English translation of Ziarat of RasoolAllah (saw)

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Abu Abdullah Imam Jafar Sadiq (asws) said: “Perform ghusl before going to or entering in Medina. Then proceed to the grave of RasoolAllah (saw) and say salam to Him. Then proceed to the pillar that is on the right side by the head of the grave. Stand there with your left shoulder towards the grave, your right shoulder towards the pulpit of the Prophet (saw), and face qiblah. This is the spot nearest to the head of RasoolAllah (saw).”

Then recite:

 I testify that there is no god save Allah; He is One; there is no partner with Him.

I testify that You are His Messenger, and You are Muhammad (saw) son of Abdullah; and I testify that You had delivered the Message of Your Lord, advised and warned Your Ummah like a sincere friend,  and strived, leaving no stone unturned, against heavy odds, in the way of Allah, with wisdom, and good advice. Strong and powerful support was put at Your disposal from al Haq (Allah),  and You were kind and compassionate to the momineen (believers), but were harsh with the kafireen (disbelievers), and had sincerely served Allah, until what was certain came to You.

 Therefore, Allah made You reach the highest stage of glory and honor.

 All praise is for Allah alone who saved us through You from the shirk and deviation

O Allah! Send blessings on Muhammad (saw) and on the Progeny of Muhammad (asws). Your blessings, and the blessings of Your Angels, and of Your Prophets and Messengers,  And of Your pious servants, and of the people of the heavens and the earths,   and of those who glorify Thee, O the Lord of the worlds, from times of old and the present times, be upon Muhammad (saw), Your servant and Messenger,  Your Prophet, Your trustee, Your complier, Your beloved, Your chosen, purified by Thee, Your preferred, the best essence from Thee, Your best from amongst the creation,  and gave him surpassing superiority and eminence in wisdom and character, subtle ways and means, highest stations, and put him on the pedestal of praiseworthy fame and fortune; the men of old and the men of later time were envious of His status.

O Allah! Thou said, “And if, when they had wronged themselves, they had but come unto you and asked forgiveness of Allah, and asked forgiveness of the Messenger, they would have found Allah Forgiving, Merciful.”  (Quran Sura Nisa ayah 64)

O Allah, therefore I turn repentant to Your Prophet (saw), asking pardon for my sins, send blessings on Muhammad (saw) and on His Progeny (asws) and forgive me.

O my Master, we turn towards the Most praised Allah, our Lord and Your Lord and ask forgiveness through You so that our sins may be forgiven.

Then the Imam (asws) continued: “Place your back towards the grave and face towards the direction of qiblah, raise your hands and ask for your request. If you do this, then inshaAllah your request will be granted.”

Ref: Kamil al Ziarat