Saturday Duas and Ziaraat

Saturday Dua of Imam Zainul Abideen (peace be upon him)


بِسْمِ ٱللَّه ٱلرَّحْمٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
bismillahi alrrahmani alrrahimi
In the Name of Allah, the All-beneficent, the All-merciful.
بِسْمِ ٱللَّهِ كَلِمَةِ ٱلْمُعْتَصِمِينَ
bismillahi kalimati almu`tasimina
“In the name of Allah,” the word of those who hold fast to Him,
وَمَقَالَةِ ٱلْمُتَحَرِّزِينَ
wa maqalati almutaharrizina
the speech of those who seek His protection
وَ أَعُوذُ بِٱللَّهِ تَعَالَىٰ مِنْ جَوْرِ ٱلْجَائِرِينَ
wa a`udhu billahi ta`ala min jawri alja'irina
I seek refuge in Allah, high exalted is He, from the injustice of the unjust,
وَكَيْدِ ٱلْحَاسِدِينَ
wa kaydi alhasidina
the trickery of the enviers,
وَبَغْيِ ٱلظَّالِمِينَ
wa baghyi alzzalimina
and the oppression of the wrongdoers,
وَ أَحْمَدُهُ فَوْقَ حَمْدِ ٱلْحَامِدِينَ
wa ahmaduhu fawqa hamdi alhamidina
and I praise Him beyond the praise of the praisers!
اَللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ ٱلْوَاحِدُ بِلا شَرِيكٍ
allahumma anta alwahidu bila sharikin
O Allah, You are the One without partner,
وَٱلْمَلِكُ بِلا تَمْلِيكٍ
wa almaliku bila tamlikin
and the King without having been made sovereign;
لاَ تُضَادُّ فِي حُكْمِكَ
la tudaddu fi hukmika
no one opposes You in Your decree
وَلاَ تُنَازَعُ فِي مُلْكِكَ
wa la tunaza`u fi mulkika
and no one contests You in Your kingdom.
أَسْأَلُكَ أَنْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ
as'aluka an tusalliya `ala muhammadin
I beseech You to bless Muhammad
عَبْدِكَ وَرَسُولِكَ
`abdika wa rasulika
Your servant and Your messenger,
وَأَنْ تُوْزِعَنِي مِنْ شُكْرِ نَعْمَاكَ
wa an tuzi`ani min shukri na`maka
inspire me with a thanksgiving for Your favors
مَا تَبْلُغُ بِي غَايَةَ رِضَاكَ
ma tablughu bi ghayata ridaka
that You take to the utmost limit of Your good pleasure,
وَأَنْ تُعِينَنِي عَلَىٰ طَاعَتِكَ
wa an tu`inani `ala ta`atika
help me to obey You,
وَلُزُومِ عِبَادَتِكَ
wa luzumi `ibadatika
hold fast to worshiping You,
وَٱسْتِحْقَاقِ مَثُوبَتِكَ
wastihqaqi mathubatika
and deserve Your reward,
بِلُطْفِ عِنَايَتِكَ
bilutfi `inayatika
through the gentleness of Your solicitude
وَتَرْحَمَنِي وَتَصُدَّنِي عَنْ مَعَاصِيكَ مَا أَحْيَيْتَنِي
wa tarhamani wa tasuddani `an ma`asika ma ahyaytani
have mercy upon me, bar me from acts of disobedience to You as long as You keep me alive,
وَتُوَفِّقَنِي لِمَا يَنْفَعُنِي مَا أَبْقَيْتَنِي
wa tuwaffiqani lima yanfa`uni ma abqaytani
give me success in what profits me as long as You spare me,
وَأَنْ تَشْرَحَ بِكِتَابِكَ صَدْرِي
wa an tashraha bikitabika sadri
expand my breast through Your Book,
وَتَحُطَّ بِتِلاوَتِهِ وِزْرِي
wa tahutta bitilawatihi wizri
lessen my burden through its recitation,
وَتَمْنَحَنِي ٱلسَّلامَةَ فِي دِينِي وَنَفْسِي
wa tamnahani alssalamata fi dini wa nafsi
bestow upon me health in my religion and my soul,
وَلاَ تُوحِشْ بِي أَهلَ أُنْسِي
wa la tuhisha bi ahla unsi
estrange not my intimates from me,
وَتُتِمَّ إِحْسَانَكَ فِيمَا بَقِيَ مِنْ عُمُرِي
wa tutimma ihsanaka fima baqiya min `umri
and complete Your beneficence in what is left of my lifetime,
كَمَا أَحْسَنْتَ فِيمَا مَضَىٰ مِنْهُ
kama ahsanta fima mada minhu
just as You have shown beneficence in that of it which has passed!
يَا ارْحَمَ ٱلرَّاحِمِينَ
ya arhama arrahimina
O Most Merciful of all those who show mercy!

