Selections from Ziyarat of Imam Ali (as)

Hadith 1:

From the Ziyarat of Imam Ali (ع) as taught by Imam Sadiq (ع) to his companion Mohammad bin Muslim:

السَّلامُ عَلَيكَ يا آيَةَ اللهِ العُظمى

"Salutations upon You, O the greatest sign (ayat) of Allah"

السَّلامُ عَلَيكَ يا مَن شُرِّفَت بِهِ مَكَّةُ وَمِنى

"Salutations upon You, O the One through whom Mecca and Mina were given honor/distinction."

السَّلامُ عَلَيكَ يا مَن أنجى اللهُ سَفِينَةَ نُوحٍ بِاسمِهِ وَاسمِ أخِيهِ حَيثُ التَطَمَ الماءُ حَولَها وَطَمى

"Salutations upon You, O the One by whose name and the name of His Brother (i.e. the Prophet ص), Allah saved the ark of Noah when it was flooded by water."

السَّلامُ عَلَيكَ يا مَن تابَ اللهُ بِهِ وَبِأخِيهِ عَلى آدَمَ إذ غَوى

"Salutations upon You, O the One through whose Name and the name of His Brother (i.e. the Prophet ص), Allah forgave Adam when He strayed away."

[Source: Iqbal al-Aamal, Sayed Ibn Tawoos, Vol. 3, Pg. 130, 131]


Hadith 2:

From the Ziyarat of Imam Ali (ع) as taught by Imam Sadiq (ع) to Safwan al-Jammal:

السَّلامُ عَلَيكَ يا بابَ اللهِ، السَّلامُ عَلَيكَ يا عَينَ اللهِ النَّاظَرَةَ وَيَدَهُ الباسِطَةَ وَأُذُنَهُ الواعِيَةَ وَحِكمَتَهُ البالِغَةَ وَنِعمَتَهُ السَّابِغَةَ وَنِقمَتَهُ الدَّامِغَةَ، السَّلامُ عَلى قَسِيمِ الجَنَّةِ وَالنَّارِ، السَّلامُ عَلى نِعمَةِ اللهِ عَلى الأبرارِ وَنِقمَتِهِ عَلى الفُجَّارِ

"Salutations be upon You, O door of Allah. Salutations be upon You, O the seeing Eye of Allah, and His granting/spread-out Hand, and His retaining Ear, and His conclusive wisdom, and His abundant/excessive blessing, and His strong punishment."

"Salutations be upon the divider of Paradise and Hellfire. Salutations be upon the blessing of Allah upon the righteous ones and His punishment upon the wicked ones."

[Source: Bihar al-Anwar, Vol. 100, Pg. 305 / al-Mazar al-Kabeer, Pg. 217]


Hadith 3:

From the recitation to be recited when bidding farewell to the grave of Imam Ali (ع) as narrated by Abu al-Hasan Imam Kazim (ع):

اللهم وذلل قلوبنا لهم بالطاعة والمناصحة والمحبة، وحسن المؤازرة

"O Allah, humble our hearts towards them through obedience, sincerity/loyalty, love, good support/assistance"

[Source: Kamil al-Ziyarat, Pg. 104]