Ziyarah of Lady Zaynab (a.s.)

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

بِسْمِ اللّٰہ ِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِ یْمِ.

Peace be upon you, O daughter of the leader of the Prophets.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِیَا بِنْتَ سَیِّدِ الْاَنْبِیَآءِ

Peace be upon you, O daughter of the owner of the (Heavenly) Pond and the Standard.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِیَا بِنْتَ صَاحَبِ الْحَوْضِ وَ الْلِّوَآءِ

Peace be upon you, O daughter of him who was taken to the skies and who reached the position of the length of two arrows or even closer.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِیَا بِنْتَ مَنْ عُرِجَ اِلٰی السَّمَآءِ وَ وُصِلَ اِلٰی مَقَامِ قَابَ قَوْسَیْنِ اَوْاَدْنٰی

Peace be upon you, O daughter of the Prophet of right guidance, the master of (all) human beings, and the savior of the servants (of Allah (s.w.t.)) from being destroyed.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِیَا بِنْتَ نَبِیِّ الْہ ُدٰ ی وَ سَیِّدِ الْوَرٰی وَ مُنْقِذِ الْعِبَادِ مِنَ الرَّدٰی

Peace be upon you, O daughter of the one who has conformed (himself) to sublime morality, enjoyed the broad honor, and owned the (Heavenly) Signs and the Wise Remembrance of Allah (s.w.t.) (i.e. the Holy Quran).

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِیَا بِنْتَ صَاحَبِ الْخُلْقِ الْعَظِیْمِ وَ الشَّرَفِ الْعَمِیْمِ وَ الْاٰیَاتِ وَ الذِّکْرِ الْحَکِیْمِ

Peace be upon you, O daughter of the owner of the Lofty Position, the Pondfrom which people shall drink (on the ResurrectionDay), and the Standard, which shall be witnessed byeverybody.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِیَا بِنْتَ صَاحَبِ الْمَقَامِ الْمَحْمُوْدِ وَ الْحَوْضِ الْمَوْرُوْدِ وَاللِّوٰآءِ الْمَشْہ ُوْدِ

Peace be upon you, O daughter of the Path of Islam and the one given the qiblah and the Quran, and the example of honesty, right, and benevolence.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِیَا بِنْتَ مَنْہ َجِ دِ یْنِ الْاِسْلاَمِ وَ صَاحَبِ الْقِبْلَۃ ِ وَ الْقُرْاٰنِ وَ عَلَمِ الصِّدْقِ وَ الْحَقِّ وَ الْاِحْسَانِ

Peace and Allah’s Mercy and Blessings be upon you, O daughter of the choice of the Prophets, the example of the pious ones, and the well-known in both the earth and the heavens.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِیَا بِنْتَ صَفْوَۃ ِ الْاَنْبِیَآءِ وَ عَلَمِ الْاَتْقِیَآءِ وَ مَشْہ ُوْرِ الذِّکْرِ فِ ی السَّمَآءِ وَ رَحْمَۃ ُ اللّٰہ ِ وَ بَرَکَاتُ ہٗ

Peace and Allah’s Mercy and Blessings be upon you, O daughter of the best of Allah’s creation, the master of His creatures, the foremost created individual before the existence of (Allah’s) earth and heavens, the last of the existent ones (who shall endure) after the extinction of this world and its beings, and the one whose soul is a copy of the Divinity and whose heart is the treasury of the Eternal, Subsistent God.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِیَا بِنْتَ خَیْرِ خَلْقِ اللّٰہ ِ وَ سَ یِّدِ خَلْقِہ وَ اَوَّلِ الْعَدَدِ قَبْلَ اِ یْجَادِ اَرْضِہ وَ سَمَاوَاتِ ہ وَاٰخِرِ الْاَبَدِ بَعْدَ فَنَآءِ الدُّنْیَا وَ اَہ ْلِ ہ اَلَّذِ یْ رُوْحُہٗ نُسْخَ ۃ ُ اللاَّہ ُوْتِ وَ صُوْرَتُ ہٗ نُسْخَ ۃ ُ الْمُلْکِ وَ الْمَلَکُوْتِ وَ قَلْبُہٗ خَزَانَ ۃ ُ الْحَیِّ الَّذِیْ لاَ یَمُوْتُ وَ رَحْمَۃ ُ اللّٰہ ِ وَ بَرَکَاتُ ہٗ

