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(With special reference to Arbaeen)

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Gulrukh Razi

(In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful)


This booklet ‘A brief introduction of ziaraat in Syria’ is a humble attempt for the Zaireen going to
Syria. The thought behind it is simple, to bring together information and ziyarat[s] of Syria in one
book which will serve as a guide that is easy to carry and share with others.

Our experience showed that while on ziyaraat and on visiting various shrines we had to refer to
different books and although many books have been compiled for this purpose but at times they
have much more information than required. Then looking up for the particular dua or ziyarat
takes time, which is again very difficult in a crowded haram. Therefore, considering these
experiences we decided to compile an exclusive book for ziyaraat in Syria.

The places mentioned in this book are the ones popularly visited by Zaireen although there may
be other places to visit.

Almost all the pictures used here have been personally taken by us on our past trips to Syria, so if
you feel some of them are not perfectly focused, we apologize for the inconvenience. Our intent
is to share personal experience with fellow zaireen.

We pray that this small yet sincere effort will be acknowledged by Panjatan Pak [as],
Masoomeen [as] and everybody who supported in developing this book will be
inshaAllah heavily rewarded by Allah [swt].

Gulrukh Razi.

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Syrian Arab Republic is a country in Western

Asia, bordering Lebanon and the
Mediterranean Sea to the West, Turkey to the
north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south,
and Israel to the southwest. The population is
mainly Sunni Muslim, with a large Shia and
Alawite population, and significant non-
Muslim Christian and Druze minorities.
Some 90% of the population is Arab.


The shrine of Bibi Zainab [sa] in ‘Zainabia’, Damascus was completed in 1990 by the
Architect Rida Mourtada1. It contains magnificent Iranian architecture and the dome is
made of pure gold. There is also a large mosque adjoining the shrine which can
accommodate more than 1300 people in it and a further 150 in the attached courtyards.
The doors of the shrine are made of pure gold with marvelous mirror works on the roof
and walls. The shrine gives a touching look at first with its breath taking appearance. The
two tall minarets of the shrine are an excellent example of the architecture.

The shrine has a large market in front of it with many religious things readily available.
The shrine is dominated by pilgrims until it is closed at 9 pm. The central management is
Iranian with a few Arabs. The majority of the pilgrims are Iranians, Pakistanis and
Bahraini, Lebanese, and Iraqi (Shia) Arabs. Sufis also visit the shrine. Prayers are led by
Ayatullah Mujtaba Hussaini and Muslims from all ethnic backgrounds can be found
praying there.
Source: Wikipedia.

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Shrine of Janab Zainab [sa], the area where Shrine of Janab Sakina Binte-al-Hussain [sa]
the Shrine is located is known as 'Zainabia'. (Damascus)

Ziarat of Janab Ammar Yasir [as] and Hazrat Grave of Janab Hujr bin A'di, the loyal
Owais Qarni [as] (Ruqqa) companion of Hazrat Ali (a.s.)

Nehr-e-Furrat (An extension) (Between Ruqqa The bleeding stone on which Hazrat Imam Hussein’s
and Halab) [as] blessed head was kept (Halab)

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Prophet Hazrat Zakaria [as] (Damascus) Place of Raas-ul-Hussain [as], in a part of
the Umayyad Mosque. (Damascus)

Bab Saghir Graveyard (also called "Goristan-e- Tomb of Lady Ruqayya [sa]: daughter of Imam
Ghariban") (Damascus). This is a street with Hussain [as]
cemeteries on either side of the road.

Graves at Bab Saghir. Tomb of Abdullah b. Ja'far al-Tayyar [as], husband

and cousin of Lady Zainab [sa]

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Tomb of Bilal bin Rabah al-Habashi [as], the Tomb of Lady Fidha [as], the honorable maid of Bibi
Muazzin and companion of the Holy Prophet Syeda Fatima [sa] (the Prophet's daughter)

‘Maqam Ra's Shuhada’, the burial place of the Niche (mihrab) where Imam Zaynul Abideen [as]
heads of the martyrs of Karbala. Also called "Ganj- used to say his prayers

Prison of Ahlul Bayt [as] Entrance to shrine of Hazrat Bibi Sughra [sa] binte
Hazrat Imam Hussein [as]

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Place near Bab Saghir where water came from A scene of majlis being held a day before Arbaeen
earth when Yazeed’s soldier won’t provide water on the place outside Yazeed’s [la] palace (now in
for ablution to Hazrat Imam Zain-ul-Abideen [as] ruins) where the Haram were made to wait for
several hours before they were taken to the palace.

Place where Imam Zaynul Abideen [as] prayed Shrine of Bibi Sakina [as] Daughter of Hazrat Imam
when he went to take the head of Imam Hussain Ali [as] and Bibi Fatima Zehra [sa] in Old Damascus
[as] city.

A view inside the Cave of Ashab al-Kahf on Salera Pictures of tabbarukat of Hazrat Mohammad [saww]
hill, Damascus. inside Cave of Ashab al-Kahf on Salera hill,

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Place where Qabil killed his brother Hazrat Habil Grave of Hazrat Habil [as] (sons of Adam [as])
[as] (sons of Adam [as])


A huge ‘Ridha’ being carried to Bibi Zainab [sa] A typical Syrian procession showing replica of the
shrine. Haram’s qafla as it was brought from Karbala to

A view of Majlis Zuljinnah

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Some other places of visit:

1. Grave of Janab-e-Aqeel bin Abi Talib.

2. Grave of Janab-e-Hashim, the ancestor of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.w.)
3. Grave of Janab Aateka, the paternal aunt (father's sister) of the Holy Prophet
4. Janab Abdullah bin Imam Zainul Aabedeen [as]
5. Hazrat Mohsin Ibn-ul-Hussain [as] (Halab)
6. Tomb of Lady Umm Kulthum [sa]: sister of Imam Hussain [as] (Bab Saghir,
7. Tomb of the Prophet's [saww] Wives (Ummahatul mu'minin): Umm Salma [sa] and Umm
Habiba [sa] (Bab Saghir, Damascus)
8. Tomb of Kamaid bin Aswad al-Kindi [r], companion of Imam Ali [as]
9. Tomb of Obay ibn Ka'b [r]: husband of Halima [r], nursing mother of the Prophet
10. Tomb of Abdullah bin Umm Maktoum – Muazzin
11. Tomb of Abdullah bin Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq [as]
12. Tomb of Lady Fatima Sughra [sa] binte Imam Hussain [as]
13. Pulpit (minbar) of Imam Zaynul Abideen [as]
14. Maqam Ra'sul Hussain [as]. Place where the head of Imam Hussain [as] is said to
have been buried.
15. Place where the head of Imam Hussain [a] was kept in Yazid's treasury.

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Lady Zainab, (Peace be upon her)
Daughter of Imam Ali [as] and Syeda Fatima al-Zahra [sa]

Lady Zainab [sa], daughter of Imam 'Ali [as] and grand daughter of Prophet Muhammad [saww],
was the first lady in the world of Islam to form a whole history, erect edifices of right and justice,
demolish the gloomy castle of wrong and oppression, and record, through her honorable situation,
new items of honor and dignity for Islam and Muslims, throughout history. Thus, she has been a
ring in the series of the ideal, human glories that her fathers, brothers, descendants of her
brothers, and their partisans have introduced to humanity. Lady Zainab believed in the revolution
of her brother, participated in his struggle against wrong and oppression vigorously, and adopted
the goals of this great revolution. Through her innovative speeches in the porticoes of the
Umayyad ruling centre. After the killing of her brother Imam al-Hussain [as], Lady Zainab [sa],
as well as the other harem of the Prophet's [saww] household, was taken as captive and had to be
present before the bastard 'Ubaydullah ibn Ziyad’ who was given the position of the governorship
of two Islamic provinces. There she gave the most astounding and enlightening ‘Khutbas’ which
moved everyone. She unfolded the lies of the tyrant leader ‘Yazeed’ and told the world that they
were the sons and daughters of the Holy Prophet [saww] and Hazrat Hussein [as] was the present
Imam of the times. She suffered many more tragedies including passing away of her beloved
niece, Bibi Sakina [sa] in the small dungeon [where the Harem were kept prisoners].
After the Harem were released Lady Zainab [as] took the charge of spreading the story and
purpose of Kerbala amongst the People and she did that very well. As per a ‘riwayat’ Lady
Zainab [as] went to stay in ‘Rawiya’ where she suffered from illness and fatigue. She was
walking through the Garden owned by her Husband when she came across the tree where her
beloved Brother’s Pure Head was hung, she was overtaken by sadness and pain and went
unconscious, she fell in the small stream which stopped the water from flowing. The gardener
went to inquire and when he saw her unconscious he took the chance and hit her pure head with
spade, on hearing her scream Imam Syed Sajjad [as] and a maid rushed to her side to see her
heavily wounded. On Sunday night of Rajab 14 62 Hijri she at the age of 55 the savior of Islam
Lad Zainab, daughter of the bravest Imam Ali ibne Abu Talib [as] went to join her beloved
brother and other members of Ahl-e-Bait in Heaven.

Bibi Sakina, (Peace be upon her)

Daughter of Imam Hussein Ibne Ali [as] and Bibi Umme Rubab [sa]

Sakina is a derivative of "Sakoon" meaning "Peace". Sakina was born on 20 Rajab, 56 AH. Her
titles includes Sakina, Ma‘sūmah, Aatika, Kulthūm, and Zaynab. Sukaina was the most beloved
daughter of Hussain ibn Ali and used to sleep on his chest every night. Hussain ibn Ali was often
heard saying, "A house without Sukaina would not be worth living in".
Like any other four-to-five year old, when Sakina went to bed at night she wanted to spend some
time with her father. Hussain ibn Ali would tell her stories of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad and
of the battles fought by her grandfather Ali ibn Abi Talib.There was a special bond between
Sukaina and her paternal uncle, Abbas ibn Ali. After the battle of Karbala, sixteen days of
suffering the miseries, the tortures and calamities for the Ahl al-Bayt. they reached Damascus.
Sakina died in Damascus at the age of 4 in 61 AH and is buried within Sayyidah Ruqayya
Mosque in Damascus. Sakīnah's body was removed from its original burial place, dungeon of
Syria, some centuries later, when a pious man of Damascus was informed in his dream that water
was pouring into the grave of Sakīnah. Upon confirmation that ground water was actually
entering the grave and ancient tomb was about to collapse (1280AH/1863AD).When shrine was
opened for restoration, blessed clothed body of her was seen to be fresh and soft (never decayed

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or changed) as if she were still alive (although buried 1400 years before).This miracle was
witnessed by the Turkish deputy governor,the supreme Judge & other personalities of rank at that
time and well mentioned in history books.
Her shrine is now a huge beautiful piece of architecture, her grave covered with gold ornamented
Zarih and a place of pilgrimage (ziyarat) for Muslims.

