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

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


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


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Fourth: The author of Matla’ al-Shams (a book of history) has mentioned that Shah ‘Abbas I (AD 1588–1629) resided in Mashhad on the twenty-fifth of Dhu’l-Hijjah, AH 1006 after ‘Abd al-Rahman the Uzbek had robbed the holy shrine of Imam al-Rida, leaving nothing except the golden fence. On the twenty-eighth of the same month, Shah ‘Abbas I headed towards the city of Harat and brought back all the robbed things and arranged the affairs in that city. When he came back to Mashhad, he resided for a whole month during which he reconstructed the yard of Imam al-Rida’s holy shrine, conferred upon the custodians of that holy place generously, and endued them with his kindness. When he returned to Iraq, he visited Khurasan again in AH 1008 and spent the entire winter there. During this period, he had the honor of serving the holy shrine by himself.


Fulfilling the vow that he had made, Shah ‘Abbas I, in AH 1009, traveled to the holy shrine of Imam al-Rida walking. He covered this long distance in twenty-eight days. When he arrived in Khurasan, he ordered to enlarge the yard of the holy shrine. At that time, the entrance to the holy shrine was from the hall known as ‘Ali Shir’s Hall, which was an untidy hall to the end of one side of the holy shrine. Shah ‘Abbas I thus ordered the yard to be reconstructed in a way making this hall lie in its center. He then built another hall in the opposite side. He also built a central way that passed through the two gates of the yard and the hall and enrolled the city from its western gate to the eastern. He also dug out many springs and channels in the city. In the middle of this public central street, he dug a rivulet flowing to a big pond that he made in the center of the yard of the holy shrine to penetrate it towards the eastern side of the street.

The inscriptions found on these buildings were carved by Mirza Muhammad Rida Sadr al-Kuttab, ‘Ali Rida al-’Abbasi, and Muhammad Rida al-Imami.

Shah ‘Abbas I also gilded the blessed dome, as is known from the inscription carved on this dome and reading the following: “In the Name of Allah; the All-beneficent, the All-merciful. This is one of the greatest successful matters that Allah the All-glorified has granted to the greatest Sultan, the lord of the Iranians, the owner of the Prophetic immaculate lineage and the ‘Alid dazzling pedigree, who seeks blessings from the dust of the feet of the custodians of this Divinely purified shrine and the visitors of this Paradisiacal, shining garden, and who propagates the traditions of his infallible forefathers, the Safavid Sultan and the son of the Sultan, Abu’l-Muzaffar Shah ‘Abbas al-Husayni al-Musawi Bahadir Khan who had the pleasure to walk on feet from the sultanate house in Isfahan to visit this most honorable sanctuary. He had the honor of gilding this dome from his purest money in AH 1010. This was finished in AH 1016.”


In his book of I’lam al-Wara bi-A’lam al-Huda, al-Tabrisi, after mentioning some miracles of Imam al-Rida (‘a), states the following:

“The miraculous blessings of Imam al-Rida’s holy shrine that were shown to people after his demise, as well as the signs and marvelous matters that the creatures saw in that place and to which the general and the elite people submitted and of which the dissidents and the adherents (of him) confessed up to this day are too many to be counted. In that holy shrine, blind and leprous people were cured, prayers were responded, requests were granted, and intricate matters were relieved. We have certainly seen many examples of these miracles without doubt.”

In his book of Ithbat al-Hudat, the sublime Shaykh al-Hurr al-’Amili, after quoting the aforesaid statement of al-Tabrisi, says the following:

“The author of this book, Muhammad ibn al-Hasan al-Hurr, says: I myself have seen many of such miracles as Shaykh al-Tabrisi did and I have been certain of them as Shaykh al-Tabrisi was. That was during my neighborhood of the holy shrine for twenty-six years. I have also heard about such miracles in such a certain way that it exceeds the uninterruptability of the chains of authority. I cannot remember that I would not be granted any request that I prayed for in this holy shrine. All praise be to Allah for so. However, because details of this topic are too lengthy to be mentioned in this book, I am resorting to mentioning a summary of it.”


Shaykh ‘Abbas al-Qummi, the author of this book, says: We do not need to mention the miraculous things that were shown from this sacred Paradisiacal place in the past and that have been taking place in every age. In Section Two of this book, within the recommended rites at the twenty-seventh night of Rajab, I have cited a discussion related to this topic.

Let us close up this chapter with mentioning a couple of poetic verses composed by al-Jami, praising Imam al-Rida (‘a):

Peace be upon the family of Taha and Yasin.

Peace be upon the family of the Prophets.

Peace be upon a garden in which resided,

an Imam about whom kingship and religion are boasted.



This chapter is composed of two sections, as follows:




When you arrive in Samarra’ (also called Surra-man-Ra’a; central Iraq) and intend to visit the two Imams (i.e. al-Hadi and al-’Askari), you may bathe yourself and commit yourself to all the etiquettes of entering the holy shrines. You may then walk with tranquility and gravity. When you are at the gate of the holy shrine, you may ask permission of entrance by saying the aforesaid forms of asking permission of entrance (i.e. Isti’dhan), which have been cited in the first pages of this section of the book. You may then enter the holy shrine and visit the two Imams with the following form of ziyarah, which is considered the most authentic:

