Ziaraat & Salawaat Upon Ahlubayt (علیه السلام)

Ziyarah of the Holy Infallibles (peace be upon them) on Fridays

Shaykh al-Tusi, in Misbah al-Mutahajjid, and Sayyid Ibn Tawus, in Jamal al-Usbu`, have mentioned within the recommended acts on Fridays that it is recommended to visit the Holy Prophet (peace and blessing on him and his family) and the Holy Imams (peace be upon them) on Fridays.
Imam Ja`far al-Sadiq (peace be upon him) is reported to have said that one who intends to visit the tombs of the Holy Prophet, Imam `Ali Amir al-Mu'minin, Lady Fatimah al-Zahra', Imam al-Hasan, Imam al-Husayn, and the Holy Imams (peace be upon them all) while he is in a remote place may bathe himself on Friday, put on two clean garbs, go to a desert, -or go up to a housetop, according to another narration- and then offer a four unit prayer reciting any Surah he can recite.
When he finishes the prayer, he may stand up, face the kiblah direction, and say the following:


اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ أَيُّهَا ٱلنَّبِيُّ
alssalamu `alayka ayyuha alnnabiyyu
Peace be upon you, O Prophet
وَرَحْمَةُ ٱللَّهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
wa rahmatu allahi wa barakatuhu
and be upon you Allah’s mercy and blessings.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ أَيُّهَا ٱلنَّبِيُّ ٱلْمُرْسَلُ
alssalamu `alayka ayyuha alnnabiyyu almursalu
Peace be upon you, O missioned Prophet,
وَٱلْوَصِيُّ ٱلْمُرْتَضَىٰ
walwasiyyu almurtada
(and peace be upon you) O well-pleased successor (of the Prophet),
وَٱلسَّيِّدَةُ ٱلْكُبْرىٰ
walssayyidatu alkubra
(and peace be upon you) O grand lady,
وَٱلسَّيِّدَةُ ٱلزَّهْرَاءُ
walssayyidatu alzzahra'u
(and peace be upon you) O Luminous lady,
وَٱلسِّبْطَانِ ٱلْمُنْتَجَبَانِ
walssibtani almuntajabani
(and peace be upon you) O two elite grandsons (of the Prophet),
وَٱلأَوْلاَدُ ٱلأَعْلاَمُ
wal-awladu al-a`lamu
(and peace be upon you) O descendants—the elite signs
وَٱلأُمَنَاءُ ٱلْمُنْتَجَبُونَ
wal'umana'u almuntajabuna
and the well-selected trustees.
جِئْتُ ٱنْقِطَاعاً إِلَيْكُمْ
ji'tu inqita`an ilaykum
Here I am devoting myself to you,
وَإِلَىٰ آبَائِكُمْ وَوَلَدِكُمُ ٱلْخَلَفِ
wa ila aba'ikum wa waladikum alkhalafi
to your fathers, and to your son, the Successor
عَلَىٰ بَرَكَةِ ٱلْحَقِّ
`ala barakati alhaqqi
on the blessing of the truth.
فَقَلْبِي لَكُمْ مُسَلِّمٌ
faqalbi lakum musallimun
My heart is thus subservient to you
وَنُصْرَتِي لَكُمْ مُعَدَّةٌ
wa nusrati lakum mu`addatun
and my support is prepared for you
حَتَّىٰ يَحْكُمَ ٱللَّهُ بِدِينِهِ
hatta yahkuma allahu bidinihi
until Allah will judge about His religion.
فَمَعَكُمْ مَعَكُمْ
fama`akum ma`akum
I am with you, verily with you
لاََ مَعَ عَدُوِّكُمْ
la ma`a `aduwwikum
but not with your enemy.
إِنِّي لَمِنَ ٱلْقَائِلينَ بِفَضْلِكُمْ
inni lamin alqa'ilina bifadlikum
I am one of them who believe in your superiority
مُقِرٌّ بِرَجْعَتِكُمْ
muqirrun biraj`atikum
and I acknowledge your Return.
لاََ أُنْكِرُ لِلَّهِ قُدْرَةً
la unkiru lillahi qudratan
I never deny the all-powerfulness of Allah
وَلاَ أَزْعُمُ إِلاَّ مَا شَاءَ ٱللَّهُ
wa la az`umu illa ma sha'a allahu
and I do not claim but that which Allah wills.
سُبْحَانَ ٱللَّهِ ذِي ٱلْمُلْكِ وَٱلْمَلَكُوتِ
subhana allahi dhi almulki walmalakuti
Glory be to Allah, Lord of kingdom and realm.
يُسَبِّحُ ٱللَّهَ بِأَسْمَائِهِ جَميعُ خَلْقِهِ
yusabbihu allaha bi'asma'ihi jami`u khalqihi
All His creatures glorify Allah by His Names.
وَٱلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ أَرْوَاحِكُمْ وَأَجْسَادِكُمْ
wa alssalamu `ala arwahikum wa ajsadikum
Peace be upon your souls and your bodies.
وَٱلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ ٱللَّهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
wa alssalamu `alaykum wa rahmatu allahi wa barakatuhu
Peace and Allah’s mercy and blessings be upon you all.

