Bi-Abee Antum Wa Ummee Wa Ahlee Wa Maalee Wa Usratee, Ushhidul-Laaha Wa Ushhidukum Annee MuWinun Bikum Wabimaa Aamantum Bih, Kaafirun Bi'aduwwikum Wabimaa Kafartum Bih, Mustabs'irun BishaWikum, Wabid'alaalati Man Khaalafakum, Muwaalin Lakum Wa Li-Awliyaalkum, Mubghid'un Li-A'daa1kum, Wa Mu'aadin Lakum, Silmun Liman Saalamakum, Wah'arbun Liman H'aarabakum, Muh'aqqiqun Limaa H'aqqaqtum, Mubt'ilun Limaa Abt'altum, Mut'ee'un Lakum, 'Aarifun Bih'aqqikum, Muqirrun Bifad'likum.
May my father, mother, spouse, property, and family be your ransom! God and you bear witness that I believe in you and what you believe in. I renounce your enemies, and that by which they have disowned you. I am fully aware of your stature, and of the deviation of those who oppose you. I am your friend and a friend of your friends. I despise your enemies and am their adversary. I am at peace with those who are at peace with you. I am at war with those who are at war with you. I accept as true whatever you verify, and consider as false whatever you refute. I obey you. I recognize your rightfulness. I confess your nobility.
Muh'tamilun Muh'tajibun Bidhimmatikum, Mu'tarifun Bikum, Bi-Iyaabikum, Mus'addiqun Biraj'atikum, Muntazhirun Li-Amrikum, Murtaqibun Lidawlatikum, Aakhidhun Bigawlikum, 'Aamilun Bi-Amrikum, Mustajeerun Bikum, Zaa Lakum, Laa'Dhun 'Aa'Dhun Biquboorikum, Mustashfi 'tin Ilal-Laahi 'Azza Wa Jalla Bikum, Wamutaqarribun Bikum Ilayh, Wamuqaddimukum Amaama T'alibatee Wa H'awaa'Ijee Tea Iraadatee, Fee Kulli Ah'waalee Umooree. I deliver your knowledge. I seek protection under your shelter. I confess to you. I believe that you will return. I testify to your promised return. I am awaiting your orders. I am awaiting your reign. I hold fast to what you have said. I carry out your orders. I take shelter in your neighborhood. I make pilgrimage visits to you. I seek refuge in you since for me your 'resting abodes' are sanctuaries. I ask God the Honorable the Exalted for your intercession, and I seek nearness to Him through you. Under all circumstances I put the first priority in you rather than my wants, needs, desires and all affairs.
Mu'Minun Bisirrikum Wa'akaaniyatikum, Washaahidikum Waghaa'Ibikum, Wa Awwalikum Wa Aakhirikum, Wa Mufawwid'un Fee Dhaalika Kullihee Ilaykum, Wamusallimun Feehi Ma'akum, Waqalbee Lakum Musallim, Wara'Yee Lakum Taba', Wanus'ratee Lakum Mu'addah, H'attaa Yyh'yiyal Laahu Ta'aalaa Deenahoo Bikum, Wa Yaruddakum Fee Ayyaamih, Wayuzhhirakum Wa Yumakkinakum Fee Ard'ih. I am a believer in what you have kept as secrets and what you have made public, in your presence and absence - your first one and your last one. I entrust all my affairs in this regard to you. And I submit to God in this regard along with you. And I whole-heartedly believe in you. My viewpoints agree with yours. I am ready to assist you until God the Most High revives His Religion through you; and brings you back during His Days; and makes you victorious for the sake of His Justice. He makes you powerful on His Earth. Fama'akum Ma'akum Laa Ma'a Ghayrikum, Aamantu Bikum, Watawallaytu Aakhirakum Bimaa Tawallaytu Bihee Awwalakum, Wabari'Tu Ilal-Aahi 'Azza Wajalla Min A'daalkum, Warninal-Jibti Wat'-T'aaghoot, Wash Shayaat'eeni Wa H'izbihim, Azh-Zhaalimeena Lakum, Wal Jaah'ideena Lih'aqqikum, Wal-Maariqeena Min Wilaayatikum, Wal-Ghaas'ibeena Li-Irthikum, Wash-Shaa(aKkeena Feekum,
Wal-Munh'arifeena 'Ankum, Warnin Kulli Waleejatin Doonakum, Wakulli Mut'aa'in Siwaakum, Waminal AsImmatil-Ladheena YadJoona Ilan-Naar. Then I am with you. I am not with your enemies. I believe in you. I love the last one of you just as much as I love the first one. I acquit myself near God of your enemies, of sorcery and evil, the Satans, and their party that is oppressive to you, and of the ones who denied your rightfulness, the apostates of your divine leadership, the ones who usurped your inheritance, and of the ones who doubted in you, the ones who deviated from you. And I acquit myself of all intimate friends but you, and of obeying anyone but you, and of the leaders who invite us towards the Fire. Fathabbataniyal-Laahu Abadan Maa H'ayeetu 'Alaa Muwaalaatikum, Wamah'abbatikum Wadeenikum, Wawaffaqanee Lit'aa'atikum, Warazaqanee Shafaa'atakurn, Waja'alanee Min Khiyaari Mawaaleekum, At-Taabi'eena Limaa Da'awtum Ilayh, Waja'alanee Mimman Yaqtas's'u Aathaarakum, Wayasluku Sabeelakum, Wayahtadee Bihudaakum, Wayuh'sharu Fee Zumratikum, Wa Yakirru Fee Raj'atikum, Wayumallaku Fee Dawlatikum, Wayusharrafu Fee 'Aafiyatikum, Wayumakkanu Fee Ayyaamikum, Wa Taqarru 'Aynuhoo Ghadan Biru'Yatikum.
