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The Ziyarat of the Imams (a.s.)

Peace be upon you, O trusted guardian, appointed by Allah, to administer His earth, and to convince the mankind to accept His plan. Peace be upon you, O Commander of the Faithful.

 I testify that you made utmost efforts, as it should be, in the cause of Allah, acted upon His Book, followed the way of life of His Prophet, (blessings of Allah be upon him and upon his Household), to the last moment of your life, until Allah invited you to come unto Him, and used His discretion to take you away, and sealed your enemies' doom with the blame that the arguments had been made known to one and all through you.

O Allah let me be happy and satisfied with that which Thou considers good for me, let me agree with that which Thou decides for me, let me passionately remember Thee, and invoke Thee, let me be in love with Thy pure and sincere friends, let me be well-liked and respected on the earth, and in the heavens, let me be unruffled and well-composed amidst misfortunes, let me be gratefully thankful in prosperity, let me be mindful of much and more bounties, let me, ardently, desire for the heart warming meeting with Thee; well-equipped with piety to gain my end on the Day of Requital, let me follow into the footsteps of Thy representatives, let me disassociate myself from the manners of Thy enemies, preoccupied from this world, by praising and glorifying Thee.

[Then, you head towards Allah, the Most High, the Most Exalted, and say]:

O Allah, verily, the hearts of those who surrender to Thee, are full of passionate love, the path of those, who long for Thee, is the straight (true) road, the instructions given by those, who lean on Thee, are distinct and precise, the minds of those, who are aware of Thy reality, are filled with awe and reverence, the call of those, who invite unto Thee, is loud and clear, and the doors of approval are kept open for them; whoso submits his supplication to Thee receives a favorable answer, whose repentance unto Thee is accepted, whoso bursts into tears in fear of Thy punishment obtains mercy, whoso seeks redress from Thee finds the required assistance at his disposal, whoso asks for Thy help procures the aid as a gift. Thy promise made with Thy servants is fulfilled; whoso asks for pardon of his errors finds them reduced to nothing, whoso does everything for Thy sake discovers that each and every deed has been preserved. The means of livelihood available to the created beings come from Thee like a rainfall, and in addition many recurring favors and bounties reach them in regular successions, the sins of those, who ask for forgiveness, are overlooked, the wants and needs of all that which has been created by Thee are properly satisfied, those who put forward genuine demands get more than they ask for, one after the other, again and again; for the hungry wholesome food is arranged, for the thirsty clean water is available in abundance.

O Allah give favorable answer to my prayer, acknowledge the praise I chant in worship, let there be peace and harmony between me and my friends, for the sake of Muhammad, Ali, Fatimah, Al-Hassan and Al-Hussein; verily, Thou art my Benefactor Who provides with bounties, the aim of my desires, the ultimate destination of my hopes, in my future life, and during this short life.

[It must be noted that this Zirayah could be recited when visiting any of the Imams, by exchanging the name of the Commander of the Faithful with the name of the Imam to whom the visit is performed.]