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Ziyarat Ashura

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا أَبَا عَبْدِ ٱللَّهِ

Peace be upon you, O Abu-`Abdullah.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا بْنَ رَسُولِ ٱللَّهِ

Peace be upon you, O son of Allah’s Messenger.

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيكَ يَا خِيَرَةِ ٱللَّهِ وَٱبْنَ خَيرَتِهِ

Peace be upon you, O choicest of Allah and son of His choicest.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا بْنَ أَمِيرِ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ

Peace be upon you, O son of the Commander of the Faithful

وَٱبْنَ سَيِّدِ ٱلْوَصِيِّينَ

and son of the chief of the Prophets’ successors.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا بْنَ فَاطِمَةَ

Peace be upon you, O son of Fatimah

سَيِّدَةِ نِسَاءِ ٱلْعَالَمِينَ

the doyenne of the women of the worlds.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ثَارَ ٱللَّهِ وَٱبْنَ ثَارِهِ وَٱلْوِتْرَ ٱلْمَوْتُورَ

Peace be upon you, O vengeance of Allah, son of His vengeance, and the unavenged so far.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ وَعَلَىٰ ٱلأَرْوَاحِ ٱلَّتِي حَلَّتْ بِفِنَائِكَ

Peace be upon you and upon the souls that resided in your courtyard.

عَلَيْكُمْ مِنِّي جَمِيعاً سَلاَمُ ٱللَّهِ أَبَداً

Peace of Allah be upon all of you from me forever

مَا بَقيتُ وَبَقِيَ ٱللَّيْلُ وَٱلنَّهَارُ

as long as I am existent and as long as there are day and night.

يَا أَبَا عَبْدِ ٱللَّهِ

O Abu-`Abdullah,

لَقَدْ عَظُمَتِ ٱلرَّزِيَّةُ

unbearable is the sorrow

وَجَلَّتْ وَعَظُمَتِ ٱلْمُصيبَةُ بِكَ

and excruciating and unbearable is the misfortune of you

عَلَيْنَا وَعَلَىٰ جَمِيعِ أَهْلِ ٱلإِسْلاَمِ

for us and for all the people of Islam.

وَجَلَّتْ وَعَظُمَتْ مُصيبَتُكَ

Excruciating and unbearable has been your misfortune

فِي ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ عَلَىٰ جَمِيعِ أَهْلِ ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ

in the heavens for all the inhabitants of the heavens.

فَلَعَنَ ٱللَّهُ أُمَّةً أَسَّسَتْ أَسَاسَ ٱلظُّلْمِ وَٱلْجَوْرِ عَلَيْكُمْ أَهْلَ ٱلْبَيْتِ

So, may Allah curse the people who laid the basis of persecution and wronging against you, O Members of the Household.

وَلَعَنَ ٱللَّهُ أُمَّةً دَفَعَتْكُمْ عَنْ مَقَامِكُمْ

May Allah curse the people who drove you away from your position

وَأَزَالَتْكُمْ عَنْ مَرَاتِبِكُمُ ٱلَّتِي رَتَّبَكُمُ ٱللَّهُ فِيهَا

and removed you away from your ranks that Allah has put you in.

وَلَعَنَ ٱللَّهُ أُمَّةً قَتَلَتْكُمْ

May Allah curse the people who slew you.

وَلَعَنَ ٱللَّهُ ٱلْمُمَهِّدِينَ لَهُمْ

May Allah curse those who paved the way for them to do so

بِٱلتَّمْكِينِ مِنْ قِتَالِكُمْ

and who made possible for them to fight against you.

بَرِئْتُ إِلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ وَإِلَيْكُمْ مِنْهُمْ

I repudiate them in the presence of Allah and You

وَمِنْ أَشْيَاعِهِمْ وَأَتْبَاعِهِمْ وَأَوْلِيَائِهِمْ

and I repudiate their devotees, followers, and loyalists.

يَا أَبَا عَبْدِ ٱللَّهِ

O Abu-`Abdullah,

إِنِّي سِلْمٌ لِمَنْ سَالَمَكُمْ

I am at peace with those who are at peace with you

وَحَرْبٌ لِمَنْ حَارَبَكُمْ إِلَىٰ يَوْمِ ٱلْقِيَامَةِ

and I am at war against those who have fought against you up to the Resurrection Day.

وَلَعَنَ ٱللَّهُ آلَ زِيَادٍ وَآلَ مَرْوَانَ

May Allah also curse the family of Ziyad and the family of Marwan.

