almighty Allah, God willing.

Seventeenth: Among the other recommended acts in Imam al-Husayn’s holy shrine is to offer a two-unit prayer at the side of the head, reciting Surah al-Fatihah and Surah al-Rahman in the first unit and Surah al-Fatihah and Surah al-Mulk (No. 76) in the second.

On the word of Sayyid Ibn Tawus, one who offers this prayer will be granted the reward of having performed an admitted and acceptable ritual pilgrimage (hajj) with the Holy Prophet (s) for twenty times.

Eighteenth: Istikharah (i.e. asking Almighty Allah to make one choose for the best of two or more choices through a certain process when one fails to decide on a certain choice) is one of the most recommended acts to be done under the supreme dome of Imam al-Husayn’s holy shrine. According to ‘Allamah al-Majlisi who quotes from the book of Qurb al-Isnad by al-Himyari, Imam al-Sadiq (‘a) is reported through an authentic chain of authority to have said, “If a servants repeats the process of Istikharah one hundred times next to the side of the head of Imam al-Husayn (‘a) and says:

الحمد للّه و لا اله الاّ اللّه و سبحان اللّه

and then praises Almighty Allah, professes that there is no god save Him, all glory belong to Him alone, all magnificence is His alone, commends Him by suitable statements, and then asks Him to choose the best for him one hundred times - if he does all that, Almighty Allah shall most certainly inspire him to choose the best of the two choices.”

According to another tradition, the process of Istikharah is to repeat the following statement one hundred times:

اسخير اللّه برحمته خيرة فى عافية

Nineteenth: The lofty and great Shaykh Abu’l-Qasim Ja’far ibn Qawlawayh al-Qummi, may Allah have mercy upon him, has reported Imam al-Sadiq (‘a) to have said, “When you visit Abu-’Abdullah al-Husayn (‘a), you should keep silent except for good wording. The recording angels of days and nights present themselves before the angels of Imam al-Husayn’s holy shrine to shake hands with them, but the angels of Imam al-Husayn’s shrine cannot respond to their greetings because they are too busy weeping for Imam al-Husayn to have a chance to respond to these angels. The angels of Imam al-Husayn’s shrine never stop weeping and wailing except at midday and at dawn. The recording angels therefore wait for these two times to come and talk to these angels and ask them about some matters related to the heavens. Thus, the angels of Imam al-Husayn’s shrine do not stop praying and weeping all the time between these two hours (of midday and dawn).”

Imam al-Sadiq (‘a) is also reported to have said, “Almighty Allah has appointed four thousand angels, with dusty hair and appearance like people of consolation ceremony, to weep around the tomb of al-Husayn (‘a) from dawn to midday. After midday, they may ascend to the heavens to be substituted by the same number of other angels who weep from that time up to dawn.”

From this tradition and the like, which are numerous, we can understand that it is recommended to weep for Imam al-Husayn (‘a) in his shrine.

Actually, to weep for Imam al-Husayn (‘a) must be held one of the advisable acts at his holy shrine, which is the center of expressing grief for him by his adherents and loyalists.

According to the report of Safwan from Imam al-Sadiq (‘a), one will never find the taste of food and drink if one knows about the earnest imprecation of the angels to Almighty Allah to curse the killers of Imam ‘Ali Amir al-Mu’minin and Imam al-Husayn (‘a), the wailings of jinn for them, and the weeping and grief of the angels who surround the holy tomb of Imam al-Husayn (‘a).

‘Abdullah ibn Hammad al-Basri (i.e. of Basrah) has reported that Imam al-Sadiq (‘a) asked him, “I have been informed that some people from the outskirt of al-Kufah, others from other places, and women came to wail over Imam al-Husayn (‘a). Some of them recite (divine texts), others recount (the misfortunes of his martyrdom), others wail (over him), and others compose elegies on him. Is this true?”

“Yes,” answered ‘Abdullah, “this is true. I myself have witnessed some of that.”

The Imam (‘a) expressed, “All praise be to Allah Who has made some people visit, praise, and elegize us. He has also made some people criticize and find fault with these peoples for what they do. Verily, these are our enemies, be they our relatives or not.”

However, the following statement has been quoted from the aforesaid tradition:

“Every one who visits him weeps for him. Every one who could not visit him feels sad for him. Every one who could not witness him burns regretfully. Every one whose eyes fall on the grave of his son next to the side of his feet in a desert where there is neither relative nor close friend will definitely sympathize him. He was deprived of his right; the apostates supported each other against him until they slew him, violated his rights, exposed his body to the beasts, prevented him from tasting the water of the Euphrates, which even dogs can have, and violated the right and instructions of Allah’s Messenger about his household and him.”

Ibn Qawlawayh has also reported on the authority of al-Harith al-A’war that Imam ‘Ali Amir al-Mu’minin (‘a) predicted the martyrdom of his son, saying,

“May my father and mother be ransoms for al-Husayn who will be martyred in an area at the back of al-Kufah. By Allah (I swear), I see coming that all species of the beasts of deserts will extend their necks on his grave to weep for him all the night up to morning. When this will take place, beware of alienating him (by refraining from visiting his tomb).”

Many other traditions have carried such predictions.

