Imam Sadiq (a.s.) said: When you want to perform the Ziyarah of Abbas Ibne Ali (a.s.) on the banks of Euphrates near the holy sanctuary, stand at the door of the roofed chamber and recite the following:
Salutation of Allah and salutation of His proximate Angels, His prophet messengers, His Righteous Servants, all of the Martyrs and the truthful ones and all of the purified and blessed greetings be on you at all times, O son of Amirul Momineen.
I bear witness that you submitted and believed and that you devoted yourself and remained loyal to the Remainder of the Prophet’s messenger [Imam Husain (a.s.)], the Chosen Grandson, the Knowledgeable Guide, the Successor who announced (Allah’s Messenger), and the one who was oppressed and wronged. May Allah reward you on behalf of His Messenger, Amirul Momineen, Hasan and Husain – Allah’s blessings be upon them – with the best rewards, for you suffered (in this world) but remained patient expecting the reward from Allah. So how excellent is (your) final abode!!
May Allah’s curse be upon those who killed you. May Allah’s curse be upon those who ignored your rights and breached your sanctity. May Allah’s curse be upon those who stood between you and Euphrates water.
I bear witness that you were killed unjustly and indeed Allah will fulfill that which He promised you. I have come to you, O son of Amirul Momineen, as your guest while my heart has submitted to you. I follow you and my support is prepared for you until Allah judges and He is the Best of the Judges. I am with you and only with you and not with your enemies.
I believe in you and in your return and I disbelieve in those who opposed you and killed you. May Allah kill the people who killed you with their hands and tongues.
Then enter, fall upon the grave and recite the following:
Peace be on you, O Allah’s Righteous Servant who was obedient to Allah, to His Messenger, to Amirul Momineen and to Hasan and Husain (a.s.). Peace be on you and may Allah’s Mercy, blessings and pleasure be on you, your soul and your body. I bear witness and take Allah as witness that you died on the same path as the martyrs in the Battle of Badr who fought in the way of Allah, that you remained loyal to Him in fighting against His enemies, that you strived hard in supporting His Divine Authorities and that you kept harm away from His Loved Ones. May Allah reward you with the best of rewards, the greatest rewards, the most increasing rewards and with rewards which are above any reward (which He has ever) granted to those who remained loyal to their allegiance, who answered His call and who obeyed His Divine Authorities. I bear witness that you strived hard with loyalty and put forth all of your efforts (in the way of Allah). So Allah resurrected you among the Martyrs, joined your soul with the souls of the Ever-Blissful Ones and gave you the most spacious place in His Heavens and the best of its chambers (as your abode). And He elevated your remembrance in the highest of places and raised you with “the prophets, the truthful ones, the martyrs and the righteous ones and excellent are these companions” (4:69) I bear witness that you were not weakened and you did not lose heart (while facing the enemies). Indeed you died with insight about your affairs while following the Righteous Ones and the prophets. May Allah unite us with you, with His Messenger and His Divine Authorities in the dwellings of the Humble Ones. Indeed He is the Most Merciful of the merciful ones.
Kamiluz Ziyaraat By: Ibne Quluwayh
Translated by: Sayyid Athar Husain S. H. Rizvi