وَلَعَنَ ٱللَّهُ بَنِي أُمَيَّةَ قَاطِبَةً

May Allah also curse the descendants of Umayyah altogether.

وَلَعَنَ ٱللَّهُ ٱبْنَ مَرْجَانَةَ

May Allah also curse the son of Marjanah.

وَلَعَنَ ٱللَّهُ عُمَرَ بْنَ سَعْدٍ

May Allah also curse `Umar the son of Sa`d.

وَلَعَنَ ٱللَّهُ شِمْراً

May Allah also curse Shimr.

وَلَعَنَ ٱللَّهُ أُمَّةً أَسْرَجَتْ وَأَلْجَمَتْ

May Allah also curse the people who saddled up, gave reins to their horses,

وَتَنَقَّبَتْ لِقِتَالِكَ

and masked their faces in preparation for fighting against you.

بِأَبِي أَنْتَ وَأُمِّي

May my father and mother be ransoms for you.

لَقَدْ عَظُمَ مُصَابِي بِكَ

Extremely insufferable is my commiserations with you;

فَأَسْأَلُ ٱللَّهَ ٱلَّذِي أَكْرَمَ مَقَامَكَ وَأَكْرَمَنِي بِكَ

so, I beseech Allah Who has honored your position and honored me because of you

أَنْ يَرْزُقَنِي طَلَبَ ثَأْرِكَ

to endue me with the chance to avenge you

مَعَ إِمَامٍ مَنْصُورٍ مِنْ أَهْلِ بَيْتِ مُحَمَّدٍ

with a (Divinely) supported leader from the Household of Muhammad,

صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ

peace of Allah be upon him and his Household.

اَللَّهُمَّ ٱجْعَلْنِي عِنْدَكَ وَجِيهاً

O Allah, (please) make me illustrious in Your sight

بِٱلْحُسَيْنِ عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلاَمُ فِي ٱلدُّنْيَا وَٱلآخِرَةِ

in the name of al-Husayn, peace be upon him, in this world and in the Hereafter.

يَا أَبَا عَبْدِ ٱللَّهِ

O Abu-`Abdullah,

إِنِّي أَتَقَرَّبُ إِلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ وَإِلَىٰ رَسُولِهِ

I do seek nearness to Allah, to His Messenger,

وَإِلَىٰ أَمِيرِ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَإِلَىٰ فَاطِمَةَ

to the Commander of the Faithful, to Fatimah,

وَإِلَىٰ ٱلْحَسَنِ وَإِلَيْكَ بِمُوَالاَتِكَ

to al-Hasan, and to you by means of loyalty to you

وَبِٱلْبَرَاءَةِ (مِمَّنْ قَاتَلَكَ

and by means of repudiation of those who fought against you

وَنَصَبَ لَكَ ٱلْحَرْبَ

and incurred your hostility,

وَبِٱلْبَرَاءَةِ مِمَّنْ أَسَّسَ أَسَاسَ ٱلظُّلْمِ وَٱلْجَوْرِ عَلَيْكُمْ

and repudiation of those who laid the basis of persecution and wronging against you all.

وَأَبْرَأُ إِلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ وَإِلَىٰ رَسُولِهِ)

I also repudiate, in the presence of Allah and His Messenger,

مِمَّنْ أَسَّسَ أَسَاسَ ذٰلِكَ

those who laid the basis of all that,

وَبَنَىٰ عَلَيْهِ بُنْيَانَهُ

established their foundations on it,

وَجَرَىٰ فِي ظُلْمِهِ وَجَوْرِهِ عَلَيْكُمْ وَعلىٰ أَشْيَاعِكُمْ

and continued in wronging and persecuting you and your adherents.

بَرِئْتُ إِلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ وَإِلَيْكُمْ مِنْهُمْ

In the presence of Allah and you all do I repudiate these.

وَأَتَقَرَّبُ إِلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ ثُمَّ إِلَيْكُمْ

And I seek nearness to Allah and then to you all

بِمُوَالاَتِكُمْ وَمُوَالاَةِ وَلِيِّكُمْ

by means of declaring loyalty to you and to your loyalists

وَبِٱلْبَرَاءَةِ مِنْ أَعْدَائِكُمْ

and declaring repudiation of your enemies

وَٱلنَّاصِبِينَ لَكُمُ ٱلْحَرْبَ

and those who incur animosity of you

وَبِٱلْبَرَاءَةِ مِنْ أَشْيَاعِهِمْ وَأَتْبَاعِهِمْ

and repudiation of their adherents and followers.

