Imam Sadiq (a.s.) said: Imam Zainul Abideen (a.s.) performed the Ziyarat of the grave of Amirul Momineen Ali Ibne Abi Talib (a.s.) in the following manner: He first stood at the grave, cried, and then said:
Peace be on you O Amirul Momineen! And Allah’s mercy and His blessings be on you, Peace be on you, O Trustee of Allah in His earth and His Proof on His servants. Peace be on you, O Amirul Momineen! I bear witness that you did Jihad for Allah in a way it deserves to be done and acted according to His Book. You followed the Sunnah of His Prophet until He recalled you to His neighborhood and took you to Himself. He obligated your enemies to the argument of slaying you, in addition to many other clear arguments you already have over His creation. O Allah! Make me satisfied about that which You have destined, pleased with Your decree, fond of Your remembrance and supplication, loving Your chosen friends, loved on Your earth and Your heavens, patient on Your trials, thankful for Your superior bounties. One who remembers Your abundant bounties, yearns for the joy of Your meeting, decorated with piety for the day of Your reward, following the traditions of Your Friends, avoiding the manners of Your enemies, preoccupied by the world through Your praise and glorification.
Then he placed his cheek on the grave and said:
O Allah, the hearts of those who humble themselves before You are filled with bewilderment. Paths of those who desire You are leveled. Signs for those who seek You are clear. Hearts of those who know You are filled with Your fear. Voices of those who call You are raised up to You. Gates through which You answer are open to them. Prayers of those who whisper to You are fulfilled. Repentance of those who return to You is accepted. Tears of those who weep in Your fear are dealt with mercifully. Assistance is available to those who seek from You. Your promises to Your servants are fulfilled. Errors of those who ask You to reduce their errors are reduced. Good deeds of those who perform them are stores with You. Sustenance of Your creation descends from You and their shares are continuously increased. Sins of those who seek forgiveness are forgiven and needs of Your creation are fulfilled by You. Rewards of beseechers are available in plenty with You, and further benefits reach Your creation. Tables of food are prepared for those who seek it and fountains are filled for the thirsty. O Allah! Answer my prayers, accept my praise, fulfill my hopes, and unite me with the Divine saint You have appointed on me for the sake of Muhammad, Ali, Fatima, Hasan and Husain (a.s.). Indeed You are the Guardian of my bounties, my final hope and my ultimate end and final abode. You are my God, my Lord and my Master. Forgive me and our friends. Keep our enemies away from us and distract them from harming us. Manifest the word of truth and make it supreme; let the word of falsehood be refuted, making it lowly. Indeed You are powerful over everything.
Kamiluz Ziyaraat By: Ibne Quluwayh
Translated by: Sayyid Athar Husain S. H. Rizvi