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A Letter To Kerbala

The letter below was written by a brother who just about missed out to go for Arbaeen in Kerbala.

Dear Kerbala,

I write this letter with utmost grief and sorrow in my heart, and in a state where I can not really seem to forgive myself, simply because I will not be visiting you this time. It has been exactly six months since my first ever visit to you, and you were nothing short of an amazing and very hospitable host.

Kerbala, I remember our first meeting very well, when I descended from the bus to be greeted by the scorching sun and hot air surrounding me, but there was something special in this air, there was a fragrance of heaven that made me forget the heat and fall in love with you immediately. From then on, every step I took with you, I felt special, honored and most of all my heart had finally found the much needed satisfaction I had been looking for over twenty years.

My dear friend, then you made me meet the two holy personalities I have been hearing of every year, the two brave soldiers of Islam and saviour of Humanity, you made me meet Abbas and Husain. O Kerbala, you witnessed my arrival to these two personalities, you stood there to cool me when I cried my heart out as I met Husain and Abbas.

Our farewell was something I never looked forward to, but I was told all good things come to an end, and so did this. However, I remember my promise to Husain and to you O my Friend, that I shall be back with the millions who shall come for Arbaeen, to honor you and show the world how blessed you are; and so did I leave, counting days to come back and meet you.

O heaven on earth, O Kerbala, it is however sad to let you know that our meeting has been postponed for reasons only Allah knows, but Kerbala, please don’t be disappointed, please forgive me for this short coming of mine. I don’t know the reason behind my failure, but maybe I failed in my duties to the Lord, or maybe I didn’t fulfill my obligations to Husain, or maybe I just let down myself.

So Kerbala, I won’t be amongst the millions that will visit you in the coming week, I won’t be amongst the millions who will walk for days just to meet you, I won’t be there to embrace you, nor to see you, but O Kerbala, you are in my heart. O Holy Land, pardon my absence, but make it a reason for my visit in the coming days, because O Land, I am in love with you.

My friend, you have gone through a lot of miseries, problems and difficulties in your life. You were there when Husain was killed, when Abbas’s arms were chopped, when Asgher was struck by a three headed spear and when the caravan was looted. Despite of all this, you have been loyal to the master, you have been an amazing host and are the identity of heaven on earth.

Therefore my friend, I ask you, to host my brothers and sisters coming to visit you, to show them the love, spread within them the aroma and fragrance of heaven, but most of all, O land, make not their meeting with the Master Husain the last, but, one of the many more to come.

O friend, how lucky you are, on you are two holy personalities, to you do millions come every month, and angels descend to yours every hour, so does the Holy Prophet and his progeny, all with nothing but the love and hope to meet and pay respects to Husain, the saviour of humanity.

I shall end this letter O Kerbala, with tears in my eyes, my hands trembling with fear, my body shocked and my heart devastated for missing out the opportunity to meet you once again. However, O lovely friend of mine, I shall be back soon, to visit you and my master Husain.

May you be blessed and loved as always,

Kind regards,

Your devastated friend,

Lover of Husain!

Friday Ziyarat of Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s)

Friday is dedicated to Imam al-Mahd¢, the Patron of the Age—peace be upon him—for his blessed advent will be on Friday. May Allah hasten his advent. So, when you visit him on Fridays, you are recommended to say the following:

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Translation;

O Allah! Send blessings on Muhammad and on the children of Muhammad.
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