Peace and Allah’s Mercy and Blessings be upon you, O daughter of the one who is shaded by clouds, is the master of the Two Worlds, is the chief of the two beings (i.e. man and jinn), and is the Intercessor of the Ummah on the Resurrection Day.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِیَا بِنْتَ الْمُظَلَّلِ بِالْغَمَامِ سَیِّدِ الْکَوْنَیْنِ وَ مَوْلَی الثَّقَلَیْنِ وَ شَفِیْعِ الْاُمَّۃ ِیَوْمَ الْمَحْشَرِ وَ رَحْمَۃ ُ اللّٰہ ِ وَ بَرَکَاتُ ہٗ

Peace be upon you, O daughter of the master of the Prophets successors.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِیَا بِنْتَ سَیِّدِ الْاَوْصِیَآءِ

Peace be upon you, O daughter of the leader of the God-fearing ones.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِیَا بِنْتَ اِمَامِ الْاَتْقِیَآءِ

Peace be upon you, O daughter of the shelter of the saints.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِیَا بِنْتَ رُکْنِ الْاَوْلِیَاءِ

Peace be upon you, O daughter of the support of the choice ones.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِیَا بِنْتَ الْاَصْفِیَاءِ

Peace be upon you, O daughter of the leader of the Religion.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِیَا بِنْتَ یَعْسُوبِ الدِّیْنِ

Peace be upon you, O daughter of the commander of the faithful ones.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِیَا بِنْتَ اَمِیْرِ الْمُؤْمِنِیْنَ

Peace be upon you, O daughter of the chief of the Prophets successors.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِیَا بِنْتَ سَیِّدِ الْوَصِیِّیْنَ

Peace be upon you, O daughter of the leader of the pious ones.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِیَا بِنْتَ قَاءِدِ البَرَرَۃ ِ

Peace be upon you, O daughter of the preventer of the infidels and the wantons.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِیَا بِنْتَ قَامِعِ الْکَفَرَۃ ِ وَ الْفَجَرَۃ ِ

Peace be upon you, O daughter of the inheritor of the Prophets.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِیَا بِنْتَ وَارِثِ النَّبِیِّیْنَ

Peace be upon you, O daughter of the successor of the Apostles chief.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِیَا بِنْتَ خَلِیْفَۃ ِیَیِّدِ الْمُرْسَلِیْنَ

Peace be upon you, O daughter of brightness of the Religion.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِیَا بِنْتَ ضِیَآءِ الدِّیْنِ

Peace be upon you, O daughter of the Great News (as it is certainly proved).

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِیَابِنْتَ النَّبَاءِ الْعَظِیْمِ عَلَی الْیَقِیْنِ

Peace and Allah’s Mercy and Blessings be upon you, O daughter of the one to whom the mission of settling accounts with people (on the Resurrection Day) is given, between whose hands the Heavenly Pond (of al-Kawthar) is put, and whom is intended by the (Prophet’s) Statement of the Ghadeer Day.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِیَا بِنْتَ مَنْ حِسَابُ النَّاسِ عَلَیْہ ِ وَ الْکَوْثَرُ فِیْیَدَیْہ ِ وَ النَّصُّ یَوْمَ الْغَدِیْرِ عَلَیْہ ِ وَ رَحْمَۃ ُ اللّٰہ ِ وَ بَرَکَاتُ ہٗ