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكُمَا يَا وَلِيَّيِ اللّٰهِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكُمَا يَا حُجَّتَيِ اللّٰهِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكُمَا يَا نُورَيِ اللّٰهِ فِي ظُلُمَاتِ الْاَرْضِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكُمَا يَا مَنْ بَدَا لِلَّهِ فِي شَأْنِكُمَا اَتَيْتُكُمَا زَائِرا عَارِفا بِحَقِّكُمَا مُعَادِيا لِاَعْدَائِكُمَا مُوَالِيا لِاَوْلِيَائِكُمَا مُؤْمِنا بِمَا آمَنْتُمَا بِهِ كَافِرا بِمَا كَفَرْتُمَا بِهِ مُحَقِّقا لِمَا حَقَّقْتُمَا مُبْطِلا لِمَا اَبْطَلْتُمَا اَسْاَلُ اللّٰهَ رَبِّي وَ رَبَّكُمَا اَنْ يَجْعَلَ حَظِّي مِنْ زِيَارَتِكُمَا الصَّلاةَ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِهِ وَ اَنْ يَرْزُقَنِي مُرَافَقَتَكُمَا فِي الْجِنَانِ مَعَ آبَائِكُمَا الصَّالِحِينَ وَ اَسْاَلُهُ اَنْ يُعْتِقَ رَقَبَتِي مِنَ النَّارِ وَ يَرْزُقَنِي شَفَاعَتَكُمَا وَ مُصَاحَبَتَكُمَا، وَ يُعَرِّفَ بَيْنِي وَ بَيْنَكُمَا وَ لا يَسْلُبَنِي حُبَّكُمَا وَ حُبَّ آبَائِكُمَا الصَّالِحِينَ وَ اَنْ لا يَجْعَلَهُ آخِرَ الْعَهْدِ مِنْ زِيَارَتِكُمَا وَ يَحْشُرَنِي مَعَكُمَا فِي الْجَنَّةِ بِرَحْمَتِهِ اللّٰهُمَّ ارْزُقْنِي حُبَّهُمَا وَ تَوَفَّنِي عَلَى مِلَّتِهِمَا اللّٰهُمَّ الْعَنْ ظَالِمِي آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ حَقَّهُمْ وَ انْتَقِمْ مِنْهُمْ اللّٰهُمَّ الْعَنِ الْاَوَّلِينَ مِنْهُمْ وَ الْآخِرِينَ وَ ضَاعِفْ عَلَيْهِمُ الْعَذَابَ وَ ابْلُغْ بِهِمْ وَ بِاَشْيَاعِهِمْ وَ مُحِبِّيهِمْ وَ مُتَّبِعِيهِمْ اَسْفَلَ دَرْكٍ مِنَ الْجَحِيمِ اِنَّكَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْ‏ءٍ قَدِيرٌ اللّٰهُمَّ عَجِّلْ فَرَجَ وَلِيِّكَ وَ ابْنِ وَلِيِّكَ وَ اجْعَلْ فَرَجَنَا مَعَ فَرَجِهِمْ [فَرَجِهِ‏] يَا اَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِينَ.

You may then pray for yourself and your parents painstakingly. You may choose any supplication to say.

If you can reach their tombs, you may offer a two-unit prayer there. If you can only reach the mosque, you may offer the prayer there and pray Almighty Allah for anything you wish, for He is nigh and responding.

This mosque is adjacent to the house of the two Imams, peace of Allah be upon them, where they used to perform the prayers.


The aforesaid form of ziyarah has been cited according to the book of Kamil al-Ziyarah. However, Shaykh Muhammad ibn al-Mashhadi, Shaykh al-Mufid, and al-Shahid, in their books on forms of ziyarah, have recorded it with little difference. After the phrase:

وَيَحْشُرَنِيْ مَعَاكُمَا فِي الْجَنَّةِ بِرَحْمَتِةِ

They added the following: You may then approach towards the two tombs, throw yourself on them, kiss them, and place your two cheeks on them. When you raise your head, you may say the following words:

اللّهمّ ارزقنى حبّهم و توفّنى على ملّتهم...

Up to the end of the aforesaid form of ziyarah.

They then added: You may now offer four units of prayer next to the side of the Imam’s head. Then, you may offer any other prayers... etc.


Imam ‘Ali al-Hadi and Imam al-Hasan al-’Askari were buried in their house. The door of this house was sometimes opened before the Shi’ah to enter the house and visit the two Imams near their tombs, but it was sometimes closed before them and they would have to stop for visiting the two Imams in front of the window that is situated in the opposite wall of the tomb.

In the introduction of the report of the aforesaid form of ziyarah, the following statement can be read:

After bathing yourself for ziyarah, you may say the following words if you are able to reach the tombs; otherwise, you may point to them with statements of salutations while you are standing at the window of the door that is on the street.

Hence, a visitor who is unable to approach the tomb may offer the Ziyarah Prayer at the mosque.

When this matter became unbearable for the loyalist Shi’ah, they demolished the house and constructed in its place the current dome, shrine, portico, and hall. The mosque has therefore become inside the holy shrine.

It is known that this mosque is now situated in the rectangular hall that is attached to the hall lying behind the tombs of the two Imams. However, others claim that the portico that is situated behind the two tombs is part of the mosque. So is a one cubit width of the holy shrine. At any rate, the visitors in the present age have been saved of this problem.


The forms of ziyarah of Imam al-Hadi and Imam al-’Askari are of two types; one is particular to each Imam while the other is common between them. These forms of ziyarah are mentioned in the books dedicated to this purpose with many obtainable copies for those who wish to visit the Imams with. If there is enough time and possibility, the dear visitor is advised to say the famous form of ziyarah known as al-Ziyarah al-Jami’ah al-Kabirah, which will be soon cited in this book. This comprehensive form of ziyarah comprises eloquent and well-expressed phrases expressing the highest ranks of obedience and submission to the Holy Imams as well as profession of their great and lofty ranks, as issued by the source of sublimity and superbity; namely, Imam ‘Ali ibn Muhammad al-Hadi, peace be upon him.


