At the Shrine

Walk with bare feet, with calmness, dignity, exaltation, acclamation and glorification (of God). Take short steps and while you are entering (the holy shrine) say: Bismillaahir-Rah'maanir-Rah'eem Bismil-Laahi wa-Billaahi wa-

'Alaa Millati Rasoolil-Laahi S'allal-Laahu wa-Aalih. Ash-hadu an-Laa Ilaaha Wah'dahoo Laa Shareeka Lahoo wa Ash-hadu Anna Muh'ammadan 'Abduhoo Wa-Rasooluhoo wa Anna 'Allyyan Waliyyu'l-Laah. "In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful. In the name of God and by God and to the nation of God's Prophet: God's blessings be upon him and his Household (MGB). I bear witness that there is no god but God. He is One and He has no partners. And I bear witness that Muhammad is His Servant and His Messenger. And I bear witness that Ali is God's friend." Then walk until you stop at his tomb. Then face him by turning your back towards the Qibla (prayer direction) and say: Ash-hadu An Laa Ilaaha Illal-Laahu Wah'dahoo Laa Shareeka Lahoo wa-Ash-hadu Anna Muh'ammadan 'Abduhoo wa Rasooluhoo wa-Annahoo Sayyidu'l-Awwaleena wal-Aakhireena.

wa-Annahoo Sayyidul-Anbiyaa 'I wa'l-Mursaleen. I bear witness that there is no god but God, the One; and there are no partners for Him. I bear witness that Muhammad is His Servant and His Messenger. Verily, he is the Master of all those of old and those of later times. Verily, he is the Master of the Prophets and the Messengers.

Allaahumma S'alli 'Alaa Muh'ammadin 'Abdika wa-Rasoolika wa-Nabiyyika wa-Sayyidi Khalqika Ajma'eena S'alaatan Laa Yaqwaa 'Alaa Ih's'aa'ihaa Ghayruka. O God! God's Blessings be upon Muhammad-Thy Servant; Thy Messenger, Thy Prophet and the Master of all Thy creatures-blessings that no one but Thee can measure.

Allaahumma S'alli 'Alaa Ameeril-Mu'mineena Abee T'aalibin 'Abdika wa-Akhee Rasoolika'l-Ladhi-Ntajabtahoo Bi'ilmika wa-Ja'altahoo Haadiyan liman Shrta Min Khalqika wa'd-Daleela 'Alaa Man Ba'athtahoo Bi-Risaalaatika Wa Dayyaanad-Deeni BiJAdlika Wa-Fas'li Qad'aa'ika Bayna Khalqika wa'l-Muhaymini Alaa Dhaalika Kullihee wa's Salaamu 'Alayhi Wa-Rah'matul-Laahi Wa-Barakaatuh. O God! God's blessings be upon the Commander of the Faithful - Ali ibn Abi Talib, Thy servant, the brother of Thy Messenger, whom Thou elected by Thy Knowledge, whom Thou established as a guide (to show the right path) to those of Thy creatures1, and as evidence for those whom Thou appointed to (deliver) Thy Message. And he2 managed the affairs of the religion according to Thy (system of) justice, and applied Thy judgements (to settle the issues which cropped up) among the people - whom Thee predominated thereon. And also God's mercy and blessings be upon him.

________________________ 1 who want to be led aright. 2 Ali ibn Abi Talib (MGB).

Allaahumma S'alli 'Alaa Faat'imata Binti Nabiyyika wa Zawjati Waliyyika wa-Ummis-Sibt'ayni al-H'asani wag H'usayni Sayyiday Shabaabi Ahlil-Jannah At'-T'uhratit'- T'aahiratil-Mut'ahharatit-Taqtlyyatin-Naqiyyatir-Raad'iyatiz Zakiyyati Sayyidati Nisaa Ahlil-Jannati Ajma'eena S'alaatan Laa Yaqwaa 'Alaa Ih's'aa'ihaa Ghayruk. O God! (Please) send blessings upon Fatimah, the daughter of Thy Prophet, the wife of Thy friend, the mother of the two grandsons1, Hassan and Hussein, the Masters of Youth in Heaven. She is clean, immaculate, purified, pious, pure, content, sinless - the Master of all the Women of Heaven -blessings which no one but Thee can measure. Allaahumma S'alli 'Alai-H'asani wal-H'usayni Sibt'ay Nabiyyika wa-SayyicZay Shabaabi Ahlil-Jannatil-Qaa'imayni Fee Khalqika wad-Daleelayni 'Alaa Man Ba'athta Bi Risaalaatika wa-Dayyaanayid-Deeni Bi-'Adlika wa-Fas'lay Qad'aa'ika Bayna Khalqik.

