147. Reward of Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.)

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أَبِی ره قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا سَعْدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْحُسَیْنِ بْنِ أَبِی الْخَطَّابِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ إِسْمَاعِیلَ الْحَرِیرِیِّ عَنِ الْحُسَیْنِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ الْقُمِّیِّ عَنْ أَبِی الْحَسَنِ الرِّضَا ع قَالَ: مَنْ زَارَ قَبْرَ الْحُسَیْنِ ع بِشَطِّ الْفُرَاتِ کَانَ کَمَنْ زَارَ اللَّهَ فَوْقَ عَرْشِهِ.


1. Imam Reza (a.s.) says, “A person visiting the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.) near Euphrates is like a person who visits Allah near the Divine throne.”




حَدَّثَنَا حَمْزَهُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ الْعَلَوِیُّ عَنْ عَلِیِّ بْنِ إِبْرَاهِیمَ عَنْ أَبِیهِ إِبْرَاهِیمَ بْنِ هَاشِمٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَبِی عُمَیْرٍ عَنْ عُیَیْنَهَ بَیَّاعِ الْقَصَبِ عَنْ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ: مَنْ أَتَی الْحُسَیْنَ ع عَارِفاً بِحَقِّهِ کَتَبَ اللَّهُ تَعَالَی لَهُ فِی أَعْلَی عِلِّیِّینَ.


2. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) says, “One who goes for Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.) knowing his right Allah writes it among Aa’la-e-Illiyeen.”




حَدَّثَنِی مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ الصَّفَّارُ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْحُسَیْنِ عَنْ أَبِی دَاوُدَ الْمُسْتَرِقِّ عَنِ ابْنِ مُسْکَانَ عَنْ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ: مَنْ أَتَی قَبْرَ الْحُسَیْنِ ع عَارِفاً بِحَقِّهِ کُتِبَ فِی عِلِّیِّینَ.


3. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) says, “One who visits the tomb of Imam Husain (a.s.) knowing his right, it is written down in Illiyeen.”




أَبِی ره قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ إِدْرِیسَ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَحْمَدَ عَنْ عَلِیِّ بْنِ إِسْمَاعِیلَ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عُمَرَ الزَّیَّاتِ عَنْ قَائِدٍ الْخَیَّاطِ عَنْ أَبِی الْحَسَنِ الْمَاضِی ع قَالَ: مَنْ زَارَ قَبْرَ الْحُسَیْنِ بْنِ عَلِیٍّ ع عَارِفاً بِحَقِّهِ غَفَرَ اللَّهُ لَهُ مَا تَقَدَّمَ مِنْ ذَنْبِهِ وَ مَا تَأَخَّرَ.


4. Imam Reza (a.s.) says, “One who goes for Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.) knowing his right, the Almighty Allah forgives all his sins from beginning till the end.”




حَدَّثَنِی الْحُسَیْنُ بْنُ أَحْمَدَ عَنْ أَبِیهِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَحْمَدَ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْحُسَیْنِ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ عَلِیِّ بْنِ فَضَّالٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْحُسَیْنِ بْنِ کَثِیرٍ عَنْ هَارُونَ بْنِ خَارِجَهَ قَالَ: قُلْتُ لِأَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع إِنَّهُمْ یَرَوْنَ أَنَّ مَنْ زَارَ قَبْرَ الْحُسَیْنِ ع کَانَتْ لَهُ حِجَّهٌ وَ عُمْرَهٌ قَالَ مَنْ زَارَ وَ اللَّهِ عَارِفاً بِحَقِّهِ غَفَرَ اللَّهُ لَهُ مَا تَقَدَّمَ مِنْ ذَنْبِهِ وَ مَا تَأَخَّرَ.


5. The narrator told Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.), “O master! People say that one who goes for Ziyarat of the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.) is like one who performs Hajj and Umrah.” Imam said, “One who does Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.) knowing his right, the Almighty Allah forgives all his past and future sins.”




حَدَّثَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ أَبِیهِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَحْمَدَ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْحُسَیْنِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ إِسْمَاعِیلَ عَنِ الْحَرِیرِیِّ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ الْقُمِّیِّ قَالَ قَالَ أَبُو الْحَسَنِ مُوسَی بْنُ جَعْفَرٍ ع أَدْنَی مَا یُثَابُ بِهِ زَائِرُ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع بِشَطِّ الْفُرَاتِ إِذَا عَرَفَ حَقَّهُ وَ حُرْمَتَهُ وَ وَلَایَتَهُ أَنْ یُغْفَرَ لَهُ مَا تَقَدَّمَ مِنْ ذَنْبِهِ وَ مَا تَأَخَّرَ.


6. Imam Musa Kazim (a.s.) says, “One who does the Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.) near River Euphrates knowing his right, honor and love its minimum reward is that all the sins, past and future, will be forgiven.”




حَدَّثَنِی مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ الصَّفَّارُ عَنْ یَعْقُوبَ بْنِ یَزِیدَ عَنْ صَفْوَانَ بْنِ یَحْیَی عَنِ ابْنِ مُسْکَانَ عَنْ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ: مَنْ أَتَی قَبْرَ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع عَارِفاً بِحَقِّهِ غَفَرَ اللَّهُ لَهُ مَا تَقَدَّمَ مِنْ ذَنْبِهِ وَ مَا تَأَخَّرَ.


7. It was narrated to me by Muhammad b. al-Hassan who said it was narrated to us by Muhammad b. al-Hassan al-Saffar from Ya’qub b. Yazid from Safwan b. Yahya from Ibn Muskan from Abi Abdillah (a.s.) who said: “One who does Ziyarat of the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.) knowing his right; the Almighty Allah forgives all his past and future sins.”




أَبِی ره قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا عَلِیُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِیمَ عَنْ أَبِیهِ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ أَبِی نَصْرٍ قَالَ: سَأَلَ بَعْضُ أَصْحَابِنَا أَبَا الْحَسَنِ الرِّضَا ع عَمَّنْ أَتَی قَبْرَ الْحُسَیْنِ ع قَالَ تُعَادِلُ حِجَّهً وَ عُمْرَهً.


8. A Shia man asked Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.), “What is the reward of Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.)?” Imam (a.s.) replied, “It is equal to that of one Umrah.”




أَبِی ره عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ یَحْیَی عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَحْمَدَ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْحُسَیْنِ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ عَلِیِّ بْنِ أَبِی عُثْمَانَ عَنْ إِسْمَاعِیلَ بْنِ أَبِی عُبَادَهَ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ عَلِیٍّ عَنْ أَبِی سَعِیدٍ الْمَدَائِنِیِّ قَالَ: دَخَلْتُ عَلَی أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع فَقُلْتُ لَهُ جُعِلْتُ فِدَاکَ آتِی قَبْرَ الْحُسَیْنِ ع قَالَ نَعَمْ یَا أَبَا سَعِیدٍ ائْتِ قَبْرَ ابْنِ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ ص أَطْیَبِ الطَّیِّبِینَ وَ أَطْهَرِ الطَّاهِرِینَ وَ أَبَرِّ الْأَبْرَارِ فَإِذَا زُرْتَهُ کَتَبَ اللَّهُ لَکَ اثْنَتَیْنِ وَ عِشْرِینَ عُمْرَهً.


9. Abu Saeed Madaini visited Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) and asked him, “May I be sacrificed for you, should I go for the Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.)?” He replied, “Yes, O Abu Saeed! Go for Ziyarat of the son of Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.s.) for he was the most virtuous among virtuous men, purest among pure and best among the doers of good deeds. If you do his Ziyarat Allah would grant you the reward of twenty-two Umrahs.”




حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ الصَّفَّارُ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْحُسَیْنِ بْنِ أَبِی الْخَطَّابِ عَنِ ابْنِ سِنَانٍ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ الرِّضَا ع یَقُولُ زِیَارَهُ قَبْرِ الْحُسَیْنِ ع تَعْدِلُ عُمْرَهً مَبْرُورَهً مَقْبُولَهً.


10. It is narrated from Imam Reza (a.s.) that the reward of the Ziyarat of the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.) is equal to that of an accepted Umrah.