إِنِّي سِلْمٌ لِمَنْ سَالَمَكُمْ

I am verily at peace with those who have been at peace with you,

وَحَرْبٌ لِمَنْ حَارَبَكُمْ

I am at war against those who fought against you,

وَوَلِيٌّ لِمَنْ وَالاَكُمْ

loyalist to those who have been loyalist to you,

وَعَدُوٌّ لِمَنْ عَادَاكُمْ

and enemy of those who have shown enmity towards you.

فَأَسْأَلُ ٱللَّهَ ٱلَّذِي أَكْرَمَنِي بِمَعْرِفَتِكُمْ

So, I beseech Allah Who has endued me with the honor of recognizing you

وَمَعْرِفَةِ أَوْلِيَائِكُمْ

and recognizing your loyalists

وَرَزَقَنِيَ ٱلْبَرَاءَةَ مِنْ أَعْدَائِكُمْ

and Who conferred upon me with repudiation of your enemies,

أَنْ يَجْعَلَنِي مَعَكُمْ فِي ٱلدُّنْيَا وَٱلآخِرَةِ

to include me with you in this world and in the Hereafter

وَأَنْ يُثَبِّتَ لِي عِنْدَكُمْ قَدَمَ صِدْقٍ

and to make firm step of honesty for me with you

فِي ٱلدُّنْيَا وَٱلآخِرَةِ

in this world and in the Hereafter.

وَأَسْأَلُهُ أَنْ يُبَلِّغَنِيَ ٱلْمَقَامَ ٱلْمَحْمُودَ لَكُمْ عِنْدَ ٱللَّهِ

I also beseech Him to make me attain the praiseworthy status that you enjoy with Allah

وَأَنْ يَرْزُقَنِي طَلَبَ ثَأْرِي

and to bestow upon me with the chance to take my own vengeance

مَعَ إِمَامِ هُدىًٰ ظَاهِرٍ

with a leader of true guidance who is (Divinely) sustained

نَاطِقٍ بِٱلْحَقِّ مِنْكُمْ

and expressing the truth from among you.

وَأَسْأَلُ ٱللَّهَ بِحَقِّكُمْ

I also beseech Allah in your names

وَبِٱلشَّأْنِ ٱلَّذِي لَكُمْ عِنْدَهُ

and in the name of the standing that you enjoy with Him

أَنْ يُعْطِيَنِي بِمُصَابِي بِكُمْ

to recompense me for my commiserations for you

أَفْضَلَ مَا يُعْطِي مُصَاباً بِمُصِيبَتِهِ

with the most favorite thing that He ever gives as compensation for misfortunes that has afflicted anyone.

مُصِيبَةً مَا أَعْظَمَهَا

 (Your) misfortune has been so astounding

وَأَعْظَمَ رَزِيَّتَهَا فِي ٱلإِسْلاَمِ

and so catastrophic for Islam

وَفِي جَمِيعِ ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ وَٱلأَرْضِ

and for all the heavens and the entire earth.

اَللَّهُمَّ ٱجْعَلْنِي فِي مَقَامِي هٰذَا

O Allah, (please) make me in this situation of mine

مِمَّنْ تَنَالُهُ مِنْكَ صَلَوَاتٌ وَرَحْمَةٌ وَمَغْفِرَةٌ

one of those who receive blessings, mercy, and forgiveness from You.

اَللَّهُمَّ ٱجْعَلْ مَحْيَايَ مَحْيَا مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ

O Allah, (please) make me live my lifetime in the same way as Muhammad and Muhammad’s Household lived

وَمَمَاتِي مَمَاتَ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ

and make me die on the same principles on which Muhammad and Muhammad’s Household died.

اَللَّهُمَّ إِنَّ هٰذَا يَوْمٌ

O Allah, this day

تَبَرَّكَتْ بِهِ بَنُو أُمَيَّةَ

has been regarded as blessed day by the descendants of Umayyah

وَٱبْنُ آكِلَةِ ٱلأَكبَادِ

and by the son of the liver-eater woman,

ٱللَّعِينُ ٱبْنُ ٱللَّعِينِ

the accursed and son of the accursed

عَلَىٰ لِسَانِكَ وَلِسَانِ نَبِيِّكَ

by the tongue of You and by the tongue of Your Prophet,

صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ

Allah’s peace be upon him,

فِي كُلِّ مَوْطِنٍ وَمَوْقِفٍ

on every occasion and in every situation,

وَقَفَ فِيهِ نَبِيُّكَ صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ

which Your Prophet, Allah’s peace be upon him, attended.