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‫‪Ziarat Bibi Zainab [sa]:‬‬

‫اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ ﯾَﺎ ﺑِﻨْﺖَ ﺳَﯿِّﺪِ اﻷَﻧْﺒِﯿﺎ ِء‬

‫اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ ﯾَﺎ ﺑِﻨْﺖَ ﺻَﺎﺣِﺐِ اﻟﺤَﻮْضِ وَاﻟﻠِّﻮَاءِ‬
‫اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ ﯾَﺎ ﺑِﻨْﺖَ ﻣَﻦْ ﻋُﺮِجَ ﺑِﮫِ إﻟﻰ اﻟﺴَّﻤَﺎءِ وَوَﺻَﻞَ إﻟﻰ ﻣَﻘَﺎمِ ﻗَﺎبِ ﻗَﻮْﺳَﯿﻦِ أوْ أدْﻧﻰ‬
‫اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ ﯾَﺎ ﺑِﻨْﺖَ ﻧَﺒِﻲِّ اﻟﮭُﺪَى وَﺳَﯿِّﺪِ اﻟﻮَرَى وَﻣُﻨْﻘِﺬِ اﻟﻌِﺒَﺎدِ ﻣِﻦَ اﻟﺮَّدَى‬
‫اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ ﯾَﺎ ﺑِﻨْﺖَ ﺻَﺎﺣِﺐِ اﻟﺨُﻠُﻖِ اﻟﻌَﻈِﯿﻢِ وَاﻟﺸَّﺮَفِ اﻟﻌَﻤِﯿﻢِ وَاﻵﯾَﺎتِ وَاﻟﺬِّﻛْﺮِ اﻟﺤَﻜِﯿﻢِ‬
‫اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ ﯾَﺎ ﺑِﻨْﺖَ ﺻَﺎﺣِﺐِ اﻟﻤَﻘَﺎمِ اﻟﻤﺤْﻤُﻮدِ وَاﻟﺤَﻮضِ اﻟﻤَﻮرُودِ وَاﻟﻠِّﻮَاءِ اﻟﻤَﺸْﮭﻮدِ‬
‫اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ ﯾَﺎ ﺑِﻨْﺖَ ﻣَﻨْﮭَﺞِ دِﯾﻦِ اﻹﺳْﻼمِ وَﺻَﺎﺣِﺐِ اﻟﻘِﺒْﻠَﺔِ وَاﻟﻘُﺮْآنِ وَﻋَﻠَﻢِ اﻟﺼِّﺪْقِ وَاﻟﺤَﻖِّ وَاﻹﺣْﺴَﺎنِ‬
‫اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ ﯾَﺎ ﺑِﻨْﺖَ ﺻَﻔْﻮَةِ اﻷَﻧْﺒِﯿﺎءِ وَﻋَﻠَﻢِ اﻷﺗْﻘِﯿﺎءِ وَﻣَﺸْﮭﻮرِ اﻟﺬِّﻛْﺮِ ﻓﻲ اﻷرْضِ وَاﻟﺴَّﻤﺎءِ‪ ،‬وَرَﺣْﻤَﺔُ اﷲِ وَﺑَﺮَﻛَﺎﺗُﮫُ‬
‫اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ ﯾَﺎ ﺑِﻨْﺖَ ﺧَﯿْﺮِ ﺧَﻠﻖِ اﷲِ وَﺳَﯿِّﺪِ ﺧَﻠْﻘِﮫِ وَأَوَّلِ اﻟﻌَﺪَدِ ﻗَﺒْﻞَ إﯾﺠَﺎدِ أَرْﺿِﮫِ وَﺳَﻤﺎوَاﺗِﮫِ وَآﺧِﺮِ اﻷَﺑَﺪِ ﺑَﻌْﺪَ ﻓَﻨﺎءِ اﻟﺪُّﻧْﯿﺎ‬
‫وَأَھْﻠِﮭَﺎ اﻟَّﺬِي رُوﺣُﮫُ ﻧُﺴْﺨَﺔُ اﻟﻼَّھُﻮتِ وَﺻُﻮرَﺗُﮫُ ﻧُﺴْﺨَﺔُ اﻟﻤُﻠْﻚِ وَاﻟﻤَﻠَﻜُﻮتِ وَﻗَﻠْﺒُﮫُ ﺧُﺰاﻧَﺔُ اﻟﺤَﻲِّ اﻟَّﺬِي ﻻ ﯾﻤُﻮتُ‪ ،‬وَرَﺣْﻤَﺔُ اﷲِ‬
‫وَﺑَﺮَﻛَﺎﺗُﮫُ اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ ﯾَﺎ ﺑِﻨْﺖَ اﻟﻤُﻈَﻠَّﻞِ ﺑِﺎﻟﻐَﻤَﺎمِ ﺳَﯿِّﺪِ اﻟﻜَﻮْﻧَﯿْﻦِ وَﻣَﻮْﻟﻰ اﻟﺜَّﻘَﻠَﯿﻦِ وَﺷَﻔِﯿﻊِ اﻷُﻣَّﺔِ ﯾَﻮمَ اﻟﻤﺤْﺸَﺮِ وَرَﺣْﻤَﺔُ اﷲِ‬
‫وَﺑَﺮَﻛَﺎﺗُﮫُ اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ ﯾَﺎ ﺑِﻨْﺖَ ﺳَﯿِّﺪِ اﻷَوْﺻِﯿﺎءِ اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ ﯾَﺎ ﺑِﻨْﺖَ إﻣَﺎمِ اﻷﺗْﻘِﯿﺎءِ اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ ﯾَﺎ ﺑِﻨْﺖَ رُﻛْﻦِ اﻷوْﻟِﯿَﺎءِ‬
‫اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ ﯾَﺎ ﺑِﻨْﺖَ ﻋِﻤَﺎدِ اﻷﺻْﻔِﯿَﺎءِ اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ ﯾَﺎ ﺑِﻨْﺖَ ﯾَﻌْﺴﻮبِ اﻟﺪِّﯾﻦِ اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ ﯾَﺎ ﺑِﻨْﺖَ أَﻣِﯿﺮِ اﻟﻤُﺆﻣِﻨِﯿﻦَ‬
‫اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ ﯾَﺎ ﺑِﻨْﺖَ ﺳَﯿِّﺪِ اﻟﻮَﺻِﯿِّﯿﻦَ اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ ﯾَﺎ ﺑِﻨْﺖَ ﻗَﺎﺋِﺪِ اﻟﺒﺮَرَةِ اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ ﯾَﺎ ﺑِﻨْﺖَ ﻗَﺎﻣِﻊِ اﻟﻜَﻔَﺮَةِ وَاﻟﻔﺠَﺮَةِ‬
‫اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ ﯾَﺎ ﺑِﻨْﺖَ وَارِثِ اﻟﻨَّﺒِﯿِّﯿﻦَ اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ ﯾَﺎ ﺑﻨﺖَ ﺧَﻠِﯿﻔَﺔِ ﺳَﯿِّﺪِ اﻟﻤُﺮﺳَﻠِﯿﻦَ اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ ﯾَﺎ ﺑِﻨْﺖَ ﺿِﯿﺎءِ اﻟﺪِّﯾﻦِ‬
‫اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ ﯾَﺎ ﺑِﻨْﺖَ اﻟﻨَّﺒَﺄِ اﻟﻌَﻈِﯿﻢِ ﻋَﻠﻰ اﻟﯿَﻘِﯿﻦِ اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ ﯾَﺎ ﺑِﻨْﺖَ ﻣَﻦْ ﺣِﺴﺎبُ اﻟﻨَّﺎسِ ﻋَﻠَﯿﮫِ وَاﻟﻜَﻮْﺛَﺮُ ﺑَﯿﻦَ ﯾَﺪَﯾْﮫِ وَاﻟﻨَّﺺُّ‬
‫ﯾَﻮمَ اﻟﻐَﺪِﯾﺮِ ﻋَﻠَﯿﮫِ‪ ،‬وَرَﺣْﻤَﺔُ اﷲِ وَﺑَﺮَﻛَﺎﺗُﮫُ اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ ﯾَﺎ ﺑِﻨْﺖَ ﻣَﻦْ ﻗَﺎدَ زِﻣَﺎمَ ﻧَﺎﻗَﺘِﮭَﺎ ﺟِﺒﺮَاﺋِﯿﻞُ وَﺷَﺎرَﻛَﮭﺎ ﻓﻲ ﻣُﺼَﺎﺑﮭَﺎ‬
‫إﺳْﺮاﻓِﯿﻞُ‪ ،‬وَﻏَﻀِﺐَ ﺑِﺴَﺒَﺒِﮭﺎ اﻟﺮَّبُّ اﻟﺠَﻠِﯿﻞُ‪ ،‬وَﺑَﻜﻰ ﻟﻤُﺼَﺎﺑﮭَﺎ إﺑْﺮاھِﯿﻢُ اﻟﺨَﻠِﯿﻞُ وَﻧُﻮحٌ وَﻣُﻮﺳَﻰ اﻟﻜَﻠِﯿﻢُ ﻓِﻲ ﻛَﺮْﺑَﻼءَ‬
‫اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ ﯾَﺎ ﺑِﻨْﺖَ اﻟﺒُﺪُورِ اﻟﺴَّﻮاﻃِﻊِ اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ ﯾَﺎ ﺑِﻨْﺖَ اﻟﺸُّﻤُﻮسِ اﻟﻄَّﻮَاﻟِﻊِ‪ ،‬وَرَﺣْﻤَﺔُ اﷲِ وَﺑَﺮَﻛَﺎﺗُﮫُ اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ ﯾَﺎ ﺑِﻨْﺖَ‬
‫زَ ْﻣﺰَمَ وَاﻟﺼَّﻔَﺎ اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ ﯾَﺎ ﺑِﻨْﺖَ ﻣَﻜَّﺔَ وَﻣِﻨﻰَ اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ ﯾَﺎ ﺑِﻨْﺖَ ﻣَﻦْ ﺣُﻤِﻞَ ﻋَﻠﻰ اﻟﺒُﺮَاقِ ﻓﻲ اﻟﮭَﻮَاء اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ ﯾَﺎ‬
‫ﺑِﻨْﺖَ ﻣَﻦْ ﺣﻤَﻞَ اﻟﺰَّﻛَﺎةَ ﺑِﺄﻃْﺮافِ اﻟﺮِّدَاءِ وَﺑَﺬَﻟَﮫُ ﻋَﻠﻰ اﻟﻔُﻘَﺮاءِ اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ ﯾَﺎ ﺑِﻨْﺖَ ﻣَﻦْ أُﺳْﺮِيَ ﺑﮫِ ﻣِﻦ اﻟﻤَﺴْﺠِﺪِ اﻟﺤَﺮامِ إﻟﻰ‬
‫اﻟﻤﺴﺠِﺪِ اﻷﻗْﺼَﻰ اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ ﯾَﺎ ﺑِﻨْﺖَ ﻣَﻦ ﺿَﺮَبَ ﺑِﺎﻟﺴَّﯿْﻔَﯿﻦ اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ ﯾَﺎ ﺑِﻨْﺖَ ﻣَﻦ ﺻَﻠَّﻰ اﻟﻘِﺒْﻠَﺘَﯿﻦِ اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ ﯾَﺎ ﺑِﻨْﺖَ‬
‫ﻣُﺤَﻤَّﺪٍ اﻟﻤُﺼﻄَﻔَﻰ اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ ﯾَﺎ ﺑِﻨْﺖَ ﻋَﻠِﻲٍّ اﻟﻤُﺮْﺗَﻀﻰ اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ ﯾَﺎ ﺑِﻨْﺖَ ﻓَﺎﻃِﻤَﺔَ اﻟﺰَّھْﺮاءِ اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ ﯾَﺎ ﺑِﻨْﺖَ ﺧَﺪﯾﺠَﺔَ‬
‫اﻟﻜُﺒﺮَى اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ وَﻋَﻠﻰ ﺟَﺪِّكِ ﻣُﺤَﻤَّﺪٍ اﻟﻤُﺨْﺘَﺎرِ اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ وﻋَﻠﻰ أَﺑِﯿﻚِ ﺣَﯿْﺪَر اﻟﻜَﺮّار اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ وَﻋَﻠﻰ اﻟﺴَّﺎدَاتِ‬
‫اﻷﻃْﮭﺎرِ اﻷﺧْﯿَﺎرِ‪ ،‬وَھُﻢْ ﺣُﺠَﺞُ اﷲِ ﻋَﻠﻰ اﻷﻗْﻄﺎرِ وَﺳَﺎداتُ اﻷرضِ واﻟﺴَّﻤَﺎءِ اﻟَّﺬِﯾﻦَ ﺣُﺒُّﮭُﻢ ﻓَﺮضٌ ﻋَﻠﻰ أَﻋْﻨَﺎقِ ﻛُﻞِّ اﻟﺨَﻼﺋِﻖِ‬
‫اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ ﯾَﺎ ﺑِﻨْﺖَ وَﻟﻲِّ اﷲِ اﻟﻤُﻌَﻈَّﻢِ اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ ﯾﺎ ﻋَﻤَّﺔَ وَﻟﻲِّ اﷲِ اﻟﻤُﻜَﺮَّمِ اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ ﯾَﺎ أُمَّ اﻟﻤَﺼﺎﺋﺐِ ﯾَﺎ زَﯾْﻨَﺐُ‬
‫وَرَﺣْﻤَﺔُ اﷲِ وَﺑَﺮَﻛَﺎﺗُﮫُ اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ أَﯾَّﺘُﮭَﺎ اﻟﻔَﺎﺿِﻠَﺔُ اﻟﺮَّﺷِﯿﺪَةُ اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ أَﯾَّﺘُﮭَﺎ اﻟﻜَﺎﻣِﻠَﺔُ اﻟﻌَﺎﻟﻤَﺔُ اﻟﻌَﺎﻣِﻠﺔُ اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ أَﯾَّﺘُﮭَﺎ‬
‫اﻟﻜَﺮﯾﻤَﺔُ اﻟﻨَّﺒﯿﻠَﺔُ اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ أَﯾَّﺘُﮭَﺎ اﻟﺘَّﻘِﯿَّﺔُ اﻟﻨَّﻘِﯿَّﺔُ اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ ﯾَﺎ ﻣَﻦ ﻇَﮭَﺮَتْ ﻣﺤَﺒَّﺘُﮭﺎ ﻟِﻠﺤُﺴَﯿﻦِ اﻟﻤَﻈْﻠﻮمِ ﻓﻲ ﻣَﻮارِدَ ﻋَﺪﯾﺪَةٍ‬
‫وَﺗﺤَﻤِﻞُ اﻟﻤَﺼَﺎﺋﺐَ اﻟﻤﺤُﺮِﻗَﺔَ ﻟِﻠﻘُﻠﻮبِ ﻣَﻊَ ﺗﺤَﻤُّﻼتٍ ﺷَﺪﯾﺪَةٍ اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ ﯾَﺎ ﻣَﻦ ﺣَﻔِﻈَﺖِ اﻹﻣَﺎمَ ﻓﻲ ﯾَﻮمِ ﻋَﺎﺷُﻮراءَ ﻓﻲ اﻟﻘَﺘْﻠﻰ‬
‫وَﺑَﺬﻟَﺖْ ﻧَﻔﺴَﮭﺎ ﻓﻲ ﻧﺠَﺎةِ زَﯾﻦِ اﻟﻌَﺎﺑِﺪﯾﻦَ ﻓﻲ ﻣﺠَﻠِﺲِ أﺷْﻘَﻰ اﻷﺷْﻘِﯿﺎءِ وَﻧَﻄَﻘَﺖْ ﻛَﻨُﻄْﻖِ ﻋَﻠﻲٍّ ﻋَﻠﯿﮫِ اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻓﻲ ﺳِﻜَﻚِ اﻟﻜُﻮﻓَﺔِ‬
‫وَﺣَﻮﻟﮭَﺎ ﻛَﺜﯿﺮٌ ﻣِﻦ اﻷﻋْﺪَاءِ اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ ﯾﺎ ﻣَﻦْ ﻧَﻄَﺤَﺖْ ﺟَﺒﯿﻨَﮭﺎ ﺑِﻤُﻘَﺪَّمِ اﻟﻤﺤْﻤَﻞِ إذْ رَأتْ رَأسَ ﺳَﯿّﺪِ اﻟﺸُّﮭﺪَاءِ وَﯾﺨْﺮُجُ اﻟﺪَّمُ‬
‫ﻣِﻦ ﺗﺤْﺖِ ﻗِﻨﺎﻋِﮭﺎ وَﻣِﻦ ﻣﺤْﻤَﻠِﮭﺎ ﺑﺤَﯿﺚُ ﯾﺮى ﻣَﻦ ﺣَﻮﻟﮭَﺎ ﻣِﻦ اﻷﻋْﺪاءُ اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ ﯾﺎ ﺗﺎﻟِﯿَﺔَ اﻟﻤَﻌْﺼﻮمِ اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ ﯾﺎ‬
‫ﻣﻤُْﺘَﺤَﻨَﺔُ ﻓﻲ ﺗﺤَﻤُّﻞِ اﻟﻤَﺼﺎﺋﺐِ ﻛﺎﻟﺤُﺴَﯿﻦِ اﻟﻤَﻈﻠُﻮمِ‪ ،‬وَرَﺣْﻤَﺔُ اﷲِ وَﺑَﺮَﻛَﺎﺗُﮫُ اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ أَﯾَّﺘُﮭَﺎ اﻟﺒَﻌﯿﺪَةُ ﻋَﻦ اﻷوْﻃﺎنِ اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ‬
‫ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ أَﯾَّﺘُﮭَﺎ اﻷَﺳِﯿﺮَةُ ﻓﻲ اﻟﺒُﻠﺪانِ اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ أَﯾَّﺘُﮭَﺎ اﻟﻤُﺘَﺤَﯿّﺮَةُ ﻓﻲ ﺧَﺮاﺑَﺔِ اﻟﺸَّﺎمِ اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ أَﯾَّﺘُﮭَﺎ اﻟﻤُﺘَﺤَﯿّﺮَةُ ﻓﻲ وُﻗُﻮﻓِﻚِ‬
‫ﻋَﻠﻰ ﺟَﺴَﺪِ ﺳَﯿِّﺪ اﻟﺸُّﮭَﺪاءِ وﺧَﺎﻃَﺒْﺖِ ﺟَﺪَّكِ رَﺳﻮلَ اﷲِ ﺻَﻠّﻰ اﷲُ ﻋَﻠَﯿﮫ وَآﻟﮫ ﺑﮭَﺬا اﻟﻨِّﺪَاءِ‪" :‬ﺻَﻠَّﻰٰ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚَ ﻣَﻼﺋِﻜَﺔُ اﻟﺴَّﻤَﺎءِ! ھٰﺬَا‬
‫ﺣُﺴَﯿْﻦٌ ﺑِﺎﻟﻌَﺮاءِ ﻣَﺴْﻠُﻮبُ اﻟﻌِﻤَﺎﻣَﺔِ وَاﻟﺮِّدَاءِ‪ ،‬ﻣُﻘَﻄَّﻊُ اﻷَﻋْﻀَﺎءِ‪ ،‬وَﺑَﻨَﺎﺗُﻚَ ﺳَﺒَﺎﯾَﺎ! وَإﻟﻰٰ اﷲِ اﻟﻤُﺸْﺘَﻜَﻰٰ‪".‬‬