BIDDING FAREWELL (WIDA) TO IMAM HUSAYN (A)

Twentieth: Sayyid Ibn Tawus says that it is recommended for those who intend to leave the holy shrine of Imam al-Husayn (‘a) after they have accomplished visiting his tomb to throw themselves on the tomb, kiss it, and say the following words:

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا مَوْلايَ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا حُجَّةَ اللّٰهِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا صَفْوَةَ اللّٰهِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا خَالِصَةَ اللّٰهِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا قَتِيلَ الظَّمَاءِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا غَرِيبَ الْغُرَبَاءِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ سَلامَ مُوَدِّعٍ لا سَئِمٍ وَ لا قَالٍ فَاِنْ اَمْضِ فَلا عَنْ مَلالَةٍ وَ اِنْ اُقِمْ فَلا عَنْ سُوءِ ظَنٍّ بِمَا وَعَدَ اللّٰهُ الصَّابِرِينَ لا جَعَلَهُ اللّٰهُ آخِرَ الْعَهْدِ مِنِّي لِزِيَارَتِكَ وَ رَزَقَنِيَ اللّٰهُ الْعَوْدَ اِلَى مَشْهَدِكَ وَ الْمَقَامَ بِفِنَائِكَ وَ الْقِيَامَ فِي حَرَمِكَ وَ اِيَّاهُ اَسْاَلُ اَنْ يُسْعِدَنِي بِكُمْ وَ يَجْعَلَنِي مَعَكُمْ فِي الدُّنْيَا وَ الْآخِرَةِ

METHOD OF VISITING THE HOLY SHRINES OF IMAM HUSAYN (A) & AL ABBAS (A)

Be it known to you that there are two kinds of forms of Ziyarah of Imam al-Husayn’s holy shrine; one is general (i.e. not dedicated to a certain occasion) and the other is restricted to a certain time. Hereinafter, I will mention these two kinds within three sections:

ZIYARAH OF IMAM HUSAYN (A)

Because the general forms of Ziyarah of Imam al-Husayn (‘a) are numerous, we have to mention some several forms only.

FIRST FORM OF ZIYARAH

In his book of al-Kafi, Shaykh al-Kulayni has reported the following through his chain of authority from al-Husayn ibn Thuwayr:

Yunus ibn ²abyan, al-Mufazzal ibn ‘Umar, Abu-Salamah al-Sarraj, and I were sitting with Abu-’Abdullah Ja’far ibn Muhammad (al-Sadiq) and Yunus, the oldest among us, was our spokesman. “May Allah accept me as ransom for you,” Yunus expressed, “I usually attend the sessions of these people (i.e. the ‘Abbasid ruling authorities). What should I say then?” The Imam (‘a) instructed, “When you attend such sessions and mention us, you should say,

اللّهم ارنا الرّخاء و السّرور

If you say so, you will gain the reward that you wish to gain or you will be allowed to return to this worldly life at the Return.”

I then spoke, “May Allah accept me as ransom for you! I very frequently mention (Imam) al-Husayn; what should I say then?” The Imam (‘a) instructed, “You should repeat the following statement three times:

صلى اللّه عليك يا ابا عبد اللّه

Actually, greetings that are addressed to him always reach him whether they are said near him or from a remote place.

When Abu-’Abdullah (Imam al-Husayn) passed away, the seven heavens, the seven layers of the earth, whatever within them, whatever between them, all the inhabitants of Paradise and Hell from the various species of the creatures of our Lord, whatever can be seen, and whatever cannot be seen - all these wept for al-Husayn (‘a) except for three.”

“May Allah accept me as ransom for you!” I asked, “What are these three things?”

The Imam (‘a) answered, “The things that did not weep for him are al-Basrah, Damascus, and the family of ‘Uthman.”

I then asked, “May Allah accept me as ransom for you! When I intend to visit him, what should I say and what should I do?”

The Imam (‘a) instructed:

When you come to Abu-’Abdullah (al-Husayn), you should bathe yourself on the bank of the River Euphrates. You should then put on (ceremonially) pure clothes and walk barefooted, because you are in the sanctuary of Almighty Allah and His Messenger, uttering repeatedly statements of professing Almighty Allah being the Greatest (i.e. allahu-akbar), there being no god save Him (i.e. la-ilaha-illa-allahu), all glory being to Him (i.e. subhaha-allahi), and all veneration being to Him, and uttering the statement of invoking His blessings on the Holy Prophet and his Household (i.e. allahumma salli ‘ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin) until you stop at the gate of the shrine. Then, you should say the following:

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا حُجَّةَ اللّٰهِ وَ ابْنَ حُجَّتِهِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكُمْ يَا مَلائِكَةَ اللّٰهِ وَ زُوَّارَ قَبْرِ ابْنِ نَبِيِّ اللّٰهِ

You should then walk for ten steps and stop again to repeat the following statement thirty times:

اللّه اكبر

You should then move towards the tomb from the side of the Imam’s face having your face to be to the face of the Imam and the kiblah direction to be between your shoulders. You should then say the following:

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا حُجَّةَ اللّٰهِ وَ ابْنَ حُجَّتِهِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا قَتِيلَ اللّٰهِ وَ ابْنَ قَتِيلِهِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ثَارَ اللّٰهِ وَ ابْنَ ثَارِهِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وِتْرَ اللّٰهِ الْمَوْتُورَ فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَ الْاَرْضِ اَشْهَدُ اَنَّ دَمَكَ سَكَنَ فِي الْخُلْدِ وَ اقْشَعَرَّتْ لَهُ اَظِلَّةُ الْعَرْشِ وَ بَكَى لَهُ جَمِيعُ الْخَلائِقِ وَ بَكَتْ لَهُ السَّمَاوَاتُ السَّبْعُ وَ الْاَرَضُونَ السَّبْعُ وَ مَا فِيهِنَّ وَ مَا بَيْنَهُنَّ وَ مَنْ يَتَقَلَّبُ فِي الْجَنَّةِ وَ النَّارِ مِنْ خَلْقِ رَبِّنَا وَ مَا يُرَى وَ مَا لا يُرَى اَشْهَدُ اَنَّكَ حُجَّةُ اللّٰهِ وَ ابْنُ حُجَّتِهِ وَ اَشْهَدُ اَنَّكَ قَتِيلُ اللّٰهِ وَ ابْنُ قَتِيلِهِ وَ اَشْهَدُ اَنَّكَ ثَارُ اللّٰهِ وَ ابْنُ ثَارِهِ [ثَائِرُ اللّٰهِ فِي الْاَرْضِ وَ ابْنُ ثَائِرِهِ‏] وَ اَشْهَدُ اَنَّكَ وِتْرُ اللّٰهِ الْمَوْتُورُ فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَ الْاَرْضِ وَ اَشْهَدُ اَنَّكَ قَدْ بَلَّغْتَ وَ نَصَحْتَ وَ وَفَيْتَ وَ اَوْفَيْتَ وَ جَاهَدْتَ فِي سَبِيلِ اللّٰهِ وَ مَضَيْتَ لِلَّذِي كُنْتَ عَلَيْهِ شَهِيدا وَ مُسْتَشْهِدا وَ شَاهِدا وَ مَشْهُودا، اَنَا عَبْدُ اللّٰهِ وَ مَوْلاكَ وَ فِي طَاعَتِكَ وَ الْوَافِدُ اِلَيْكَ اَلْتَمِسُ كَمَالَ الْمَنْزِلَةِ عِنْدَ اللّٰهِ وَ ثَبَاتَ الْقَدَمِ فِي الْهِجْرَةِ اِلَيْكَ وَ السَّبِيلَ الَّذِي لا يُخْتَلَجُ دُونَكَ مِنَ الدُّخُولِ فِي كَفَالَتِكَ الَّتِي اُمِرْتَ [اَمَرْتَ‏] بِهَا مَنْ اَرَادَ اللّٰهَ بَدَاَ بِكُمْ بِكُمْ يُبَيِّنُ اللّٰهُ الْكَذِبَ وَ بِكُمْ يُبَاعِدُ اللّٰهُ الزَّمَانَ الْكَلِبَ وَ بِكُمْ فَتَحَ اللّٰهُ وَ بِكُمْ يَخْتِمُ اللّٰهُ وَ بِكُمْ يَمْحُو مَا يَشَاءُ وَ [بِكُمْ‏] يُثْبِتُ وَ بِكُمْ يَفُكُّ الذُّلَّ مِنْ رِقَابِنَا وَ بِكُمْ يُدْرِكُ اللّٰهُ تِرَةَ كُلِّ مُؤْمِنٍ يُطْلَبُ بِهَا وَ بِكُمْ تُنْبِتُ الْاَرْضُ اَشْجَارَهَا وَ بِكُمْ تُخْرِجُ الْاَرْضُ ثِمَارَهَا وَ بِكُمْ تُنْزِلُ السَّمَاءُ قَطْرَهَا وَ رِزْقَهَا ، وَ بِكُمْ يَكْشِفُ اللّٰهُ الْكَرْبَ وَ بِكُمْ يُنَزِّلُ اللّٰهُ الْغَيْثَ وَ بِكُمْ تُسَبِّحُ [تَسِيخُ‏] الْاَرْضُ الَّتِي تَحْمِلُ اَبْدَانَكُمْ وَ تَسْتَقِرُّ جِبَالُهَا عَنْ [عَلَى‏] مَرَاسِيهَا اِرَادَةُ الرَّبِّ فِي مَقَادِيرِ اُمُورِهِ تَهْبِطُ اِلَيْكُمْ وَ تَصْدُرُ مِنْ بُيُوتِكُمْ وَ الصَّادِرُ عَمَّا فُصِّلَ مِنْ اَحْكَامِ الْعِبَادِ لُعِنَتْ اُمَّةٌ قَتَلَتْكُمْ وَ اُمَّةٌ خَالَفَتْكُمْ وَ اُمَّةٌ جَحَدَتْ وِلايَتَكُمْ وَ اُمَّةٌ ظَاهَرَتْ عَلَيْكُمْ وَ اُمَّةٌ شَهِدَتْ وَ لَمْ تُسْتَشْهَدْ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي جَعَلَ النَّارَ مَأْوَاهُمْ وَ بِئْسَ وِرْدُ الْوَارِدِينَ وَ بِئْسَ الْوِرْدُ الْمَوْرُودُ وَ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ.

You should then repeat the following words three times:

وَ صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْكَ يَا اَبَا عَبْدِ اللّٰهِ

You should then repeat the following words three times, too:

اَنَا اِلَى اللّٰهِ مِمَّنْ خَالَفَكَ بَرِي‏ءٌ.

You should then stand up and direct towards his son, ‘Ali, who is buried to the side of the Imam’s feet, and say the following words:

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ رَسُولِ اللّٰهِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ اَمِيرِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ الْحَسَنِ وَ الْحُسَيْنِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ خَدِيجَةَ وَ فَاطِمَةَ صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْكَ صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْكَ صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْكَ لَعَنَ اللّٰهُ مَنْ قَتَلَكَ. اِنَّا اِلَى اللّٰهِ مِنْهُمْ بَرِي‏ءٌ

You should then stand up and point to the martyrs with your hand, may Allah be pleased with them, and say the following words:

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكُمْ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكُمْ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكُمْ فُزْتُمْ وَ اللّٰهِ فُزْتُمْ وَ اللّٰهِ فُزْتُمْ وَ اللّٰهِ فَلَيْتَ اَنِّي مَعَكُمْ فَاَفُوزَ فَوْزا عَظِيما.

