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The sole Redressor

The sole Redressor


Extremely worried and distressed, he was. So distracted that even in his sleep he had nightmares of his problem. From the day that he was afflicted with trouble he had lost serene and peace of mind, always worrying.


He was not able to find a solution, and too modest to tell anyone. To tell his secret to anybody and stretch his hands to people for help, he was not willing.


Another night, with this sorrow, he closed his eyes and fell asleep; he saw a beauteous and luminous man with distinguished and fragrant clothing coming from a distance. He had a smile on his face.


Seeing him kindled a light of hope in the Man’s tired heart. He said to himself:


How long am I to feel sorrowful and keep this secret in the heart? This man seems extremely munificent and noble. What if I share my problem with him and ask for advice.


He was gazing at the man as he was getting closer. Before opening his mouth, the man started to speak himself, gently:


Anytime you are troubled turn only to the All-Wise Allah and seek assistance from His Wali (chosen lord) and Hojjat (proof), Saaheb al Zamaan (May the Sublime Allah Hasten his Relief), and rely upon him for he is the most benevolent and compassionate friend and refuge for his adherents.


As he was overwhelmed by these heart touching words, the man got even closer and held and kindly squeezed his right hand, and at the same time continued:


Now say Salaam to and do Ziyaarat (sacred visit) your Mawla (lord), and seek him as intercessor, and recite, so that he shall obtain your need from Allah.


Eagerly he asked:


What do I say? Which sentences? What supplication? The heavy burden of sadness and sorrow has made me forget any praise and glorification prayers and supplications.


The man, with a heart overflowing with kindness and sympathy, sighed and mumbled:


There is no power, and no strength, except by Allah, the Sublime, the Magnificent.


Then the man took a step closer and placed his hand on his chest, and said:


Since Allah suffices you, worry not for anything; make Wodu (Wozoo, specified ablution before Salaat and …) and perform two Rak’at Salaat (Namaaz), then stand in the direction of Qiblah (Ka’bah) and recite this Ziyaarat supplication:


سَلَامُ اللَّهِ الْكَامِلُ التَّامُّ الشَّامِلُ الْعَامُّ وَ صَلَوَاتُهُ الدَّائِمَةُ وَ بَرَكَاتُهُ الْقَائِمَةُ عَلَى حُجَّةِ اللَّهِ وَ وَلِيِّهِ فِي أَرْضِهِ وَ بِلَادِهِ وَ خَلِيفَتِهِ عَلَى خَلْقِهِ وَ عِبَادِهِ،سُلَالَةِ النُّبُوَّةِ وَ بَقِيَّةِ الْعِتْرَةِ وَ الصَّفْوَةِ صَاحِبِ الزَّمَانِ وَ مُظْهِرِ الْإِيمَانِ وَ مُعْلِنِ أَحْكَامِ الْقُرْآنِ، مُطَهِّرِ الْأَرْضِ وَ نَاشِرِ الْعَدْلِ فِي الطُّولِ وَ الْعَرْضِ، الْحُجَّةِ الْقَائِمِ الْمَهْدِيِّ وَالْإِمَامِ الْمُنْتَظَرِ الْمَرْضِيِّ الطَّاهِرِ ابْنِ الْأَئِمَّةِ الطَّاهِرِينَ، الْوَصِيِّ أَوْلَادِ الْأَوْصِيَاءِ الْمَرْضِيِّينَ، الْهَادِي الْمَعْصُومِ ابْنِ الْهُدَاةِ الْمَعْصُومِينَ.

 السَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا إِمَامَ الْمُسْلِمِينَ وَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ.

 السَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ عِلْمِ النَّبِيِّينَ وَ مُسْتَوْدَعِ حِكْمَةِ الْوَصِيِّينَ.

 السَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا عِصْمَةَ الدِّينِ.

 السَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا مُعِزَّالْمُؤْمِنِينَ الْمُسْتَضْعَفِينَ.

 السَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا مُذِلَّ الْكَافِرِينَ الْمُتَكَبِّرِينَ الظَّالِمِينَ.

 السَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا مَوْلَايَ يَا صَاحِبَ الزَّمَانِ؛ يَا ابْنَ أَمِيرِالْمُؤْمِنِينَ

وَابْنَ فَاطِمَةَ الزَّهْرَاءِ  سَيِّدَةِ نِسَاءِ الْعَالَمِينَ.

 السَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ الْأَئِمَّةِ الْحُجَجِ عَلَى الْخَلْقِ أَجْمَعِينَ.

 السَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا مَوْلَايَ، سَلَامَ مُخْلِصٍ لَكَ فِي الْوَلَاءِ .

  أَشْهَدُ أَنَّكَ الْإِمَامُ الْمَهْدِيُّ قَوْلًا وَ فِعْلًا، وَ أَنَّكَ الَّذِي تَمْلَأُ الْأَرْضَ قِسْطاً وَ عَدْلًا؛ فَعَجَّلَ اللَّهُ فَرَجَكَ وَ سَهَّلَ مَخْرَجَكَ وَ قَرَّبَ زَمَانَكَ وَ أَكْثَرَ أَنْصَارَكَ وَ أَعْوَانَكَ وَ أَنْجَزَ لَكَ مَوْعِدَكَ؛ وَ هُوَ أَصْدَقُ الْقَائِلِينَ:

 « وَ نُرِيدُ أَنْ نَمُنَّ عَلَى الَّذِينَ اسْتُضْعِفُوا فِي الْأَرْضِ وَ نَجْعَلَهُمْ أَئِمَّةً وَ نَجْعَلَهُمُ الْوارِثِينَ.»

 يَا مَوْلَايَ حَاجَتِي كَذَا وَ كَذَا (say your want and need) فَاشْفَعْ لِي فِي نَجاحِها .                                                                                                                                                             

He woke up. His heart was relieved of all anguish and trouble. He felt carefree and light.


With certitude and confidence, he did that which he had seen in his sleep.


With the rising of the sun, he had received the key to all his troubles from his Mawla, the Imam of Asr (May the Sublime Allah Hasten his Relief).


(From: al Najm al Thaaqeb, Mohaddeth Noori, ch. 10; Behaar al Anwaar 91:32; …)


Yes, let us never forget that Allah is the life-giving Creator and the Lord of all that is. He is never unable to solve our problems. The best, quickest and wisest solution is to be sought from Him. A solution accompanied by honor and dignity, and far from dishonor and indignity. Thus the worthiest thing to do is to walk on the Path that He Himself has specified, and to avoid going astray into paths leading to perdition.


The wise solution which Allah has provided for us is to Tawassol (Tawassul) to Hadrat Mahdi (May Allah Hasten his Appearance), to seek his assistance, to seek him as means and intercessor; he who is our lord and master, our guardian and the Imam of our Time and Age. The settlement of and the key to affairs have been given to him.


It is worthy to talk to him, even in any language and manner that is possible and easier for us, and to ask him to take care of our needs as he sees fit and wills.


Let us not forget that each and every one of our needs is a link connecting us, moment by moment, to the Wilayat of our Mawla (SBUH); thus through moment by moment Tawassol to our Mawla for all our needs and wants, let us experience the delightful and heart warming feeling of moment by moment attachment to our Mawla … .