‫وﻗَﺎﻟَﺖ‪" :‬ﯾَﺎ ﻣُﺤَﻤَّﺪُ! ھٰﺬَا ﺣُﺴَﯿْﻦٌ ﺗَﺴْﻔِﻲ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﮫِ رِﯾﺢُ اﻟﺼَّﺒَﺎ‪ ،‬ﻣﺠْﺬُوذَ اﻟﺮَّأسِ ﻣِﻦ اﻟﻘَﻔﺎ‪ ،‬ﻗَﺘِﯿﻞَ أَوْﻻدِ اﻟﺒِﻐﺎ‪ .‬وَاﺣُﺰْﻧَﺎهُ ﻋَﻠﯿْﻚَ ﯾﺎ‬
‫أﺑَﺎ ﻋَﺒْﺪِ اﷲ‪".‬‬
‫اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ ﯾَﺎ ﻣَﻦ ﺗﮭَﯿَّﺞَ ﻗَﻠﺒُﮭﺎ ﻟِﻠﺤُﺴَﯿﻦِ اﻟﻤَﻈﻠﻮمِ اﻟﻌُﺮﯾَﺎنِ اﻟﻤَﻄْﺮوحِ ﻋَﻠﻰ اﻟﺜَّﺮَى وﻗَﺎﻟَﺖ ﺑِﺼَﻮتٍ ﺣَﺰﯾﻦٍ‪" :‬ﺑِﺄﺑﻲ ﻣَﻦ‬
‫ﻧَﻔْﺴﻲ ﻟَﮫُ اﻟﻔِﺪاءُ‪ ،‬ﺑِﺄﺑﻲ اﻟﻤَﮭﻤُﻮمُ ﺣﺘَّﻰ ﻗَﻀﻰ‪ ،‬ﺑِﺄﺑﻲ ﻣَﻦ ﺷَﯿﺒَﺘُﮫ ﺗَﻘﻄِﺮُ ﺑِﺎﻟﺪِّﻣَﺎء‪".‬‬

