Month of Zilhajj

Amaal for Eid e Ghadir - 18th Zilhajj


Offer 12 Rakaat Salaat / Namaat - 2x6 like fajr
Then recite the following dua'a
اللَّهُمُّ إِنّكَ دَعْوَتَنَا إِلَى سَبِيلِ طَاعَتكَ وَطَاعَةَ نَبِيّكَ وَوَصِيِّهِ وعترته،دُعَاءٌ لَهُ نُورِ وَضِيَاءٍ
وبهجة وَاِسْتَنَارَ، فَدَعَانَا نَبِيُّكَ لِوَصِيِّهِ يَوْمِ غَدِيرِخُمٍّ، فَوَفَّقْتِنَا لِلْإصَابَةِ وَسَدَّدْتِنَا لِلْإِجَابَةِ لِدُعَائِهِ،
فَأَنَلْنَا إِلَيكَ بالانابة،وَأسْلمنَا لِنَبِيِّكَ قُلُوبِنَا، وَلِوَصِيِّهِ نُفُوسِنَا،
وَلِمَا دَعْوَتُنَا إِلَيْهِ عُقُولَنَا. فَتَمٌّلَنَا نَوَّرَكَ
يا هَادَى الْمُضِلِّينَ، اُخْرُجْ الْبُغْضَ وَالْمُنْكِرَ وَالْغُلُوَّ لِأَمينِكَ أَميرالْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَالْأئِمَّةَ مِنْ وَلَدِهِ،
مِنْ قُلُوبِنَا وَنُفُوسِنَا وَأَلْسِنَتِنَا،
وهمومنا،وَزِدْنَا مِنْ مَوّالَاتِهُ وَمُحِبَّتِهِ وَمَوَدَّتِهِ لَهُ وَالْأئِمَّةُ مِنْ بَعْدهُ زِيَادَاتٌ لَااِنْقِطَاعُ لِهَا،
وَمُدَّةٌ لَا تَنَاهَى لَهَا، وَاِجْعَلْنَا نُعَادِي لِوَلِيَكَ مِنْ نَاصِبِهِ،وَنُوَالَى مِنْ أَحَبِّهِ وَنَأْمُلُ
بِذَلِكَ طَاعَتَكَ، يا اِرْحَمْ الرَّاحِمِينَ.
اللَّهُمُّ اِجْعَلْ عَذَابَكَ وَسُخْطَكَ عَلَى مِنْ نَاصِبِ وَلِيِّكَ وَجُحِدَ إمَامَتُهُ وَأُنْكِرَ وَلَاَيَتُهُ وَقدمتُهُ أيَّامِ فتنتِكَ فِي كُلُّ عَصْرِ وَزَمَانِ واوَانِ،
اِنْكِ عَلَى كُلَّ شئقَدِيرٌ.
اللَّهُمُّ بِحُقِّ مُحَمَّدِ رَسُولِكَ وَعَلَي وَلِيُّكَ وَالْأئِمَّةُ مِنْ بَعْدهُ حِجَجَكَ، فاثبت قُلَّبِيٌّ عَلَى دِينِكَ،
وَمُوالاة أَوْلِيَائِكَ وَمُعَادَاة أَعْدَائِكَ، مَعَ خَيْرِ الدُّنْيَا وَالْآخِرَةِ،
تَجَمُّعَه لِي وَلِأهْلَيْ وَوَلَدَيْ وَإِخْوَانَي الْمُؤْمِنِينَ، اِنْكِ عَلَى كُلَّ شئ قَدِيرٌ.

“O” my God ! You invited us to the path of obeying You, Your Prophet,
his Trustee and his household – an invitation filled with light, illumination, joy and brightness.
Then Your Prophet of Mercy invited us to follow his Trustee (Imam Ali)
on the Day of Ghadir Khum and You granted us success in choosing the correct path and helped us accept his invitation.
Thus we turned back to You and submitted our hearts to Your Prophet,
and our souls to his Trustee and our intellects to what You invited us to.
O’ Guider of the deviated! Please perfect Your Light for us.
Please take away from our hearts, souls and tongues and thoughts any hatred,
denial or flattery for Your Trusted One – the Commander of the Faithful Ali,
and the father of the rest of the Divine Leaders...
Please increase our friendship, love, and affection for him and the Divine Leaders
after him such that there is no cessation or end for it.
Please let us be enemies of his enemies and friends with his friends with
our sole intention of this being Your Obedience. O’ the Most Compassionate, Most Merciful…
O’ my God! Please place Your Punishment and Wrath on whoever is the enemy of Your Friend,
denies his Divine Leadership, rejects his Mastery whom You have reserved
for the periods of sedition in all periods, times and eras as indeed You have Power over all things.
O’ my God! I ask You for the sake of Your Prophet Muhammad
and Your Friend Ali and Your Proofs – the Divine Leaders after him
to establish my heart firmly on Your Religion and the love of Your Friends,
and hatred of Your enemies along with the good of this world and the Hereafter
for me, my wife, children and Muslim brethren as indeed You have Power over all things…”

It is recommended to perform Ghusl / Bathe

It is recommended to Fastfor it erases the sins of sixty years

Seeking Almighty Allah’s protection against Satan

offer a two unit salat / namaz. In the first Rakat recite Sura Qadr after Sura Fatihah & in the second Rakat recite Sura Ikhlass after Sura Fatiha thereafter recite the following dua:
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي سْلُكَ بِنَّ لَكَ ٱلْحَمْدَ
allahumma inni as'aluka bi'anna laka alhamda
O Allah, I beseech You in the name of that all praise be to You,
وَحْدَكَ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَكَ
wahdaka la sharika laka
alone, without having any partner,
وَنَّكَ وَاحِدٌ حَدٌ صَمَدٌ
wa annaka wahidun ahadun samadun
and that You are One, One and Only, and eternally Besought of all;
لَمْ تَلِدْ وَلَمْ تُولَدْ
lam talid wa lam tulad
You beget not nor are You begotten,
وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَكَ كُفُواً حَدٌ
wa lam yakun laka kufwan ahadun
and there is none like You;
وَنَّ مُحَمَّداً عَبْدُكَ وَرَسُولُكَ
wa anna muhammadan `abduka wa rasuluka
and that Muhammad is Your servant and Messenger,
صَلَوَاتُكَ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ
salawatuka `alayhi wa alihi
Your blessings be upon him and his Household.
يَا مَنْ هُوَ كُلَّ يَوْمٍ فِي شَانٍ
ya man huwa kulla yawmin fi sha'nin
O He Who is in a state every day!
كَمَا كَانَ مِنْ شَانِكَ نْ تَفَضَّلْتَ عَلَيَّ
kama kana min sha'nika an tafaddalta `alayya
Just as You decided to confer upon me with Your favor
بِنْ جَعَلْتَنِي مِنْ هْلِ إِجَابَتِكَ
bi'an ja`altani min ahli ijabatika
when You included me with those to whom You responded,
وَهْلِ دِينِكَ
wa ahli dinika
the company of Your religion,
وَهْلِ دَعْوَتِكَ
wa ahli da`watika
and the company of those who pray You,
وَوَفَّقْتَنِي لِذٰلِكَ  فِي مُبْتَدَءِ خَلْقِي
wa waffaqtani lidhalika fi mubtada'i khalqi
You had led me to this in the beginning of Your creation of me
تَفَضُّلاً مِنْكَ وَكَرَماً وَجُوداً
tafaddulan minka wa karaman wa judan
as a sign of Your favoring, generosity, and magnanimity.
ثُمَّ رْدَفْتَ ٱلْفَضْلَ فَضْلاًَ
thumma ardafta alfadla fadlan
Then, You followed the favor with another favor,
وَٱلْجُودَ جُوداً
waljuda judan
the magnanimity with another magnanimity,
وَٱلْكَرَمَ كَرَماً
walkarama karaman
and the generosity with another generosity,
رَافَةً مِنْكَ وَرَحْمَةً
ra'fatan minka wa rahmatan
on account of Your kindness and mercy,
إِلَىٰ نْ جَدَّدْتَ ذٰلِكَ  ٱلْعَهْدَ لِي تَجْدِيداً
ila an jaddadta dhalika al`ahda li tajdidan
so You renewed all that for me over again
بَعْدَ تَجدِيدِكَ خَلْقِي
ba`da tajdidika khalqi
after You renewed my creation
وَكُنْتُ نَسْياً مَنْسِيّاً
wa kuntu nasyan mansiyyan
while I was a thing quite forgotten,
نَاسِياً سَاهِياً غَافِلاًَ
nasiyan sahiyan ghafilan
oblivious, unmindful, and heedless.
فَتْمَمْتَ نِعْمَتَكَ
fa'atmamta ni`mataka
So, You completed Your grace
بِنْ ذَكَّرْتَنِي ذٰلِكَ
bi'an dhakkartani dhalika
when You made me remember that,
وَمَنَنْتَ بِهِ عَلَيَّ
wa mananta bihi `alayya
bestowed this favor upon me,
وَهَدَيْتَنِي لَهُ
wa hadaytani lahu
and guided me to it.
فَليَكُنْ مِنْ شَانِكَ
falyakun min sha'nika
So, (please) may one of Your decisions,
يَا إِلٰهِي وَسَيِّدِي وَمَولاَيَ
ya ilahi wa sayyidi wa mawlaya
O my God, Master, and Sustainer,
نْ تُتِمَّ لِي ذٰلِكَ  وَلاَ تَسْلُبْنيهِ
an tutimma li dhalika wa la taslubnihi
be that You perfect this for me and never deprive me of it
حَتَّىٰ تَتَوَفَّانِي عَلَىٰ ذٰلِكَ
hatta tatawaffani `ala dhalika
until You cause me to die on this faith
وَنْتَ عَنِّي رَاضٍ
wa anta `anni radin
and You are pleased with me.
فَإِنَّكَ حَقُّ ٱلْمُنعِمِينَ
fa'innaka ahaqqu almun`imina
For, verily, You are the worthiest Benefactor
نْ تُتِمَّ نِعْمَتَكَ عَلَيَّ
an tutimma ni`mataka `alayya
of perfecting Your grace for me.
اَللَّهُمَّ سَمِعْنَا وَطَعْنَا
allahumma sami`na wa ata`na
O Allah, we have listened, obeyed,
وَجَبْنَا دَاعِيَكَ بِمَنِّكَ
wa ajabna da`iyaka bimannika
and answered Your call on account of Your favor to us.
فَلَكَ ٱلْحَمْدُ
falaka alhamdu
So, all praise be to You.
غُفْرَانَكَ رَبَّنَا
ghufranaka rabbana
Your forgiveness, O our Lord, we seek
وَإِلَيْكَ ٱلْمَصِيرُ
wa ilayka almasiru
and to You is the return.
آمَنَّا بِٱللَّهِ وَحْدَهُ
amanna billahi wahdahu
We believe in Allah, alone;
لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ
la sharika lahu
there is no partner with Him,
وَبِرَسُولِهِ مُحَمَّدٍ
wa birasulihi muhammadin
and (we believe) in His Messenger, Muhammad,
صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ
salla allahu `alayhi wa alihi
may Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Household,
وَصَدَّقْنَا وَجَبْنَا دَاعِيَ ٱللَّهِ
wa saddaqna wa ajabna da`iya allahi
we trust and respond to the caller of Allah,
وَٱتَّبَعْنَا الرَّسُولَ فِي مُوَالاَةِ مَوْلاَنَا
wattaba`na alrrasula fi muwalati mawlana
we followed the Messenger as regards the loyalty to our master,
وَمَوْلَىٰ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
wa mawla almu'minina
and the master of the believers,
مِيرِ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
amiri almu'minina
the commander of the believers,
عَلِيِّ بْنِ بِي طَالِبٍ
`aliyyi bni abi talibin
`Ali, the son of Abu-Talib,
عَبْدِ ٱللَّهِ وَخِي رَسُولِهِ
`abdi allahi wa akhi rasulihi
Allah’s servant and His Messenger’s brother,
وَٱلصِّدِّيقِ ٱلكْبَرِ
walssiddiqi al'akbari
the grandest veracious,
وَٱلْحُجَّةِ عَلَىٰ بَرِيَّتِهِ
walhujjati `ala bariyyatihi
the claim on His creation,
ٱلْمُؤَيِّدِ بِهِ نَبِيَّهُ
almu'ayyidi bihi nabiyyahu
by him, He supported His Prophet
وَدِينَهُ ٱلْحَقَّ ٱلْمُبِينَ
wa dinahu alhaqqa almubina
and His religion, the manifest true.
عَلَماً لِدِينِ ٱللَّهِ
`alaman lidini allahi
(We believe in him as) the sign of Allah’s religion,
وَخَازِناً لِعِلْمِهِ
wa khazinan li`ilmihi
the keeper of His knowledge,
وَعَيْبَةَ غَيْبِ ٱللَّهِ
wa `aybata ghaybi allahi
the container of Allah’s unseen affairs,
وَمَوْضِعَ سِرِّ ٱللَّهِ
wa mawdi`a sirri allahi
the carrier of Allah’s secrets,
وَمِينَ ٱللَّهِ عَلَىٰ خَلْقِهِ
wa amina allahi `ala khalqihi
the trustee of Allah on His creatures,
وَشَاهِدَهُ فِي بَرِيَّتِهِ
wa shahidahu fi bariyyatihi
and His witness on His created beings.
اَللَّهُمَّ رَبَّنَا إِنَّنَا سَمِعْنَا مُنَادِياً
allahumma rabbana innana sami`na munadiyan
O Allah, O our Lord, surely, we have heard a preacher
يُنَادِي لِلإِيـمَانِ نْ آمِنُوٱ بِرَبِّكُمْ فَآمَنَّا
yunadi lil'imani an aminu birabbikum fa'amanna
calling to the faith, saying, “Believe in your Lord.” So, we did believe.
رَبَّنَا فَٱغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا
rabbana faghfir lana dhunubana
Our Lord! Forgive us therefore our faults,
وَكَفِّرْ عَنَّا سَيِّئَاتِنَا
wa kaffir `anna sayyi'atina
cover our evil deeds,
وَتَوَفَّنَا مَعَ ٱلبْرَارِ
wa tawaffana ma`a al'abrari
and make us die with the righteous ones.
رَبَّنَا وَآتِنَا مَا وَعَدْتَنَا عَلَىٰ رُسُلِكَ
rabbana wa atina ma wa`adtana `ala rusulika
Our Lord! And grant us what You have promised us by Your messengers;
وَلاَ تُخْزِنَا يَوْمَ ٱلْقِيَامَةِ
wa la tukhzina yawma alqiyamati
and disgrace us not on the Day of Resurrection.
إِنَّكَ لاَ تُخْلِفُ ٱلْمِيعَادَ
innaka la tukhlifu almi`ada
Surely, You do not fail to perform the promise.
فَإِنَّا يَا رَبَّنَا بِمَنِّكَ وَلُطْفِكَ
fa'inna ya rabbana bimannika wa lutfika
Because we, O our Lord, on account of Your grace and kindness,
جَبْنَا دَاعِيَكَ
ajabna da`iyaka
responded to Your caller
وَٱتَّبَعْنَا ٱلرَّسُولَ وَصَدَّقْنَاهُ
wattaba`na alrrasula wa saddaqnahu
followed the Messenger, believed him,
وَصَدَّقْنَا مَوْلَىٰ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
wa saddqna mawla almu'minina
trusted the Master of the Believers,
وَكَفَرْنَا بِٱلْجِبْتِ وَٱلطَّاغُوتِ
wa kafarna biljibti walttaghuti
and denied the idols (Jibt) and false deities (Taghut).
فَوَلِّنَا مَا تَوَلَّيْنَا
fawallina ma tawallayna
So, (please) join us with those whom we chose to join
وَٱحْشُرْنَا مَعَ ئِمَّتِنَا
wahshurna ma`a a'immatina
and put us in the group of our Imams,
فَإِنَّا بِهِمْ مُؤْمِنُونَ مُوقِنُونَ
fa'inna bihim mu'minuna muqinuna
for we do believe in them with absolute belief,
وَلَهُمْ مُسَلِّمُونَ
wa lahum musallimuna
and to them we do submit.
آمَنَّا بِسِرِّهِمْ وَعَلاَنِيَتِهِمْ
amanna bisirrihim wa `alaniyatihim
We believe in their secret and open affairs,
وَشَاهِدِهِمْ وَغَائِبِهِمْ
wa shahidihim wa gha'ibihim
their present and their absent ones,
وَحَيِّهِمْ وَمَيِّتِهِمْ
wa hayyihim wa mayyitihim
and their living and their dead ones.
وَرَضِينَا بِهِمْ ئِمَّةً
wa radina bihim a'immatan
We consent to them as our imams,
وَقَادَةً وَسَادَةً
wa qadatan wa sadatan
leaders, and chiefs.
وَحَسْبُنَا بِهِمْ
wa hasbuna bihim
And we stop at them
بَيْنَنَا وَبَيْنَ ٱللَّهِ دُونَ خَلْقِهِ
baynana wa bayna allahi duna khalqihi
in all of our affairs with Allah, excluding all other creatures of Him.
لاَ نَبْتَغِي بِهِمْ بَدَلاًَ
la nabtaghi bihim badalan
We do not seek any substitutes of them,
وَلاَ نَتَّخِذُ مِنْ دُونِهِمْ وَلِيجَةً
wa la nattakhidhu min dunihim walijatan
and we do not betake ourselves any friends other than them.
وَبَرِئْنَا إِلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ
wa bari'na ila allahi
We, before Allah, disapprove
مِنْ كُلِّ مَنْ نَصَبَ لَهُمْ حَرْباً
min kulli man nasaba lahum harban
all those who made war with them,
مِنَ ٱلْجِنِّ وَٱلإِنْسِ
min aljinn wal'insi
from jinn and men,
مِنَ ٱلوَّلِينَ وَٱلآخِرِينَ
min al'awwalina wal'akhirina
from the past and the coming generations.
وَكَفَرْنَا بِٱلْجِبْتِ وَٱلطَّاغُوتِ
wa kafarna biljibti walttaghuti
We deny the idols, the false deities,
وَٱلوْثَانِ ٱلرْبَعَةِ
wal-awthani al'arba`ati
the four pagans,
وَشْيَاعِهِمْ وَتْبَاعِهِمْ
wa ashya`ihim wa atba`ihim
their partisans, their followers,
وَكُلِّ مَنْ وَالاَهُمْ
wa kulli man walahum
and all those who support them
مِنَ ٱلْجِنِّ وَٱلإِنْسِ
min aljinni wal'insi
from jinn and human beings
مِنْ وَّلِ ٱلدَّهْرِ إِلَىٰ آخِرِهِ
min awwali alddahri ila akhirihi
from the first of time to the last of it.
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنَّا نُشْهِدُكَ
allahumma inna nushhiduka
O Allah, we call You to witness
نَّا نَدِينُ بِمَا دَانَ بِهِ مُحَمَّدٌ وَآلُ مُحَمَّدٍ
annaa nadinu bima dana bihi muhammadun wa alu muhammadin
that we profess all that professed by Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,
صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَعَلَيْهِمْ
salla allahu `alayhi wa `alayhim
Allah’s blessings be upon him and them.
وَقَوْلُنَا مَا قَالُوٱ
wa qawluna ma qalwa
We say only that which they say
وَدِينُنَا مَا دَانُوٱ بِهِ
wa dinuna ma danu bihi
and we believe in only that in which they believe.
مَا قَالُوٱ بِهِ قُلْنَا
ma qalu bihi qulna
What they say is our saying,
وَمَا دَانُوٱ بِهِ دِنَّا
wa ma danu bihi dinna
what they profess is what we profess,
وَمَا نْكَرُوٱ نْكَرْنَا
wa ma ankaru ankarna
what they reject is what we reject,
وَمَنْ وَالَوْٱ وَالَيْنَا
wa man walaw walayna
those to whom they adhere are they to whom we adhere,
وَمَنْ عَادَوْٱ عَادَيْنَا
wa man `adaw `adayna
those whom they oppose are they whom we oppose,
وَمَنْ لَعَنُوٱ لَعَنَّا
wa man la`anu la`anna
those whom they curse are they whom we curse,
وَمَنْ تَبَرَّؤُٱ مِنهُ تَبَرَّانَا مِنْهُ
wa man tabarra'u minhu tabarra'na minhu
those whom they condemn are they whom we condemn,
وَمَنْ تَرَحَّمُوٱ عَلَيْهِ تَرَحَّمْنَا عَلَيْهِ
wa man tarahhamu `alayhi tarahhamna `alayhi
and those to whom they pray for mercy are they to whom we pray for mercy.
آمَنَّا وَسَلَّمْنَا
amanna wa sallamna
We believe in, submit to,
وَرَضِينَا وَٱتَّبَعْنَا مَوَالِيَنَا
wa radina wattaba`na mawaliyana
accept, and follow our masters,
صَلَوَاتُ ٱللَّهِ عَلَيْهِمْ
salawatu allahi `alayhim
Allah’s blessings be upon them.
اَللَّهُمَّ فَتِمِّمْ لَنَا ذٰلِكَ  وَلاَ تَسْلُبْنَاهُ
allahumma fatammim lana dhalika wa la taslubnahu
O Allah, so, perfect this for us and do not deprive us of it.
وَٱجْعَلْهُ مُسْتَقِرّاً ثَابِتاً عِنْدَنَا
waj`alhu mustaqirran thabitan `indana
Make it well-established and fixed with us
وَلاَ تَجْعَلْهُ مُسْتَعَاراً
wa la taj`alhu musta`aran
and do not make it temporal (belief).
وَحْيِنَا مَا حْيَيْتَنَا عَلَيْهِ
wa ahyina ma ahyaytana `alayhi
Make us live on it (no matter how long You will make us to live)
وَمِتْنَا إِذَا مَتَّنَا عَلَيْهِ
wa amitna idha amattana `alayhi
and cause us to die on it (when You decide to terminate our lives).
آلُ مُحَمَّدٍ ئِمَّتُنَا
alu muhammadin a'immatuna
Muhammad’s Household are our Imams;
فَبِهِمْ نَاتَمُّ
fabihim na'tammu
so, we follow them
وَإِيَّاهُمْ نُوَالِي
wa iyyahum nuwali
and act loyally to them.
وَعَدُوَّهُمْ عَدُوَّ ٱللَّهِ نُعَادِي
wa `aduwwahum `aduwwa allahi nu`adi
We oppose their enemy, the enemy of Allah;
فَٱجْعَلْنَا مَعَهُمْ فِي ٱلدُّنْيَا وَٱلآخِرَةِ
faj`alna ma`ahum fi alddunya wal'akhirati
so, (please) include us with them in this world and the Hereafter,
وَمِنَ ٱلْمُقَرَّبِينَ
wa min almuqarrabina
and make us of those drawn near (to You),
فَإِنَّا بِذٰلِكَ  رَاضُونَ
fa'inna bidhalika raduna
for we are satisfied with that.
يَا رْحَمَ ٱلرَّاحِمينَ
ya arhama alrrahimina
O most Merciful of all those who show mercy!
One may then prostrate oneself again and repeat each of the following doxological prayers one hundred times:

اَلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ
alhamdu lillahi
All praise be to Allah.
شُكْراً لِلَّهِ
shukran lillahi
Thanks be to Allah.


اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ رَسُولِ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `ala muhammadin rasuli allahi
Peace be upon Muhammad the Messenger of Allah,
خَاتَمِ ٱلنَّبِيِّينَ
khatami alnnabiyyina
the seal of the Prophets,
وَسَيِّدِ ٱلْمُرْسَلِينَ
wa sayyidi almursalina
the chief of the Messengers,
وَصَفْوَةِ رَبِّ ٱلْعَالَمِينَ
wa safwati rabbi al`alamina
and the choice of the Lord of the worlds,
امِينِ ٱللَّهِ عَلَىٰ وَحْيِهِ
amini allahi `ala wahyihi
whom Allah has entrusted with His Revelations
وَعَزَائِمِ امْرِهِ
wa `aza'imi amrihi
and with His determined commandments,
وَٱلْخَاتِمِ لِمَا سَبَقَ
walkhatimi lima sabaqa
who sealed the previous Messages,
وَٱلْفَاتِحِ لِمَا ٱسْتُقْبِلَ
walfatihi lima istuqbila
paved the way to the coming blessings,
وَٱلْمُهَيْمِنِ عَلَىٰ ذٰلِكَ كُلِّهِ
walmuhaymini `ala dhalika kullihi
and Who prevails over all that.
وَرَحْمَةُ ٱللَّهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
wa rahmatu allahi wa barakatuhu
May the mercy, blessings, peace,
وَصَلَوَاتُهُ وَتَحِيَّاتُهُ
wa salawatuhu wa tahiyyatuhu
benedictions, and greetings of Allah be upon him, too.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ انْبِيَاءِ ٱللَّهِ وَرُسُلِهِ
alssalamu `ala anbiya'i allahi wa rusulihi
Peace be upon the Prophets and Messengers of Allah,
وَمَلائِكَتِهِ ٱلْمُقَرَّبِينَ
wa mala'ikatihi almuqarrabina
and upon His favorite angels
وَعِبَادِهِ ٱلصَّالِحِينَ
wa `ibadihi alssalihina
and righteous saints.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا امِيرَ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
alssalamu `alayka ya amira almu'minina
Peace be upon you, O Commander of the Faithful,
وَسَيِّدَ ٱلْوَصِيِّينَ
wa sayyida alwasiyyina
the chief of the Prophets’ successors,
وَوَارِثَ عِلْمِ ٱلنَّبِيِّينَ
wa waritha `ilmi alnnabiyyina
the heir of the Prophets’ knowledge,
وَوَلِيَّ رَبِّ ٱلْعَالَمِينَ
wa waliyya rabbi al`alamina
the friend of the Lord of the worlds,
وَمَوْلاَيَ وَمَوْلَىٰ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
wa mawlaya wa mawla almu'minina
and my master as well as the master of all of the believers.
وَرَحْمَةُ ٱللَّهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
wa rahmatu allahi wa barakatuhu
May Allah’s mercy and blessings be upon you, too.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا مَوْلاَيَ يَا امِيرَ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
alssalamu `alayka ya mawlaya ya amira almu'minina
Peace be upon you, O my master, O Commander of the Faithful,
يَا امِينَ ٱللَّهِ فِي ارْضِهِ
ya amina allahi fi ardihi
the trustee of Allah on His lands,
وَسَفِيرَهُ فِي خَلْقِهِ
wa safirahu fi khalqihi
the envoy of Him amongst His creatures,
وَحُجَّتَهُ ٱلْبَالِغَةَ عَلَىٰ عِبَادِهِ
wa hujjatahu albalighata `ala `ibadihi
and His conclusive argument against His servants.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا دِينَ ٱللَّهِ ٱلْقَوِيمَ
alssalamu `alayka ya dina allahi alqawima
Peace be upon you, O true religion of Allah
وَصِرَاطَهُ ٱلْمُسْتَقِيمَ
wa siratahu almustaqima
and the straight path of Him.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ ايُّهَا ٱلنَّبَا ٱلْعَظِيمُ
alssalamu `alayka ayyuha alnnaba'u al`azimu
Peace be upon you, O the Great News
ٱلَّذِي هُمْ فِيهِ مُخْتَلِفُونَ
alladhi hum fihi mukhtalifuna
about whom they differ
وَعَنْهُ يُسْالُونَ
wa `anhu yusaluna
and they shall be asked.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا امِيرَ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
alssalamu `alayka ya amira almu'minina
Peace be upon you, O Commander of the Faithful.
آمَنْتَ بِٱللَّهِ وَهُمْ مُشْرِكُونَ
amanta billahi wa hum mushrikuna
You believed in Allah while they were polytheists,
وَصَدَّقْتَ بِٱلْحَقِّ وَهُمْ مُكَذِّبُونَ
wa saddaqta bilhaqqi wa hum mukadhdhibuna
accepted the truth while they belied it,
وَجَاهَدْتَ فِي ٱللَّهِ وَهُمْ مُحْجِمُونَ
wa jahadta fi allahi wa hum muhjimuna
strove for the sake of Allah while they refrained,
وَعَبَدْتَ ٱللَّهَ مُخْلِصاً لَهُ ٱلدِّينَ
wa `abadta allaha mukhlisan lahu alddina
and worshipped Allah with full sincerity to Him in obedience
صَابِراً مُحْتَسِباً حَتَّىٰ اتَاكَ ٱلْيَقِينُ
sabiran muhtasiban hatta ataka alyaqinu
while you were steadfast, depending upon Him totally, until death came upon you.
الاَ لَعْنَةُ ٱللَّهِ عَلَىٰ ٱلظَّالِمِينَ
ala la`natu allahi `ala alzzalimina
Verily, curse of Allah be upon the wrongdoers.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا سَيِّدَ ٱلْمُسْلِمِينَ
alssalamu `alayka ya sayyida almuslimina
Peace be upon you, O chief of the Muslims,
وَيَعْسُوبَ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
wa ya`suba almu'minina
head of the believers,
وَإِمَامَ ٱلْمُتَّقِينَ
wa imama almuttaqina
guide of the pious ones,
وَقَائِدَ ٱلْغُرِّ ٱلْمُحَجَّلِينَ
wa qa'ida alghurri almuhajjalina
and leader of the white-forehead ones.
وَرَحْمَةُ ٱللَّهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
wa rahmatu allahi wa barakatuhu
Allah’s mercy and blessings be upon you.
اشْهَدُ انَّكَ اخُو رَسُولِ ٱللَّهِ
ash-hadu annaka akhu rasuli allahi
I bear witness that you are indeed the brother of Allah’s Messenger,
وَوَصِيُّهُ وَوَارِثُ عِلْمِهِ
wa wasiyyuhu wa warithu `ilmihi
the successor of him, the heir of his knowledge,
وَامِينُهُ عَلَىٰ شَرْعِهِ
wa aminuhu `ala shar`ihi
his trustee on his laws,
وَخَلِيفَتُهُ فِي امَّتِهِ
wa khalifatuhu fi ummatihi
his representative in his nation,
وَاوَّلُ مَنْ آمَنَ بِٱللَّهِ
wa awwalu man amana billahi
and the first to believe in Allah
وَصَدَّقَ بِمَا انْزِلَ عَلَىٰ نَبِيِّهِ
wa saddaqa bima unzila `ala nabiyyihi
and to accept as true all that which was revealed to Allah’s Prophet.
وَاشْهَدُ انَّهُ قَدْ بَلَّغَ عَنِ ٱللَّهِ مَا انْزَلَهُ فِيكَ
wa ashhadu annahu qad ballagha `an allahi ma anzalahu fika
I also bear witness that he (i.e. the Prophet) conveyed all that which Allah revealed to him concerning you;
فَصَدَعَ بِامْرِهِ
fasada`a bi-amrihi
so, he expounded openly what he was commanded (to expound),
وَاوْجَبَ عَلَىٰ امَّتِهِ فَرْضَ طَاعَتِكَ وَوِلاَيَتِكَ
wa awjaba `ala ummatihi farda ta`atika wa wilayatika
declared to his nation the duty of obedience and loyalty to you,
وَعَقَدَ عَلَيْهِمُ ٱلْبَيْعَةَ لَكَ
wa `aqada `alayhimu albay`ata laka
ordered them to swear allegiance to you,
وَجَعَلَكَ اوْلَىٰ بِٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ مِنْ انْفُسِهِمْ
wa ja`alaka awla bilmu'minina min anfusihim
and declared you as enjoying more priority on the believers than that which they enjoy on themselves
كَمَا جَعَلَهُ ٱللَّهُ كَذٰلِكَ
kama ja`alahu allahu kadhalika
in the same was as Allah has made him enjoy the same.
ثُمَّ اشْهَدَ ٱللَّهَ تَعَالَىٰ عَلَيْهِمْ
thumma ashhada allaha ta`ala `alayhim
He then asked Allah the All-exalted to be the witness on them (in this respect),
فَقَالَ: ”الَسْتُ قَدْ بَلَّغْتُ؟“
faqala alastu qad ballaghtu
saying, “Have I conveyed?”
فَقَالُوَٱ: ”اَللَّهُمَّ بَلَىٰ.“
faqalu allahumma bala
They answered, “Yes, you have. We swear to it by Allah.”
فَقَالَ: ”اَللَّهُمَّ ٱشْهَدْ،
faqala allahumma ishhad
He thus said, “O Allah, be the witness
وَكَفَىٰ بِكَ شَهِيداً وَحَاكِماً بَيْنَ ٱلْعِبَادِ.“
wa kafa bika shahidan wa hakiman bayna al`ibadi
and You are sufficient Witness and Judge between the servants (0f Yours).”
فَلَعَنَ ٱللَّهُ جَاحِدَ وِلاَيَتِكَ بَعْدَ ٱلإِقْرَارِ
fala`ana allahu jahida wilayatika ba`da al-iqrari
Hence, curse of Allah be upon him who denied the allegiance to you after he had confessed of it
وَنَاكِثَ عَهْدِكَ بَعْدَ ٱلْمِيثَاقِ
wa nakitha `ahdika ba`da almithaqi
and upon him who breached his pledge to you after he had taken it.
وَاشْهَدُ انَّكَ وَفَيْتَ بِعَهْدِ ٱللَّهِ تَعَالَىٰ
wa ashhadu annaka wafayta bi`ahdi allahi ta`ala
I also bear witness that you have indeed observed your pledge to Almighty Allah
وَانَّ ٱللَّهَ تَعَالَىٰ مُوفٍ لَكَ بِعَهْدِهِ
wa anna allaha ta`ala mufin laka bi`ahdihi
and that Almighty Allah, in return, shall observe His pledge to you.
”وَمَنْ اوْفَىٰ بِمَا عَاهَدَ عَلَيْهُ ٱللَّهَ فَسَيُؤْتِيهِ اجْراً عَظِيماً.“
wa man awfa bima `ahada `alayhu allaha fasayu'tihi ajran `aziman
“Therefore, whoever fulfills what he has covenanted with Allah, He will grant him a mighty reward.”
وَاشْهَدُ انَّكَ امِيرُ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ ٱلْحَقُّ
wa ashhadu annaka amiru almu'minina alhaqqu
I also bear witness that you are truly the commander of the faithful,
ٱلَّذِي نَطَقَ بِوِلاَيَتِكَ ٱلتَّنْزِيلُ
alladhi nataqa biwilayatika alttanzilu
the Divine Revelation did declare your commissioned leadership,
وَاخَذَ لَكَ ٱلْعَهْدَ عَلَىٰ ٱلامَّةِ بِذٰلِكَ ٱلرَّسُولُ
wa akhadha laka al`ahda `ala al'ummati bidhalika alrrasulu
and the Messenger made a covenant with the people (that they would be under your leadership).
وَاشْهَدُ انَّكَ وَعَمَّكَ وَاخَاكَ
wa ashhadu annaka wa `ammaka wa akhaka
I also bear witness that you, along with your uncle and brother,
ٱلَّذِينَ تَاجَرْتُمُ ٱللَّهَ بِنُفُوسِكُمْ
alladhina tajartumu allaha binufusikum
traded with Allah in your souls;
فَانْزَلَ ٱللَّهُ فِيكُمْ:
fa'anzala allahu fikum
He therefore revealed about you this:
«إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ ٱشْتَرَىٰ مِنَ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ انْفُسَهُمْ وَامْوَالَهُمْ
inna allaha ishtara min almu'minina anfusahum wa amwalahum
“Surely, Allah has bought of the believers their persons and their property for this,
بِانَّّ لَهُمُ ٱلْجَنَّةَ
bi'anna lahumu aljannata
that they shall have Paradise;
يُقَاتِلُونَ فِي سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ فَيَقْتُلُونَ وَيُقْتَلُونَ
yuqatiluna fi sabili allahi fayaqtuluna wa yuqtaluna
they fight in Allah's way, so they slay and are slain;
وَعْداً عَلَيْهِ حَقّاً فِي ٱلتَّوْرَاةِ وَٱلإِنْجِيلِ وَٱلْقُرْآنِ
wa`dan `alayhi haqqan fi alttawrati wal-injili walqur'ani
a promise which is binding on Him in the Torah and the Bible and the Qur'an;
وَمَنْ اوْفَىٰ بِعَهْدِهِ مِنَ ٱللَّهِ؟
wa man awfa bi`ahdihi min allahi
and who is more faithful to his covenant than Allah?
فَٱسْتَبْشِرُوا بِبَيْعِكُمُ ٱلَّذِي بَايَعْتُمْ بِهِ
fastabshiru bibay`ikumu alladhi baya`tum bihi
Rejoice therefore in the pledge which you have made;
وَذٰلِكَ هُوَ ٱلْفَوْزُ ٱلْعَظِيمُ.
wa dhalika huwa alfawzu al`azimu
and that is the mighty achievement.
ٱلتَّائِبُونَ ٱلْعَابِدُونَ
altta'ibuna al`abiduna
They who turn to Allah, who serve Him,
ٱلْحَامِدُونَ ٱلسَّائِحُونَ
alhamiduna alssa'ihuna
who praise Him, who fast,
ٱلرَّاكِعُونَ ٱلسَّاجِدُونَ
alrraki`una alssajiduna
who bow down, who prostrate themselves,
ٱلآمِرُونَ بِٱلْمَعْرُوفِ وَٱلنَّاهُونَ عَنِ ٱلْمُنْكَرِ
al-amiruna bilma`rufi walnnahuna `an almunkari
who enjoin what is good and forbid what is evil,
وَٱلْحَافِظُونَ لِحُدُودِ ٱللَّهِ وَبَشِّرِ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ.»
walhafizuna lihududi allahi wa bashshir almu'minina
and who keep the limits of Allah; and give good news to the believers.”
اشْهَدُ يَا امِيرَ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
ashhadu ya amira almu'minina
O Commander of the Faithful, I bear witness
انَّ ٱلشَّاكَّ فِيكَ مَا آمَنَ بِٱلرَّسُولِ ٱلامِينِ
anna alshshakka fika ma amana bilrrasuli al-amini
that whoever doubts about you has never believed in the Trusted Messenger,
وَانَّ ٱلْعَادِلَ بِكَ غَيْرَكَ عَانِدٌ عَنِ ٱلدِّينِ ٱلْقَوِيمِ
wa anna al`adila bika ghayraka `anidun `an alddini alqawimi
and whoever leaves you to choose another (as his leader) has indeed diverted the true religion,
ٱلَّذِي ٱرْتَضَاهُ لَنَا رَبُّ ٱلْعَالَمِينَ
alladhi irtadahu lana rabbu al`alamina
that the Lord of the worlds has chosen for us,
 وَاكْمَلَهُ بِوِلاَيَتِكَ يَوْمَ ٱلْغَدِيرِ
wa akmalahu biwilayatika yawma alghadiri
and that He completed it on the Ghadir Day through (declaring) the Divinely commissioned leadership of you.
وَاشْهَدُ انَّكَ ٱلْمَعْنِيُّ بِقَوْلِ ٱلْعَزِيزِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ:
wa ashhadu annaka alma`niyyu biqawli al`azizi alrrahimi
And I bear witness that you are the one intended in the following saying of the Almighty, All-merciful Lord:
”وَانَّ هٰذَا صِرَاطِي مُسْتَقِيماً فَٱتِّبِعُوهُ
wa anna hadha sirati mustaqiman fattabi`uhu
“And this is My path, the right one; therefore, follow it,
وَلاَ تَتَّبِعُوا ٱلسُّبُلَ فَتَفَرَّقَ بِكُمْ عَنْ سَبِيلِهِ.“
wa la tattabi`u alssubula fatafarraqa bikum `an sabilihi
and follow not other ways, for they will lead you away from His way.”
ضَلَّ وَٱللَّهِ وَاضَلَّ مَنِ ٱتَّبَعَ سِوَاكَ
dalla wallahi wa adalla man ittaba`a siwaka
I swear by Allah that whoever follows any one other than you has in fact strayed off the right way and misled others (i.e. those who imitate him),
وَعَنَدَ عَنِ ٱلْحَقِّ مَنْ عَادَاكَ
wa `anada `an alhaqqi man `adaka
and that whoever incurs the hostility of you has undoubtedly rejected the right.
اَللَّهُمَّ سَمِعْنَا لاِمْرِكَ
allahumma sami`na li'amrika
O Allah, we have listened to Your command
وَاطَعْنَا وَٱتَّبَعْنَا صِرَاطَكَ ٱلْمُسْتَقِيمَ
wa ata`na wattaba`na sirataka almustaqima
obeyed, and followed Your straight path;
فَٱهْدِنَا رَبَّنَا
fahdina rabbana
therefore, (please do) guide us, O our Lord!
وَلاَ تُزِغْ قُلُوبَنَا بَعْدَ إِذْ هَدَيْتَنَا إِلَىٰ طَاعَتِكَ
wa la tuzigh qulubana ba`da idh hadaytana ila ta`atika
And do not cause our hearts to deviate after You have guided us to the obedience to You,
وَٱجْعَلْنَا مِنَ ٱلشَّاكِرِينَ لاِنْعُمِكَ
waj`alna min alshshakirina li'an`umika
and include us with those who always thank You for Your bounties.
وَاشْهَدُ انَّكَ لَمْ تَزَلْ لِلْهَوَىٰ مُخَالِفاً
wa ashhadu annaka lam tazal lilhawa mukhalifan
And I also bear witness that you have always been at variance with whimsical desires
وَلِلتُّقَىٰ مُحَالِفاً
wa lilttuqa muhalifan
as you have always been in line with piety,
وَعَلَىٰ كَظْمِ ٱلْغَيْظِ قَادِراً
wa `ala kazmi alghayzi qadiran
you have always been capable of suppressing your rage,
وَعَنِ ٱلنَّاسِ عَافِياً غَافِراً
wa `an alnnasi `afiyan ghafiran
you have always forgiven and pardoned people,
وَإِذَا عُصِيَ ٱللَّهُ سَاخِطاً
wa idha `usiya allahu sakhitan
and when Allah is disobeyed, you have always been furious,
وَإِذَا اطِيعَ ٱللَّهُ رَاضِياً
wa idha uti`a allahu radiyan
and when He is obeyed, you have always been pleased,
وَبِمَا عَهِدَ إِلَيْكَ عَامِلاً
wa bima `ahida ilayka `amilan
and you have always carried out what Allah has commissioned you to do,
رَاعِياً لِمَا ٱسْتُحْفِظْتَ
ra`iyan lima istuhfizta
you have always observed what has been entrusted with you,
حَافِظاً لِمَا ٱسْتُودِعْتَ
hafizan lima istudi`ta
you have always kept what has been confided to you,
مُبَلِّغاً مَا حُمِّلْتَ
muballighan ma hummilta
you have always conveyed what you were ordered to convey,
مُنْتَظِراً مَا وُعِدْتَ
muntaziran ma wu`idta
and you have always expected that which you were promised.
وَاشْهَدُ انَّكَ مَا ٱتَّقَيْتَ ضَارِعاً
wa ashhadu annaka ma ittaqayta dari`an
And I bear witness that as you sometimes conceded some things, you did not do that on account of humiliation,
وَلاَ امْسَكْتَ عَنْ حَقِّكَ جَازِعاً
wa la amsakta `an haqqika jazi`an
and as you sometimes did not demand with your right, you did not do that on account of fear,
وَلاَ احْجَمْتَ عَنْ مُجَاهَدَةِ غَاصِبِيكَ نَاكِلاً
wa la ahjamta `an mujahadati ghasibika nakilan
and as you sometimes stopped combating those who usurped your right, you did not do so on account of weakness,
وَلاَ اظْهَرْتَ ٱلرِّضَا بِخِلاَفِ مَا يُرْضِي ٱللَّهَ مُدَاهِناً
wa la azharta alrrida bikhilafi ma yurdi allaha mudahinan
and as you (on a certain occasion) showed contentment to things to which Allah is not pleased, you did not do so on account of flattery,
وَلاَ وَهَنْتَ لِمَا اصَابَكَ فِي سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ
wa la wahanta lima asabaka fi sabili allahi
and you have never been weakened by what befell you for the sake of Allah,
وَلاَ ضَعُفْتَ وَلاَ ٱسْتَكَنْتَ عَنْ طَلَبِ حَقِّكَ مُرَاقِباً
wa la da`ufta wa la istakanta `an talabi haqqika muraqiban
and you have never been feeble and you have never abased yourself as regards demanding with your rights on account of fear.
مَعَاذَ ٱللَّهِ انْ تَكُونَ كَذٰلِكَ
ma`adha allahi an takuna kadhalika
I seek Allah’s refuge against such claims;
بَلْ إِذْ ظُلِمْتَ ٱحْتَسَبْتَ رَبَّكَ
bal idh zulimta ihtasabta rabbaka
rather, when you were wronged, you relied upon your Lord in these questions
وَفَوَّضْتَ إِلَيْهِ امْرَكَ
wa fawwadta ilayhi amraka
and entrusted your affair to Him,
وَذَكَّرْتَهُمْ فَمَا ٱدَّكَرُوٱ
wa dhakkartahum fama iddakaru
and as you reminded them (of their allegiance to you), they did not regard it,
وَوَعَظْتَهُمْ فَمَا ٱتَّعَظُوٱ
wa wa`aztahum fama itta`azu
and as you preached them, they did not accept from you,
وَخَوَّفْتَهُمُ ٱللَّهَ فَمَا تَخَوَّفُوٱ
wa khawwftahum allaha fama takhawwafu
and as you instructed them to fear Allah, they did not mind.
وَاشْهَدُ انَّكَ يَا امِيرَ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
wa ashhadu annaka ya amira almu'minina
I also bear witness, O Commander of the Faithful,
جَاهَدْتَ فِي ٱللَّهِ حَقَّ جِهَادِهِ
jahadta fi allahi haqqa jihadihi
that you strove in the way of Allah in the most appropriate way
حَتَّىٰ دَعَاكَ ٱللَّهُ إِلَىٰ جِوَارِهِ
hatta da`aka allahu ila jiwarihi
until Allah summoned you to be in His vicinity,
وَقَبَضَكَ إِلَيْهِ بِٱخْتِيَارِهِ
wa qabadaka ilayhi bikhtiyarihi
chose to grasp you,
وَالزَمَ اعْدَاءَكَ ٱلْحُجَّةَ بِقَتْلِهِمْ إِيَّاكَ
wa alzama a`da'aka alhujjata biqatlihim iyyaka
and established the argument against your enemies who killed you,
لِتَكُونَ ٱلْحُجَّةُ لَكَ عَلَيْهِمْ
litakuna alhujjatu laka `alayhim
so that you should have argument against them,
مَعَ مَا لَكَ مِنَ ٱلْحُجَجِ ٱلْبَالِغَةِ عَلَىٰ جَمِيعِ خَلْقِهِ
ma`a ma laka min alhujaji albalighati `ala jami`i khalqihi
although you enjoy conclusive arguments against all of His creatures.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا امِيرَ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
alssalamu `alayka ya amira almu'minina
Peace be upon you, O Commander of the Faithful.
عَبَدْتَ ٱللَّهَ مُخْلِصاً
`abadta allaha mukhlisan
You have worshipped Allah sincerely,
وَجَاهَدْتَ فِي ٱللَّهِ صَابِراً
wa jahadta fi allahi sabiran
striven in the way of Allah steadfastly,
وَجُدْتَ بِنَفْسِكَ مُحْتَسِباً
wa judta binafsika muhtasiban
sacrificed yourself, seeking Allah’s judgment,
وَعَمِلْتَ بِكِتَابِهِ
wa `amilta bikitabihi
acted upon His Book,
وَٱتَّبَعْتَ سُنَّةَ نَبِيِّهِ
wattaba`ta sunnata nabiyyihi
followed His Prophet’s instructions,
وَاقَمْتَ ٱلصَّلاةَ
wa aqamta alssalata
performed the prayers,
وَآتَيْتَ ٱلزَّكَاةَ
wa atayta alzzakata
paid the zakat,
وَامَرْتَ بِٱلْمَعْرُوفِ
wa amarta bilma`rufi
enjoined what is right,
وَنَهَيْتَ عَنِ ٱلْمُنْكَرِ مَا ٱسْتَطَعْتَ
wa nahayta `an almunkari ma istata`ta
and forbidden what is wrong as much as you could,
مُبْتَغِياً مَا عِنْدَ ٱللَّهِ
mubtaghiyan ma `inda allahi
seeking what is possessed by Allah
رَاغِباً فِي مَا وَعَدَ ٱللَّهُ
raghiban fima wa`ada allahu
and desiring for that which Allah has promised.
لاَ تَحْفِلُ بِٱلنَّوَائِبِ
la tahfilu bilnnawa'ibi
You have never cared for misfortunes,
وَلاَ تَهِنُ عِنْدَ ٱلشَّدَائِدِ
wa la tahinu `inda alshshada'idi
never yielded to the hardships,
وَلاَ تَحْجِمُ عَنْ مُحَارِبٍ
wa la tahjimu `an muharibin
and never stopped fighting against any warrior on account of fear.
افِكَ مَنْ نَسَبَ غَيْرَ ذٰلِكَ إِلَيْكَ
afika man nasaba ghayra dhalika ilayka
Indeed, whoever claims anything opposite to this to you is actually fabricating
وَٱفْتَرَىٰ بَاطِلاً عَلَيْكَ
waftara batilan `alayka
and is forging lies to you,
وَاوْلَىٰ لِمَنْ عَنَدَ عَنْكَ
wa awla liman `anada `anka
and whoever leaves your path is drawing himself near to destruction.
لَقَدْ جَاهَدْتَ فِي ٱللَّهِ حَقَّ ٱلْجِهَادِ
laqad jahadta fi allahi haqqa aljihadi
You have certainly striven in the way of Allah as exactly as required,
وَصَبَرْتَ عَلَىٰ ٱلاذَىٰ صَبْرَ ٱحْتِسَابٍ
wa sabarta `ala al-adha sabra ihtisabin
stood harm for the sake of Allah,
وَانْتَ اوَّلُ مَنْ آمَنَ بِٱللَّهِ
wa anta awwalu man amana billahi
have been the foremost to believe in Allah,
وَصَلَّىٰ لَهُ وَجَاهَدَ
wa salla lahu wa jahada
the first to offer prayer and to strive,
وَابْدَىٰ صَفْحَتَهُ فِي دَارِ ٱلشِّرْكِ
wa abda safhatahu fi dari alshshirki
and the first to expose himself in the land of the polytheists,
وَٱلارْضُ مَشْحُونَةٌ ضَلالَةً
wal-ardu mashhunatun dalalatan
while the lands were suffocated with deviation,
وَٱلشَّيْطَانُ يُعْبَدُ جَهْرَةً
walshshaytanu yu`badu jahratan
Satan was worshipped openly,
وَانْتَ ٱلْقَائِلُ: ”لاَ تَزِيدُنِي كَثْرَةُ ٱلنَّاسِ حَوْلِي عِزَّةً
wa anta alqa'ilu la taziduni kathratu alnnasi hawli `izzatan
and (in the midst of this) you said, “The big number of people that surround me shall never increase my might,
وَلاَ تَفَرُّقُهُمْ عَنِّي وَحْشَةً
wa la tafarruquhum `anni wahshatan
nor shall their departing me make me feel lonely.
وَلَوْ اسْلَمَنِيَ ٱلنَّاسُ جَمِيعاً لَمْ اكُنْ مُتَضَرِّعاً.“
wa law aslamani alnnasu jami`an lam akun mutadarri`an
I thus shall never submit even if all peoples desert me.”
إِعْتَصَمْتَ بِٱللَّهِ فَعَزَزْتَ
i`tasamta billahi fa`azazta
Because you resorted to Allah, you were the mightiest,
وَآثَرْتَ ٱلآخِرَةَ عَلَىٰ ٱلاولَىٰ فَزَهِدْتَ
wa atharta al'akhirata `ala al'ula fazahidta
and because you preferred the Next World to this worldly life, you have been ascetic.
وَايَّدَكَ ٱللَّهُ وَهَدَاكَ
wa ayydaka allahu wa hadaka
Thus, Allah supported, guided,
وَاخْلَصَكَ وَٱجْتَبَاكَ
wa akhlasaka wajtabaka
chose, and selected you.
فَمَا تَنَاقَضَتْ افْعَالُكَ
fama tanaqadat af`aluka
Your deeds were never contradictory,
وَلاَ ٱخْتَلَفَتْ اقْوَالُكَ
wa la ikhtalafat aqwaluka
your words were never paradoxical,
وَلاَ تَقَلَّبَتْ احْوَالُكَ
wa la taqallabat ahwaluka
your situations were never fickle,
وَلاَ ٱدَّعَيْتَ وَلاَ ٱفْتَرَيْتَ عَلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ كَذِباً
wa la idda`ayta wa la iftarayta `ala allahi kadhiban
you have never claimed falsely or forged lies against Allah,
وَلاَ شَرِهْتَ إِلَىٰ ٱلْحُطَامِ
wa la sharihta ila alhutami
you have never been greedy for the wreckage of this world,
وَلاَ دَنَّسَكَ ٱلآثَامُ
wa la dannasaka al'athamu
you have never been defiled by sins,
وَلَمْ تَزَلْ عَلَىٰ بَيِّنَةٍ مِنْ رَبِّكَ
wa lam tazal `ala bayyinatin min rabbika
you have always had manifest proof from your Lord,
وَيَقِينٍ مِنْ امْرِكَ
wa yaqinin min amrika
and you have always been certain of what you do,
تَهْدِي إِلَىٰ ٱلْحَقِّ وَإِلَىٰ صِرَاطٍ مُسْتَقِيمٍ
tahdi ila alhaqqi wa ila siratin mustaqimin
as you used to guide to the right and to a straight path.
اشْهَدُ شَهَادَةَ حَقٍّ
ashhadu shahadata haqqin
I bear true witness
وَاقْسِمُ بِٱللَّهِ قَسَمَ صِدْقٍ
wa uqsimu billahi qasama sidqin
and I truly swear by Allah
انَّ مُحَمَّداً وَآلَهُ صَلَوَاتُ ٱللَّهِ عَلَيْهِمْ سَادَاتُ ٱلْخَلْقِ
anna muhammadan wa alahu salawatu allahi `alayhim sadatu alkhalqi
that Muhammad and his Household—may Allah’s blessings be upon them—are the masters of all creatures
وَانَّكَ مَوْلاَيَ وَمَوْلَىٰ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
wa annaka mawlaya wa mawla almu'minina
and you are indeed my master and the master of all believers,
وَانَّكَ عَبْدُ ٱللَّهِ وَوَلِيُّهُ
wa annaka `abdu allahi wa waliyyuhu
the servant and friend of Allah,
وَاخُو ٱلرَّسُولِ وَوَصِيُّهُ وَوَارِثُهُ
wa akhu alrrasuli wa wasiyyuhu wa warithuhu
the brother, successor, and heir of the Messenger,
وَانَّهُ ٱلْقَائِلُ لَكَ:
wa annahu alqa'ilu laka
who used to say to you,
”وَٱلَّذِي بَعَثَنِي بِٱلْحَقِّ مَا آمَنَ بِي مَنْ كَفَرَ بِكَ
walladhi ba`athani bilhaqqi ma amana bi man kafara bika
“I swear this by Him Who sent me with the truth: whoever denies you has never believed in me,
وَلاَ اقَرَّ بِٱللَّهِ مَنْ جَحَدَكَ
wa la aqarra billahi man jahadaka
whoever rejects you has never confessed of Allah’s existence,
وَقَدْ ضَلَّ مَنْ صَدَّ عَنْكَ
wa qad dalla man sadda `anka
whoever abandons you has actually strayed off,
وَلَمْ يَهْتَدِ إِلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ وَلاَ إِلَيَّ مَنْ لاَ يَهْتَدِي بِكَ
wa lam yahtadi ila allahi wa la ilayya man la yahtadi bika
and whoever is not guided be you has never found the way to Allah or to me.
وَهُوَ قَوْلُ رَبِّي عَزَّ وَجَلَّ:
wa huwa qawlu rabbi `azza wa jalla
Confirming this, my Lord the the Almighty and All-majestic says,
«وَإِنِّي لَغَفَّارٌ لِمَنْ تَابَ وَآمَنَ وَعَمِلَ صَالِحاً
wa inni laghaffarun liman taba wa amana wa `amila salihan
‘Most surely, I am most Forgiving to him who repents and believes and does good,
ثُمَّ ٱهْتَدَىٰ» إِلَىٰ وِلايَتِكَ.“
thumma ihtada ila wilayatika
then follows the right path.’ To follow the right path is to adhere to your Divinely commissioned leadership.”
مَوْلاَيَ فَضْلُكَ لاَ يَخْفَىٰ
mawlaya fadluka la yakhfa
O master, your favor cannot be concealed
وَنُورُكَ لاَ يُطْفَا
wa nuruka la yutfa'u
and your light cannot be extinguished.
وَانَّ مَنْ جَحَدَكَ ٱلظَّلُومُ ٱلاشْقَىٰ
wa anna man jahadaka alzzalumu al-ashqa
Verily, he who rejects you shall be the most misfortunate wrongdoer.
مَوْلاَيَ انْتَ ٱلْحُجَّةُ عَلَىٰ ٱلْعِبَادِ
mawlaya anta alhujjatu `ala al`ibadi
O master, you are the (Divine) claim against the servants,
وَٱلْهَادِي إِلَىٰ ٱلرَّشَادِ
walhadi ila alrrashadi
the guiding to uprightness,
وَٱلْعُدَّةُ لِلْمَعَادِ
wal`uddatu lilma`adi
and our means on the Promised Day.
مَوْلاَيَ لَقَدْ رَفَعَ ٱللَّهُ فِي ٱلاولَىٰ مَنْزِلَتَكَ
mawlaya laqad rafa`a allahu fi al'ula manzilataka
O master, Allah has indeed elevated your standing in this world,
وَاعْلَىٰ فِي ٱلآخِرَةِ دَرَجَتَكَ
wa a`la fi al'akhirati darajataka
raised your rank in the Hereafter,
وَبَصَّرَكَ مَا عَمِيَ عَلَىٰ مَنْ خَالَفَكَ
wa bassaraka ma `amiya `ala man khalafaka
and led you to that which has not been seen by those who antagonized you,
وَحَالَ بَيْنَكَ وَبَيْنَ مَوَاهِبِ ٱللَّهِ لَكَ
wa hala baynaka wa bayna mawahibi allahi laka
those who stood between you and Allah’s gifts to you.
فَلَعَنَ ٱللَّهُ مُسْتَحِلِّي ٱلْحُرْمَةِ مِنْكَ
fala`ana allahu mustahilli alhurmati minka
So, curse of Allah be upon those who violated your sanctity
وَذَائِدِي ٱلْحَقِّ عَنْكَ
wa dha'idi alhaqqi `anka
and those who prevented you from taking your right.
وَاشْهَدُ انَّهُمُ ٱلاخْسَرُونَ
wa ashhadu annahum al-akhsaruna
I do bear witness that these are the biggest losers
ٱلَّذِينَ تَلْفَحُ وُجُوهَهُمُ ٱلنَّارُ
alladhina talfahu wujuhahum alnnaru
whose faces shall be scorched by Hellfire
وَهُمْ فِيهَا كَالِحُونَ
wa hum fiha kalihuna
and they therein shall be in severe affliction.
وَاشْهَدُ انَّكَ مَا اقْدَمْتَ وَلاَ احْجَمْتَ
wa ashhadu annaka ma aqdamta wa la ahjamta
And I bear witness that whenever you did something or you avoided doing something,
وَلاَ نَطَقْتَ وَلاَ امْسَكْتَ
wa la nataqta wa la amsakta
and whenever you said something or you kept silent;
إِلاَّ بِامْرٍ مِنَ ٱللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ
illa bi-amrin min allahi wa rasulihi
all these were by the order of Allah and His Messenger.
قُلْتَ: ”وَٱلَّذِي نَفْسِي بِيَدِهِ،
qulta walldhi nafsi biyadihi
You thus said, “I swear this by Him Who grasps my soul:
لَقَدْ نَظَرَ إِلَيَّ رَسُولُ ٱللَّهِ صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ
laqad nazara ilayya rasulu allahi salla allahu `alayhi wa alihi
when the Messenger of Allah—peace of Allah be upon him and his Household—
اضْرِبُ بِٱلسَّيْفِ قُدْماً فَقَالَ:
adribu bilssayfi qudman faqala
watched me striking (the enemies) with my sword ceaselessly, he said to me,
’يَا عَلِيُّ انْتَ مِنِّي بِمَنْزِلَةِ هَارُونَ مِنْ مُوسَىٰ
ya `aliyyu anta minni bimanzilati haruna min musa
‘O `Ali, your position to me is the same as (Prophet) Aaron’s position to (Prophet) Moses;
إِلاَّ انَّهُ لاَ نَبِيَّ بَعْدِي
illa annahu la nabiyya ba`di
yet, there shall be no prophet after me.
وَاعْلِمُكَ انَّ مَوْتَكَ وَحَيَاتَكَ مَعِي وَعَلَىٰ سُنَّتِي.‘
wa u`limuka anna mawtaka wa hayataka ma`i wa `ala sunnati
I would like to further inform you that your death and your lifestyle shall be with me and according to my instruction.’
فَوَٱللَّهِ مَا كَذِبْتُ وَلاَ كُذِّبْتُ
fawallahi ma kadhibtu wa la kudhdhibtu
(Imam `Ali continued,) I swear by Allah that I have not told untruth and none shall belie me,
وَلاَ ضَلَلْتُ وَلاَ ضُلِّ بِي
wa la dalaltu wa la dulla bi
and I have never strayed off and none shall ever mislead me,
وَلاَ نَسِيتُ مَا عَهِدَ إِلَيَّ رَبِّي
wa la nasitu ma `ahida ilayya rabbi
and I have never forgotten my Lord’s instructions to me,
وَإِنِّي لَعَلَىٰ بَيِّنَةٍ مِنْ رَبِّي بَيَّنَهَا لِنَبِيِّهِ
wa inni la`ala bayyinatin min rabbi bayyanaha linabiyyihi
and I do follow the true path of my Lord that He showed His Prophet
وَبَيَّنَهَا ٱلنَّبِيُّ لِي
wa bayyanaha alnnabiyyu li
and the Prophet showed me,
وَإِنِّي لَعَلَىٰ ٱلطَّرِيقِ ٱلْوَاضِحِ الْفِظُهُ لَفْظاً.“
wa inni la`ala alttariqi alwadihi alfizuhu lafzan
and, most certainly, I am following the lucid path step by step.”
صَدَقْتَ وَٱللَّهِ وَقُلْتَ ٱلْحَقَّ
sadaqta wallahi wa qulta alhaqqa
By Allah I swear, true are your words and you have said nothing but the truth.
فَلَعَنَ ٱللَّهُ مَنْ سَاوَاكَ بِمَنْ نَاوَاكَ
fala`ana allahu man sawaka biman nawaka
Curse of Allah be upon those who compare you to your enemies,
وَٱللَّهُ جَلَّ ٱسْمُهُ يَقُولُ:
wallahu jalla ismuhu yaqulu
while Allah, Whose Name be elevated, says,
”هَلْ يَسْتَوِي ٱلَّذِينَ يَعْلَمُونَ وَٱلَّذِينَ لاَ يَعْلَمُون؟“
hal yastawi alladhina ya`lamuna walladhina la ya`lamun
“Are those who know and those who do not know alike?”
فَلَعَنَ ٱللَّهُ مَنْ عَدَلَ بِكَ مَنْ فَرَضَ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وِلايَتَكَ
fala`ana allahu man `adala bika man farada allahu `alayhi wilayataka
So, the curse of Allah be upon those who compared you to those whom Allah has ordered to follow your leadership,
وَانْتَ وَلِيُّ ٱللَّهِ
wa anta waliyyu allahi
while you are the friend of Allah,
وَاخُو رَسُولِهِ
wa akhu rasulihi
the brother of His Messenger,
وَٱلذَّابُّ عَنْ دِينِهِ
waldhdhabbu `an dinihi
the defender of His religion,
وَٱلَّذِي نَطَقَ ٱلْقُرْآنُ بِتَفْضِيلِهِ
walladhi nataqa alqur'anu bitafdilihi
and the one whose preference (to all others) has been declared by the Qur'an;
قَالَ ٱللَّهُ تَعَالَىٰ:
qala allahu ta`ala
hence, Almighty Allah says,
”وَفَضَّلَ ٱللَّهُ ٱلْمُجَاهِدِينَ عَلَىٰ ٱلْقَاعِدِينَ اجْراً عَظِيماً.
wa faddala allahu almujahidina `ala alqa`idina ajran `aziman
“And Allah shall grant to the strivers above the holders back a mighty reward.
دَرَجَاتٍ مِنْهُ وَمَغْفِرَةً وَرَحْمَةً
darajatin minhu wa maghfiratan wa rahmatan
(High) degrees from Him, protection, and mercy.
وَكَانَ ٱللَّهُ غَفُوراً رَحِيماً.“
wa kana allahu ghafuran rahiman
And Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.”
وَقَالَ ٱللَّهُ تَعَالَىٰ:
wa qala allahu ta`ala
Almighty Allah has also said,
”اجَعَلْتُمْ سِقَايَةَ ٱلْحَاجِّ وَعِمَارَةَ ٱلْمَسْجِدِ ٱلْحَرَامِ
aja`altum siqayata alhajji wa `imarata almasjidi alharami
“Do you make one who undertakes the giving of drink to the pilgrims and the guarding of the Sacred Mosque
كَمَنْ آمَنَ بِٱللَّهِ وَٱلْيَوْمِ ٱلآخِرِ وَجَاهَدَ فِي سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ؟
kaman amana billahi walyawmi al'akhiri wa jahada fi sabili allahi
to be like him who believes in Allah and the latter day and strives hard in Allah's way?
لاَ يَسْتَوُونَ عِنْدَ ٱللَّهِ
la yastawuna `inda allahi
They are not equal with Allah;
وَٱللَّهُ لاَ يَهْدِي ٱلْقَوْمَ ٱلظَّالِمِينَ.
wallahu la yahdi alqawma alzzalimina
and Allah does not guide the unjust people.
اَلَّذِينَ آمَنُوٱ وَهَاجَرُوٱ
alladhina amanu wa hajaru
Those who believed, fled their homes,
وَجَاهَدُوٱ فِي سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ بِامْوَالِهِمْ وَانْفُسِهِمْ
wa jahadu fi sabili allahi bi'amwalihim wa anfusihim
and strove hard in Allah’s way with their property and their souls
اعْظَمُ دَرَجَةً عِنْدَ ٱللَّهِ
a`zamu darajatan `inda allahi
are much higher in rank with Allah;
وَاولٰئِكَ هُمُ ٱلْفَائِزُونَ.
wa ula'ika hum alfa'izuna
and those are they who are the achievers of their objects.
يُبَشِّرُهُمْ رَبُّهُمْ بِرَحْمَةٍ مِنْهُ وَرِضْوَانٍ
yubashshiruhum rabbuhum birahmatin minhu wa ridwanin
Their Lord gives them good news of mercy from Himself and His good pleasure
وَجَنَّاتٍ لَهُمْ فِيهَا نَعِيمٌ مُقِيمٌ.
wa jannatin lahum fiha na`imun muqimun
and gardens, wherein lasting blessings shall be theirs;
خَالِدِينَ فِيهَا ابَداً
khalidina fiha abadan
abiding therein for ever.
إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ عِنْدَهُ اجْرٌ عَظِيمٌ.“
inna allaha `indahu ajrun `azimun
Surely, Allah has a mighty reward with Him.”
اشْهَدُ انَّكَ ٱلْمَخْصُوصُ بِمِدْحَةِ ٱللَّهِ
ashhadu annaka almakhsusu bimidhati allahi
I bear witness that Allah’s words of praise mean you exclusively
ٱلْمُخْلِصُ لِطَاعَةِ ٱللَّهِ
almukhlisu lita`ati allahi
and you are the most sincere in the obedience to Allah
لَمْ تَبْغِ بِٱلْهُدَىٰ بَدَلاً
lam tabghi bilhuda badalan
as you have never accepted any alternative for the right guidance
وَلَمْ تُشْرِكْ بِعِبَادَةِ رَبِّكَ احَداً
wa lam tushrik bi`ibadati rabbika ahadan
and you have never associated anyone in your worshipping your Lord.
وَانَّ ٱللَّهَ تَعَالَىٰ ٱسْتَجَابَ لِنَبِيِّهِ
wa anna allaha ta`ala istajaba linabiyyihi
And Almighty Allah has responded the prayer of His Prophet—
صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ فِيكَ دَعْوَتَهُ
salla allahu `alayhi wa alihi fika da`watahu
peace of Allah be upon him and his Household—concerning you.
ثُمَّ امَرَهُ بِإِظْهَارِ مَا اوْلاَكَ لاِمَّتِهِ
thumma amarahu bi'izhari ma awlaka li'ummatihi
He then ordered him to proclaim the position of succeeding him in (the leadership of) his nation,
إِعْلاءً لِشَانِكَ
i`la'an lisha'nika
as a sign of showing your elevated position,
وَإِعْلاناً لِبُرْهَانِكَ
wa i`lanan liburhanika
declaration of the evidence on your leadership,
وَدَحْضاً لِلابَاطِيلِ
wa dahdan lil'abatili
refutation of the false claims,
وَقَطْعاً لِلْمَعَاذِيرِ
wa qat`an lilma`adhiri
and repudiation of all excuses.
فَلَمَّا اشْفَقَ مِنْ فِتْنَةِ ٱلْفَاسِقِينَ
falamma ashfaqa min fitnati alfasiqina
But when he (i.e. the Prophet) worried about the sedition that would be aroused by the transgressing group due to such declaration
وَٱتَّقَىٰ فِيكَ ٱلْمُنَافِقِينَ
wattaqa fika almunafiqina
and he did not want you to be faced by the hypocrites,
اوْحَىٰ إِلَيْهِ رَبُّ ٱلْعَالَمِينَ:
awha ilayhi rabbu al`alamina
the Lord of the worlds revealed to him, saying,
”يَا ايُّهَا ٱلرَّسُولُ بَلِّغْ مَا انْزِلَ إِلَيْكَ مِنْ رَبِّكَ
ya ayyuha alrrasulu balligh ma unzila ilayka min rabbika
“O Messenger! Proclaim the message which has been sent to you from your Lord.
وَإِنْ لَمْ تَفْعَلْ فَمَا بَلَّغْتَ رِسَالَتَهُ
wa in lam taf`al fama ballaghta risalatahu
If you did it not, you would not have fulfilled and proclaimed His mission.
وَٱللَّهُ يَعْصِمُكَ مِنَ ٱلنَّاسِ.“
wallahu ya`simuka min alnnasi
And Allah will defend you from men (who mean mischief).”
فَوَضَعَ عَلَىٰ نَفْسِهِ اوْزَارَ ٱلْمَسِيرِ
fawada`a `ala nafsihi awzara almasiri
Accordingly, he (i.e. the Prophet) burdened himself with the loads of (long) walking
وَنَهَضَ فِي رَمْضَاءِ ٱلْهَجِيرِ
wa nahada fi ramda'i alhajiri
and stood up under the burning sun in the midst of the desert,
فَخَطَبَ وَاسْمَعَ
fakhataba wa asma`a
where he delivered a speech, made everyone listen to him,
وَنَادَىٰ فَابْلَغَ
wa nada fa'ablagha
and called upon them with rhetorical language.
ثُمَّ سَالَهُمْ اجْمَعَ
thumma sa'alahum ajma`a
He then asked them all,
فَقَالَ: ”هَلْ بَلَّغْتُ؟“
faqala hal ballaghtu
“Have I conveyed (the message)?”
فَقَالُوَٱ: ”اَللَّهُمَّ بَلَىٰ.“
faqalu allahumma bala
“Yes, you have. We swear it by Allah,” they answered.
فَقَالَ: ”اَللَّهُمَّ ٱشْهَدْ.“
faqala allahumma ishhad
“O Allah, be the witness!” the Prophet said.
ثُمَّ قَالَ: ” الَسْتُ اوْلَىٰ بِٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ مِنْ انْفُسِهِمْ؟“
thumma qala alastu awla bilmu'minina min anfusihim
He then added, “Do I not enjoy more priority to the selves of the believers than that which they enjoy on themselves?”
فَقَالُوَٱ: ”بَلَىٰ.“
faqalu bala
“Yes, you do,” answered they.
فَاخَذَ بِيَدِكَ وَقَالَ:
fa'akhadha biyadika wa qala
Hen then took you from the hand and said,
”مَنْ كُنْتُ مَوْلاَهُ فَهٰذَا عَلِيٌّ مَوْلاَهُ
man kuntu mawlahu fahadha `aliyyun mawlahu
“This `Ali is now the master of every one who has betaken me as his master.
اَللَّهُمَّ وَالِ مَنْ وَالاَهُ
allahumma wali man walahu
O Allah, (please do) support those who support `Ali,
وَعَادِ مَنْ عَادَاهُ
wa `adi man `adahu
be the enemy of those who incur the hostility of `Ali,
وَٱنْصُرْ مَنْ نَصَرَهُ
wansur man nasarahu
give victory to those who stand by `Ali,
وَٱخْذُلْ مَنْ خَذَلَهُ.“
wakhdhul man khadhalahu
and disappoint those who disappoint `Ali.”
فَمَا آمَنَ بِمَا انْزَلَ ٱللَّهُ فِيكَ عَلَىٰ نَبِيِّهِ إِلاَّ قَلِيلٌ
fama amana bima anzala allahu fika `ala nabiyyihi illa qalilun
Nevertheless, none believed in what Allah has revealed to His Prophet about you except a few.
وَلاَ زَادَ اكْثَرَهُمْ غَيْرَ تَخْيِيرٍ
wa la zada aktharahum ghayra takhyyirin
Similarly, this (Divinely commissioned) declaration did not increase others but obstinacy.
وَلَقَدْ انْزَلَ ٱللَّهُ تَعَالَىٰ فِيكَ مِنْ قَبْلُ وَهُمْ كَارِهُونَ:
wa laqad anzala allahu ta`ala fika min qablu wa hum karihuna
In defiance of them, Almighty Allah had revealed in this connection:
”يَا ايُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ آمَنُوٱ
ya ayyuha alladhina amanu
“O you who believe!
مَنْ يَرْتَدَّ مِنْكُمْ عَنْ دِينِهِ
man yartadda minkum `an dinihi
Whoever from among you turns back from his religion,
فَسَوْفَ يَاتِي ٱللَّهُ بِقَوْمٍ يُحِبُّهُمْ وَيُحِبُّونَهُ
fasawfa ya'ti allahu biqawmin yuhibbuhum wa yuhibbunahu
then Allah will bring a people. He shall love them and they shall love Him.
اذِلَّةٍ عَلَىٰ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
adhillatin `ala almu'minina
(They shall be) lowly before the believers,
اعِزَّةٍ عَلَىٰ ٱلْكَافِرِينَ
a`izzatin `ala alkafirina
mighty against the unbelievers.
يُجَاهِدُونَ فِي سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ
yujahiduna fi sabili allahi
They shall strive hard in Allah's way
وَلاَ يَخَافُونَ لَوْمَةَ لاَئِمٍ
wa la yakhafuna lawmata la'imin
and shall not fear the censure of any censurer.
ذٰلِكَ فَضْلُ ٱللَّهِ يُؤْتِيهِ مَنْ يَشَاءُ
dhalika fadlu allahi yu'tihi man yasha'u
This is Allah's favor; He gives it to whom He pleases.
وَٱللَّهُ وَاسِعٌ عَلِيمٌ.
wallahu wasi`un `alimun
And Allah is Ample-giving, Knowing.
إِنَّمَا وَلِيُّكُمُ ٱللَّهُ وَرَسُولُهُ وَٱلَّذِينَ آمَنُوٱ
innama waliyyukum allahu wa rasuluhu walladhina amanu
Only Allah is your Guardian and His Messenger and those who believe:
ٱلَّذِينَ يُقِيمُونَ ٱلصَّلاَةَ
alladhina yuqimuna alssalata
those who keep up prayers
وَيُؤْتُونَ ٱلزَّكَاةَ وَهُمْ رَاكِعُونَ.
wa yu'tuna alzzakata wa hum raki`una
and give alms while they are in the state of the genuflection of prayer.
وَمَنْ يَتَوَلَّ ٱللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ وَٱلَّذِينَ آمَنُوٱ
wa man yatawalla allaha wa rasulahu walladhina amanu
And whoever takes Allah and His messenger and those who believe for a guardian,
فَإِنَّ حِزْبَ ٱللَّهِ هُمُ ٱلْغَالِبُونَ.“
fa'inna hizba allahi hum alghalibuna
then, surely, the party of Allah are they that shall be triumphant.”
رَبَّنَا آمَنَّا بِمَا انْزَلْتَ وَٱتَّبَعْنَا ٱلرَّسُولَ
rabbana amanna bima anzalta wattaba`na alrrasula
Our Lord! We believe in what You have revealed and we follow the messenger;
فَٱكْتُبْنَا مَعَ ٱلشَّاهِدِينَ
faktubna ma`a alshshahidina
so, write us down with those who bear witness.
رَبَّنَا لاَ تُزِغْ قُلُوبَنَا بَعْدَ إِذْ هَدَيْتَنَا
rabbana la tuzigh qulubana ba`da idh hadaytana
Our Lord! Make not our hearts to deviate after You have guided us aright.
وَهَبْ لَنَا مِنْ لَدُنْكَ رَحْمَةً
wa hab lana min ladunka rahmatan
And grant us from Your mercy.
إِنَّكَ انْتَ ٱلْوَهَّابُ
innaka anta alwahhabu
Surely, You are the most liberal Giver.
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنَّا نَعْلَمُ انَّ هٰذَا هُوَ ٱلْحَقُّ مِنْ عِنْدِكَ
allahumma inna na`lamu anna hadha huwa alhaqqu min `indika
O Allah, We do realize that this is the truth whose source is You.
فَٱلْعَنْ مَنْ عَارَضَهُ وَٱسْتَكْبَرَ
fal`an man `aradahu wastakbara
So, curse those who object, act arrogantly (towards it),
وَكَذَّبَ بِهِ وَكَفَرَ
wa kadhdhaba bihi wa kafara
belie, and deny it.
وَسَيَعْلَمُ ٱلَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوٱ ايَّ مُنْقَلَبٍ يَنْقَلِبُونَ
wa saya`lamu alladhina zalamu ayya munqalabin yanqalibuna
And they who act unjustly shall know to what final place of turning they shall turn back.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا امِيرَ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
alssalamu `alayka ya amira almu'minina
Peace be upon you, O Commander of the Faithful,
وَسَيِّدَ ٱلْوَصِيِّينَ
wa sayyida alwasiyyina
chief of the Prophets’ successors,
وَاوَّلَ ٱلْعَابِدِينَ
wa awwala al`abidina
foremost of the worshippers,
وَازْهَدَ ٱلزَّاهِدِينَ
wa azhada alzzahidina
and most ascetic.
وَرَحْمَةُ ٱللَّهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
wa rahmatu allahi wa barakatuhu
May Allah’s mercy and blessings be upon you.
وَصَلَوَاتُهُ وَتَحِيَّاتُهُ
wa salawatuhu wa tahiyyatuhu
So be His peace and compliments.
انْتَ مُطْعِمُ ٱلطَّعَامِ عَلَىٰ حُبِّهِ مِسْكِيناً وَيَتِيماً وَاسِيراً
anta mut`imu altta`ami `ala hubbihi miskinan wa yatiman wa asiran
It is you who served a poor man, an orphan, and a prisoner with food on account of your love for Him,
لِوَجْهِ ٱللَّهِ لاَ تُرِيدُ مِنْهُمْ جَزَاءً وَلاَ شُكُوراً
liwajhi allahi la turidu minhum jaza'an wa la shukuran
(you did so) for the sake of Allah, while you did not ask for reward or thanks.
وَفِيكَ انْزَلَ ٱللَّهُ تَعَالَىٰ:
wa fika anzala allahu ta`ala
Hence, Almighty Allah has revealed the following about you:
”وَيُؤْثِرُونَ عَلَىٰ انْفُسِهِمْ وَلَوْ كَانَ بِهِمْ خَصَاصَةٌ
wa yu'thiruna `ala anfusihim wa law kana bihim khasasatun
“And they prefer them to themselves though poverty may afflict them.
وَمَنْ يُوقَ شُحَّ نَفْسِهِ فَاولٰئِكَ هُمُ ٱلْمُفْلِحُونَ.“
wa man yuqa shuhha nafsihi fa'ula'ika hum almuflihuna
And whoever is preserved from the niggardliness of his soul, these it is that are the successful ones.”
وَانْتَ ٱلْكَاظِمُ لِلْغَيْظِ
wa anta alkazimu lilghayzi
Verily, it is you who is the suppressor of rage
وَٱلْعَافِي عَنِ ٱلنَّاسِ
wal`afi `an alnnasi
and it is you who is the pardoner of people,
وَٱللَّهُ يُحِبُّ ٱلْمُحْسِنِينَ
wallahu yuhibbu almuhsinina
and Allah loves the good-doers.
وَانْتَ ٱلصَّابِرُ فِي ٱلْبَاسَاءِ وَٱلضَّرَّاءِ وَحِينَ ٱلْبَاسِ
wa anta alssabiru fi alba'sa'i walddarra'i wa hina alba'si
It is also you who is the steadfast in distress and affliction, as well as in times of conflicts.
وَانْتَ ٱلْقَاسِمُ بِٱلسَّوِيَّةِ
wa anta alqasimu bilssawiyyati
And it is you who distributes things completely equally,
وَٱلْعَادِلُ فِي ٱلرَّعِيَّةِ
wal`adilu fi alrra`iyyati
who is just among the subjects,
وَٱلْعَالِمُ بِحُدُودِ ٱللَّهِ مِنْ جَمِيعِ ٱلْبَرِيَّةِ
wal`alimu bihududi allahi min jami`i albariyyati
and the one having full acquaintance with the laws of Allah among all people.
وَٱللَّهُ تَعَالَىٰ اخْبَرَ عَمَّا اوْلاَكَ مِنْ فَضْلِهِ بِقَوْلِهِ:
wallahu ta`ala akhbara `amma awlaka min fadlihi biqawlihi
Informing about the favors that He has conferred upon you, Allah the All-exalted says,
”افَمَنْ كَانَ مُؤْمِناً كَمَنْ كَانَ فَاسِقاً؟
afaman kana mu'minan kaman kana fasiqan
“Is he then who is a believer like him who is a transgressor?
لاَ يَسْتَوُونَ.
la yastawuna
They are not equal.
امَّا ٱلَّذِينَ آمَنُوٱ وَعَمِلُوٱ ٱلصَّالِحَاتِ
amma alladhina amanu wa `amilu alssalihati
As for those who believe and do good,
فَلَهُمْ جَنَّاتُ ٱلْمَاوَىٰ نُزُلاً بِمَا كَانُوٱ يَعْمَلُونَ.“
falahum jannatu alma'wa nuzulan bima kanu ya`maluna
the gardens of Paradise are their abiding-place; an entertainment for what they did.”
وَانْتَ ٱلْمَخْصُوصُ بِعِلْمِ ٱلتَّنْزِيلِ
wa anta almakhsusu bi`ilmi alttanzili
It is you to whom the knowledge of the Divine Revelation is given exclusively
وَحُكْمِ ٱلتَّاوِيلِ
wa hukmi altta'wili
as well as the laws of true interpretation (of the Holy Qur'an)
وَنَصِّ ٱلرَّسُولِ
wa nassi alrrasuli
and the words of the Messenger.
وَلَكَ ٱلْمَوَاقِفُ ٱلْمَشْهُودَةُ
wa laka almawaqifu almashhudatu
You are known for your unforgettable situations,
وَٱلْمَقَامَاتُ ٱلْمَشْهُورَةُ
walmaqamatu almashhuratu
renowned positions,
وَٱلايَّامُ ٱلْمَذْكُورَةُ
wal-ayyamu almadhkuratu
and memorable events,
يَوْمَ بَدْرٍ وَيَوْمَ ٱلاحْزَابِ:
yawma badrin wa yawma al-ahzabi
in the Battle of Badr and the Battle of the Allies (al-Ahzab):
”إِذْ زَاغَتِ ٱلابْصَارُ وَبَلَغَتِ ٱلْقُلُوبُ ٱلْحَنَاجِرَ
idh zaghat al-absaru wa balaghat alqulubu alhanajira
“When the eyes turned dull, and the hearts rose up to the throats,
وَتَظُنّونَ بِٱللَّهِ ٱلظّنُونَٱ
wa tazunnuna billahi alzzununa
and you began to think diverse thoughts of Allah.
هُنَالِكَ ٱبْتُلِيَ ٱلْمُؤْمِنُونَ وَزُلْزِلُوٱ زِلْزَالاً شَدِيداً.
hunalika ibtuliya almu'minuna wa zulzilu zilzalan shadidan
There, the believers were tried and they were shaken with severe shaking.
وَإِذْ يَقُولُ ٱلْمُنَافِقُونَ وَٱلَّذِينَ فِي قُلُوبِهِمْ مَرَضٌ:
wa idh yaqulu almunafiquna walladhina fi qulubihim maradun
And when the hypocrites and those in whose hearts was a disease began to say:
مَا وَعَدَنَا ٱللَّهُ وَرَسُولُهُ إِلاَّ غُرُوراً.
ma wa`adana allahu wa rasuluhu illa ghururan
‘Allah and His Messenger did not promise us (victory) but only to deceive.’
وَإِذْ قَالَتْ طَائِفَةٌ مِنْهُمْ:
wa idh qalat ta'ifatun minhum
And when a party of them said,
يَا اهْلَ يَثْرِبَ لاَ مُقَامَ لَكُمْ فَٱرْجِعُوٱ
ya ahla yathriba la muqama lakum farji`u
‘O people of Yathrib! There is no place to stand for you here; therefore, go back.’
وَيَسْتَاذِنُ فَرِيقٌ مِنْهُمُ ٱلنَّبِيَّ
wa yasta'dhinu fariqun minhum alnnabiyya
And a party of them asked permission of the prophet,
يَقُولُونَ إِنَّ بُيُوتَنَا عَوْرَةٌ
yaquluna inna buyutana `awratun
saying: ‘Surely, our houses are exposed.’
وَمَا هِيَ بِعَوْرَةٍ إِنْ يُرِيدُونَ إِلاَّ فِرَاراً.“
wa ma hiya bi`awratin in yuriduna illa firaran
And they were not exposed; they only desired to fly away.”
وَقَالَ ٱللَّهُ تَعَالَىٰ:
wa qala allahu ta`ala
Almighty Allah has also said:
”وَلَمَّا رَاىٰ ٱلْمُؤْمِنُونَ ٱلاحْزَابَ قَالُوٱ:
wa lamma ra'a almu'minuna al-ahzaba qalu
“And when the believers saw the allies, they said:
هٰذَا مَا وَعَدَنَا ٱللَّهُ وَرَسُولُهُ
hadha ma wa`adana allahu wa rasuluhu
‘This is what Allah and His Messenger promised us.
وَصَدَقَ ٱللَّهُ وَرَسُولُهُ؛
wa sadaqa allahu wa rasuluhu
And Allah and His Messenger spoke the truth.’
وَمَا زَادَهُمْ إِلاَّ إِيـمَاناً وَتَسْلِيماً.“
wa ma zadahum illa imanan wa tasliman
And it only increased them in faith and submission.”
فَقَتَلْتَ عَمْرَوهُمْ
faqatalta `amrahum
On that day, you (O `Ali) killed their knight, `Amr (ibn `Abd-Wadd)
وَهَزَمْتَ جَمْعَهُمْ
wa hazamta jam`ahum
and defeated their allies:
”وَرَدَّ ٱللَّهُ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوٱ بِغَيْظِهِمْ
wa radda allahu alladhina kafaru bighayzihim
“And Allah turned back the unbelievers in their rage.
لَمْ يَنَالُوٱ خَيْراً
lam yanalu khayran
They did not obtain any advantage.
وَكَفَىٰ ٱللَّهُ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ ٱلْقِتَالَ
wa kafa allahu almu'minina alqitala
And Allah sufficed the believers in fighting.
وَكَانَ ٱللَّهُ قَوِيّاً عَزِيزاً.“
wa kana allahu qawiyyan `azizan
And Allah is Strong, Mighty.”
وَيَوْمَ احُدٍ: ”إِذْ يُصْعِدُونَ وَلاَ يَلْوُونَ عَلَىٰ احَدٍ
wa yawma uhudin idh yus`iduna wa la yalwuna `ala ahadin
On the Battle of Uhud: “When they ran off precipitately and did not wait for any one
وَٱلرَّسُولُ يَدْعُوهُمْ فِي اخْرَاهُمْ.“
walrrasulu yad`uhum fi ukhrahum
and the Messenger was calling them from their rear.”
وَانْتَ تَذُودُ بِهِمُ ٱلْمُشْرِكِينَ عَنِ ٱلنَّبِيِّ
wa anta tadhudu bihim almushrikina `an alnnabiyyi
And you were engaged in preventing the polytheists from reaching the Prophet,
ذَاتَ ٱلْيَمِينِ وَذَاتَ ٱلشِّمَالِ
dhata alyamini wa dhata alshshimali
on both sides—the right and the left,
حَتَّىٰ رَدَّهُمُ ٱللَّهُ تَعَالَىٰ عَنْكُمَا خَائِفِينَ
hatta raddahum allahu ta`ala `ankuma kha'ifina
until Almighty Allah drove them back, full of fear.
وَنَصَرَ بِكَ ٱلْخَاذِلِينَ
wa nasara bika alkhadhilina
Hence, He gave victory, by means of you, to the disappointing ones.
وَيَوْمَ حُنَيْنٍ عَلَىٰ مَا نَطَقَ بِهِ ٱلتَّنْزِيلُ:
wa yawma hunaynin `ala ma nataqa bihi alttanzilu
On the Battle of Hunayn, as is accounted by the Divine Revelation:
”إِذْ اعْجَبَتْكُمْ كَثْرَتُكُمْ فَلَمْ تُغْنِ عَنْكُمْ شَيْئاً
idh a`jabatkum kathratukum falam tughni `ankum shay'an
“When your great numbers made you vain, but they availed you nothing.
وَضَاقَتْ عَلَيْكُمُ ٱلارْضُ بِمَا رَحُبَتْ
wa daqat `alaykum al-ardu bima rahubat
And the earth became strait to you notwithstanding its spaciousness,
ثُمَّ وَلَّيْتُمْ مُدْبِرِينَ.
thumma wallaytum mudbirina
then you turned back retreating.
ثُمَّ انْزَلَ ٱللَّهُ سَكِينَتَهُ عَلَىٰ رَسُولِهِ وَعَلَىٰ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ.“
thumma anzala allahu sakinatahu `ala rasulihi wa `ala almu'minina
Then, Allah sent down His tranquility upon His Messenger and upon the believers.”
وَٱلْمُؤْمِنُونَ انْتَ وَمَنْ يَلِيكَ
walmu'minuna anta wa man yalika
“The believers” were you and your party.
وَعَمُّكَ ٱلْعَبَّاسُ يُنَادِي ٱلْمُنْهَزِمِينَ:
wa `ammuka al`abbasu yunadi almunhazimina
You uncle, al-`Abbas, was calling at the defeated party:
يَا اصْحَابَ سُورَةِ ٱلْبَقَرَةِ
ya ashaba surati albaqarati
“O companions of Surah al-Baqarah!
يَا اهْلَ بَيْعَةِ ٱلشَّجَرَةِ
ya ahla bay`ati alshshajarati
O owners of the Allegiance of the Tree!”
حَتَّىٰ ٱسْتَجَابَ لَهُ قَوْمٌ قَدْ كَفَيْتَهُمُ ٱلْمَؤُونَةَ
hatta istajaba lahu qawmun qad kafaytahum alma'unata
He still shouted until a group responded to him, and it was you who replaced them in fighting,
وَتَكَفَّلْتَ دُونَهُمُ ٱلْمَعُونَةَ
wa takaffalta dunahum alma`unata
and it was you who aided the Prophet instead of them.
فَعَادُوٱ آيِسِينَ مِنَ ٱلْمَثُوبَةِ
fa`adu ayisina min almathubati
They therefore returned free from reward,
رَاجِينَ وَعْدَ ٱللَّهِ تَعَالَىٰ بِٱلتَّوْبَةِ
rajina wa`da allahi ta`ala bilttawbati
and hoping for repentance, as was promised by Almighty Allah.
وَذٰلِكَ قَوْلُ ٱللَّهِ جَلَّ ذِكْرُهُ:
wa dhalika qawlu allahi jalla dhikruhu
He, majestic be His mention, says,
”ثُمَّ يَتُوبُ ٱللَّهُ مِنْ بَعْدِ ذٰلِكَ عَلَىٰ مَنْ يَشَاءُ.“
thumma yatubu allahu min ba`di dhalika `ala man yasha'u
“Then will Allah, after this, turn mercifully to whom He pleases.”
وَانْتَ حَائِزٌ دَرَجَةَ ٱلصَّبْرِ
wa anta ha'izun darajata alssabri
As for you, you were awarded the rank of steadfastness
فَائِزٌ بِعَظِيمِ ٱلاجْرِ
fa'izun bi`azimi al-ajri
and prized the great reward.
وَيَوْمَ خَيْبَرَ إِذْ اظْهَرَ ٱللَّهُ خَوَرَ ٱلْمُنَافِقِينَ
wa yawma khaybara idh azhara allahu khawara almunafiqina
On the Battle of Khaybar, when Allah exposed the cowardice of the hypocrites
وَقَطَعَ دَابِرَ ٱلْكَافِرِينَ
wa qata`a dabira alkafirina
and cut off the roots of the atheists,
وَٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ:
walhamdu lillahi rabbi al`alamina
so, all praise be to Allah, Lord of the worlds (for that):
”وَلَقَدْ كَانُوٱ عَاهَدُوٱ ٱللَّهَ مِنْ قَبْلُ لاَ يُوَلُّونَ ٱلادْبَارَ
wa laqad kanu `ahadu allaha min qablu la yuwalluna al-adbara
“And, certainly, they had made a covenant with Allah before, that they would not turn their backs.
وَكَانَ عَهْدُ ٱللَّهِ مَسْؤُولاً.“
wa kana `ahdu allahi mas'ulan
And Allah's covenant shall be inquired of.”
مَوْلاَيَ انْتَ ٱلْحُجَّةُ ٱلْبَالِغَةُ
mawlaya anta alhujjatu albalighatu
O master, you are the conclusive argument (of Allah),
وَٱلْمَحَجَّةُ ٱلْوَاضِحَةُ
walmahajjatu alwadihatu
the clear course,
وَٱلنِّعْمَةُ ٱلسَّابِغَةُ
walnni`matu alssabighatu
the poured grace,
وَٱلْبُرْهَانُ ٱلْمُنِيرُ
walburhanu almuniru
and the radiant evidence.
فَهَنِيئاً لَكَ بِمَا آتَاكَ ٱللَّهُ مِنْ فَضْلٍ
fahani'an laka bima ataka allahu min fadlin
So, congratulations, for the favors that Allah has given you.
وَتَبّاً لِشَانِئِكَ ذِي ٱلْجَهْلِ
wa tabban lishani'ika dhi aljahli
perdition overtake your enemies, the ignorant!
شَهِدْتَ مَعَ ٱلنَّبِيِّ صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ
shahidta ma`a alnnabiyyi salla allahu `alayhi wa alihi
You presented yourself with the Prophet—peace be upon him and his Household—
جَمِيعَ حُرُوبِهِ وَمَغَازِيهِ
jami`a hurubihi wa maghazihi
during all battles and expeditions that he led;
تَحْمِلُ ٱلرَّايَةَ امَامَهُ
tahmilu alrrayata amamahu
you always carried the pennon with him
وَتَضْرِبُ بِٱلسَّيْفِ قُدَّامَهُ
wa tadribu bilssayfi quddamahu
and stroke (the enemies) with your sword before him.
ثُمَّ لِحَزْمِكَ ٱلْمَشْهُورِ
thumma lihazmika almashhuri
Then, due to your prominent determination
وَبَصِيرَتِكَ فِي ٱلامُورِ
wa basiratika fi al-umuri
and your sagacity in all affairs,
امَّرَكَ فِي ٱلْمَوَاطِنِ
ammaraka fi almawatini
he (i.e. the Prophet) appointed you as the commander on all occasions,
وَلَمْ يَكُنْ عَلَيْكَ امِيرٌ
wa lam yakun `alayka amirun
and you were never under the commandment of another.
وَكَمْ مِنْ امْرٍ صَدَّكَ عَنْ إِمْضَاءِ عَزْمِكَ فِيهِ ٱلتُّقَىٰ
wa kam min amrin saddaka `an imda'i `azmika fihi alttuqa
On many occasions, your piety prevented you from doing what you had decided about a matter,
وَٱتَّبَعَ غَيْرُكَ فِي مِثْلِهِ ٱلْهَوَىٰ
wattaba`a ghayruka fi mithlihi alhawa
while your rival followed his (personal) lust and committed that matter.
فَظَنَّ ٱلْجَاهِلُونَ انَّكَ عَجَزْتَ عَمَّا إِلَيْهِ ٱنْتَهَىٰ
fazanna aljahiluna annaka `ajazta `amma ilayhi antaha
Thus, the ignorant ones thought that you were incapable of doing that which had been done by your rival!
ضَلَّ وَٱللَّهِ الظَّانُّ لِذٰلِكَ وَمَا ٱهْتَدَىٰ
dalla wallahi alzzannu lidhalika wa ma ihtada
I swear by Allah that any one who thought so had missed the right thing and had never found the true guidance.
وَلَقَدْ اوْضَحْتَ مَا اشْكَلَ مِنْ ذٰلِكَ لِمَنْ تَوَهَّمَ وَٱمْتَرَىٰ
wa laqad awdahta ma ashkala min dhalika liman tawahhama wamtara
However, you clarified the misunderstanding in which those who fancied and doubted fell
بِقَوْلِكَ صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْكَ:
biqawlika salla allahu `alayka
by your saying—may Allah’s peace be upon you:
”قَدْ يَرَىٰ ٱلْحُوَّلُ ٱلْقُلَّبُ وَجْهَ ٱلْحِيلَةِ
qad yara alhuwwalu alqullabu wajha alhilati
“One who has been through thick and thin of life finds the excuses
وَدُونَهَا حَاجِزٌ مِنْ تَقْوَىٰ ٱللَّهِ
wa dunaha hajizun min taqwa allahi
to be preventing him from orders and prohibitions of Allah,
فَيَدَعُهَا رَايَ ٱلْعَيْنِ
fayada`uha ra'ya al`ayni
but he disregards them despite capability (to succumb to them and instead follows the commands of Allah),
وَيَنْتَهِزُ فُرْصَتَهَا مَنْ لاَ حَرِيجَةَ لَهُ فِي ٱلدِّينِ.“
wa yantahizu fursataha man la harijata lahu fi alddini
while one who has no restraints of religion seizes the opportunity (and accepts the excuses for not following the commands of Allah).”
صَدَقْتَ وَٱللَّهِ وَخَسِرَ ٱلْمُبْطِلُونَ
sadaqta wallahi wa khasira almubtiluna
You have said the very truth; I swear it by Allah, and the followers of vanity are indeed losers.
وَإِذْ مَاكَرَكَ ٱلنَّاكِثَانِ
wa idh makaraka alnnakithani
And when the two preachers (of their allegiance) tried to deceive you;
فَقَالاَ: نُرِيدُ ٱلْعُمْرَةَ.
faqala nuridu al`umrata
and said, “We want to go on `umrah!”
فَقُلْتَ لَهُمَا: لَعَمْرُكُمَا مَا تُرِيدَانِ ٱلْعُمْرَةَ
faqulta lahuma la`amrukuma ma turidani al`umrata
You thus answered them, “I swear by your lives; you do not want to go on `umrah;
لكِنْ تُرِيدَانِ ٱلْغَدْرَةَ.
lakin turidani alghadrata
rather, you want to betray me!”
فَاخَذْتَ ٱلْبَيْعَةَ عَلَيْهِمَا
fa'akhadhta albay`ata `alayhima
Hence, you made covenant with them again
وَجَدَّدْتَ ٱلْمِيثَاقَ
wa jaddadta almithaqa
and you renewed their allegiance to you;
فَجَدَّا فِي ٱلنِّفَاقِ
fajadda fi alnnifaqi
but they exerted all efforts to act hypocritically.
فَلَمَّا نَبَّهْتَهُمَا عَلَىٰ فِعْلِهِمَا اغْفَلاَ وَعَادَا وَمَا ٱنْتَفَعَا
falamma nabbahtahuma `ala fi`lihima aghfala wa `ada wa ma intafa`a
And when you drew their attentions to this act, they neglected, redid it again, and did not follow your advice.
وَكَانَ عَاقِبَةُ امْرِهِمَا خُسْراً
wa kana `aqibatu amrihima khusran
Thus, their end result was loss.
ثُمَّ تَلاَهُمَا اهْلُ ٱلشَّامِ
thumma talahuma ahlu alshshami
After them, the people of Syria (mutinied)!
فَسِرْتَ إِلَيْهِمْ بَعْدَ ٱلإِعْذَارِ
fasirta ilayhim ba`da al-i`dhari
So, you went to fight them after you had provided all excuses,
وَهُمْ لاَ يَدِينُونَ دِينَ ٱلْحَقِّ
wa hum la yadinuna dina alhaqqi
while they did not follow the true religion
وَلاَ يَتَدَبَّرُونَ ٱلْقُرْآنَ
wa la yatadabbaruna alqur'ana
neither did they understand the Qur'an.
هَمَجٌ رُعَاعٌ ضَالُّونَ
hamajun ru`a`un dalluna
They were rabble, rot, and deviants,
وَبِٱلَّذِي انْزِلَ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ فِيكَ كَافِرُونَ
wa billadhi unzila `ala muhammadin fika kafiruna
and they were unbelievers in what was revealed to Muhammad about your leadership,
وَلاِهْلِ ٱلْخِلاَفِ عَلَيْكَ نَاصِرُونَ
wa li'ahli alkhilafi `alayka nasiruna
and they were supporters of those who antagonized you.
وَقَدْ امَرَ ٱللَّهُ تَعَالَىٰ بِٱتِّبَاعِكَ
wa qad amara allahu ta`ala bittiba`ika
While, Almighty Allah ordered everyone to follow you
وَنَدَبَ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ إِلَىٰ نَصْرِكَ
wa nadaba almu'minina ila nasrika
and instructed the believers to support you.
وَقَالَ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ:
wa qala `azza wa jalla
He, the Almighty and All-majestic, has said in this respect:
”يَا ايُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ آمَنُوٱ
ya ayyuha alladhina amanu
“O you who believe!
ٱتَّقُوٱ ٱللَّهَ وَكُونُوٱ مَعَ ٱلصَّادِقِينَ.“
ittaqu allaha wa kunu ma`a alssadiqina
Be careful of your duty to Allah, and be with the truthful.”
مَوْلاَيَ بِكَ ظَهَرَ ٱلْحَقُّ
mawlaya bika zahara alhaqqu
O master, through you did the right manifest itself,
وَقَدْ نَبَذَهُ ٱلْخَلْقُ
wa qad nabadhahu alkhalqu
but the people discarded it.
وَاوْضَحْتَ ٱلسُّنَنَ بَعْدَ ٱلدُّرُوسِ وَٱلطَّمْسِ
wa awdahta alssunana ba`da alddurusi walttamsi
And you made clear the (Prophetic) traditions after they had been eradicated and confused.
فَلَكَ سَابِقَةُ ٱلْجِهَادِ عَلَىٰ تَصْدِيقِ ٱلتَّنْزِيلِ
falaka sabiqatu aljihadi `ala tasdiqi alttanzili
Hence, you enjoy the priority of struggling for the sake of confirming the Divine Revelation,
وَلَكَ فَضِيلَةُ ٱلْجِهَادِ عَلَىٰ تَحْقِيقِ ٱلتَّاوِيلِ
wa laka fadilatu aljihadi `ala tahqiqi altta'wili
and you enjoy the virtue of struggling for the sake of confirming the true interpretation (of the Divine Revelation).
وَعَدُوُّكَ عَدُوُّ ٱللَّهِ جَاحِدٌ لِرَسُولِ ٱللَّهِ
wa `aduwwuka `aduwwu allahi jahidun lirasuli allahi
Your enemy is in fact the enemy of Allah and the denier of Allah’s Messenger.
يَدْعُو بَاطِلاً وَيَحْكُمُ جَائِراً
yad`u batilan wa yahkumu ja'iran
Your enemy thus calls for vanity, judges unfairly,
وَيَتَامَّرُ غَاصِباً وَيَدْعُو حِزْبَهُ إِلَىٰ ٱلنَّارِ
wa yata'ammaru ghasiban wa yad`u hizbahu ila alnnari
usurps the position of rule, and drives his fans to Hellfire.
وَعَمَّارٌ يُجَاهِدُ وَيُنَادِي بَيْنَ ٱلصَّفَّيْنِ:
wa `ammarun yujahidu wa yunadi bayna alssaffayni
While `Ammar (ibn Yasir) strove and called at the two parties (of the battle):
”الرَّوَاحَ ٱلرَّوَاحَ إِلَىٰ ٱلْجَنَّةِ.“
alrrawaha alrrawaha ila aljannati
“How eager I am to join Paradise!”
وَلَمَّا ٱسْتَسْقَىٰ فَسُقِيَ ٱللَّبَنَ كَبَّرَ وَقَالَ:
wa lamma istasqa fasuqiya allabana kabbara wa qala
When he then asked for a drink, he was served with a drink of milk; he thus shouted, glorifying Allah, and said:
”قَالَ لِي رَسُولُ ٱللَّهِ صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ:
qala li rasulu allahi salla allahu `alayhi wa alihi
“The Messenger of Allah—peace of Allah be upon him and his Household—did say to me:
’آخِرُ شَرَابِكَ مِنَ ٱلدُّنْيَا ضَيَاحٌ مِنْ لَبَنٍ
akhiru sharabika min alddunya dayahun min labanin
‘The last drink that you will have in this world is a cup of milk,
وَتَقْتُلُكَ ٱلْفِئَةُ ٱلْبَاغِيَةُ.‘“
wa taqtuluka alfi'atu albaghiyatu
and the transgressing party will kill you.’”
فَٱعْتَرَضَهُ ابُو ٱلْعَادِيَةِ ٱلْفَزَارِيُّ فَقَتَلَهُ
fa`taradahu abul`adiyati alfazariyyu faqatalahu
Thus, Abu’l-`ªdiyah al-Fazari faced and killed him.
فَعَلَىٰ ابِي ٱلْعَادِيَةِ لَعْنَةُ ٱللَّهِ
fa`ala abil`adiyati la`natu allahi
The curse of Allah
وَلَعْنَةُ مَلاَئِكَتِهِ وَرُسُلِهِ اجْمَعِينَ
wa la`natu mala'ikatihi wa rusulihi ajma`ina
and the curse of all His angels and Messengers be upon this Abu’l-`ªdiyah,
وَعَلَىٰ مَنْ سَلَّ سَيْفَهُ عَلَيْكَ
wa `ala man salla sayfahu `alayka
upon any one who unsheathed a sword against you,
وَسَلَلْتَ سَيْفَكَ عَلَيْهِ
wa salalta sayfaka `alayhi
and upon any one against whom you unsheathed your sword—
يَا امِيرَ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
ya amira almu'minina
O Commander of the Faithful—
مِنَ ٱلْمُشْرِكِينَ وَٱلْمُنَافِقِينَ إِلَىٰ يَوْمِ ٱلدِّينِ
min almushrikina walmunafiqina ila yawmi alddini
(Curse be upon) the polytheists and the hypocrites up to the Religion Day.
وَعَلَىٰ مَنْ رَضِيَ بِمَا سَاءَكَ
wa `ala man radiya bima sa'aka
Curse be also upon any one whom is pleased by whatever upsets you,
وَلَمْ يَكْرَهْهُ وَاغْمَضَ عَيْنَهُ وَلَمْ يُنْكِرْ
wa lam yakrahhu wa aghmada `aynahu wa lam yunkir
and curse be upon any one who is not passive for whatever upsets you and upon any one who bypasses and does not deny,
اوْ اعَانَ عَلَيْكَ بِيَدٍ اوْ لِسَانٍ
aw a`ana `alayka biyadin aw lisanin
and upon any one who supports your rivals by deeds or words,
اوْ قَعَدَ عَنْ نَصْرِكَ
aw qa`ada `an nasrika
and upon any one who fails to support you,
اوْ خَذَلَ عَنِ ٱلْجِهَادِ مَعَكَ
aw khadhala `an aljihadi ma`aka
and upon any one who slackens to fight with you,
اوْ غَمَطَ فَضْلَكَ
aw ghamata fadlaka
and upon any one who despises your merits,
وَجَحَدَ حَقَّكَ
wa jahada haqqaka
and upon any one who denies your right,
اوْ عَدَلَ بِكَ مَنْ جَعَلَكَ ٱللَّهُ اوْلَىٰ بِهِ مِنْ نَفْسِهِ
aw `adala bika man ja`alaka allahu awla bihi min nafsihi
and upon any one who leaves you and joins one upon whom Almighty Allah has given you priority.
وَصَلَوَاتُ ٱللَّهِ عَلَيْكَ وَرَحْمَةُ ٱللَّهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
wa salawatu allahi `alayka wa rahmatu allahi wa barakatuhu
Allah’s peace, mercy, and blessings,
وَسَلامُهُ وَتَحِيَّاتُهُ
wa salamuhu wa tahiyyatuhu
compliments, and greetings
وَعَلَىٰ ٱلائِمَّةِ مِنْ آلِكَ ٱلطَّاهِرِينَ
wa `ala al-a'immati min alika alttahirina
be upon you and upon the Imams from your Immaculate Household.
إِنَّهُ حَمِيدٌ مَجِيدٌ.
innahu hamidun majidun
Verily, Allah is Praised and Glorious.
وَالامْرُ ٱلاعْجَبُ
wal-amru al-a`jabu
What is more astounding
وَٱلْخَطْبُ ٱلافْظَعُ بَعْدَ جَحْدِكَ حَقَّكَ
walkhatbu al-afza`u ba`da jahdika haqqaka
and more horrible than usurping your right
غَصْبُ ٱلصِّدِّيقَةِ ٱلطَّاهِرَةِ ٱلزَّهْرَاءِ سَيِّدَةِ ٱلنِّسَاءِ فَدَكاً
ghasbu alssiddiqati alttahirati alzzahra'i sayyidati alnnisa'i fadakan
is the usurpation of Fadak from the veracious, pure, and luminous Lady, the doyenne of the women of the world!
وَرَدُّ شَهَادَتِكَ وَشَهَادَةِ ٱلسَّيِّدَيْنِ سُلالَتِكَ
wa raddu shahadatika wa shahadati alssayyidayni sulalatika
As well as the rejection of your testimony and the testimonies of the two masters—your descendants,
وَعِتْرَةِ ٱلْمُصْطَفَىٰ صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْكُمْ
wa `itrati almustafa salla allahu `alaykum
and the Household of the Chosen Prophet, may Allah’s peace be upon you all.
وَقَدْ اعْلَىٰ ٱللَّهُ تَعَالَىٰ عَلَىٰ ٱلامَّةِ دَرَجَتَكُمْ
wa qad a`la allahu ta`ala `ala al-ummati darajatakum
Whereas Almighty Allah has elevated you in rank over the nation,
وَرَفَعَ مَنْزِلَتَكُمْ
wa rafa`a manzilatakum
raised your positions,
وَابَانَ فَضْلَكُمْ وَشَرَفَكُمْ عَلَىٰ ٱلْعَالَمِينَ
wa abana fadlakum wa sharafakum `ala al`alamina
and demonstrated your preference and honorable favorability over all the created beings.
فَاذْهَبَ عَنْكُمُ ٱلرِّجْسَ وَطَهَّرَكُمْ تَطْهِيراً
fa'adhhaba `ankum alrrijsa wa tahharakum tathiran
He thus removed away filth from you and purified you with the most thorough purification.
قَالَ ٱللَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ:
qala allahu `azza wa jalla
Allah the Almighty and All-majestic says:
”إِنَّ ٱلإِنْسَانَ خُلِقَ هَلُوعاً.
inna al-insana khuliqa halu`an
“Indeed, man is created of a hasty temperament.
إِذَا مَسَّهُ ٱلشَّرُّ جَزُوعاً.
idha massahu alshsharru jazu`an
Being greatly grieved when evil afflicts him
وَإِذَا مَسَّهُ ٱلْخَيْرُ مَنُوعاً.
wa idha massahu alkhayru manu`an
and niggardly when good befalls him,
إِلاَّ ٱلْمُصَلِّينَ.“
illa almusallina
except those who pray.”
فَٱسْتَثْنَىٰ ٱللَّهُ تَعَالَىٰ نَبِيَّهُ ٱلْمُصْطَفَىٰ
fastathna allahu ta`ala nabiyyahu almustafa
Hence, Almighty Allah has excluded His Chosen Prophet
وَانْتَ يَا سَيِّدَ ٱلاوْصِيَاءِ مِنْ جَمِيعِ ٱلْخَلْقِ
wa anta ya sayyida al-awsiya'i min jami`i alkhalqi
you, the chief of the Prophets’ successors, from among all His beings.
فَمَا اعْمَهَ مَنْ ظَلَمَكَ عَنِ ٱلْحَقِّ
fama a`maha man zalamaka `an alhaqqi
How deviant from the right he who has wronged you is!
ثُمَّ افْرَضُوكَ سَهْمَ ذَوِي ٱلْقُرْبَىٰ مَكْراً
thumma afraduka sahma dhawi alqurba makran
They then deceptively decided the share of ‘Near of Kin’ to be for you,
وَاحَادُوهُ عَنْ اهْلِهِ جَوْراً
wa ahaduhu `an ahlihi jawran
after they wrongly deprived its meritorious people of it.
فَلَمَّا آلَ ٱلامْرُ إِلَيْكَ اجْرَيْتَهُمْ عَلَىٰ مَا اجْرَيَا
falamma ala al-amru ilayka ajraytahum `ala ma ajraya
When the matter (of rule) was returned to you, you continued carrying out what they had decided,
رَغْبَةً عَنْهُمَا بِمَا عِنْدَ ٱللَّهِ لَكَ
raghbatan `anhuma bima `inda allahi laka
because you desired for what is stored by Allah for you.
فَاشْبَهَتْ مِحْنَتُكَ بِهِمَا مِحَنَ ٱلانْبِيَاءِ عَلَيْهِمُ ٱلسَّلاَمُ
fa'ashbahat mihnatuka bihima mihana al-anbiya'i `alayhimu alssalamu
Your ordeals are thus similar to the ordeals encountered by the Prophets, peace be upon them,
عِنْدَ ٱلْوَحْدَةِ وَعَدَمِ ٱلانْصَارِ
`inda alwahdati wa `adami al-ansari
who also faced loneliness and absence of supporters.
وَاشْبَهْتَ فِي ٱلْبَيَاتِ عَلَىٰ الْفِرَاشِ ٱلذَّبِيحَ عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلاَمُ
wa ashbahta fi albayati `ala alfirashi aldhdhabiha `alayhi alssalamu
As you replaced the Prophet by spending that night on his bed instead of him, this situation was similar to the situation of the self-sacrificing Prophet, peace be upon him.
إِذْ اجَبْتَ كَمَا اجَابَ
idh ajabta kama ajaba
Because you responded (to the Prophet’s order) in the same way as he (i.e. Prophet Isma`il) responded (to his father’s request),
وَاطَعْتَ كَمَا اطَاعَ إِسْمَاعِيلُ صَابِراً مُحْتَسِباً
wa ata`ta kama ata`a isma`ilu sabiran muhtasiban
and you obeyed the Prophet in the same way as (Prophet) Isma`il obeyed with steadfastness and reliance upon Allah.
إِذْ قَالَ لَهُ: يَا بُنَيَّ إِنِّي ارَىٰ فِي ٱلْمَنَامِ انِّي اذْبَحُكَ
idh qala lahu ya bunayya inni ara fi almanami anni adhbahuka
Hence, when his father said to him, ‘O my son! Surely, I have seen in a dream that I should sacrifice you;
فَٱنْظُرْ مَاذَا تَرَىٰ.
fanzur madha tara
consider then what you see.’
قَالَ: يَا ابَتِ ٱفْعَلْ مَا تُؤْمَرُ
qala ya abati if`al ma tu'maru
He said, ‘O my father! Do what you are commanded;
سَتَجِدُنِي إِنْ شَاءَ ٱللَّهُ مِنَ ٱلصَّابِرِينَ.
satajiduni in sha'a allahu min alssabirina
if Allah please, you will find me of the patient ones.’
وَكَذٰلِكَ انْتَ لَمَّا ابَاتَكَ ٱلنَّبِيُّ صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ
wa kadhalika anta lamma abataka alnnabiyyu salla allahu `alayhi wa alihi
The same situation with you, when the Prophet—peace be upon him and his Household—chose you to replace him,
وَامَرَكَ انْ تَضْجَعَ فِي مَرْقَدِهِ
wa amaraka an tadja`a fi marqadihi
and ordered you to sleep in his bed instead of him
وَاقِياً لَهُ بِنَفْسِكَ
waqiyan lahu binafsika
so that you should protect him by sacrificing yourself for him,
اسْرَعْتَ إِلَىٰ إِجَابَتِهِ مُطِيعاً
asra`ta ila ijabatihi muti`an
you quickly responded to his request with obedience,
وَلِنَفْسِكَ عَلَىٰ الْقَتْلِ مُوَطِّناً
wa linafsika `ala alqatli muwattinan
by exposing yourself to killing fearlessly.
فَشَكَرَ ٱللَّهُ تَعَالَىٰ طَاعَتَكَ
fashakara allahu ta`ala ta`ataka
So, Allah the All-exalted appreciated this obedience to him
وَابَانَ عَنْ جَمِيلِ فِعْلِكَ بِقَوْلِهِ جَلَّ ذِكْرُهُ:
wa abana `an jamili fi`lika biqawlihi jalla dhikruhu
and He, majestic be His mention, declared your excellent deed by saying:
”وَمِنَ ٱلنَّاسِ مَنْ يَشْرِي نَفْسَهُ ٱبْتِغَاءَ مَرْضَاةِ ٱللَّهِ.“
wa min alnnasi man yashri nafsahu ibtigha'a mardati allahi
“And among men is he who sells himself to seek the pleasure of Allah.”
ثُمَّ مِحْنَتُكَ يَوْمَ صِفِّينَ
thumma mihnatuka yawma siffina
Then, your ordeal on the Battle of Siffin,
وَقَدْ رُفِعَتِ ٱلْمَصَاحِفُ حِيلَةً وَمَكْراً
wa qad rufi`at almasahifu hilatan wa makran
when books of the Qur'an were raised (on spearheads) out of trickery and deception,
فَاعْرَضَ ٱلشَّكُّ
fa'a`rada alshshakku
causing doubt to be aroused,
وَعُزِفَ ٱلْحَقُّ
wa `uzifa alhaqqu
the truth to be neglected,
وَٱتُّبِعَ ٱلظَّنُّ
wattubi`a alzzannu
and conjecture to be followed,
اشْبَهَتْ مِحْنَةَ هَارُونَ إِذْ امَّرَهُ مُوسَىٰ عَلَىٰ قَوْمِهِ فَتَفَرَّقُوٱ عَنْهُ
ashbahat mihnata haruna idh ammarahu musa `ala qawmihi fatafarraqu `anhu
this ordeal was similar to the ordeal of (Prophet) Aaron when (Prophet) Moses appointed him as the leader of his people, but they left him alone,
وَهَارُونُ يُنَادِي بِهِمْ وَيَقُولُ:
wa harunu yunadi bihim wa yaqulu
while (Prophet) Aaron was calling at them, saying:
يَا قَوْمِ إِنَّمَا فُتِنْتُمْ بِهِ وَإِنَّ رَبَّكُمُ ٱلرَّحْمٰنُ
ya qawmi innama futintum bihi wa inna rabbakum alrrahmanu
‘O my people! You are only tried by it, and surely your Lord is the Beneficent Allah.
فَٱتَّبِعُونِي وَاطِيعُوٱ امْرِي.
fattabi`uni wa ati`u amri
Therefore, follow me and obey my order.’
قَالُوٱْ: لَنْ نَبْرَحَ عَلَيْهِ عَاكِفِينَ حَتَّىٰ يَرْجِعَ إِلَيْنَا مُوسَىٰ.
qalu lan nabraha `alayhi `akifina hatta yarji`a ilayna musa
They said, ‘We will by no means cease to keep to its worship until Moses returns to us.’
وَكَذٰلِكَ انْتَ لَمَّا رُفِعَتِ ٱلْمَصَاحِفُ قُلْتَ:
wa kadhalika anta lamma rufi`at almasahifu qulta
Similarly, when the books of the Qur'an were raised (on spearheads), you said:
يَا قَوْمِ إِنَّمَا فُتِنْتُمْ بِهَا وَخُدِعْتُمْ
ya qawmi innama futintum biha wa khudi`tum
‘O my people, you are only tried by this and you have been surely cheated.’
فَعَصَوْكَ وَخَالَفُوٱ عَلَيْكَ
fa`asawka wa khalafu `alayka
Nevertheless, they disobeyed you and did the opposite.
وَٱسْتَدْعَوْا نَصْبَ ٱلْحَكَمَيْنِ
wastad`aw nasba alhakamayni
And when they demanded with nominating two arbitrators (one from each party),
فَابَيْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ وَتَبَرَّاتَ إِلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ مِنْ فِعْلِهِمْ وَفَوَّضْتَهُ إِلَيْهِمْ
fa'abayta `alayhim wa tabarra'ta ila allahi min fi`lihim wa fawwadtahu ilayhim
you rejected and declared your disavowal of this act before Allah, and then asked them to do whatever they wanted.
فَلَمَّا اسْفَرَ ٱلْحَقُّ
falamma asfara alhaqqu
Thus, when the truth manifested itself
وَسَفِهَ ٱلْمُنْكَرُ
wa safiha almunkaru
the wrong was proven as futile,
وَٱعْتَرَفُوٱ بِٱلزَّلَلِ وَٱلْجَوْرِ عَنِ ٱلْقَصْدِ
wa`tarafu bilzzalali waljawri `an alqasdi
and they confessed of their flaw and deviation from the right thing,
ٱخْتَلَفُوا مِنْ بَعْدِهِ
ikhtalafu min ba`dihi
they also mutinied after that
وَالْزَمُوكَ عَلَىٰ سَفَهِ ٱلتَّحْكِيمِ ٱلَّذِي ابَيْتَهُ وَاحَبُّوهُ
wa alzamuka `ala safahi alttahkimi alladhi abaytahu wa ahabbuhu
and obliged you to commit to the nonsensical result of the arbitration that you had rejected and they had accepted,
وَحَظَرْتَهُ وَابَاحُوٱ ذَنْبَهُمُ ٱلَّذِي ٱقْتَرَفُوهُ
wa hazartahu wa abahu dhanbahumu alladhi iqtarafuhu
and you had forbidden it, and they then confessed of the sin that they had committed.
وَانْتَ عَلَىٰ نَهْجِ بَصِيرَةٍ وَهُدىٰ
wa anta `ala nahji basiratin wa hudan
While you were following the course of sagacity and true guidance,
وَهُمْ عَلَىٰ سُنَنِ ضَلالَةٍ وَعَمىٰ
wa hum `ala sunani dalalatin wa `aman
they were following the courses of deviation and blindness.
فَمَا زَالُوٱ عَلَىٰ ٱلنِّفَاقِ مُصِرِّينَ
fama zalu `ala alnnifaqi musirrina
Nonetheless, they insisted on hypocrisy
وَفِي ٱلْغَيِّ مُتَرَدِّدِينَ
wa fi alghayyi mutaraddidina
and involved themselves in seduction
حَتَّىٰ اذَاقَهُمُ ٱللَّهُ وَبَالَ امْرِهِمْ
hatta adhaqahum allahu wabala amrihim
until Allah made them taste the evil result of their conduct.
فَامَاتَ بِسَيْفِكَ مَنْ عَانَدَكَ فَشَقِيَ وَهَوَىٰ
Fa'amata bisayfika man `anadaka fashaqiya wa hawa
He thus deadened, through your sword, those who mutinied against you, causing them eternal misery and perdition,
وَاحْيَا بِحُجَّتِكَ مَنْ سَعَدَ فَهُدِيَ
wa ahya bihujjatika man sa`ada fahudiya
and He gave life, through your acting as His argument, to those whom He decided as happy; therefore, they were guided (to the true choice).
صَلَوَاتُ ٱللَّهِ عَلَيْكَ غَادِيَةً وَرَائِحَةً
salawatu allahi `alayka ghadiyatan wa ra'ihatan
Allah’s blessings be upon you, coming and going,
وَعَاكِفَةً وَذَاهِبَةً
wa `akifatan wa dhahibatan
and still and moving.
فَمَا يُحِيطُ ٱلْمَادِحُ وَصْفَكَ
fama yuhitu almadihu wasfaka
Certainly, no one praising you can ever cover your actual characteristics
وَلاَ يُحْبِطُ ٱلطَّاعِنُ فَضْلَكَ
wa la yuhbitu altta`inu fadlaka
and no one criticizing you can ever belittle your merits.
انْتَ احْسَنُ ٱلْخَلْقِ عِبَادَةً
anta ahsanu alkhalqi `ibadatan
You are verily the best worshipper of all created beings,
وَاخْلَصُهُمْ زَهَادَةً
wa akhlasuhum zahadatan
the most sincere in asceticism,
وَاذَبُّهُمْ عَنِ ٱلدِّينِ
wa adhabbuhum `an alddini
and the most enthusiastic defender of the religion.
اقَمْتَ حُدُودَ ٱللَّهِ بِجُهْدِكَ
aqamta hududa allahi bijuhdika
You executed the laws of Allah with exceptional efforts
وَفَلَلْتَ عَسَاكِرَ ٱلْمَارِقِينَ بِسَيْفِكَ
wa falalta `asakira almariqina bisayfika
and damaged the armies of the apostates with your sword.
تُخْمِدُ لَهَبَ ٱلْحُرُوبِ بِبَنَانِكَ
tukhmidu lahaba alhurubi bibananika
You can extinguish the flames of battles with your finger,
وَتَهْتِكُ سُتُورَ ٱلشُّبَهِ بِبَيَانِكَ
wa tahtiku sutura alshshubahi bibayanika
tear out the curtains of seditions with your eloquent language,
وَتَكْشِفُ لَبْسَ ٱلْبَاطِلِ عَنْ صَرِيحِ ٱلْحَقِّ
wa takshifu labsa albatili `an sarihi alhaqqi
and distinguish the confusing wrong from the plain right.
لاَ تَاخُذُكَ فِي ٱللَّهِ لَوْمَةُ لاَئِمٍ
la ta'khudhuka fi allahi lawmatu la'imin
You are never influenced by any censure as long as you work for the sake of Allah.
وَفِي مَدْحِ ٱللَّهِ تَعَالَىٰ لَكَ غِنَىٰ
wa fi madhi allahi ta`ala laka ghinan
The praising of Allah the All-exalted to you suffices
عَنْ مَدْحِ ٱلْمَادِحِينَ وَتَقْرِيظِ ٱلْوَاصِفِينَ
`an madhi almadihina wa taqrizi alwasifina
from the praising of any other one and from the approval of the depicters.
قَالَ ٱللَّهُ تَعَالَىٰ:
qala allahu ta`ala
Almighty Allah says:
”مِنَ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ رِجَالٌ صَدَقُوٱ مَا عَاهَدُوٱ ٱللَّهَ عَلَيْهِ
min almu'minina rijalun sadaqu ma `ahadu allaha `alayhi
“Of the believers are men who are true to the covenant which they made with Allah.
فَمِنْهُمْ مَنْ قَضَىٰ نَحْبَهُ وَمِنْهُمْ مَنْ يَنْتَظِرُ وَمَا بَدَّلُوٱ تَبْدِيلاً.“
faminhum man qada nahbahu wa minhum man yantaziru wa ma baddlu tabdilan
So, of them is he who accomplished his vow, of them is he who yet waits, and they have not changed in the least.”
وَلَمَّا رَايْتَ انْ قَتَلْتَ ٱلنَّاكِثِينَ وَٱلْقَاسِطِينَ وَٱلْمَارِقِينَ
wa lamma ra'ayta an qatalta alnnakithina walqasitina walmariqina
After you felt that you had killed the preachers, the wrongdoers, and the apostates,
وَصَدَقَكَ رَسُولُ ٱللَّهِ صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ وَعْدَهُ
wa sadaqaka rasulu allahi salla allahu `alayhi wa alihi wa`dahu
the predictions of Allah’s Messenger—peace be upon him and his Household—came true,
فَاوْفَيْتَ بِعَهْدِهِ قُلْتَ:
fa'awfayta bi`ahdihi qulta
and you had fulfilled your promise to him, you then said:
امَا آنَ انْ تُخْضَبَ هٰذِهِ مِنْ هٰذِهِ؟
ama ana an tukhdaba hadhihi min hadhihi
“Has time not come yet so that this (beard) shall be dyed with the blood of this (head)?
امْ مَتَىٰ يُبْعَثُ اشْقَاهَا؟
am mata yub`athu ashqaha
When will the most unfortunate of them be sent (to slay me)?”
وَاثِقاً بِانَّكَ عَلَىٰ بَيِّنَةٍ مِنْ رَبِّكَ
wathiqan bi'annaka `ala bayyinatin min rabbika
You were always confident that you were proceeding on clear proof from your Lord,
وَبَصِيرَةٍ مِنْ امْرِكَ
wa basiratin min amrika
you were acting with sure knowledge of what you do,
قَادِمٌ عَلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ
qadimun `ala allahi
you were on your way to Allah,
مُسْتَبْشِرٌ بِبَيْعِكَ ٱلَّذِي بَايَعْتَهُ بِهِ
mustabshirun bibay`ika alladhi baya`tahu bihi
and you were rejoicing in the bargain that you had made with Him;
وَذٰلِكَ هُوَ ٱلْفَوْزُ ٱلْعَظِيمُ
wa dhalika huwa alfawzu al`azimu
and that is the supreme triumph.
اَللَّهُمَّ ٱلْعَنْ قَتَلَةَ انْبِيَائِكَ وَاوْصِيَاءِ انْبِيَائِكَ
allahumma il`an qatalata anbiya'ika wa awsiya'i anbiya'ika
O Allah, curse the murderers of your Prophets and the murderers of Your Prophets’ successors
بِجَمِيعِ لَعَنَاتِكَ
bijami`i la`anatika
with the variant curses (that You have prepared for them),
وَاصْلِهِمْ حَرَّ نَارِكَ
wa aslihim harra narika
and make those slayers to taste the heat of Your fire.
وَٱلْعَنْ مَنْ غَصَبَ وَلِيَّكَ حَقَّهُ
wal`an man ghasaba waliyyaka haqqahu
And also curse those who usurped the right of Your friend,
وَانْكَرَ عَهْدَهُ
wa ankara `ahdahu
those who denied their allegiance to him,
وَجَحَدَهُ بَعْدَ ٱلْيَقِينِ وَٱلإِقْرَارِ بِٱلْوِلاَيَةِ لَهُ
wa jahadahu ba`da alyaqini wal-iqrari bilwilayati lahu
and those who rejected him after they had witnessed and declared their loyalty to him
يَوْمَ اكْمَلْتَ لَهُ ٱلدِّينَ
yawma akmalta lahu alddina
on the day when you completed your religion through him.
اَللَّهُمَّ ٱلْعَنْ قَتَلَةَ امِيرِ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
allahumma il`an qatalata amiri almu'minina
O Allah, curse those who slew the Commander of the Faithful,
وَمَنْ ظَلَمَهُ وَاشْيَاعَهُمْ وَانْصَارَهُمْ
wa man zalamahu wa ashya`ahum wa ansarahum
curse those who wronged him, and curse their adherents and supporters.
اَللَّهُمَّ ٱلْعَنْ ظَالِمِي ٱلْحُسَيْنِ وَقَاتِلِيهِ
allahumma il`an zalimi alhusayni wa qatilihi
O Allah, curse those who wronged and slew al-Husayn,
وَٱلْمُتَابِعِينَ عَدُوَّهُ وَنَاصِرِيهِ
walmutabi`ina `aduwwahu wa nasirihi
and curse those who adhered to his enemies and those who supported them,
وَٱلرَّاضِينَ بِقَتْلِهِ وَخَاذِلِيهِ لَعْناً وَبِيلاً
walrradina biqatlihi wa khadhilihi la`nan wabilan
and curse those who were pleased by the murder of killing al-Husayn and those who disappointed him, with violent cursing.
اَللَّهُمَّ ٱلْعَنْ اوَّلَ ظَالِمٍ ظَلَمَ آلَ مُحَمَّدٍ
allahumma il`an awwala zalimin zalama ala muhammadin
O Allah, curse the first one to invent the wronging against the Household of Muhammad
وَمَانِعِيهِمْ حُقُوقَهُمْ
wa mani`ihim huquqahum
and curse those who deprived them of their rights.
اَللَّهُمَّ خُصَّ اوَّلَ ظَالِمٍ وَغَاصِبٍ لآِلِ مُحَمَّدٍ بِٱللَّعْنِ
allahumma khussa awwala zalimin wa ghasibin li'ali muhammadin billa`ni
O Allah, pour violent curses upon the first one who wronged and usurped the rights of the Household of Muhammad,
وَكُلَّ مُسْتَنٍّ بِمَا سَنَّ إِلَىٰ يَوْمِ ٱلْقِيَامَةِ
wa kulla mustannin bima sanna ila yawmi alqiyamati
and curse all those who followed those wrongdoers up to the Resurrection Day.
اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ خَاتَمِ ٱلنَّبِيِّينَ
allahumma salli `ala muhammadin khatami alnnabiyyina
O Allah, send blessings upon Muhammad, the seal of the Prophets,
وَعَلَىٰ عَلِيٍّ سَيِّدِ ٱلْوَصِيِّينَ وَآلِهِ ٱلطَّاهِرِينَ
wa `ala `aliyyin sayyidi alwasiyyina wa alihi alttahirina
and upon `Ali, the chief of the Prophets’ successors, and upon his immaculate Household,
وَٱجْعَلْنَا بِهِمْ مُتَمَسِّكِينَ
waj`alna bihim mutamassikina
(please do) make us adhere to them firmly,
وَبِوِلاَيَتِهِمْ مِنَ ٱلْفَائِزِينَ ٱلآمِنِينَ
wa biwilayatihim min alfa'izina al-aminina
and include us with those who shall be winners and secured because they abode by their leadership;
ٱلَّذِينَ لاَ خَوْفٌ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلاَ هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَ
alladhina la khawfun `alayhim wa la hum yahzanuna
those upon whom there shall come no fear, nor shall they grieve.

