English Translation for the Dua of Ghadeer
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It has been related that whoever observes this prayer, will have the reward of one who has been in the presence of the Holy Prophet (saw) on the Day of Ghadir and has pledged his allegiance to Him concerning the wilayat of Moula Ali (asws). It is preferable to perform this 2 rakat prayer around noontime when RasoolAllah (saw) designated Moula Ali (asws) as Imam and caliph in Ghadir-e Khum. One should recite the surah of al-Qadr in the first rak at and the surah of al-Tawhid (Ikhlaas) in the second rak at of this prayer. After one has completed recitation of the 2 rakat prayer, he should sit up and recite the following dua;
O Allah I beseech Thee alone, because, verily, to Thee belongs all praise; Thou art Unique without a partner,
One who satisfies the needs of all for eternity, neither begets, nor begotten, and there is none likened unto Thee; and Muhammad (saw) is Thy servant and Messenger, Thy blessings be on Him and on His Progeny (asws)
O He who every day establishes His complete authority and through His complete authority I am protected and because of which I am amongst those who receive Thy response, follow Thy religion, and call unto Thee alone.
Thou aided me through Thy favours, generosity and kindness, from the moment of my birth,
There from Thy favours followed one another in succession, as did Thy forgiveness and mercy,
Thou, from my birth, continuously kept renewed the uninterrupted flow of favours, rewards and blessings. I was slow, forgetful, neglectful, careless and cold hearted, but Thou completed Thy favours, and always remembered me when Thou were granting favours and Thou bestowed them on me and guided me into their direction, so by Thy power it is as it should be. O my Allah, Master, and Lord, Thou brought Thy favours to fullness,
And did not withdraw any blessing from, till I breathed my last breath, Thou was pleased with me, verily Thou art the worthiest of all who grant favours, and it is Thou who perfected Thy blessings for me.
O Allah we paid attention, obeyed, and responded to Thy call, and it was also Thy favour to us therefore, praise is for Thee alone, we seek Thy pardon O our Lord, and unto Thee we shall return.
We believe in “One Allah who has no partner”, and in His Messenger, Muhammad, blessings of Allah be on Him and on His Progeny.
We stand up for and comply with Allah’s command, and follow the example of the Messenger in the matter of Moualat (authority) to our Moula and Moula of momineen (believers), Ameerul Momineen, Ali (asws) ibn Abi Talib (as), the servant of Allah, the brother of His Messenger, Sadiq e Akbar (most trustworthy), Hujjat (proof) over mankind, through whom, the Almighty helped and supported His Prophet and His manifest true religion, the sign of the divine system of life, approved by Allah, the trustee of His wisdom, the keeper of the ghayab (unseen) of Allah, the depository of the secrets of Allah, the trustee of Allah upon His (Allah) creation, the witness who bore witness to Him in the midst of His creation.
O Allah, our Lord, verily we have heard a “crier” calling unto faith: “Believe you in your Lord!” So we believed.
Our Lord! Therefore forgive us our sins, and remit from us our evil deeds, and make us die the death of the righteous.
Our Lord! And give us that which Thou has promised to us by Thy Messengers, bewilder us not on the Day of Judgement, verily, Thou does not break Thy promise.
O our Lord, it was Thy kindness and a favour that we acted in answer to Thy call and do exactly as Thy Messenger (saw) did, taking his words as true, which proves our belief that Ali (asws) is the Moula of momineen (believers); and we also denied and rejected “Jibt” and “Taghoot”, and let Him be our “most loving guardian”, acceptance of whose wilayat has distinguished us, and raised us on the occasion of “the last judgement” in the company of our Imams (asws);for this reason we believe in Them, rely on Them, and obey Them.
Whether alone, or in public, we are certain of Them; we have total faith in Them under all circumstances, in Their absence, during Their lifetime, and in Their departure from this world.
We are happy to have them as our guides and leaders, They are sufficient for us as a link between us and Allah, in exclusion of others, we do not accept any one in exchange as Their substitute, nor are we loyal to any other than Them
We turn to Allah, disassociating ourselves from the group of men and jinn who carried on hostilities against Them in every age.
We deny and reject Jibt, Taghoot and the four idols, and condemntheir henchmen and their followers, and every one, man or jinn, who supports them at any time from now until eternity,
O Allah we request Thee to be our witness that we were upright and firm in religion in the light of that which Muhammad wa Aal e Muhammad had set forth, blessings of Allah be on Him and on Them; we agree with that which They declared reasonable, our approach to religion is exactly the same which They taught by practice, whatever They said we say, we cherish that which They held dear, we deny that which They denied, we are fond of whomsoever They loved we hold as an enemy whomsoever They opposed, we condemn whomsoever They censured, we detest whomsoever They disliked, we are kind to whomsoever They treated with kindness.
We believe in, submit to, agree with, and follow in the footsteps of our Masters, blessings of Allah be on them.
O Allah keep us in this condition for ever, never withdraw it from us, let it stay stable with us, not as a passing phase.
Keep us alive always in this manner for as long as we are alive, make us die likewise when the time comes:
Aal e Muhammad, our Imams, so following Them as an example, befriending Them only, being hostile to Their enemies, who in fact are Thy (Allah’s) enemies, therefore, let us be with Them, in this world and in the Hereafter, and be among the favorites, because this alone will give us happiness, O the Most Merciful of all who show mercy!
Then he should observe sajda again, and say the following one hundred times:
Praise be to Allah
Thanks be to Allah