O God! (Please) send blessings upon Hassan and Hussein; the two grandsons of Thy Prophet, the Masters of Youth in Heaven; Thy two established authorities among Thy creatures: And they are established as two proofs for those

________________________ 1 Of the Prophet (MGB).

whom Thou appointed them to (deliver) Thy Message to. And they are the two who managed the affairs of the religion according to Thy (system of) justice, and applied Thy judgements (to settle the issues which cropped up) among Thy creatures. Allaahumma S'alli 'Alaa 'Abdikal Qaa'imi Fee Khalqika Wad-Daleeli 'Alaa Man Ba'athta Bi Risalaatika wa-Dayyaanid-Deeni Bi-'Adlika wa-Fas'li Qad'aa'ika Bayna Khalqika Sayyidil-'Aabideen.

O God! (Please) send blessings upon Ali ibn al-Hussein, Thy servant, Thy established authority among Thy creatures and as proof for those to whom Thee appointed him to (deliver) Thy Message to. And he managed the affairs of the religion according to Thy (system of) justice, and applied Thy judgements (to settle the issues which cropped up) among Thy creatures. He is the Master of the Worshippers. Allaahumma S'alli 'Alaa Muh'ammadib-Ni 'Aliyyin 'Abdika wa-Khaleefatika Fee Ard'ika Baaqiri Ylmin-Nabiyyeen. O God! (Please) send blessings upon Muhammad bin Ali - Thy servant; Thy representative on Earth; and the dissector of the Knowledge of the Prophets1.

________________________ 1 Deeply versed in the knowledge of the Prophets (MGB).

Allaahumma S'alli 'Alaa Jafarib-Ni Muh'ammadinis'-Saadiqi 'Abdika wa-Waliyyi Deenika Wa-H'ujjatika 'Alaa Khalqika Ajma'eena As'-S'aadiqil-Baarr. (Please) send blessings upon Ja'far ibn Muhammad C God! as-Sadiq - Thy servant; the defender of Thy religion; and Thy prof for all Thy creatures. He is the truthful, and the righteous. Allaahumma S'alli 'Alaa Moosab-Ni Ja farin 'Abdikas'-S'aalih'i Wa-Lisaanika Fee Khalqika An-Naat'iqi Bi-H'ukmika wal H'ujjati 'Alaa Bariyyatik. C God! (Please) send blessings upon Musa ibn Ja'far - Thy devoted servant; Thy tongue for Thy creatures speaking by Thy authority, and the proof for all Thy creatures.

Allaahumma S'alli 'Alaa Moosar-Rid'al-Murtad'aa 'Abdika wa-Waliyyi Deenika al-Qaa'imi BiJAdlika wad-Daa'ee Ilaa Deenika Wa-Deeni Aabaa'ihis'-S'aadiqeena S'alaatan Laa Yaqwaa 'Alaa Ghayruk. O God! (Please) send blessings upon AN ibn Musa al-Reza1 -the absolute model of contentment - Thy devoted servant; the defender of Thy religion; Thy established authority of Thy justice; the caller to Thy religion and the religion of his

________________________ 1 who pleased Thee most.

truthful forefathers - blessings that no one but Thee can measure. Allaahumma S'alli 'Alaa Muh'ammadib-Ni 'Abdika wa-Waliyyika al-Qaa'imi Bi-Amrika wad-Daa'ee Ilaa Sabeelik. O God! (Please) send blessings upon Muhammad ibn Ali - Thy servant; Thy established defender by Thy decree; the caller to Thy path. Allaahumma S'alli 'Alaa Muh'ammadin 'Abdika wa-Waliyyika al-Qaasimi Bi-Amrika wad-Daa'ee Ilaa Sabeelik. O God! (Please) send blessings upon Ali ibn Muhammad - Thy servant; Thy established authority defending Thy decree and the caller to Thy path. Allaahumma S'alli Aliyyini1JAamili Bi Amrika al-Qaa'imi Fee Khalqika wa-H'uliatikal-Mu'addee 'An Nabiyyika wa-Shaahidika 'Alaa Khalqika al-Makhs'oos'i Bi Karaamatika ad-Daa'ee Ilaa T'aa'atika wa-T'aa'ati Nabiyyika S'alawaatuka 'Alayhim Ajma'een. O God! (Please) send blessings upon al-Hassan ibn Ali - the agent acting upon Thy decrees; the established authority over Thy creatures; Thy proof acting on behalf of Thy Prophet; Thy witness for Thy creatures; the exclusive (receiver) of Thy munificence. He is the caller to Thy obedience and obedience to Thy Prophet. May Thou send blessings upon them all.

