Ziyarah of Imam Reza a.s

It is related: When you go to the Ziyarah of Imam Ali bin Musa Reza (a.s.), recite as follows:

O Allah, bless Ali bin Musa Reza (a.s.), the pleasant, pious and pure Imam, Your Proof on those on earth and those under the dust, the truthful and the martyr. O Allah, send an increasing, growing, purified, continuous and a frequent blessing on him that is consecutive and greater than any of the blessing You have sent on any of Your friends.

One of the Infallibles said: When you decide to visit the grave of Imam Reza (a.s.) in Tus, perform a Ghusl before leaving your house and recite the following during it:

O Allah, purify me and my heart, expand my chest and make my tongue praise and glorify You. Indeed there is no power except with You. O Allah, make this a purification from me and make it my cure and light.

At the time of leaving your house recite:

In the name of Allah, by Allah, to Allah and to the son of His Messenger. Allah is sufficient for me and I rely on Allah. O Allah, I have turned to You, I am coming to You and I am seeking that which is with You.

After you leave your place, stand besides the door and recite:

O Allah, I have turned my face to You and I have left my family, my wealth and that which You have given me in Your protection. I have placed my trust in You; so do not disappoint me. O one whom those who seek Him are never disappointed and those who are protected by Him will never be lost. Bless Muhammad and Aale Muhammad (a.s.) and protect me with Your protection, for indeed those who are protected by You will never be lost.

And once you arrive in Tus safely – If Allah wills – perform another Ghusl and recite the following during it:

O Allah, purify me and my heart. Expand my chest and allow my tongue to praise and glorify You and speak of Your love. Indeed there is no power except with You. I have definitely understood that the foundation of my religion is submitting to Your orders, following the traditions of Your Prophet, and testifying that You are the Creator of all the creation. O Allah, make this my cure and light. Indeed You have power over everything.

Then wear your purest clothes; walk to the grave barefoot with humility and calmness reciting Allahu Akbar, La ilaaha illallaah, Sub-haan-Allaah, Alhamdulillaah and La Hawla wa laa quwwata illa billaah. Take short steps and recite the following while entering the Holy Sanctuary:

In the name of Allah, by Allah, and while I am in the nation of Allah’s Messenger. I bear witness that there is no god but Allah, He is alone and has no partners. And I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and Messenger. And that Ali is the Wali of Allah.

Then point to the grave and stand with your back to the Qibla, facing his face and recite:

I bear witness that there is no god but Allah, He is alone and has no partners. And I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and Messenger, that He is the master of the first and the last, and that he is the master of the prophets and messengers. O Allah, bless Muhammad, Your servant, Your Prophet and the master of all Your creation – blessings which cannot be measured except by You. O Allah, bless Amirul Momineen, Ali Ibne Abi Talib (a.s.), Your servant and the brother of Your Messenger; one whom You chose as the keeper of Your knowledge and whom You appointed as a guide from whomever You willed from among Your creation, as the guide to those whom You sent Your messages, as the undisputed ruler of Judgment Day with Your justice, as Proof between You and Your creation, and as the absolute master over all of it. Peace be to Him and Allah’s mercy and His blessings. O Allah, bless Fatima, the daughter of Your Prophet, the wife of Your Wali, the mother of the two grandsons, Hasan and Husain, the two chiefs of the youth of Paradise, and the purity, the pure, the purified, the pious, the virtuous, the one who is satisfied, and the mistress of all women of Paradise from Your creation – blessings which cannot be measured except by You. O Allah, bless Hasan and Husain, the two grandsons of Your Prophet, the two chiefs of the youth of Paradise, the two rising Imams in Your creation, the two guides to those with whom You sent Your messages, the two undisputed rulers of religion with Your justice and Proofs between Your creation. O Allah, bless Ali bin Husain, the chief of worshippers, Your servant and the rising Imam in Your creation, Your caliphs on Your creation, the guide to whom You sent Your messages, the undisputed ruler of religion with Your justice and the Proof between Your creation. O Allah, bless Muhammad bin Ali, Your servant, the supporter of Your religion, Your caliph on Your land, the one who splits open the knowledge of the prophets, one who rises with Your justice and the caller of Your religion and the religion of his truthful ancestors – blessing which cannot be measured except by You. O Allah, bless Ja’far bin Muhammad, Your servant, the supporter of Your religion, Your Proof on all of Your creation, the truthful and the virtuous. O Allah, bless Musa bin Ja’far al-Kazim, the righteous slave, Your tongue among Your creation who speaks with Your knowledge and the Proof on Your creatures – blessing which cannot be measured except by You. O Allah, bless Ali bin Musa Reza, the one who is pleased with You and the one with whom You are pleased, Your servant, the supporter of Your religion, the one who rises with Your justice, the caller to Your religion and the religion of his truthful ancestors – blessing which cannot be measured except by You. O Allah, bless Muhammad bin Ali, Your servant, Your Wali, the one who rises with Your command and the caller to Your path. O Allah, bless Ali bin Muhammad, Your servant and supporter of Your religion. O Allah, bless Hasan bin Ali, the one who carries out Your orders, the one who rises in Your creation, Your Proof who represents Your Prophet, Your witness over Your creation, the one whom You have honored exclusively and the caller to Your obedience and the obedience of Your Messenger. May Your blessings be on them all - blessing which cannot be measured except by You. O Allah, bless Your Proof, Your Wali and the one who rises in Your creation – blessings which are increasing and everlasting with which You hasten his reappearance, support him, and allow us to be with him in this life and in the Hereafter. O Allah, I seek proximity to You by coming to their Ziyarah and by loving them. I befriend their friends and I am inimical to their enemies. Therefore, bestow me with the blessings of this life and the Hereafter through them, remove the worries from my soul in this life and the Hereafter, and remove the terrors of Judgment Day from me.

