Jab bulawa aata hai
24th January 2010
Jab bulawa aata hai tab hi jana hota hai. I am praying that this time my bulawa has come from Maula and that I can do my Ziarat. Allah Qabool karna.
Many years ago( 1995) I was diagnosed with a cyst and the doctors thought it quite serious and ordered a mammogram.
When I told my mother about it she panicked and made a mannat that once I got the all-clear she would send me to Karbala Moalla. By the grace of Allah and the Ahle Bait I was cleared. Immediately Amma gave me the necessary funds to make the trip.
Due to some personal problems I was unable to go then. Amma and I used to plan that we will both go together. Amma will pay for the ziarat and I will in turn take her to Turkey for some R&R after that.
But as they say man proposes and God disposes. Amma died in 2004 of the same disease that she was scared I might get.
Now I am living n Muscat and I have paid the money to join the kafilah of Mr. Sohel Lokhandwala from Dubai.
The program has come and Inshallah we will leave on Sat morning.
I am praying day and night that Allah and My Maulas call me there, give me the opportunity of Ziarat and Inshallah Ziarat qabool karein.
I have been reading a lot about the etiquettes of ziarats and preparations for it and thought of starting a blog where I could describe my experiences and maybe help others as well.
The first step has been to download all the Ziarats from the website–
http://www.ziaraat.org/
It describes all the things a ziara / ziareen must do.
In preparation thereof I will be keeping 3 rozas from tomorrow.
I think this abstinence is to get you into a more pious frame of mind.
Apart from that from this site you can download guides in English also.
The pdf file Iraaq in English gives you complete step by step guide on what to do and when.. with Ziarats in Arabic and transliteration.

25th Jan
Spent the day browsing through the literature I have downloaded.
I have divided the book on Ziarat into smaller bits, by stapling together all the Ziarats of one place at a time. Otherwise the book becomes too cumbersome to carry. I have also downloaded the Sahifa Sajjadiya for recitation there.

Before Leaving
27th Jan
What does the pilgrim have to do before he embarks on the journey?
1. Give Sadqa.
2. It is mustahab to fast on the last 3 days before leaving for Ziarat.
3. Before starting the journey one should perform Ghusl.
4. Subsequently, he should collect his family members and pray 2 rakat Namaz and recite the dua given on
http://www.ziaraat.org/articles/etiq.php
28th Jan
Finally the wait is almost over: we will be leaving for Dubai tomorrow morning and from there for Iraq (Baghdad) early on 30th Jan.
Got a call from the organizer Mr. Sohel Lokhandwala asking us to report to the Dubai terminal 2 airport by 3.30am on 30th.
Since there will be no time tomorrow I am posting the dua to be recited before leaving. I instructed my daughter about giving Sadqa, imamzamin and seeing me off from under the Quran.
Collect family members and pray 2 rakat Namaz and recite following dua: I am writing the English translation. ( the Arabic dua can be downloaded from http://www.ziaraat.org/articles/etiq.php)
O Allah, as a trust, I, today, give myself, my family,

My property, and my children in Thy charge. and

those who are doing the same as I am doing,

Whether my fellow travellers or travelling separately,

O Allah, protect us along with (our) faith, and keep a watch over us.

O Allah let us remain covered by Thy mercy,

do not withdraw Thy favours from us as we are anxiously longing for Thee.

O Allah, we take refuge with Thee from

the inconveniences of the journey,

sad return, and

witnessing any untoward sight harmful to our family, property and children, in this world and in the Hereafter.

O Allah, I direct myself towards Thee in this journey for obtaining Thy pleasure and for seeking Thy nearness

O Allah, therefore, let me accomplish that which I desire and expect from Thee and Thy friends,

O the Most Merciful of all who show mercy!

Then he should go near the door and recite Tasbeeh of Hazrat Fatima Zahra (AS), then he should recite Surah Hamd & Ayatul Kursi facing front, his right & his left.
Then recite the following dua:

O Allah I turn my face towards Thee (refer my intention to Thee) and

leave behind (under Thy care) my family and property and that which Thou has bestowed on me.

I have full confidence in Thee. So do not disappoint me,

O He who does not let any one suffer a loss when one turns to Him,

nor let anything go waste when it is given under His care.

O Allah send blessings on Muhammad and on his children, and

take care of me under the circumstances wherein I am away from that which is associated with me; and

do not leave me alone on my own,
O the Most Merciful of all who show mercy.

Lastly recite, Surah Ikhlas, Surah Qadr, Surah Falaq & Surah Nas & keep some khak-e-shifa with you.

It’s important that the person settle his loans, Khums & other dues before he leaves for his journey.
Baghdad here I come
30th Jan
We left for Baghdad from Dubai by Iraqi Airways. I must say I was a little apprehensive about the carrier as I am a poor air traveller but it was Mashallah one of the smoothest flights I have ever taken! It seemed we were really on wings!
We landed at Baghdad airport around 10am and then began the long wait for the visas to be stamped for our group.
Tip: There is no availability of food or water in the airport so carry some snacks with. In fact you should carry snacks with you at all times since you can’t stop on the way and there are long bus journeys with any tour group.
All ziareens going in the near future should remember that Iraq has very poor infrastructure so simple things can take hours. Finally we were all boarded on a bus. This took us out of the airport to a parking lot some way off from where we got into our own bus. This meant a lot of lifting and shifting of luggage.
Tip: Travel light to Iraq!!
The first thing I noticed when I came out of the airport was the expected security. There were Tanks and police cars and lookout posts all over: And a sign which said “Use of deadly force authorized in this area”.

Since our bus went past it quite fast I couldn’t see which area it was referring to.

We reached Najaf by late evening. The whole way we could see ziareens walking with Alams and flags to Karbala.

All along food and drink sabeels had been put up for them, as well as tents and shelters for them to sleep at night. The locals who were deprived of expressing their feelings for Imam Hussain AS for years under Saddam Hussain are now giving it their all. They take immense pleasure and pride in doing service for the ziareens… putting up food/water/ drink sabeels and shelters for them. At night they massage and press the feet of the ziareens some of whom have walked for 9-10 days to get there.


Since our hotel was located next to the Haram and buses and cars are not allowed there we were put down quite some way off.
We trudged thru heavy crowds into what seemed one check post after another. In every check post we were frisked by women guards and our bags thoroughly examined. This is another thing visitors must be prepared for. The constant tafteesh…
My first look at the Roza from one of the check posts was an amazing experience. At that moment I prayed for my father in law a very devout follower and Ashiqe Ali to come for Ziarat as well as other Ashiqe Maula Ali to receive this blessing of Ziarat.


Najaf e Ashraf… Rauza of Maula Ali AS
In the hotel we were allotted our rooms and we quickly had a bath and left for the Haram.

The crowds were unbelievable. I started reading all the duas that I had downloaded, since there are different ones for entering the gate, then courtyard, then your first glimpse of the Zarih e Mubarak and the Ziarats from there on.
1. Ziarat of Hazrat Ameerul Momineen (a.s.)
a. There is a short dua as soon as you enter Kufa, then
b. when you enter Najaf
c. When you reach the first gate
d. When you reach the gate of the courtyard
e. When you reach the courtyard
f. When you reach the entrance of the canopy
g. When you enter the canopy, enter with the right foot forward and standing
at the door of the shrine, then recite a dua.
h. kiss the threshold and enter with right foot forward and recite a dua
i. Then you recite the Ziarats.. If there is a crowd you can do It from afar or
else you can do as described:
(i) go before the grave and in standing position before reaching the grave
and recite the Ziarats. (ASSALAAMO MENAL LAAHE A’LAA MOHAMMADIN
RASOOLILLAAHE…………… A’LAA E’BAADIL LAAHIS SAALEHEENA)
(ii)Then go near t he grave and s tand there. Face the grave and keep your
back to the Qibla and recite the next ziarat: (ASSALAAMO A’LAYKA YAA
AMEERAL MOMENEENA……. WA A’LAA ZAJEE-A’YKA AADAMA WA NOOHIN WA
RAHMATUL LAAHE WA BARAKAATOHU.)
(iii) Then kiss the Zari and standing at the headside, recite (YAA MAWLAAYA
ELAYKA WOFOODEE….. WAL AAKHERATE YAA ARHAMAR RAAHEMEENA)
(iv) Then kiss the Zari and stand with your back to the Qibla and face towards
the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.) and recite: (ASSALAAMO A’LAYKA YAA ABAA
A’BDIL LAAHE………… MAN TAMASSAKA BEKA WA LAJAA ELAYKA.)
(v) Then go to the foot of the grave and recite (ASSALAAMO A’LAA ABIL
AIMMATE……. WA RAHMATUL LAAHE WA BARAKAATOHU)
(vi) Then say:
ALLAAHUMMA SALLE A’LAA AMEERIL MOMENEENA A’LIYYIBNE
ABEE TAALEBIN AKHEE NABIYYEKA WA WALIYYEHI WA
NAASEREHI WA WASIYYEHI WA WAZEEREHI WA MUSTAWDA-E’
I’LMEHI WA MAWZE-E’ SIRREHI WA BAABE HIKMATEHI WAN
NAATEQE BEHUJ JATEHI WAD DAA-E’E ELAA SHAREE-A’TEHI WA
KHALEEFATEHI FEE UMMATEHI WA MOFARREJ IL KARBE A’N
WAJHEHI WA QAASEMIL KAFARATE MURGHEMIL FAJARATIL
LAZEE JA-A’LTAHU MIN NABIYYEKA BE MANZELATE HAAROONA
MIN MOOSAA ALLAAHUMMA WA AALE MAN WAALAAHO WA A’ADE
MAN A’ADAAHO WAN-SUR MAN NASARAHU WAKH-ZUL MAN
KHAZALAHU WAL-A’N MAN NASABA LAHU MENAL AWWALEENA
WAL AAKHEREENA WA SALLE A’LAYHE AFZALA MAA SALLAYTA
A’LAA AHADIM MIN AWSE-YAAA-E AMBEYAAA-EKA YAA RABBAL
A’ALAMEENA.

