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Imam Mahdi [may Allah hasten his appearance]

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of worlds. And blessings of Allah and peace be on our Chief Muhammad, His Prophet, and on his children.

O my Allah All praise is for Thee for that which Thou decided  upon and   resolved   in   the  matter of  Thy friends, whom  Thou purified  for Thyself  and Thy religion.

When  wisdom and high rank from Thee, prostrated  themselves in adoration before them (from the  Bountiful Preserving  Lord), for whom neither there was any decreased, nor dispersion thereafter, then Thou stipulated for them piety and righteousness.

While they were in this mean and crooked world, free from its pomp, vanity and false enjoyments, Thy  overreaching  authority made known their identity; and  equipped  them  with sincerity and perfection  stood  surety  for them  and communicated intimately with them, sent the news of their auspicious arrival  in advance, and praised them in clear terms for the benefit of one and all.

Fell down on the ground in prostration Thy Angels before them, Thou chose them  to reveal Thy Words, gave them Thy wisdom as a gift, set them up as the (only) medium to reach Thee, the only means to the eternal land of peace and happiness.

One dwelled in Paradise until Thou  sent him on (as the first Prophet). One was made to cruise the "Ark", and had been   rescued, and kept safe from destruction through Thy mercy.

One was chosen and prepared for Thy Mission, as (Thy) Friend, (who)  made a request to Thee for a good report  in  (his)  later generations, so Thou approved and complied with, exalted them and gave them authority.

One was spoken directly through the Tree, his brother was appointed his successor and helper. One was brought in  without a father, was given clear proofs, and was supported with the Holy Spirit.

For  each Thou prescribed a Divine law, and set up a traced out path, each was appointed a guardian-executor, (and each) fulfilled the duty after being kept safe and protected, in  the term of  establishing Thy religion, a witness and argument over Thy servants (mankind), Lest the truth staggered  from its firm stand and foundation, and the falsehood conquered the  hearts of  the people, and might  not say a single man:

"If only Thou had sent a Messenger unto us as a Warner, to show us the path  of wisdom and guidance, so that we might  have followed Thy revelations before we were (thus) humbled and disgraced!"

Then Thou made  plans to bring out the wonderful advent of Muhammad, (Send blessing on him and on his children). So  Thou just as chose him master of Whosoever Thou created, made him  (whom Thou Selected), pure, clean  and  the best, exalted and praised him (whom Thou  elected), surpassed in generosity and liberality  while bestowing high-mindedness and beneficence upon him (whom Thou took in confidence and relied upon); made him leader-in- chief of (all)  thy Prophets, and sent him to the troubled world of men and jinn, among Thy servants, lowered and humbled before him  the Easts and the Wests, under his total control  was brought  all affairs, exalted his soul in  Thy heavens gave over to  him the knowledge of what took place and what will  happen, concerning  facts and operation of creation.

Then invested him with awe and majesty, Jibraeel, Meekaaeel, and distinguished Angels stood around; him  at his beck and call, gave Thy word to him that Thou  would make his religion prevail over all  religions, however much the idolaters may be averse.

Thereafter acknowledged his atonement and provided  good and perfection for his children, allotted for him and his 
children the first sanctuary appointed for mankind, at Becca (Mecca), a blessed  place, a guidance to the people, wherein are plain and clear signs; the place where Ibrahim stood up to pray, and whosoever enters it is safe.

Thou  said: 

" Allah's  wish  is  but  to  remove uncleanness  far from you, O "People of the House", and  purify  you  with  a  thorough 
purification."


Thereupon Thou settled conclusively fee (recompense) of Muhammad (Thy blessings be on him and  on  his children) love  for them, in Thy Holy Book.

So Thou said:

"Say (O Muhammad): I ask of you no  fee (recompense) therefore, save love  of (my) Kinsfolk."

And  Thou  said :

" Whatever recompense (return) I have asked for you, (it) is only for yourselves." 

And Thou said: 

"I ask of you no reward for this, save that, whoso will, chooses a way unto his Lord." 

Therefore they are the (only) means to (approach) Thee, the (only) medium to get Thy favours.

So Thou certainly did not let his hard work go waste, and gave authority to his successor, Ali ibne Abi Talib, (Thy blessings be on them both, and on this children), a guide. At the time when he was made a Warner and a guide for every people, said he (the Holy Prophet), their Guide, in a public meeting overflowing with people;

" Of Whomsoever  I  am  the  Mawla (Lord, Master) Ali is his Mawlaa. O Allah! be a friend of him who is a friend  of him, be an enemy of  him who is an enemy of him, help  that man who  helps him, forsake that man who forsakes him" and  said:

"Of whosoever I am the Prophet Ali is his Chief." And said: "I and Ali are (one basic root of) a tree, and the rest of mankind are like diverse plants, he proclaims the position (relationship) of Haaroon to Moosaa."

