English translation of Ziarat Warith
(7th Ziarat of Imam Hussain asws)

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Sheikh Toosi has related in “Misbah al Mutahajjid from Safwan al Jammal that he said, “I took permission  from  Imam  Jafar  Sadiq  (asws)  to  make  ziarat  to  the  shrine  of  our  Master  Imam Hussain  (asws)  and  I  asked  Him  to  instruct  me  as  how  to  properly  make  ziarat.

Imam  Jafar Sadiq (asws) said, “O’Safwan! Fast for three days before your departure, perform ghusl on the third  day, gather  your  family  members  and  your  dependents  and  say  ,  “O’Allah!  I  entrust  to Thee .(say the name of each person) (Allahuma inni astawdi uka.)

Then Imam (asws) taught Safwan a dua to recite when he reaches the Euphrates and added, “Perform  ghusl  in  that  river,  verily  My  Father  (asws)  narrated  from  His  Forefathers  (asws)  that RasoolAllah (saw) said, “Surely, this Son of Mine, Hussain (asws), will be killed after Me on the banks of the Euphrates. Therefore, whoever performs ghusl in the Euphrates and then makes ziarat  of  His  Shrine,  his  sins  will  be  removed  and  he  will  become  just  like  one  who  was  just born.”

While you are performing ghusl in Euphrates, you should recite the following:


In the name of the Lord and from the essence of the Lord, 0′ my Lord declare this ghusl bright, sacred and a treatment for all diseases and troubles

O’ my Lord protect me from evil purify my heart and open my chest and make things easy for me

And  when  you  get  through  with  performing  ghusl,  wear  two  pieces  of  pure  clothes  and  say two rak’ats of prayer outside the Mashra’ah which is the place about which Allah, the Exalted says in the Qur’an , “And in the earth there are tracts side by side and gardens of grapes and corn  and  palm  trees  having  one  root  and  (others)  having  distinct  roots– they  are  watered with one water, and We make some of them excel others in fruit; most surely there are signs in  this  for  a people  who  understand.”  (Sura  ar-Raad  ayah  4)So,  when  you  get  through  with  the prayer, go towards the shrine calmly and tranquilly with short steps, for Allah, the Exalted will record for you a major hajj and a minor hajj (‘umrah) for each step. Walk with humble heart, weeping eyes and frequently say:

Allah is the greatest and there is no god except Allah and praise Allah, ask Allah to grant His Blessings upon the Prophet (saw) and His Progeny (asws) in particular Imam Hussain (asws). Also call down curses (lanat) from Heaven upon the killers of Imam Hussain (asws) frequently, and show disgust with those who established the foundation of oppression upon the Ahlul Bayt (asws) of RasoolAllah (saw). So when you get the gateway of the shrine stop and say:

Allah is the greatest and all praise be unto Him and glory and praise be unto Him morning and evening

Praise be to Allah, the 0ne Who guided us to this affair and certainly we would have not been guided, had Allah not guided us. Surely, the Messengers of our Lord have brought Haq (truth).

Then say:

Peace be upon You O RasoolAllah (saw) Peace be upon You O Prophet of Allah

Peace be upon You O Seal of all Prophets

Peace be upon You O Master of the Messengers

Peace be upon You O Beloved of Allah

Peace be upon You O Ameerul  Momineen (asws)

Peace be upon You O Master of Successors

Peace be upon You O Leader of the people with bright shining foreheads

Peace be upon You O Son of Fatima Zahra (sa) Syedatul Nisa al Alameen

Peace be upon the Imams (asws) from Your Offspring

Peace be upon You O Successor of Ameerul Momineen (asws)

Peace be upon O Trustworthy and Martyred

Peace be upon You O angels of Allah who lives on this sacred place

Peace be upon You O Angels of Allah who surround the grave of Imam Hussain (asws) peace be upon you and I send my greetings (salam) upon this Imam (asws) and on you for as long as I am alive

After that say:

Peace be upon You O Abaa Abdullah

Peace be upon You O Son of RasoolAllah (saw)

Peace be upon You O Son of Ameerul Momineen

I testify that I am Your slave and a son of your slave (my father was your slave) and son of your female  slave (my mother was your slave). I am the friend of Your friends and the enemy of Your enemies and I have come to Your place. I seek shelter in Your shrine and request Your permission to enter for this is my greatest desire. Will You fulfill my greatest desire?

May I enter O RasoolAllah (saw)?

May I enter O Prophet of Allah (saw)?

May I enter O Ameerul Momineen  (asws)?

May I enter O Master of Successors?

May I enter O Syedatul Nisa al Alameen (sa)?

May I enter O my Master O Abaa Abdullah?

May I enter O my Master O Son of RasoolAllah (saw)?

If your heart becomes pained and tears flow from your eyes, it means that you have been given permission to enter. So go inside and say:

Praise to Allah who is unique, one who guided me towards Your Wilayat and chose me to perform Your ziarat and made my way to You easy, salam be upon You

Then go to the doorway of the shrine, stop opposite to the head side of the grave, and say:

Peace be upon You, O inheritor of Adam (as), the chosen one of Allah

Peace be upon You, O inheritor of Nuh (as), the prophet of Allah

Peace be upon You, O inheritor of Ibrahim (as), the beloved friend of Allah

Peace be upon You, O inheritor of Musa (as), who received direct communication from Allah

Peace be upon You, O inheritor of Isa (as), Roohullah  (spirit of Allah)

Peace be upon You, O inheritor of Muhammad (saw), the beloved of Allah

Peace be upon You, O inheritor of Ali (asws), Ameerul Momineen  and Wali of Allah

Peace be upon You, O son of Muhammad (saw) al Mustafa (the chosen)

Peace be upon You, O son of Ali (asws) al Murtaza( the one accepted by Allah)

Peace be upon You, O son of Fatimah (sa) al Zahra

Peace be upon You, O son of Khadijah (sa) al Kubra,

Peace be upon You, O You, the one who will be avenged by Allah, and O son of the martyr the one who will be avenged by Allah.