Hazrat adam AS, Hazrat Nooh AS and Hazrat Ali AS are buried in the same Zarih so you have to recite Ziarats and perform namaz for all three.
2. Ziarat of Janab Adam (a.s.) Then turn towards the head and for the Ziarat of
Janab Adam (a.s.), recite
ASSALAAMO A’LAYKA YAA SAFIYYAL LAAHE ASSALAAMO A’LAYKA
YAA HABEEBAL LAAHE ASSALAAMO A’LAYKA YAA NABIYYAL
LAAHE ASSALAAMO A’LAYKA YAA AMEENAL LAAHE ASSALAAMO
A’LAYKA YAA KHALEEFATAL LAAHE FEE ARZEHI ASSALAAMO
A’LAYKA YAA ABAL BASHARE ASSALAAMO A’LAYKA WA A’LAA
ROOHEKA WA BADANEKA WA A’LAT TAAHEREENA MIN WULDEKA
WA ZURRIYATEKA WA SALLAL LAAHO A’LAYKA SALAATAN LAA
YOHSEE HAA ILLA A HOWA WA R AHMAT UL LAAHE WA BARAKAATOHU.

3. Ziarat of Janab Nuh (a.s.) And recite the Ziarat of Janab Nuh (a.s.) as follows:
ASSALAAMO A’LAYKA YAA NABIYYAL LAAHE ASSALAAMO A’LAYKA
YAA SAFIYYAL LAAHE ASSALAAMO A’LAYKA YAA WALIYYAL LAAHE
ASSALAAMO A’LAYKA YAA HABEEBAL LAAHE ASSALAAMO
A’LAYKA YAA SHAYKHAL MURSALEENA ASSALAAMO A’LAYKA YAA
AMEENAL LAAHE FEE ARZEHI SALAWAATUL LAAHE WA
SALAAMOHU A’LAYKA WA A’LAA ROOHEKA WA BADANEKA WA
A’LAT TAAHEREENA MIN WULDEKA WA RAHMATUL LAAHE WA BARAKAATOHU.

4. Then recite 6 rakat s namaz. 2 rakats for Ameerul Momineen (a.s.). In the first rakat after surah Hamd recite Surah Rahman and in the second rakar recite Surah Yasin
5. After the namaz recite the Tasbeeh of Janab Fatemah Zahra (s.a.) and seek the forgiveness of Allah and pray for yourself and recite as follows:
ALLAAHUMMA INNEE SALLAYTO HAATAYNIR RAK-A’TAYNE
HADIYYATAN MINNEE ELAA SAYYEDEE WA MAWLAAYA
WALIYYEKA WA AKHEE RASOOLEKA AMEERIL MOMENEENA WA
SAYYEDI L W ASIYYEE NA A’LIYY IBNE ABEE TAAL EBIN
SALAWAATUL LAAHE A’LAYHE WA A’LAA AALEHI ALLAAHUMMA
FA-SALLE A’LAA MOHAMMADIN WA AALE MOHAMMADIN WA
TAQABBALHAA MINNEE WAJ-ZENEE A’LAA ZAALEKA JAZAAA-AL
MOHSENEENA ALLAAHUMMA LAKA SALLAYTO WA LAKA RAKA’TO
WA LAKA SAJADTO WAHDAKA LAA SHAREEKA LAKA LE ANNAHU
LAA TAKOONUS SALAATO WAR ROKOO-O’ WAS SOJOODO ILLAA
LAKA LE ANNAKA ANTALLAAHO LAA ELAAHA ILLAA ANTA
ALLAAHUMMA SALLE A’LAA MOHAMMADIN WA TAQABBAL MINNEE
ZEYAARATEE WA A-A’TENEE SO’LEE BE MOHAMMADIN WA AALEHIT TAAHEREENA.

The remaining 4 rakats namaz to be prayed for Hazrat Adam (a.s.) and Hazrat Nuh (a.s.) and the reward to be gifted to them.

Then perform the sajdah of shukr and say:

ALLAAHUMMA ELAYKA TAWAJJAHTO WA BEKA EA’TASAMTO WA
A’LAYKA TAWAKKALTO ALLAAHUMMA ANTA SEQATEE WA
RAJAAA-EE FAKFENEE MAAA HAMMANEE WA MAA LAA
YOHIMMANEE WA MAA ANTA A-A’LAMO BEHI MINNEE A’ZZA
JAAROKA WA JALLA SANAAA-OKA WA LAA ELAAHA GHAYROKA
SALLE A’LAA MOHAMMADIN WA AALE MOHAMMADIN WA QARRIB
FARAJAHUM.

Then keep y our face in t he same position on the ground and recite

LAA ELAAHA ILLAA ANTA RABBEE HAQQAN HAQQAN SAJADTO
LAKA YAA RABBE TA-A’BBODAN WA RIQQAN ALLAAHUMMA INNA
A’MALEE ZA-E’EEFUN FAZAA-I’FHO LEE YAA KAREEMO YAA
KAREEMO YAA KAREEMO.

Then go into sajdah and say “SHUKRAN” a hundred times and supplicate as much as possible because this is the place for hajats.

