Ziyarat e Arbaeen/Chehlum (زيارة الاربعين) – Imam Hussain(as)

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ وَلِيِّ ٱللَّهِ وَحَبِيبِهِ
Peace be upon the intimate servant of Allah and His most-beloved.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ خَلِيلِ ٱللَّهِ وَنَجِيبِهِ
Peace be upon the friend of Allah and His elite.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ صَفِيِّ ٱللَّهِ وَٱبْنِ صَفِيِّهِ
Peace be upon the choice of Allah and son of His choice.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ ٱلْحُسَيْنِ ٱلْمَظْلُومِ ٱلشَّهِيدِ
Peace be upon al-Husayn the wronged and martyred.

اَلسَّلاَمُ علىٰ اسِيرِ ٱلْكُرُبَاتِ
Peace be upon the captive of agonies

وَقَتِيلِ ٱلْعَبَرَاتِ
and victim of the shed tears.

اَللَّهُمَّ إِِنِّي اشْهَدُ انَّهُ وَلِيُّكَ وَٱبْنُ وَلِيِّكَ
O Allah, I do bear witness that he is verily Your intimate servant and son of Your intimate servant,

وَصَفِيُّكَ وَٱبْنُ صَفِيِّكَ
Your choice and son of Your choice,

ٱلْفَائِزُ بِكَرَامَتِكَ
and the winner of Your honoring.

اكْرَمْتَهُ بِٱلشَّهَادَةِ
You have honored him with martyrdom,

وَحَبَوْتَهُ بِٱلسَّعَادَةِ
endued him with happiness,

وَٱجْتَبَيْتَهُ بِطِيبِ ٱلْوِلاَدَةِ
privileged him with legitimate birth,

وَجَعَلْتَهُ سَيِّداً مِنَ ٱلسَّادَةِ
made him one of the chiefs,

وَقَائِداً مِنَ ٱلْقَادَةِ
one of the leaders,

وَذَائِداً مِنْ ٱلذَّادَةِ
and one of the defenders (of Your religion),

وَاعْطَيْتَهُ مَوَارِيثَ ٱلانْبِيَاءِ
gave him the inheritances of the Prophets,

وَجَعَلْتَهُ حُجَّةً عَلَىٰ خَلْقِكَ مِنَ ٱلاوْصِيَاءِ
and chose him as argument against Your created beings and one of the Prophets’ successors.

فَاعْذَرَ فِي ٱلدُّعَاءِ
So, he called to you flawlessly,

وَمَنَحَ ٱلنُّصْحَ
gave advices,

وَبَذَلَ مُهْجَتَهُ فِيكَ
and sacrificed his soul for You

لِيَسْتَنْقِذَ عِبَادَكَ مِنَ ٱلْجَهَالَةِ
to save Your servants from ignorance

وَحَيْرَةِ ٱلضَّلاَلَةِ
and perplexity of straying off.

وَقَدْ تَوَازَرَ عَلَيْهِ مَنْ غَرَّتْهُ ٱلدُّنْيَا
Yet, those whom were seduced by this worldly life,

وَبَاعَ حَظَّهُ بِٱلارْذَلِ ٱلادْنَىٰ
who sold their share (of reward) with the lowliest and meanest,

وَشَرَىٰ آخِرَتَهُ بِٱلثَّمَنِ ٱلاوْكَسِ
retailed their Hereafter with the cheapest price,

وَتَغَطْرَسَ وَتَرَدَّىٰ فِي هَوَاهُ
acted haughtily, perished because of following their desires,

وَاسْخَطَكَ وَاسْخَطَ نَبِيَّكَ
brought to themselves Your wrath and the wrath of Your Prophet,

وَاطَاعَ مِنْ عِبَادِكَ اهْلَ ٱلشِّقَاقِ وَٱلنِّفَاقِ
and obeyed the dissident and hypocritical servants of You

وَحَمَلَةَ ٱلاوْزَارِ ٱلْمُسْتَوْجِبِينَ ٱلنَّارَ
and the bearers of the burdens (of sins) who deserve Hellfire—all those supported each other against him.

فَجَاهَدَهُمْ فِيكَ صَابِراً مُحْتَسِباً
However, he fought against them painstakingly with steadfastness expecting Your reward

حَتَّىٰ سُفِكَ فِي طَاعَتِكَ دَمُهُ
until his blood was shed on account of his obedience to You

وَٱسْتُبِيحَ حَرِيـمُهُ
and his women were violated.

اَللَّهُمَّ فَٱلْعَنْهُمْ لَعْناً وَبيلاًَ
So, O Allah, pour heavy curses on them

وَعَذِّبْهُمْ عَذَاباً الِيماً
and chastise them with painful chastisement.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا بْنَ رَسُولِ ٱللَّهِ
Peace be upon you, O son of Allah’s Messenger.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا بْنَ سَيِّدِ ٱلاوْصِيَاءِ
Peace be upon you, O son of the chief of the Prophets’ successors.

اشْهَدُ انَّكَ امِينُ ٱللَّهِ وَٱبْنُ امِينِهِ
I bear witness that you are verily the trustee of Allah and the son of His trustee.

عِشْتَ سَعيداً
You lived with happiness,

وَمَضَيْتَ حَمِيداً
passed away with praiseworthiness,

وَمُتَّ فَقِيداً مَظْلُوماً شَهِيداً
and died missed, wronged, and martyred.