Allaahumma S'alli 'Alaa H'ujjatika wa-Waliyyika al-Qaa'imi Fee Khalqika S'alaatan Taa(a)mmatan Naamiyatan Baaqiyatan Tu'ajjilu Bihaa Farajahoo wa-Tans'uruhoo Bihaa Wa Taj'alunaa Ma'ahoo Fid-Dunyaa wal-Aakhirah. O God! (Please) send blessings to Thy proof1; Thy established authority over Thy creatures: Blessings so perfect, developed and lasting by which Thee may expedite his arrival and make him victorious. And make us accompany him 2 in this world and the Hereafter. Allaahumma Innee Ataqarrabu Ilayka Bi-H'ubbihim wa Uwaalee Waliyyahum wa-U'aadee 'Aduwwahum Far-Zuqnee Bihim Khayrad-Dunyaa wal-Aakhirati Was'-Rif 'Annee Bihim Sharrad-Dunyaa wal-Aakhirati Wa-Ahwaala Yawmil Qiyaamah.

O God! I seek Thy nearness through my love for them. I am friends with their friends and oppose their enemies. Therefore grant me the good of this world and the Hereafter on their account. And on their account, fend off the evils of this world and the Hereafter from me, and the dreadful fright on the Judgement Day.

________________________ 1 Refers to Imam Mehdi (MGB). 2 Imam Mehdi (MGB).

Then you sit near the position of his head and say: As-Salaamu 'Alayka Yaa Waliyyal-Laahi, As-Salaamu 'Alayka Yaa H'uliatal-Laahi, As-Salaamu 'Alayka Yaa Nooral-Laahi Fee Z'ulumaatil-Ard'i, As-Salaamu 'Alayka Yaa 'Amoodad Deen. O the friend of God! Peace be upon you! O the proof of God! Peace be upon you! O the light of God in the darkness of the Earth! Peace be upon you! O the pillar of the religion! As-Salaamu 'Alayka Yaa Waaritha Aadama S'afwatil-Laahi, As-Salaamu 'Alayka Yaa Waaritha Nooh'in Nabiyyil-Laahi, As Salaamu 'Alayka Yaa Waaritha Ibraaheema Khaleelil-Laahi, As-Salaamu 'Alayka Yaa Waaritha Ismaa'eela Dhabeeh'il-Laah, Peace be upon you! O the inheritor of Adam - chosen by God! Peace be upon you! O the inheritor of Noah - the Prophet of God! Peace be upon you! O the inheritor of Abraham - the friend of God! Peace be upon you! O the inheritor of Ishmael - the offering to God!

As-Salaamu 'Alayka Yaa Waaritha Moosaa Kaleemil-Laahi, As Salaamu 'Alayka Yaa Waaritha Eesaa Rooh'il-Laahi, As Salaamu 'Alayka Yaa Waaritha Muh'ammadin Rasoolil-Laah.

Peace be upon you! O the inheritor of Moses - the interlocutor of God! Peace be upon you! O the inheritor of Jesus - the spirit of God! Peace be upon you! O the inheritor of Muhammad - the Prophet of God! As-Salaamu 'Alayka Yaa Waaritha Ameeril-Mu'min eena Waliyyil-Laahi wa-Was'iyyi Rasooli 'Aalameena, As-Salaamu 'Alayka Yaa Waaritha Faat'imataz Zahraa As-Salaamu 'Alayka Yaa Waarithal-H'asani wal H'usayni Sayyiday Shabaabi Ahlil-Jannah Peace be upon you! O the inheritor of the Commander of the Faithful - Ali the friend of God and the Testamentary Trustee of the Messenger of the Lord of the two worlds! Peace be upon you! O the inheritor of Fatimah az-Zahra1! Peace be upon you! O the inheritor of al-Hassan and al-Hussein - the Masters of Youth in Paradise! As-Salaamu 'Alayka Yaa Waaritha Zaynil-Aabideena, As-Salaamu 'Alayka Yaa Waaritha Muh'ammadib-Ni Baaqiri Ilmil-Awwaleena wal Aakhireena, As-Salaamu 'Alayka Yaa Waaritha Jafarib-Ni Muh'ammadinis'-S'aadiqil-Baarri, As-Salaamu 'Alayka Yaa Waaritha Moosab-Ni Jafar.

