Ariza can be written to Imam-e-Zaman (A.T.F.S) whenever you feel a need or you are into a problem. No matter how big is your problem Imam-e-Zamana is the Imam of our time & HE is a Hujjat from Allah (s.w.t). Allah has granted him the power & because of his exsistence this entire universe is in to exsistence
You can write in any Language or your own too.
Our beleif is that Imam (A.T.F.S) knows about all our affairs and is always ready to help us. He is aware of our action & he helps us even if we don’t ask or seek His (a.t.f.s) help.
“We are never neglectful of your guardianship nor are we ever unmindful of your remembrance”. (Behaarul Anwar, V. 53, pg. 176)
But if we write Ariza to Imam (A.T.F.S) then or belief comes to our action.
After writing the Ariza you can put the same it to Well, or in the earth or you can put in to to zari (grave) of any Imam (a.s) which are in IRAQ/IRAN/Medina.
We Should inculcate the habbit to write to Imam (A.T.F.S) whenever we are in difficulty rather than approaching someone who doesn’t has the power on any thing. Rather than writing a letter to a Minister or President we should write to our Master who has the control of our all affairs.
It always goes to Allah (swt). But unlike us, Imam (A.T.F.S) are infallibles and they hold a MUCH greater position infront of Allah (swt) and if we ask them to put forth our request in front of Allah (swt), if we go through them then Allah (swt) is going to accept our prayers faster. As has being said many times, tawassul is not wajib. You can pray directly too
Your basic intention should be to ask the Imam to interceed on your behalf Inshallah Imam (A.T.F.S) will heed your call.
Attached file of Ariza P :=> : ariza-e-ima-e-zamana-atfs.pdf
Online Ariza in English: http://www.azakhana.com/arizapro/arizaeng.htm
Allah (swt) himself has asked us to seek means of approaching him.
Acquire proximity with Allah through the Imam.(Tafsire Qummi, V.1,168)
By Allah! We are the best names through which Allah has commanded the Muslims to invoke Him. (Mikyalul Makarim, Vol 1, 271)
Below is the Answer by Moulana Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi on Ariza.
Ariza is basically a du`a which, instead of saying, you write it down on a piece of paper. There are ahadiths where the Imams have told us that we can write down our prayer (du`a) in a paper and put it in a well or a river. See for example, a similar hadith in the last section of Mafatihu ‘l-Jinan under the section “ruq`a-e hajat”.
How it reaches how is not our concern. The God who can hear our voice, surely has the power to know the du`a we have put in writing. As for the curiosity of your brother; I would strongly advise against opening up the ariza or ruq`a-e hajat. If he believes in it, then he should not touch it; if he does not believe in it, then he does not have to write an ariza–it is not wajib.
Moulana Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi
To more about the Imam-e-Zaman (a.t.f.s) see the below attched ppt.