May God make me steadfast in your assistance, friendship, love, and religion for as long as I live. May He grant me success in obeying you, and grant me your intercession, and establish me as one of your best followers who follow what you invite them to. And establish me as one who investigates your traces and trots on your path, is guided by your guidance, is resurrected amongst you, returns when you return, attains rule in your government, is honored due to your health, gets established during your time, and gets pleased to see you. Bi-Abee Antum Wa Ummee Wanafsee Wa Ahlee Wamaalee, Man Araadal-Laaha Bada'A Bikum, Waman Wah'h'adahoo Qabila 'Ankum, Waman Qas'adahoo Tawajjaha Bikum, Mawaaliyya Laa Uh's'ee Thanaa'Akum, Walaa Ablughu Minal Mad-H'i Kunhakum, Waminal-Wasfi Qadrakum, Wa Antum Moorul-Akhyaar, Wa Hudaatul-Abraar, Wa H'ujajul-Jabbaar, Bikum Fatah'al-Laah, Wabikum Yakhtimul-Laah, Wabikum Yunazzilul-Ghayth, Wabikum Yumsikus-Samaa'A An Taqa'a 'Alal-Ard'i Illaa Bi-Idhnih, Wabikum Yunaffisul-Hamma Wa Yakshiful-D'urr. May my father, mother, spouse, property, and possessions be your ransom! Whoever desired to reach God started out with you. And whoever considers Him to be the One and Only has accepted this belief from you. And whoever intended to go towards Him was directed towards you. O my Masters! Your praise is beyond measure. Your true nature is beyond praise. Your majesty is beyond description. And you are the light of the Company of the Good. And you are the true guidance for the pious, and the proofs of the Omnipotent.1 God has initiated everything with you, and He shall terminate everything with you. He will send down rain due to you. For your sake He will prevent the sky from collapsing down unto the Earth without His Permission. He will remove the sorrows through you. And He will solve the difficulties through you.
Wa 'Indakum Maa Nazalat Bihee Rusuluh, Wahabat'at Bihee Malaa7katuh, Wa Ilaa Jaddikum... (Akheeka) Bu'ithar Rooh'ul-Ameen, Aataakumul-Laahu Maa Lam Yu'Ti Ah'adan MinalJAalameen, ra'T'asA Kullu Shareefin Lisharafikum, Wabakha'a Kullu Mutakabbirin Lit'aa'Atikum, Wakhad'a'a Kullu Jabbaarin Lifadlikum, Wadhalla Kullu Shay'In Lakum, Wa Ashraqatil-Ard'u Binoorikum, Wafaazal-Faa'Izoona Biwilaayatikum, Bikum Yuslaku Ilar-Rid'waan, Wa 'Alaa Man Jah'ada Wilaayatakum Ghad'abur-Rah'maan.
And whatever He has sent down to His Messenger brought down by the angels is near you (i.e. the Imams). And the ________________________ 1 God.