In his book of Misbah al-Za’ir, Sayyid Ibn Tawus has restricted to each of the two Imams (namely, al-Hadi and al-’Askari) a long form of ziyarah, form of invocation of Allah’s blessing on them, and a supplicatory prayer to be said after the Ziyarah Prayer.

Because these forms of ziyarah are full of excellent points, we will mention them hereinafter even if this may lead us to extend the book.

Sayyid Ibn Tawus says:

When you arrive at the holy place of Imam al-Hadi (‘a) in Samarra’, you may immediately perform the ritual bathing of ziyarah, put on the cleanest of your clothes, and walk with tranquility and gravity towards the holy shrine. When you reach the gate, you may ask permission of entrance, by saying the following words:

اَ اَدْخُلُ يَا نَبِيَّ اللّٰهِ اَ اَدْخُلُ يَا اَمِيرَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ اَ اَدْخُلُ يَا فَاطِمَةُ الزَّهْرَاءُ سَيِّدَةَ نِسَاءِ الْعَالَمِينَ اَ اَدْخُلُ يَا مَوْلايَ الْحَسَنَ بْنَ عَلِيٍّ اَ اَدْخُلُ يَا مَوْلايَ الْحُسَيْنَ بْنَ عَلِيٍّ اَ اَدْخُلُ يَا مَوْلايَ عَلِيَّ بْنَ الْحُسَيْنِ اَ اَدْخُلُ يَا مَوْلايَ مُحَمَّدَ بْنَ عَلِيٍّ اَ اَدْخُلُ يَا مَوْلايَ جَعْفَرَ بْنَ مُحَمَّدٍ اَ اَدْخُلُ يَا مَوْلايَ مُوسَى بْنَ جَعْفَرٍ اَ اَدْخُلُ يَا مَوْلايَ عَلِيَّ بْنَ مُوسَى اَ اَدْخُلُ يَا مَوْلايَ مُحَمَّدَ بْنَ عَلِيٍّ اَ اَدْخُلُ يَا مَوْلايَ يَا اَبَا الْحَسَنِ عَلِيَّ بْنَ مُحَمَّدٍ اَ اَدْخُلُ يَا مَوْلايَ يَا اَبَا مُحَمَّدٍ الْحَسَنَ بْنَ عَلِيٍّ اَ اَدْخُلُ يَا مَلائِكَةَ اللّٰهِ الْمُوَكَّلِينَ بِهَذَا الْحَرَمِ الشَّرِيفِ.


You may then enter the holy shrine preceding your right foot to the left. When you stop on the tomb of Imam Abu’l-Hasan al-Hadi, peace be upon him, directing your face towards the tomb and your back towards the kiblah direction, you may repeat the following word one hundred times:

اللّه اكبر

You may then say the following words:

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا اَبَا الْحَسَنِ عَلِيَّ بْنَ مُحَمَّدٍ الزَّكِيَّ الرَّاشِدَ النُّورَ الثَّاقِبَ وَ رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ وَ بَرَكَاتُهُ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا صَفِيَّ اللّٰهِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا سِرَّ اللّٰهِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا حَبْلَ اللّٰهِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا آلَ اللّٰهِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا خِيَرَةَ اللّٰهِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا صَفْوَةَ اللّٰهِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا اَمِينَ اللّٰهِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا حَقَّ اللّٰهِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا حَبِيبَ اللّٰهِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا نُورَ الْاَنْوَارِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا زَيْنَ الْاَبْرَارِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا سَلِيلَ الْاَخْيَارِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا عُنْصُرَ الْاَطْهَارِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا حُجَّةَ الرَّحْمَنِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا رُكْنَ الْاِيمَانِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا مَوْلَى الْمُؤْمِنِينَ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَلِيَّ الصَّالِحِينَ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا عَلَمَ الْهُدَى السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا حَلِيفَ التُّقَى السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا عَمُودَ الدِّينِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ خَاتَمِ النَّبِيِّينَ، السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ سَيِّدِ الْوَصِيِّينَ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ فَاطِمَةَ الزَّهْرَاءِ سَيِّدَةِ نِسَاءِ الْعَالَمِينَ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ اَيُّهَا الْاَمِينُ الْوَفِيُّ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ اَيُّهَا الْعَلَمُ الرَّضِيُّ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ اَيُّهَا الزَّاهِدُ التَّقِيُّ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ اَيُّهَا الْحُجَّةُ عَلَى الْخَلْقِ اَجْمَعِينَ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ اَيُّهَا التَّالِي لِلْقُرْآنِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ اَيُّهَا الْمُبَيِّنُ لِلْحَلالِ مِنَ الْحَرَامِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ اَيُّهَا الْوَلِيُّ النَّاصِحُ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ اَيُّهَا الطَّرِيقُ الْوَاضِحُ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ اَيُّهَا النَّجْمُ اللائِحُ اَشْهَدُ يَا مَوْلايَ يَا اَبَا الْحَسَنِ اَنَّكَ حُجَّةُ اللّٰهِ عَلَى خَلْقِهِ وَ خَلِيفَتُهُ فِي بَرِيَّتِهِ وَ اَمِينُهُ فِي بِلادِهِ وَ شَاهِدُهُ عَلَى عِبَادِهِ، وَ اَشْهَدُ اَنَّكَ كَلِمَةُ التَّقْوَى وَ بَابُ الْهُدَى وَ الْعُرْوَةُ الْوُثْقَى وَ الْحُجَّةُ عَلَى مَنْ فَوْقَ الْاَرْضِ وَ مَنْ تَحْتَ الثَّرَى وَ اَشْهَدُ اَنَّكَ الْمُطَهَّرُ مِنَ الذُّنُوبِ الْمُبَرَّاُ مِنَ الْعُيُوبِ وَ الْمُخْتَصُّ بِكَرَامَةِ اللّٰهِ وَ الْمَحْبُوُّ بِحُجَّةِ اللّٰهِ وَ الْمَوْهُوبُ لَهُ كَلِمَةُ اللّٰهِ وَ الرُّكْنُ الَّذِي يَلْجَاُ اِلَيْهِ الْعِبَادُ وَ تُحْيَا بِهِ الْبِلادُ وَ اَشْهَدُ يَا مَوْلايَ اَنِّي بِكَ وَ بِآبَائِكَ وَ اَبْنَائِكَ مُوقِنٌ مُقِرٌّ وَ لَكُمْ تَابِعٌ فِي ذَاتِ نَفْسِي وَ شَرَائِعِ دِينِي وَ خَاتِمَةِ عَمَلِي وَ مُنْقَلَبِي وَ مَثْوَايَ وَ اَنِّي وَلِيٌّ لِمَنْ وَالاكُمْ وَ عَدُوٌّ لِمَنْ عَادَاكُمْ مُؤْمِنٌ بِسِرِّكُمْ وَ عَلانِيَتِكُمْ وَ اَوَّلِكُمْ وَ آخِرِكُمْ بِاَبِي اَنْتَ وَ اُمِّي [وَ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ‏] وَ رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ وَ بَرَكَاتُهُ.

