“O inheritor of al-Hasan, O successor, O upright one, O Proof, O awaited upriser, O Mahdi, O descendant of the Messenger of Allah, O decisive argument of Allah over mankind, We turn towards thee, seek thy intercession and advocacy before Allah, we put before you our open need, O intimate of Allah, Stand by us when Allah sits in judgment over us.

O my chiefs, O my Masters, I turn to Allah through you, O my Imams, my supporters on the days of my destitution. I seek your advocacy before Allah, I request you to speak in my favour before Allah, obtain pardon for me from Allah, and deliver me from my sins, through my love of you and nearness to you, obtain deliverance (for me) from Allah O my chiefs, O close friends of Allah, may Allah bless all of them, and curse the enemies of Allah who have oppressed them and will oppress them so be it, O Lord of the worlds.”

– Dua Tawassul by Imam Hassan Al-Askari (as)

O’ Allah! O’ my protector! Too many are the ugly things you have concealed, too many are the burdensome tribulations you have abolished, too many are the stumbles you have prevented, too many are the ordeals you have repelled, too much of the beautiful praise that you have spread abroad of which I am unworthy!  – Dua Kumayl by Imam Ali (peace be upon him)