‫‪Compiled by: Gulrukh Razi‬‬

‫اﻟﺴَّﻼَ مُ ﻋَﻠﻰ ﻣَﻦ ﺑَﻜَﺖْ ﻋَﻠﻰ ﺟَﺴَﺪِ أﺧِﯿﮭﺎ ﺑَﯿﻦَ اﻟﻘَﺘﻠَﻰ ﺣَﺘّﻰ ﺑَﻜﻰ ﻟﺒُﻜﺎﺋِﮭﺎ ﻛُﻞُّ ﺻَﺪِﯾﻖٍ وَﻋَﺪُوٍّ‪ ،‬وَرَأى اﻟﻨَّﺎسُ دُﻣﻮعَ اﻟﺨَﯿ ِﻞ‬
‫ﺗَﻨﺤَﺪِرُ ﻋَﻠﻰ ﺣَﻮاﻓِﺮِھَﺎ ﻋَﻠﻰ اﻟﺘَّﺤْﻘِﯿﻖِ اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠﻰ ﻣَﻦ ﺗَﻜَﻔَّﻠَﺖْ وَﺟﻤَﻌَﺖْ ﻓﻲ ﻋَﺼْﺮِ ﻋَﺎﺷُﻮراءَ ﺑَﻨﺎتِ رَﺳﻮلِ اﷲِ وَأﻃﻔَﺎلِ‬
‫اﻟﺤُﺴﯿﻦِ وَﻗﺎﻣَﺖ ﻟﮭَﺎ اﻟﻘِﯿﺎﻣَﺔُ ﻓﻲ ﺷَﮭﺎدَةِ اﻟﻄِّﻔﻠَﯿﻦِ اﻟﻐَﺮﯾﺒَﯿﻦ اﻟﻤَﻈﻠﻮﻣَﯿﻦِ اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠﻰ ﻣَﻦ ﻟﻢ ﺗَﻨَﻢْ ﻋَﯿﻨُﮭﺎ ﻷﺟْﻞِ ﺣِﺮاﺳَﺔِ آل‬
‫رَﺳﻮلِ اﷲِ ﻓﻲ ﻃَﻒ ﻧِﯿﻨَﻮَى وَﺻَﺎرَت أَﺳﯿﺮَةً ذَﻟﯿﻠَﺔً ﺑِﯿَﺪِ اﻷﻋْﺪاءِ اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠﻰ ﻣَﻦ رَﻛِﺒَﺖْ ﺑَﻌﯿﺮاً ﺑِﻐَﯿﺮِ وِﻃﺎءٍ وَﻧَﺎدَت أﺧَﺎھﺎ أﺑَﺎ‬
‫اﻟﻔَﻀْﻞِ ﺑﮭَﺬا اﻟﻨِّﺪَاء‪" :‬أﺧِﻲ أﺑَﺎ اﻟﻔَﻀْﻞِ‪ ،‬أﻧْﺖَ اﻟَّﺬي أرْﻛَﺒْﺘَﻨﻲ إذْ أرَدتُ اﻟﺨُﺮوجَ ﻣِﻦ اﻟﻤَﺪﯾﻨَﺔِ"‬
‫اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠﻰ ﻣَﻦ ﺧَﻄَﺒَﺖْ ﻓﻲ ﻣَﯿﺪانِ اﻟﻜُﻮﻓَﺔِ ﺑﺨِﻄْﺒَﺔٍ ﻧﺎﻓِﻌَﺔٍ ﺣَﺘّﻰ ﺳَﻜَﻨَﺖِ اﻷﺻْﻮاتُ ﻣِﻦ ﻛُﻞِّ ﻧﺎﺣِﯿﺔٍ اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠﻰ ﻣَﻦ اﺣْﺘَﺠَّﺖْ‬
‫ﻓﻲ ﻣَﺠﻠِﺲِ اﺑْﻦِ زِﯾﺎدٍ ﺑِﺎﺣﺘْﺠَﺎﺟَﺎتٍ وَاﺿِﺤَﺔٍ وَﻗﺎﻟَﺖ ﻓﻲ ﺟَﻮاﺑِﮫ ﺑِﺒَﯿِّﻨﺎتٍ ﺻَﺎدِﻗﺔٍ‪ ،‬إذْ ﻗَﺎلَ اﺑﻦُ زِﯾﺎدٍ ﻟِﺰَﯾﻨَﺐَ ﺳَﻼمُ اﷲِ ﻋَﻠَﯿﮭَﺎ‪:‬‬
‫"ﻛَﯿﻒَ رَأَﯾْﺖِ ﺻُﻨْﻊَ اﷲِ ﺑﺄﺧﯿﻚِ اﻟﺤُﺴَﯿﻦِ؟" ﻗَﺎﻟَﺖ‪" :‬ﻣَﺎ رَأَﯾْﺖُ إِﻻّ ﺟَﻤِﯿﻼً‪".‬‬
‫اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚِ ﯾﺎ أَﺳﯿﺮَةً ﺑِﺄﯾْﺪي اﻷﻋْﺪاءِ ﻓﻲ اﻟﻔَﻠﻮاتِ وَرَأﯾْﺖِ أھْﻞِ اﻟﺸّﺎمِ ﻓﻲ ﺣَﺎﻟَﺔِ اﻟﻌَﯿﺶِ واﻟﺴُّﺮورِ وَﻧﺸْﺮِ اﻟﺮّاﯾﺎتِ‬
‫اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻋﻠﻰ ﻣَﻦ ﺷُﺪَّ اﻟﺤَﺒﻞُ ﻋَﻠﻰ ﻋَﻀُﺪِھﺎ وَﻋُﻨُﻖِ اﻹﻣﺎمِ زَﯾﻦِ اﻟﻌَﺎﺑِﺪﯾﻦَ وَأَدﺧَﻠُﻮھﺎ ﻣَﻊَ ﺳِﺘَّﺔَ ﻋَﺸﺮَ ﻧَﻔَﺮاً ﻣِﻦ آلِ رَﺳﻮلِ اﷲِ‬
‫وَھُﻢ ﻛَﺎﻷُﺳَﺮَاءِ ﻣُﻘَﺮَّﻧﯿﻦَ ﺑِﺎﻟﺤَﺪﯾﺪِ ﻣَﻈﻠﻮﻣِﯿﻦَ‪ ،‬وَﻗَﺎلَ ﻋَﻠِﻲُّ ﺑﻦُ اﻟﺤُﺴَﯿﻦِ ﻋَﻠَﯿﮫِ اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ ﻟِﯿَﺰﯾﺪَ‪" :‬ﯾَﺎ ﯾَﺰﯾﺪُ ﻣﺎ ﻇَﻨُّﻚَ ﺑِﺮَﺳُﻮلِ اﷲِ‬
‫ﺻَﻠّﻰ اﷲُ ﻋَﻠَﯿﮫِ وَآﻟِﮫِ ﻟَﻮ رَآﻧﺎ ﻋَﻠﻰ ھَﺬِه اﻟﺤَﺎﻟَﺔِ؟"‬
‫ﺛُﻢَّ ﻗَﺎﻟَﺖ أُمُّ اﻟﻤَﺼﺎﺋِﺐِ زَﯾﻨَﺐُ ﻟَﮫُ‪ " :‬ﻗَﺎﺋﻼً ﻟَﺄَھَﻠُّﻮا وَاﺳْﺘَﮭَﻠُّﻮا ﻓَﺮَﺣﺎً ﺛُﻢَّ ﻗَﺎﻟُﻮا ﯾَﺎ ﯾَﺰِﯾﺪُ ﻻ ﺗُﺸَﻞْ‪ ،‬ﻣُﻨْﺘَﺤِﯿﺎً ﻋَﻠَﻰ ﺛَﻨَﺎﯾَﺎ أَﺑِﻲ ﻋَﺒْﺪِاﷲِ‪،‬‬
‫ﻋَﻠَﯿْﮫِ اﻟﺴَّﻼَمُ‪ ،‬ﺳَﯿِّﺪِ ﺷَﺒَﺎبِ أَھْﻞِ اﻟﺠَﻨَّﺔِ ﺗَﻨْﻜُﺘُﮭَﺎ ﺑِﻤِﺨْﺼَﺮَﺗِﻚَ؟"‬
‫ﺛُﻢَّ ﻗﺎﻟَﺖ‪ " :‬وَﻟَﺌِﻦْ ﺟَﺮَتْ ﻋَﻠَﻲَّ اﻟﺪَّوَاھِﻲ ﻣُﺨَﺎﻃَﺒَﺘَﻚَ‪ ،‬إﻧِّﻲ ﻟَﺄَﺳْﺘَﺼْﻐِﺮُ ﻗَﺪْرَكَ وَأَﺳْﺘَﻌْﻈِﻢُ ﺗَﻘْﺮِﯾﻌَﻚَ وَأَﺳْﺘَﻜْﺜِﺮُ ﺗَﻮْﺑِﯿﺨَﻚَ‪ ،‬ﻟَﻜِﻦِ اﻟﻌُﯿُﻮنُ‬
‫ﻋَﺒْﺮَى وَاﻟﺼُّﺪُورُ ﺣَﺮَّى‪ .‬اَﻻ ﻓَﺎﻟﻌَﺠَﺐُ ﻛُﻞُّ اﻟْﻌَﺠَﺐِ ﻟِﻘَﺘْﻞِ ﺣِﺰْبِ اﷲِ اﻟﻨُّﺠَﺒَﺎءِ ﺑِﺤِﺰْبِ اﻟﺸَّﯿْﻄَﺎنِ اﻟﻄُّﻠَﻘَﺎءِ!‬
‫وَﻟَﺌِﻦِ اﺗَّﺨَﺬْﺗَﻨَﺎ ﻣَﻐْﻨَﻤﺎً ﻟَﺘَﺠِﺪُﻧَﺎ وَﺷِﯿﻜﺎً ﻣُﻐْﺮَﻣﺎً ﺣِﯿﻦَ ﻻ ﺗَﺠِﺪُ اِﻻّ ﻣَﺎ ﻗَﺪَّﻣَﺖْ ﯾَﺪَاكَ‪﴿ ،‬وَﻣَﺎ رَﺑُّﻚَ ﺑِﻈَﻠَّﺎمٍ ﻟِﻠْﻌَﺒِﯿﺪِ﴾ ﻓَﺈﻟَﻰ اﷲِ اﻟﻤُﺸْﺘَﻜَﻰ‬
‫وَﻋَﻠَﯿْﮫِ اﻟﻤُﻌَﻮَّلُ ﻓﻲ اﻟﺸِّﺪَّةِ واﻟﺮَّﺧﺎءِ‪ .‬ﻓَﻜِﺪْ ﻛَﯿْﺪَكَ وَاﺳْﻊَ ﺳَﻌْﯿَﻚَ وَﻧَﺎﺻِﺐْ ﺟَﮭْﺪَكَ! ﻓَﻮَاﷲِ ﻻ ﺗَﻤْﺤُﻮَنَّ ذِﻛْﺮَﻧَﺎ وَﻻ ﺗُﻤِﯿﺖُ وَﺣْﯿَﻨَﺎ وَﻻ‬
‫ﺗُﺪْرِكُ أَﻣَﺪَﻧَﺎ وَﻻ ﺗَﺮْﺧَﺺُ ﻋَﻨْﻚَ ﻋَﺎرَھَﺎ‪ .‬وَھَﻞْ رَأْﯾُﻚَ إﻻّ ﻓَﻨَﺪٌ وَأﯾَّﺎﻣُﻚَ إﻻّ ﻋَﺪَدٌ وَﺟَﻤْﻌُﻚَ إﻻّ ﺑَﺪَدٌ‪ .‬ﯾﺎ ﯾﺰﯾﺪ أﻣﺎ ﺳﻤﻌﺖ ﻗﻮل اﷲ‬
‫ﺗﻌﺎﻟﻰ‪﴿ :‬وَﻟَﺎ ﺗَﺤْﺴَﺒَﻦَّ اﻟَّﺬِﯾﻦَ ﻗُﺘِﻠُﻮا ﻓِﻲ ﺳَﺒِﯿﻞِ اﻟﻠَّﮫِ أَﻣْﻮَاﺗًﺎ ﺑَﻞْ أَﺣْﯿَﺎءٌ ﻋِﻨْﺪَ رَﺑِّﮭِﻢْ ﯾُﺮْزَﻗُﻮنَ‪﴾.‬‬
‫ﻓَﺎﻟﺤَﻤْﺪُ ﷲِ رَبِّ اﻟْﻌَﺎﻟَﻤِﯿﻦَ اﻟَّﺬِي ﺧَﺘَﻢَ ﻟِﺄَوَّﻟِﻨَﺎ ﺑِﺎﻟﺴَّﻌَﺎدَةِ وَاﻟﻤَﻐْﻔِﺮَةِ وَﻟِﺂﺧِﺮِﻧَﺎ ﺑِﺎﻟﺸَّﮭَﺎدَةِ وَاﻟﺮَّﺣْﻤَﺔِ‪ ،‬وَﻧَﺴْﺄَلُ اﷲَ أَنْ ﯾُﻜْﻤِﻞَ ﻟَﮭُﻢُ‬
‫اﻟﺜَّﻮَابَ وَﯾُﻮﺟِﺐَ ﻟَﮭُﻢُ اﻟﻤَﺰِﯾﺪَ وَﯾُﺤْﺴِﻦُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻨَﺎ اﻟﺨِﻼﻓَﺔَ؛ إﻧَّﮫُ رَﺣِﯿﻢٌ وَدُودٌ‪ ،‬وَﺣَﺴْﺒُﻨَﺎ اﷲُ وَﻧِﻌْﻢُ اﻟﻮَﻛِﯿﻞُ ‪.‬‬
‫وَﺻَﻠَّﻰ اﷲُ ﻋَﻠﻰ ﻣُﺤَﻤَّﺪٍ وَآﻟِﮫِ اﻟﻄَّﯿِّﺒِﯿﻦَ اﻟﻄَّﺎھِﺮِﯾﻦَ‬