You may then kiss the tomb and place your right and then left cheeks on it and say the following words:

اللّٰهُمَّ [صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ] صَلِّ عَلَى حُجَّتِكَ الْوَفِيِّ وَ وَلِيِّكَ الزَّكِيِّ وَ اَمِينِكَ الْمُرْتَضَى وَ صَفِيِّكَ الْهَادِي وَ صِرَاطِكَ الْمُسْتَقِيمِ وَ الْجَادَّةِ الْعُظْمَى وَ الطَّرِيقَةِ الْوُسْطَى نُورِ قُلُوبِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَ وَلِيِّ الْمُتَّقِينَ وَ صَاحِبِ الْمُخْلَصِينَ اللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اَهْلِ بَيْتِهِ وَ صَلِّ عَلَى عَلِيِّ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ الرَّاشِدِ الْمَعْصُومِ مِنَ الزَّلَلِ وَ الطَّاهِرِ مِنَ الْخَلَلِ وَ الْمُنْقَطِعِ اِلَيْكَ بِالْاَمَلِ الْمَبْلُوِّ بِالْفِتَنِ وَ الْمُخْتَبَرِ بِالْمِحَنِ وَ الْمُمْتَحَنِ بِحُسْنِ الْبَلْوَى وَ صَبْرِ الشَّكْوَى مُرْشِدِ عِبَادِكَ وَ بَرَكَةِ بِلادِكَ وَ مَحَلِّ رَحْمَتِكَ، وَ مُسْتَوْدَعِ حِكْمَتِكَ وَ الْقَائِدِ اِلَى جَنَّتِكَ الْعَالِمِ فِي بَرِيَّتِكَ وَ الْهَادِي فِي خَلِيقَتِكَ الَّذِي ارْتَضَيْتَهُ وَ انْتَجَبْتَهُ وَ اخْتَرْتَهُ لِمَقَامِ رَسُولِكَ فِي اُمَّتِهِ وَ اَلْزَمْتَهُ حِفْظَ شَرِيعَتِهِ فَاسْتَقَلَّ بِاَعْبَاءِ الْوَصِيَّةِ نَاهِضا بِهَا وَ مُضْطَلِعا بِحَمْلِهَا لَمْ يَعْثُرْ فِي مُشْكِلٍ وَ لا هَفَا فِي مُعْضِلٍ بَلْ كَشَفَ الْغُمَّةَ وَ سَدَّ الْفُرْجَةَ وَ اَدَّى الْمُفْتَرَضَ اللّٰهُمَّ فَكَمَا اَقْرَرْتَ نَاظِرَ نَبِيِّكَ بِهِ فَرَقِّهِ [فَارْفَعْ‏] دَرَجَتَهُ وَ اَجْزِلْ لَدَيْكَ مَثُوبَتَهُ وَ صَلِّ عَلَيْهِ وَ بَلِّغْهُ مِنَّا تَحِيَّةً وَ سَلاما وَ آتِنَا مِنْ لَدُنْكَ فِي مُوَالاتِهِ فَضْلا وَ اِحْسَانا وَ مَغْفِرَةً وَ رِضْوَانا اِنَّكَ ذُو الْفَضْلِ الْعَظِيمِ.