O Allaah send blessings on Muhammad and on the children of Muhammad. In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. Peace be on you, O the decisive argument of Allah on His earth ! Peace be on you, O the ultimate link of Allah with the mankind ! Peace be on you, O the truth and enlightenment of Allah whom the guided on the Right Path follow and imitate, and who gives heart, joy and confidence to the faithfuls! Peace be on you, O the just, pure and refined, rendered formidable! Peace be on you, O the “Wali” (beloved favourite of Allah, a friend, a helper) who always gives sincere advice! Peace be on you, O the means and medium of liberation and assurance ! Peace be on you, O the spring and essence of life ! Peace be on you. Blessings of Allah be on you and on your pure and pious family. Peace be on you. May Allah fulfill, at once, in advance , the promise He made with you – to shower mercy and make distinctly visible (your) leadership. Peace be on you, O Loving Protector ! I am your friend and follower, well aware of your priority and ultimate purpose. I come near Allah, the Highest High, through you and your family. I look forward to be there when you come, at your disposal for making known the truth. I request Allah to send blessings on Muhammad and on the children of Muhammad, and make room for me amid those who have fixed the look upon you, who shall comply with your instructions and help you against your enemies, and let me be present before you along with all your friends. O loving protector ! O the Man of the moment ! Blessings of Allah be on you and on your family. Today is Friday, a day you are expected to come; the faithful will be free of cares and troubles when you shall arrive, and with one strike shall put an end to the intrigues of the infidels. I, O the Loving friend, in these hours, seek your hospitality and friendship. You, O my Loving friend, are kind and generous, a true son of the kind and generous forefathers, always inclined by nature to be hospitable and friendly. So give me a warm welcome and make friends with me. Blessings of Allah be on you and on your family.

O Allah! Send blessings on Muhammad and on the children of Muhammad.

Transliteration:

ALLAAHUMMA S’ALLI A’LAA MUH’AMMADIN’W WA AALI MUH’AMMAD

BISMILLAHIR-RAH’MAANIR-RAH’EEM

ASSALAAMU A’LAYKA YAA H”UJJATALLAAHI FEE ARZ”IHEE ASSALAAMU A’LAYKA YAA A’YNALLAAHI FEE KHALQIHEE ASSALAAMU A’LAYKA YAA NOORALLAAHIL LAD”EE YAHTADEE BIHIL MUHTADOONA WA YUFARAJU BIHEE A’NIL MOO-MINEENA ASSALAAMU A’LAYKA AYYUHAL MUHAD’DABUL KHAAA-IFU ASSALAAMU A’LAYKA AYYUHAL WALIYYUN NAAS’IHU ASSALAAMU A’LAYKA YAA SAFEENATAN NAJAATI ASSALAAMU A’LAYKA YAA A’YNAL H’AYAATI ASSALAAMU A’LAYKA S’ALLALLAAHU A’LAYKA WA A’LAA AALI BAYTIKAT’T’AYYIBEENAT’ T’AAHIREENA ASSALAAMU ALAYKA A’JJALALLAAHU LAKA MAA WA-A’DAKA MINAN NAS’RI WA Z’UHOORIL AMRI ASSALAMU A’LAYKA YAA MAWLAAYA ANAA MAWLAAKA A’ARIFUN BI-OOLIYAAAKA WA UKHRAAKA ATAQARRABU ILALLAAHI TA-A’ALAA BIKA WA BI-AALI BAYTIKA WA ANTAZ’IRU Z’UHOORAKA WA Z’UHOORAL H’AQQI A’LAA YADAYKA WA AS-ALULLAAHA AN YUS’ALLIYA A’LAA MUH’AMMADIN’W WA AALI MUH’AMMAD WA AN YAJ-A’LANEE MINAL MUNTAZ’IREENA LAKA WAT TAABI-E’ENA WAN NAAS’IREENA LAKA A’LAA AA’-DAAA-IKA WAL MUSTASH-HADEENA BAYNA YADAYKA FEE JUMLATI AWLIYAAA-IKA YAA MAWLAAYA YAA S’AAH’IBAZ ZAMAAN S’ALAWAATULLAAHI A’LAYKA WA A’LAA AALI BAYTIKA HAAD’AA YAWMUL JUMU-A’H WA HUWA YAWMUKAL MUTAWAQQA-U’ FEEHI Z’UHOORUKA WAL FARAJU FEEHEE LIL MOO-MINEENA A’LAA YADAYKA WA QATLUL KAAFIREENA BI-SAYFIKA WA ANAA YAA MALAAYA FEEHEE Z”AYUKA WA JAARUKA WA ANTO YAA MAWLAAYA KAREEMUN MIN AWLAADIL KIRAAMI WA MAAMOORUN BIZ” Z”IYAAFATI WAL IJAARAH FA-AZ”IFNEE WA AJIRNEE S’ALAWAATULLAAHI A’LAYKA WA A’LAA AHLI BAYTIKAT’ T’AHIREEN

ALLAHUMMA S’ALLI A’LAA MUH’AMMADIN’W WA AALI MUH’AMMAD

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