________________________ 1 The shining.

Peace be upon you! O the inheritor of AU ibn al-Hussein - the adornment of the worshippers! Peace be upon you! O the inheritor of Muhammad ibn Ali - the dissector versed in the knowledge of those of old and those of later times! Peace be upon you! O the inheritor of Ja'far ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq -the virtuous! Peace be upon you! O the inheritor of Musa ibn Ja'far! As-Salaama 'Alayka Ayyuhas'-S'iddeeqush-Shaheedu, As Salaamu 'Alayka Ayylthal-Was'iyyul-Baarrut-Taqiyyu, As Salaamu 'Alayk Peace be upon you! O the truthful martyr! Peace be upon you! O the virtuous and pious trustee! Peace be upon you! Ashhadu Annaka Qad Aqamtas'-S'alaata wa-Aataytaz-Zakaata wa-Amarta Bil-Ma'roofi wa-Nahayta 'Anil-Munkari wa Abadtal-Laaha Mukhlis'an H'attaa Ataakal-Yaqeen. As Salaamu 'Alayka Yaa Abal-H'asani Wa-Rah'matul-Laahi Wa Barakaatuh, Innahoo H'ameedun Majeed.

I bear witness that it was indeed you who established prayers, paid the alms-tax, commanded to do right, admonished against doing wrong and sincerely served God until what is sure to come happened to you. O Abal Hassan (Imam Reza (MGB))! Peace be upon you! And the grace of God and His blessings be upon you, For He is indeed worthy of all praise, full of all glory!

La'anal-Laahu Ummatan Qatalatka, La'anal-Laahu Ummatan Z'alamatka, La'anal-Laahu Ummatan Assasat Asaasaz'-Z'ulmi wal-Jawri wal-Bid'ati 'Alaykum Ahlal-Bayt. May God's curse be upon the people who murdered you! May God's curse be upon the people who oppressed you! May God's curse be upon the people who established the foundations of oppression, tyranny and innovation against you-members of the Household (of the Prophet) (MGB)!" Then you touch the tomb and say: Allaahumma Ilayka S'amadtu Min Ard'ee Wa-Qat'a'tul-Bilaada Rajaa'a Rah'matika Falaa Tukhayyibnee wa-Laa Taruddanee Bi-Ghayri Qad'aa'i H'aajatee Warh'am Taqallubee 'Alaa Qabrib-Ni Akhee Rasoolika S'alawaatuka 'Alayhi wa-Aalih. "O God! I set out towards Thee from my homeland, and passed through many towns with the hope of receiving Thy mercy. Please do not disappoint me, and do not send me back without having my needs fulfilled. Have mercy upon my turning towards the tomb of the son of Thy Messenger's brother. May Thy blessings be upon him and his Household (MGB).

Bi-Abee Anta Wa-Ummee Yaa Mawlaaya Ataytuka Zaa'iran Waafidan 'Aa'idham-Mimmaa Janaytu 'Alaa Nafsee Wah'tat'abtu 'Alaa Z'ahree Fakun Lee Shaafi'an Ilal-Laahi Yawma Faqree wa-Faaqatee Falaka 'Indal-Laahi Maqaamun Mah'moodun wa-Anta 'Indahoo Wajeeh. O my Master! May my parents be your ransom! I have come to visit you and I have arrived. I seek refuge in you from whatever crimes I have committed against myself - the burden of which I carry on my back. Then (please) intercede with God on my behalf on the Day of my poverty and destitution as you enjoy an especial praiseworthy position in the presence of God. He considers you to be an eminent man.