Since it was a task reaching the Zarih e Mubarak I recited the Ziarats from afar then decided to plunge into the swelling crowds. I adopt the theory of Bombay local trains–just fold your hands over your chest (cos some ziareens … I won’t name nationalities have a habit of elbowing you right where it hurts most) and then wait for the crowd to take you to the Zarih. Don’t panic if once or twice you get pushed back because eventually the crowd will get you there in its hurry to reach. I managed to touch the Zarih and then somehow extract myself. Being a glutton for punishment I attempted it twice more cos the hajats I wanted to make were not over.
All three are buried in the same Zarih and you have to recite three Ziarats.
A day well spent.. Back to hotel and an exhausted sleep.
Wida (Farewell) of Ameerul Momeneen (a.s.)
This is the dua to be recited when you go for your farewell visit to the Zarih:
ASSALAAMO A’LAYKA WA RAHMATUL LAAHE WA BARAKAATOHU
ASTAWDE-O’KAL LAAHA WA ASTAR-E’EKA WA AQRA-O A’LAYKAS
SALAAMO AAMANNAA BIL LAAHE WA BIRROSOLE WA BEMAA
JAAA-AT BEHI WA DA-A’T ELAYHE WA DALLAT A’LAYHE
FAKTUBNAA MA-A’SH SHAAHEDEENA ALLAAHUMMA LAA
TAJ-A’LHO AAKHERAL A’HDE MIN ZEYAARATEE IYYAAHO FA- IN
TAWAFFAYTANEE QABLA ZAALEKA FA-INNEE ASH-HADO FEE
MAMAATEE A’LAA MAA SHAHIDTO A’LAYHE FEE HAYAATEE
ASH-HADO ANNA AMEERAL MOMENEENA A’LIYYAN WAL HASANA
WAL HUSAYNA WA A’LIYYABNAL HUSAYNE WA MOHAMMADABNA
A’LIYYIN WA JA’ -FARABNA MOHAMMADIN WA MOOSABNA
JA’-FARIN WA A’LIYYABNA MOOSA WA MOHAMMADABNA A’LIYYIN
WA A’LIYYABNA MOHAMMADIN WAL HASANABNA A’LIYYIN WAL
HUJJATABNAL HASANE SALAWAATOKA A’LAYHIM AJMA-E’ENA A- IMMATEE WA ASH-HADO ANNA MAN QATALAHUM WA
HAARABAHUM MUSHREKOON WA MAN RADDA A’LAYHIM FEE
ASFALA DARAKIM MENAL JAHEEME WA ASH-HADO ANNA MAN
HAARABAHUM LANAA AA’ -DAAA-UN WA NAHNO MINHUM
BORA-AAA-O WA ANNAHUM HIZBUSH SHAYTAANE WA A’LAA MAN
QATALAHUM LA’-NATUL LAAHE WAL MALAAA-EKATE WAN NAASE
AJMA-E’ENA WA MAN SHAREKA FEEHIM WA MAN SHARRAHU
QATLOHUM ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS-ALOKA BA’-DAS SALAATE
WAT TASLEEME AN TOSALLEYA A’LAA MOHAMMADIN WA A’LIYYIN
WA FAATEMATA WAL HASANE WAL HUSAYNE WA A’LIYYIN WA
MOHAMMADIN WA JA’ -FARIN WA MOOSAA WA A’LIYYIN WA
MOHAMMADIN WA A’LIYYIN WAL HASANE WAL HUJJATE WA LAA
TAJ-A’LHO AAKHERAL A’HDE MIN ZEYAARATEHI FA-IN JA-A’LTAHU
FAH-SHURNEE MA-A’ HAA-OLAAA- IL MOSAMMEENAL A-IMMATE
ALLAAHUMMA WA ZALLIL QOLOOBANAA LAHUM BIT TAA-A’TE WAL
MONAASAHATE WAL MAHABBATE WA HUSNIL MOWAAZARATE WAT
TASLEEME.
Ziarate Wadi us Salam and Ziarate of Masjide Sehla
31st Jan:
Ziarate Wadi us Salam and Ziarate of Masjide Sehla
In the morning after breakfast we let for Wadi us Salam (Valley of Peace) is the largest Islamic cemetery, and one of the largest cemeteries in the world. Located close to Maula Ali’s shrine, this cemetery holds many of Islam’s Prophets, and covers 1485.5 acres (6 km²) and contains approximately 5 million bodies.

It also has the tombs of Prophet Saleh and Hud.

It is considered mustahab to write your name and that of your loved ones in the mud as your soul then comes to rest in this most holy place. So of course I immediately wrote my names and all the other names I could think of. We had a small majlis there with the Maulana in our group telling about the significance of the place and about Nabi Saleh and Hud.

We had walked here from our hotel and we returned the same way. it’s quite close to the Shrine but the immense crowds made it difficult to walk that small distance and of course the ever present security checks!!

In the afternoon we left for our Ziarat of Masjid e Hannana, Roza of Hazrat Kumail and Masjide Sahla.
Masjid Hannana is between Kufa and Najaf. The significance of this mosque is that when Imam Hasan AS and Imam Husayn AS were carrying the janaza of Imam Ali [a] from Kufa to Najaf, they passed near this mosque, and as they were passing, the pillars of the mosque inclined towards Imam Ali AS, as if paying its last respects. It is also believed that some of the skin from Imam Husayn AS head (that came off when Khul Mal’un was disrespecting the head of Imam Husayn AS with a knife) is buried here. Though we did not get a chance to see it ourselves.
Since it is very blessed to pray Maghrib Isha namaz at Masjid e Sahla we had to rush through this and Roza of Hazrat Kumail. This last is a small but very pretty Roza. I felt a great sense of peace praying here. The rooms were made of green onyx and felt very cool to the touch. Actually most of the shrines in Iraq are made with green onyx.
Just in time for Maghrib namaz we reached Masjid Sahla. There is a very important and famous hajat namaz of 2 rakats prayed between Maghrib and Isha with a dua to follow. All this is in jamaat and ziareens get much sawaab for it.
After the Masjid of Kufa, this is the most significant and had been the residence of Janab-e- Idrees AS and Janab-e- Ibraahim AS. Janab-e-Khizr AS used to frequent this place and according to the tradition of Imam Jafar Sadiq AS after the reappearance, it would be the residence of Imame Zamana (a.t.f.s.). He would stay here with his family.
All the prophets are said to have recited namaz in this Masjid.
There are many amaals in this mosque and our Maulana along with an Iraqi Moallim from the Masjid helped us through it all. I would advise you to download/ or carry copies of it with you as it’s difficult to follow it otherwise. Basically it entails namaz and Ziarat at the
* Mosalla of 6th Imam Jafar al-Sadiq AS
* Mosalla of Prophet Ibrahim AS
* Mosalla of Prophet Idrees AS
* Mosalla of Prophet Khizr AS. Also called Maqam al-Saleheen
* Maqam of Imam Jafar al-Sadiq AS
Lastly we prayed at the Maqam of Imame Zaman AS and also had a short majlis here.
I put in arizas in the Maqam e Imame Zamana. I had already brought them with me. It is advisable to write and bring many arizas as it can be put inside the Zarih of all the shrines.
We visited Masjid of Zaid bin Sawhaan RA which is near Sahla Masjid. He was a very loyal companion of Hazrat Ali AS. He was martyred in the Battle of Jamal.
Prayed 2 rakats namaz here and recited Ziarat.
Because of security reasons no cameras and mobiles are allowed inside the Harams and we are not allowed to carry it with us, since it is very time consuming to deposit them in the amanat counters and then get them out due to the heavy crowds. So no pictures!
Finally we left late at night for our hotel, totally exhausted by the day’s Ziarat and namaz.

Masjid e Kufa
1st Feb:
Before going into Masjid e Kufa we went to the Roza of janab Mesum Tammar, a sahabi of Hazrat Ali and ate dates there .It is around 400 m from house of Imam Ali.
Masjid e Kufa is one of the four important mosques for Muslims and also one of those places where the traveller has the option to either pray full or shortened (qasr) namaz. It is – around 20 km from Rauza of Imam Ali.
There are many amaals here. It took us almost 3-4 hours to finish them all.
It is also very mustahab to pray the Zohar Asr namaz in jamaat over here.
There are prayers for entering the Masjid and then after entering it.

A small drawing

o Maqam e Mehrab (1)- The place where Ibn Mulzim hit Imam Ali
o Maqam-e-Nuh- Bab Al Faraj (1)-Inside the Mehrab Room
o Maqam e Hazrat Mohammad (2)-Where the Prophet offered namaz .
o Haram of Hazrat Muslim andHazrat Mukhtar . (3)
o Haram of Hani bin Urwah (4)-
o Maqam-e-Ibrahim (5)
o Bayt Al Tasht (6)
o Dakkatul Qaza (7)-
o Maqam-e-Jibreel (8)
o Maqam-e-Adam (9)-
o Maqam-e-Jafar-e-Sadiq (10)
o Maqam of Musalla of Hazrat Ali (11)

Then begin the amaals:
1.Amaal of the fourth pillar where you recite 4 rakats Namaz here. In the first 2 rakats
After Surah Hamd recite Surah Tawheed and in the next 2 rakat s, aft er Surah Hamd recite Surah Qadr . After t he Namaz recite the Tasbeeh of Hazrat Fatima Zahra (s.a.).
Then recite the following Dua:
ASSALA AMO A’L AA E’BA ADIL LA AHIS SAA LEHEE NAR
RAASHEEDEENAL LAZEE AZHABAL LAAHO A’NHOMUR RIZSA WA
TAHHARAHUM TATHEERAWN WA JA-A’LAHUM AMBEYAAA-A
MURSALEENA WA HUJJATAN A’LAL KHALQE AJMA-E’ENA WA
SALAAMUN A’LAL MURSALEENA WAL HAMDO LIL LAAHE RABBIL
A’ALAMEENA ZAALEKA TAQDEERUL A’ZEEZIL A’LEEM.