أَبِی ره قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا سَعْدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ مُوسَی بْنِ الْقَاسِمِ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ الْجَهْمِ قَالَ: قُلْتُ لِأَبِی الْحَسَنِ ع مَا تَقُولُ فِی زِیَارَهِ قَبْرِ الْحُسَیْنِ ع فَقَالَ لِی مَا تَقُولُ أَنْتَ فِیهِ فَقُلْتُ بَعْضُنَا یَقُولُ حِجَّهٌ وَ بَعْضُنَا یَقُولُ عُمْرَهٌ فَقَالَ هِیَ عُمْرَهٌ مَبْرُورَهٌ.


11. The narrator asked Imam Musa Kazim (a.s.), “What do you say regarding the Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.)?” Imam asked him, “What is your opinion regarding it?” He replied, “Some people say that its reward is equal to that of a Hajj and some say that it is equal to that of an Umrah.” Imam said, “Its reward is equal to that of an accepted Umrah.”




حَدَّثَنِی مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا الْحُسَیْنُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ أَبَانٍ عَنِ الْحُسَیْنِ بْنِ سَعِیدٍ عَنِ الْقَاسِمِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ إِسْحَاقَ بْنِ إِبْرَاهِیمَ عَنْ هَارُونَ قَالَ: سَأَلَ رَجُلٌ أَبَا عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع وَ أَنَا عِنْدَهُ فَقَالَ مَا لِمَنْ زَارَ قَبْرَ الْحُسَیْنِ ع فَقَالَ إِنَّ قَبْرَ الْحُسَیْنِ ع وَکَّلَ اللَّهُ بِهِ أَرْبَعَهَ آلَافِ مَلَکٍ شُعْثٍ غُبْرٍ یَبْکُونَهُ إِلَی یَوْمِ الْقِیَامَهِ فَقُلْتُ لَهُ بِأَبِی أَنْتَ وَ أُمِّی تُرْوَی عَنْ آبَائِکَ أَنَّ ثَوَابَ زِیَارَتِهِ کَثَوَابِ الْحَجِّ قَالَ نَعَمْ حِجَّهٌ وَ عُمْرَهٌ حَتَّی عَدَّ عَشْراً.


12. A person asked Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.), “What is the reward of the Ziyarat of the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.)?” Imam (a.s.) replied, “The Almighty Allah has appointed four thousand angels at the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.). They will mourn over Imam (a.s.) covered in dust and in a distressed state till the Day of Judgment.” The person asked, “May my parents be sacrificed on you, it is narrated from your father that the reward of the Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.) is equal to that of a Hajj.” Imam said, “Yes, its reward is that of a Hajj and Umrah and it can be even equal to ten Hajjs and ten Umrahs.”




أَبِی ره قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا سَعْدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْحُسَیْنِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ سِنَانٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ صَدَقَهَ عَنْ صَالِحٍ النِّیلِیِّ قَالَ قَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع مَنْ أَتَی قَبْرَ الْحُسَیْنِ ع عَارِفاً بِحَقِّهِ کَتَبَ اللَّهُ لَهُ أَجْرَ مَنْ أَعْتَقَ أَلْفَ نَسَمَهٍ وَ کَمَنْ حَمَلَ أَلْفَ فَرَسٍ فِی سَبِیلِ اللَّهِ مُسْرَجَهٍ مُلْجَمَهٍ.


13. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) says, “One who does the Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.) knowing his right the Almighty Allah would grant him the reward of freeing one thousand slaves and providing help in the way of Allah by a thousand horses laden with weapons.”




أَبِی ره قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ جَعْفَرٍ الْحِمْیَرِیُّ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْحُسَیْنِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ إِسْمَاعِیلَ عَنْ صَالِحِ بْنِ عُقْبَهَ عَنْ أَبِی سَعِیدٍ الْمَدَائِنِیِّ قَالَ: قُلْتُ لِأَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع جُعِلْتُ فِدَاکَ آتِی قَبْرَ الْحُسَیْنِ ع قَالَ نَعَمْ یَا أَبَا سَعِیدٍ ائْتِ قَبْرَ ابْنِ بِنْتِ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ ص أَطْیَبِ الطَّیِّبِینَ وَ أَطْهَرِ الطَّاهِرِینَ وَ أَبَرِّ الْأَبْرَارِ وَ إِذَا زُرْتَهُ کَتَبَ اللَّهُ لَکَ عِتْقَ خَمْسٍ وَ عِشْرِینَ رَقَبَهً.