Salawaat (Invocation of Blessings) Upon the Holy Infallibles (peace be upon them) on Fridays


It is also advisable to repeat the following words that Imam `Ali (peace be upon him) mentioned in one of his sermons on Friday, as is cited in the book of al-Rawdah min al-Kafi, representing an invocation of Allah’s blessings upon the Holy Prophet (peace nad blessings upon him and his family):
«إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ وَمَلاَئِكَتَهُ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَىٰ ٱلنَّبِيِّ
inna allaha wa mala'ikatahu yusalluna `ala alnnabiyyi
“Lo! Allah and His angels shower blessings on the Prophet.
يَا أَيُّهَا ٱلَّذينَ آمَنُوٱ صَلُّوٱ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلِّمُوٱ تَسْليماً.»
ya ayyuha alladhina amanu sallu `alayhi wa sallimu tasliman
O you who believe, ask blessings on him and salute him with a worthy salutation.”
اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
allahumma salli `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
O Allah, send peace upon Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,
وَبَارِكْ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
wa barik `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
send blessings upon Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,
وَتَحَنَّنْ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
wa tahannan `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
have compassion upon Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,
وَسَلِّمْ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
wa sallim `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
and send benedictions upon Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad
كَأَفْضَلَ مَا صَلَّيْتَ وَبَارَكْتَ
ka'afdali ma sallayta wa barakta
as much as You have sent peace, blessings,
وَتَرَحَّمْتَ وَتَحَنَّنْتَ
wa tarahhamta wa tahannanta
mercy, compassion,
وَسَلَّمْتَ عَلَىٰ إِبْرَاهِيمَ وَآلِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ
wa sallamta `ala ibrahima wa ali ibrahima
and benedictions upon (Prophet) Abraham and the Household of Abraham.
إِنَّكَ حَمِيدٌ مَجِيدٌ
innaka hamidun majidun
You are verily Owner of praise, Owner of glory.
اَللَّهُمَّ أَعْطِ مُحَمَّداً ٱلْوَسيلَةَ
allahumma a`ti muhammadan alwasilata
O Allah, give Muhammad [the right of] mediation,
وَٱلشَّرَفَ وَٱلْفَضيلَةَ
walshsharafa walfadilata
honor, virtue,
وَٱلْمَنْزِلَةَ ٱلْكَريمَةَ
walmanzilata alkarimata
and noble rank.
اَللَّهُمَّ ٱجْعَلْ مُحَمَّداً وَآلَ مُحَمَّدٍ
allahumma ij`al muhammadan wa ala muhammadin
O Allah, make Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad
أَعْظَمَ ٱلْخَلاَئِقِ كُلِّهِمْ شَرَفاً يَوْمَ ٱلْقِيَامَةِ
a`zama alkhala'iqi kullihim sharafan yawma alqiyamati
to be the most honored of all Your creatures on the Resurrection Day,
وَأَقْرَبَهُمْ مِنْكَ مَقْعَداً
wa aqrabahum minka maq`adan
the closest to You in position,
وَأَوْجَهَهُمْ عِنْدَكَ يَوْمَ ٱلْقِيَامَةِ جَاهاً
wa awjahahum `indaka yawma alqiyamati jahan
the most notable with You on the Resurrection Day,
وَأَفْضَلَهُمْ عِنْدَكَ مَنْزِلَةً وَنَصيباً
wa afdalahum `indaka manzilatan wa nasiban
and the most favorable in title and status.
اَللَّهُمَّ أَعْطِ مُحَمَّداً أَشْرَفَ ٱلْمَقَامِ
allahumma a`ti muhammadan ashrafa almaqami
O Allah, give Muhammad the most honorable position,
وَحِبَاءَ ٱلسَّلاَمِ
wa hiba'a alssalami
the most abundant salutation,
وَشَفَاعَةَ ٱلإِسْلاَمِ
wa shafa`ata al-islami
and the intercession of Islam.
اَللَّهُمَّ وَأَلْحِقْنَا بِهِ غَيْرَ خَزَايَا وَلاَ نَاكِثِينَ
allahumma wa alhiqna bihi ghayra khazaya wa la nakithina
O Allah, join us to him while we are neither disgraced, nor violating,
وَلاَ نَادِمِينَ وَلاَ مُبَدِّلِينَ
wa la nadimina wa la mubaddilina
nor regretful, nor distorting.
إِلٰهَ ٱلْحَقِّ آمينَ
ilaha alhaqqi amina
O God of all worlds, respond to us.