Then you raise your right hand up and extend your left hand towards the tomb and say: Allaahumma Innee Ataqarrabu Ilayka Bi-H'ubbihim wa Biwilaayatihim, Atawallaa Aakhirahum Bimaa Tawallaytu Bihee Awwalahum wa-Abra'u Min Kulli Waleejatin Doonahum. O God! I seek Thy nearness through my love and friendship for them.1 I love the last one of them as much as I love the first one, and avoid any intimate friendship with anyone but them.2

________________________ 1 Members of the household of the prophet 2 Members of the household of the prophet

Allaahummal'Anil-Ladheena Baddaloo Ni'mataka wat Tahamoo Nabiyyaka wa-Jah'adoo bi-Aayaatika wa-Sakhiroo bi Imaamika wa-H'amalun-Naasa 'Alaa Aktaafi Aali Muh'ammad. Allaahumma Innee Ataqarrabu Ilayka bil-La'nati 'Alayhim wal Baraasati Minhum Fid-Dunyaa wal-Aakhirati Yaa Rah'maan. My God! (Please) curse those who altered Thy blessings, accused Thy Prophet, denied Thy verses, mocked Thy appointed leader, 1 and placed the burden of the people upon the shoulders of the members of the Household of Muhammad (MGB). O God! I seek Thy nearness by cursing them (your enemies), and by staying away from them in this world and in the Hereafter, O the Beneficent! Then you turn towards the position of his feet and say:

S'allal-Laahu 'Alayka Yaa Abal-H'asani, S'allal-Laahu 'Alaa Rooh'ika wa-Badanika, S'abarta wa-Antas'-S'aadiqul Mus'addaqu Qatalal-Laahu Man Qatalaka bil-Aydee wal-Alsun.

O Abal Hassan! May God's blessings be upon you! May God's blessings be upon your spirit and your body! You persevered. You were truthful and your truthfulness has been confirmed. May God curse whoever martyred you with his hands and tongue.2

________________________ 1 Imam Reza (MGB). 2 Who orderd that you be martyreda and who carried out this order ( 42 )

Then supplicate and curse the murderer of the Commander of the Faithful (MGB) and the murderers of al-Hassan (MGB), al-Hussein (MGB) and all those who murdered the members of the Household of the God's Messenger (MGB). Then turn towards the position of his head from behind his back and offer two units of prayers. Recite the chapters "Fatihah" (No. 1) and "YaSin" (No. 36) in the first unit, and recite the chapters "Fatihah" and "Rahman" (No. 55) in the second unit. But if you have not memorized them recite the chapter "Ikhlas" (No. 112) in both units. And pray for the believing men and women, and especially pray for your parents. Also make an effort to say supplications, cry, and pray a lot for yourself, your parents and all your brethren. And stay near the position of his head as much as you wish. And you must say your prayers at the tomb.

Farewell

Then when you decide to say farewell recite:

As-Salaamu 'Alayka Yaa Mawlaaya wabna Mawlaaya Wa Rah'matul-Laahi Wa-Barakaatuh. Anta Lanaa Junnatun Minal-Adhaabi wa-Haadhaa Awaanun-S'iraafee Anka In Kunta Adhinta Lee Ghayra Raaghibin 'Anka wa-Laa Mustabdilin Bika Walaa Mu'thirin 'Alayka Walaa Zaahidin Fee Qurbik. O Master! O the son of my Master! Peace be upon you! And may the grace of God and His blessings be upon you. You are the armour against the Punishment for us. And now it is time for me to leave you if you permit me. I am neither willing to depart from you, nor to choose anyone else and substitute him for you. And I do not abstain from being near you.

Waqad Jirtu Bi-Nafsee Lil-H'adathaani wa-Taraktul-Ahla wal Awlaada wal-Awt'aana Fakun Lee Shaafi 'an Yawma H'aajatee wa-Faqree wa-Faaqatee, Yawma Laa Yughnee 'Annee H'ameemee wa-Laa Qareebee, Yawma Laa Yughnee 'Annee Waalidee walaa Waladee.

Indeed I made an effort for what came to pass. Indeed I left my family, children and hometown. Then intercede on my behalf on the Day of my need, poverty and destitution: The Day when neither my friends nor strangers can avail me anything at all. The Day when neither my father nor my mother can avail me anything at all.