You may then offer the Ziyarah Prayer. When you accomplish, you may say the following supplicatory prayer:

يَا ذَا الْقُدْرَةِ الْجَامِعَةِ وَ الرَّحْمَةِ الْوَاسِعَةِ وَ الْمِنَنِ الْمُتَتَابِعَةِ وَ الْآلاءِ الْمُتَوَاتِرَةِ وَ الْاَيَادِي الْجَلِيلَةِ وَ الْمَوَاهِبِ الْجَزِيلَةِ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ الصَّادِقِينَ وَ اَعْطِنِي سُؤْلِي وَ اجْمَعْ شَمْلِي وَ لُمَّ شَعَثِي وَ زَكِّ عَمَلِي وَ لا تُزِغْ قَلْبِي بَعْدَ اِذْ هَدَيْتَنِي وَ لا تُزِلْ [تُزِلَ‏] قَدَمِي وَ لا تَكِلْنِي اِلَى نَفْسِي طَرْفَةَ عَيْنٍ اَبَدا وَ لا تُخَيِّبْ طَمَعِي وَ لا تُبْدِ عَوْرَتِي وَ لا تَهْتِكْ سِتْرِي وَ لا تُوحِشْنِي وَ لا تُؤْيِسْنِي وَ كُنْ بِي رَءُوفا رَحِيما وَ اهْدِنِي وَ زَكِّنِي وَ طَهِّرْنِي وَ صَفِّنِي وَ اصْطَفِنِي وَ خَلِّصْنِي وَ اسْتَخْلِصْنِي وَ اصْنَعْنِي وَ اصْطَنِعْنِي وَ قَرِّبْنِي اِلَيْكَ وَ لا تُبَاعِدْنِي مِنْكَ وَ الْطُفْ بِي وَ لا تَجْفُنِي وَ اَكْرِمْنِي وَ لا تُهِنِّي وَ مَا اَسْاَلُكَ فَلا تَحْرِمْنِي ، وَ مَا لا اَسْاَلُكَ فَاجْمَعْهُ لِي بِرَحْمَتِكَ يَا اَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِينَ وَ اَسْاَلُكَ بِحُرْمَةِ وَجْهِكَ الْكَرِيمِ وَ بِحُرْمَةِ نَبِيِّكَ مُحَمَّدٍ صَلَوَاتُكَ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهِ وَ بِحُرْمَةِ اَهْلِ بَيْتِ رَسُولِكَ اَمِيرِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ عَلِيٍّ وَ الْحَسَنِ وَ الْحُسَيْنِ وَ عَلِيٍّ وَ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ جَعْفَرٍ وَ مُوسَى وَ عَلِيٍّ وَ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ عَلِيٍّ وَ الْحَسَنِ وَ الْخَلَفِ الْبَاقِي صَلَوَاتُكَ وَ بَرَكَاتُكَ عَلَيْهِمْ اَنْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلَيْهِمْ اَجْمَعِينَ وَ تُعَجِّلَ فَرَجَ قَائِمِهِمْ بِاَمْرِكَ وَ تَنْصُرَهُ وَ تَنْتَصِرَ بِهِ لِدِينِكَ وَ تَجْعَلَنِي فِي جُمْلَةِ النَّاجِينَ بِهِ وَ الْمُخْلِصِينَ فِي طَاعَتِهِ وَ اَسْاَلُكَ بِحَقِّهِمْ لَمَّا اسْتَجَبْتَ لِي دَعْوَتِي وَ قَضَيْتَ [لِي‏] حَاجَتِي وَ اَعْطَيْتَنِي سُؤْلِي وَ كَفَيْتَنِي مَا اَهَمَّنِي مِنْ اَمْرِ دُنْيَايَ وَ آخِرَتِي يَا اَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِينَ يَا نُورُ يَا بُرْهَانُ يَا مُنِيرُ يَا مُبِينُ يَا رَبِّ اكْفِنِي شَرَّ الشُّرُورِ وَ آفَاتِ الدُّهُورِ وَ اَسْاَلُكَ النَّجَاةَ يَوْمَ يُنْفَخَ فِي الصُّورِ.

You may then pray Almighty Allah for anything you wish.

You may also repeat the following supplicatory prayer as many times as possible:

يَا عُدَّتِي عِنْدَ الْعَدَدِ [الْعُدَدِ] وَ يَا رَجَائِي وَ الْمُعْتَمَدَ وَ يَا كَهْفِي وَ السَّنَدَ يَا وَاحِدُ يَا اَحَدُ وَ يَا قُلْ هُوَ اللّٰهُ اَحَدٌ اَسْاَلُكَ اللّٰهُمَّ بِحَقِّ مَنْ خَلَقْتَ مِنْ خَلْقِكَ وَ لَمْ تَجْعَلْ فِي خَلْقِكَ مِثْلَهُمْ اَحَدا صَلِّ عَلَى جَمَاعَتِهِمْ ..

You may now submit your requests (before Almighty Allah).

Imam al-Hadi, peace be upon him, is reported to have said, “I have besought Allah the Almighty and All-majestic not to disappoint any one who says this supplicatory prayer in my shrine.”


Shaykh al-Tusi has reported through a considerable chain of authority that Imam al-Hasan al-’Askari (‘a) said, “My grave will be in Surra-man-Ra’a (currently Samarra’). It will be shelter for the people of the two parties.” Explaining this saying, Shaykh al-Majlisi says that ‘people of the two parties’ means the Shi’ah and the Sunnah. This means that the virtue of the Imam (‘a) includes both his adherents and his enemies. Similarly, the holy tomb of Imam al-Kazim and Imam al-Jawad is shelter for the people of Baghdad.

Sayyid Ibn Tawus says that once you intend to visit the holy tomb of Imam al-Hasan al-’Askari (‘a), you may do all the prefatory acts of visiting Imam ‘Ali al-Hadi (‘a), as previously cited.