You should then turn around and make the tomb of Abu-’Abdullah in front of you (i.e. stop behind the tomb) and offer a six-unit prayer. Thus, you have accomplished the visitation of Imam al-Husayn’s tomb. You may then leave, if you wish. (Here end the instructive words of Imam al-Sadiq)

This form of Ziyarah has been also reported by Shaykh al-Tusi, in Tahdhib al-Ahkam, and Shaykh al-Saduq, in man-la-yahzuruhul-faqih. Commenting on it, Shaykh al-Saduq says, “Although I have mentioned other forms of Ziyarah in my two books of al-Mazar and al-Maqtal, I have chosen this very form for this book, because it is the most authentically reported form; therefore, it covers what we need and meets the required terms.”

SECOND FORM OF ZIYARAH

Shaykh al-Kulayni reports Imam ‘Ali al-Naqi (al-Hadi) to have said:

When you are at al-Husayn’s tomb, you should say the following words:

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا اَبَا عَبْدِ اللّٰهِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا حُجَّةَ اللّٰهِ فِي اَرْضِهِ وَ شَاهِدَهُ عَلَى خَلْقِهِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ رَسُولِ اللّٰهِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ عَلِيٍّ الْمُرْتَضَى السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ فَاطِمَةَ الزَّهْرَاءِ اَشْهَدُ اَنَّكَ قَدْ اَقَمْتَ الصَّلاةَ وَ آتَيْتَ الزَّكَاةَ وَ اَمَرْتَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَ نَهَيْتَ عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ وَ جَاهَدْتَ فِي سَبِيلِ اللّٰهِ حَتَّى اَتَاكَ الْيَقِينُ فَصَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْكَ حَيّا وَ مَيِّتا.

You may then stick your right cheek to the tomb and say these words:

اَشْهَدُ اَنَّكَ عَلَى بَيِّنَةٍ مِنْ رَبِّكَ جِئْتُ مُقِرّا بِالذُّنُوبِ لِتَشْفَعَ لِي عِنْدَ رَبِّكَ يَا ابْنَ رَسُولِ اللّٰهِ

You should then mention the Holy Imams by names respectively and then say the following words:

اَشْهَدُ اَنَّكُمْ حُجَجُ اللّٰهِ اكْتُبْ لِي عِنْدَكَ مِيثَاقا وَ عَهْدا اِنِّي اَتَيْتُكَ مُجَدِّدا الْمِيثَاقَ فَاشْهَدْ لِي عِنْدَ رَبِّكَ اِنَّكَ اَنْتَ الشَّاهِدُ

THIRD FORM OF ZIYARAH

This form of Ziyarah has been reported by Ibn Tawus in his book of al-Mazar. Reporting a great reward for those who visit Imam al-Husayn with this form of Ziyarah, Ibn Tawus, having overlooked the chain of authority, reported that Jabir al-Ju’fi said that Imam al-Sadiq (‘a) asked him, “What is the distance between your house and the tomb of al-Husayn?”

Jabir answered, “May Allah accept my father and mother as ransoms for you! It is only a day and half a day (walking).”

“Do you usually visit him?” the Imam (‘a) asked.

“Yes, I do,” answered Jabir.

The Imam (‘a) then said to him, “May I convey to you good tidings? May I delight you by informing you some of the rewards of visiting his tomb?”

“Yes, you may,” answered Jabir.

The Imam (‘a) thus said, “Once you provide yourselves with supplies of travel and prepare yourselves for visiting Imam al-Husayn (‘a), the inhabitants of the heavens convey this glad tiding to each other. As soon as you leave the door of your houses and ride or walk, Almighty Allah appoints four thousand angels to bless you until you arrive at Imam al-Husayn’s tomb. When you arrive at the tomb of al-Husayn ibn ‘Ali (‘a), you may stop at the gate and say these words, because you shall be granted a portion of Allah’s mercy for each word you utter... These are the words:

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ آدَمَ صَفْوَةِ اللّٰهِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ نُوحٍ نَبِيِّ اللّٰهِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ اِبْرَاهِيمَ خَلِيلِ اللّٰهِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ مُوسَى كَلِيمِ اللّٰهِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ عِيسَى رُوحِ اللّٰهِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ مُحَمَّدٍ سَيِّدِ رُسُلِ اللّٰهِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ عَلِيٍّ اَمِيرِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَ خَيْرِ الْوَصِيِّينَ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ الْحَسَنِ الرَّضِيِّ الطَّاهِرِ الرَّاضِي الْمَرْضِيِّ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ اَيُّهَا الصِّدِّيقُ الْاَكْبَرُ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ اَيُّهَا الْوَصِيُّ الْبَرُّ التَّقِيُّ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ وَ عَلَى الْاَرْوَاحِ الَّتِي حَلَّتْ بِفِنَائِكَ وَ اَنَاخَتْ بِرَحْلِكَ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ وَ عَلَى الْمَلائِكَةِ الْحَافِّينَ بِكَ اَشْهَدُ اَنَّكَ قَدْ اَقَمْتَ الصَّلاةَ وَ آتَيْتَ الزَّكَاةَ وَ اَمَرْتَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَ نَهَيْتَ عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ وَ جَاهَدْتَ الْمُلْحِدِينَ وَ عَبَدْتَ اللّٰهَ حَتَّى اَتَاكَ الْيَقِينُ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ وَ رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ وَ بَرَكَاتُهُ،

You may then walk towards the tomb. With each step you make, you will be awarded the reward of one who sacrifices his blood for the sake of Allah. When you approach the tomb, you may wipe your hand over it and say these words:

السّلام عليك يا حجّة اللّه فى ارضه‏

You may then go for offering the prayer. For each unit of prayer that you offer near the tomb, you will have the reward of one who went one thousand times on hajj and one thousand times on ‘umrah, manumitted one thousand slaves for the sake of Allah, and stood in the line of a missioned Prophet one thousand times.”

