English translation of the Ziarat of Syeda Sakina (sa)

English translation of Ziarat of Syeda Sakina (sa)

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O Allah Send blessings upon Muhammad (saw) and His Family (asws) and hasten Their return

Salam be upon You, O Daughter of the Chosen Prophet (saw)

Salam be upon You, O Daughter of the Wali al Murtaza (asws)

Salam be upon You, O Daughter of Batool , al Tahira, Fatima al Zahra (sa)

Salam be upon You, O Daughter of Khadija al Kubra (sa)

Salam be upon You, O Daughter of the Fifth of the People of the Cloak

Salam be upon You, O the one who was from the life’s  essence of the one covered with blood

Salam be upon You, O child of the one who was unjustly martyred in Karbala

Salam be upon You, O the beloved one of al Hussain (as) al Shaheed, may the salam, mercy and blessings of Allah be upon Him

Salam be upon You, O the one raised in Baitul Taqwa (house of piety)

Salam be upon You, O one whose parents are of the highest esteem

Salam be upon You, O small one of the Pillar of Guidance

Salam be upon You, O martyr of grief and mourning

Salam be upon You, O one who was patient while being martyred and who faced great adversities

Salam be upon You, O one who was persecuted while beseeching, may the mercy and blessings of Allah be upon You

Salam be upon You, O one who was mourning, grief-stricken, and lamenting

Salam be upon You, O the tearful imprisoned

Salam be upon You, O orphaned child

Salam be upon You, O the one who grieved over the loss of the one who showered Her with great love and affection

Salam be upon You, O the one whose heart was overcome with grief

Salam be upon You, O the one whose eyes overflowed with tears and whose grief tears the hearts apart due to the series of atrocities which occurred upon her in the land of torment, may the mercy and blessings of Allah be upon Her

Salam be on the one who was anguished and beaten

Salam be on the one who bent over the bodies of the slain

Salam be on the one whom was prevented from mourning and grieving

Salam be on the captive cut off from all allegiances

Salam be on the one who was distressed and aggrieved

Salam be on the one whose condition was rebuking and lamenting

Salam be on the one who did live long after the atrocity

Salam be on the one whose protector and guardian was removed, may the mercy and blessings of Allah be upon Her

My salam be upon  the one who was martyred in the most atrocious of ways

I grieve over the one whose distress is such an enormous calamity

When the darkness enveloped Her, when She was held in the House of Ruin in Sham with Her Aunt who gathered the orphans around Her, when the mourners became silent, when the breaths of grief and lamentation grew quiet, when They spent the night waiting for the dawn, and You, O Ruqayya, became frightened while sleeping and you began mourning and lamenting the loss of Your Father in the most somber of ways. When the sound reached the accursed yazid (la) and he ordered the bowl containing the head of the Martyr to be brought. Keeing his thoughts of what he was about to do to himself, he (la) began expressing great joy over your afflictions, showing the greatness of his injustices. He wanted to cut Your heart to pieces by doing such a thing that would cause even the iron and stone to crumble. Anguish casts its shadow on the ladies who descended from Hashim when they saw the head of the man of the piety and great courage. You kept looking upon the crown of dignity and the sight shook you, O Ruqayya, His beard was blood soaked, His lips hard pressed by the iron rod, and His cheeks dried by thirst, His eyes were transfixed on the heavens as He recited this oration:

 “O Lord I have been abandoned by all the creation when I loved You…,orphaned were my children so I may see You…, even if you were to cut me to pieces while I have love for You…,my heart still would not prefer anyone over You.”

Salam be on the one whose tongue cut the hearts to pieces

Salam be on the one who delivered such a speech in defense of the One whose cheeks were disheveled by dust, Your Father , the Father of Abdullah , al Hussain (asws)

It was then You called out:

O Father (asws)! Who caused Your virtuous beard to be soaked with blood?

Who severed Your holy neck?

Who made Me an orphan even though I am still a young child?

To You, O Ruqayya (sa), I express my bewilderment…how can I describe Your weeping?

Salam be on the one anxiously fell on the Head of Her Father

Salam be on the one whose agitated head was cradled

Salam be on the one whose condition spoke for Her

Salam be on the one whose soul ascended after falling on the Sacred Head

Salam be on the one whose awareness was devastated due to the nonstop marching

Salam be on the departed soul as it left the fractured body

Salam be on the soul that bid farewell to the mourning sounds

Salam be on the one who caused the women to weep due to the horrific nature of what they had witnessed which happened to Her and caused her to mourn when Her Father’s head was brought before Her

Imam Zainul Abideen (asws) said:

“Lift Her for Her soul has departed from this world…”..so they lifted You and You were no longer in this world…

Salam be on the one who deepened the atrocities of Ahlul Bayt (asws)

Salam be on the dignified soul

Salam be upon You, O imprisoned descendant of Hussain (asws)

Salam be upon You, O Daughter of the Noors of the Family of Muhammad (saw)

Salam be upon You, O Branch of the Tree descended from Ali (asws) and Fatima (sa)

O little one of Hussain (asws)…O Ruqayyah (sa) may the mercy and blessings of Allah be upon You

Our attrocities have intensified due to You, O Daughter of Hussain (aswS)

 Our tearfilled eyes are affixed on You

Our faces have become pale due to Our mourning over You

Our hearts have suffered because of the pointed, hidden animosity of the tyrannical Bani Ummayyah.

With unease, devotion, lamenting, and mourning, Our souls have gathered here in Your presence to mourn the purified Ahlul Bayt (asws)

Filled with complaint regarding the suffering, the grief , the painfilled atrocity, the suffocation of the separation from the warmth of Your affections. We beseech Allah to reward with bountiful rewards and return us to Him in good standing because of our having been separated from You

We beseech Allah through the status which you enjoy with Him,  through the honor which is before you, through the place from which your Noors illuminate, that you will intercede on behalf of the lowly sinner, the fugitive seeker of a safe haven, the heart-broken helpless supporter of yourselves, the repentant lover, who repents to Allah, the all-Knowing, the all-Seeing, so he may attain, through you, the perfect rewards of Ziyarats, so he may achieve success in his Hereafter when his rewards are doubled and sins forgiven, surely my Lord is most Gracious; surely He answers the pleas, and He is merciful, gracious

May the salam, mercy, and blessings of Allah be upon You, Syedati

I testify that you accepted whatever afflicted you, that you are alive according to the text of the Book (Qur’an), where the One Who is swift in reckoning says,

Think not of those who are slain in Allah’s way as dead. Nay, they live, finding their sustenance in the presence of their Lord; (Sura al Imran ayah 169)

O Allah! Bless Muhammad (saw) and the Family of Muhammad (asws)

Lord! I beseech You through the means of the great calamity and the momentous affliction, to what went on in Kerbala, to bless Muhammad and the Progeny of Muhammad, and to spare us the ills of everything that is evil, to overlook our own injustices, to strengthen us so we may resist the committing of what You abhor!

Lord! We direct ourselves to You through  the shock that caused Ruqayya (sa) to depart from this world, the orphan, through  the momentous atrocity, through the severe affliction, through the suffering of the glorified `Itra, through the pure soul of Sakina, persevering  and generous tears, through her status with which pleases You…, to fulfill our needs and those of momineen (believing men) and mominaat (believing women)