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
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:
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.
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.
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.
" Allah's wish is but to remove
uncleanness far from you, O "People of the House", and
purify you with a thorough
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."
ask of you no reward for this, save that, whoso will, chooses a way unto
they are the (only) means to (approach) Thee, the (only) medium to get
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
"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.
"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.
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?
are the "know all the answers" scholars who communicated and
made clear the religion of Allah? The fundamentals of knowledge and
Where is the 'Everlasting legacy of God"? (never ever is the
"family of Guides" without One).
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
Where is the "preserved guaranty" who shall give
new life to rule of law and refined way of life?
is the "Chosen in preference good" who shall raise
the spirits of the people and give currency to justice and
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
Where is he who shall pull down the foundations of confusion (polytheists)
is he who shall stamp out corruption, vice, reaction and
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
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
Where is the ultimate (Divine) source of plenty and prosperity?
is the "Divine aspect" the God-fearing may look up to?
Where is the link that connects the cosmic
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
Where is the defender of the traditions of the Prophets and their
Where is the investigator of the blood of the Martyrs of Karbala?
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
Where is the son of the chosen Prophet? The son of Ali Al-Murtaza!
son of Khadejah, the resplendent! The son of Fatimah, the great!
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
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.
eagerly long for you who is out of sight, but has not forsaken us.
eagerly long for you who has departed and is invisible, but is not far
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.
eagerly long for you who is worthy of acceptance and lawful driving
force of belief and conviction, never weary or annoyed.
eagerly long for you who is the root of praise and distinction,
never can be uprooted.
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
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
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
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.
shall we be happy, and see your beautiful form and
fine aspect? Groups of cheerful willing disciplined helpers,
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.
my Allah! Thou disperses the clouds of sorrows and
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 )
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
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).
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
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.
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.
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