This tradition has been previously mentioned within the etiquettes of visiting Imam al-Husayn’s tomb, yet with little difference in paragraphs and in reporter, who has been al-Mufazzal ibn ‘Umar.

FOURTH FORM OF ZIYARAH

Mu’awiyah ibn ‘Ammar has reported that he asked Imam al-Sadiq (‘a) what to do when visiting Imam al-Husayn’s tomb. The Imam (‘a) taught him to say the following words:

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا اَبَا عَبْدِ اللّٰهِ صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْكَ يَا اَبَا عَبْدِ اللّٰهِ رَحِمَكَ اللّٰهُ يَا اَبَا عَبْدِ اللّٰهِ لَعَنَ اللّٰهُ مَنْ قَتَلَكَ وَ لَعَنَ اللّٰهُ مَنْ شَرِكَ فِي دَمِكَ وَ لَعَنَ اللّٰهُ مَنْ بَلَغَهُ ذَلِكَ فَرَضِيَ بِهِ اَنَا اِلَى اللّٰهِ مِنْ ذَلِكَ بَرِي‏ءٌ .

FIFTH FORM OF ZIYARAH

Through a valid chain of authority, Imam al-Kazim (‘a) is reported to have asked Ibrahim ibn Abi’l-Ballad, “What do you say when you visit al-Husayn (‘a)?”

The man answered: I say the following words:

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا اَبَا عَبْدِ اللّٰهِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ رَسُولِ اللّٰهِ اَشْهَدُ اَنَّكَ قَدْ اَقَمْتَ الصَّلاةَ وَ آتَيْتَ الزَّكَاةَ وَ اَمَرْتَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَ نَهَيْتَ عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ وَ دَعَوْتَ اِلَى سَبِيلِ رَبِّكَ بِالْحِكْمَةِ وَ الْمَوْعِظَةِ الْحَسَنَةِ وَ اَشْهَدُ اَنَّ الَّذِينَ سَفَكُوا دَمَكَ وَ اسْتَحَلُّوا حُرْمَتَكَ مَلْعُونُونَ مُعَذَّبُونَ عَلَى لِسَانِ دَاوُدَ وَ عِيسَى ابْنِ مَرْيَمَ ذَلِكَ بِمَا عَصَوْا وَ كَانُوا يَعْتَدُونَ

The Imam (‘a) commented, “Yes, this is accurate.”

SIXTH FORM OF ZIYARAH

‘Ammar has reported Imam al-Sadiq (‘a) as saying that when you stop at the grave of Imam al-Husayn (‘a), you may say the following words:

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ رَسُولِ اللّٰهِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ اَمِيرِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا اَبَا عَبْدِ اللّٰهِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا سَيِّدَ شَبَابِ اَهْلِ الْجَنَّةِ وَ رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ وَ بَرَكَاتُهُ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا مَنْ رِضَاهُ مِنْ رِضَى الرَّحْمَنِ وَ سَخَطُهُ مِنْ سَخَطِ الرَّحْمَنِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا اَمِينَ اللّٰهِ وَ حُجَّةَ اللّٰهِ وَ بَابَ اللّٰهِ وَ الدَّلِيلَ عَلَى اللّٰهِ وَ الدَّاعِيَ اِلَى اللّٰهِ اَشْهَدُ اَنَّكَ قَدْ حَلَّلْتَ حَلالَ اللّٰهِ وَ حَرَّمْتَ حَرَامَ اللّٰهِ وَ اَقَمْتَ الصَّلاةَ وَ آتَيْتَ الزَّكَاةَ وَ اَمَرْتَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَ نَهَيْتَ عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ وَ دَعَوْتَ اِلَى سَبِيلِ رَبِّكَ بِالْحِكْمَةِ وَ الْمَوْعِظَةِ الْحَسَنَةِ وَ اَشْهَدُ اَنَّكَ وَ مَنْ قُتِلَ مَعَكَ شُهَدَاءُ اَحْيَاءٌ عِنْدَ رَبِّكُمْ تُرْزَقُونَ وَ اَشْهَدُ اَنَّ قَاتِلَكَ فِي النَّارِ اَدِينُ اللّٰهَ بِالْبَرَاءَةِ مِمَّنْ قَتَلَكَ وَ مِمَّنْ قَاتَلَكَ وَ شَايَعَ عَلَيْكَ وَ مِمَّنْ جَمَعَ عَلَيْكَ وَ مِمَّنْ سَمِعَ صَوْتَكَ وَ لَمْ يُعِنْكَ يَا لَيْتَنِي كُنْتُ مَعَكُمْ فَاَفُوزَ فَوْزا عَظِيما

SEVENTH FORM OF ZIYARAH (ZIYARAH WARITH)

