of his prayers wherein he invokes blessings on the followers of the Prophets
and their supporters
Lord! Bless the followers of the Prophets and their followers (from among
the inhabitants of the earth) in things unseen and at the time of
controversy with their enemies who belied them while they are eager (to see)
the Apostles with true faith in every age and time wherein You did send a
Messenger and did establish for people of that time, a guide from Adam down
to Muhammad, may the peace and mercy of God be upon him and his descendants,
the righteous Imams and leaders of the pious, peace be on them all. Be
pleased to remember them with forgiveness and approbation.
Bless the companions of Muhammad. Your Peace and Mercy on him and his
descendants, in particular, (Bless) those who were good companions of his.
those who fought bravely in his cause and helped him, supported his mission,
promptly advanced at his call, answered it as soon as he made them listen to
the arguments in support of his message, parted from their wives and
offspring in proclaiming his word, fought with (their) fathers and sons in
confirming his apostolic office and thereby supported him.
those who had a love for him, had hopes of a bargain that would never come
to ruin in their affection for him.
those who were deserted by their people when they followed him.
those who were abandoned by their kindred when they took abode under the
shelter of his kinship.
Therefore, do not overlook, O Lord, what they gave up for You in Your Cause.
Satisfy them with Your Approbation for their bringing together Your
creatures in Your faith and for being workers for Your Apostle. Reward them
for their renouncing the home of their tribe for Your sake, for going out of
prosperity into poverty and for the oppression most of them suffered for the
sake of honoring Your religion.
confer Your best reward on those who follow them righteously - those who
say, "O Lord forgive us and our brethren such as preceded us in the faith".
And (confer Your best reward on) those who resolved to follow their
direction, adopted their manner and walked in their tracks; who neither
turned back because they doubted their prudence, nor did uncertainty perturb
them in picking up their tracks and following the guidance of their beacon,
While aiding and strengthening them, observing the teachings of their faith,
guided by their guidance, agreeing upon them and not suspecting what they
bless the followers of the Companions, from this our day till the Day of
Judgement, their wives, progeny and such of them as obeyed You with a
blessing whereby to guard them from disobeying You. Enlarge for them the
gardens of Your paradise. Protect them thereby from the cunning of Satan.
Assist them in those righteous things wherein they beg of Your assistance.
Guard them from the events of the night and day except an event that would
bring goodness. Induce them, thereby, to hope largely from You. To covet
what is with You . To give up blaming others about that which lies in the
hands of Your creatures, in order that You may recall them to long for You
and fear You. Restrain them from desiring worldly prosperity. Make them love
to act for the future. (Make them) prepare for what is after death.
Facilitate for them every pain that may come upon them on the day when the
soul leaves the body. Secure them from that wherein may occur a trial of
their terrors, from torment of the Fire and eternal continuance therein.
Remove them to the peace of the resting place of those who guard against
I AM HIS MASTER, ALI IS HIS MASTER. O
God! Love those who love him. Be hostile
to those who are hostile to him. Hate
those who hate him. Help those who help
him. And keep the truth with him
wherever he turns." (repeating this
paragraph three times).