‫‪In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.‬‬

‫‪Peace be upon you, O daughter of the leader of the Prophets.‬‬

‫‪Peace be upon you, O daughter of the owner of the (Heavenly) Pond and the Standard.‬‬
‫‪Peace be upon you, O daughter of him who was taken to the skies and who reached the‬‬
‫‪position of the length of two arrows or even closer.‬‬
‫)‪Peace be upon you, O daughter of the Prophet of right guidance, the master of (all‬‬
‫‪human beings, and the savior of the servants (of Allah) from being destroyed.‬‬
‫‪Peace be upon you, O daughter of the one who has conformed (himself) to sublime‬‬
‫‪morality, enjoyed the broad honor, and owned the (Heavenly) Signs and the Wise‬‬
‫‪Remembrance of Allah (i.e. the Holy Quran).‬‬
‫‪Peace be upon you, O daughter of the owner of the Lofty Position, the Pond from which‬‬
‫‪people shall drink (on the Resurrection Day), and the Standard, which shall be witnessed‬‬
‫‪by everybody.‬‬
‫‪Peace be upon you, O daughter of the Path of Islam and the one given the qiblah and the‬‬
‫‪Quran, and the example of honesty, right, and benevolence.‬‬
‫‪Peace and Allah's Mercy and Blessings be upon you, O daughter of the choice of the‬‬
‫‪Prophets, the example of the pious ones, and the well known in both the earth and the‬‬
‫‪Peace and Allah's Mercy and Blessings be upon you, O daughter of the best of Allah's‬‬

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creation, the master of His creatures, the foremost created individual before the existence
of (Allah's) earth and heavens, the last of the existent ones (who shall endure) after the
extinction of this world and its beings, and the one whose soul is a copy of the Divinity
and whose heart is the treasury of the Eternal, Subsistent God.
Peace and Allah's Mercy and Blessings be upon you, O daughter of the one who is
shaded by clouds, is the master of the Two Worlds, is the chief of the two beings (i.e.
man and jinn), and is the Intercessor of the ummah on the Resurrection Day.
Peace be upon you, O daughter of the master of the Prophets' successors.
Peace be upon you, O daughter of the leader of the God-fearing ones.
Peace be upon you, O daughter of the shelter of the saints.
Peace be upon you, O daughter of the support of the choice ones.
Peace be upon you, O daughter of the leader of the Religion.
Peace be upon you, O daughter of the commander of the faithful ones.
Peace be upon you, O daughter of the chief of the Prophets' successors.
Peace be upon you, O daughter of the leader of the pious ones.
Peace be upon you, O daughter of the preventer of the infidels and the wantons.
Peace be upon you, O daughter of the inheritor of the Prophets.
Peace be upon you, O daughter of the successor of the Apostles' chief.
Peace be upon you, O daughter of brightness of the Religion.
Peace be upon you, O daughter of the Great News (as it is certainly proved).
Peace and Allah's Mercy and Blessings be upon you, O daughter of the one to whom the
mission of settling accounts with people (on the Resurrection Day) is given, between
whose hands the Heavenly Pond (of al-Kawthar) is put, and whom is intended by the
(Prophet's) Statement of the Ghadir Day.
Peace be upon you, O daughter of the lady whose she-camel was driven by (Archangel)
Gabriel, and whose misfortune (of Imam al-Hussain's being slain in Karbala) was shared
by (Archangel) Israfil, and due to whose anger the All-exalted Lord was angry, and for
whose misfortune of Karbala, (the Prophets) Abraham the Friend of Allah, Noah, and
Moses the Spoken by Allah wept.
Peace be upon you, O daughter of the shining full moons.
Peace and Allah's Mercy and Blessings be upon you, O daughter of the brilliant suns.
Peace be upon you, O daughter of Well Zamzam and Safa (of the landmarks of Mecca)
Peace be upon you, O daughter of Mecca and Mina –a height in Mecca-.
Peace be upon you, O daughter of him whom was carried by Buraq to the heavens.
Peace be upon you, O daughter of him who carried the zakat (almsgiving) by the margins
of his dress to give it to the paupers.
Peace be upon you, O daughter of him whom was taken by night from the Inviolable
Masjid to the Farthest Masjid.
Peace be upon you, O daughter of him who fought with two swords.
Peace be upon you, O daughter of him who offered prayers to the two qiblas.
Peace be upon you, O daughter of Muhammad al-Mustafa (the Selected by God)
Peace be upon you, O daughter of Ali al-Murtada (the Pleased one)
Peace be upon you, O daughter of Fatimah al-Zahraa (the Resplendent).
Peace be upon you, O daughter of Khadijah al-Kubra (the Grand)
Peace be upon you and upon your grandfather, Muhammad al-Mukhtar (the Chosen.)
Peace be upon you and upon your father, Haider al-Karrar (the Attacking.)

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Peace be upon you and upon the pure, choice masters who are the Arguments of Allah on
lands, the chiefs of the earth and the heavens, and love for whom is a prescription that is
incumbent upon all creatures.
Peace be upon you, O daughter of the glorified, holy servant of Allah.
Peace be upon you, O aunt of dignified, holy servant of Allah.
Peace and Allah's Mercy and Blessings be upon you, O mother of misfortunes; Zainab.
Peace be upon you—the virtuous, rightly guided one!
Peace be upon you—the perfect, knowledgeable good-doer.
Peace be upon you—the noble gentlewoman.
Peace be upon you—the pious, infallible one.
Peace be upon you—who showed her love for al-Hussain; the wronged, in many
situations and had to suffer awful heartbreaking misfortunes.
Peace be upon you—who guarded the Imam on the Day of Ashura when he was killed,
and sacrificed her soul for the salvation of Zayn al-Abidin at the gathering of the most
wretched one (i.e. Ubaydullah ibn Ziyad), and addressed a speech, just like (Imam) Ali's,
in the streets of Kufa despite the presence of her enemies.
Peace be upon you—who thrust her forehead with the front part of the howdah, when she
saw the severed head of the Chief of Martyrs (i.e. Imam al-Hussain), and caused blood to
flow from beneath her veil and from the howdah in the view of the enemies.
Peace be upon you, O the representative of the Infallible Imam.
Peace and Allah's Mercy and Blessings be upon you, O you who were tested through
patience against misfortunes, like that of al-Hussain the oppressed.
Peace be upon you who are far away from you home.
Peace be upon you who were wandered as captive in cities.
Peace be upon you when you were bewildered in that ruined place in Syria.
Peace be upon you when you were bewildered as you stood by the (severed) body of the
Chief of Martyrs and called at your grandfather; the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless
him and his family, saying, "Oh, Muhammad! May the angels in the Heavens bless you!
This is Hussain under the open sky! His turban and his clothes are stripped! His limbs are
severed! And your daughters are taken captives! Complaining (about this) is only to
You also said, "O Muhammad! This is Hussain! Winds are blowing his body! His head is
cut off from the back! He is being killed by bastards! Oh, for my grief for you, Abu
Peace be upon you whose heart cried out for al-Hussain; the oppressed, the stripped, and
the thrown on dust, and you said in a sad tone, "May my father be sacrificed for the one
for whom I may sacrifice my soul! Oh, for him who was depressed until he passed away!
Oh, for him who had been thirsty until he departed life! Oh, for him whose beard is
dropping blood!"
Peace be upon her who wept for the (severed) body of her brother among the killed ones
so painfully that every one—whether friend or even enemy, wept for her and, moreover,
people, as it is proved by authenticated narrations, saw even horses shed tears, which
flew on their legs.
Peace be upon her who took the responsibility of gathering and guarding the daughters of
the Messenger of Allah and the children of al-Hussain on the afternoon of the day of
Ashura, and she stirred up the situation when the two oppressed, strange children were

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Peace be upon her whose eyes did not sleep so as to guard the family of the Messenger of
Allah at Taff of Nineveh, and was taken as captive as she was humiliated at the hands of
her enemies.
Peace be upon her who had to ride a saddle less camel and then called on her brother
Abu'l-Fadhl (al-Abbas), saying, "O brother! O Abu'l-Fadhl! It was you who helped me
ride on a camel when I left Medina."
Peace be upon her who addressed a remarkably expressive speech at the center of Kufa
that she made all voices keep silent (to listen to her with astonishment)
Peace be upon her who said clear-cut arguments in the gathering of (Ubaydullah) Ibn
Ziyad who said to her, "How did you see that which Allah had done to your brother?"
Answering him, she said with honest evidences, "I saw nothing but good!"
Peace be upon you who had to be imprisoned by the enemies under an open sky, and had
to see people of Syria celebrate (the martyrdom of her brother) with pleasure, joy, and
raised flags.
Peace be upon her who was tied with a rope on the arm and the neck of Imam Zayn al-
Abidin, and she, along with sixteen persons from the family of the Messenger of Allah,
was forced to enter (the session of Yazid maloon) while they were enchained with iron

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Ziyarat Bibi Sakina (Ruqqayya) [sa]
Daughter of Hazrat Imam Hussein Ibn-e-Ali [as]

My Salutations to the little princess of Imam Hussain (AS)

My salam on you, O Grand-daughter of Ali (A.S), Amir-ul-Momineen.
My salam on you, O Grand-daughter of Bibi Fatima (A.S), The Radiant.
My salam on you, O daughter of Hussain (A.S), Mazloom-e-Kaerbala.
My salam on you, O niece of Abbas Alamdar (A.S).
My salam on you, O niece of Bibi Zaynab (A.S).
My salam on you, O sister of Ali (A.S), Zain-ul Abideen
My salam on you, O noble one, from nobel linage.
My salam on you, O pious, pure one.
My salam on you, O young Mazloomah.
My salam on you, O who suffered and was oppressed.
My salam on you, O who was held captive.
My salam on you, O who is buried far from home.
My salam on you, O who never made it out of that desolate dungeon.
My salam on you, O young Hashemite Princess (A.S).
My salam on you, O Bibi Sakina-bint-Al Hussain (A.S).
My salams on you and May Allah (SWT) grant you abundant peace and blessings.
Allah's (SWT) choicest blessings be upon Mohammed and his holy progeny.

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According to Imam Hasan bin Ali Al Askari [as] The signs of a true believer are five:-

1) Pray 51 Raka’t Namaaz during the 24 hours of the day (17 Raka’ts in obligatory, and 34
Raka’ts in Naafilah Salaats).
2) Be in Karbala for Ziyaarat of Imam Husayn [as] and other martyrs, on Arbaeen if not
possible, recite Ziyaarat of the Holy Imam
3) To wear a ring in the right hand.
4) To put the forehead on the earth (preferably on the earth of Karbala) in prostration.
5) To pronounce “Bismillahir-Rah’maanir-Rah’eem” in clear and loud voice while praying
the salaats.

Why is so much importance given to the performance of the Ziyarat of Arba’een and the
observance of Arba’een (40 days of mourning)?

Ziyarat, as we all know is a visitation, which in essence, is the act of speaking with and visiting
our role models. Of course the physical manifestation of the ziyarat is actually being present in
Kerbala to perform the Ziyarat of Arba’een, but, in reality, that is not possible for every believer.
So does making ziyarat while not in Kerbala give one the same benefits? Ahadith tell us that
performing the Ziyarat of Imam Hussain [as] far from Kerbala would hold the same significance
as being in the land of Kerbala, as long as the person performing the Ziyarat has truly understood
the status of the Imam and seeks to emulate him.

Imam Muhamed al-Baqir [as] states that the heavens wept over Imam Hussain [as] for forty
mornings, rising red and setting red. As we complete 40 days of remembrance of our Imam, we
re-assert our pledge of obedience and loyalty to him:

“I bear witness that you are the Imam (who is) the upright, the pious, well-pleased (with Allah),
the pure, the guide and the rightly-guided. I bear witness that you fulfilled the pledge of Allah and
you struggled in His way…I am a friend of whoever befriends him ...”

By performing the Ziyarat of Arba’een, we pledge that we will continue to follow the path of
justice and righteousness and will reject injustice and speak up against the oppressors of the time,
I am an enemy of whoever is his enemy...

In essence, we make a promise to continue to mold our lives according to the teaching of Imam
Hussain [as].

But why is it that we mourn and remember Imam Hussain [as] for a period of forty days and then
move on?