Spirit of Faith and Truth (Gabriel)1 - was dispatched to your forefather (Muhammad (MGB)). [And if you are visiting the shrine of the Commander of the Faithful (MGB) say: "And the Spirit of Faith and Truth - was dispatched to your brother (implying the Prophet Muhammad (MGB).] God has granted you what He would not grant to any of the people of the two worlds. All the noble ones bow down to your dignity. And all the arrogant ones humble themselves in your obedience. And all the powerful people yield to your nobility. All things yield themselves to you. The Earth is lit up with your light. The triumphant ones become victorious due to your friendship. One can trot towards Paradise with your assistance. And the Wrath of God Most Gracious is upon those who disclaim your Trusteeship. Abee Antum Wa Ummee Wa Nafsee Wa Ahlee Wa Maalee, Dhikrukum Fidh-Dhaakireen, Wa Asmaa'Ukum Wa Ajsaadukum Fil-Ajsaad, Wa Arwaah'ukum Fil-Arwaah', Wa Anfusukum Fin-Nufoos, Wa Aatharukum Fil-Aathaar, Wa Quboorukum Fil-Quboor, Fa Maa Ah'laa Asmaa'Akum, Wa Akrama Anfiisakum, Wa A'zhama ShaWakum, Wa Ajalla Khat'arakum, Wa Awfaa 'Ahdakum, Wa As'daqa Wa'dakum.
May my father, mother, myself, my spouse and my property be your ransom! You are remembered as other people are
________________________ 1 'Rooh-ul-amin' or Gabriel who came with the inspired Messages to the Holy Prophet (MGB).
remembered. Your names are mentioned among other people's names. Your corpses are buried among other people's corpses. Your spirits are among other people's spirits. Your souls are among other souls. Your traces are among other traces. Your tombs are among other tombs. However, how delightful are your names! And how noble are your souls! How majestic is your honor! How exalted is your significance! How honored are your promises! Kalaamukum Noor, Wa Amrukum Rushd, Wa Was'iyyatukumut-Taqwaa, Wa Fi'lukumul-Khayr, Wa 'Aadatukumul-Ih'saan, Wasajiyyatukumul-Karam, Washa'nukumul-H'aqqu Was'-S'idqu War-Rifq, Waqawlukum H'ukmun Wah'atm, Wara'Yukum 'Ilmun Wa H'ilmun Wah'azm, In Dhukiral-Khayru Kuntum Awwalah, Wa As'lahoo Wa Far'ahoo Wa Ma'dinah, Wama'Maahu Wamuntahaah. Your words are similar to light! Your decrees are a basis for growth! Your advice is to be God-fearing! And your deeds are good! Your habits are Kindnesses! Your nature is generosity! Your concern is truth, honesty and moderation! Your words are full of wisdom and are binding! Your opinions are full of knowledge, patience and wisdom! Indeed whenever there is a mention of goodness, you are the first, the next, the source, and the termination of goodness!
Bi-Abee Antum Wa Ummee Wa Nafsee, Kayfa As'ifu H'usna Thanaalkum, Wa Uh's'ee Jameela Balaalkum, Wabikum Akhrajanal-Laahu Minadh-Dhull, Wafarraja 'Annaa Ghamaraatil-Kuroob, Wa Anqadhanaa Min Shafaa Jurufil Halakaati Waminan-Naar, Bi-Abee Antum Wa Ummee Wa Nafsee, Bimuwaalaatikum 'Allarnanal-Llahu Ma'aalima Deeninaa, Wa As'lah'a Maa Kaana Fasada Min Dunyaanaa, Wabimuwaalaatikum Tammatil-Kalimah, Wa 'Azhumatin Ni'mah, Wa' Talafatil-Furqah.
May my father, mother, myself, my spouse and my property be your ransom! How can I describe the charm of your praise? How can I measure the nobility of your rank? And God has taken us out of the state of humiliation and has alleviated us from overwhelming anguish: And has saved us from the verge of the cliff of destruction and the Fire. May my father, mother, and myself be your ransom! God taught us the secrets of our religion by our following you. And He improved whatever of our worldly affairs that had become ruined. And by our following you the Word was perfected, the blessings were expanded, and disunion was converted into union.