Then read the following 7 times.
SALAAMUN A’LAA NOOHIN FIL A’ALAMEENA.
Then recite:
NAHNO A’LAA WASIYYA TEKA YAA WALIYYAL MOMENEENAL LATEEAWSAYTA BEHAA ZURRIYYATAKA MENAL MURSALEENA WAS
SIDDEEQEENA WA NAHNO MIN SHEE-A’TEKA WA SHEEA’TE
NABIYYENAA MOHAMMADIN SALLAL LAAHO A’LAYHE WA AALEHI
WA ‘ALAYKA WA A’LAA JAMEE-I’L MURSALEENA WAL-AMBEYAAA-E
WAS-SAADEQEENA WA NAHNO A’LAA MILLATE IBRAAHEEMA WA
DEENE MOHAMMADENIN NABIYYIL UMMIYYE WAL A- IMMAATIL
MAHDIYYEENA WA WELAAYATE MAWLAANAA A’LIYYIN AMEERIL
MOMENEENA ASSALAAMO A’LAL BASHEERIN NAZEERE
SALAWAATUL LAAHE A’LAYHE WA RAHMATOHU WA RIZWAANOHU
WA BARAKAATOHU WA A’LAA WASIYYEHI WA KHALEEFATEHISH
SHAAHEDE LILLAAHE MIM BA’DEHI A’LAA KHALQEHI A’LIYYIN
AMEERIL MOMENEENAS SIDDEEQIL AKBARE WAL FAAROOQIL
MOBEENIL LAZEE AKHAZTA BAY-A’TAHU A’LAL A’ALAMEENA
RAZEETO BEHIM AWLEYAAA-A WA MAWAALEYA WA HUKKAAMAN
FEE NAFSEE WA WALADEE WA AHLEE WA MAALEE WA QISMEE
WA HILLEE WA EHRAAMEE WA ISLAAMEE WA DEENEE WA
DUNYAAYA WA AAKHERATEE WA MAHYAAYA WA MAMAATEE
ANTOMUL A- IMMATO FIL KETAABE WA FASLUL MAQAAME WA
FASLUL KHETAABE WA A-A’YONUL HAYYIL LAZEE LAA YANAAMO
WA ANTUM HOKAMAAA-UL LAAHE WA BEKUM HAKAMAL LAAHO
WA BEKUM O’REFA HAQQUL LAAHE LAA ELAAHA ILLAL LAAHO
MOHAMMADUR RASOOLUL LAAHE ANTUM NOORUL LAAHE MIM
BAYNE AYDEENAA WA MIN KHALFENAA ANTUM SUNNATUL LAAHIL
LATEE BEHAA SABAQAL QAZAAA-O YAA AMEERAL MOMENEENA
ANAA LAKUM MOSALLEMUN TASLEEMAA LAA USHREKO BILLAAHE
SHAYAWN WALAA ATTAKHEZO MIN DOONEHI WALIYYAN
ALHAMDO LILLAAHIL LAZEE HADAANEE BEKUM WA MAA KUNTA
LE-AHTADEYA LAWLAA AN HADAANEYAL LAAHO ALLAAHO
AKBARO ALLAAHO AKBARO ALLAAHO AKBARO ALHAMDO
LILLAAHE A’LAA MAA HADAANAA.

2. Dakkatul Qazaa and Baitut Tasht
Hazrat Ali bin Abi Talib (a.s.) used to sit at this place and give legal judgements at the Dakkatul Qazaa. And Baitul tasht is where he gave a miraculous judgement and justice to a young girl, whose brothers wanted to kill her because they thought she was pregnant. Hazrat Ali proved that she had a leech in her stomach which had caused it to swell.

Aamals of Dakkatul Qazaa
Recit e two rakats namaz here and then recite the Tasbeeh of Hazrat Fatemah Zahra (s.a.). After the tasbeeh recite the following dua:
YAA MAALEKEE WA MOMALLEKEE WA MUTGHAMMEDEE
BIN-NE-A’MIL JESAAME MIN GHAYRIS TEHQAAQEIWN WAJHEE
KHAAZE-U’N LEMAA TA’LOOHUL AQDAAMO LEJALAALE WAJHEKAL
KAREEME LAA TAJ-A’L HAAZEHISH SHIDDATA WA LAA HAAZEHIL
MEHNATA MUTTASELATAN BIS- TEESAALISH SHAAFATE
WAM-NAHNEE MIN FAZLEKA MAA LAM TAMNAHO BEHI AHADAM
MIN GHAYRE MAS-ALATIN ANTAL QADEEMUL AWWALUL LAZEE
LAM TAZAL WA LAA TAZAALO SALLE A’LAA MOHAMMADIWN WA
AALE MOHAMMADIWN WAGH-FIR LEE WAR-HAMNEE WA ZAKKE
A’MALEE WA BAARIK LEE FEE AJALEE WAJ -A’LNEE MIN
O’TAQAAA-EKA WA TOLAQAAA-EKA MENAN NAARE BE-RAHMATEKA
YAA ARHAMAR RAAHEMEEN.

Aamaal of Baitut Tasht
Recite two rakats namaz and after Tasbeeh of Hazrat Fatemah Zahra (s.a.) recite the following dua:
ALLAAHUMMA INNEE ZAKHARTO TAWHEEDEE IYYAAKA WA
MA’REFATEE BEKA WA IKHLAASEE LAKA WA IQRAAREE
BE-ROBOOBIYYATEKA WA ZAKAHRTO WELAAYATA MAN AN-A’MTA
A’LAYYA BE-MA’REFATEHIM MIN BARIYYATEKA MOHAMMADIWN
WA I’TRATEHI SALLAL LAAHO A’LAYHIM LE-YAWME FAZA-E’E
ELAYKA A’AJ ELAN WA AJLAN WA QAD FA-ZE’TO ELAYKA WA
ELAYHIM YAA MAWLAAYA FEE HAAZAL YAWME WA FEEMAWQEFEE HAAZAA WA SA-ALTOKA MAADDATEE MIN NE’MATEKA
WA EZAAHATA MAA AKHSHAA-HO MIN NIQMATEKA WAL-BARAKATA
FEEMAA RAZAQTANEEHE WA TAHSEENA SADREE MIN KULLE
HAMMIWN WA JAAA-EHATIWN WA MA’SEYATIN FEE DEENEE WA
DUNYAAYA WA AAKHERATEE YAA ARHAMAR RAAHEMEEN.

3. Amaal of the Middle portion of the
Masjid
It is said that the Prophet performed prayers at this same place on the Meraj night. Recite two rakats namaz here . In the first rakat after surah Hamd recite surah Tawheed and in the second rakat after surah Hamd recite surah Kaaferoon.
After the Tasbeeh of Hazrat Fatemah Zahra (s.a.) recite the following dua:

ALLAAHUMMA ANTAS SALAAMO WA MINKAS SALAAMO WAELAYKA YA-O’ODUS SALAAMO WA DAAROKA DAARUS SALAAME
HAYYENAA RABBANAA MINKA BIS-SALAAME ALLAAHUMMA INNEE
SALLAYTO HAAZEHIS SALAATAB TEGHAAA-A RAHMATEKA WA
RIZWAANEKA WA MAGHFERATEKA WA TA’ZEEMAL LE-MASJEDEKA
ALLAAHUMMA FA-SALLE A’LAA MOHAMMADIWN WA AALE
MOHAMMADIWN WAR-FA’HAA FEE I’LLIYYEENA WA TAQABBALHAA
MINNEE YAA ARHAMAR RAAHEMEEN.