Our Prophet has said, “The earth mourns the death of a believer for forty mornings.” Therefore
it appears that the deceased should be remembered and mourned over for a period of forty days.
Performing an act for a continuous period of forty days is also known to help one to not just form
a habit, but also to carry on the practice for the rest of his life.
If we look at studies dealing with bringing a lifestyle change, we notice the time period
emphasized to bring about a change is usually 6 weeks which is about the same time period as 40
days (to be exact it is 42 days).

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In the book 40 Days to Personal Revolution: A Breakthrough Program to Radically Change Your
Body and Awaken the Sacred Within Your Soul, the author Baron Baptiste explains the
significance of forty days:

Why forty days? Because the number 40 holds tremendous spiritual significance in the realm of
transformation. Jesus wandered in the desert for forty days in order to experience purification
and come to a greater understanding of himself and his mission. Moses and his people traveled
through the desert for forty years before arriving at their home in the holy land. Noah preserved
the sacredness of life by sailing his ark for forty days and forty nights. According to the
Kabbalah, the ancient Jewish mystical text, it takes forty days to ingrain any new way of being
into our system….

Reciting particular duas for a period of 40 days is highly recommended in our practices as well.
The unit 40 (forty) is said to be very effective. If a particular Duaa is recited 40 times, or 40
people gather to recite it, or it is recited for 40 days then its effectiveness is highly increased.

It is reported from Imam Ja'fer Sadiq [as] that whoever recites Dua-e-Ahad for forty days, after
morning prayers will be amongst the helpers of the 12th Imam [a]. Visitation of the shrine of
Imam Hussain [as] as well as Masjid-e-Sahla for 40 consecutive Thursdays is also very highly
recommended and is one of the acts that promises a visit from the 12th Imam [ajtf].

Thus, as we perform the Ziyarat of Arba’een and commemorate the Arba’een, 40 days of
mourning of Imam Hussain [as], we hope and pray that this forty days of remembrance of Imam
Hussain [as], brings about a transformation in us by which we can continue to follow the path of
Imam Hussain [as] and carry on his message of upholding justice with true faith and a strong
sense of sacrifice!

A’maal of Muharram and Safar (Tayyiba Publishers)
Kerbala and Beyond by Yasin T. Al-Jabouri
The Miracle of Ziyarat-e-Ashoora
Commentary on Ziyarat Ashura, translated by Saleem Bhimji from the work of Ali Asghar Azizi Tehrani
Kitab al-Irshad, translated by IKA Howard, authored by Sheikh Al-Mufeed

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‫اَﻟﺴﱠﻼمُ ﻋَﻠﻰ اﻟْﺤُﺴَﯿْﻦِ اﻟْﻤَﻈْﻠُﻮمِ اﻟﺸﱠﮭﯿﺪِ‪ ،‬ﻋَﻠﻰ ﺧَﻠﯿﻞِ اﷲِ وَﻧَﺠﯿﺒِﮫِ‪ ،‬اَﻟﺴﱠﻼمُ ﻋَﻠﻰ ﺻَﻔِﻲﱢ اﷲِ وَاﺑْﻦِ ﺻَﻔِﯿﱢﮫِ‪ ،‬اَﻟﺴﱠﻼ ُم‬
‫وَاﺑْﻦُ وَﻟِﯿﱢﻚَ وَﺻَﻔِﯿﱡﻚَ وَاﺑْﻦُ ﺻَﻔِﯿﱢﻚَ اﻟْﻔﺎﺋِﺰُ اﻟْﻜُﺮُﺑﺎتِ وَﻗَﺘﯿﻞِ اﻟْﻌَﺒَﺮاتِ‪ ،‬اَﻟﻠّـﮭُﻢﱠ اِﻧّﻲ اَﺷْﮭَﺪُ اَﻧﱠﮫُ وَﻟِﯿﱡﻚَ اَﻟﺴﱠﻼمُ ﻋﻠﻰ اَﺳﯿﺮِ‬
‫اﻟْﻮِﻻدَةِ‪ ،‬وَﺟَﻌَﻠْﺘَﮫُ ﺳَﯿﱢﺪاً ﻣِﻦَ اﻟﺴﺎدَةِ‪ ،‬وَﻗﺎﺋِﺪاً ﻣِﻦَ اَﻛْﺮَﻣْﺘَﮫُ ﺑِﺎﻟﺸﱠﮭﺎدَةِ وَﺣَﺒَﻮْﺗَﮫُ ﺑِﺎﻟﺴﱠﻌﺎدَةِ‪ ،‬وَاَﺟْﺘَﺒَﯿْﺘَﮫُ ﺑِﻄﯿﺐِ ﺑِﻜَﺮاﻣَﺘِﻚَ‪،‬‬
‫ﺣُﺠﱠﺔً ﻋَﻠﻰ ﺧَﻠْﻘِﻚَ ﻣِﻦَ اﻻَْوْﺻِﯿﺎءِ‪ ،‬ﻓَﺎَﻋْﺬَرَ ﻓﻰِ وَذاﺋِﺪاً ﻣِﻦْ اﻟْﺬادَةِ‪ ،‬وَاَﻋْﻄَﯿْﺘَﮫُ ﻣَﻮارﯾﺚَ اﻻَْﻧْﺒِﯿﺎءِ‪ ،‬وَﺟَﻌَﻠْﺘَﮫُ اﻟْﻘﺎدَةِ‪،‬‬
‫وَﺣَﯿْﺮَةِ اﻟﻀﱠﻼﻟَﺔِ‪ ،‬وَﻗَﺪْ ﺗَﻮازَرَ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﮫِ ﻣَﻦْ اﻟﻨﱡﺼْﺢَ‪ ،‬وَﺑَﺬَلَ ﻣُﮭْﺠَﺘَﮫُ ﻓﯿﻚَ ﻟِﯿَﺴْﺘَﻨْﻘِﺬَ ﻋِﺒﺎدَكَ ﻣِﻦَ اﻟْﺠَﮭﺎﻟَﺔِ اﻟﺪﱡﻋﺎءِ وَﻣَﻨَﺢَ‬
‫اﻻَْوْﻛَﺲِ‪ ،‬وَﺗَﻐَﻄْﺮَسَ وَﺗَﺮَدّى ﻓِﻲ ھَﻮاهُ‪ ،‬وَﺑﺎعَ ﺣَﻈﱠﮫُ ﺑِﺎﻻَْرْذَلِ اﻻَْدْﻧﻰ‪ ،‬وَﺷَﺮى آﺧِﺮَﺗَﮫُ ﺑِﺎﻟﱠﺜﻤَﻦِ ﻏَﺮﱠﺗْﮫُ اﻟﺪﱡﻧْﯿﺎ‪،‬‬
‫اﻻَْوْزارِ اﻟْﻤُﺴْﺘَﻮْﺟِﺒﯿﻦَ اﻟﻨّﺎرَ‪ ،‬ﻓَﺠﺎھَﺪَھُﻢْ ﻧَﺒِﯿﱠﻚَ‪ ،‬وَاَﻃﺎعَ ﻣِﻦْ ﻋِﺒﺎدِكَ اَھْﻞَ اﻟﺸﱢﻘﺎقِ وَاﻟﻨﱢﻔﺎقِ وَﺣَﻤَﻠَﺔَ وَاَﺳْﺨَﻄَﻚَ وَاَﺳْﺨَﻂَ‬
‫ﻟَﻌْﻨﺎً وَﺑﯿﻼً وَﻋَﺬﱢﺑْﮭُﻢْ ﻋَﺬاﺑﺎً ﺣَﺘّﻰ ﺳُﻔِﻚَ ﻓِﻲ ﻃﺎﻋَﺘِﻚَ دَﻣُﮫُ وَاﺳْﺘُﺒﯿﺢَ ﺣَﺮﯾﻤُﮫُ‪ ،‬اَﻟﻠّـﮭُﻢﱠ ﻓَﺎﻟْﻌَﻨْﮭُﻢْ ﻓﯿﻚَ ﺻﺎﺑِﺮاً ﻣُﺤْﺘَﺴِﺒﺎً‬
‫اَﻧﱠﻚَ اَﻣﯿﻦُ اﷲِ وَاﺑْﻦُ اَﻣﯿﻨِﮫِ‪ ،‬رَﺳُﻮلِ اﷲِ‪ ،‬اَﻟﺴﱠﻼمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚَ ﯾَﺎ ﺑْﻦَ ﺳَﯿﱢﺪِ اﻻَْوْﺻِﯿﺎءِ‪ ،‬اَﺷْﮭَﺪُ اَﻟﯿﻤﺎً‪ ،‬اَﻟﺴﱠﻼمُ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻚَ ﯾَﺎ ﺑْﻦَ‬
‫وَﻣُﮭْﻠِﻚٌ ﻣَﻦْ ﺧَﺬَﻟَﻚَ‪ ،‬ﻓَﻘﯿﺪاً ﻣَﻈْﻠُﻮﻣﺎً ﺷَﮭﯿﺪاً‪ ،‬وَاَﺷْﮭَﺪُ اَنﱠ اﷲَ ﻣُﻨْﺠِﺰٌ ﻣﺎ وَﻋَﺪَكَ‪ ،‬ﻋِﺸْﺖَ ﺳَﻌﯿﺪاً وَﻣَﻀَﯿْﺖَ ﺣَﻤﯿﺪاً وَﻣُﺖﱠ‬
‫ﻣَﻦْ ﻗَﺘَﻠَﻚَ‪ ،‬ﺑِﻌَﮭْﺪِ اﷲِ وَﺟﺎھَﺪْتَ ﻓِﻲ ﺳَﺒﯿﻠِﮫِ ﺣَﺘّﻰ اَﺗﯿﺎكَ اﻟْﯿَﻘﯿﻦُ‪ ،‬ﻓَﻠَﻌَﻦَ اﷲُ وَﻣُﻌَﺬﱢبٌ ﻣَﻦْ ﻗَﺘَﻠَﻚَ‪ ،‬وَاَﺷْﮭَﺪُ اَﻧﱠﻚَ وَﻓَﯿْﺖَ‬
‫واﻻهُ وَﻋَﺪُوﱞ ﺑِﺬﻟِﻚَ ﻓَﺮَﺿِﯿَﺖْ ﺑِﮫِ‪ ،‬اَﻟﻠّـﮭُﻢﱠ اِﻧّﻲ اُﺷْﮭِﺪُكَ اَﻧّﻲ وَﻟِﻲﱞ ﻟِﻤَﻦْ وَﻟَﻌَﻦَ اﷲُ ﻣَﻦْ ﻇَﻠَﻤَﻚَ‪ ،‬وَﻟَﻌَﻦَ اﷲُ اُﻣﱠﺔً ﺳَﻤِﻌَﺖْ‬
‫اﻟْﻤُﻄَﮭﱠﺮَةِ‪ ،‬اَﺷْﮭَﺪُ اَﻧﱠﻚَ ﻛُﻨْﺖَ ﻧُﻮراً ﻓﻰِ اﻻَْﺻْﻼبِ اﻟﺸّﺎﻣِﺨَﺔِ وَاﻻَْرْﺣﺎمِ ﻟِﻤَﻦْ ﻋﺎداهُ ﺑِﺎَﺑﻲ اَﻧْﺖَ وَاُﻣّﻲ ﯾَﺎ ﺑْﻦَ رَﺳُﻮلِ اﷲِ‪،‬‬
‫وَاَرْﻛﺎنِ اﻟْﻤُﺪْﻟَﮭِﻤّﺎتُ ﻣِﻦْ ﺛِﯿﺎﺑِﮭﺎ‪ ،‬وَاَﺷْﮭَﺪُ اَﻧﱠﻚَ ﻣِﻦْ دَﻋﺎﺋِﻢِ اﻟﺪّﯾﻦِ ﻟَﻢْ ﺗُﻨَﺠﱢﺴْﻚَ اﻟْﺠﺎھِﻠِﯿﱠﺔُ ﺑِﺎَﻧْﺠﺎﺳِﮭﺎ وَﻟَﻢْ ﺗُﻠْﺒِﺴْﻚَ‬
‫اَنﱠ اﻻَْﺋِﻤﱠﺔَ اﻟْﺒَﺮﱡ اﻟﺘﱠﻘِﻲﱡ اﻟﺮﱠﺿِﻲﱡ اﻟﺰﱠﻛِﻲﱡ اﻟْﮭﺎدِي اﻟْﻤَﮭْﺪِيﱡ‪ ،‬وَاَﺷْﮭَﺪُ اﻟْﻤُﺴْﻠِﻤﯿﻦَ وَﻣَﻌْﻘِﻞِ اﻟْﻤُﺆْﻣِﻨﯿﻦَ‪ ،‬وَاَﺷْﮭَﺪُ اَﻧﱠﻚَ اﻻِْﻣﺎمُ‬
‫ﺑِﻜُﻢْ ﻣُﺆْﻣِﻦٌ وَاﻟْﻌُﺮْوَةُ اﻟْﻮُﺛْﻘﻰ‪ ،‬وَاﻟْﺤُﺠﱠﺔُ ﻋﻠﻰ اَھْﻞِ اﻟﺪﱡﻧْﯿﺎ‪ ،‬وَاَﺷْﮭَﺪُ اَﻧّﻲ ﻣِﻦْ وُﻟْﺪِكَ ﻛَﻠِﻤَﺔُ اﻟﺘﱠﻘْﻮى وَاَﻋْﻼمُ اﻟْﮭُﺪى‬
‫ﻣُﻌَﺪﱠةٌ وَﻗَﻠْﺒﻲ ﻟِﻘَﻠْﺒِﻜُﻢْ ﺳِﻠْﻢٌ وَاَﻣْﺮي ﻻَِﻣْﺮِﻛُﻢْ ﻣُﺘﱠﺒِﻊٌ وَﻧُﺼْﺮَﺗﻲ ﻟَﻜُﻢْ وَﺑِﺎِﯾﺎﺑِﻜُﻢْ‪ ،‬ﻣُﻮﻗِﻦٌ ﺑِﺸَﺮاﯾِﻊِ دﯾﻨﻲ وَﺧَﻮاﺗﯿﻢِ ﻋَﻤَﻠﻲ‪،‬‬
‫ﺻَﻠَﻮاتُ اﷲِ ﻋَﻠَﯿْﻜُﻢْ وَﻋﻠﻰ اَرْواﺣِﻜُﻢْ وَاَﺟْﺴﺎدِﻛُﻢْ وَﺷﺎھِﺪِﻛُﻢْ ﺣَﺘّﻰ ﯾَﺄذَنَ اﷲُ ﻟَﻜُﻢْ‪ ،‬ﻓَﻤَﻌَﻜُﻢْ ﻣَﻌَﻜُﻢْ ﻻ ﻣَﻊَ ﻋَﺪُوﱢﻛُﻢْ‬
‫وَﻏﺎﺋِﺒِﻜُﻢْ وَﻇﺎھِﺮِﻛُﻢْ وَﺑﺎﻃِﻨِﻜُﻢْ آﻣﯿﻦَ رَبﱠ اﻟْﻌﺎﻟِﻤﯿﻦ‬