Wa Bimuwaalaatikum TuqbaluC-T'aa'atul-Muftarad'ah, Walakurnul-Mawaddatul-Waajibah, Wad-Darajaatur-Rafee'ah, Wal-Maqaamul-Mah'mood, Wal-Makaanul-Ma'loomu Laahi 'Azza Wajall, Wal-JaahulJAzheem, Wash-Sha'NulKabeer, Wash-Shafaa'atul-Maqboolah, Rabbanaa Aamannaa Bimaa Anzalta Wat-Taba'nar-Rasoola Faktubnaa Ma'ash Shahideen, Rabbanaa Laa Tuzigh Quloobabaa Ba'da Idh Hadaytanaa Wahab Lanaa Min Ladunka Rah'matan Innaka Antal-Wahhaab, Subh'aana Rabbinaa In Kaana Wa'du Rabbinaa Lamaf'oolaa. God accepted our obligatory deeds from us by our following you. And cordiality for you is obligatory, and you have high ranks, and a commendable station near God - the Most High and a known place, a great high rank, a high status, and accepted intercession. Our Lord! We believe in what Thou hast revealed, and we follow the Apostle; then write down our names among those who bear witness. Our Lord! (they say), Let not our hearts deviate now after Thou hast guided us, but grant us mercy from Thine own Presence; for Thou art the Grantor of bounties without measure. Glory be to our Lord! Truly has the promise of our Lord been fulfilled!
Yaa Wiliyyal-Laah, Inna Baynee Wa Baynal-Laahi 'Azza Wa Jalla Dhunooban Laa Ya'Tee 'Alayyaa Illaa Rid'aakum, Fabih'aqqi Mani'-Tamanakum 'Alaa Sirrih, Wastar'aakum Amra Khalqih, Waqarana T'aa'atakum Bit'aa'atih, Lammas Tawhabtum Dhunoobee, Wakuntum Shufa'aa'Ee, Fa-Innee Lakum Mut'ee', Man At'aa'akum Faqad At'aa'al-Laah, Waman 'As'aakum Faqad Waman Ah'abbakum Faqad Ah'abbal-Laah, Waman Abghad'akum Faqad Abghad'al-Laah. O friend of God [O friends of God]! Indeed there are sins in between me and God that cannot be removed unless you approve. By the One who has established you as His Trustees of His Secrets and has entrusted the affairs of His creatures to you, and has equated your obedience with His own obedience: Please ask for the forgiveness of my sins, and be the ones who intercede on my behalf as I am obedient to you and whoever is obedient to you has indeed obeyed God. Whoever disobeys you is disobedient to God. And whoever loves you has indeed loved God. And whoever despises you has indeed loathed God.
Allaahumma Law Wajadtu Shufa'aa'A Aqrabu Ilayka Min Muh'ammadin Wa Ahli Baytihil-Akhyaaril-Almmatil-Abraari Laja'altuhum Shufa'aa'Ee, Fabih'aqqihimul-Ladhee Awjabta Lahum 'Alayk, As'Aluka An Tudkhilanee Fee Jumlatil 'Aarifeena Bihim Wabih'aqqihim, Wa Fee Zumratil-
Marh'oomeena Bishafaa'atihim, Innaka Arh'amur-Raah'imeen, WAs'allal-Laahu 'Alaa Muh'ammadin Wa Aalihir-T'aahireen, Wasallama Tasleeman Katheera, Wa H'asbunal-Laahu Wa Ni'mal-Wakeel. O God! Could I have ever found ones to intercede near Thee on my behalf who would be closer to Thee than Muhammad and the Members of his Household - the leaders of the Company of the Good - the pious ones? I beseech Thee by their right that Thou establish them as the ones to intercede on my behalf. I ask Thee to place me amongst those who know them and recognize their rightfulness, and amongst those who hope for their intercession, as Thou art the Most Merciful of those that are merciful. And may God's Blessings, and Salutations with much respect be upon our Master Muhammad and his Household. And for us God sufficeth, and He is the best disposer of affairs.
Then when you decide to depart recite: As-Salaamu 'Alaykum Yaa Ahla Baytin-Nubuwwati Salaama Muwaddi'in Laa Sa'imin wa-Laa Qaalin, Wa-Rah'matul-Laahi Wa-Barakaatuh, Innahoo H'ameedun Majeed. Salaama Waliyyin Ghayra Raaghibin 'Ankum Walaa Mustabdilin Bikum Walaa Mu'thirin 'Alaykum Walaa Munh'arifin 'Ankum Walaa Zaahidin Fee Qurbikum. Laa Ja'alahul-Laahu AakhiralJAhdi Min Ziyaarati Quboorikum Wa-Ityaani Mashaahidikum Was Salaami 'Alaykum Wah'asharaniyal-Laahu Fee Zumratikum Wa-Awradanee H'awd'akum Waja'alanee Min H'izbikum wa Ard'aakum 'Annee.