14. Abu Saeed Madaini asked Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.), “May I be sacrificed for you, should I go for Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.)?” He replied, “Yes, O Abu Saeed! Go for Ziyarat of the son of the daughter of the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.s.) for he was most virtuous among virtuous men, purest among pure and best among the doers of good deeds. If you do his Ziyarat Allah would grant you the reward of freeing twenty-five slaves.”




وَ بِهَذَا الْإِسْنَادِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْحُسَیْنِ عَنْ مُوسَی بْنِ سَعْدَانَ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ الْقَاسِمِ عَنْ عُمَرَ بْنِ أَبَانٍ الْکَلْبِیِّ عَنْ أَبَانِ بْنِ تَغْلِبَ قَالَ قَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع إِنَّ أَرْبَعَهَ آلَافِ مَلَکٍ عِنْدَ قَبْرِ الْحُسَیْنِ ع شُعْثٍ غُبْرٍ یَبْکُونَ إِلَی یَوْمِ الْقِیَامَهِ بَیْنَهُمْ مَلَکٌ یُقَالُ لَهُ مَنْصُورٌ فَلَا یَزُورُهُ زَائِرٌ إِلَّا اسْتَقْبَلُوهُ وَ لَا یُوَدِّعُهُ مُوَدِّعٌ إِلَّا شَیَّعُوهُ وَ لَا یَمْرَضُ إِلَّا عَادُوهُ وَ لَا یَمُوتُ إِلَّا صَلَّوْا عَلَی جِنَازَتِهِ وَ اسْتَغْفَرُوا لَهُ بَعْدَ مَوْتِهِ.


15. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) said, “Surely four thousand angels having their hair covered in mud and in distressed state will mourn at the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.) till the Day of Judgment. The name of their leader is Mansur. He welcomes the person who comes for Ziyarat. These angels won’t separate from that person. If he falls ill they will treat him, if he dies they attend his funeral prayer and repent for him after his death.”




وَ حَدَّثَنِی مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ الصَّفَّارُ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ عَلِیِّ بْنِ الْحَکَمِ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا عَلِیُّ بْنُ حَمْزَهَ عَنْ أَبِی بَصِیرٍ عَنْ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ: وَکَّلَ اللَّهُ بِقَبْرِ الْحُسَیْنِ ع سَبْعِینَ أَلْفَ مَلَکٍ یُصَلُّونَ عَلَیْهِ عَدَدَ کُلِّ یَوْمٍ شُعْثٍ غُبْرٍ وَ یَدْعُونَ لِمَنْ زَارَهُ وَ یَقُولُونَ یَا رَبَّنَا هَؤُلَاءِ زُوَّارُ الْحُسَیْنِ افْعَلْ بِهِمْ افْعَلْ بِهِمْ.


16. And it was narrated to me by Muhammad b. al-Hassan who said it was narrated to us by Muhammad b. al-Hassan al-Saffar from Ahmad b. Muhammad from Ali b. al-Hakam who said it was narrated to us by Ali b. Hamzah from Abi Basir from Abi Abdillah (a.s.) who said: “The Almighty Allah has appointed seventy thousand angels, distressed and having their hair covered in mud to send salutations on the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.) everyday. They pray for the person who comes for Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.) saying, “O Lord! These are the visitors of Imam Husain (a.s.) do this and that for them.”




حَدَّثَنِی مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی الْحُسَیْنُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ أَبَانٍ عَنِ الْحُسَیْنِ بْنِ سَعِیدٍ عَنِ الْقَاسِمِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ إِسْحَاقَ بْنِ إِبْرَاهِیمَ عَنْ هَارُونَ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع یَقُولُ وَکَّلَ اللَّهُ بِقَبْرِ الْحُسَیْنِ ع أَرْبَعَهَ آلَافِ مَلَکٍ شُعْثٍ غُبْرٍ یَبْکُونَهُ إِلَی یَوْمِ الْقِیَامَهِ فَمَنْ زَارَهُ عَارِفاً بِحَقِّهِ شَیَّعُوهُ حَتَّی یُبْلِغُوهُ مَأْمَنَهُ وَ إِنْ مَرِضَ عَادُوهُ غُدْوَهً وَ عَشِیّاً وَ إِنْ مَاتَ شَهِدُوا جِنَازَتَهُ وَ اسْتَغْفَرُوا لَهُ إِلَی یَوْمِ الْقِیَامَهِ.


17. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) says, “The Almighty Allah has appointed four thousand angels at the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.). They will mourn over Imam (a.s.) with their hair covered in dust and in a distressed state till the Day of Judgment. One who goes for the Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.) knowing his right, angels will go with him till he returns to his homeland. If he falls ill they would treat him day and night. If he dies they would attend his funeral prayer and repent for him till the Day of Judgment.”




أَبِی ره قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ جَعْفَرٍ الْحِمْیَرِیُّ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْحُسَیْنِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ إِسْمَاعِیلَ بْنِ بَزِیعٍ عَنْ أَبِی إِسْمَاعِیلَ السَّرَّاجِ عَنْ یَحْیَی بْنِ مَعْمَرٍ الْعَطَّارِ عَنْ أَبِی بَصِیرٍ عَنْ أَبِی جَعْفَرٍ ع قَالَ: أَرْبَعَهُ آلَافِ مَلَکٍ شُعْثٍ غُبْرٍ یَبْکُونَ الْحُسَیْنَ ع إِلَی أَنْ تَقُومَ السَّاعَهُ فَلَا یَأْتِیهِ أَحَدٌ إِلَّا اسْتَقْبَلُوهُ وَ لَا یَرْجِعُ إِلَّا شَیَّعُوهُ وَ لَا یَمْرَضُ إِلَّا عَادُوهُ وَ لَا یَمُوتُ إِلَّا شَهِدُوهُ.


18. Imam Muhammad Baqir (a.s.) says, “Four thousand angels are appointed at the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.) with their hair covered in mud and in a distressed state. They will mourn Imam Husain (a.s.) till the Day of Judgment. They welcome whoever comes for the Ziyarat and that person does not return until they accompany him. He does not fall ill but that they come to treat him. He does not die but that they attend his funeral prayer.”




أَبِی ره قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی أَحْمَدُ بْنُ إِدْرِیسَ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَحْمَدَ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ نَاجِیَهَ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ عَلِیٍّ عَنْ عَامِرِ بْنِ کَثِیرٍ السَّرَّاجِ النَّهْدِیِّ عَنْ أَبِی الْجَارُودِ عَنْ أَبِی جَعْفَرٍ ع قَالَ لِی کَمْ بَیْنَکُمْ وَ بَیْنَ الْحُسَیْنِ ع قَالَ قُلْتُ یَوْمٌ لِلرَّاکِبِ وَ یَوْمٌ وَ بَعْضٌ لِلْمَاشِی قَالَ أَ فَتَأْتِیهِ کُلَّ جُمُعَهٍ قَالَ قُلْتُ لَا مَا آتِیهِ إِلَّا فِی الْجُمُعَتَیْنِ قَالَ مَا أَجْفَاکَ أَمَا لَوْ کَانَ قَرِیباً مِنَّا لَاتَّخَذْنَاهُ هِجْرَهً أَیْ نُهَاجِرُ إِلَیْهِ.


19. Imam Muhammad Baqir (a.s.) asked Abul Jarud, “How far is the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.) from your house?” He replied, “If I go on a mount it takes a day to reach and if I walk, it takes a little more than that.” Imam asked, “Do you go for Ziyarat every Friday?” He replied, “No, but I go whenever I get time.” Imam said, “You are unjust. If this place would have been near my home I would have migrated over there.”