Dua of Sayyeda Fatima (peace be upon her) for Saturday


اَللّٰهُمَّ افْتَحْ لَنَا خَزَائِنَ رَحْمَتِكَ،
allaahummaf tah lanaa khazaa-ena rahmateka,
O God, open for us the treasures of mercy
وَ هَبْ لَنَا اللّٰهُمَّ رَحْمَةً لَا تُعَذِّبُنَا بَعْدَهَا فِيْ الدُّنْيَا وَ الْاٰخِرَةِ،
wa hab lanal laahumma rahmatan laa to-a’zzebonaa ba’dahaa fid dunyaa wal aakherate,
and bestow upon us that mercy, after which there is no chastisement whether in the word or the hereafter
وَ ارْزُقْنَا مِنْ فَضْلِكَ الْوَاسِعِ رِزْقًا حَلَالًا طَيِّبًا،
war zuqnaa min fazlekal waase-e’ rizqan halaalan tayyeban
Through your wide favor and nobility bestow upon us lawful and pure sustenance
وَ لَا تُحْوِجْنَا، وَ لَا تُفْقِرْنَا اِلٰى اَحَدٍ سِوَاكَ،
wa laa tohwijnaa, wa laa tufqirnaa elaa ahadin sewaaka
and other than Yourself, do not make us needful of anyone.
وَ زِدْنَا بِذٰلِكَ شُكْرًا وَ اِلَيْكَ فَقْرًا وَ فَاقَةً
wa zidnaa be-zaaleka shukran wa elayka faqran wa faaqatan
Increase our thankfulness and keep us in need of You and Poor in front of You
وَ بِكَ عَمَّنْ سِوَاكَ غِنًى وَ تَعَفُّفًا.
wa beka a’mman sewaaka ghenan wa ta-a’ffofan
and make us needless and respectable to everyone other than You.
اَللّٰهُمَّ وَسِّعْ عَلَيْنَا فِيْ الدُّنْيَا،
allaahumma wasse’ a’laynaa fid dunyaa,
O God, bestow us wideness in the world
اَللّٰهُمَّ اِنَّا نَعُوْذُ بِكَ اَنْ تَزْوِيَ وَجْهَكَ عَنَّا فِيْ حَالٍ،
allaahumma innaa na-o’ozo beka an tazweya wajhaka a’nnaa fee haalin
. O master, we seek your refuge from that You should turn away from us at any time,
وَ نَحْنُ نَرْغَبُ اِلَيْكَ فِيْهِ.
wa nahno narghabo elayka feehe.
while we address You.
اَللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِ مُحَمَّدٍ،
allaahumma salle a’laa mohammadin wa aale mohammadin,
O God, bless Muhammad and the progeny of Muhammad,
وَ اَعْطِنَا مَا تُحِبُّ،
wa a-a’tenaa maa tohibbo,
, and bestow on us all that You like,
وَ اجْعَلْهُ لَنَا قُوَّةً فِيْمَا تُحِبُّ، يَا اَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِيْنَ.
waj a’lho lanaa quwwatan feemaa tohibbo, yaa arhamar raahemeen.
and make it for us strength in what You like, O the most merciful of the merciful ones.



أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ ٱللَّهُ
ash-hadu an la ilaha illa allahu
I bear witness that there is no god save Allah;
وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ
wahdahu la sharika lahu
alone without having any partner;
وَأَشْهَدُ أَنَّكَ رَسُولُهُ
wa ash-hadu annaka rasuluhu
and I bear witness that you are His messenger
وَأَنَّكَ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ عَبْدِٱللَّهِ
wa annaka muhammadu bnu `abdillahi
and you are Muhammad, the son of `Abdullah.
وَأَشْهَدُ أَنّكَ قَدْ بَلَّغْتَ رِسَالاتِ رَبِّكَ
wa ash-hadu annaka qad ballaghta risalati rabbika
And I bear witness that you have truly conveyed the missions of your Lord,
وَنَصَحْتَ لأُمَّتِكَ
wa nasahta li'ummatika
well-wished for your nation,
وَجَاهَدْتَ فِي سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ
wa jahadta fi sabili allahi
striven hard in the way of Allah
بِٱلْحِكْمَةِ وَٱلْمَوْعِظَةِ ٱلحَسَنَةِ
bilhikmati walmaw`izati alhasanati
by means of wisdom and excellent preaching,
وَأَدَّيْتَ ٱلَّذِي عَلَيْكَ مِنَ ٱلحَقِّ
wa addayta alladhi `alayka mina alhaqqi
and fulfilled the duty that is incumbent upon you;
وَأَنَّكَ قَدْ رَؤُفْتَ بِٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
wa annaka qad ra'ufta bilmu'minina
and you have been sympathetic with the believers
وَغَلَظْتَ عَلَىٰ ٱلكَافِرِينَ
wa ghalazta `ala alkafirina
and unyielding to the unbelievers;
وَعَبَدْتَ ٱللَّهَ مُخْلِصاً
wa `abadta allaha mukhlisan
and you have worshipped Allah sincerely
حَتَّىٰ أَتَاكَ ٱليَقِينُ
hatta ataka alyaqinu
until death came upon you.
فَبَلَغَ ٱللَّهُ بِكَ أَشْرَفَ مَحَلِّ ٱلْمُكَرَّمِينَ
fabalagha allahu bika ashrafa mahalli almukarramina
Allah therefore has lifted you up to the most honorable place of the honored ones.
الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي ٱسْتَنْقَذَنَا بِكَ
alhamdu lillahi alladhi istanqadhana bika
All praise be to Allah Who has saved us, through you,
مِنَ ٱلشِّرْكِ وَٱلضَّلالِ
mina alshshirki walddalali
from polytheism and deviation.
اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِهِ
allahumma salli `ala muhammadin wa alihi
O Allah, (please) send blessings to Muhammad and his Household,
وَٱجْعَلْ صَلَوَاتِكَ وَصَلَوَاتِ مَلاَئِكَتِكَ
waj`al salawatika wa salawati mala'ikatika
and make Your blessings, the blessings of Your angels,
وَأَنْبِيَائِكَ وَٱلْمُرْسَلِينَ
wa anbiya'ika walmursalina
Your prophets, the Messengers,
وَعِبَادِكَ ٱلصَّالِحِينَ
wa `ibadika alssalihina
Your righteous servants,
وَأَهْلِ ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ وَٱلأَرَضِينَ
wa ahli alssamawati wal-aradina
the inhabitants of the heavens and the [layers of the] earth,
وَمَنْ سَبَّحَ لَكَ يَا رَبَّ ٱلعَالَمِينَ
wa man sabbaha laka ya rabba al`alamina
and ever one who glorifies You, O Lord of the worlds,
مِنَ ٱلأَوَّلِينَ وَٱلآخِرِينَ
mina al-awwalina wal-akhirina
from the past and the late generations,
عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ عَبْدِكَ وَرَسُولِكَ
`ala muhammadin `abdika wa rasulika