Therefore he told  him: "I am to you as Moosaa was to Haaroon, but certainly there is no Prophet after me.

" His (Ali's) life partner was his (Muhammad's) daughter  the  chief of  the women  of the worlds. Lawful  was  for  him (Ali), in  "the mosque", that which  was permitted  to  him (Muhammad), all doors were closed, except  his door. He  (Muhammad)  gave his  knowledge and wisdom into his (Ali's) keeping.

He said:

"I am the city (centre) of knowledge and Ali is its gate. Whoso desires  to approach and dwell  in  the  city of knowledge and wisdom should come through its door."

Thereafter he said:

"You are my brother, successor and  inheritor, your flesh is my flesh, your blood is my blood, your truce  is my truce, your fight is  my  fight, faith is blended, mixed and mingled (part and parcel) in  your flesh and blood, just as it is compounded in my flesh and blood, you shall take charge of the reservoir of my inheritance, you are the fulfilment of my religion, you  shall execute and keep alive my "way of life", your  friends   and   followers  shall  speak  with authority, command  respect  and  hold the torch of good manners and refinements, their faces  will  be all around me in the eternal land of peace and bliss (Paradise), in  my close company. Were it not you O Ali, the  faithfuls would not know  the truth after me.

" After him (Muhammad)  be (Ali) was the guide for the wanderers, a  bright  light in the blind  darkness, the  strong rope of Allah, and the right  path, did not ever hold back kindness and compassion  from the common people, nor ever made excuses or delay to give priority to the matters of religion, nor blew his own trumpet  nor  felt proud of his glory, did the same thing the Messenger used to do, (Blessing of Allah be on them  both  and  on their children)  put  an end to  misinterpretation, did not lose temper, for the sake  of Allah, if any one turned to mud-slinging and name-calling. He had thrown the proud tribal  chiefs of Arabia  into a fright, destroyed  their heroes , attacked and dispersed their cavalries, because of which hatred and  deep grudge took root  in their hearts.

Badr, Khaybar, and Hunain created  jealousy  and  envy in them, therefore, united they joined hands to oppose him, and  came out in great number to fight against him, till he destroyed all deserters, who  had swerved  from  what  was  right, the  shameless who deviated from true religion, while he  was carrying out  the important mission. Killed him  a malicious criminal, a contemporary, serving  the interest and following the doctrine of earlier impudent villains.

An unparalleled and outlandish approach was applied to the directions  of  the  Messenger  of  Allah,(Blessings of Allah be on him and on his children), concerning  the  "Guides" (Imaams), one after the other.

The narrow-minded obstinate "ummah" did not care for and had ill-feelings towards him. Flocked together  to  pass  up and deny his connection with his family, and pushed his children  out  of  their way, but a handful of  sincere faithfuls kept their promise and dutifully upheld  the rights of his children; Some were slain, some were held prisoners, some were sent to distant  foreign lands, and they met  face  to  face (when  came upon) their destiny (martyrdom).

That which is given to each (of them) as reward of good deeds is the best recompense, since the earth belongs to Allah, and  He  gives it for an  inheritance to whom He wants from among His servants, and the (good) end is for the God-fearing wise; glory to our Lord! Verily the  promise of our Lord must be fulfilled; Allah does  not  break  His word, He is Almighty, Wise.

So  be  purified  and refined by making known and remembering the choicest children of Muhammad and Ali, blessings of Allah be on  them  both, and on their children. The heartbroken, in  tears, make  their  hearts  bleed, together with them, the deeply moved perceptive men of letters describe their wisdom and liberality, as they  themselves used  to do, eyes of sensitive and thoughtful  people are  full  of overflowing tears, their voices choked  up with emotion; they cry out to protest against the injustice done, they call up dumb and insensate souls to  stir and  take notice.

Where is Hasan? Where is Husayn?

Where are the children of Husayn? The whole good, one and all!

The truth altogether! Where is the regular unbroken vital connection?

Where is the on going sequence of desirable goodness?

Where are the clear source and spring of Light (vision and insight)?

Where are the lively  vivid handsome faces?

Where are the distinctly visible pioneers?

Where are the "know all the answers" scholars who communicated and made clear the religion of Allah? The fundamentals of knowledge and wisdom!

Where is the 'Everlasting legacy of God"? (never ever is the "family of Guides" without  One).

Where  is  the  impenetrable defence  who  broke  the  back  of  the oppressive tyrants?

Where is the "awaited saviour" who will set the have-nots and the depressed on their feet?

Where is   the  "The   Hope"  who will  put  and  end  to tyranny and  oppression?

Where  is  the "preserved guaranty" who shall give new life to rule of law and refined  way  of  life?  

Where  is  the  "Chosen in preference good" who shall raise the spirits of the people  and give currency to justice and fairplay?