4. Amaal of Seventh Pillar
This is the place where. Hazrat Ali (a.s.) used to pray and the place where Allah had accepted the repentance of Hazrat Adam (a.s.).First face the Qibla and then recite the following Dua:
BISMIL LAAHE WA BILLAAHE WA A’LAA MILLATE RASOOLIL
LAAHE SALLAL LAAHO A’LAYHE WA AALEHI WA LAA ELAAHA
ILLAL LAAHO MOHAMMADUR RASOOLUL LAAHE ASSALAAMO
A’LAA ABEENAA AADAMA WA UMMENAA HAWWAAA-A ASSALAAMO
A’LAA HAABEELAL MAQTOOLE ZULMAWN WA U’DWAANAN A’LAA
MAWAAHEBIL LAAHE WA RIZWAANEHI ASSALAAMO A’LAA
SHAYSIN SAFWATIL LAAHIL MUKHTAARIL AMEENE WA A’LAS
SIFWATIS SAADEQEENA MIN ZURRIYYATEHIT TAYYEBEENA
AWWALEHIM WA AAKHEREHIM ASSALAAMO A’LAA IBRAAHEEMA
WA ISMAA-E’ELA WA ISHAAQA WA YA’QOOBA WA A’LAA
ZURRIYYATEHEMUL MUKHTAAREENA ASSALAAMO A’LAA MOOSAA
KALEEMAL LAAHE ASSALAAMO A’LAA E’ESAA ROOHIL LAAHE
ASSALAAMO A’LAA MOHAMMADIBNE A’BDIL LAAHE KHAATEMIN
NABIYYEENA ASSALAAMO A’LAA AMEERIL MOMENEENA WAZURRIYYATEHIT TAYYEBEENA WA RAHMATUL LAAHE WA
BARAKAATOHU ASSALAAMO A’LAYKUM FIL AWWALEENA
ASSALAAMO A’LAYKUM FIL AAKHEREENA ASSALAAMO A’LAA
FAATEMATAZ ZAHRAAA-E ASSALAAMO A’LAL A- IMMATIL
HAADEENA SHOHADAAA-IL LAAHE A’LAA KHALQEHI ASSALAAMO
A’LAR RAQEEBISH SHAAHEDE A’LAL OMAME LILLAAHE RABBIL
A’ALAMEEN.

After this recite 4 rakats prayer in units of 2 rakats each. In the first rakat after surah Hamd recite surah Qadr,in the second rakat after surah Hamd recite surah Tawheed,
third and fourth rakats should also be prayed in the same way. After Tasbeeh of Hazrat Fatemah Zahra (s.a.) recite the following dua
ALLAAHUMMA IN KUNTO QAD A’SAYTOKA FA-INNEE QAD
A-TA’TOKA FIL EEMAANE MINNEE BEKA MANNAM MINKA A’LAYYA
LA MANNAM MINNEE A’LAYKA WA A-TA’TOKA FEE AHABBIL
ASHYAAA-E LAKA LAM ATTAKHIZ LAKA WALADAWN WA LAM AD-O’LAKA SHAREEKAWN WA QAD A’SAYTOKA FEE ASHYAAA-A
KASEERATIN A’LAA GHAYRE WAJHIL MAKAABARATE LAKA WA LAL
KHOROOJ E A’N O’BOODIYYATEKA WA LAL JOHOODE LE
ROBOOBIYYATEKA WA LAAKENIT TABA’TO HAWAAYA WA
AZALLANISH SHAYTAANO BA’DAL HUJ JATE A’LAYYA WAL
BAYAANE FA- IN TO-A’ZZIBNEE FA-BE-ZONOOBEE GHAYRA
ZAALEMIN LEE WA IN TA ‘FO A ‘NNEE WA T ARHAMNEE
FA-BE-JOODEKA WA KARAMEKA YAA KAREEMO ALLAAHUMMA
INNA ZONOOBEE LAM YABQA LAHAA ILLAA RAJAAA-O A’FWEKA
WA QAD QADDAMTO AALATAL HIRMAANE FA-ANAA AS-ALOKA
ALLAAHUMMA MAA LAA ASTAWJEBOHU WA ATLOBO MINKA MAA
LAA AST AHI QQO HU A LLA AHU MMA IN T O-A ‘ZZ IBN EE
FABEZONOOBEE WA LAM TAZLIMNEE SHAYAWN WA IN TAGHFIR
LEE FA-KHAYRO RAAHEMIN ANTA YAA SAYYEDEE ALLAAHUMMA
ANTA ANTA WA ANAA ANAA ANTAL A’WWAADO BIL-MAGHFERATE
WA ANAL A’WWAADO BIZ-ZONOOBE WA ANTAL MOTAFAZZELO BIL
HILME WA ANAL A’WWAADO BIL-JAHLE ALLAAHUMMA FA-INNEE
AS-ALOKA YAA KANZAZ ZO-A’FAAA-E YAA A’ZEEMAR RAJAAA-E YAA
MUNQEZUL GHARQAA YAA MUNJ EHAL HALKAA YAA MOMEETAL
AHYAAA-E YAA MOHYEYAL MAWTAA ANTAL LAAHO LAA ELAAHA
ILLAA ANTA ANTAL LAZEE SAJADA LAKA SHO-A’A-O’SH SHAMSE
WA ZAWIYYUL MAAA-E WA HAFEEFUSH SHAJARE WA NOORUL
QAMARE WA ZULMATUL LAYLE WA ZAW-UN NAHAARE WA
KHAFAQAANUT TAYRE FA-AS-ALOKA ALLAAHUMMA YAA A’ZEEMO
BE-HAQQEKA A’LAA MOHAMMADIWN WA AALEHIS SAADEQEENA
WA BE HAQQE MOHAMMADIWN WA AALEHIS SAADEQEENA
A’LAYKA WA BE-HAQQEKA A’LAA A’LIYYIN WA BE-HAQQE A’LIYYIN
A’LAYKA WA BE-HAQQEKA A’LAA FAATEMATA WA BE-HAQQE
FAATEMATA A’LAYKA WA BE-HAQQEKA A’LAL HASANE WA
BE-HAQQEKA WA BE-HAQQIL HASANE A’LAYKA WA BE-HAQQEKA
A’LAL HUSAYNE WA BE-HAQQIL HUSAYNE A’LAYKA FA- INNA
HOQOOQAHUM A’LAYKA MIN AFZALE IN-A’AMEKA A’LAYHIM WA
BISH-SHAANIL LAZEE LAKA I’NDAHUM WA BISH-SHAANIL LAZEE
LAHUM I’NDAKA SALLE A’LAYHIM YAA RABBE SALAATANDAAA-EMATAN MUNTAHAA REZAAKA WAGH- FIR LEE BEHEMUZ
ZONOOBAL LATEE BAYTAKA WAR- ZE A’NNEE KHALQAKA WA
ATMIM A’LAYYA NE’MATAKA KAMAA ATMAMTAHAA A’LAA
AABAAA-EE MIN QABLO WA LAA TAJ-A’L LE-AHADIM MENAL
MAKHLOOQEENA A’LAYYA FEEHAM TENAANAN WAM-NUN A’LAYYA
KAMAA MANANT A A’LAA AABAA A-EE MIN QABLO Y AA
KAAF-HAA-YAA-AYN-SAAD ALLAAHUMMA KAMAA SALLAYTA A’LAA
MOHAMMADIWN WA AALEHI FAS- TAJIB LEE DO-AAA-EE FEEMAA
SA-ALTO YAA KAREEMO YAA KAREEMO YAA KAREEMO.
Go into the Sajdah and say:
YAA MAN YAQDERO A’LAA HAWAAA-EJ IS SAAA-ELEENA WA
YA’LAMO MAA FEE ZAMEERIS SAAMETEENA YAA MAN LAA
YAHTAAJO ELAT TAFSEERE YAA MAN YA’LAMO KHAA-ENATALA-A’YONE MAA TUKHFIS SODOORO YAA MAN ANZALAL A’ZAABA
A’L AA QA WM E YOO NOS A WA HOWA YO RE EDO A YN
YO-A’ZZEBAHUM FA-DA-A’WHO WA TAZARRA-O’O ELAYHE
FA-KASHAFA A’NHOMUL A’ZAABA WA MATTA-A’HUM ELAA HEENIN
QAD TARAA MAKAANI WA TAS-MA-O’ DO-A’AA-EE WA TA’LAMO
SIRREE WA A’ LAANEYATEE WA HAALEE SALLE A’LAA
MOHAMMADIWN WA AALE MOHAMMADIWN WAK- FENEE MAA
AHAMMANEE MIN AMRE DEENEE WA DUNYAAYA WA AAKHERATEE.

Then repeat 70 times
YAA SAYYEDEE

Sit up after the Sajdah and say:
YAA RABBE AS-ALOKA BARAKATA HAAZAL MAWZE-E’ WA
BARAKATA AHLEHI WA AS-ALOKA AN TARZOQANEE MIN RIZQEKA
RIZQAN HALAALAN TAYYEBAN TASOOQOHU ELAYYA BE-HAWLEKA
WA QUWWATEKA WA ANAA KHAAA-EZUN FEE A’AFEYATIYN YAA
ARHAMAR RAAHEMEEN.