اَللَّهُمَّ ٱلْعَنْ أَبَا سُفْيَانَ وَمُعَاوِيَةَ وَيَزيدَ بْنَ مُعَاوِيَةَ

O Allah, pour curses upon Abu-Sufyan, Mu`awiyah, and Yazid son of Mu`awiyah.

عَلَيْهِمْ مِنْكَ ٱللَّعْنَةُ أَبَدَ ٱلآبِدِينَ

May Your curse be upon them incessantly and everlastingly.

وَهٰذَا يَوْمٌ فَرِحَتْ بِهِ آلُ زِيَادٍ وَآلُ مَرْوَانَ

This is the day on which the family of Ziyad and the family of Marwan gloated

بِقَتْلِهِمُ ٱلْحُسَيْنَ صَلَوَاتُ ٱللَّهِ عَلَيْهِ

because they had killed al-Husayn, Allah’s blessings be upon him.

اَللَّهُمَّ فَضَاعِفْ عَلَيْهِمُ ٱللَّعْنَ مِنْكَ

So, O Allah, pour frequent curses upon them

وَٱلْعَذَابَ (ٱلأَلِيمَ)

and double for them the painful chastisement.

اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَتَقَرَّبُ إِلَيْكَ فِي هٰذَا ٱلْيَوْمِ

O Allah, I do seek nearness to You on this day,

وَفِي مَوْقِفِي هٰذَا

on this occasion,

وَأَيَّامِ حَيَاتِي

and on all the days of my lifetime,

بِٱلْبَرَاءَةِ مِنْهُمْ وَٱللَّعْنَةِ عَلَيْهِمْ

by repudiating these and invoking Your curses upon them,

وَبِٱلْمُوَالاَةِ لِنَبِيِّكَ وَآلِ نَبِيِّكَ

and by declaring loyalty to Your Prophet and Your Prophet’s Household,

عَلَيْهِ وَعَلَيْهِمُ ٱلسَّلاَمُ

peace be upon him and them.

You may then repeat the following Laan ** one hundred times:

اَللَّهُمَّ ٱلْعَنْ أَوَّلَ ظَالِمٍ

O Allah, pour curses upon the foremost persecutor

ظَلَمَ حَقَّ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ

who usurped the right of Muhammad and Muhammad’s Household

وَآخِرَ تَابِعٍ لَهُ عَلَىٰ ذٰلِكَ

and the last follower who acceded to his deed.

اَللَّهُمَّ ٱلْعَنِ ٱلْعِصَابَةَ ٱلَّتِي جَاهَدَتِ ٱلْحُسَيْنَ

O Allah, pour curses upon the gang that struggled against al-Husayn

وَشَايَعَتْ وَبَايَعَتْ وَتَابَعَتْ عَلَىٰ قَتْلِهِ

and who supported each other against him, paid homage to his enemies, and participated in slaying him.

اَللَّهُمَّ ٱلْعَنْهُمْ جَمِيعاً

O Allah, pour curses upon all of them.

You may then repeat the following salam ** one hundred times:

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا أَبَا عَبْدِ ٱللَّهِ

Peace be upon you, O Abu-`Abdullah

وَعَلَىٰ ٱلأَرْوَاحِ ٱلَّتِي حَلَّتْ بِفِنَائِكَ

and upon the souls that gathered in your courtyard.

عَلَيْكَ مِنِّي سَلاَمُ ٱللَّهِ أَبَداً

Peace of Allah be upon you from me forever

مَا بَقيتُ وَبَقِيَ ٱللَّيْلُ وَٱلنَّهَارُ

as long as I am existent and as long as there are day and night.

وَلاَ جَعَلَهُ ٱللَّهُ آخِرَ ٱلْعَهْدِ مِنِّي لِزِيَارَتِكُمْ

May Allah not cause this (visit) to be the last of my visit to you (all).

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ ٱلْحُسَيْنِ

Peace be upon al-Husayn,

وَعَلَىٰ عَلِيِّ بْنِ ٱلْحُسَيْنِ

upon `Ali ibn al-Husayn,

وَعَلَىٰ أَوْلاَدِ ٱلْحُسَيْنِ

upon the sons of al-Husayn,

وَعَلَىٰ أَصْحَابِ ٱلْحُسَيْنِ

and upon the companions of al-Husayn.

