English Translation of the Ziarat for 15th Rajab
as narrated by Imam Hussain (asws)

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Shaykh al-Mufid has mentioned  in his  book of ‘al-Mazar’  a special  form  of ziyarah  that is  said at visiting the holy shrine of Imam al-Hussain (asws) at this night, which is called ‘al-Ghufaylah (the neglected night)” because the majority of people are unmindful of the merit of this night. When you want to visit Imam al-Hussain (asws)’s shrine on this night, enter the holy shrine and repeat the following statement three times:

Allah is the Greatest.

Then, stop at the tomb and say the following:

Salam be upon you all; O the Household of Allah.

Salam be upon you all; O the elite of Allah.

Salam be upon you all; O the best of Allah’s creation.

Salam be upon you all; O the masters of all masters. Salam be upon you all; O the lions of jungles.

Salam be upon you all; O the arks of redemption.

Salam be upon you; O Aba Abdullah al-Hussain (asws).

Salam and Allah’s mercy and blessings be upon you; O the inheritor of the knowledge of the Prophets.

Salam be upon you; O the inheritor of Adam (as), the elite of Allah.

Salam be upon you; O the inheritor of Nuh (as), the Prophet of Allah.

Salam be upon you; O Ibrahim (as), the intimate friend of Allah.

Salam be upon you; O the inheritor of Ismael (as), the slaughtered by Allah’s order.

Salam be upon you; O the inheritor of Musa (as), the spoken to by Allah.

Salam be upon you; O the inheritor of Isa (as), the spirit from Allah.

Salam be upon you; O the inheritor of Muhammad (saw), the dearly beloved by Allah.

Salam be upon you; O the son of Muhammad (saw) al Mustafa.

Salam be upon you; O the son of Ali (asws) al Murtaza

Salam be upon you; O the son of Fatima (sa) al Zahra

Salam be upon you; O the son of Khadijah (sa) al Kubra

Salam be upon you; O the martyr and the son of the martyr.

Salam be upon you; O the slain and the son of the slain.

Salam be upon you; O Wali  of Allah and the son of His (Allah’s) Wali.

Salam be upon you; O Hujjat (proof) of Allah and the son of His Hujjat (proof) over His creation.

I testify that you established the prayers, and you gave the zakat, And you enjoined the right, and you forbade the wrong And you were deprived of your parents, and you strove against your enemies.

And I testify that you can now hear the speech, and you can reply back, And you are verily the beloved of Allah and His intimate friend and selected servant And His elite and the son of His elite.

O my Moula and the son of my Moula: I am performing ziarat of you, because of my closeness to you, So, my master: intercede for me before Allah, And I also seek the intercession of your grandfather, the Master of the Prophets, before Allah, And I seek the intercession of your father, the Master of the Successors, And I seek the intercession of your mother, Syedatul Nisa al Alameen

Verily, may the lanaat of Allah be upon those who killed you And may the lanaat of Allah be upon those who oppressed you And may the lanaat of Allah be upon those who deprived you of your right and those who hated you from the past and the future generations.

May Allah send blessings upon our master, Muhammad (saw), and upon his Household (asws)—the immaculate and pure.

Then kiss the holy tomb and turn towards the tomb of Hazrat Ali (asws) ibn al-Hussain (asws) in order to visit him. And say the following there:

Salam be upon you; O my Moula and the son of my Moula.

May the lanaat of Allah be upon those who killed you.

And may the lanaat of Allah be upon those who oppressed you.

Verily, I seek nearness to Allah through my performing ziarat of you and showing my love for you all.

And I release myself before Allah from your enemies.

Salam and Allah’s mercy and blessings be upon you, O my Moula.

Then walk to the tombs of the martyrs—pleasure of Allah be upon them—and stop there and say the following:

Salam be upon the souls that are residing near the tomb of Aba Abdullah al-Hussain (asws)

Salam be upon you all; O the purified from impurities.

Salam be upon you all; O the rightly guided ones.

Salam be upon you al); O the pious ones of Allah.

Salam be upon you and upon the angels surrounding all your graves.

May Allah gather us along with you in the center of His mercy,

And under His Throne. Verily, He is the most Merciful of all those who show mercy.

Salam and Allah’s mercy and blessings be upon you.You may then walk to the holy mausoleum of al-Abbas  (as), son of Ameerul Momineen (asws), Salam be upon both of them.

When you reach there, you may stop at the gate of the dome and say the following:

Salam of Allah and Salam of His favorite angels, His commissioned prophets, His righteous servants, all the martyrs, and all the trustworthy ones and also pure, true blessings that come and go, be upon you; son of Ameerul Momineen (asws)

I testify to you of submission to the will of Allah, honest acceptance as true, loyalty, and sincerity with regard to the descendant of the commissioned Prophet—Salam of Allah be upon him and his Household—the chosen grandson of the Prophet, the well knowledgeable guide to the true religion, the conveying successor, and the wrongfully oppressed one.

So, Allah may reward you on behalf of His Messenger (saw), Ameerul Momineen (asws),Imam Hasan (asws) and Imam Hussain (asws) Salam of Allah be upon them,

With the best reward for your steadfastness, dedication to the sake of Allah, and support for the right party.

Very excellent be the reward of the eternal life.

May the lanaat of Allah be upon those who killed you.

And May the lanaat of Allah be upon him who ignored your right, And belittled your sanctity. And May the lanaat of Allah be upon those who stopped you from bringing the water of the River Euphrates.

I testify that you were killed while oppressed, and that Allah will verily fulfill His promise that He made with you.

Son of Ameerul Momineen (asws): I have come to you to present myself before you.