5. The Amaal of fifth pillar
This is very important because Hazrat Ibrahim (a.s.) and Hazrat Imam Husain (a.s.) used to pray here. It is the spot where 1000 prophets have prayed and it is a portion of Paradise. Recite 2 rakats Namaz here. After surah Hamd recite any other surah and after the Tasbeeh of Janab Fatimah Zahra (s.a.) recite the following dua:
ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS-ALOKA BE-J EMEE-E’ ASMAAA-EKA
KULLEHAA MAA A’LIMNAA MINHAA WA MAA LAA NA’LAMO WA
AS-ALOKA BISMEKAL A’ZEEMIL A-A’ZAMIL KABEERIL AKBARIL
LAZEE MAN DA-A’AKA BEHI AJABTAHU WA MAN SA-A-LAKA BEHI
A-A’TAYTAHU WA MANIS TANSARAKA BEHI NASARTAHU WA MANIS
TAGHFARAKA BEHI GHAFARTA LAHU WA MANIS TA-A’ANAKA BEHI
A-A’NTAHU WA MANIS TARZAQAKA BEHI RAZAQTAHU WAMANIS
TA-A’ASAKA BEHI A-GHASTAHU WA MANIS TAR-HAMAKA BEHI
RAHIMTAHU WA MANIS TAJAARAKA BEHI AJARTAHU WA MAN
TAWAKKALA A’LAYKA BEHI KAFAYTAHU WA MANIS TA-A’SAMAKA
BEHI A’SAMTAHU WA MANIS TAQZAKA BEHI MENAN NAARE
ANQAZTAHU WA MANIS TA’TAFAKA BEHI TA-A’TTAFTA LAHU WA
MAN AMMALAKA BEHI A-A’TAYTAHUL LAZEET TAKHAZTA BEHI
AADAMA SAFIYYAWN WA NOOHAN NAJIYYAWN WA IBRAAHEEMAKHALEELAWN WA MOOSAA KALEEMAWN WA E’E-SAA ROOHAWN
WA MOHAMMADAN HABEEBAWN WA A’LIYYAN WASIYYAN SALLAL
LAAHO A’LAYHIM AJMAE’ENA AN TAQZEYA LEE HAWAAA-EJEE WA
TA’FOWA A’MMAA SALAFA MIN ZONOOBEE WA TATAFAZZALA
A’LAYYA BEMAA ANTA AHLOHU WA LE-JAMEE-I’L MOMENEENA
WAL MOMENAATE LID-DUNYAA WAL AAKHERATE YAA MOFARREJA
HAMMIL MAHMOOMEENA WA YAA GHEYAASAL MALHOOFEENA LAA
ELAAHA ILLAA ANTA SUBHAANAKA YAA RABBAL A’ALAMEENA.

6. Aamaal of the third Pillar
Imam Zainul Aabedeen (a.s.) is associated with this pillar. Recite 2 rakats namaz here. After surahHamd you can recite any other surah. After the Tasbeeh of
Janab Fatemah Zahra (s.a.) you must recite the following Dua:
BISMILLAAHIR RAHMAANIR RAHEEM
ALLAAHUMMA INNA ZONOOBEE QAD KASORAT WA LAM YABQA
LAHAA ILLAA RAJAAA-O A’FWEKA WA QAD QADDAMTO AALATAL
HIRMAANE ELAYKA FA-ANAA AS-ALOKA ALLAAHUMMA MAA LAA
ASTAWJ EBOHU WA ATLOBO MINKA MAA LAA ASTAHIQQOHU
ALLAAHUMMA IN TOA’ZZIBNEE FA-BEZONOOBEE WA LAM
TAZLIMNEE SHAYAWN WA AN TAGHFIR LEE FA-KHAYRO
RAAHEMIN ANTA YAA SAYYEDEE ALLAAHUMMA ANTA ANTA WA
ANAA ANAA ANTAL A’WWAADO BIL-MAGHFERATE WA ANAL
A’WWAADO BIZ- ZONOOBE WA ANTAL MOTAFAZZELO BIL-HILME
WA ANAL A’WWAADO BIL- JAHLE ALLAAHUMMA FA- INNEE
AS-ALOKA YAA KANZAZ ZO-A’FAAA-E YAA A’ZEEMAR RAJAAA-E YAA
MUNQEZAL GHARQAA YAA MUNJEYAL HALKAA YAA MOMEETUL
AHYAAA-E YAA MOHYEYAL MAWTAA ANTAL LAAHUL LAZEE LAA
ELAAHA ILLAA ANTA ANTAL LAZEE SAJADA LAKA SHO-A’A-U’SH
SHAMSE WA NOORUL QAMARE WA ZULMATUL LAYLE WA ZAW-UN
NAHAARE WA KHAFAQAANUT TAYRE FA-AS-ALOKA ALLAAHUMMA
YAA A’ZEEMO BE-HAQQEKA YAA KAREEMO A’LAA MOHAMMADIWN
WA AALEHIS SAADEQEENA WA BE-HAQQE MOHAMMADIWN WA
AALEHIS SAADEQEENA A’LAYKA WA BE-HAQQEKA A’LAL HASANE
WA BE-HAQQIL HASANE A’LAYKA WA BE HAQQEKA A’LAL
HUSAYNE WA BE HAQQIL HUSAYNE A’LAYKA FA- INNA
HOQOOQAHUM MIN A FZALE IN-A’AMEKA A’LAYHIM WA
BISH-SHAANIL LAZEE LAKA I’NDAHUM WA BISH-SHAANIL LAZEELAHUM I’NDAKA SALLE YAA RABBE A’LAYHIM SALAATAN
DAAA-EMATAM MUNTAHAA RAZAAKA WAGH-FIR LEE BEHEMUZ
ZONOOBAL LATEE BAYNEE WA BAYNAKA WA ATMIM NE’MATAKA
A’LAYYA KAMAA AT-MAMTAHAA A’LAA AABAAA-EE MIN QABLO YAA
KAAF-HAA-YAA-AYN-SAAD ALLAAHUMMA KAMAA SALLAYTA A’LAA
MOHAMMADIWN WA AALE MOHAMMADIN FAS- TAJIB LEE
DO-A’AA-EE FEEMAA SA-ALTOKA.

Aft er the Dua go into Sajda and p lace y our right cheek on the ground and say:
YAA SAYYEDEE YAA SAYYEDEE YAA SAYYEDEE SALLE A’LAA
MOHAMMADIWN WA AALE MOHAMMADIWN WAGH- FIR LEE
WAGH-FIR LEE.

Repeat the phrase sincerely and in a mournful state. Then put your left cheek on the ground and recite the same dua and after it ask whatever you want.

7. Namaz-e-Haajat
It is narrated from Imam Jafar Sadiq (a.s.) that he told one of his companions: When you have any need and if you pass by the Kufa Mosque then recite 4 rakats of Namaz and after it recite this dua:
ELAAHEE IN KUNTO QAD A’SAYTOKA FA-INNEE QAD A-TA’TOKA FEE
AHABBIL ASHYAAA-E ELAYKA LAM ATTAKHIZ LAKA WALADAWN
WA LAM AD-O’ LAKA SHAREEKAN WA QAD A’SAYTOKA FEE
ASH-YAAA-A KASEERATAN A’LAA GHAYRE WAJHIL MOKAABARATE
LAKA WA LAL ISTEKBAARE A’N E’BAADATEKA WA LAL HOJOODE
LE-ROBOOBIYYATEKA WA LAL KHOROOJ E A’NIL O’BOODIYYATE
LAKA WA LAAKENIT TABA’TO HAWAAYA WA AZALLANEYASH
SHAYTAANO BA’DAL HUJJATE WAL BAYAANE FA-IN TO-A’ZZIBNEE
FA-BE- ZONOOBEE GHAYRA ZAALEMIN ANTA LEE WA IN TA’FO
A’NNEE WA TARHAMNEE FA-BE-JOODEKA WA KARAMEKA YAA
KAREEMO.

Then say:
GHADAWTO BE HAWLIL LAAHE WA QUWWATEHI GHADAWTO
BE-GHAYRE HAWLE MINNEE WA LAA QUWWATIWN WA LAAKIN
BE-HAWLIL LAAHE WA QUWWATEHI YAA RABBE AS-ALOKA
BARAKATA HAAZAL BAYTE WA BARAKATA AHLEHI WA AS-ALOKA
AN TARZOQANEE RIZQAN HALAALAN TAYYEBAN TA-SOO-QOHU
ELAYYA BE-HAWLEKA WA QUWWATEKA WA ANAA KHAA-EZUN FEE
A’AFEYATEKA.