You may then say the following words:

اَللَّهُمَّ خُصَّ أَنْتَ أَوَّلَ ظَالِمٍ بِٱللَّعْنِ مِنِّي

O Allah, pour special curses on the foremost persecutor

وَٱبْدَأْ بِهِ أَوَّلًا

and begin with him first,

ثُمَّ ٱلْعَنِ ٱلثَّانِيَ وَٱلثَّالِثَ وَٱلرَّابِعَ

and then pour curses on the second, the third, and the fourth.

اَللَّهُمَّ ٱلْعَنْ يَزِيدَ خَامِساً

O Allah, curse Yazid fifthly,

وَٱلْعَنْ عُبَيْدَ ٱللَّهِ بْنَ زِيَادٍ وَٱبْنَ مَرْجَانَةَ

and curse `Ubaydullah ibn Ziyad, the son of Marjanah,

وَعُمَرَ بْنَ سَعْدٍ وَشِمْراً

`Umar ibn Sa`d, Shimr,

وَآلَ أَبِي سُفْيَانَ وَآلَ زِيَادٍ وَآلَ مَرْوَانَ

the family of Abu-Sufyan, the family of Ziyad, and the family of Marwan

إِلَىٰ يَوْمِ ٱلْقِيَامَةِ

up to the Resurrection Day.

You may then prostrate yourself and say the following words meanwhile:

اَللَّهُمَّ لَكَ ٱلْحَمْدُ

O Allah, all praise be to You;

حَمْدَ ٱلشَّاكِرِينَ لَكَ عَلَىٰ مُصَابِهِمْ

the praise of those who thank You for their misfortunes.

اَلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ عَلَىٰ عَظِيمِ رَزِيَّتِي

All praise be to Allah for my great misfortune.

اَللَّهُمَّ ٱرْزُقْنِي شَفَاعَةَ ٱلْحُسَيْنِ يَوْمَ ٱلْوُرُودِ

O Allah, (please) grant me the intercession of al-Husayn on the Day of Coming (to You)

وَثَبِّتْ لِي قَدَمَ صِدْقٍ عِنْدَكَ

and make for me with You a firm step of honesty

مَعَ ٱلْحُسَيْنِ وَأَصْحَابِ ٱلْحُسَيْنِ

with al-Husayn and the companions of al-Husayn

ٱلَّذينَ بَذَلُوٱ مُهَجَهُمْ دُونَ ٱلْحُسَيْنِ عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلاَمُ

who sacrificed their souls in defense of al-Husayn, peace be upon him.

**One of the narrations state that in case one is unable to recite 100 times the complete “Laan ” & the “Sawlaat” the one may recite the last lines of the same 100 times as under:

اَللَّهُمَّ ٱلْعَنْهُمْ جَمِيعاً

O Allah, pour curses upon all of them.and

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ ٱلْحُسَيْنِ

Peace be upon al-Husayn,

وَعَلَىٰ عَلِيِّ بْنِ ٱلْحُسَيْنِ

upon `Ali ibn al-Husayn,

وَعَلَىٰ أَوْلاَدِ ٱلْحُسَيْنِ

upon the sons of al-Husayn,

وَعَلَىٰ أَصْحَابِ ٱلْحُسَيْنِ

upon the ashab of al-Husayn

Ziyarat Ashura:

It is a most peaceful and spiritual protest against brutality.

Ziyarat Ashura is a deeply revered pilgrimage in Shia Islam Ziyarat Ashura commemorates the martyrdom of Imam Husayn, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad. Ziyarat Ashura sacred journey holds immense spiritual significance, as Ziyarat Ashura allows believers to pay their respects and seek blessings at the burial site of Imam Husayn in Karbala, Iraq. Ziyarat Ashura serves as a powerful reminder of the principles of justice, sacrifice, and steadfastness embodied by Imam Husayn, inspiring countless individuals to uphold these values in their lives. The pilgrimage also provides a unique opportunity for reflection, prayer, and deepening one’s connection with the tragic events of Karbala, fostering a profound sense of devotion and remembrance among Shia Muslims worldwide.

Ziyarat Ashura holds a special place in the hearts of Shia Muslims, who consider Ziyarat Ashura a means of seeking proximity to Imam Husayn and gaining spiritual blessings. The atmosphere during Ziyarat Ashura is filled with grief, solemnity, and a deep sense of unity as believers come together to honor the sacrifices made by Imam Husayn and his loyal followers.

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