Peace be upon you, O daughter of the lady whose she-camel was driven by (ArchAngel) Gabriel, and whose misfortune (of Imam al-Husain’s being slain in Karbala) was shared by (ArchAngel) Israfil, and due to whose anger the All-exalted Lord was angry, and for whose misfortune of Karbala, (the Prophets) Abraham the Friend of Allah (s.w.t.), Noah, and Moses the Spoken by Allah (s.w.t.) wept.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِیَا بِنْتَ مَنْ قَادَ زَمَامَ نَاقَتِہ َا جَبْرَاءِ یْلُ وَ شَارَکَہ َا فِ یْ مُصَابِہ َا اِسْرَافِ یْلُ وَ غَضِبَ بِسَبَبِہ َا الرَّبُّ الْجَلِ یْلُ وَ بَکیٰ لِمُصَابِہ َآ اِبْرَ ہ ِ یْمُ الْخَلِیْلُ وَ نُوْحٌ وَ مُوْسَی الْکَلِیْمُ فِی کَرْبَلاَءِ الحُسَیْنِ الشَّہ ِ یْدِ الْغَرِیْبِ

Peace be upon you, O daughter of the shining full moons.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِیَابِنْتَ الْبُدُورِ السَّوَاطِعِ

Peace and Allah’s Mercy and Blessings be upon you, O daughter of the brilliant suns.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِیَا بِنْتَ الشُّمُوْسِ الطَّوَالِعِ وَ رَحْمَۃ ُ اللّٰہ ِ وَ بَرَکَاتُ ہٗ

Peace be upon you, O daughter of Well (Zamzam) and Safa (of the landmarks of Mecca).

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِیَا بِنْتَ زَمْزَمَ وَ صَفَا

Peace be upon you, O daughter of Mecca and Mina - a height in Mecca.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِیَا بِنْتَ مَکَّۃ َ وَ مِنٰی

Peace be upon you, O daughter of him whom was carried by Buraq to the heavens.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِیَا بِنْتَ مَنْ حُمِلَ عَلَی الْبُرَاقِ فِی الْہ َوَآءِ

Peace be upon you, O daughter of him who carried the zakat (almsgiving) by the margins of his dress to give it to the paupers.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِیَا بِنْتَ مَنْ حَمَلَ الزَّکوٰۃ َ بِاَطْرَافِ الرِّدَآءِ وَ بَذَلَہٗ عَلَ ی الفُقَرَآءِ

Peace be upon you, O daughter of him whom was taken by night from the Inviolable Masjid to the Farthest Masjid.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِیَا بِنْتَ مَنْ اُسْرِیَ بِہ مِنَ الْمَسْجِدِ الحَرَامِ اِلَ ی المَسْجِدِ الْاَقْصَیْ

Peace be upon you, O daughter of him who fought with two swords.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِیَا بِنْتَ مَنْ ضَرَبَ بِالسَّیْفَیْنِ

Peace be upon you, O daughter of him who offered prayers to the two qiblas.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِیَا بِنْتَ مَنْ صَلّٰی قِبْلَتَیْنِ

Peace be upon you, O daughter of Muhammad al-Mustafa (the Selected by God).

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِیَا بِنْتَ مُحَمَّدِنِ المُصْطَفٰی

Peace be upon you, O daughter of Ali al-Murtada (the Pleased one).

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِیَا بِنْتَ عَلِیِ نِ الْمُرْتَضٰی

Peace be upon you, O daughter of Fatemah al-Zahra (the Resplendent),

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِیَا بِنْتَ فَاطِمَۃ َ الزَّہ ْرَآءِ

Peace be upon you, O daughter of Khadijah al-Kubra (the Grand).

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِیَا بِنْتَ خَدِیْجَۃ َ الْکُبْرَی

Peace be upon you and upon your grandfather, Muhammad al-Mukhtar (the Chosen.)

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِ وَ عَلٰی جَدِّکِ مُحَّمَدٍ الْمُخْتَارِ

Peace be upon you and upon your father, Haydar al-Karrar (the Attacking.)

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِ وَ عَلٰی اَبِیْکِ حَیْدَرِ الْکَرَّارِ