You may then stop at the tomb and say the following words:

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا مَوْلايَ يَا اَبَا مُحَمَّدٍ الْحَسَنَ بْنَ عَلِيٍّ الْهَادِيَ الْمُهْتَدِيَ وَ رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ وَ بَرَكَاتُهُ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَلِيَّ اللّٰهِ وَ ابْنَ اَوْلِيَائِهِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا حُجَّةَ اللّٰهِ وَ ابْنَ حُجَجِهِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا صَفِيَّ اللّٰهِ وَ ابْنَ اَصْفِيَائِهِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا خَلِيفَةَ اللّٰهِ وَ ابْنَ خُلَفَائِهِ وَ اَبَا خَلِيفَتِهِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ خَاتَمِ النَّبِيِّينَ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ سَيِّدِ الْوَصِيِّينَ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ اَمِيرِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ سَيِّدَةِ نِسَاءِ الْعَالَمِينَ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ الْاَئِمَّةِ الْهَادِينَ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ الْاَوْصِيَاءِ الرَّاشِدِينَ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا عِصْمَةَ الْمُتَّقِينَ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا اِمَامَ الْفَائِزِينَ السلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا رُكْنَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا فَرَجَ الْمَلْهُوفِينَ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ الْاَنْبِيَاءِ الْمُنْتَجَبِينَ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا خَازِنَ عِلْمِ وَصِيِّ رَسُولِ اللّٰهِ، السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ اَيُّهَا الدَّاعِي بِحُكْمِ اللّٰهِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ اَيُّهَا النَّاطِقُ بِكِتَابِ اللّٰهِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا حُجَّةَ الْحُجَجِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا هَادِيَ الْاُمَمِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَلِيَّ النِّعَمِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا عَيْبَةَ الْعِلْمِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا سَفِينَةَ الْحِلْمِ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا اَبَا الْاِمَامِ الْمُنْتَظَرِ الظَّاهِرَةِ لِلْعَاقِلِ حُجَّتُهُ وَ الثَّابِتَةِ فِي الْيَقِينِ مَعْرِفَتُهُ الْمُحْتَجَبِ عَنْ اَعْيُنِ الظَّالِمِينَ وَ الْمُغَيَّبِ عَنْ دَوْلَةِ الْفَاسِقِينَ وَ الْمُعِيدِ رَبُّنَا بِهِ الْاِسْلامَ جَدِيدا بَعْدَ الانْطِمَاسِ ، وَ الْقُرْآنَ غَضّا بَعْدَ الانْدِرَاسِ اَشْهَدُ يَا مَوْلايَ اَنَّكَ اَقَمْتَ الصَّلاةَ وَ آتَيْتَ الزَّكَاةَ وَ اَمَرْتَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَ نَهَيْتَ عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ وَ دَعَوْتَ اِلَى سَبِيلِ رَبِّكَ بِالْحِكْمَةِ وَ الْمَوْعِظَةِ الْحَسَنَةِ وَ عَبَدْتَ اللّٰهَ مُخْلِصا حَتَّى اَتَاكَ الْيَقِينُ اَسْاَلُ اللّٰهَ بِالشَّأْنِ الَّذِي لَكُمْ عِنْدَهُ اَنْ يَتَقَبَّلَ زِيَارَتِي لَكُمْ وَ يَشْكُرَ سَعْيِي اِلَيْكُمْ وَ يَسْتَجِيبَ دُعَائِي بِكُمْ وَ يَجْعَلَنِي مِنْ اَنْصَارِ الْحَقِّ وَ اَتْبَاعِهِ وَ اَشْيَاعِهِ وَ مَوَالِيهِ وَ مُحِبِّيهِ وَ السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ وَ رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ وَ بَرَكَاتُهُ.

You may then kiss the tomb, place your right and then left cheeks on it, and say the following words:

اللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اَهْلِ بَيْتِهِ وَ صَلِّ عَلَى الْحَسَنِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ الْهَادِي اِلَى دِينِكَ وَ الدَّاعِي اِلَى سَبِيلِكَ عَلَمِ الْهُدَى وَ مَنَارِ التُّقَى وَ مَعْدِنِ الْحِجَى وَ مَأْوَى النُّهَى وَ غَيْثِ الْوَرَى وَ سَحَابِ الْحِكْمَةِ وَ بَحْرِ الْمَوْعِظَةِ وَ وَارِثِ الْاَئِمَّةِ وَ الشَّهِيدِ عَلَى الْاُمَّةِ الْمَعْصُومِ الْمُهَذَّبِ وَ الْفَاضِلِ الْمُقَرَّبِ وَ الْمُطَهَّرِ مِنَ الرِّجْسِ الَّذِي وَرَّثْتَهُ عِلْمَ الْكِتَابِ وَ اَلْهَمْتَهُ فَصْلَ الْخِطَابِ وَ نَصَبْتَهُ عَلَما لِاَهْلِ قِبْلَتِكَ وَ قَرَنْتَ طَاعَتَهُ بِطَاعَتِكَ وَ فَرَضْتَ مَوَدَّتَهُ عَلَى جَمِيعِ خَلِيقَتِكَ اللّٰهُمَّ فَكَمَا اَنَابَ بِحُسْنِ الْاِخْلاصِ فِي تَوْحِيدِكَ وَ اَرْدَى مَنْ خَاضَ فِي تَشْبِيهِكَ وَ حَامَى عَنْ اَهْلِ الْاِيمَانِ بِكَ فَصَلِّ يَا رَبِّ عَلَيْهِ صَلاةً يَلْحَقُ بِهَا مَحَلَّ الْخَاشِعِينَ وَ يَعْلُو فِي الْجَنَّةِ بِدَرَجَةِ جَدِّهِ خَاتَمِ النَّبِيِّينَ وَ بَلِّغْهُ مِنَّا تَحِيَّةً وَ سَلاما وَ آتِنَا مِنْ لَدُنْكَ فِي مُوَالاتِهِ فَضْلا وَ اِحْسَانا وَ مَغْفِرَةً وَ رِضْوَانا اِنَّكَ ذُو فَضْلٍ عَظِيمٍ وَ مَنٍّ جَسِيمٍ.