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ وَلِيِّكَ
allahumma salli `ala waliyyika
O Allah, (please do) send blessings upon Your friend,
وَاخِي نَبِيِّكَ
wa akhi nabiyyika
the brother of Your Prophet,
وَوَزِيرِهِ وَحَبِيبِهِ وَخَلِيلِهِ
wa wazirihi wa habibihi wa khalilihi
his vizier, dear one, intimate friend,
وَمَوْضِعِ سِرِّهِ
wa mawdi`i sirrihi
his trustee on his secrets,
وَخِيَرَتِهِ مِنْ اسْرَتِهِ
wa khiyaratihi min usratihi
the favorite one among his family members,
وَوَصِيِّهِ وَصَفْوَتِهِ وَخَالِصَتِهِ
wa wasiyyihi wa safwatihi wa khalisatihi
his successor, his choice, his dignitary,
وَامِينِهِ وَوَلِيِّهِ
wa aminihi wa waliyyihi
his courier, his best friend,
وَاشْرَفِ عِتْرَتِهِ ٱلَّذِينَ آمَنُوٱ بِهِ
wa ashrafi `itratihi alladhina amanu bihi
the most honorable of the members of his household who believed in him,
وَابِي ذُرِّيَّتِهِ
wa abi dhurriyyatihi
the father of his progeny,
وَبَابِ حِكْمَتِهِ
wa babi hikmatihi
the door to his wisdom,
وَٱلنَّاطِقِ بِحُجَّتِهِ
walnnatiqi bihujjatihi
his spokesman who speaks with his argument,
وَٱلدَّاعِي إِلَىٰ شَرِيعَتِهِ
waldda`i ila shari`atihi
the inviter to his code of law,
وَٱلْمَاضِي عَلَىٰ سُنَّتِهِ
walmadi `ala sunnatihi
the follower of his instructions,
وَخَلِيفَتِهِ عَلَىٰ امَّتِهِ
wa khalifatihi `ala ummatihi
his representative on his people,
سَيِّدِ ٱلْمُسْلِمِينَ
sayyidi almuslimina
the master of Muslims,
وَامِيرِ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
wa amiri almu'minina
the commander of the faithful,
وَقَائِدِ ٱلْغُرِّ ٱلْمُحَجَّلِينَ
wa qa'idi alghurri almuhajjalina
and the leader of the white-forehead group;
افْضَلَ مَا صَلَّيْتَ عَلَىٰ احَدٍ مِنْ خَلْقِكَ
afdala ma sallayta `ala ahadin min khalqika
(please, bless him) with the best blessings that You have ever bestowed upon any of Your creatures
وَاصْفِيَائِكَ وَاوْصِيَاءِ انْبِيَائِكَ
wa asfiya'ika wa awsiya'i anbiya'ika
and upon Your select ones and Your Prophets’ successors.
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي اشْهَدُ
allahumma inni ashhadu
O Allah, I bear witness
انَّهُ قَدْ بَلَّغَ عَنْ نَبِيِّكَ صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ مَا حُمِّلَ
annahu qad ballagha `an nabiyyika salla allahu `alayhi wa alihi ma hummila
that he conveyed all that which has been entrusted with him on behalf of Your Prophet, peace be upon him and his Household,
وَرَعَىٰ مَا ٱسْتُحْفِظَ
wa ra`a ma istuhfiza
conformed to that which has been kept with him,
وَحَفِظَ مَا ٱسْتُودِعَ
wa hafiza ma istudi`a
held that which has been commended to him,
وَحَلَّلَ حَلالَكَ
wa hallala halalaka
observed that which You have deemed lawful,
وَحَرَّمَ حَرَامَكَ
wa harrama haramaka
forbade that which You have deemed unlawful,
وَاقَامَ احْكَامَكَ
wa aqama ahkamaka
carried out Your laws,
وَدَعَا إِلَىٰ سَبِيلِكَ
wa da`a ila sabilika
called unto Your course,
وَوَالَىٰ اوْلِيَاءَكَ
wa wala awliya'aka
he assisted Your saints,
وَعَادَىٰ اعْدَاءَكَ
wa `ada a`da'aka
incurred the hostility of Your enemies,
وَجَاهَدَ ٱلنَّاكِثِينَ عَنْ سَبِيلِكَ
wa jahada alnnakithina `an sabilika
and strove against those who preached Your path,
وَٱلْقَاسِطِينَ وَٱلْمَارِقِينَ عَنْ امْرِكَ
walqasitina walmariqina `an amrika
those who acted wrongly, and those who apostatized Your affair.
صَابِراً مُحْتَسِباً
sabiran muhtasiban
In all these, he was steadfast, seeking Your pleasure,
مُقْبِلاً غَيْرَ مُدْبِرٍ
muqbilan ghayra mudbirin
advancing, and never neglectful.
لاَ تَاخُذُهُ فِي ٱللَّهِ لَوْمَةُ لاَئِمٍ
la ta'khudhuhu fi allahi lawmatu la'imin
No censure has ever precluded him from what he would do for Your sake
حَتَّىٰ بَلَغَ فِي ذٰلِكَ ٱلرِّضَا
hatta balagha fi dhalika alrrida
until he attained Your satisfaction,
وَسَلَّمَ إِلَيْكَ ٱلْقَضَاءَ
wa sallama ilayka alqada'a
relegated all matters to You,
وَعَبَدَكَ مُخْلِصاً
wa `abadaka mukhlisan
worshipped You sincerely,
وَنَصَحَ لَكَ مُجْتَهِداً
wa nasaha laka mujtahidan
and acted sincerely and painstakingly for Your sake
حَتَّىٰ اتَاهُ ٱلْيَقِينُ
hatta atahu alyaqinu
until death came upon him.
فَقَبَضْتَهُ إِلَيْكَ شَهِيداً سَعِيداً
faqabadtahu ilayka shahidan sa`idan
So, You grasped his soul to You while he was happy martyr,
وَلِيّاً تَقِيّاً رَضِيّاً
waliyyan taqiyyan radiyyan
saint, pious, pleased,
زَكِيّاً هَادِياً مَهْدِيّاً
zakiyyan hadiyan mahdiyyan
pure, guide, and well-guided.
اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلَيْهِ
allahumma salli `ala muhammadin wa `alayhi
O Allah, (please do) bless Muhammad and bless him
افْضَلَ مَا صَلَّيْتَ عَلَىٰ احَدٍ مِنْ انْبِيَائِكَ وَاصْفِيَائِكَ
afdala ma sallayta `ala ahadin min anbiya'ika wa asfiya'ika
with the best blessings You have ever bestowed upon any of Your Prophets and select ones,
 يَا رَبَّ ٱلْعَالَمِينَ
ya rabba al`alamina
O Lord of the worlds.


اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي سْلُكَ بِحَقِّ مُحَمَّدٍ نَبِيِّكَ
allahumma inni as'aluka bihaqqi muhammadin nabiyyika
O Allah, I beseech You in the name of Muhammad, Your Prophet,
وَعَلِيٍّ وَلِيِّكَ
wa `aliyyin waliyyika
in the name of `Ali, Your Representative (wali),
وَٱلشَّانِ وَٱلْقَدْرِ ٱلَّذِي خَصَصَتْهُمَا بِه دُونَ خَلقِكَ
walshsha'ni walqadri alladhi khasastahuma bihi duna khalqika
and in the name of the stature and standing that You have given exclusively to them rather than Your other creatures,
نْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلِيٍّ
an tusalliya `ala muhammadin wa `aliyyin
to send blessings to Muhammad and `Ali
وَنْ تَبْدَ بِهِمَا فِي كُلِّ خَيْرٍ عَاجِلٍ
wa an tabda'a bihima fi kulli khayrin `ajilin
and begin with both of them in any immediate item of goodness.
اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
allahumma salli `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
O Allah, (please do) send blessings to Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad;
ٱلئِمَّةِ ٱلْقَادَةِ
al'a'immati alqadati
the Imams, the leaders,
وَٱلدُّعَاةِ ٱلسَّادَةِ
walddu`ati alssadati
the promulgators (to You), the masters,
وَٱلنُّجُومِ ٱلزَّاهِرَةِ
walnnujumi alzzahirati
the shining stars,
وَٱلعْلاَمِ ٱلْبَاهِرَةِ
wal'a`lami albahirati
the splendid signs,
وَسَاسَةِ ٱلْعِبَادِ
wa sasati al`ibadi
the governors of the servants (of You),
وَرْكَانِ ٱلْبِلاَدِ
wa arkani albiladi
the pillars of the countries,
وَٱلنَّاقَةِ ٱلْمُرْسَلَةِ
walnnaqati almursalati
the (like of the) she-camel that was sent by You,
وَٱلسَّفِينَةِ ٱلنَّاجيَةِ
walssafinati alnnajiyati
and the ark that saves (from sinking in straying off from the right path)
ٱلْجَارِيَةِ فِي ٱلْلُّجَجِ ٱلْغَامِرَةِ
aljariyati fi allujaji alghamirati
and runs peacefully in the depths of oceans.
اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
allahumma salli `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
O Allah, (please do) send blessings to Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad;
خُزَّانِ عِلْمِكَ
khuzzani `ilmika
the keepers of Your knowledge,
وَرْكَانِ تَوْحِيدِكَ
wa arkani tawhidika
the pillars of the professing of Your Oneness,
وَدَعَائِمِ دِينِكَ
wa da`a'imi dinika
the supports of Your religion,
وَمَعَادِنِ كَرَامَتِكَ
wa ma`adini karamatika
the cores of Your honoring,
وَصِفْوَتِكَ مِنْ بَرِيَّتِكَ
wa safwatika min bariyyatika
the choicest among Your creatures,
وَخِيَرَتِكَ مِنْ خَلْقِكَ
wa khiyaratika min khalqika
the best of Your beings,
التْقِيَاءِ ٱلنْقِيَاءِ
al'atqiya'i al'anqiya'i
the pious, the pure,
ٱلنُّجَبَاءِ ٱلبْرَارِ
alnnujaba'i al'abrari
the outstanding, the virtuous,
وَٱلْبَابِ ٱلْمُبْتَلَىٰ بِهِ ٱلنَّاسُ
walbabi almubtala bihi alnnasu
and the door that is decided as trial for people—
مَنْ تَاهُ نَجَىٰ
man atahu naja
he who comes through it shall be saved
وَمَنْ بَاهُ هَوَىٰ
wa man abahu hawa
but he who rejects it shall fail indeed.
اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
allahumma salli `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
O Allah, (please do) send blessings to Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad;
هْلِ ٱلذِّكْرِ ٱلَّذِينَ مَرْتَ بِمَسْلَتِهِمْ
ahli aldhdhikri alladhina amarta bimas'alatihim
the People of the Reminder whom You have ordered us to ask (when we do not know),
وَذَوِي ٱلْقُرْبَىٰ ٱلَّذينَ مَرْتَ بِمَوَدَّتِهِمْ
wa dhawi alqurba alladhina amarta bimawaddatihim
the near relatives (of the Holy Prophet) whom You have ordered us to love,
وَفَرَضْتَ حَقَّهُمْ
wa faradta haqqahum
whose rights You have made incumbent (upon us),
وَجَعَلْتَ ٱلْجَنَّةَ مَعَادَ مَنِ ٱقْتَصَّ آثَارَهُمْ
wa ja`alta aljannata ma`ada man iqtassa atharahum
and whom You have decided Paradise as the reward of whoever follows their patterns.
اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
allahumma salli `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
O Allah, (please do) send blessings to Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad
كَمَا مَرُوٱ بِطَاعَتِكَ
kama amaru bita`atika
as they instructed (us) to obey You,
وَنَهَوْٱ عَنْ مَعْصِيَتِكَ
wa nahaw `an ma`siyatika
warned (us) against disobeying You,
وَدَلُّوٱ عِبَادَكَ عَلَىٰ وَحْدَانِيَّتِكَ
wa dallu `ibadaka `ala wahdaniyyatika
and led Your servants to Your Oneness.
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي سْلُكَ بِحَقِّ مُحَمَّدٍ
allahumma inni as'aluka bihaqqi muhammadin
O Allah, I beseech You in the name of Muhammad;
نَبِيِّكَ وَنَجِيبِكَ
nabiyyika wa najibika
Your Prophet, Your superior servant,
وَصَفْوَتِكَ وَمِينِكَ
wa safwatika wa aminika
Your choice, Your trusted one,
وَرَسُولِكَ إِلَىٰ خَلْقِكَ
wa rasulika ila khalqika
Your messenger to Your creatures;
وَبِحَقِّ مِيرِ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
wa bihaqqi amiri almu'minina
and (I beseech You) in the name of the Commander of the Believers (Amir al-Mu'minin),
وَيَعْسُوبِ ٱلدِّينِ
wa ya`subi alddini
the chief of the religion,
وَقَائِدِ ٱلْغُرِّ ٱلْمُحَجَّلِينَ
wa qa'idi alghurri almuhajjalina
the leader of the white-faced and marked on the foreheads,
ٱلْوَصِيِّ ٱلْوَفِيِّ
alwasiyyi alwafiyyi
the faithful, the loyal,
وَٱلصِّدِّيقِ ٱلكْبَرِ
walssiddiqi al'akbari
the greatest veracious,
وَٱلْفَارُوقِ بَيْنَ ٱلْحَقِّ وَٱلْبَاطِلِ
walfaruqi bayna alhaqqi walbatili
the distinguisher between the right and the wrong,
وَٱلشَّاهِدِ لَكَ
walshshahidi laka
the witness for You,
وَٱلدَّالِّ عَلَيْكَ
walddalli `alayka
the guide to You,
وَٱلصَّادِعِ بِمْرِكَ
walssadi`i bi'amrika
the expounder of what You have commanded,
وَٱلْمُجَاهِدِ فِي سَبِيلِكَ
walmujahidi fi sabilika
the striver in Your way,
لَمْ تَاخُذْهُ فِيكَ لَوْمَةُ لاَئِمٍ
lam ta'khudhhu fika lawmatu la'imin
and who never listened to any word of blame for Your sake;
نْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
an tusalliya `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
(I beseech You) to send blessings to Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,
وَنْ تَجْعَلَنِي فِي هٰذَا ٱلْيَوْمِ
wa an taj`alani fi hadha alyawmi
to include me on this day
ٱلَّذِي عَقَدْتَ فِيهِ لِوَلِيِّكَ ٱلْعَهْدَ فِي عْنَاقِ خَلْقِكَ
alladhi `aqadta fihi liwaliyyika al`ahda fi a`naqi khalqika
on which You established the pledge to Your Representative in the necks of Your servants
وَكْمَلْتَ لَهُمُ ٱلدِّينَ
wa akmalta lahum alddina
and You thus perfected the religion for them,
مِنَ ٱلْعَارِفِينَ بِحُرْمَتِهِ
min al`arifina bihurmatihi
(to include me) with those who recognize the actual sanctity of him
وَٱلْمُقِرِّينَ بِفَضْلِهِ
walmuqirrina bifadlihi
and those who acknowledge his precedence,
مِنْ عُتَقَائِكَ وَطُلَقَائِكَ مِنَ ٱلنَّارِ
min `utaqa'ika wa tulaqa'ika min alnnari
and to include me with those whom You decide to release from Hellfire.
وَلاَ تُشْمِتْ بِي حَاسِدِي ٱلنِّعَمِ
wa la tushmit bi hasidi alnni`ami
(Please) do not let those who envy the bounties (that You confer upon certain persons) rejoice at my misfortunes.
اَللَّهُمَّ فَكَمَا جَعَلْتَهُ عِيدَكَ ٱلكْبَرَ
allahumma fakama ja`altahu `idaka al'akbara
O Allah, as You have made this day Your greatest feast day,
وَسَمَّيْتَهُ فِي ٱلسَّمَاءِ يَوْمَ ٱلْعَهْدِ ٱلْمَعْهُودِ
wa sammaytahu fi alssama'i yawma al`ahdi alma`hudi
You have named it “the Day of the Promised Covenant” in the heavens,
وَفِي ٱلرْضِ يَوْمَ ٱلْمِيثَاقِ ٱلْمَاخُوذِ وَٱلْجَمْعِ ٱلْمَسْؤُولِ
wa fi al'ardi yawma almithaqi alma'khudhi waljam`i almas'uli
and You have named it “the Day of the Exacted Covenant and the Witnessed Crowd” in the earth,
صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
salli `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
(please do) send blessings to Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,
وَقْرِرْ بِهِ عُيُونَنَا
wa aqrir bihi `uyunana
give us delight of our eyes through him,
وَٱجْمَعْ بِهِ شَمْلَنَا
wajma` bihi shamlana
reunify us through him,
وَلاَ تُضِلَّنَا بَعْدَ إِذْ هَدَيْتَنَا
wa la tudillana ba`da idh hadaytana
do not mislead us after You have guided us to the right path,
وَٱجْعَلْنَا لنْعُمِكَ مِنَ ٱلشَّاكِرِينَ
waj`alna li'an`umika min alshshakirina
and make us of those who thank Your bounties.
يَا رْحَمَ ٱلرَّاحِمِينَ
ya arhama alrrahimina
O most Merciful of all those who show mercy!
اَلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ ٱلَّذِي عَرَّفَنَا فَضْلَ هٰذَا ٱلْيَوْمِ
alhamdu lillahi alladhi `arrafana fadla hadha alyawmi
All praise be to Allah Who has made us recognize the merit of this day,
وَبَصَّرَنَا حُرْمَتَهُ
wa bassarana hurmatahu
attracted our attentions to its sanctity,
وَكَرَّمَنَا بِهِ
wa karramana bihi
honored us on it,
وَشَرَّفَنَا بِمَعْرِفَتِهِ
wa sharrafana bima`rifatihi
ennobled us through our recognition of it,
وَهَدَانَا بِنُورِهِ
wa hadana binurihi
and guided us through its light.
يَا رَسُولَ ٱللَّهِ
ya rasula allahi
O Messenger of Allah!
يَا مِيرِ ٱلْمُؤْمِنينَ
ya amira almu'minina
O Commander of the Believers!
عَلَيْكُمَا وَعَلَىٰ عِتْرَتِكُمَا
`alaykuma wa `ala `itratikuma
Upon you, your household,
وَعَلَىٰ مُحِبِّيكُمَا مِنِّي فْضَلُ ٱلسَّلاَمِ
wa `ala muhibbikuma minni afdalu alssalami
and your followers be the most excellent peace
مَا بَقِيَ ٱللَّيْلُ وَٱلنَّهَارُ
ma baqiya allaylu walnnaharu
so long as night and day endure.
وَبِكُمَا تَوَجَّهُ إِلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ رَبِّي وَرَبِّكُمَا
wa bikuma atawajjahu ila allahi rabbi wa rabbikuma
Through you both do I direct toward Allah, my Lord and Your Lord,
فِي نَجَاحِ طَلِبَتِي
fi najahi talibti
(and I beseech Him) to respond to my requests,
وَقَضَاءِ حَوَائِجِي
wa qada'i hawa'iji
settle my needs,
وَتَيْسِيرِ امُورِي
wa taysiri umuri
and make easy all my affairs.
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي سْلُكَ بِحَقِّ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
allahumma inni as'aluka bihaqqi muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
O Allah, I beseech You in the name of Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad
نْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
an tusalliya `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
to bless Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad
وَنْ تَلْعَنَ مَنْ جَحَدَ حَقَّ هٰذَا ٱلْيَوْمِ
wa an tal`ana man jahada haqqa hadha alyawmi
and curse whoever denies the holiness of this day
وَنْكَرَ حُرْمَتَهُ
wa ankara hurmatahu
and denies its sanctity;
فَصَدَّ عَنْ سَبِيلِكَ لإِطْفَاءِ نُورِكَ
fasadda `an sabilika li'itfa'i nurika
thus, he hindered from Your way intending to extinguish Your light,
فَبَىٰ ٱللَّهُ إِلاَّ نْ يُتِمَّ نُورَهُ
fa'aba allahu illa an yutimma nurahu
but Allah will not consent save to perfect His light.
اَللَّهُمَّ فَرِّجْ عَنْ هْلِ بَيْتِ مُحَمَّدٍ نَبِيِّكَ
allahumma farrij `an ahli bayti muhammadin nabiyyika
O Allah, (please do) relieve misfortunes from the Household of Muhammad, Your Prophet
وَٱكْشِفْ عَنْهُمْ وَبِهِمْ عَنِ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ ٱلْكُرُبَاتِ
wakshif `anhum wa bihim `an almu'minina alkurubati
and relieve the anguishes of them and of the believers through them.
اَللَّهُمَّ ٱمْلأِ ٱلرْضَ بِهِمْ عَدْلاًَ
allahumma imla' al'arda bihim `adlan
O Allah, (please do) fill the earth with justice through them
كَمَا مُلِئَتْ ظُلْماً وَجُوْراً
kama muli'at zulman wa jawran
just as it has been full with injustice and unfairness,
وَ نْجِز لَهُمْ مَا وَعَدْتَهُمْ
wa anjiz lahum ma wa`adtahum
and (please do) fulfill Your promise to them,
إِنَّكَ لاَ تُخْلِفُ ٱلْمِيعَادَ
innaka la tukhlifu almi`ada
for You surely do not break Your promises.



اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا امِينَ ٱللَّهِ فِي ارْضِهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya amina allahi fi ardihi
Peace be upon you, O trustee of Allah on His lands
وَحُجَّتَهُ عَلَىٰ عِبَادِهِ
wa hujjatahu `ala `ibadihi
and argument of Allah against His servants.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا امِيرَ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
alssalamu `alayka ya amira almu'minina
Peace be upon you, O Commander of the Faithful.
اشْهَدُ انَّكَ جَاهَدْتَ فِي ٱللَّهِ حَقَّ جِهَادِهِ
ashhadu annaka jahadta fi allahi haqqa jihadihi
I bear witness that you strove for the sake of Allah as it ought to be striven,
وَعَمِلْتَ بِكِتَابِهِ
wa `amilta bikitabihi
acted upon His Book,
وَٱتَّبَعْتَ سُنَنَ نَبِيِّهِ
wattba`ta sunana nabiyyihi
and followed the instructions of His Prophet,
صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ
salla allahu `alayhi wa alihi
peace of Allah be upon him and his Household,
حَتّىٰ دَعَاكَ ٱللَّهُ إِلَىٰ جِوَارِهِ
hatta da`aka allahu ila jiwarihi
until Allah called you to be in His vicinity.
فَقَبَضَكَ إِلَيْهِ بِٱخْتِيَارِهِ
faqabadaka ilayhi bikhtiyarihi
So, He grasped you to Him by His will
وَالْزَمَ اعْدَائَكَ ٱلْحُجَّةَ
wa alzama a`da'aka alhujjata
and put your enemies under the claim
مَعَ مَا لَكَ مِنَ ٱلْحُجَجِ ٱلْبَالِغَةِ عَلَىٰ جَمِيعِ خَلْقِهِ
ma`a ma laka min alhujaji albalighati `ala jami`i khalqihi
although you have inclusive claims against all of His creatures.
اَللَّهُمَّ فَٱجْعَلْ نَفْسِي مُطْمَئِنَّةً بِقَدَرِكَ
allahumma faj`al nafsi mutma'innatan biqadarika
O Allah, (please do) cause my soul to be fully tranquil with Your decrees,
رَاضِيَةً بِقَضَائِكَ
radiyatan biqada'ika
satisfied with Your acts,
مُولَعَةً بِذِكْرِكَ وَدُعَائِكَ
mula`atan bidhikrika wa du`a'ika
fond of mentioning and praying to You,
مُحِبَّةً لِصَفْوَةِ اوْلِيَائِكَ
muhibbatan lisafwati awliya'ika
bearing love for the choicest of Your intimate servants,
مَحْبُوبَةً فِي ارْضِكَ وَسَمَائِكَ
mahbubatan fi ardika wa sama'ika
beloved in Your lands and heavens,
صَابِرَةً عَلَىٰ نُزُولِ بَلاَئِكَ
sabiratan `ala nuzuli bala'ika
steadfast against the affliction of Your tribulations,
شَاكِرَةً لِفَوَاضِلِ نَعْمَائِكَ
shakiratan lifawadili na`ma'ika
thankful for Your graceful bounties,
ذَاكِرَةً لِسَوَابِغِ آلاَئِكَ
dhakiratan lisawabighi ala'ika
always bearing in mind Your incessant gifts,
مُشْتَاقَةً إِلَىٰ فَرْحَةِ لِقَائِكَ
mushtaqatan ila farhati liqa'ika
longing for the gladness of meeting You,
مُتَزَوِّدَةً ٱلتَّقْوَىٰ لِيَوْمِ جَزَائِكَ
mutazawwidatan alttaqwa liyawmi jaza'ika
supplied with piety for the day of Your rewarding,
مُسْتَنَّةً بِسُنَنِ اوْلِيَائِكَ
mustannatan bisunani awliya'ika
pursuing the morals of Your intimate servants,
مُفَارِقَةً لاِخْلاَقِ اعْدَائِكَ
mufariqatan li'akhlaqi a`da'ika
quitting the conducts of Your enemies,
مَشْغُولَةً عَنِ ٱلدُّنْيَا بِحَمْدِكَ وَثَنَائِكَ
mashghulatan `an alddunya bihamdika wa thana'ika
and distracted from this world by praising and thanking You.