In his book of al-Misbah, Shaykh al-Tusi has reported Safwan as saying: One day, I asked Imam al-Sadiq (‘a) to permit me to visit (the holy tomb of) my master Imam al-Husayn (‘a) and also asked him to guide me what to do. The Imam (‘a) said to me:

O Safwan, before you begin your journey, you should fast for three days and, on the third day, wash yourself, gather your family members, and say,

اللّهم انىّ استودعك

(This supplication has been previously cited in the first of the etiquettes of visiting Imam al-Husayn’s tomb)

Imam al-Sadiq (‘a) then taught Safwan a supplicatory prayer to be said near the River Euphrates. He (‘a) then said:

Wash yourself in the River Euphrates, for my father, on the authority of his fathers, narrated that the Messenger of Allah (s) said, ‘After my demise, my son (al-Husayn) will be killed on the bank of the Euphrates. He who washes himself in that river (intending to visit the tomb of al-Husayn) will have all of his sins eradicated as if he has just been born by his mother.’

As you wash yourself in the river, Imam al-Sadiq (‘a) continued, say the following:

بِسْمِ اللّٰهِ وَ بِاللّٰهِ اللّٰهُمَّ اجْعَلْهُ نُورا وَ طَهُورا وَ حِرْزا وَ شِفَاءً مِنْ كُلِّ دَاءٍ وَ سُقْمٍ وَ آفَةٍ وَ عَاهَةٍ اللّٰهُمَّ طَهِّرْ بِهِ قَلْبِي وَ اشْرَحْ بِهِ صَدْرِي وَ سَهِّلْ لِي بِهِ اَمْرِي .

When you finish washing yourself, Imam al-Sadiq went on, put on two dresses and offer a two-unit prayer not very far from the bank of the river.

As you finish your prayer, direct towards the Ha’ir (i.e. Imam al-Husayn’s shrine) with tranquility and solemnity. As you walk, try to make short steps, for Allah the All-exalted shall record for you the reward of going on hajj (holy pilgrimage to Mecca) and going on ‘Umrah (recommended pilgrimage to Mecca). Try to be pious-hearted with tearful eyes. Repeat as many times as possible the Takbir statement (saying allahu Akbar - Allah is the Most Great), the Tahlil statement (saying la ilaha illa (a)llahu - There is no god but Allah), statements of praising Allah, statements of invoking blessings on the Holy Prophet and his Household in general and blessings on Imam al-Husayn in particular, and statements of cursing those who killed him and those who were the main reason beyond so.

At the door of the Hai’r, you may stop and say the following words:

اللّٰهُ اَكْبَرُ كَبِيرا وَ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ كَثِيرا وَ سُبْحَانَ اللّٰهِ بُكْرَةً وَ اَصِيلا الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي هَدَانَا لِهَذَا وَ مَا كُنَّا لِنَهْتَدِيَ لَوْ لا اَنْ هَدَانَا اللّٰهُ لَقَدْ جَاءَتْ رُسُلُ رَبِّنَا بِالْحَقِّ

Then, you should say the following words:

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا رَسُولَ اللّٰهِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا نَبِيَّ اللّٰهِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا خَاتَمَ النَّبِيِّينَ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا سَيِّدَ الْمُرْسَلِينَ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا حَبِيبَ اللّٰهِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا اَمِيرَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا سَيِّدَ الْوَصِيِّينَ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا قَائِدَ الْغُرِّ الْمُحَجَّلِينَ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ فَاطِمَةَ سَيِّدَةِ نِسَاءِ الْعَالَمِينَ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ وَ عَلَى الْاَئِمَّةِ مِنْ وُلْدِكَ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَصِيَّ اَمِيرِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ اَيُّهَا الصِّدِّيقُ الشَّهِيدُ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكُمْ يَا مَلائِكَةَ اللّٰهِ [رَبِّي‏] الْمُقِيمِينَ فِي هَذَا الْمَقَامِ الشَّرِيفِ، السَّلامُ عَلَيْكُمْ يَا مَلائِكَةَ رَبِّي الْمُحْدِقِينَ بِقَبْرِ الْحُسَيْنِ عليه السلام السَّلامُ عَلَيْكُمْ مِنِّي اَبَدا مَا بَقِيتُ وَ بَقِيَ اللَّيْلُ وَ النَّهَارُ

You should then say these words:

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا اَبَا عَبْدِ اللّٰهِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ رَسُولِ اللّٰهِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ اَمِيرِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ عَبْدُكَ وَ ابْنُ عَبْدِكَ وَ ابْنُ اَمَتِكَ الْمُقِرُّ بِالرِّقِّ وَ التَّارِكُ لِلْخِلافِ عَلَيْكُمْ وَ الْمُوَالِي لِوَلِيِّكُمْ وَ الْمُعَادِي لِعَدُوِّكُمْ قَصَدَ حَرَمَكَ وَ اسْتَجَارَ بِمَشْهَدِكَ وَ تَقَرَّبَ اِلَيْكَ بِقَصْدِكَ اَ اَدْخُلُ يَا رَسُولَ اللّٰهِ اَ اَدْخُلُ يَا نَبِيَّ اللّٰهِ اَ اَدْخُلُ يَا اَمِيرَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ اَ اَدْخُلُ يَا سَيِّدَ الْوَصِيِّينَ اَ اَدْخُلُ يَا فَاطِمَةُ سَيِّدَةَ نِسَاءِ الْعَالَمِينَ اَ اَدْخُلُ يَا مَوْلايَ يَا اَبَا عَبْدِ اللّٰهِ اَ اَدْخُلُ يَا مَوْلايَ يَا ابْنَ رَسُولِ اللّٰهِ.