As'alul-Laahal-Ladhee Qaddara 'Alayya Rah'eelee Ilayka An Yunaffisa Bika Kurbatee, wa- As'alul-Laahal-Ladhee Qaddara 'Alayya Firaaqa Makaanika Anlaa Yaj'alahoo Aakhiral-(Ahdi Min Ziyaaratee Laka wa-Rujoo'ee Ilayka. I ask God, who destined it for me to make pilgrimage to you, to remove my sorrow by you. And I ask God who destined it for me to depart from your place not to let this be the last time I make pilgrimage to your tomb and visit your shrine, and I ask God to return me to you. Wa- As'alul-Laahal-Ladhee Araanee Makaanaka wa-Hadaanee Lit-Tasleemi 'Alayka wa-Ziyaaratee Iyyaaka An Yooridanee H'awd'akum wa-Yarzuqanee Min Muraafaqatikum fil-Jinaan. I ask God to make me cry over you so that He may establish it as a means for me and as a savings. And I ask God to show me your place, and to guide me towards submission to you, and visit you until I come to you at your Pool. I ask God to grant me your companionship in Heaven.

As-Salaamu 'Alayka Yaa S'afwatal-Laahi, As-Salaamu 'Alaa Ameeril-Mu'mineena wa-Wasjyyi Rasooli Rabbil-(Aalameena wa-Qaa'idil-Ghurril-Muh'ajjaleena, As-Salaamu 'Alal-H'asani wal-H'usayni Sayyiday Shabaabi Ahlil-Jannati, As-Salaamu O the one chosen by God! Peace be upon you. Peace be upon the Commander of the Faithful, and the Testamentary Trustee of the Messenger of the Lord of the two worlds, and the leader of the lustrous ones.(I) Peace be upon al-Hassan and al-Hussein - the Masters of Youth in Heaven. Peace be upon the Immaculate Imams... And you call them by name one by one ...Wa-Rah'matul-Laahi Wa-Barakaatuh. As-Salaamu 'Alaa God's Prophet (MGB) said that God the Exalted the High revealed to him on the night of his ascension three things about Ali: that he is the Master of the believers, the Leader of the pious ones, and the Leader of those with white-foreheads or "Qa'ed al-Ghurr-HMuhajjelin" - those who are proud of their deeds. Some have interpreted this to refer to those whose hands, feet and foreheads are white due to prolonged prostrations.

Malaa'ikatil-Laahil-H'aa(a)ffeena, As-Salaamu 'Alaa Malaa'ikatil-Laahil-Muqeemeenal-Musabbih'eenal-Ladheena Hum Bi-Amrihee Ya'maloona, As-Salaamu 'Alaynaa wa-'Alaa 'Ibaadil-Laahis'-S'aalih'een.

may God bless them all and the grace of God and His blessings be upon you. Peace be upon God's angels that are encircling (the shrine)! Peace be upon God's angels that are residing and singing glory - those that act according to His orders! Peace be upon us and upon the servants of God in the ranks of the righteous. Allaahumma Laa Taj'alhu Aakhiral- 'Ahdi Min Ziyaaratee Iyyaahu Fa-in Ja'altahoo Fah'shurnee Ma'ahoo wa-Ma'a Aabaa'ihil-Maad'eena wa-In Abqaytanee Yaa Rabbi Farzuqnee Ziyaaratahoo Abadan Maa Abqaytanee Innaka 'Alaa Kulli Shay 'in Qadeer. O my God! Please do not let this be the last time I visit him (Imam Reza (MGB)). Imam Reza (MGB) deserves more than that. Then please resurrect me with him, and with my forefathers (his forefathers) - those of the past. And my Lord, if you keep me alive then please bestow upon me making his pilgrimage for as long as I exist. Verily, Thou hast power over all things.

And say:

Astawdi'ukal-Laaha wa-Astar'eeka wa-Aqra'u 'Alaykas-Salaam. Aamannaa Billaahi Wabimaa Da'awta Ilayh. Allaahumma Faktubnaa Ma'ash-Shaahideen. Allaahumma Farzuqnee H'ubbahum Wamawaddatahum Abadan Maa Abqaytanee. As Salaamu 'Alaa Malaa'ikatil-Laahi Wazuwwaari Qabrika Yabna Nabiyyil-Laah. As-Salaamu 'Alayka Minnee Abadan Maa Baqeetu Wa-Daa'iman Idhaa Faneet. As-Salaamu 'Alaynaa Wa- 'Alaa 'Thaadil-Laahis'-S'aalih'een. I entrust you with God, and I leave you with God, and I say peace be upon you. We believe in God, and in what calls to Him. O God! Please 'then write us down among those who bear witness.'1 O God! (Please) bless me with their love and cordiality for as long as I exist. O son of the Prophet! May peace be upon the angels of God, and upon the visitors to your shrine! May peace be upon me for as long as I exist, and may it last even when I perish. May peace be upon us and upon the servants of God in the ranks of the righteous.