اَللَّهُمَّ إِنَّ قُلُوبَ الْمُخْبِتِينَ إِلَيْكَ وَالِهَةٌ
allahumma inna quluba almukhbitina ilayka walihatun
O Allah, the hearts of those humbling themselves to You are fascinated,
وَسُبُلَ ٱلرَّاغِبِينَ إِلَيْكَ شَارِعَةٌ
wa subula alrraghibina ilayka shari`atun
the paths of those desiring for You are open,
وَاعْلاَمَ ٱلْقَاصِدِينَ إِلَيْكَ وَاضِحَةٌ
wa a`lama alqasidina ilayka wadihatun
the sings of those directing to You are evident,
وَافْئِدَةَ ٱلْعَارِفِينَ مِنْكَ فَازِعَةٌ
wa af'idata al`arifina minka fazi`atun
the hearts of those having recognition of You are resorting to You,
وَاصْوَاتَ ٱلدَّاعِينَ إِلَيْكَ صَاعِدَةٌ
wa aswata aldda`ina ilayka sa`idatun
the voices of those beseeching You are mounting up to You,
وَابْوَابَ ٱلإِجَابَةِ لَهُمْ مُفَتَّحَةٌ
wa abwaba al-ijabati lahum mufattahatun
the doors of responding to them are wide open,
وَدَعْوَةَ مَنْ نَاجَاكَ مُسْتَجَابَةٌ
wa da`wata man najaka mustajabatun
the prayer of him who speaks to You confidentially is responded,
وَتَوْبَةَ مَنْ انَابَ إِلَيْكَ مَقْبُولَةٌ
wa tawbata man anaba ilayka maqbulatun
the repentance of him who turns to You modestly is admitted,
وَعَبْرَةَ مَنْ بَكَىٰ مِنْ خَوْفِكَ مَرْحُومَةٌ
wa `abrata man baka min khawfika marhumatun
the tear of him who weeps on account of fear from You is compassionated,
وَٱلإِغَاثَهَ لِمَنِ ٱسْتَغَاثَ بِكَ مَوْجُودةٌ
wal-ighathata liman istaghatha bika mawjudatun
the aid of him who seeks Your aid is available,
وَٱلإِعَانَةَ لِمَنِ ٱسْتَعَانَ بِكَ مَبْذُولَةٌ
wal-i`anata liman ista`ana bika mabdhulatun
the help of him who seeks Your help is obtainable,
وَعِدَاتِكَ لِعِبَادِكَ مُنْجَزَةٌ
wa `idatika li`ibadika munjazatun
Your promises to Your servants are fulfilled,
وَزَلَلَ مَنِ ٱسْتَقَالَكَ مُقَالَةٌ
wa zalala man istaqalaka muqalatun
the slips of him who implore You to excuse him are forgivable,
وَاعْمَالَ ٱلْعَامِلِينَ لَدَيْكَ مَحْفُوظَةٌ
wa a`mala al`amilina ladayka mahfuzatun
the deeds of those who act for You are preserved,
وَارْزَاقَكَ إِلَىٰ ٱلْخَلاَئِقِ مِنْ لَدُنْكَ نَازِلَةٌ
wa arzaqaka ila alkhala'iqi min ladunka nazilatun
Your sustenance to the creatures are descending from You,
وَعَوَائِدَ ٱلْمَزِيدِ إِلَيْهِمْ وَاصِلَةٌ
wa `awa'ida almazidi ilayhim wasilatun
Your gifts for further conferrals are reaching them,
وَذُنُوبَ ٱلْمُسْتَغْفِرِينَ مَغْفُورَةٌ
wa dhunuba almustaghfirina maghfuratun
the sins of those imploring Your forgiveness are forgiven,
وَحَوَائِجَ خَلْقِكَ عِنْدَكَ مَقْضِيَّةٌ
wa hawa'ija khalqika `indaka maqdiyyatun
the requests of Your creatures are granted by You,
وَجَوَائِزَ ٱلسَّائِلِينَ عِنْدَكَ مُوَفَّرَةٌ
wa jawa'iza alssa'ilina `indaka muwaffaratun
the prizes of those begging You are offered,
وَعَوَائِدَ ٱلْمَزِيدِ مُتَوَاتِرَةٌ
wa `awa'ida almazidi mutawatiratun
Your gifts for further conferrals are uninterrupted,
وَمَوَٱئِدَ ٱلْمُسْتَطْعِمِينَ مُعَدَّةٌ
wa mawa'ida almustat`imina mu`addatun
the dining tables for those seeking Your feeding are prepared,
وَمَنَاهِلَ ٱلظِّمَاءِ مُتْرَعَةٌ
wa manahila alzzama'i mutra`atun
and the springs of quenching their thirst are brimful.
اَللَّهُمَّ فَٱسْتَجِبْ دُعَائِي
allahumma fastajib du`a'i
O Allah, (so) respond to my prayer,
وَٱقْبَلْ ثَنَائِي
waqbal thana'i
accept my thanksgiving for You,
وَٱجْمَعْ بَيْنِي وَبَيْنَ اوْلِيَائِي
wajma` bayni wa bayna awliya'i
and join me to my masters,
بِحَقِّ مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلِيٍّ
bihaqqi muhammadin wa `aliyyin
[I beseech You] in the name of Muhammad, `Ali,
وَفَاطِمَةَ وَٱلْحَسَنِ وَٱلْحُسَيْنِ
wa fatimata walhasani walhusayni
Fatimah, al-Hasan, and al-Husayn.
إِنَّكَ وَلِيُّ نَعْمَائِي
innaka waliyyu na`ma'i
You are verily the only source of my boons,
وَمُنْتَهَىٰ مُنَايَ
wa muntaha munaya
the ultimate goal of my wishes,
وَغَايَةُ رَجَائِي فِي مُنْقَلَبِي وَمَثْوَايَ
wa ghayatu raja'i fi munqalabi wa mathwaya
and the target of my hope in my recourses and settlement.
In the book of Kamil al-Ziyarat, the following statements are added to this form of Ziyarah:
انْتَ إِلٰهِي وَسَيِّدِي وَمَوْلاَيَ
anta ilahi wa sayyidi wa mawlaya
You are verily my God, Master, and Lord.
ٱغْفِرْ لاِوْلِيَائِنَا
ighfir li-awliya'ina
(Please) forgive our friend,
وَكُفَّ عَنَّا اعْدَائَنَا
wa kuffa `anna a`da'ana
prevent our enemies against us,
وَاشْغِلْهُمْ عَنْ اذَانَا
wa ashghilhum `an adhana
distract them from harming us,
وَاظْهِرْ كَلِمَةَ ﭐلْحَقِّ
wa azhir kalimata alhaqqi
give prevalence to the Word of Truth
وَﭐجْعَلْهَا ﭐلْعُلْيَا
waj`alha al`ulya
and make it the supreme,
وَادْحِضْ كَلِمَةَ ﭐلْبَاطِلِ
wa adhid kalimata albatili
and frustrate the word of falsehood
وَﭐجْعَلْهَا ﭐلسُّفْلَىٰ
waj`alha alssufla
and make it the lowliest.
إِنَّكَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَىٰءٍ قَدِيرٌ
innaka `ala kulli shay'in qadirun
Verily, You have power over all things.