be on Muhammad, Your servant, messenger,
وَنَبِيِّكَ وَأَمِينِكَ
wa nabiyyika wa aminika
prophet, trustee,
وَنَجِيبِكَ وَحَبِيبِكَ
wa najibika wa habibika
elite, most-beloved,
وَصَفِيِّكَ وَصِفْوَتِكَ
wa safiyyika wa sifwatika
elect, choice,
وَخَاصَّتِكَ وَخَالِصَتِكَ
wa khassatika wa khalisatika
dignitary, select,
وَخِيَرَتِكَ مِنْ خَلْقِكَ
wa khiyaratika min khalqika
and the best of Your creatures.
وَأَعْطِهِ ٱلفَضْلَ وَٱلفَضِيلَةَ
wa a`tihi alfadla walfadilata
And grant him preference, virtue,
وَٱلوَسِيلَةَ وَٱلدَّرَجَةَ ٱلرَّفِيعَةَ
walwasilata walddarajata alrrafi`ata
[right of] mediation, and sublime rank;
وَٱبْعَثْهُ مَقَاماً مَحْمُوداً
wab`ath-hu maqaman mahmudan
and send him a praiseworthy status
يَغْبِطُهُ بِهِ ٱلأَوَّلُونَ وَٱلآخِرُونَ
yaghbituhu bihi al-awwaluna wal-akhiruna
which all the past and the late generations wish to have.
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ قُلْتَ:
allahumma innaka qulta
O Allah, You have said:
﴿وَلَوْ أَنَّهُمْ إِذْ ظَلَمُوٱ أَنفُسَهُمْ
wa law annahum idh zalamu anfusahum
“And had they, when they were unjust to themselves,
جَاءُوكَ فَٱسْتَغْفَرُوا ٱللَّهَ
ja'uka fastaghfaru allaha
come to you and asked forgiveness of Allah,
وَٱسْتَغْفَرَ لَهُمُ ٱلرَّسُولُ
wastaghfara lahumu alrrasulu
and the Messenger had also asked forgiveness for them,
لَوَجَدُوٱ ٱللَّهَ تَوَّاباً رَحِيماً﴾
lawajadu allaha tawwaban rahiman
they would have found Allah Oft-returning to mercy, Merciful.”
إِلٰهِي فَقَدْ أَتَيْتُ نَبِيَّكَ مُسْتَغْفِراً
ilahi faqad ataytu nabiyyaka mustaghfiran
O my God, I have come to Your Prophet, seeking forgiveness of You
تَائِباً مِنْ ذُنُوبِي
ta'iban min dhunubi
and repenting before You from my sins;
فَصَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِهِ
fasalli `ala muhammadin wa alihi
so, (please) send blessings to Muhammad and his Household
وَٱغْفِرْهَا لِي
waghfirha li
and forgive them for me.
يَا سَيِّدَنَا
ya sayyidana
O our master,
أَتَوَجَّهُ بِكَ وَبِأَهْلِ بَيْتِكَ
atawajjahu bika wa bi-ahli baytika
I turn by you and by your Household
إِلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ تَعَالَىٰ رَبِّكَ وَرَبِّي
ila allahi ta`ala rabbika wa rabbi
towards Allah, the Exalted, your and my Lord,
لِيَغْفِرَ لِي
liyaghfira li
so that He may forgive me.
Then repeat the following three times:
إِنَّا لِلَّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ
inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji`una
Verily, we are Allah's and verily unto Him shall we return.
Then say the following:
أُصِبْنَا بِكَ يَا حَبِيبَ قُلُوبِنَا
usibna bika ya habiba qulubina
We are stricken by losing you, O beloved of our hearts!
فَمَا أَعْظَمَ ٱلْمُصيبَةَ بِكَ
fama a`zama almusibata bika
Too shocking is our misfortune of losing you!
حيَْثُ ٱنْقَطَعَ عَنَّا ٱلْوَحْيُ
haythu inqata`a `anna alwahyu
Because the Revelation has been interrupted
وَحَيْثُ فَقَدْنَاكَ
wa haythu faqadnaka
and because we have missed you.
فَإنَّا لِلَّهِ وَإِنَا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ
fa inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji`una
Nevertheless, we are Allah’s and to Him shall we return.
يَا سَيِّدَنَا يَا رَسُولَ اللّهِ
ya sayyidana ya rasula allahi
O our master, O Allah’s Messenger!
صَلَوَاتُ ٱللَّهِ عَلَيْكَ وَعَلَىٰ آلِ بَيْتِكَ ٱلطَّاهِرِينَ
salawatu allahi `alayka wa `ala ali baytika alttahirina
May Allah’s blessings be upon you and upon your Household, the immaculate.
هٰذَا يَوْمُ ٱلسَّبْتِ وَهُوَ يَوْمُكَ
hadha yawmu alssabti wa huwa yawmuka
This day is Saturday, which is your day,
وَأَنَا فِيهِ ضَيْفُكَ وَجَارُكَ
wa ana fihi dayfuka wa jaruka
and on this day I am your guest and in your vicinity;
فَأَضِفْنِي وَأَجِرْنِي
fa-adifni wa ajirni
so, receive me as your guest and as your neighbor.
فَإنَّكَ كَرِيمٌ تُحِبُّ ٱلضِّيَافَةَ
fa innaka karimun tuhibbu alddiyafata
Indeed, you are generous and hospitable
وَمَاْمُورٌ بِٱلإِجَارَةِ
wa ma'murun bil-ijarati
and you are commanded [by Allah] to host your neighbors.
فَأَضِفْنِي وَأَحْسِنْ ضِيَافَتِي
fa-adifni wa ahsin diyafati
So, receive me as your guest and treat me hospitably;
وَأَجِرْنَا وَأَحْسِنْ إِجَارَتَنَا
wa ajirna wa ahsin ijaratana
and accept us as your neighbors and treat us in due hospitability;
بِمَنْزِلَةِ ٱللَّهِ عِنْدَكَ وَعِنْدَ آلِ بَيْتِكَ
bimanzilati allahi `indaka wa `inda ali baytika
[I ask you] in the name of Allah’s standing with you and with your Household
وَبِمَنْزِلَتِهِمْ عِنْدَهُ
wa bimanzilatihim `indahu
and in the name of their standing with Him
وَبِمَا ٱسْتَوْدَعَكُمْ مِنْ عِلْمِهِ
wa bima istawda`akum min `ilmihi
and in the name of the knowledge that He has entrusted with you all.
فَإنَّهُ أَكْرَمُ ٱلأَكْرَمِينَ
fa'innahu akramu al-akramina
Verily, He is the most generous of all those who show generosity.
Dua of Imam Ali (peace be upon him) from Sahifa Alawiya for Saturday

Salats on Saturday
Prayer for Saturday eve 1
The Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.a.) said: One who recites four rakat prayers on Saturday eve and in each rakat after Surah Hamd recites Surah Tawheed seven times, each rakat of this prayer has the reward of 700 Hasana and the Almighty shall give him a city in Paradise.

Prayer for Saturday 2
Sayyid Ibne Tawoos has related from Hazrat Imam Hasan al-Askari (a.s.) that he quoted his forefathers that one who prays four rakats prayer on Saturday and in each rakat he recites Surah Hamd, Surah Tawheed and Ayatul Kursi, the Almighty writes for him the grade of the prophets, the martyrs and the righteous. That is he shall be with them in Paradise and they shall be his best friends. - Baqiyatus slaehat english version page 91

Prayer for Saturday 3
The Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.a.) said: One who recites four rakat prayers on Saturday and in each rakat after Surah Hamd recites Surah Kafiroon thrice and after the prayer recites Ayatul Kursi once, then in exchange for each letter the Almighty rewards him with the reward of a martyr.

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