If you feel that your heart has become submissive and your eyes have become tearful, then that will be the sign of permission to enter. You then should enter and say these words:

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الْوَاحِدِ الْاَحَدِ الْفَرْدِ الصَّمَدِ الَّذِي هَدَانِي لوِلايَتِكَ وَ خَصَّنِي بِزِيَارَتِكَ وَ سَهَّلَ لِي قَصْدَكَ.

You should then come near the door of the dome from the side of the Imam’s head and say these words:

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ آدَمَ صَفْوَةِ اللّٰهِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ نُوحٍ نَبِيِّ اللّٰهِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ اِبْرَاهِيمَ خَلِيلِ اللّٰهِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ مُوسَى كَلِيمِ اللّٰهِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ عِيسَى رُوحِ اللّٰهِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ مُحَمَّدٍ حَبِيبِ اللّٰهِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ اَمِيرِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ عليه السلام [وَلِيِّ اللّٰهِ‏] السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ مُحَمَّدٍ الْمُصْطَفَى السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ عَلِيٍّ الْمُرْتَضَى السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ فَاطِمَةَ الزَّهْرَاءِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ خَدِيجَةَ الْكُبْرَى السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ثَارَ اللّٰهِ وَ ابْنَ ثَارِهِ وَ الْوِتْرَ الْمَوْتُورَ اَشْهَدُ اَنَّكَ قَدْ اَقَمْتَ الصَّلاةَ وَ آتَيْتَ الزَّكَاةَ وَ اَمَرْتَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَ نَهَيْتَ عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ وَ اَطَعْتَ اللّٰهَ وَ رَسُولَهُ حَتَّى اَتَاكَ الْيَقِينُ فَلَعَنَ اللّٰهُ اُمَّةً قَتَلَتْكَ وَ لَعَنَ اللّٰهُ اُمَّةً ظَلَمَتْكَ، وَ لَعَنَ اللّٰهُ اُمَّةً سَمِعَتْ بِذَلِكَ فَرَضِيَتْ بِهِ يَا مَوْلايَ يَا اَبَا عَبْدِ اللّٰهِ اَشْهَدُ اَنَّكَ كُنْتَ نُورا فِي الْاَصْلابِ الشَّامِخَةِ وَ الْاَرْحَامِ الْمُطَهَّرَةِ لَمْ تُنَجِّسْكَ الْجَاهِلِيَّةُ بِاَنْجَاسِهَا وَ لَمْ تُلْبِسْكَ مِنْ مُدْلَهِمَّاتِ ثِيَابِهَا وَ اَشْهَدُ اَنَّكَ مِنْ دَعَائِمِ الدِّينِ وَ اَرْكَانِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَ اَشْهَدُ اَنَّكَ الْاِمَامُ الْبَرُّ التَّقِيُّ الرَّضِيُّ الزَّكِيُّ الْهَادِي الْمَهْدِيُّ وَ اَشْهَدُ اَنَّ الْاَئِمَّةَ مِنْ وُلْدِكَ كَلِمَةُ التَّقْوَى وَ اَعْلامُ الْهُدَى وَ الْعُرْوَةُ الْوُثْقَى وَ الْحُجَّةُ عَلَى اَهْلِ الدُّنْيَا وَ اُشْهِدُ اللّٰهَ وَ مَلائِكَتَهُ وَ اَنْبِيَاءَهُ وَ رُسُلَهُ اَنِّي بِكُمْ مُؤْمِنٌ وَ بِاِيَابِكُمْ [بِآيَاتِكُمْ‏] مُوقِنٌ بِشَرَائِعِ دِينِي وَ خَوَاتِيمِ عَمَلِي وَ قَلْبِي لِقَلْبِكُمْ سِلْمٌ وَ اَمْرِي لِاَمْرِكُمْ مُتَّبِعٌ صَلَوَاتُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْكُمْ وَ عَلَى اَرْوَاحِكُمْ وَ عَلَى اَجْسَادِكُمْ وَ عَلَى اَجْسَامِكُمْ وَ عَلَى شَاهِدِكُمْ وَ عَلَى غَائِبِكُمْ وَ عَلَى ظَاهِرِكُمْ وَ عَلَى بَاطِنِكُمْ.

Then, you may throw yourself on the tomb, kiss it, and say these words:

بِاَبِي اَنْتَ وَ اُمِّي يَا ابْنَ رَسُولِ اللّٰهِ بِاَبِي اَنْتَ وَ اُمِّي يَا اَبَا عَبْدِ اللّٰهِ لَقَدْ عَظُمَتِ الرَّزِيَّةُ وَ جَلَّتِ الْمُصِيبَةُ بِكَ عَلَيْنَا وَ عَلَى جَمِيعِ اَهْلِ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَ الْاَرْضِ فَلَعَنَ اللّٰهُ اُمَّةً اَسْرَجَتْ وَ اَلْجَمَتْ وَ تَهَيَّاَتْ لِقِتَالِكَ يَا مَوْلايَ يَا اَبَا عَبْدِ اللّٰهِ قَصَدْتُ حَرَمَكَ وَ اَتَيْتُ اِلَى مَشْهَدِكَ اَسْاَلُ اللّٰهَ بِالشَّأْنِ الَّذِي لَكَ عِنْدَهُ وَ بِالْمَحَلِّ الَّذِي لَكَ لَدَيْهِ اَنْ يُصَلِّيَ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اَنْ يَجْعَلَنِي مَعَكُمْ فِي الدُّنْيَا وَ الْآخِرَةِ.