Two rakaat salaat/ namaaz half an hour before midday. At each unit, one should recite Sura al-Fatihah once, Surah al-Tawhid ten times, Ayah al-Kursu ten times, and Surah al-Qadr ten times after salah recite the following Dua
رَبَّنا إِنَّنا سَمِعْنا مُنادِياً يُنادِي لِلْإِيمانِ أَنْ آمِنُوا بِرَبِّكُمْ فَآمَنَّا
رَبَّنا فَاغْفِرْ لَنا ذُنُوبَنا وَ كَفِّرْ عَنَّا سَيِّئاتِنا وَ تَوَفَّنا مَعَ الْأَبْرارِ
رَبَّنا وَ آتِنا ما وَعَدْتَنا عَلى‏ رُسُلِكَ وَ لا تُخْزِنا يَوْمَ الْقِيامَةِ إِنَّكَ لا تُخْلِفُ الْمِيعادَ)
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أُشْهِدُكَ وَ كَفَى بِكَ شَهِيداً وَ أُشْهِدُ مَلَائِكَتَكَ وَ أَنْبِيَاءَكَ وَ حَمَلَةَ عَرْشِكَ وَ سُكَّانَ سَمَاوَاتِكَ وَ أَرْضِكَ‏
بِأَنَّكَ أَنْتَ اللَّهُ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ الْمَعْبُودُ فَلَا نَعْبُدُ سِوَاكَ فَتَعَالَيْتَ عَمَّا يَقُولُ الظَّالِمُونَ عُلُوّاً كَبِيراً
وَ أَشْهَدُ أَنَّ مُحَمَّداً عَبْدُكَ وَ رَسُولُكَ وَ أَشْهَدُ أَنَّ أَمِيرَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ عَبْدُكَ وَ مَوْلَانَا
 رَبَّنَا سَمِعْنَا وَ أَجَبْنَا وَ صَدَّقْنَا الْمُنَادِيَ رَسُولَكَ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهِ
إِذْ نَادَى بِنِدَاءٍ عَنْكَ بِالَّذِي أَمَرْتَهُ أَنْ يُبَلِّغَ مَا أَنْزَلْتَ إِلَيْهِ مِنْ وَلَايَةِ وَلِيِّ أَمْرِكَ
وَ حَذَّرْتَهُ وَ أَنْذَرْتَهُ إِنْ لَمْ يُبَلِّغْ مَا أَمَرْتَهُ أَنْ تَسْخَطَ عَلَيْهِ وَ لَمَّا بَلَّغَ رِسَالاتِكَ عَصَمْتَهُ مِنَ النَّاسِ
فَنَادَى مُبَلِّغاً عَنْكَ أَلَا مَنْ كُنْتُ مَوْلَاهُ فَعَلِيٌّ مَوْلَاهُ وَ مَنْ كُنْتُ وَلِيَّهُ فَعَلِيٌّ وَلِيُّهُ وَ مَنْ كُنْتُ نَبِيَّهُ فَعَلِيٌّ أَمِيرُهُ
رَبَّنَا قَدْ أَجَبْنَا دَاعِيَكَ النَّذِيرَ مُحَمَّداً عَبْدَكَ وَ رَسُولَكَ إِلَى الْهَادِي الْمَهْدِيِّ عَبْدِكَ الَّذِي أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِ
وَ جَعَلْتَهُ‏ (مَثَلًا لِبَنِي إِسْرائِيلَ)  عَلِيٍّ أَمِيرِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَ مَوْلَاهُمْ وَ وَلِيِّهِمْ
رَبَّنَا وَ اتَّبَعْنَا مَوْلَانَا وَ وَلِيَّنَا وَ هَادِيَنَا وَ دَاعِيَنَا وَ دَاعِيَ الْأَنَامِ وَ صِرَاطَكَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ
وَ حُجَّتَكَ الْبَيْضَاءَ وَ سَبِيلَكَ الدَّاعِيَ إِلَيْكَ عَلَى بَصِيرَةٍ هُوَ وَ مَنِ اتَّبَعَهُ وَ سُبْحانَ اللَّهِ عَمَّا يُشْرِكُونَ‏
وَ أَشْهَدَ أَنَّهُ الْإِمَامُ الْهَادِي الْمَهْدِيُّ الرَّشِيدُ- أَمِيرُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ الَّذِي ذَكَرْتَهُ فِي كِتَابِكَ
وَ أَنَّكَ قُلْتَ‏ (وَ إِنَّهُ فِي أُمِّ الْكِتابِ لَدَيْنا لَعَلِيٌّ حَكِيمٌ‏) 
اللَّهُمَّ فَإِنَّا نَشْهَدُ بِأَنَّهُ عَبْدُكَ وَ الْهَادِي مِنْ بَعْدِ نَبِيِّكَ النَّذِيرِ الْمُنْذِرِ وَ صِرَاطُكَ الْمُسْتَقِيمُ وَ أَمِيرُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ
وَ قَائِدُ الْغُرِّ الْمُحَجَّلِينَ وَ حُجَّتُكَ الْبَالِغَةُ وَ لِسَانُكَ الْمُعَبِّرُ عَنْكَ فِي خَلْقِكَ
وَ أَنَّهُ الْقَائِمُ بِالْقِسْطِ فِي بَرِيَّتِكَ وَ دَيَّانُ دِينِكَ وَ خَازِنُ عِلْمِكَ
وَ أَمِينُكَ الْمَأْمُونُ الْمَأْخُوذُ مِيثَاقُهُ وَ مِيثَاقُ رَسُولِكَ عَلَيْهِمَا السَّلَامُ مِنْ جَمِيعِ خَلْقِكَ وَ بَرِيَّتِكَ
شَاهِداً بِالْإِخْلَاصِ لَكَ وَ الْوَحْدَانِيَّةِ وَ الرُّبُوبِيَّةِ بِأَنَّكَ أَنْتَ اللَّهُ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ
وَ أَنَّ مُحَمَّداً عَبْدُكَ وَ رَسُولُكَ وَ أَنَّ عَلِيّاً أَمِيرُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ
جَعَلْتَهُ وَ الْإِقْرَارَ بِوَلَايَتِهِ تَمَامَ وَحْدَانِيَّتَكَ وَ كَمَالَ دِينِكَ
وَ تَمَامَ نِعْمَتِكَ عَلَى جَمِيعِ خَلْقِكَ وَ بَرِيَّتِكَ فَقُلْتَ وَ قَوْلُكَ الْحَقُ‏
(الْيَوْمَ أَكْمَلْتُ لَكُمْ دِينَكُمْ وَ أَتْمَمْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ نِعْمَتِي وَ رَضِيتُ لَكُمُ الْإِسْلامَ دِيناً)
فَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ بِمُوَالاتِهِ وَ إِتْمَامِ نِعْمَتِكَ عَلَيْنَا بِالَّذِي جَدَّدْتَ مِنْ عَهْدِكَ وَ مِيثَاقِكَ
ذَكَّرْتَنَا ذَلِكَ وَ جَعَلْتَنَا مِنْ أَهْلِ الْإِخْلَاصِ وَ التَّصْدِيقِ بِمِيثَاقِكَ وَ مِنْ أَهْلِ الْوَفَاءِ بِذَلِكَ
وَ لَمْ تَجْعَلْنَا مِنْ أَتْبَاعِ الْمُغَيِّرِينَ وَ الْمُبَدِّلِينَ وَ الْمُنْحَرِفِينَ‏ وَ الْمُبَتِّكِينَ آذَانَ الْأَنْعَامِ وَ الْمُغَيِّرِينَ خَلْقَ اللَّهِ
وَ مِنَ الَّذِينَ‏ (اسْتَحْوَذَ عَلَيْهِمُ الشَّيْطانُ فَأَنْساهُمْ ذِكْرَ اللَّهِ‏)وَ صَدَّهُمْ عَنِ السَّبِيلِ وَ الصِّرَاطِ الْمُسْتَقِيمِ
اللَّهُمَّ الْعَنِ الْجَاحِدِينَ وَ النَّاكِثِينَ وَ الْمُغَيِّرِينَ وَ الْمُكَذِّبِينَ بِيَوْمِ الدِّينِ مِنَ الْأَوَّلِينَ وَ الْآخِرِينَ
اللَّهُمَّ فَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ عَلَى إِنْعَامِكَ عَلَيْنَا بِالْهُدَى الَّذِي هَدَيْتَنَا بِهِ إِلَى وُلَاةِ أَمْرِكَ مِنْ بَعْدِ نَبِيِّكَ
الْأَئِمَّةِ الْهُدَاةِ الرَّاشِدِينَ وَ أَعْلَامِ الْهُدَى وَ مَنَارِ الْقُلُوبِ وَ التَّقْوَى وَ الْعُرْوَةِ الْوُثْقَى
وَ كَمَالِ دِينِكَ وَ تَمَامِ نِعْمَتِكَ وَ مَنْ بِهِمْ وَ بِمُوَالاتِهِمْ رَضِيتَ لَنَا الْإِسْلَامَ دِيناً
رَبَّنَا فَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ آمَنَّاً وَ صَدَّقْنَا بِمَنِّكَ‏ عَلَيْنَا- بِالرَّسُولِ النَّذِيرِ الْمُنْذِرِ
وَالَيْنَا وَلِيَّهُمْ وَ عَادَيْنَا عَدُوَّهُمْ وَ بَرِئْنَا مِنَ الْجَاحِدِينَ وَ الْمُكَذِّبِينَ بِيَوْمِ الدِّينِ
اللَّهُمَّ فَكَمَا كَانَ ذَلِكَ مِنْ شَأْنِكَ يَا صَادِقَ الْوَعْدِ يَا مَنْ‏ (لا يُخْلِفُ الْمِيعادَ)  يَا مَنْ هُوَ كُلَّ يَوْمٍ فِي شَأْنٍ
إِذْ أَتْمَمْتَ عَلَيْنَا نِعْمَتَكَ‏ بِمُوَالاةِ أَوْلِيَائِكَ الْمَسْئُولِ عَنْهُمْ عِبَادُكَ فَإِنَّكَ قُلْتَ‏
(ثُمَّ لَتُسْئَلُنَّ يَوْمَئِذٍ عَنِ النَّعِيمِ‏)وَ قُلْتَ وَ قَوْلُكَ الْحَقُ‏ (وَ قِفُوهُمْ إِنَّهُمْ مَسْؤُلُونَ)
وَ مَنَنْتَ عَلَيْنَا بِشَهَادَةِ الْإِخْلَاصِ وَ بِوَلَايَةِ أَوْلِيَائِكَ الْهُدَاةِ بَعْدَ النَّذِيرِ الْمُنْذِرِ السِّرَاجِ الْمُنِيرِ
وَ أَكْمَلْتَ لَنَا بِهِمُ الدِّينَ وَ أَتْمَمْتَ عَلَيْنَا النِّعْمَةَ وَ جَدَّدْتَ لَنَا عَهْدَكَ وَ ذَكَّرْتَنَا مِيثَاقَكَ الْمَأْخُوذَ مِنَّا فِي ابْتِدَاءِ خَلْقِكَ إِيَّانَا
وَ جَعَلْتَنَا مِنْ أَهْلِ الْإِجَابَةِ وَ لَمْ تُنْسِنَا ذِكْرَكَ فَإِنَّكَ قُلْتَ‏
(وَ إِذْ أَخَذَ رَبُّكَ مِنْ بَنِي آدَمَ مِنْ ظُهُورِهِمْ ذُرِّيَّتَهُمْ وَ أَشْهَدَهُمْ عَلى‏ أَنْفُسِهِمْ أَ لَسْتُ بِرَبِّكُمْ قالُوا بَلى)
شَهِدْنَا بِمَنِّكَ وَ لُطْفِكَ بِأَنَّكَ أَنْتَ اللَّهُ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ رَبُّنَا وَ مُحَمَّدٌ عَبْدُكَ وَ رَسُولُكَ نَبِيُّنَا
وَ عَلِيٌّ أَمِيرُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ عَبْدُكَ الَّذِي أَنْعَمْتَ بِهِ عَلَيْنَا وَ جَعَلْتَهُ آيَةً لِنَبِيِّكَ عَلَيْهِ السَّلَامُ
وَ آيَتَكَ الْكُبْرَى وَ النَّبَأَ الْعَظِيمَ- (الَّذِي هُمْ فِيهِ مُخْتَلِفُونَ)‏  وَ عَنْهُ مَسْئُولُونَ
اللَّهُمَّ فَكَمَا كَانَ مِنْ شَأْنِكَ أَنْ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْنَا بِالْهِدَايَةِ إِلَى مَعْرِفَتِهِمْ فَلْيَكُنْ مِنْ شَأْنِكَ أَنْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
وَ أَنْ تُبَارِكَ لَنَا فِي يَوْمِنَا هَذَا الَّذِي أَكْرَمْتَنَا بِهِ وَ ذَكَّرْتَنَا فِيهِ عَهْدَكَ وَ مِيثَاقَكَ وَ أَكْمَلْتَ دِينَنَا وَ أَتْمَمْتَ عَلَيْنَا نِعْمَتَكَ
وَ جَعَلْتَنَا بِمَنِّكَ مِنْ أَهْلِ الْإِجَابَةِ وَ الْبَرَاءَةِ مِنْ أَعْدَائِكَ وَ أَعْدَاءِ أَوْلِيَائِكَ الْمُكَذِّبِينَ بِيَوْمِ الدِّينِ
فَأَسْأَلُكَ يَا رَبِّ تَمَامَ مَا أَنْعَمْتَ وَ أَنْ تَجْعَلَنَا مِنَ الْمُوفِينَ‏ وَ لَا تُلْحِقَنَا بِالْمُكَذِّبِينَ
وَ اجْعَلْ لَنَا قَدَمَ صِدْقٍ مَعَ الْمُتَّقِينَ- وَ اجْعَلْ لَنَا مِنَ الْمُتَّقِينَ إِمَاماً
يَوْمَ تَدْعُو (كُلَّ أُناسٍ بِإِمامِهِمْ‏) وَ احْشُرْنَا فِي زُمْرَةِ أَهْلِ بَيْتِ نَبِيِّكَ الْأَئِمَّةِ الصَّادِقِينَ
وَ اجْعَلْنَا مِنَ الْبُرَآءِ مِنَ الَّذِينَ هُمْ دُعَاةٌ إِلَى النَّارِ- (وَ يَوْمَ الْقِيامَةِ هُمْ مِنَ الْمَقْبُوحِينَ‏) وَ أَحْيِنَا عَلَى ذَلِكَ مَا أَحْيَيْتَنَا
وَ اجْعَلْ لَنَا (مَعَ الرَّسُولِ سَبِيلًا) وَ اجْعَلْ لَنَا قَدَمَ صِدْقٍ فِي الْهِجْرَةِ إِلَيْهِمْ وَ اجْعَلْ مَحْيَانَا خَيْرَ الْمَحْيَا وَ مَمَاتَنَا خَيْرَ الْمَمَاتِ
وَ مُنْقَلَبَنَا خَيْرَ الْمُنْقَلَبِ عَلَى مُوَالاةِ أَوْلِيَائِكَ وَ مُعَادَاةِ أَعْدَائِكَ حَتَّى تَوَفَّانَا وَ أَنْتَ عَنَّا رَاضٍ قَدْ أَوْجَبْتَ لَنَا جَنَّتَكَ بِرَحْمَتِكَ
وَ الْمَثْوَى مِنْ‏ جِوَارِكَ فِي دَارِ الْمُقَامَةِ مِنْ فَضْلِكَ- (لا يَمَسُّنا فِيها نَصَبٌ وَ لا يَمَسُّنا فِيها لُغُوبٌ‏)
(رَبَّنَا اغْفِرْ لَنا ذُنُوبَنا وَ كَفِّرْ عَنَّا سَيِّئاتِنا وَ تَوَفَّنا مَعَ الْأَبْرارِ رَبَّنا وَ آتِنا ما وَعَدْتَنا عَلى‏ رُسُلِكَ وَ لا تُخْزِنا يَوْمَ الْقِيامَةِ إِنَّكَ لا تُخْلِفُ الْمِيعادَ)
اللَّهُمَّ وَ احْشُرْنَا مَعَ الْأَئِمَّةِ الْهُدَاةِ مِنْ آلِ رَسُولِكَ نُؤْمِنُ بِسِرِّهِمْ وَ عَلَانِيَتِهِمْ وَ شَاهِدِهِمْ وَ غَائِبِهِمْ
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ بِالْحَقِّ الَّذِي جَعَلْتَهُ عِنْدَهُمْ وَ بِالَّذِي فَضَّلْتَهُمْ بِهِ عَلَى الْعَالَمِينَ جَمِيعاً
أَنْ تُبَارِكَ لَنَا فِي يَوْمِنَا هَذَا الَّذِي أَكْرَمْتَنَا فِيهِ بِالْمُوَافَاةِ بِعَهْدِكَ
الَّذِي عَهِدْتَهُ إِلَيْنَا وَ الْمِيثَاقِ الَّذِي وَاثَقْتَنَا بِهِ مِنْ مُوَالاةِ أَوْلِيَائِكَ وَ الْبَرَاءَةِ مِنْ أَعْدَائِكَ
أَنْ تُتِمَّ عَلَيْنَا نِعْمَتَكَ وَ لَا تَجْعَلْهُ مُسْتَوْدَعاً وَ اجْعَلْهُ مُسْتَقَرّاً وَ لَا تَسْلُبَنَاهُ أَبَداً وَ لَا تَجْعَلْهُ مُسْتَعَاراً
وَ ارْزُقْنَا مُرَافَقَةَ وَلِيِّكَ الْهَادِي الْمَهْدِيِّ إِلَى الْهُدَى وَ تَحْتَ لِوَائِهِ
وَ فِي زُمْرَتِهِ شُهَدَاءَ صَادِقِينَ عَلَى بَصِيرَةٍ مِنْ دِينِكَ- إِنَّكَ عَلى‏ كُلِّ شَيْ‏ءٍ قَدِير
ReciteDua al Nudbah