Peace be upon you and upon the pure, choice masters who are the Arguments of Allah (s.w.t.) on lands, the chiefs of the earth and the heavens, and love for whom is a prescription that is incumbent upon all creatures.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِ وَ عَلَی السَّادَاتِ الْاَطْہ َارِ الْاَخْ یَارِ وَہ ُمْ حُجَجُ اللّٰ ہ ِ عَلَ ی الْاَقْطَارِ سَادَاتُ الْاَرْضِ وَ السَّمَآءِ مِنْ وُلْدِ اَخِیْکِ الْحُسَیْنِ الشَّہ ِ یْدِ الْعَطْشَانِ الظَّمْئَانِ وَہ ُوَ اَبُو التِّسْعَ ۃ ِ الْاَطْہ َارِ وَ ہ ُمْ حُجَجُ اللّٰ ہ ِ فِ ی الشَّرْقِ وَ الْغَرْبِ وَ الْاَرْضِ وَ الشَّمَآءِ الَّذِیْنَ حُبُّہ ُمْ فَرْضٌ عَلٰ ٓ ی اَعْنَاقِ کُلِّ الْخَلاآئِقِ الْمَخْلُوْقِیْنَ لِخَالِقِ الْقَادِرِ السُّبْحَانِ

Peace be upon you, O daughter of the glorified, Holy servant of Allah (s.w.t.).

الْاَعْظَمْ اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِیَا بِنْتَ وَ لِیِّ اللّٰہ ِ المُعَظَّمِ

Peace be upon you, O aunt of dignified, Holy servant of Allah (s.w.t.).

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِ یَا عَمَّۃ َ وَ لِیِّ اللّٰ ہ ِ الْمُکَرَّمِ

Peace and Allah’s Mercy and Blessings be upon you, O mother of misfortunes; Zaynab.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِ یَا اُمَّ الْمَصَآئِبِ یَا زَیْنَبُ وَ رَحْمَۃ ُ اللّٰ ہ ِ وَ بَرَکَاتُ ہٗ

Peace be upon you the virtuous, rightly guided one!

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِ اَیَّتُہ َا الفَاضِلَ ۃ ُ الرَّشِیْدَ ۃ ُ

Peace be upon you the perfect, knowledgeable good-doer.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِ اَیَّتُہ َا الْکَامِلَ ۃ ُ الْعَالِمَ ۃ ُ الْعَامِلَ ۃ ُ

Peace be upon you the noble gentlewoman.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِ اَیَّتُہ َا الْکَرِیْمَ ۃ ُ النَّبِیْلَ ۃ ُ

Peace be upon you the pious, infallible one.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِ اَیَّتُہ َا التَّقِیَّ ۃ ُ النَّقِیَّ ۃ ُ

Peace be upon you who showed her love for al-Husain; the wronged, in many situations and had to suffer awful heartbreaking misfortunes.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِ یَا مَنْ ظَہ َرَتْ مَحَبَّتُ ہ َا لِلْحُسَیْنِ الْمَظْلُوْمِ فِی مَوَارِدَ عَدِیْدَ ۃ ٍ وَ تَحْمِلُ الْمَصَآءِبَ الْمُحْرِقَ ۃ ِ لِلْقُلُوْبِ مَعَ تَحَمُّلاَتٍ شَدِیْدَ ۃ ٍ

Peace be upon you who guarded the Imam on the Day of Ashura when he was killed, and sacrificed her soul for the salvation of Zayn al-Abideen at the gathering of the most wretched one (i.e. Ubaydullah ibn Ziyad), and addressed a speech, just like (Imam) Ali’s, in the streets of Kufa despite the presence of her enemies.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِ یَا مَنْ حَفَظَتِ الْاِمَامَ فِیْ یَوْمِ عَاشُورَاءَ فِی قَتْلٰی وَبَذَلَتْ نَفْسَہ َا فِی نِجَا ۃ ِ زَیْنِ الْعَابِدِیْنَ فِی مَجْلِسِ اَشْقَی الْاَشْقِیَآءِ وَ نَطَقَتْ کَنُطْقِ عَلِیٍّ عَلَیْہ ِ السَّلاَمُ فِیْ سُکَکِ الْکُوفَ ۃ ِ وَ حَوْلُ ہ َا کَثِیْرٌ مِنَ الْاَعْدَآءِ