وَاشْهَدُ انَّ ٱللَّهَ مُنْجِزٌ مَا وَعَدَكَ
I also bear witness that Allah shall inevitably fulfill His promise to You,

وَمُهْلِكٌ مَنْ خَذَلَكَ
exterminate those who disappointed you,

وَمُعَذِّبٌ مَنْ قَتَلَكَ
and chastise those who slew you.

وَاشْهَدُ انَّكَ وَفَيْتَ بِعَهْدِ ٱللَّهِ
I also bear witness that you fulfilled your pledge to Allah

وَجَاهَدْتَ فِي سَبِيلِهِ حَتَّىٰ اتَاكَ ٱلْيَقِينُ
and strove hard in His way until death came upon you.

فَلَعَنَ ٱللَّهُ مَنْ قَتَلَكَ
So, may Allah curse those who slew you.

وَلَعَنَ ٱللَّهُ مَنْ ظَلَمَكَ
May Allah curse those who wronged you.

وَلَعَنَ ٱللَّهُ امَّةً سَمِعَتْ بِذٰلِكَ فَرَضِيَتْ بِهِ
May Allah curse the people who, when informed about that, were pleased with it.

اَللَّهُمَّ إِِنِّي اشْهِدُكَ انِّي وَلِيٌّ لِمَنْ وَالاَهُ
O Allah, I do ask You to witness for me that I am loyalist to those who are loyalists to him

وَعَدُوٌّ لِمَنْ عَادَاهُ
and enemy of those who are enemies of him.

بِابِي انْتَ وَامِّي يَا بْنَ رَسُولِ ٱللَّهِ
May my father and mother be accepted as ransoms for you, O son of Allah’s Messenger.

اشْهَدُ انَّكَ كُنْتَ نُوراً فِي ٱلاصْلاَبِ ٱلشَّامِخَةِ
I bear witness that you were light in the sublime loins

وَٱلارْحَامِ ٱلْمُطَهَّرَةِ
and purified wombs;

لَمْ تُنَجِّسْكَ ٱلْجَاهِلِيَّةُ بِانْجَاسِهَا
the impurities of the Ignorance Era could not object you to filth

وَلَمْ تُلْبِسْكَ ٱلْمُدْلَهِمَّاتُ مِنْ ثِيَابِهَا
nor could its murky clothes dress you.

وَاشْهَدُ انَّكَ مِنْ دَعَائِمِ ٱلدِّينِ
I also bear witness that you are one of the mainstays of the religion,

وَارْكَانِ ٱلْمُسْلِمِينَ
the supports of Muslims,

وَمَعْقِلِ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
and the haven of the believers.

وَاشْهَدُ انَّكَ ٱلإِمَامُ ٱلْبَرُّ ٱلتَّقِيُّ
I also bear witness that you are the God-fearing, pious,

ٱلرَّضِيُّ ٱلزَّكِيُّ
pleased, immaculate,

ٱلْهَادِي ٱلْمَهْدِيُّ
guide, and well-guided Imam.

وَاشْهَدُ انَّ ٱلائِمَّةَ مِنْ وُلْدِكَ كَلِمَةُ ٱلتَّقْوَىٰ
And I bear witness that the Imams from your progeny are the spokesmen of piety,

وَاعْلاَمُ ٱلْهُدَىٰ
the signs of guidance,

وَٱلْعُرْوَةُ ٱلْوُثْقَىٰ
the firmest handle (of Islam),

وَٱلْحُجَّةُ علىٰ اهْلِ ٱلدُّنْيَا
and the decisive Argument against the inhabitants of the world.

وَاشْهَدُ انِّي بِكُمْ مُؤْمِنٌ وَبِإِِيَابِكُمْ
I also bear witness that I believe in you all and in your Return,

مُوقِنٌ بِشَرَايِعِ دِينِي وَخَوَاتِيمِ عَمَلِي
I have full confidence in the laws of my religion and in the seals of my deeds,

وَقَلْبِي لِقَلْبِكُمْ سِلْمٌ
my heart is at peace with you all,

وَامْرِي لاِمْرِكُمْ مُتَّبِعٌ
all my affairs are based on your commands,

وَنُصْرَتِي لَكُمْ مُعَدَّةٌ
and my support for you all is already all set

حَتَّىٰ يَاذَنَ اللَّهُ لَكُمْ
until Allah permits you.

فَمَعَكُمْ مَعَكُمْ
So, I am with you. I am with you,

لاََ مَعَ عَدُوِّكُمْ
not with your enemies.

صَلَوَاتُ ٱللَّهِ عَلَيْكُمْ
Allah’s blessings be upon you,

وَعَلَىٰ ارْوَاحِكُمْ وَاجْسَادِكُمْ
upon your souls, upon your bodies,

وَشَاهِدِكُمْ وَغَائِبِكُمْ
upon the present and the absent from you,

وَظَاهِرِكُمْ وَبَاطِنِكُمْ
and upon the apparent and the invisible from you.

آمِينَ رَبَّ ٱلْعَالَمِينَ
Respond to us, O Lord of the Worlds.

Recite 2 Rakat Salat and seek your needs.

Other Aamal mentioned for this day:

1 – Recite Ziarat Arbaeen
2 – Perform ghusl before Zuhr
3 – After namaz Fajr recite “la hawla wala Quwata ila bila hil aliyul azeem” x 100 time
4 – Recite Tasbihaat Arba x 70 times
5 – After Zuhr recite Sura Al-Asr & seek forgiveness 70 time -Astaghfirullah
6 – During sunset recite “La ilaha illalah” x 40 times
7 – After namaz Isha recite surah yaseen as a gift (hadiya) imam Hussain As