It is recommended to congratulate the brethren-in-faith on this day by saying
اَلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ ٱلَّذِي جَعَلَنَا مِنَ ٱلْمُتَمَسِّكِينَ
alhamdu lillahi alladhi ja`alana min almutamassikina
Praise be to Allah Who has blessed us to be among those who cling and hold
بِوِلاَيَةِ مِيرِ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَٱلئِمَّةِ عَلَيْهِمُ ٱلسَّلاَمُ
biwilayati amiri almu'minina wal'a'immati `alayhim alssalamu
to the divinely commissioned leadership and authority of Amir al- Mu'mineen and all the Imams, peace be upon them all.

اَلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ ٱلَّذِي كْرَمَنَا بِهٰذَا ٱلْيَوْمِ
alhamdu lillahi alladhi akramana bihadha alyawmi
All praise be to Allah Who has honored us with this day
وَجَعَلَنَا مِنَ ٱلْمُوفِينَ بِعَهْدِهِ إِلَيْنَا
wa ja`alana min almufina bi`ahdihi ilayna
and included us with those who have fulfilled their promise to Him
وَميثَاقِهِ ٱلَّذِي وَاثَقَنَا بِهِ
wa mithaqihi alladhi wathaqana bihi
and their covenant made with Him;
مِنْ وِلاَيَةِ وُلاَةِ مْرِهِ
min wilayati wulati amrihi
that is the loyalty to His representatives
وَٱلْقَوَّامِ بِقِسْطِهِ
walquwwami biqistihi
and the establishers of His justice.
وَلَمْ يَجْعَلْنَا مِنَ ٱلْجَاحِدينَ
wa lam yaj`alna min aljahidina
He has not made us of the deniers
وَٱلْمُكَذِّبينَ بِيَوْمِ ٱلدِّينَ
walmukadhdhibina biyawmi alddini
and rejecters of the Judgment Day.

Repeat 100 times
اَلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ ٱلَّذِي جَعَلَ كَمَالَ دِينِهِ
alhamdu lillahi alladhi ja`ala kamala dinihi
All praise be to Allah Who has made the perfection of His religion
وَتَمَامَ نِعْمَتِهِ
wa tamama ni`matihi
and the completion of His grace
بِوِلاَيَةِ مِيرِ ٱلْمُؤمِنِينَ
biwilayati amiri almu'minina
in the leadership of the Commander of the Believers,
عَلِيِّ بْنِ بِي طَالِبٍ عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلاَمُ
`aliyyi bni abi talibin `alayhi alssalamu
`Ali the son of Abu talib, peace be upon him.

Form and enforce Brotherhood
by saying the following:
آخَيْتُكَ فِي ٱللَّهِ
akhaytuka fillahi
I declare my brotherhood with you for the sake of Allah,
وَصَافَيْتُكَ فِي ٱللَّهِ
wa safaytuka fillahi
I establish friendly terms with you for the sake of Allah,
وَصَافَحْتُكَ فِي ٱللَّهِ
wa safahtuka fillahi
I shake hands with you for the sake of Allah,
وَعَاهَدْتُ ٱللَّهَ وَمَلاَئِكَتَهُ
wa `ahadtu allaha wa mala'ikatahu
I promise Allah, His angels,
وَكُتُبَهُ وَرُسُلَهُ
wa kutubahu wa rusulahu
His Books, His Messengers,
وَنْبِيَاءَهُ وَٱلئِمَّةَ ٱلْمَعْصُومِينَ
wa anbiya'ahu wala'immata alma`sumina
His Prophets, and the Infallible Imams,
عَلَيْهِمُ ٱلسَّلاَمُ
`alayhim alssalamu
peace be upon them,
عَلَىٰ نِّي إِنْ كُنْتُ مِنْ هْلِ ٱلْجَنَّةِ وَٱلشَّفَاعَةِ
`ala anni in kuntu min ahli aljannati walshshafa`ati
that if I will be an inhabitant of Paradise, allowed to intercede for others,
وَاذِنَ لِي بِنْ دْخُلَ ٱلْجَنَّةَ
wa udhina li bi'an adkhula aljannata
and if I will be allowed Paradise,
لاَ دْخُلُهَا إِلاَّ وَنْتَ مَعِي
la adkhuluha illa wa anta ma`i
I will not enter it unless you accompany me therein.
The other party should then agree by saying,
قَبِلْتُ
qabilt(u)
I agree.
Then, the first party says,
سْقَطْتُ عَنْكَ جَمِيعَ حُقُوقِ ٱلاخُوَّةِ
asqattu `anka jami`a huquqi al'ukhuwwati
I thus release you from all the duties of fraternity
مَا خَلاَ ٱلشَّفَاعَةَ وَٱلدُّعَاءَ وَٱلزِّيَارَةَ
ma khala alshshafa`ata walddu`a'a walzziyarata
except intercession, supplication, and visiting the tombs of the Infallibles.