Where is the "hope-giving confidante" who shall make full  use  of  the  "Book" and define the sphere of action? Where is he who shall blot out dogma in the matter of religion  and  his (Muhammad's) children?

Where is he who shall  break  up meddlesome trouble and tampering?

Where is he who shall pull down the foundations of confusion (polytheists) and hypocrisy?   

Where is he who shall stamp out corruption, vice, reaction and  injustice?

Where is he who shall trim the outgrowth of despair, longing and hardships? 

Where  is  he  who shall erase the traces of unfairness and self- seeking conceit?

Where is  he  who  shall  untie  the  twisted  knots of falsehood and  disruption? 

Where  is he who shall separate  senselessness and insolence from  the people?

Where  is he who shall tear up by the roots obstinacy, corruption and apostasy? Where is he who shall love dearly the  favourites of Allah and take pains to tame and train the  transgressors?

Where is he who shall  make people familiar with "words of wisdom"?

Where is  the ultimate (Divine) source of plenty and prosperity?

Where is the "Divine aspect" the God-fearing may look up to? 

Where is  the link that  connects  the  cosmic  complex? 

Where is the authority who shall  communicate and make known the true  point  of  view? 

Where  is the author of the conception of peace, fairplay and welfare?

Where is the defender of the traditions  of the Prophets and their children? 

Where is the investigator of the blood of the Martyrs of Karbala?

Where is he who shall get the upper hand  over the  perpetrators of crime and greed?

Where  is  he who  shall  not rest until he answers the cries of help when called upon?

Where is the foremost leader of the people the just, the truthful and the wise? 

Where is the son of the chosen Prophet? The son of Ali Al-Murtaza! 

The son of Khadejah, the resplendent! The son of Fatimah, the great! 

My father, my mother, and  I turn to you for protection and sanctuary.
O  Son of the favourite Leaders!
O  Son of the distinguished nobles!
O  Son of the  rightly  guided  Guides!
O  Son  of  the  most refined high-minded liberals!
O  Son  of the select generous  Guardians! 
O  Son  of the polite and pure purifiers!
O  Son of the impartial  judges!
O  Son of the open handed hosts!
O  Son of  the mature teachers!
O  Son  of  the  brilliant  fulfillers!
O  Son of the clear and precise arguments who penetrated deep (into the domain of mind)!
O  inheritor of the made known prophesy! 
O  inheritor of the clear preaching!
O  inheritor of  the evident signs!
O  inheritor of the exact science!
O  inheritor of the widely sought after culture and customs!
O  inheritor of the milestones of glory and greatness!
O  inheritor of the extraordinary events!
O  inheritor of  the reason that had been put to experiment!
O  inheritor  of  the  Right  Path!
O  inheritor  of the  Message that made deep impression on mankind!
O Son of him who is in the "Mother of the Book" kept with Allah, the Highest High, the All-wise.
O  inheritor  of  the  convincing  proofs! 
O  inheritor of the genuine evidence!
O  inheritor of the distinctly visible demonstration!
O  inheritor of the decisive information!
O  inheritor of the absolute joy and  happiness!
O  inheritor  of "T'aa-haa" and clear wisdom!
O  inheritor  of "Yaa seen" and "Zaariyaat"
O  inheritor of "T'oor" and "A'adiyaat"
O Son of him who "drew near and came down till he was two bows' length or nearer." (The Highest High  came near and received him gladly). If I but knew the destination of your purposeful journey!

To which isolated  land did you go? Good, pleasant and satisfying? Or otherwise? Or in well guarded concealment? It breaks my heart (when) I look at all that  has been created, but cannot see you, nor hear a whisper about your whereabouts, nor any secret communication!

It is disheartening to know that you are  attending  to  and  watching  over  the disorder and confusion, and I, in the thick of
violent turmoil, am  far away, unable to give report of injustice.

I eagerly long for you who is out of sight, but has not  forsaken us.

I  eagerly long for you who has departed and is invisible, but is not far from us. 

I eagerly long for you who  inspires love and  deep affection, and the faithful men and women take delight in your memorable glory. So we are excited with a longing desire. 

I eagerly long for you who is worthy of acceptance and lawful driving force of belief and conviction, never weary or annoyed.

I eagerly long for you who is the  root of praise and distinction, never can be uprooted.

I eagerly long for you who is always tender, gentle and comforting, never  makes one's affairs worse instead of better.

I eagerly long for you who is just and equitable beyond a trace of doubt, does not  take severe action  until  misbehaviour
trespasses the limit.

O Master! How long and unto what is to be directed (my) request for friendly attention concerning you? And what is the  message? It makes  me sad  to  get favourable  reply from  anyone other than you, but to be duped and cheated in the  end. It casts a gloom upon me  that  you  suffered hardships and the chicken  hearted deserters  left  you  alone.

