Ziyarah of Imam Ali Naqi Al-Hadi (pbuh)
By: Faez Karimi
Recitation of this ziyarah of holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh &hp)ís tenth infallible descendant Hazret Imam Ali Naqi bin Muhammad Al-Hadi (pbuh), who was born on 5th Rajab, is much rewarding. His holy shrine is housed in the holy city of Samra, Iraq.
Peace be on both of you, O the representatives of Allah!
Peace be on both of you,.
O the decisive arguments of Allah! Peace be on both of you,
O the light of Allah in the darkness of the (ignorant) world!
Peace be on both of you;
Allah was the first to lay down your privileges.
I have come to visit you, aware of your rights, averse to your enemies,
attached to your friends;
I believe in that which you accepted as true,
I say "no" to that which you rejected as false,
I take as true that which you
determined as genuine,
I refute that which you proved false,
I had besought Allah, my Lord and your Lord,
to make me happy
by making my visit to you possible,
to send blessings on Muhammad
and on his children,
and to let your company in the Paradise be my sustenance,
along with your pious forefathers,
I also asked Him to save my neck
from the fire of the Hell,
to preserve me under your patronage,
in your group,
to maintain friendship between me and you,
and not to let my love for you and
your forefathers dissipate,
not to let any this visit to you be my last Ziyaarat,
and to raise me on the Day of Judgment to be with you
In the Paradise, through His Mercy.
May Allah, let me live in your
love and die as your follower.
O Allah send to Hell those who
usurped the rights of the Aali Muhammad take revenge from them,
O Allah curse the instigators as well as the followers increase their punishment,
throw them, their friends their sympathisers, and their followers,
into the lowest tiers of the burning Fire.
Verily, Thou art able to do all things,
O Allah send back Thy representative, the son of your representative, at once,
and let us be with him, O the Most Merciful!
ZIYAARAT MUTLAQAH ALI BIN MUHAMMAD AL NAQI
Peace be on you, O Abal Hasan, Ali ibn Muhammad,
the pious guide,
the bright light,
and also mercy and blessings of Allah!
Peace be on you, O the sincerely attached friend of Allah!
Peace be on you, O the confidant of Allah!
Peace be on you, O the rope of Allah!
Peace be on you, O he who belongs to the family chosen by Allah exclusively for Himself!
Peace be on you, O the good of Allah!
Peace be on you, O the intimate friend of Allah!
Peace be on you, O the trustee of Allah!
Peace be on you, O the proof of Allah!
Peace be on you, O the dearest beloved of Allah!
Peace be on you, O the light who gives light to the other lights!
Peace be on you, O the pride of the virtuous!
Peace be on you, O the son of the upright!
Peace be on you, O the essence of the purified!
Peace be on you, O the argument of the Beneficent!
Peace be on you, O the essential of the faith!
Peace be on you, O the master of the faithfuls!
Peace be on you, O the guardian of the pious!
Peace be on you, O the symbol of guidance!
Peace be on you, O the ally of the God-fearing!
Peace be on you, O the mainstay of the religion!
Peace be on you, O the son of the last Prophet!
Peace be on you, O the son of the first successor!
Peace be on you, O the son of Fatimah Zahra
the prime leader of the women of the worlds!
Peace be on you, O the faithful trustee!
Peace be on you, O the favourite symbol!
Peace be on you, O the innocent God-fearing!
Peace be on you, O the decisive argument over all people of every age and clime!
Peace be on you, O he who studied and interpreted the Holy Quran!
Peace be on you, O he who taught to distinguish between lawful and unlawful!
Peace be on you, O the guardian who always gave sincere advice!
Peace be on you, O the evident example!
Peace be on you, O the bright star! I bear witness, O my Mawlaa, O Abal Hasan, that, verily you are the decisive argument of Allah over the mankind,
His representative among the people,
His trusted administrator in His lands,
His witness over His servants,
I bear witness that, verily, you are the words of piety,
door of guidance and the safe handle,
you are the evident proof for those who are on the earth and for those
who are deep down the layers of the soil;
I bear witness that, verily you are infallible,
free from defects, the identity of Allah's grace,
the preferred choice of Allah to demonstrate His proofs,
the spokesman of Allah, the essential principle who protects the people,
and on account of whom the social life sustains itself and grows;
I say under oath, O my Mawlaa,
that I have faith in you, your forefathers and your children,
I follow all of you in my personal affairs,
in my religious performance,
in my day-to-day conduct;
my return and my destination also are the same as yours .
I make friends with those who befriend you,
I strive against those who oppose you;
I believe in all of you,
whether invisible or visible,
in those of you who came first;
in those of you who came last .
My father and mother are at your disposal, Peace be on you.
And also mercy and blessings of Allah.
O Allah send blessings on Muhammad and on the children of Muhammad,
and send blessings on Thy faithful demonstrator,
Thy sagacious representative,
Thy chosen trustee,
Thy sincerely attached guide,
Thy Right Path, the most important approach,
the just and equitable course,
the light of the faithfuls hearts,
the friend of the God-fearing,
the comrade of the sincere,
O Allah send blessings on our Masters,
Muhammad and his Ahl ul Bayt,
and send blessings on Ali bin Muhammad, the infallible guide,
free from errors and faults;
he kept himself aloof from temptations and served Thee,
tumult and discord seized him,
troubles and sorrows surrounded him,
thoroughly tried and tested,
(but) he endured without complaint;
the spiritual guide of Thy servants,
the blessing for the human civilization,
the destination of Thy mercy,
Thou entrusted him with Thy wisdom,
he led unto Thy Paradise,
gave knowledge and wisdom to Thy created beings,
and showed them the right path,
whom Thou chose, preferred and elected to take the place of Thy Prophet among his ummah,
and gave him the responsibility of keeping intact the prescript of his religion.
So, he confidently accomplished the onerous task of his succession,
let it grow and spread,
strengthened its hold,
difficulties did not confuse him,
complications did not obscure
his judgment, he examined and exposed intricate issues,
sealed the loopholes,
carried out that which has been made obligatory,
O Allah just as Thou made him a source of delight for Thy Prophet,
raise him to the highest height,
give him the most fitting reward that suits him,bless him,
convey our greetings and salutations to him.
and give us, on account of our love for him,
Thy bounties, favours, amnesty and approval,
verily, Thou art the owner of superabundant benefits and bounties.
|"Knowledge is better than wealth because it protects you while you have to guard wealth. it decreases if you keep on spending it but the more you make use of knowledge ,the more it increases . what you get through wealth disappears as soon as wealth
disappears but what you achieve through knowledge will remain even after you."
(Hazrat Ali Ibne Abi Talib (A.S)|