‫‪Translation, Ziyarat of Arbaeen:‬‬


‫!‪Peace be on the beloved friend of Allah, His dearest darling‬‬

‫!‪Peace be on the choicest confidant of Allah, sincerely attached precisely like his father‬‬
‫‪Peace be on Hussain, who established the true faith by giving his life in the way of Allah,‬‬
‫‪a martyr, underwent untold hardships at the hand of rouges and lawbreakers! Peace be on‬‬
‫‪the hostage surrounded by the tightening circle of sorrow and grief, killed by a horde of‬‬
‫‪0 my Allah I give witness that beyond a shadow of doubt he is Thy favorite and choicest‬‬
‫‪confidant, who enjoys Thy confidence and favor, precisely like his father. Thou looked‬‬
‫‪upto him and elected him in Thy cause, picked and chose him for the good fortune,‬‬
‫‪selected for him the best purified parents, appointed him guardian, leader, and defender‬‬
‫‪of rights, a true representative (inheritor and progenitor) of guardians, leaders and‬‬
‫‪defenders of rights, gave him much and more from the inheritance of the Prophets, put‬‬
‫‪him forward as a decisive argument, alongwith the other successors (of the Holy Prophet-‬‬
‫‪the twelve Imams) to the mankind.‬‬
‫‪He met with deadly dangers, acted justly and fairly, made use of everything belonging to‬‬
‫‪him to pay full attention to give sincere advice; took pains, made every effort, and put his‬‬
‫‪heart, mind, soul and life at the disposal of Thy mission to liberate the people from the‬‬
‫‪yoke of ignorance and evil of bewilderment, but an evildoer, deceived with empty hopes‬‬

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of mean and worthless worldly gains, had pressed heavily on him, and sold out his share
(eternal bliss) for the meanest and lowest bargain, betrayed his "day of judgment" for a
vulgar return, took pride in insolence, fell into the fathom-well of silly stupid follies,
provoked Thee and Thy Prophet to anger, did as the harsh discordant, the hypocrite, the
heavily burdened bearers of sin, condemned to Hellfire, advised to him, however, he (the
Holy Imam), steadily, rightly and justly coped with them, till, in Thy obedience, gave his
life after which his family was set adrift.
0 my Allah, therefore, condemn them to hell as a denunciation and conviction; and crack
down on them with a painful punishment.
Peace be on you 0 the son of the Messenger of Allah! Peace be on you 0 the son of the
first of the successors (of the Holy Prophet)
I bear witness that Allah put faith in you like He had full confidence in your father,
and that you always looked for and collected good and virtue, lived a highly praiseworthy
life, and departed from this world a martyr, forsaken and abused;
I bear witness that Allah will promptly fulfil the promise He made to you, and destroy
those who left you helpless and punish those who killed you.
I bear witness that you kept your promise made with Allah, and strived in His way till
what was certain came upon you, so curse of Allah be on those who killed you, curse of
Allah be on those who oppressed you. Curse of Allah be on the people who came to
know and approved (of it all).
O my Allah be my witness that I make friends with those who love him and oppose those
who deny him.
I, my father and mother, are at your disposal 0 the son of the Messenger of Allah.
I know and bear witness that you were the "light" in the sublime loins and in the pure
wombs, never touched you the dirt of ignorance, nor ever obscurity concealed you in its
folds; I bear witness that you are the pillar of "Deen". Support of the Muslims, refuge of
the faithful.
I bear witness that you are a truthful, well-aware, content, intelligent, rightly guided
guide (Imam).
I bear witness that the Imams among your descendants are the symbols of "conscious
piety" and signs of "true guidance", the "safe handle"-lslam and the decisive arguments
over mankind.
I declare positively that I have full faith in you, and I know for certain that you shall
return. I am. fully committed to the laws of my religion, certain of my deeds, my mind
and heart ready for your return, and my affairs carried out in the light of your
instructions, till Allah gives you permission, together with you, alongwith you, not at the
same time with your enemies.
Blessings of Allah be on you, on your souls, on your bodies, when you are visible, when
you are invisible, on your perceivable aspects, on your innermost genius, be it so, 0 Lord
of the worlds!

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Dialogues between Harem Pak [as] and Yazeed [la] after they were brought to his
palace bounded in chains:

When Yazeed [la] said following:

"I wish my forefather at badr had witnessed How the khazraj by the thorn annoyed,
They would have Glorified and Unified Allah Then they would make tahleel and say in
elation: "May your hands, o Yazid, never be paralyzed:" We have killed the master of
their chiefs. And equated it with Badr, and it was so, indeed Hashim played with the
dominion so indeed. No news came, nor was there a revelation revealed. I do not belong
to khandaf. I do not seek revenge from Ahmed's children for what he to us had done"

Zainab [sa] reacted to these lines delivered the following speech:

”All Praise is due to Allah, Lord of the Worlds. Allah has blessed His Messenger and all
his messenger's progeny. Allah, Glory to him, has said the truth when he said,” Then the
end those who committed evil was that they disbelieved in Allah's signs and they were
ridiculing them."(Quran, 30:10) Do you, O Yazid, think that when you blocked all the
avenues before us, so we were driven as captives, that we are light in the sight of ALLAH
and that you are superior to us? Or is it because you enjoy with Him a great status, so you
look down at us and become arrogant elated, when you see the world submissive to you
and things are done as you want them, and when our authority and power became all
yours? But wait! Have you forgotten that Allah has said," Do not regards those who
disbelieved that we grant them good for themselves? We only give them a respite so that
they may increase their sins, and for them there is a humiliating torment"(Qur’an 3:178)?

Is it fair, O son of taleeq, that you keep your free as well as slave women in there in their
chambers and at the same time drive the daughter of the messenger of Allah as captive
with their veils removed and faces exposed, taken by their enemies from one land to an
other, being viewed those at watering places as well as those who man your forts with
their faces exposed to the looks of every one near or distant, lowly or honorable, having
non of their protectors with them nor any of their men? But when can be expected from
one whose mouths chewed the livers of the purified ones and whose flesh grows out of
the blood of the martyrs? How can it be expected that one who looks at us with grudge
and animosity, with hatred and malice, would not hate us we Ahle bait [a.s]? Besides you
with out feeling any guilt or weighing heavily what you say, you recite saying:
"Then they would make tehleel and say in elation: May your hands, O yazid never be

How dare you hit the lips of Abu-Abdullah, the Master of youth of paradise? But why
should you not do so, since you stirred a wound that almost healed, and since all mercy is
removed from your heart, having shed the blood of the offspring of the Muhammad peace
and blessing of Allah be upon him and his progeny, and the stars on the earth from
among the family of Abu-Muttalib? Then you cite your mentors as of you speak to
them… soon shall you be lodged with them, and soon shall you wish you were paralyzed
and muted and never said what you said or did what you did.

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O Allah! Take what belong to us out of his hands, seek revenge against all those who
oppressed us, and let your Wrath descend upon whoever shed our blood and killed our
protectors! By Allah! You have burnt only your own skin! You have cut only your own
flesh! You shall come face to face with the Messenger of Allah, peace of Allah be upon
him his Progeny, bearing the burden of blood which you have shed, the blood of his
offspring, and of his sanctities which you violated, the sanctities of his women, his
kinsfolk, his flesh and blood, when Allah gathers then together and seek equity on their
behalf. "And do not reckon those who are slain in the Way of Allah as dead. Nay! They
are living with their Lord, receiving their sustenance"(Qur’an 3:169).

Allah suffices you as your judge and Muhammad, peace and blessing of Allah be upon
him and his progeny, as your opponent, and Gabriel as your foe. All those who instigated
you to do what you did and who put you in charge so that you might play havoc with the
lives of the Muslims, how evil the end of the oppressors is and which of you shall have
the worst place and will be the least protected? Although calamities has forced me to
speak to you, I nevertheless see you small in my eyes and find your verbal attack great,
and I regard your rebuke too much bear, but these eyes are tearful, and the chests are
filled with depression. What is even stranger is that taleeq party Satan is killing the
honored party of Allah. Such hands are dripping with our blood; such mouths are feeding
on our flesh, while those scared and pure corpses are offered as food to the wild beast of
the desert and are dirtied by the brutes. If you regard us as your booty, you shall soon find
us as your opponents, that will be when you find nothing but what your hands had
committed, and your Lord never treats His servants unjustly. To Allah is my complaint,
and upon Him do I rely. So scheme what ever you wish to scheme, and carry out your
plots, and intensify your efforts, for by Allah, you shall never be able to kill our
inspiration, nor will your shame never be washed away. Your view shall be proven futile,
your days numbered, and your wealth wasted on the Day when caller calls out, "The
curse of Allah is upon the oppressors" (Qur’an 11:18). All praise is due to Allah, Lord of
the world, who sealed the life of our early ones with happiness and forgiveness, and that
of our last with martyrdom and mercy. We plead to Allah to complete His rewards for
them and grant them an increase and make succession good for us; he is the most
Merciful, the most compassionate. Allah suffices us, and how great He is!