O Members of the Prophet's Household! Peace be upon you! Peace be upon one who says farewell but is neither tired of you nor is he discontented with you. And the grace of God and His blessings be upon you - as He is indeed praiseworthy and glorious. Peace be upon you from a friend who is neither willing to depart from you, nor to choose anyone else and substitute him for you, one who does not stray away from you, and one who does not abstain from being near you. May God not let this be the last time I make the pilgrimage to your tomb and visit your shrine. And peace be upon you. May God resurrect me among you, establish me as one who enters your Pool, let me join your party, and please you with me.
Wamakkananee Min Dawlatikum Wa-Ah'yaanee Fee Raj'atikum Wamallakanee Fee Ayyaamikum Washakara Sa'yee
Bikum Wagharafa Dhanbee Bishafaa'atikum Wa-aqaala 'Athratee Bih'ubbikum Wa-Alaa Ka'bee Bimuwaalaatikum Washarrafanee Bit'aa'aatikum Wa-a'azzanee Bihudaakum Waja'alanee Mimmanin-Qalab Muflih'an Munjih'an Ghaaniman Saaliman Mu'aafan Ghaniyyan Faa'izan Birid'waanil-Laahi Wafad'lihee Wakifaayatihee Bi-Afd'ala Maa Yanqalibu Bihee Ah'adun Min Zuwwaarikum Warnuwaaleekum Wamuh'ibbeekum Washee'atikum Warazaqaniyal-Laahul 'Awda Thummal-'Awda Abadan Maa Abqaanee Rabbee Biniyyatin S'aadiqatin Wa-eemaanin Wataqwan Wa-Ikhbaatin Warizqin Waasi'in H'alaalin T'ayyib. And empower me from your government, and revive me during your return and give me a position during your rule. And may God grant me gratitude for my efforts for you and forgive me my sins due to your intercession, overlook my faults due to your love, increase my eminence due to my adherence to you, revere me due to obedience to you, and honor me due to your guidance. And when I return home please make me successful with a happy ending, a winner, in good shape, healthy, wealthy, and having attained the satisfaction of God and His Grace and with better things than what God would normally return your visitors, friends, lovers, and followers with. And may God grant me another chance to return on pilgrimage after I go back home as long as my Lord keeps me alive with a sincere intention, faith, piety, humbleness and legitimate, prolonged and pure sustenance.
Allaahumma Laa Taj'alhu AakhiralJAhdi Min Ziyaaratihim Wadhikrihim Was'-S'alaati 'Alayhim Wa-Awjib Ilayyal Maghfirata Wal-Khayra Wal-Barakata Wan-Noora Wal Eemaana Wah'usnal-ljaabati Kamaa Li-Awliyaa'ikal "Aarifeena Bih'aqqihim al-Moojibeena Li-T'aa'atihim War Raaghibeena Fee Ziyaaratihim al-Mutaqarribeen Ilayka Wa Ilayhim O my God! Please do not let this be the last time I visit them, remember them and supplicate to them. And please make forgiveness, good, blessings, light, faith, and fair acceptance of my prayers a certainty for me - as Thee has done so for Thy friends who have recognized the truth about them - (the Prophet's Household), consider it incumbent upon themselves to obey them and are inclined to visit them: Those who are close to Thee and them. Bi-Abee Antum Wa-Ummee Wa-Ahlee Wamaalee Ij'aloonee Fee Himmatikum Was'ayyiroonee Fee H'izbikum Wa-Adkhiloonee Fee Shafaa'atikum Wadhkuroonee 'Inda Rabbikum. Allaahumma S'alli 'Alaa Muh'ammadin Wa-Aali Muh'ammadin Wa-Abligh Arwaah'ahum Wa-Ajsaadahum Minnis-Salaama Was-Salaamu 'Alaykum Warah'matul-Laahi Wabarakaatuhoo Was'allal-Laahu 'Alaa Sayyidinaa Muh'ammadin Wa-Aalihee Wasallama Tasleeman Katheeran Wah'asbunal-Laahu Wani'mal-Wakeel.
May my father, mother, family, property, and possessions be your ransom! Please pay attention to me, and let me join your party. Include me among those on whose behalf you intercede, and mention me near your Lord. O my God! Please send blessings upon Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad. And express my greetings to their souls and their bodies. And peace be upon you; and the grace of God and His Blessings be upon you. And may God's Blessings and Salutations with much respect be upon our Master Muhammad and his Household. And for us God sufficeth, and He is the best disposer of affairs.