In a hadîth-i sherîf, it was declared that at the blessed grave of our Master Rasûlullah an angel had been charged with the responsibility to convey to him the salâms of those from his Community who send salâms. Then you should say the following prayer, “Assalâmu alaika yâ sayyidî yâ Rasûlullah! Assalâmu alaika yâ Nabiyyallah! Assalâmu alaika yâ Safiyyallah! Assalâmu alaika yâ Habîballah! Assalâmu alaika yâ Nabiyyarrahmati! Assalâmu alaika yâ Shafî-al ummati! Assalâmu alaika yâ Sayyid-al-mursalîn! Assalâmu alaika yâ Khâtamannabiyyîn!
May Allahu ta’âlâ bestow upon you the highest reward and recompense. I testify that you achieved your task of Prophethood. You performed your duty. You advised your Community. You made jihad on the path of Allahu ta’âlâ until you passed away. May Allahu ta’âlâ say salât and salâm to you until the Day of Resurrection. O Rasûlullah! We came to you from very far places. We came here to visit your blessed grave, to pay your right, to see what you did on site, to be blessed with visiting you, to request you to be intercessor for us before Allahu ta’âlâ. For, our faults have ruined us. Our sins have weighed on our shoulders. O Rasûlullah! You are both the intercessor and the one whose intercession is accepted. The Rank of Mahmûd has been granted to you.
Also, Allahu ta’âlâ decrees (in the 64th âyat-i karîma of the Nisâ Sûra) in the Qur’ân al-karîm, purporting, “We, for every prophet, sent them with the command of Allahu ta’âlâ, solely for the obedience of the tribe to whom he was sent. Only, after oppressing their own nafses, they come and beg Allahu ta’âlâ for mercy. If My Rasûl intercedes for them, they will certainly find Allahu ta’âlâ Compassionate and Merciful.” We came to your high presence. Yet, we have oppressed our nafses. We ask for forgiveness of our sins.
O Rasûlullah! Intercede for us before Allahu ta’âlâ. O Rasûlullah! Entreat Allahu ta’âlâ that He take our souls while we are on your path, let us join with those who are at the place for gathering with you on Resurrection Day and grant us to meet at and drink from your pool. O Rasûlullah! We ask for your intercession.” Then you recite the 10th âyat-i karîma of Hashr Sûra, which purports, “… O our Rabb! Forgive us and our faithful brothers who lived before us and passed away! Do not leave any grudge in our hearts against those who have faith! O our Rabb! You are certainly Compassionate and Merciful!”
Then you convey the salâms of those who sent their greetings and say, “Assalâmu alaika yâ Rasûlullah! This person wishes you to be intercessor for him before Allahu ta’âlâ. Intercede for him and all Muslims,” and say the salawât as many times as you would like. Then, moving a half meter to your right, in line with the head of Hadrat Abû Bakr, you greet Hadrat Abû Bakr Siddîq by saying, “Assalâmu alaika yâ khalîfata Rasûlillah! Assalâmu alaika yâ rafîkahu fil-gâr! Assalâmu alaika yâ amînahu alal-asrâr! May Allahu ta’âlâ grant you, the imam of this community, the highest of recompense and reward. You performed your khilâfat (caliphate) duty and followed his high path in such a beautiful manner. You fought against the murtads (renegades) and aberrant people. You always told the truth. You helped the people who were on the right path, until your demise. May Allahu ta’âlâ’s salâm, Compassion and abundance be upon you! O my Allah! Take our souls with your Compassion while we have his love in our heart. Do not invalidate our visit to him!”
Then, moving again a half meter to your right, in line with the grave of Hadrat ‘Umar, you greet Hadrat ’Umar by saying, “Assalâmu alaika yâ Amîr-al-mu’minîn! Assalâmu alaika yâ Muzhir-al-Islam! Assalâmu alaika yâ Muksir-al-asnâm! May Allahu ta’âlâ grant you the highest recompense and reward. You helped Muslims during your life time till the time of death. You protected the orphans. You were good towards your relatives. For Muslims, you were a guide who obtained their consent and who was both on the right path and led people to the right path. You put their affairs in order. You made the poor become rich and treated their injuries. May Allahu ta’âlâ’s salâm, Compassion and Blessings be upon you!”
Then, addressing Hadrat Abû Bakr and Hadrat ’Umar, you say, “Assalâmu alaikumâ yâ dajîay-Rasûlillah wa rafîqayhi wa wazîrayhi wa mushîrayhi wal muâwinayni lahû alal-qiyâmi fid-dîni wal-qâimayni ba’dahû bi-masâlih-il-muslimîn! May Allahu ta’âlâ grant you the most beautiful recompense. We hold you as our means of being intermediary before Rasûlullah, in order to have his intercession and his invocations to Allahu ta’âlâ for His accepting our Sa’y, taking our souls and resurrecting us while we believe in Islam and granting us to be among the people who are with Rasûlullah on the Day of Judgment.”
Then you say prayers for yourself, your parents, for those who requested from you to say prayers for themselves and for all Muslims and then you stand towards the blessed face of our Master Rasûlullah and after saying, “O my Allah! You decreed (purporting), ‘“We, for every prophet, sent them with the command of Allahu ta’âlâ, solely for the obedience of the tribe to whom he was sent. Only, after oppressing their own nafses, they come and beg Allahu ta’âlâ for mercy. If My Rasûl intercedes for them, they will certainly find Allahu ta’âlâ Compassionate and Merciful.” (Nisâ Sûra: 64). O my Rabb! By complying with your Exalted word and obeying Your commands, we supplicate to You for Your beloved Prophet’s intercession before You” you say the following prayer, which is the 10th âyat-i karîma of the Hashr Sûra and which you recited before (purporting), “… O our Rabb! Forgive us and our faithful brothers who lived before us and passed away! Do not leave any grudge in our hearts against those who have faith! O our Rabb! You are certainly Compassionate and Merciful!” and also the prayer, “Rabbanagfir lanâ wa li-âbâ-inâ wa li-ummahâtinâ wa li-ihwâninal-lazîna sabakûna bil-îmâni” and also the âyat-i karîmas, “Rabbana âtinâ…” and “Subhâna rabbika…” and then complete the visit of this blessed grave.