My heart is submissive to you and is following you. And I am your follower. I am ready to support you for as long as Allah orders me. He is surely the Best of those who order.

I am verily with you, not with your enemy.

I am one of those who believe in you and believe in your Return.

I also am one of those who deny those who opposed and killed you.

Allah will destroy those who killed you by their hands and those who killed you by their tongues (by giving orders of killing you.)

Then enter, throw yourself on the tomb, and say:

Salam be upon you; the righteous servant of Allah, the obedient to Allah, His Messenger (asws) , Ameerul Momineen (asws) al-Hasan (asws), and al-Hussain (asws), Salam and blessings of Allah be upon them.

Salam be upon You and the mercy and blessings of Allah be upon You forgiveness, and gratifications be upon you, your soul, and your body.

I testify, and call Allah to witness, that you abided by the same course that was taken by the warriors of the battle of Badr and those who struggle in the way of Allah who faithfully served Him in the battlefields against His enemies, did their bests for supporting His Auwliya (friends),and defended His beloved ones.

May Allah reward you the best, the maximum, the most abundant, and the most conclusive reward that He may give to anyone who fulfills his oath of allegiance, and answers the call of the religion, and obeys his divinely appointed leaders.

I testify that you served the Lord with extreme sincerity and exerted all your efforts in this regard.

Allah may attach you to the martyrs,add your soul to the souls of the happy ones, give you the largest abode in His Paradise and the most handsome room,  and exalt your remembrance in Illiyyin (the most elevated position), join you to the Prophets, the most trustworthy The martyrs, and the righteous ones.

Very excellent is the companionship of such ones.

I testify that you did not falter and did not turn away, and that you left this world with full awareness of the truth, following the examples of the righteous ones and followed the Prophets.

So, Allah may gather us with you, His Messenger (saw), and His Auwliya (friends) in the abodes of those who practiced humbly with their Lord.

He is certainly the most Merciful of all the merciful ones.

It is to your benefit to say this form of ziyarah while standing behind the holy tomb and facing the direction of the qibla, as is also advised by Shaykh al Toosi in his book of ‘Tahdhib al-Ahkam’. Then enter, throw yourself on the tomb, and say the following while facing the kiblah direction:

Salam be upon you; O the righteous servant of Allah.

You may then turn to the side of the head and offer a two-Rak`ah prayer. Afterwards, you may offer prayers as many as you wish. You may also supplicate Almighty Allah earnestly. After these prayers, you may say the following:

O Allah: please send blessings upon Muhammad (saw) and the Household of Muhammad (asws). and do not leave for me, in this honored place and glorified shrine, any sin that I did without forgiveness, any care without relief,  any illness without cure, any defect with covering up, any sustenance without expansion, any fear without protection, any disunity without reunification, any absent one without guarding and bringing him to me, and any single need, among the many needs of this life as well as the life to come, whose settlement achieves your gratification and my good, without settlement. O He Who is the most Merciful of all the merciful ones.

Then return to the tomb, stop at the side of the legs, and say the following:

Salam be upon you; O Abu’l-Fazl al-Abbas (as), son of Ameerul Momineen (asws)

Salam be upon you, son of the Master of the Successors

Salam be upon you, son of the first one to embrace of Islam, the first one who believed in Allah, the best one who served the religion of Allah, and the most careful for Islam.

I testify that you served Allah, His Messenger (saw), and your brother (asws) sincerely.

You were the most excellent consoling brother.

So, Allah’s lanaat be on the group who martyred you.

And Allah’s lanaat be on the group who wronged you.

And Allah’s lanaat be on the group who violated your sanctities and infringed the sanctity of Islam.

You were the most excellent steadfast fighter, protector, supporter, and brother who defended his brother, responded to the obedience to his Lord, and worked desirably for gaining the abundant reward, which others refused, and the nice tribute.i

So, Allah may attach you to the rank of your fathers in the gardens of bliss.

O Allah, I have done the pilgrimage to Your Auwliya (friends) out of my desire for winning your reward and my wish to recognize You and Your abundant benevolence.

So, I implore to You to send Your blessings to Muhammad (saw) and his immaculate Household (asws) and make my sustenance, by their intercession, flow copiously, my living delightful, my ziarat rewardable, and my life pleasant.

And make me take to the conduct of the honored ones and make me one of those who, as returning from the ziarat to the tombs of Your beloved ones, wins success and prosperity and deserves forgiveness of sin and covering up of defects, and relief of disasters

You are surely from Ahlul Taqwa (people of piety) and Ahlul Maghfirah (people of forgiveness).

If you intend to take leave, you may approach the holy tomb and say the following, which has been reported from Abu-Hamzah al-Thamali, and other scholars have referred to it:

I seek, through you, the guard and custody of Allah and I say: Salam be to you. We have believed in Allah and in His Messenger (saw) and in His Book and in that which he conveyed from Allah.

O Allah, record our names with the witnesses.

 O Allah, do not decree this ziarat to the shrine of the son of Your Messenger’s brother my last one.

Salam be upon him (i.e. the Messenger) and upon his Household.

Grant me opportunities to visit him so long as You keep me alive, and join me to him and his fathers in the gardens of Paradise, and introduce me to him, to Your Messenger (saw), and to Your Auwliya (friends).

O Allah, send Your blessings to Muhammad (saw) and the Household of Muhammad (asws)

and take me to you with firm belief in You, and acceptance  of Your Messenger (saw),and the wilayat of Ali (asws) ibn Abi Talib (as) and the Imams (asws) from his progeny; And disavowing their enemy.

My Lord, I have accepted such.

Allah may send blessings to Muhammad (saw) and the Household of Muhammad (asws).

Reference Mafatih al Jinan