8. Aamals of the place of Nuh (a.s.)
(Baab-e-Faraj)
After the Aamal of the third pillar you should come here and pray 4 rakats namaz.
Af ter the Tasbeeh of Janab Fatima Zahra (s.a.), recite the following dua:
ALLAAHUMMA SALLE A’LAA MOHAMMA DIWN WA AA LE
MOHAMMADIWN WAQ-ZE HAAJATEE YAA ALLAAHO YAA MAN LAA
YAKHEEBO SAAA-ELOHU WA LAA YANFADO NAA-ELOHU YAA
QAAZEYAL HAAJAATE YAA MOJ EEBAD DA-A’WAATE YAA RABBAL
ARAZEENA WAS-SAMAAWAATE YAA KAASHEFAL KOROBAATE YAA
WAASE-A’L A’TIYYAATE YAA DAAFE-A’N NAQEMAATE YAA
MOBADDELAS SAYYE-AATE HASANAATIN U’D A’LAYY A
BE- TAWLEKA WA FAZLEKA WA EHSAANEKA WAS- TAJ IB
DO-A’AA-EE FEEMAA SA-ALTOKA WA TALABTO MINKA BE-HAQQE
NABIYYEKA WA WASIYYEKA WA AWLEYAAA-EKAS SAALEHEEN.

9.Namaz-e-Haajat (Wish fulfillment prayer) at the place of Nuh (a.s.)
Thereafter recite 4 rakats of Namaz-e-Hajat. There is no stipulation of reciting any particular surah therein. After the namaz recite the Tasbeeh of Fatemah Zahra (s.a.) and then recite the following dua: ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS-ALOKA YAA MAN LAA TARAAHUL
O’YOONO WA LAA TOHEETO BEHIZ ZONOONO WA LAA YAS-FOHUL
WAASEFOONA WA LAA TOGHAYYEROHUL HAWAADESO WA LAA
TAFNEEHID DOHOORO TA’LAMO MASAAQEELAL JEBAALE WA
MAKAAA-EELAL BEHAARE WA WARQIL ASH- JAARE WA RAMLIL
QEFAARE WA MAA AZAAA-AT BEHISH SHAMSO WAL QAMARO WA
AZLAMA A’LAYHIL LAYLO WA WAZAHA A’LAYHIN NAHAARO WA
LAA TOWAAREE MINKA SAMAAA-O SAMAAA-AWN WA LAA ARZUN
ARZAWN WA LAA JABALUM MAA FEE ASLEHI WA LAA BAHRUM
MAA F EE QA ‘REH I AS- ALO KA AN T OSA LLEY A A’L AA
MOHAMMADIWN WA AALE MOHAMMADIWN WA AN TAJ -A’LA
KHAYRA AMREE AAKHERAHU WA KHAYRA A-A’MAALEE
KHAWAATEEMAHAA WA KHAYRA AYYAAMEE YAWMA ALQAAKA
INNAKA A’LAA KULLE SHAY- IN QADEERUN ALLAAHUMMA MAN
ARAADANEE BE-SOO-IN FA-ARIDHO WA MAN KAADANEE FAKIDHO
WA MAN BAGHAANEE BE-HALAKATIN FA-AHLIKHO WAK-FENEEMAA A-HAMMANEE MIMMAN DAKHALA HAMMOHU A’LAYYA
ALLAAHUMMA AD-KHLN EE FEE DIR-E’KAL HASEEN ATE
WAS- TURNEE BE-SITREKAL WAAQEE YAA MAN YAKFEE MIN
KULLE SHAY-IWN WA LAA YAKFEE MINHO SHAY-UN IK-FENEE
MAA AHAMMANEE MIN AMRID DUNYAA WAL AAKHERATE WA
SADDIQ QAWLEE WA FE’LEE YAA SHAFEEQO YAA RAFEEQO
FARRIJ A’NNIL MA- ZEEQA WA LAA TOHAMMILNEE MAA LAA
OTEEQO ALLAAHUMMAH RUSNEE BE-A’YNEKAL LATEE LAA
TANAAMO WAR-HAMNEE BE-QUDRATEKA A’LAYYA YAA ARHAMAR
RAAHEMEENA YAA A’LIYYO YAA A’ZEEMO ANTA A’ALEMUM
BE-HAAJATEE WA ‘ALAA QAZAAA-EHAA QADEERUWN WA HEYA
LADAYKA YASEERUWN WA ANAA ELAYKA FA-QEERUN FA-MUNNA
BEHAA A’LAYYA YAA KAREEMO INNAKA A’LAA KULLE SHAY-IN
QADEERUN.
Afterwards go into the Sajdah and recite as follows:
ELAAHEE QAD A’LIMTA HAWAAA-EJ EE FA-SALLE A’LAA
MOHAMMADIWN WA AALE MOHAMMADIWN WAQ-ZEHAA WA QAD
AHSAYTA ZONOOBEE FA-SALLE A’LAA MOHAMMADIWN WA AALEHI
WAGH-FIRHAA YAA KAREEMO.

Then place your right cheek on the ground and recite
the following dua:
IN KUNTO BEA-SAL A’BDO FA-ANTA NE’MAR RABBUF-A’L BEE MAA
ANTA AHLOHU WA LAA TAF-A’L BEE MAA ANAA AHLOHU YAA
ARHAMAR RAAHEMEEN.

Put your left cheek on the ground and say: ALLAAHUMMA IN A’ZOMAZ ZAMBO MIN A’BDEKA FAL-YAHSONIL
A’FWO MIN I’NDEKA YAA KAREEMO.