Then, you should stand up for offering a two-unit prayer next to the side of the Imam’s head. In this prayer, you can recite any Surah you like. When you finish, you should say these words:

اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي صَلَّيْتُ وَ رَكَعْتُ وَ سَجَدْتُ لَكَ وَحْدَكَ لا شَرِيكَ لَكَ لِاَنَّ الصَّلاةَ وَ الرُّكُوعَ وَ السُّجُودَ لا يَكُونُ اِلا لَكَ لِاَنَّكَ اَنْتَ اللّٰهُ لا اِلَهَ اِلا اَنْتَ اللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اَبْلِغْهُمْ عَنِّي اَفْضَلَ السَّلامِ وَ التَّحِيَّةِ وَ ارْدُدْ عَلَيَّ مِنْهُمُ السَّلامَ اللّٰهُمَّ وَ هَاتَانِ الرَّكْعَتَانِ هَدِيَّةٌ مِنِّي اِلَى مَوْلايَ الْحُسَيْنِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ عَلَيْهِمَا السَّلامُ اللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ عَلَيْهِ وَ تَقَبَّلْ مِنِّي وَ أْجُرْنِي عَلَى ذَلِكَ بِاَفْضَلِ اَمَلِي وَ رَجَائِي فِيكَ وَ فِي وَلِيِّكَ يَا وَلِيَّ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ.

Then, move to the side of the Imam’s feet, stop at the place of the head of ‘Ali ibn al-Husayn (‘a) and say the following words:

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ رَسُولِ اللّٰهِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ نَبِيِّ اللّٰهِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ اَمِيرِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ الْحُسَيْنِ الشَّهِيدِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ اَيُّهَا الشَّهِيدُ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ اَيُّهَا الْمَظْلُومُ وَ ابْنُ الْمَظْلُومِ لَعَنَ اللّٰهُ اُمَّةً قَتَلَتْكَ وَ لَعَنَ اللّٰهُ اُمَّةً ظَلَمَتْكَ وَ لَعَنَ اللّٰهُ اُمَّةً سَمِعَتْ بِذَلِكَ فَرَضِيَتْ بِهِ.

You should then throw yourself on the tomb, kiss it, and say the following words:

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَلِيَّ اللّٰهِ وَ ابْنَ وَلِيِّهِ لَقَدْ عَظُمَتِ الْمُصِيبَةُ وَ جَلَّتِ الرَّزِيَّةُ بِكَ عَلَيْنَا وَ عَلَى جَمِيعِ الْمُسْلِمِينَ فَلَعَنَ اللّٰهُ اُمَّةً قَتَلَتْكَ وَ اَبْرَاُ اِلَى اللّٰهِ وَ اِلَيْكَ مِنْهُمْ.

You should then leave from the door that is at the side of ‘Ali ibn al-Husayn’s feet, direct towards the martyrs, and say the following words:

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكُمْ يَا اَوْلِيَاءَ اللّٰهِ وَ اَحِبَّاءَهُ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكُمْ يَا اَصْفِيَاءَ اللّٰهِ وَ اَوِدَّاءَهُ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكُمْ يَا اَنْصَارَ دِينِ اللّٰهِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكُمْ يَا اَنْصَارَ رَسُولِ اللّٰهِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكُمْ يَا اَنْصَارَ اَمِيرِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكُمْ يَا اَنْصَارَ فَاطِمَةَ سَيِّدَةِ نِسَاءِ الْعَالَمِينَ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكُمْ يَا اَنْصَارَ اَبِي مُحَمَّدٍ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ الْوَلِيِّ [الزَّكِيِ‏] النَّاصِحِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكُمْ يَا اَنْصَارَ اَبِي عَبْدِ اللّٰهِ بِاَبِي اَنْتُمْ وَ اُمِّي طِبْتُمْ وَ طَابَتِ الْاَرْضُ الَّتِي [اَنْتُمْ‏] فِيهَا دُفِنْتُمْ وَ فُزْتُمْ فَوْزا عَظِيما فَيَا لَيْتَنِي كُنْتُ مَعَكُمْ فَاَفُوزَ مَعَكُمْ .

You should then return to the place near the head of Imam al-Husayn (‘a), supplicate Almighty Allah as much as you can, and pray for yourself, your family members, your parents, and your friends, because any prayer in the holy shrine of Imam al-Husayn (‘a) shall never be rejected.

EXPLANATIONS ABOUT THE ADDITIONS IN ZIYARAH WARITH

Commentary: Known as Ziyarah Warith, this form of ziyarah has been quoted from Shaykh al-Tusi’s book of Misbah al-Mutahajjid, which is one of the most sublime, reliable, and famous books in the scholastic milieus. I have therefore quoted this form of ziyarah from this honorable book without leaning on any other means or reference book. Hence, the sealing statement of this form was the following:

فيا ليتنى كنت معكم فافوز معكم‏

However, some books add the following statements thereafter:

فى الجنان مع النّبيّين و الصّديقين و الشّهداء و الصّالحين و حسن اولئك رفيقا.السّلام على من كان فى الحائر معكم و على من لم يكن فى الحائر معكم ....

These surplus statements and their likes are considered excessive,since they have not been mentioned in the reporter traditions; therefore, they are fabrications that have been forged against the traditions of the Holy Imams.