It  is painful for me what took place for you from  them  and that which had happened. Is there a helper with whom I may cooperate and take pains? Is there a restless with whom I may share when action is taken? Is there a faint twinkle of evidence to make me willingly take up the trouble?

Do you O Son of Ahmed  have means and ways to arrange our meeting? Can you once cleverly guide the course of time, so that we may obtain our wish?

When shall we abridge the gap  that  separates us from the vision so that we may refer to the authority? How long shall we  keep  waiting for  your pleasing satisfying essence and quality?

Already the period of expectation has lasted too long! When shall  we receive  our share from you and have our minds set at rest? For  we have fixed our eyes  upon you and strive with perseverance.

When shall we be happy, and  see  your  beautiful form and fine aspect? Groups of cheerful willing disciplined  helpers, in  
great  numbers, gathering around you to carry out one  work after the other!

You fulfilling (every promise)  and giving  joy, heart and confidence (to the faithfuls); filling  the earth with justice; making your enemies follow the law and accept the revolution; taking the wind out of the haughty and the boastful, and those who knew but denied the truth; breaking the  back of  the  proud  and  the  arrogant; uprooting the roots of the unjust; and  we-singing the praise of Allah, the Lord of the  worlds. 

O  my Allah! Thou disperses the  clouds of  sorrows  and hardships.

Unto Thee we turn to ask for help  against the  enemy; for Thou (alone) helps  and  guides. Thou (alone) puts into good order affairs of this world and  shall  make better the Hereafter. So come  to help!

O  He Who is called to help the helpless, Thy servants, surrounded by calamities. Show them the face of their Leader.

O the Mightiest Almighty. Allow him to put an end to evil and corruption,  and  satisfy  his  Love ( for  the faithfuls )  and 
dislike (for the sinners).

O He Who, from the "Arsh directs and controls all creation, and unto Him is the return, final and ultimate.

O my Allah! We are Thy servants, longing for Thy friend (appointed authority), who  reminds  us of Thee, and Thy Prophet, who  was  created  as  a  refuge  and  asylum  for us, established as a foundation and spring of truthfulness for us, and was made the Leader-Guide of the faithfuls.

Convey to him  our  heartfelt  congratulations and welcome. Make us feel more deeply for him.

O Lord! Very Kindly, make his headquarters our place of domicile and dwelling  abode, and   fulfil Thy  promise by returning  him to us as our Leader Guide, so  that he takes us to the eternal land of peace and bliss, where we shall rub elbows with Thy sincere servants who shed blood  to  pronounce  the  Faith.

O  Allah send Thy blessings on Muhammad and on the children of Muhammad. Bless  his ancestor Muhammad, the Messenger ,  the foremost   Leader, and   bless  his   progenitor, the succeeding Leader, and his great grandmother, the ever truthful,  Fatimah  daughter  of  Muhammad, and  his chosen  virtuous  forefathers, and  send blessings on him, superior, whole, conclusive, staying,  numerous, and  full, not  ever  bestowed  (even) on  any of Thy sincerely  attached  and pious friends from among Thy creation. Bless him with  blessings, (that) cannot be counted in numbers, cannot be "proximated" in space of time, cannot  be consumed  in terms  of having nothing remaining. 

O my Allah! Set up truth, destroy falsehood, show the right  path  to  Thy friends, humiliate Thy enemies, and do it
without interruption, (through him).

O  my Allah! Unite us with him. Let us be friends  with  his ancestors. Give  us courage  to disperse those who oppose and try to prevent him, and make them stay in their shame  and disgrace for ever.

Help us to discharge the duties made incumbent upon us by him, and make every effort  to obey him, keep from that which is declared unlawful by him, rely upon him to get his approval. Let us be with him when he makes peace, and frees mankind from fear, gives currency to love are kindness, brings bliss and happiness, spreads good and virtue, so that we may do our best to promote his cause through Thy mercy, and win victory for Thee.

Accept  our  prayers, forgive  our  sins, fulfil  our desires, give us means of  livelihood, unrestricted, make less our  hardships, meet our demands in full (through  him). Turn  towards  us Thy  kindness and loving aspects, and bring us close  to Thee. Turn the eyes of Thy  mercy upon us, to bring to fullness Thy kind  favours, and  after  that do not ever let them disappear in the name  of Thy generosity, and give us the opportunity to quench our  thirst from the spring of his great grandfather (Kawsar), (blessing of Allah be on him and on his children), using his cup, filled by him, fresh and pure, sufficient, wholesome,  clear and  cool, not  leaving any desire thereafter, O  the Most Merciful.


Sources and Sites for Duas/Doas:
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http://www.almahdi.co.uk/
http://members.ozemail.com.au/~zaynabelfatah/Duaas.htm
http://www.islamicresearch.org/Pages/25_duas_from_the_holy_quran.htm

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