Tied up with ropes, forced to ride saddle less, lean camels, and being in the utmost state
of humiliation, the harem and children of the prophet's family were taken to Syria.
Throughout their journey, they did not say a single word and did not ask anything from
the drivers of their caravan. Being close to Syria, the caravan stopped so that enough time
would be given to adorn the city with manifestations of festivity and to gather people to
witness this false victory of their ruler.

The caravan was about four parasangs away from Syria when its people received them
with joy, carrying drums and trumpets, and wearing their best dresses -all this was for
showing their delight for the massacre of the Prophet's family.

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Let us listen the scene as described by eyewitness:


Intending to visit Jerusalem, I passed by Damascus, but it was different -the city was
exaggeratedly adorned with colourful gilding, its people were highly joyful, and their
women were playing tambourines and drums. I thought that people of Damascus had a
festivity that we did not have. Noticing some people talking secretly, I approached them
and asked,

"Do you people of Syria, celebrate a festivity that we do not know?"

"It seems that you are strange, are you not?" asked they "Yes, it is. I, Sahl ibn Sa'd, am
one of those who met the Messenger of Allah," answered I.

They said, "Sahl, do you not think that it is very strange that the heavens are not raining
blood and the earth is not sinking with its inhabitants?"

“What for is that?" asked I. "All these are expecting the arrival of al-Hussain's (cut off)
head from Kufa," they revealed.

"How strange this is! The head of al-Hussain is being forwarded while people are
crowding cheeringly! From which gate will the head enter the city?" asked I.

As they pointed at the Gate of al-Sa't, I hurried there. A queue of banners began to enter,
but my eyes fell on a horseman who had in the hand a banner without a spearhead on
which lied a head most similar to that of the Holy Prophet [saww]. That was the head of
al-Hussain! On saddleless, lean camels, the captives appeared. As I reached one of the
captives ladies, I asked about her identity.

"I am Sukaynah daughter of al-Hussain," she replied. "And I am Sahl, the companion of
your grandfather the Messenger of Allah, ask for anything and I will do it for you," I
offered. Grievously, she asked, "Ask the bearer of al-Hussain's head to precede us for a
considerable distance so that people will look at head and ignore looking at us - the
family of the Messenger of Allah."

So, I ran towards that horseman, bribed him with four hundred dirham, and asked him to
hurry forwardly away from the captive ladies, and he did.


In that situation too, an old Syrian man leaning on a stick who was gloating at the
humility of those captives approached Imam 'Ali Zayn al-'Abidin (a) and said wreakfully,
"Praise be to Allah who eradicated you and empowered the emir to triumph over you."

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the wrong rumours that the ruling authorities spread against the Ahl al-Bayt [as]. He
therefore asked, "Old man, have you recited the Holy Qur'an?"

This statement shocked the old man who wondered and, thus, answered affirmatively.
The Imam [as] then asked him whether he had seen the following Quranic Verses: "Say: I
do not ask of you any reward for it but love for my near relatives. (16:26)" "And know
that whatever thing you gain, a fifth of it is for Allah and for the Messenger and for the
near relatives. (8:41)" Amazingly, the old man answered that he had recited these Verse.

The Imam [as] thus declared, "Only is it we who are intended in Allah's remark 'the near
relatives' in these Verses."

Furthermore, the Imam [as] asked the old man whether he had recited Allah's saying:
"Allah only desires to keep away the unclianness from you, O people of the House! and
to purify you a (thorough) purifying. (33:33)"

With astonishment, the old man answered that he had recited this Verse, too.
The Imam [as] hence said, "Only is it we who are the 'People of the House' whom
Almighty Allah has purified thoroughly."

This fact changed the old man completely and made him feel sorry for the days on which
he could not discern the reality of the Umayyad rulers and their authorities. Even his
tongue was tied up by the new fact; he therefore said to the Imam falteringly, "Please, tell
me by Allah! Is it you truly those ones?"

"Yes, it is, I swear it by our grandfather, the Messenger of Allah [Swt]," replied the Imam
[as] confidently.

Feeling sorry for the words that he first showered at the Imam [as], the old man threw
himself on the hands of the Imam [as] to kiss them heavily as signs of remorse, declaring,
"I disavow those who killed you."


A Syrian man who attended the session of Yazid looked at Lady Fatimah daughter of
Imam al-Hussain in captivity and said to Yazid, "Give this girl to me to serve me." As
she heard this shocking statement, the lady trembled and grabbed hold to her aunt's cloak.
Lady Zainab shouted at the Syrian man, "You, the mean one, have lied. Neither you nor
can even your leader (i.e. Yazid) do this." This statement enraged Yazid who said, "I
could if I would." Lady Zainab answered, "No, you can not do it unless you abandon our
religion and take another for yourself." As Yazid realized the big insult that Lady Zainab
targeted at him by these words, he shouted at her, "How dare you say such words in my
face? It was your father and your brother who abandoned the religion!"

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Indifferent to the tyrant's authority and ability to punish Lady Zainab replied him so
confidently saying, "Only by the religion of Allah and that of my father and grandfather
you and your father were guided, if you are really Muslim." By these words, Lady Zainab
unmasked the tyrant who claimed Imam al-Hussain and his family's being apostates. As a
result, people of Syria realized that the captives were the Holy Prophet's family about
whom many Quranic Verses were revealed from the Almighty Lord, and that Yazid was
no more than a faithless liar. "You have lied, enemy of Allah!" these were the only words
that Yazid could find to answer Lady Zainab whose answer was, "You are a dominant
ruler! You can revile [at anybody] unjustly and you prevail on anyone through your

The tyrant's rage decreased and he had to nod down meanwhile, the Syrian man repeated
his request, but Yazid shouted at him, "May Allah inflict upon you a swift death!"

Hence, Lady Zainab could control her self-power and self-will that she inherited from her
forefathers to face the tyrant and to triumph upon him.

An author says:bff women as captives or to be treated as such in wars."

Anyhow, the Syrian man's request was seemly the opening of a long articles of criticism
and reproach against Yazid and the beginning of the Syrian was not so dull, especially
after he had heard the reply of Lady Zainab [sa] that proved Yazid's having been
excluded from Islam if he would respond to the Syrian man's request. This proves that the
man only intended to disgrace Yazid.

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Allah’s peace be with you I think of you, Fatima [sa] I see Allah’s peace be with you
Allah’s peace be with you When I think of you, Fatima[sa] I see Allah’s peace be with you
Almighty be with you When you speak, Ali I hear Almighty be with you
Zainab please take me with you When you speak, Ali I hear Zainab please take me with you

Shook the throne of Yazeed [la]

You shook the throne of Yazeed [la]
You exposed his pride and greed
You exposed all his pride and greed
With your speech, broke them apart
With just your speech you broke them apart
But could one see your broken heart
Did no one see your poor broken heart?

Allah’s peace be with you

Allah’s peace be with you
Almighty be with you
Zainab please take me with you

Before your eyes your family died

Before your eyes your whole family died
I wonder how much you cried
I wonder how much you have cried
You had seen a world of pain
You had seen a world of pain
Yet beauty is all you claimed
Yet beauty’s is all that you had claimed
Heroine of Kerbala
Oh Heroine of Kerbala
Take me with you to Allah
Take me ‘n guide me to the path of Allah

Allah’s peace be with you

Allah’s peace be with you
Almighty be with you
Zainab please take me with you

O Zainab,
I am amazed at how strong you were.
Such a calamity you were a witness to.
You saw your children, your brother,
Your loved ones, All being so brutally massacred.
Everyone that was left behind, the orphans, the injured,
The sick and the widow, you had to be there for them
And you had to console them
But Oh Zainab,
Ya Ummul Masaaib
Who was there to console you?
Who was there to console you Ya Zainab?

Allah’s peace be with you

Almighty be with you
Zainab please take me with you.

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There was a flower who people called Sakina Who cried till she died in the midst of her cell

The pains, the tortures, the sores, the gashes

Her Father’s death in front of her eyes crashes

In her dreams she sees all those flashes

In her dreams she sees all those flashes
When the innocent blood of her Father splashes

There was a flower who people called Sakina Who cried till she died in the midst of her cell

She bangs, hits and screams in the dark cell halls

Screams for her father, then for him she trawls

Hits her head on the rough edgy cell walls

Hits her head on the rough edgy cell walls
She cries and cries, then on the ground she falls

There was a flower who people called Sakina Who cried till she died in the midst of her cell

What is that liquid dripping from her ears?

Who is that she is scared of and fears?

There is no water so she drinks her own tears

There is no water so she drinks her own tears
Is that her Father’s voice she hears?

There was a flower who people called Sakina Who cried till she died in the midst of her cell

That girl when she saw some birds flying

Asked her aunt where they were heading?

To their homes, she said they were going

To their homes, she said they were going
Where is our home? Sakina asked crying

There was a flower who people called Sakina Who cried till she died in the midst of her cell

That chest she misses to lie on every night

Those arms she wishes to hold while in a fright

She clenches the rope around her neck so tight

She clenches the rope around her neck so tight
And screams to her father, her painful plight

There was a flower who people called Sakina Who cried till she died in the midst of her cell

Look who comes to her cell with a huge glow

Why does all that blood from his neck flow?

He lies beside her and on her cheek blows

He lies beside her and on her cheek blows
And then that flower wilts once more

There was a flower who people called Sakina Who cried till she died in the midst of her cell

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Request for Sura-e-Fatiha2 of the following Marhomeen:

Mirza Mahmood Hussein ibne Mirza Taqi Hussein

Shakira Begum binte Syed Mehboob Hussein Zaidi

Mirza Maqsood Hussein ibne Mirza Mahmood Hussein

Amna Begum binte Mirza Mahmood Hussein
Syeda Begum binte Mirza Mahmood Hussein
Sajida Begum binte Mirza Mahmood Hussein
Abida Begum binte Mirza Mahmood Hussein

Mirza Ali Abbas ibne Mirza Yahya Hussein

Mirza Sheanshah Hussein
Mirza Mujtaba Hussein
Mirza Mushtaq Hussein
Mirza Kazim Hussein
Mirza Asfaq Hussein

Tahira Begum
Sakina Begum
Razia Begum
Khursheed Begum
Aziza Khatoon binte Murtaza Hussain

Syed Marghoob Abidi ibne syed Zahid Hussein Abidi

Syed Kazim Hussein Rizvi ibne Syed Zufiqar Hassan Rizvi

Shugufta Anjum binte Mohammad Khalil

Syed Shabbar Hassan Zaidi ibne Syed Iqbal Hussein Zaidi

Syed Fasih Zafar Hussein Zaidi ibne Syed Intizar Hussein Zaidi
Syeda Laqt-e-Zehra Zaidi binte Syeda Zahida Hussein Zaidi

Zubaida Khanam binte Mariam

Nilofer Binte Zubaida Khanam

Syeda Maleeka Khatoon binte Najam-al-Hasan

Syed Jaffar Ali ibne Bashir Hussein

NOTE: Please recite one ‘Sura-e-Fatiha’ and three ‘Sura-e-Ikhlas’ with durood and pray that the
above as well as all momineen who have passed away since the time of Hazrat Adam [as] may
receive the sawab of this and may Allah [swt] transform their graves in Gardens of Heaven and
increase their ranks in Heaven and they receive shifa’at of Panjatan Pak [as] and their names may
be written in ‘Kitab-e-Illieen’, InshaAllah, Ameen.

For online Sura-e-Fatiha of your Marhoomeen please visit

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