Why write an Ariza?
Many times we claim that we love someone but this is not proven until the love is accompanied by some action. Unfortunately, we are not able to see or speak to our Imam (ajtf) due to the will of Allah (swt) and to the numerous faults of our own. During this period we should do whatever we can to maintain contact with our beloved Imam (ajtf). During the time of the Minor ghaybah, this was the usual way for people to remain in contact with the Imam (ajtf) and ask about trivial matters about life and the religion. This tradition has carried on for many centuries.
An important point to note is that Imam Mahdi (ajtf) is fully aware of our needs, desires and circumstances. He does need for us to write him a letter. Writing an ariza is merely a more practical way of relating our issues to the beloved Imam (ajtf), telling him of our needs and how much we love him. The more we love him the more this will be seen in our actions. When we love someone, we want to speak to them all the time.
May our Arizas reach the Imam of Our Time (ajtf) and may he be pleased with us.
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Translation of Dua-e-Ariza
I have written to you O my master, may His mercy and blessing be on you, seeking a favour from you.
I have complained to you for what has happened to me seeking solutions firstly from Allah
and then from you for a matter that has obsessed me.
I am helpless in combating the problem and for that I have resorted to seeking help from Allah and from you.
Knowing the status you have with Allah.
I am confident that you will help me get the solutions to my problems swiftly and that you will intercede on my behalf.
I am helpless and moreover I am sinful:
so help O master and present this problem to Allah and I pray to Him that He will solve this quickly
and grant me victory and success in finding the solution to my problems.
(Write your personal wishes and problems in this space)
I am not able to carry or bear with it. Although I am responsible for the increase of my sins and
ignorant about my responsibilities (Wajibaats), from Allah which are given to me.
So help me O my master. Peace be upon you during this time of problems and sorrow.
presents my prayers to Allah before I compensate and before my enemies engulfs me. For you have shown me your blessings.
So I pray to Allah for great salvation and near victory with calmness from all fears,
for Allah is most high and does what he wants. Allah is sufficient for me from beginning and in my hopes.
Whatever Allah wish there is neither strength nor any power except in Allah the High, the Great.