Ziyarat of Imam Ali (as) (Ziyarah of Ameenullah)
Ziyarah of Ameenullah is highly esteemed as is cited in all books of Ziyarah. In the words of `Allamah al-Majlisi, this form is the best in text and chain of authority. It is recommended to say it at all of the holy shrines. It is narrated on the authority of Jabir (ibn `Abdullah al-Ansari) on the authority of Imam al-Baqir (‘a) that Imam Zayn al-Abidin (‘a), once, visited the holy tomb of Imam `Ali (‘a). He stood at the tomb, wept, and pronounced the following words: Imam al-Baqir (‘a) then added, “Indeed, any one of our adherents (Shi`ah) who pronounces these words at the tomb of Ameer al-Mu'mineen (‘a) or the tomb of one of the Imams (‘a) shall certainly have his prayer lifted up on a ladder of light, carrying the seal of the Holy Prophet’s ring, and it shall be kept so until it will be delivered to the Riser from Muhammad’s Household (namely, Imam al-Mahdi) who will receive the reciter of that prayer with good tidings, greetings, and honor.”the Ziyarah of Ameenullah is considered one of the general forms of Ziyarah of Imam `Ali (as), one of the forms of Ziyarah on the Eid al-Ghadir Day, and one of the comprehensive forms of Ziyarah that can be said at all the shrines of the Holy Imams.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا امِينَ ٱللَّهِ فِي ارْضِهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya amina allahi fi ardihi
Peace be upon you, O trustee of Allah on His lands
وَحُجَّتَهُ عَلَىٰ عِبَادِهِ
wa hujjatahu `ala `ibadihi
and argument of Allah against His servants.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا امِيرَ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
alssalamu `alayka ya amira almu'minina
Peace be upon you, O Commander of the Faithful.
اشْهَدُ انَّكَ جَاهَدْتَ فِي ٱللَّهِ حَقَّ جِهَادِهِ
ashhadu annaka jahadta fi allahi haqqa jihadihi
I bear witness that you strove for the sake of Allah as it ought to be striven,
wa `amilta bikitabihi
acted upon His Book,
وَٱتَّبَعْتَ سُنَنَ نَبِيِّهِ
wattba`ta sunana nabiyyihi
and followed the instructions of His Prophet,
صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ
salla allahu `alayhi wa alihi
peace of Allah be upon him and his Household,
حَتّىٰ دَعَاكَ ٱللَّهُ إِلَىٰ جِوَارِهِ
hatta da`aka allahu ila jiwarihi
until Allah called you to be in His vicinity.
فَقَبَضَكَ إِلَيْهِ بِٱخْتِيَارِهِ
faqabadaka ilayhi bikhtiyarihi
So, He grasped you to Him by His will