I bear witness that You established prayer and paid zakat

And enjoined man to do good, And forbade them for doing wrong, And obeyed Allah and His messenger with absolute certainty,

Lanaat of Allah be upon the people who killed You, Lanaat of Allah be upon the people who wronged You, Lanaat of Allah be upon the people who felt happy upon hearing about your death,

O my master, O Aba Abdullah (asws)! I bear witness that You were noor before and during Your era,

The stains of ignorance never touched You and the garment of disbelief never did cast its shadow upon You,

I bear witness that you are the pillar of the religion and leader of momineen (believers)

I bear witness that truly, You are the righteous imam, al Taqi, al Reza, al Zaki, al Hadi (guide), al Mahdi (awaited one)

And I bear witness, that the nine Aimmah (asws) who are Your descendants are words of piety,the banners of guidance, the strong rope and the hujjat (proof) of Allah upon the whole world.

And that I call as my witness, Allah and His angels, Prophets and messengers,

That I have faith in You, and I believe in your resurrection, and I am convinced of the laws of my religion and the results of my actions

And that my heart surrenders to You, and my affairs are in obedience to your command.

May Allah bless Them and Their souls and Their bodies  and what is visible and what is unseen (ghayab) and what is apparent (zahir) and what is hidden (batin) After that cling to the grave, kiss it and say:

May my parents be sacrificed on You O Son of RasoolAllah (saw)

May my parents be sacrificed on You O Abaa Abdullah

Great is Your sorrows and Your sufferings are unbearable for all of the peoples of the heavens and the earth

May the lanaat of Allah be upon those who fought with You

O my Master O Abaa Abdullah  I have come to Your sacred and blessed shrine

I ask You for the sake of Allah and the sake of Your status before Allah

Send blessings upon Muhammad  (saw) wa Aal e Muhammad  (asws) and associate me with You in this world and the hereafter

Then rise and say two rak’ats of prayer near the head side of the grave, reciting in it any surah you wish. When you get through with the prayer, say:

O Allah I prayed salat and performed rukoo and sajood for You alone. There is no partner for You. Prayer (salat), rukoo, and sajda are for none other than You for You are Allah and there is no god other than You

O Allah! Send blessings on Muhammad (saw) wa Aal e Muhammad  (asws) and make the best form of greetings and salutations reach to Them from me and also send back to me Their greetings and salutations

O Allah! These 2 rakat of prayer are a gift from me in the service of my Master Hussain (asws) bin Ali (asws)

O Allah! Send blessings upon Muhammad (saw) wa Aal e Muhammad (asws)

And accept from me and reward me for that to the extend of my greatest desires and hopes from You and Your Wali!

O Wali of Momineen (believers)

Then rise and go to the foot side of the Imam (asws)’s grave, stand near the head side of Hz Ali (asws) ibn al-Hussain (asws)’s grave, and say:

Peace be upon You O Son of RasoolAllah (saw)

Peace be upon You O Son of the Prophet of Allah (saw)

Peace be upon You O Son of Ameerul Momineen (asws)

Peace be upon You O Son of Hussain (asws) the martyred

Peace be upon You O One who was martyred

Peace be upon You O One who was oppressed and the Son of the One who was oppressed

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 which heard of Your oppression and were pleased with it

After that cling to the grave, kiss it, and say:

Peace be You O Wali of Allah, the Son of His Wali

Great is Your sorrows and Your sufferings are unbearable for us and all of the muslims

May the lanaat of Allah be upon those who killed You and I disassociate myself before Allah and You from them in this world and in the hereafter

Then get out through the gate near the foot side of Hazrat Ali (asws) ibn al-Hussain (asws)’s grave, face the graves of the other martyrs, and say:

Peace be upon You O Friends and Beloved of Allah

Peace be upon You O Adorers of Allah and those who are sincerely attached to Him

Peace be upon You O helpers of the religion of Allah

Peace be upon You O helpers of RasoolAllah (saw)

Peace be upon You O helpers of Ameerul Momineen (asws)

Peace be upon You O helpers of Fatima (sa) Syedatul Nisa al Alameen

Peace be upon You O helpers of Abu Muhammad al Hasan (asws) son of Ali (asws) who is the Wali of Allah and Guide

Peace be upon  You O helpers  of Aba Abdullah may my father and mother be sacrificed for you.

Verily You were pure and the earth You were killed in is pure. You attained a great victory for the believers. I wish I had been with You so that I would be counted amongst those who were martyred

Then go to the head side of the Imam (asws)’s holy grave and pray a lot for yourself, your family members, your parents and momin (believing) brothers, for in that holy shrine no request will be rejected.

Author’s note: This ziyarat is known as the Ziyarat of Warith and its reference  is Misbah  al- Mutahajjid by Shaykh Tusi, which is one of the highly reliable books for the scholars. This ziyarat is directly cited from this book.

Reference Mafatih al Jinan