the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
be to Allah, the Lord of worlds. And blessings of Allah
and peace be on our Chief Muhammad, His Prophet, and on
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
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
" 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)
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 his Lord."
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
Mawla. 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
" 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)
"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 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
The truth altogether! Where is the regular unbroken
Where is the on going sequence of desirable goodness?
Where are the clear source and spring of Light (vision
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 wisdom!
Where is the 'Everlasting legacy of God"? (never
ever is the "family of Guides" without
is the impenetrable defence who
broke the back of the oppressive
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?
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?
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
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
is the "Divine aspect" the God-fearing may
look up to?
Where is the link that connects the
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
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
son of Khadejah, the resplendent! The son of Fatimah,
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
O Son of the most refined
O Son of the select generous
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
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
O inheritor of the milestones of glory and
O inheritor of the extraordinary events!
O inheritor of the reason that had been put
O inheritor of the Right
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
O inheritor of the convincing
O inheritor of the genuine evidence!
O inheritor of the distinctly visible
O inheritor of the decisive information!
O inheritor of the absolute joy and
O inheritor of "T'aa-haa" and
O inheritor of "Yaa seen" and
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
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
eagerly long for you who has departed and is invisible,
but is not far from us.
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 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?
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, 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.
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
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
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
Convey to him our heartfelt
congratulations and welcome. Make us feel more deeply
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
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 for
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
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.