Peace be upon you who thrust her forehead with the front part of the howdah, when she saw the severed head of the Chief of Martyrs (i.e. Imam al-Husain), and caused blood to flow from beneath her veil and from the howdah in the view of the enemies.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِ یَا مَنْ نَطْحَتْ جَبِیْنُہ َا بِمُقَّدَمِ الْمَحْمِلِ اِذَا رَاَتْ رَاْسَ سَیِّدِ الشُّ ہ َدَآءِ وَ یَخْرُجُ الدَّمُ مِنْ تَحْتِ قِنَاعِعَا وَ مِنْ مَحْ مِلِہ َا بِحَیْثُ یَرَی مِنْ حَوْلِ ہ َا الْاَعْدَآءِ

Peace be upon you, O the representative of the Infallible Imam.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِ یَا تَالِیَ الْمَعْصُوْمِ

Peace and Allah’s Mercy and Blessings be upon you, O you who were tested through patience against misfortunes, like that of al-Husain the oppressed.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِ یَا مُمْتَحِنَۃ ً فِی تَحَمُّلاَتِ المَصَاءِبِ کَالحُسَیْنِ الْمَظْلُوْمِ وَ رَحْمَ ۃ ُ اللّٰ ہ ِ وَ بَرَکَاتُ ہٗ

Peace be upon you who are far away from you home.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِ اَیَّتُہ َا البَعِیْدَ ۃ ُ مِنَ الْاَوْطَانِ

Peace be upon you who were wandered as captive incities.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِ اَیَّتُہ َا الْاَسِیْرَ ۃ ُ فِی البُلْدَانِ

Peace be upon you when you were bewildered in that rained place in Syria.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِ اَیَّتُہ َا الْمُتَحَیِّزَ ۃ ُ فِی خَرَابَ ۃ ِ الشَّامِ

Peace be upon you when you were bewildered as you stood by the (severed) body of the Chief of Martyrs and called at your grandfather; the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.a.), may Allah (s.w.t.) bless him and his family (a.s.), saying, “O, Muhammad (s.a.w.a.)! May the Angelsin the Heavens bless you! This is Husain under the open sky! His turban and his clothes are stripped! His limbs are severed! And your daughters are taken captives! Complaining (about this) is only to Allah (s.w.t.).”

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِ اَیَّتُہ َا الْمُتَحَیِرَّ ۃ ُ فِی وُقُوْفِکِ عَلَی جَسَدِ سَیِّدِ الشُّ ہ َدَآءِ وَ خَاطَبْتِ جَدَّلِ رَسُوْلَ اللّٰ ہ ِ صَلَّی اللّٰ ہ ُ عَلَیْ ہ ِ وَ اٰلِ ہ بِ ہ ٰذَ النِّدَاءِ صَلّٰی عَلَیْکَ مَلاآ ئِکَۃ ُ السَّم َآءِہ ٰذَا حُسَیْنٌ بِالْعَرَاءِ مَسْلُوْبُ الْعِمَامَ ۃ ِ وَالرِّدَآءِ مُقَطَّعُ الْاَعْضَاءِ وَ بَنَاتُکَ سَبَایَا وَ اِلَی اللّٰ ہ ِ الْمُشْتَک ٰی

You also said, “O Muhammad! This is Husain! Winds are blowing his body! His head is cut off from the” back! He is being killed by bastards! O, for my grief for you, Abu Abdullah!

وَ قَالَتْ یَا مُحَمَّدُہ ٰذَا حُسَیْنٌ تُسْفِیْ عَلَیْ ہ ِ رِیْحُ الصَّبَامَجْذُوْذُ الرَّاْسِ مِنَ الْقَفَا قَتِیْلُ اَوْلاَدُ البَغَایَا وَاحُزْنَا ہ ُ عَلَیْکَ یَآ اَبَا عَبْدِ اللّٰ ہ ِ

Peace be upon you whose heart cried out for al-Husain; the oppressed, the stripped, and the thrown on dust, and you said in a sad tone, “May my father be sacrificed for the one for whom I may sacrifice my soul! O, for him who was depressed until he passed away! O, for him who had been thirsty until he departed life! O, for him whose beard is dropping blood!”