Then again place your forehead on the ground and
recite this dua.
IRHAM MAN ASAAA-A WAQTARAF WAS-TAKANA WA’TARAFA.
10. Namaz for the Prayer Niche (Mehrab) of Ameerul Momineen (a.s.) where the sword of Ibne Muljim struck Ameerul Momineen (a.s.) when he was praying.
Recite 2 rakats Namaz here. Any Surah can be recited after surah Hamd. After the Tasbeeh of Fatemah Zahra (s.a.) recite the following Dua:
YAA MAN AZHARAL JAMEELA WA SATARAL QABEEHA YAA MAN LAM
YO-AAKHIZ BIL JAREERATE WA LAM YAH TEKIS S ITRA
WAS-SAREERATE YAA A’ZEEMAL A’FWE YAA HASANAT TAJAAWOZE
YAA WAA-SE-A’L MAGHFERATE YAA BAASETAL YADAYNE
BIR-RAHMATE YAA SAAHEBA KULLE NAJWAA YAA MUNTAHAA
KULLE SHAKWAA YAA KAREEMAS SAFHE YAA A’ZEEMAR
RAJAAA-E YAA SAYYEDEE SALLE A’LAA MOHAMMADIWN WA AALE
MOHAMMADIWN WAF-A’L BEE MAA ANTA AHLOHU YAA KAREEMO.
Here it is also advisable to recite the Munajat of
Hazrat Ali (a.s.) ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS-ALOKAL AMAANA YAWMA LAA YANFA-O’
MAALUWN WA LAA BANOONA ILLAA MAN ATAL LAAHA BE-QALBIN
SALEEMIN WA AS-ALOKAL AMAANA YAWMA YA-A’ZZUZ ZAALEMO
A’LAA YADAYHE YAQOOLO YAA LAYTANIT TAKHAZTO MA-A’R
RASOOLE SABEELAWN WA AS-ALOKAL AMAANA YAWMA
YO’RAFUL MUJREMOONA BE-SEEMAAHUM FA-YOOKHAZO
BIN-NAWAASEE WAL AQDAAME WA AS-ALOKAL AMAANA YAWMA
LAA YAJZEE WAALEDUN A’WN WALADEHI WA LAA MAWLOODUN
HOWA JAAZIN A’N WAALEDEHI SHAY-AN INNA WA’DAL LAAHE
HAQQUWN WA AS-ALOKAL AMAANA YAWMA LAA YANFA-U’Z
ZAALEMEENA MA’ZERATOHUM WA LAHOMUL LA’NATO WA LAHUM
SOOO-UD DAARE WA AS-ALOKAL AMAANA YAWMA LAA TAMLEKO
NAFSUN LE-NAFSIN SHAY-AWN WAL AMRO YAWMA-EZIL
LILLAAHE WA AS-ALOKAL AMAANA YAWMA YAFIRRUL MAR-O MIN
AKHEEHE WA UMMEHI WA ABEEHI WA SAAHEBATEHI WA
BANEEHE LEKULLIM RE-IN MINHUM YAWMA-EZIN SHAA-NUYN
YUGHNEEHE WA AS-ALOKAL AMAANA YAWMA YAWADDUL
MUJREMO L AW YAFTA DEE MIN A’ZAABE YAWMA-EZ IM
BE-BANEEHE WA SAAHEBATEHI WA AKHEEHE WA FASEELATEHILLATEE TOA-WEEHE WA MAN FIL ARZE JAMEE-A’N SUMMA
YUNJEEHE KALLAA INNAHAA LAZAA NAZZAA-A’TAN LISH-SHAWAA
MAWLAAYA YAA MAWLAAYA ANTAL MAWLAA WA ANAL A’BDO WA
HAL YARHAMUL A’BDA ILLAL MAWLA, MAWLAAYA MAWLAAYA
ANTAL MAALEKO WA ANAL MAMLOOKO WA HAL YARHAMUL
MAMLOOKA ILLAL MAALEK.MAWLAAYA YAA MAWLAAYA ANTAL
A’ZEEZO WA ANAZ ZALEELO WA HAL YARHAMUZ ZALEELA ILLAL
A’ZEEZ. MAWLAAYA YAA MAWLAAYA ANTAL KHAALEQO WA ANAL
MAKHLOOQO WA HAL YARHAMUL MAKHLOOQA ILLAL KHAALEQ.
MAWLAAYA YAA MAWLAAYA ANTAL A’ZEEMO WA ANAL HAQEERO
WA HAL YARHAMUL HAQEERA ILLAL A’ZEEM. MAWLAAYA YAA
MAWLAAYA ANTAL QAWIYYO WA ANAZ ZA-E’EFO WA HAL
YARHAMUZ ZAA-E’EFA ILLAL QAWIYY. MAWLAAYA YAA MAWLAAYA
ANTAL GHANIYYO WA ANAL FAQEERO WA HAL YARHAMUL
FAQEERO ILLAL GHANIYYO MAWLAAYA YAA MAWLAAYA ANTAL
MO’TI WA ANAS SAAA-ELO WA HAL YARHAMUS SAAELA ILLAL
MO’TI. MAWL AAYA YAA MAWLAAYA ANTAL HAYYO WA ANAL
MAYYETO WA HAL YARHAMUL MAYYETA ILLAL HAYY. MAWLAAYA
YAA MAWLAAYA ANTAL BAAQEE WA ANAL FAANEE WA HAL
YARHAMUL FAANEE ILLAL BAAQEE MAWLAAYA YAA MAWLAAYA
ANTAD DAAA-EMO WA ANAZ ZAAA-ELO WA HAL YARHAMUZ
ZAAA-ELA ILLAD DAAA-EMO MAWLAAYA YAA MAWLAAYA ANTAR
RAAZEQO WA ANAL MARZOOQO WA HAL YARHAMUR MARZOOQA
ILLAR RAAZEQO MAWLAAYA YAA MAWLAAYA ANTAL JAWAADO WA
ANAL BAKHEELO WA HAR YARHAMUL BAKHEELA ILLAL JAWAAD
MAWLAAYA YAA MAWLAAYA ANTAL MO-A’AFEE WA ANAL
MUBTALAA WA HAL YARHAMUL MUBTALAA ILLAL MO-A’AFEE
MAWLAAYA YAA MAWLAAYA ANTAL KABEERO WA ANAS
SAGHEERO WA HAL YARHAMUS SAGHEERA ILLAL KABEER.
MAWLAAYA YAA MAWLAAYA ANTAL HAADEE WA ANAZ ZAAALLO
WA HAL YARHAMUZ ZAAALLA ILLAL HAADEE MAWLAAYA YAA
MAWLAAYA ANTAR RAHMAANO WA ANAL MARHOOMO WA HAL
YARHAMUR MARHOOMA ILLAR RAHMAAN MAWLAAYA YAA
MAWLAAY ANTAS SULTAANO WA NAL MUMTAHANO WA HALYARHAMUL MUMTAHANA ILLAS SULTAAN MAWLAAYA YAA
MAWLAAYA ANTAD DALEELO WA ANAL MOTAHAYYERO WA HAL
YARHAMUL MOTAHAYYERA ILLAD DALEEL MAWLAAYA YAA
MAWLAAYA ANTAL GHAFOORO WA ANAL MUZNEBO WA HAL
YARHAMUL MUZNEBA ILLAL GHAFOOR MAWLAAYA YAA MAWLAAY
ANTAL GHAALEBO WANAL MAGHLOOBO WA HAL YARHAMUL
MAGHLOOBA ILLAL GHAALEB MAWLAAYA YAA MAWLAAYA ANTAR
RABBO WANAL MARBOOBO WA HAL YARHAMUL MARBOOBA ILLAR
RABBO MAWLAAYA YAA MAWLAAYA ANTAL MOTAKABBERO WA
ANAL KHAASHE-O’ WA HAL YARHAMUL KHAASHE-A’ ILLAL
MOTAK ABBE R MA WLAA YA YA A MA WLAA Y IRH AMNE E
BE-RAHMATEKA WARZA A’NNEE BE-JOODEKA WA KARAMEKA WA
FAZLEKA YAA ZAL JOODE WAL EHSAANE WAT-TAWLE WAL
IMTENAANE BE RAHMATEKA YAA ARHAMAR RAAHEMEEN.
11. Place of Imam Sadiq (a.s.)
This place is near the shrine of Janab Muslim Ibne Aqeel (a.s.). Pray 2 rakats namaz here. After reciting the Tasbeeh of Fatemah Zahra (s.a.), recite the following Dua:
YAA SAANE-A’ KULLE MASNOO-I’N WA YAA JAABERA KULLE
KASEERIN WA YAA HAAZERA KULLE MALAA-IN WA YAA SHAAHEDA
KULLE NAJWAA WA YAA A’ALEMA KULLE KHAFIYYATIN WA YAA
SHAAHEDAN GHAYRA GHAAA-EBIWN WA YAA GHAALEBAN
GHAYRA MAGHLOOBIWN WA YAA QAREEBAN GHAYRA BA-E’EDIWN
WA YAA MOONESA KULLE WAHEEDIWN WA YAA HAYYAN HEENA
LAA HAYYA GHAYROHU YAA MOHYEYAL MAWTAA WA MOMEETAL
AHYAAA-IL QAAA-EMA A’LAA KULLE NAFSIM BEMAA KASABAT LAA
ELAAHA ILLAA ANTA SALLE A’LAA MOHAMMADIWN WA AALE
MOHAMMADIN.

12. Namaz-e-Hajat in Masjid-e-Kufa
It is narrated from Imam Jafar Sadiq (a.s. ) that whoever recites this Namaz-e-Hajat in Mas jid-e-Kufa would have his wishes fulfilled and his dua accepted.
It is a 2 rakat prayer. In every rakat after surah Hamd recite s urah Ahad, surah Kaaferoon, surah Nasr , surah Qadr, surah A-a’laa. After the Namaz recite the Tasbeeh of Janab-e- Fatemah Zahra (a.s.) and supplicate.

13. After this there is the Ziarat of Janab Muslim Ibne Aqeel (a.s.) and Ziarat of Janaab Haani Ibne Urwah (r.a.) ( He offered support to Hazrat Muslim in Kufa)
The entrances to these rozas are now from the side. Next to the roza of Janab Muslim is the Roza of Janab Mukhtar. It’s tucked away so don’t miss it. It’s in the same room.
It is quite tiring as I said. I am writing the duas which you may not get easily in English transliteration. The rest of the Ziarats are freely available and I have only given references.

Bait e Ali
We also went into the house of Maula Ali which is located just next to the Masjid e Kufa. Hazrat Ali used to have his own private entrance into the Masjid but that is closed now.
We didn’t have much time (a familiar story for anyone who goes with groups, because there are always different priorities and someone or other will delay you at some point. Most delays are at starting point itself.)
There are many khadims inside asking for money or offerings as they call it and after a while it distracts you from your contemplation of what a simple life Maula led.
I went into the room where according to the khadims Imam Hasan and Husain lived, the room of Janab Fatima Binte Assad and Janab Zainab , Hazrat Abbas AS and the room where Maula Ali was given his ghusl etc.
All these are very minimalistic rooms and bear testimony to the simplicity with which Ameerul Momineen lived his life.
At the side is a small well from which tapped water is running and vendors sell you cans to collect water in. I also collected it. Our group leaders discouraged us saying it was unsafe for drinking but my friend advised me to collect and give it for adding to the final ghusl of momineens. I intend giving it to my Mother in law as she will make the best use of it.

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