You may then offer the two-unit prayer of ziyarah. When you accomplish, you may say the following supplicatory prayer:

يَا دَائِمُ يَا دَيْمُومُ [يَا دَيُّومُ‏] يَا حَيُّ يَا قَيُّومُ يَا كَاشِفَ الْكَرْبِ وَ الْهَمِّ [وَ] يَا فَارِجَ الْغَمِّ وَ يَا بَاعِثَ الرُّسُلِ [وَ] يَا صَادِقَ الْوَعْدِ [وَ] يَا حَيُّ لا اِلَهَ اِلا اَنْتَ اَتَوَسَّلُ اِلَيْكَ بِحَبِيبِكَ [مُحَمَّدٍ] وَ وَصِيِّهِ عَلِيٍّ ابْنِ عَمِّهِ وَ صِهْرِهِ عَلَى ابْنَتِهِ الَّذِي [اللَّذَيْنِ‏] خَتَمْتَ بِهِمَا الشَّرَائِعَ وَ فَتَحْتَ [بِهِمَا] التَّأْوِيلَ وَ الطَّلائِعَ فَصَلِّ عَلَيْهِمَا صَلاةً يَشْهَدُ بِهَا الْاَوَّلُونَ وَ الْآخِرُونَ وَ يَنْجُو بِهَا الْاَوْلِيَاءُ وَ الصَّالِحُونَ وَ اَتَوَسَّلُ اِلَيْكَ بِفَاطِمَةَ الزَّهْرَاءِ وَالِدَةِ الْاَئِمَّةِ الْمَهْدِيِّينَ وَ سَيِّدَةِ نِسَاءِ الْعَالَمِينَ الْمُشَفَّعَةِ فِي شِيعَةِ اَوْلادِهَا الطَّيِّبِينَ فَصَلِّ عَلَيْهَا صَلاةً دَائِمَةً اَبَدَ الْآبِدِينَ وَ دَهْرَ الدَّاهِرِينَ وَ اَتَوَسَّلُ اِلَيْكَ بِالْحَسَنِ الرَّضِيِّ الطَّاهِرِ الزَّكِيِّ وَ الْحُسَيْنِ الْمَظْلُومِ الْمَرْضِيِّ الْبَرِّ التَّقِيِّ سَيِّدَيْ شَبَابِ اَهْلِ الْجَنَّةِ، الْاِمَامَيْنِ الْخَيِّرَيْنِ الطَّيِّبَيْنِ التَّقِيَّيْنِ النَّقِيَّيْنِ الطَّاهِرَيْنِ الشَّهِيدَيْنِ الْمَظْلُومَيْنِ الْمَقْتُولَيْنِ فَصَلِّ عَلَيْهِمَا مَا طَلَعَتْ شَمْسٌ وَ مَا غَرَبَتْ صَلاةً مُتَوَالِيَةً مُتَتَالِيَةً وَ اَتَوَسَّلُ اِلَيْكَ بِعَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحُسَيْنِ سَيِّدِ الْعَابِدِينَ الْمَحْجُوبِ مِنْ خَوْفِ الظَّالِمِينَ وَ بِمُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ الْبَاقِرِ الطَّاهِرِ النُّورِ الزَّاهِرِ الْاِمَامَيْنِ السَّيِّدَيْنِ مِفْتَاحَيِ الْبَرَكَاتِ وَ مِصْبَاحَيِ الظُّلُمَاتِ فَصَلِّ عَلَيْهِمَا مَا سَرَى لَيْلٌ وَ مَا اَضَاءَ نَهَارٌ صَلاةً تَغْدُو وَ تَرُوحُ وَ اَتَوَسَّلُ اِلَيْكَ بِجَعْفَرِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ الصَّادِقِ عَنِ اللّٰهِ وَ النَّاطِقِ فِي عِلْمِ اللّٰهِ وَ بِمُوسَى بْنِ جَعْفَرٍ الْعَبْدِ الصَّالِحِ فِي نَفْسِهِ وَ الْوَصِيِّ النَّاصِحِ الْاِمَامَيْنِ الْهَادِيَيْنِ الْمَهْدِيَّيْنِ الْوَافِيَيْنِ الْكَافِيَيْنِ فَصَلِّ عَلَيْهِمَا مَا سَبَّحَ لَكَ مَلَكٌ وَ تَحَرَّكَ لَكَ فَلَكٌ ، صَلاةً تُنْمَى وَ تَزِيدُ وَ لا تَفْنَى وَ لا تَبِيدُ وَ اَتَوَسَّلُ اِلَيْكَ بِعَلِيِّ بْنِ مُوسَى الرِّضَا وَ بِمُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ الْمُرْتَضَى الْاِمَامَيْنِ الْمُطَهَّرَيْنِ الْمُنْتَجَبَيْنِ فَصَلِّ عَلَيْهِمَا مَا اَضَاءَ صُبْحٌ وَ دَامَ صَلاةً تُرَقِّيهِمَا اِلَى رِضْوَانِكَ فِي الْعِلِّيِّينَ مِنْ جِنَانِكَ وَ اَتَوَسَّلُ اِلَيْكَ بِعَلِيِّ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ الرَّاشِدِ وَ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ الْهَادِي الْقَائِمَيْنِ بِاَمْرِ عِبَادِكَ الْمُخْتَبَرَيْنِ بِالْمِحَنِ الْهَائِلَةِ وَ الصَّابِرَيْنِ فِي الْاِحَنِ الْمَائِلَةِ فَصَلِّ عَلَيْهِمَا كِفَاءَ اَجْرِ الصَّابِرِينَ وَ اِزَاءَ ثَوَابِ الْفَائِزِينَ صَلاةً تُمَهِّدُ لَهُمَا الرِّفْعَةَ وَ اَتَوَسَّلُ اِلَيْكَ يَا رَبِّ بِاِمَامِنَا وَ مُحَقِّقِ زَمَانِنَا الْيَوْمِ الْمَوْعُودِ وَ الشَّاهِدِ الْمَشْهُودِ وَ النُّورِ الْاَزْهَرِ وَ الضِّيَاءِ الْاَنْوَرِ الْمَنْصُورِ بِالرُّعْبِ وَ الْمُظَفَّرِ بِالسَّعَادَةِ فَصَلِّ عَلَيْهِ عَدَدَ الثَّمَرِ وَ اَوْرَاقِ الشَّجَرِ وَ اَجْزَاءِ الْمَدَرِ وَ عَدَدَ الشَّعْرِ وَ الْوَبَرِ وَ عَدَدَ مَا اَحَاطَ بِهِ عِلْمُكَ وَ اَحْصَاهُ كِتَابُكَ صَلاةً يَغْبِطُهُ بِهَا الْاَوَّلُونَ وَ الْآخِرُونَ. اللّٰهُمَّ وَ احْشُرْنَا فِي زُمْرَتِهِ وَ احْفَظْنَا عَلَى طَاعَتِهِ وَ احْرُسْنَا بِدَوْلَتِهِ وَ اَتْحِفْنَا بِوِلايَتِهِ وَ انْصُرْنَا عَلَى اَعْدَائِنَا بِعِزَّتِهِ وَ اجْعَلْنَا يَا رَبِّ مِنَ التَّوَّابِينَ يَا اَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِينَ اللّٰهُمَّ وَ اِنَّ اِبْلِيسَ الْمُتَمَرِّدَ اللَّعِينَ قَدِ اسْتَنْظَرَكَ لِاِغْوَاءِ خَلْقِكَ فَاَنْظَرْتَهُ وَ اسْتَمْهَلَكَ لِاِضْلالِ عَبِيدِكَ فَاَمْهَلْتَهُ بِسَابِقِ عِلْمِكَ فِيهِ وَ قَدْ عَشَّشَ وَ كَثُرَتْ جُنُودُهُ وَ ازْدَحَمَتْ جُيُوشُهُ وَ انْتَشَرَتْ دُعَاتُهُ فِي اَقْطَارِ الْاَرْضِ فَاَضَلُّوا عِبَادَكَ وَ اَفْسَدُوا دِينَكَ وَ حَرَّفُوا الْكَلِمَ عَنْ مَوَاضِعِهِ وَ جَعَلُوا عِبَادَكَ شِيَعا مُتَفَرِّقِينَ وَ اَحْزَابا مُتَمَرِّدِينَ وَ قَدْ وَعَدْتَ نَقْضَ بُنْيَانِهِ وَ تَمْزِيقَ شَأْنِهِ فَاَهْلِكْ اَوْلادَهُ وَ جُيُوشَهُ وَ طَهِّرْ بِلادَكَ مِنِ اخْتِرَاعَاتِهِ وَ اخْتِلافَاتِهِ وَ اَرِحْ عِبَادَكَ مِنْ مَذَاهِبِهِ وَ قِيَاسَاتِهِ، وَ اجْعَلْ دَائِرَةَ السَّوْءِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَ ابْسُطْ عَدْلَكَ وَ اَظْهِرْ دِينَكَ وَ قَوِّ اَوْلِيَاءَكَ وَ اَوْهِنْ اَعْدَاءَكَ وَ اَوْرِثْ دِيَارَ اِبْلِيسَ وَ دِيَارَ اَوْلِيَائِهِ اَوْلِيَاءَكَ وَ خَلِّدْهُمْ فِي الْجَحِيمِ وَ اَذِقْهُمْ مِنَ الْعَذَابِ الْاَلِيمِ وَ اجْعَلْ لَعَائِنَكَ الْمُسْتَوْدَعَةَ فِي مَنَاحِسِ [مَنَاحِيسِ‏] الْخِلْقَةِ وَ مَشَاوِيهِ الْفِطْرَةِ دَائِرَةً عَلَيْهِمْ وَ مُوَكَّلَةً بِهِمْ وَ جَارِيَةً فِيهِمْ كُلَّ صَبَاحٍ وَ مَسَاءٍ وَ غُدُوٍّ وَ رَوَاحٍ رَبَّنَا آتِنَا فِي الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَ فِي الْآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً وَ قِنَا بِرَحْمَتِكَ عَذَابَ النَّارِ يَا اَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِينَ

You may then pray the Almighty for anything you like for yourself and your brethren-in-faith.