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلٰی مَنْ تَہ َیَّجَ قَلْبُ ہ َا لِلْحُسَیْنِ الْمَظْلُوْمِ الْعُرْیَانِ الْمَطْرُوْحِ عَلَی الثَّریٰ وَ قَالَتْ بِصَوْتٍ حَزِیْنٍ بِاَبِی م َنْ نَفْسِی لَہ ُ الْفِدَآءُ بِاَبِی الْمَ ہ ْمُوْمِ حَتّٰی قَضٰی بِاَبِی الْعَطْشَانِ حَتّٰی مَضٰی بِاَبِی مَنْ شَیْبَتُ ہٗ تَقْطُرُ بِالدِّمَآءِ

Peace be upon her who wept for the (severed) body of her brother among the killed ones so painfully that every one, whether friend or even enemy, wept for her and, moreover, people, as it is proved by authenticated narrations, saw even horses shed tears, which flew on their legs.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلٰی مَنْ بَکَتْ عَلٰی جَسَدِ اَخِیْہ َا بَیْنَ الْقَتْلٰی حَتّٰی بَکیٰ لِب ُکَآءِہ َا کُلُّ عَدُوٍّ وَ صَدِیْقٍ وَرَائَ النَّاسُ دُمُوعَ الْخَیْلِ تَنْحَدِرُ عَلٰی حَوَافِرِ ہ َا عَلَی التَّحْقِیْقِ

Peace be upon her who took the responsibility of gathering and guarding the daughters of the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.a.) and the children of al-Husain (a.s.) on the afternoon of the day of Ashura, and she stirred up the situation when the two oppressed, strange children were martyred.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلٰی مَنْ تَکَفَّلَتْ وَاجْتَمَعَتْ فِی عَصْرِ عَاشُوْرَاءِ بَنَاتِ رَسُوْلِ اللّٰہ ِ و َ اَطْفَالِ الْحُسَیْنِ وَ قَامَتْ لَہ َا الْقِیٰمَ ۃ ُ فِی شَ ہ َادَ ۃ ِ الطِّفْلَیْنِ الْغَرِیْبَیْنِ الْمَظْلُوْمَیْنِ

Peace be upon her whose eyes did not sleep so as to guard the family of the Messenger of Allah at Taff of Nineveh, and was taken as captive as she was humiliated at the hands of her enemies.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلٰی مَنْ لَمْ تَنَمْ عَیْنُہ َا لِاَجْلِ حِرَاسَ ۃ ِ آلِ اللّٰ ہ ِ فِی طَفِّ نَیْنَوَآءِ وَ صَارَتْ اَسِیْرًا بِیَدِ الْاَعْدَآءِ

Peace be upon her who had to ride a saddle less camel and then called on her brother Abul-Fazl (al-Abbas) saying “O brother! O Abul-Fazl (a.s.)! It was you who helped me ride on a camel when I left Medina.”

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلٰی مَنْ رَکِبَتْ بَعِیْرًا بِغَیْرِ وَطَآءٍ وَنَادَتْ آخِیْہ َآ اَبَا الْفَضْلِ بِ ہ ٰذَ النِّدَاءِ اَ خِیٓ اَبَا الْفَضْلِ اَنْتَ الَّذِیْ رَکِبْتَنِی ٓ اِذٰآ اَرَدْتُ الْخُرُوْجَ مِنَ الْمَدِیْنَ ۃ ِ

Peace be upon her who addressed a remarkably expressive speech at the center of Kufa that she made all voices keep silent (to listen to her with astonishment)

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَی مَنْ خَطَبَتْ فِی مَیْدَانِ الْکُوْفَۃ ِ بِخُطْبَ ۃ ٍ نَافِعَ ۃ ٍ حَتّٰی سَکَنَتِ الْاَصْوَاتُ مِنْ کُلِّ نَاحِیَ ۃ ٍ

Peace be upon her who said clear-cut arguments in the gathering of (Ubaydullah) Ibn Ziyad who said to her, “How did you see that which Allah (s.w.t.) had done to your brother?” Answering him, she said with honest evidences, “I saw nothing but good!”