________________________ 1 The Holy Quran Aal-i-Imran 3:53.

And when you leave and are outside the dome area, do not turn your face away from it until it leaves your sight - God willing.

Pilgrimage Prayer By Imam Reza (MGB)

This pilgrimage prayer by Imam Reza (MGB) can be said when visiting any of the divine leaders (MGB): Muhammad ibn al-Hassan ibn Ahmad ibn al-Walidmay God, be pleased with him-narrated that Muhammad ibn al-Hassan al-Saffar quoted on the authority of Ali ibn His'son that Imam Reza (MGB) was asked about making pilgrimage to the shrine of his father Abil Hassan Musa (MGB). He said: "Pray in the mosques around his shrine. It suffices that in any of them you just say:

As-Salaamu 'Alaa Awliyaa'il-Laahi wa-Asfiyaa'ihi, AsSalaamu 'Alaa Umanaasil-Laahi wa-Ah'ibaa'ihi, As-Salaamu 'Alaa Ans'aaril-Laahi wa-Khulafaa'ihi, As-Salaamu 'Alaa Mah'aa(a)11i Ma'rifatil-Laahi, As-Salaamu 'Alaa Masaakini Dhikril-Laahi, As-Salaamu 'Alaa Muz'hiree Amril-Laahi waNahyihi, As-Salaamu 'Alad-Du'aati Ilal-Laahi, As-Salaamu 'Alal-Mustaqirreena Fee Mard'aatil-Laahi, As-Salaamu Mukhlis'eena Fee T'aa'atil-Laahi, As-Salaamu 'Alal-Adillaa'i 'Alal-Laah. Peace be upon God's friends and chosen ones. Peace be upon God's trustees and His loved ones. Peace be upon God's helpers and His vicegerents. Peace be upon the centers of divine recognition. Peace be upon the sources of God's remembrance. Peace be upon the ones who have manifested God's decrees and what He has admonished against. Peace be upon the ones who call others towards God. Peace be upon the ones firm in the pleasure of God. Peace be upon the ones sincere in obedience to God. Peace be upon the reasons for God.

As-Salaamu 'Alal-Ladheena Man Waalaahum Faqad Waalal Laaha, Waman Aadaahum Faqad 'Aadal-Laaha, Waman 'Arafahum Faqad 'Arafal-Laaha, Waman Jahilahum Faqad Jahilal-Laaha, Wamani'Tas'ama Bihim Faqadi'tas'ama Billaahi, Waman Takhallaa Minhum Faqad Takhallaa Minallaahi 'Azza Wajall. Peace be upon those whose friends are God's friends, and whose enemies are God's enemies. Peace be upon those whose recognition is the same as God's recognition, and neglecting them is the same as neglecting God. Peace be upon those whose adherence is the same as adhering to God, and those whose abandoning is the same as abandoning God.

Wa-Ushhidullaaha Annee Silmun Liman Saalamakum, Wa H'arbun Liman H'aarabakum, Mu'minun Bisirrikum Wa'Alaaniyatikum, Mufawwid'un Fee Dhaalika Kullihee Ilaykuin, La'anal-Laahu 'Aduwwa Aali Muh'ammadin Minal-Jinni Insi, Wa-Abra'u Ilal-Laahi Minhum, Wa-S'allal-Laahu 'Alaa Muh'ammadin Wa-Aalih.

I swear by God that I submit to whoever submits to you, and fight with whoever fights with you. I believe in what you keep as secrets and in what you make public. I totally trust you in these affairs. May God's curse be upon the enemies of Muhammad's Household, be they from the genies or from the people, be they from those of the old or those of the later times. And I acquit myself near God from them. And may God's blessings be upon Muhammad and his Household-the purified ones. This prayer is sufficient for all pilgrimages to the holy shrines. Send a lot of blessings upon Muhammad and his Household and upon the divine leaders naming them one by one. Express your disdain of their enemies. Also ask whatever you want for yourself and other believing men and women in your prayers.