 

Then sit by his head and recite:

 

Peace be on you, O Allah’s Proof, Peace be on you, O Wali of Allah. Peace be on you, O Allah’s light in the darkness of the earth. Peace be on you, O pillar of religion. Peace be on you, O inheritor of Adam, the chosen one of Allah. Peace be on you, O inheritor of Nuh, the prophet of Allah. Peace be on you, O inheritor of Ibrahim, the friend of Allah. Peace be on you, O inheritor of Musa, the one addressed by Allah. Peace be on you, O inheritor of Isa, the spirit of Allah. Peace be on you, O inheritor of Muhammad, the beloved of Allah. Peace be on you, O inheritor of Amirul Momineen Ali Ibne Abi Talib (a.s.), the Wali of Allah. Peace be on you, O inheritor of Hasan and Husain, the two chiefs of the youth of Paradise. Peace be on you, O inheritor of Ali bin Husain, the ornament of the worshippers. Peace be on you, O inheritor of Muhammad bin Ali, the one who splits open the knowledge of the first and the last. Peace be on you, O inheritor of Ja’far bin Muhammad, the truthful, the pious, the virtuous and the pure. Peace be on you, O inheritor of Musa Ibne Ja’far al-Kazim. Peace be on you, O truthful martyr. Peace be on you, O pious and virtuous successor. I bear witness that you established prayers and paid Zakat. You enjoined good and forbade evil, and you worshipped Allah sincerely until death came to you. Peace be on you and Allah’s mercy and His blessings, O Abul Hasan. Indeed He is pleased and majestic.

 

Then fall on the grave and recite:

 

O Allah, I have left my homeland for You and traveled across the countries seeking Your mercy. Therefore do not disappoint me and do not send me back without fulfilling my requests. Have mercy on me because of the way I am falling down on my face on the grave of the son of the brother of Your Prophet and Messenger. May my parents be sacrificed on you, I have come to your Ziyarah as your guest, seeking refuge from my crimes against myself and the weight which I am carrying on my back. Therefore, intercede for me with your Lord on the day of my need and poverty for indeed you have a praised status with Allah and you are distinguished in this life and Hereafter.

Then raise your right hand putting your left hand on the grave and recite:

O Allah, I seek proximity to You by loving them and following them, and I follow their last just as I follow their first. I am aloof from any intimate friend other than them. O Allah, curse those who changed Your blessings, accused Your Prophet, denied Your signs, scoffed at Your Imam and incited animosity among the people to the Aale Muhammad (a.s.). O Allah, I seek proximity to You by cursing them and by being aloof from them in this life and Hereafter. O Beneficent, O Merciful.

Then move to his feet and recite:

Allah’s blessings be on you, O Abul Hasan. Allah’s blessings be on you, your soul and your body. You remained patient and you are the authenticated truthful one. May Allah kill those who killed you with their hands and tongues.

Then supplicate by cursing the killer of Amirul Momineen (a.s.), killers of Imam Husain (a.s.) and family of Allah’s Messenger (s.a.w.s.). Then move to his head again from behind the grave and pray two Rakats prayer. Recite Surah Yasin in one Rakat and Surah Rahman in the other. Then sincerely supplicate Allah raying for yourself. Pray more for your parents and your believer brothers. You can stay by him in Mashad as long as you wish. Try to pray all your ritual prayers near his grave, Insha Allah.

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Reference:

Kamiluz Ziyaraat By: Ibne Quluwayh

Translated by: Sayyid Athar Husain S. H. Rizvi