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلٰی مَنِ احْتَجَّتْ فِی مَجْلِسِ ابْنِ زِیَادٍ بِاحْتِجَاجَاتٍ وَاضِحَۃ ٍ وَ قَالَتْ فِی جَوَابِ ہ بِبَیِّنَاتٍ صَادِقَ ۃ ٍ اِذْ قَالَ ابْنُ زِیَادٍ لِزَیْنَبَ سَلاَمُ اللّٰ ہ ِ عَلَیْ ہ َا کَیْفَ رَاَیْتِ صُنْعَ اللّٰ ہ ِ بِاَخِیْکِ الْحُسَیْنِ قَالَتْ مَا رَاَیْتُ اِلاَّ جَمِیْلاً

Peace be upon you who had to be imprisoned by the enemies under an open sky, and had to see people of Syria celebrate (the martyrdom of her brother) with pleasure, joy, and raised flags.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَیْکِ یَآ اَسِیْرًا بِاَیْدِ الْاَعْدَآءِ فِی الْفَلَوَاتِ وَ رَاَیْتِ اَہ ْلَ الشَّامِ فِی حَالَ ۃ ِ الْعَیْشِ وَ السُّرُوْرِ وَ نَشْرِ الرَّایَاتِ

Peace be upon her who was tied with a rope on the arm and the neck of Imam Zayn al-Abidin (a.s.), and she, along with sixteen persons from the family of the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.a.), was forced to enter (the session of Yazid) while they were enchained with iron fetters. Meanwhile, Ali ibn al-Husain (Imam Zayn al-Abidin) (a.s.) said to Yazid, “What if the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.a.) sees us in such a manner? What will be his impression?”

السَّلاَمُ عَلٰی مَنْ شُدَّ الْحَبْلُ عَلٰی عَضُدِہ َا وَعُنُقِ الْاِم َامِ زَیْنِ الْعَابِدِیْنَ وَادْخَلُوہ َا مَعَ سِتَّ ۃ َ عَشَرَ نَفَرٍ مِنْ آلِ رَسُوْلِ اللّٰ ہ ِ وَ ہ ُمْ کَا الْاُسَرَاءِ مُقْرَنِیْنَ بِالحَدِیْدِ مَظْلُوْمِیْنَ وَ قَالَ عَلِیُّ ابْنُ الحُسَیْنِ عَلَیْ ہ ِالسَّلاَمُ لِیَزِیْدَ یَا یَزِیْدُ مَا ظَنُّکَ بِرَسُو ْلِ اللّٰہ ِ صَلَّی اللّٰ ہ ُ عَلَیْ ہ ِ وَ اٰلِ ہ لَوْ رَاٰنَا عَلٰی ہ ٰذِ ہ ِ الْحَالَ ۃ ِ

Then, Lady Zaynab (a.s.); mother of misfortunes, said to Yazid after he had poetized, “(Had my forefather whom were killed at the Battle of Badr witnessed this,) they would have been very much delighted, then they’d have said, “May your hands, O Yazid, never be paralyzed. How dare you hit the lips of Abu’Abdullah (a.s.), the Master of the Youths of Paradise?”

ثُمَّ قَالَتْ اُمُّ الْمَصَآءِبِ زَیْنَبُ لَہٗ قَآءِلاً فَاَہ َلُّوْ وَاسْتَ ہ َلُّوْ فَرَحًا ثُمَّ قَالُوْا یَا یَزِیْدُ لاَ تَشَلْ مُنْتَحِیًا عَلٰی ثَنَایَآ اَبِیْ عَبْدِ اللّٰ ہ ِ سَیِّدِ شَبَابِ اَ ہ ْلِ الْجَنَّ ۃ ِ تَنْکُثُ ہ َا بِمَحْضَرَتِکَ

She then said, “Although calamities have forced me to speak to you, I see you trivial in my eyes and find your verbal attacks great and I regard your rebuke too much to bear, but the eyes are tearful, and the chests are filled with depression. What is even stranger is that the honored Party of Allah (s.w.t.) is being killed by the Party of the ‘Released ones’ Party of Shaitan.

