The Visitation Tablet for Fatima, daughter of the Prophet Muhammad - Translation

The Visitation Tablet for Fatima daughter of the Prophet Muhammad of Sayyid `Ali Muhammad, the Bab.

Stephen Lambden UCMerced.

In progress - 2016-7.

Extant mss. of the Ziyārat al-Zahrā :

  • (1) Tehran, TBA 6003C : 148-59 .  - See MacEoin, Sources, 99.
  • (2) Tehran, Majlis Library, Baqir Naraqi ms. no. 12448.

Translation of the Visitation Tablet for Fatima daughter of the Prophet Muhammad.

This translation is based on the Tehran Majlis Lib. Baqir Naraqi ms. no. 12448.

 

Opening words from the Tehran Majlis Lib. ms.

Ziyārat Hadrat al-Fatima, upon her be peace.

In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate.

 

 

And I testify that thy [Fatimah's] son [Imam]  Hasan is the Hujjat-Allah (Proof of God) and His Wali (Legatee) for through him the [celestial] Throne (al-`arsh) was raised up upon the Watery Expanse (al-ma') and the celestial spheres (al-aflak) were set up in the Kingdom of origination (malakut al-insha')...
    And I testify that thy [Fatima's] son [Imam] Husayn-upon him be peace -- is the  Hujjat-Allah (Proof of God) for whomsoever is in the heavens or upon the earth...