ثُمَّ قَالَتْ وَ لَئِنْ جَرَتْ عَلَی الدَّوَاہ ِیْ مُخَاطِبَتُکَ وَ اِنِّی لَاَسْتَصْغِرُ قَدْرَکَ وَاسْتَعْظِمُ تَقْرِیْعَکَ وَ اَسْتَکْثِرُ تَوْبِیْخَکَ لَکِنَّ الْعُیُوْنَ عَبْرَا وَ الصُّدُوْرَ حَرَّا اَلاَ فَا لْعَجَبُ کُلُّ الْعَجَبِ مِنْ اَقْدَامِکَ لِقَتْلِ حِزْبِ اللّٰہ ِ النُّجَبَآءِ بِحِزْبِ الشَّیْطَانِ الطُّلَقَآءِ

If you regard us as your booty, you shall soon find us as your opponents - that will be when you find nothing but what your hands had committed, “And your Lord never treats His servants unjustly.[^302] “ To Allah (s.w.t.) is my complaint, and upon Him do I rely.

وَ لَئِنِ اتَّخَذْتَنَا مَغْنَمًا لَتَجِدْنَا وَ شِیَکًا مَغْرَمًا حِیْنَ لاَ تَجِدُ اِلاَّ مَا قَدَّمَتْ یَدَاکَ وَ مَا رَبُّکَ بِظَّلاَّمٍ لِلْعَبِیْدِ وَ اِلَی اللّٰہ ِ الْمُشْتَک ٰی وَ عَلَیْہ ِ الْمُعَوَّلُ فِیْ الشِّدَّ ۃ ِ وَ الرَّخَآءِ

So scheme whatever you wish to scheme, and carry out your plots and intensify your efforts for by Allah (s.w.t.),you shall never be able to obliterate our mention, nor will you ever be able to kill the revelation (that was revealed to us), nor will you ever exalt to our position, nor will your shame ever be washed away. Your view shall be proven futile, your days limited in number, and your wealth wasted on the Day when the caller calls out, “The curse of Allah (s.w.t.) be upon the oppressors.[^303] ” All praise is due to Allah Lord of the Worlds, Who sealed the life of our early ones with happiness and forgiveness, and that of our last ones with martyrdom and mercy. We plead to Allah (s.w.t.) to complete His rewards for them, grant them an increase, and recompense us pleasingly; He is the most Merciful, the most Compassionate. Allah (s.w.t.) suffices us, and He is the best Guardian.

فَکِدْ کَیْدَکَ وَسِعْ سَعْیَکَ وَ نَاصِبْ جَہ ْدَکَ فَوَ اﷲِ لاَ تَمْحُوْ ذِکْرَنَا وَ لاَ تُمِیئتُ وَحْیَنَا وَ لاَ تُدْرَکُ اَمَدَنَا وَ لاَ تُرْخَصُ عَنْکَ عَارَ ہ َا وَ ہ َلْ رَایُکَ اِلاَّ فَنَدًا وَ اَیَّامُکَ اِلاَّ عَدَدًا وَ جَمْعُکَ اِلاَّ بَدَدًا یَا یَزِیْدُ اَمَا سَم ِعْتَ قَوْلَ اﷲِ تَعَالٰی وَ لاَ تَحْسَبَنَّ الَّذِیْنَ قُتِلُوْا فِیْ سَبِیْلِ اﷲِ اَمْوَاتًا بَلْ اَحْیَآءٌ عِنْدَ رَبِّہ ِمْ یُرْزَقُوْنَ وَ حَسْبُکَ بِاﷲِ حَاکِمًا وَ بِمُحَمَّدٍ صَلَّی اﷲُ عَلَیْ ہ ِ وَ آلِ ہ خَصْمًا وَ بِجِبْرِیْلَ عَدُوًّا ثُمَّ قَالَت ْ اَلْحَمْدُ لِلّٰہ ِ الَّذِیْ خَتَمَ لِاَوَّلِنَا بِالسَّعَادَ ۃ ِ وَ الْمَغْفِرَ ۃ ِ وَ لِاٰخِرِنَا بِالشَّ ہ َادَ ۃ ِ وَ الرَّحْمَ ۃ ِ اِنَّ ہٗ رَحِیْمٌ وَدُوْدٌ وَ ہ ُوَ حَسْبُنَا وَ نِعْمَ الْوَکِیْلُ

May Allah (s.w.t.) bless Muhammad (s.a.w.a.) and his Pure, Immaculate Household (a.s.).

وَ صَلَّی اﷲُ عَلٰی مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِہ الطَّيِّبِيْنَالطَّا ہ ِرِیْنَ