وَ بِهَذَا الْإِسْنَادِ عَنْ عَامِرِ بْنِ کَثِیرٍ عَنْ أَبِی نُمَیْرٍ قَالَ قَالَ أَبُو جَعْفَرٍ ع إِنَّ وَلَایَتَنَا عُرِضَتْ عَلَی أَهْلِ الْأَمْصَارِ فَلَمْ یَقْبَلْهَا قَبُولَ أَهْلِ الْکُوفَهِ بِشَیْ ءٍ وَ ذَلِکَ أَنَّ قَبْرَ عَلِیٍّ ع فِیهِ وَ أَنَّ لِیَ الزُّلْفَهَ لِقَبْرٍ آخَرَ یَعْنِی قَبْرَ الْحُسَیْنِ وَ مَا مِنْ آتٍ أَتَاهُ یُصَلِّی عِنْدَهُ رَکْعَتَیْنِ أَوْ أَرْبَعاً ثُمَّ یَسْأَلُ اللَّهَ حَاجَتَهُ إِلَّا قَضَاهَا لَهُ وَ إِنَّهُ لَتَحُفُّهُ کُلَّ یَوْمٍ أَلْفُ مَلَکٍ.


20. Imam Muhammad Baqir (a.s.) says, “Our Wilayat was presented to the people of various cities but no one accepted us like the people of Kufa. This is so because the holy grave of Ali Ibne Abi Talib (a.s.) is over there and there is one more grave near him i.e. the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.). One who comes for the Ziyarat, offers a two-four rakat Salaat near the grave and seeks desires from Allah his desires would be fulfilled immediately. Surely one thousand angels surround the grave daily.”




حَدَّثَنِی مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ ره قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ الصَّفَّارُ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ عَلِیِّ بْنِ الْحَکَمِ یَرْفَعُهُ إِلَی أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ: إِذَا زُرْتَ أَبَا عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع فَزُرْهُ وَ أَنْتَ حَزِینٌ مَکْرُوبٌ شَعِثٌ مُغْبَرٌّ جَائِعٌ عَطْشَانُ فَإِنَّ الْحُسَیْنَ ع قُتِلَ حَزِیناً مَکْرُوباً شَعِثاً مُغْبَرّاً جَائِعاً عَطْشَاناً وَ اسْأَلْهُ الْحَوَائِجَ وَ انْصَرِفْ عَنْهُ وَ لَا تَتَّخِذْهُ وَطَناً.


21. It was narrated to me by Muhammad b. al-Hassan (rah) who said it was narrated to us by Muhammad b. al-Hassan al-Saffar from Ahmad b. Muhammad from Ali b. al-Hakam who raised it to Abi Abdillah (a.s.) who said: “When you go for the Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.), visit him in a state of grief, face covered with dust, hair uncombed, hungry and thirsty because when Imam Husain (a.s.) was martyred, he was aggrieved and gloomy. His hair was covered in mud; he was troubled, hungry and thirsty. Seek your desires over there and return. Do not make that place your home.”




أَبِی ره قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ یَحْیَی الْعَطَّارُ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَحْمَدَ عَنْ مُوسَی بْنِ عُمَرَ عَنْ صَالِحِ بْنِ السِّنْدِیِّ الْجَمَّالِ عَنْ رَجُلٍ مِنْ أَهْلِ رِقَّهَ یُقَالُ لَهُ أَبُو الْمَضَا قَالَ قَالَ لِی رَجُلٌ قَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع تَأْتُونَ قَبْرَ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ قُلْتُ نَعَمْ قَالَ تَتَّخِدُونَ لِذَلِکَ سُفْرَهً قَالَ قُلْتُ نَعَمْ قَالَ أَمَا لَوْ أَتَیْتُمْ قُبُورَ آبَائِکُمْ أَوْ أُمَّهَاتِکُمْ لَمْ تَفْعَلُوا ذَلِکَ قَالَ قُلْتُ أَیَّ شَیْ ءٍ نَأْکُلُ قَالَ الْخُبْزَ بِاللَّبَنِ.


22. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) asked a narrator, “Do you go for the Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.)?” He replied, “Yes.” Imam enquired, “Do you carry necessary belongings on the journey?” He replied, “Yes.” Imam said, “You won’t do this when you visit the grave of your parents!” He asked, “Then what should we eat?” Imam (a.s.) replied, “Milk and bread.”




حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ الصَّفَّارُ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِیسَی عَنْ عَلِیِّ بْنِ الْحَکَمِ عَنْ بَعْضِ أَصْحَابِنَا قَالَ قَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع بَلَغَنِی أَنَّ قَوْماً إِذَا زَارُوا الْحُسَیْنَ ع حَمَلُوا مَعَهُمُ السُّفْرَهَ فِیهَا الْجِدَاءُ وَ الأخصبه [الْأَخْبِصَهُ] وَ أَشْبَاهُهُ لَوْ زَارُوا قُبُورَ أَحِبَّائِهِمْ مَا حَمَلُوا مَعَهُمْ هَذَا.


23. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) says, “I have been informed that when some people come for the Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.) they carry sweet eatables with them but they don’t do so when they visit the graves of their loved ones!”




أَبِی ره قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا سَعْدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْحُسَیْنِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ إِسْمَاعِیلَ عَنْ صَالِحِ بْنِ عُقْبَهَ عَنْ بَشِیرٍ الدَّهَّانِ قَالَ قَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع أَیُّمَا مُؤْمِنٍ زَارَ الْحُسَیْنَ بْنَ عَلِیٍّ ع عَارِفاً بِحَقِّهِ فِی غَیْرِ یَوْمِ عِیدٍ کُتِبَتْ لَهُ عِشْرُونَ حِجَّهً وَ عِشْرُونَ عُمْرَهً مَبْرُورَاتٍ مُتَقَبَّلَاتٍ وَ عِشْرُونَ غَزْوَهً مَعَ نَبِیٍّ مُرْسَلٍ أَوْ إِمَامٍ عَادِلٍ.


24. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) says, “If a believer does the Ziyarat of the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.) knowing his right on any day except Eid he would get the reward of twenty accepted Hajjs, twenty Umrahs and twenty battles fought along with the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) or a just Imam.”




وَ بِهَذَا الْإِسْنَادِ قَالَ: قُلْتُ لِأَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع رُبَّمَا فَاتَنِی الْحَجُّ فَأُعَرِّفُ عِنْدَ قَبْرِ الْحُسَیْنِ ع قَالَ أَحْسَنْتَ یَا بَشِیرُ أَیُّمَا مُؤْمِنٍ أَتَی قَبْرَ الْحُسَیْنِ ع عَارِفاً بِحَقِّهِ فِی غَیْرِ یَوْمِ عِیدٍ کُتِبَتْ لَهُ عِشْرُونَ حِجَّهً وَ عِشْرُونَ عُمْرَهً مَبْرُورَاتٍ مُتَقَبَّلَاتٍ وَ عِشْرُونَ غَزْوَهً مَعَ نَبِیٍّ مُرْسَلٍ أَوْ إِمَامٍ عَادِلٍ وَ مَنْ أَتَاهُ فِی یَوْمِ عِیدٍ کُتِبَتْ لَهُ مِائَهُ حِجَّهٍ وَ مِائَهُ عُمْرَهٍ وَ مِائَهُ غَزْوَهٍ مَعَ نَبِیٍّ مُرْسَلٍ أَوْ إِمَامٍ عَادِلٍ وَ مَنْ أَتَاهُ فِی یَوْمِ عَرَفَهَ عَارِفاً بِحَقِّهِ کُتِبَتْ لَهُ أَلْفُ حِجَّهٍ وَ أَلْفُ عُمْرَهٍ مُتَقَبَّلَاتٍ وَ أَلْفُ غَزْوَهٍ مَعَ نَبِیٍّ مُرْسَلٍ أَوْ إِمَامٍ عَادِلٍ قَالَ فَقُلْتُ لَهُ وَ کَیْفَ لِی بِمِثْلِ الْمَوْقِفِ قَالَ فَنَظَرَ إِلَیَّ شِبْهَ الْمُغْضَبِ ثُمَّ قَالَ یَا بَشِیرُ إِنَّ الْمُؤْمِنَ إِذَا أَتَی قَبْرَ الْحُسَیْنِ ع یَوْمَ عَرَفَهَ وَ اغْتَسَلَ بِالْفُرَاتِ ثُمَّ تَوَجَّهَ إِلَیْهِ کُتِبَتْ لَهُ بِکُلِّ خُطْوَهٍ حِجَّهٌ بِمَنَاسِکِهَا وَ لَا أَعْلَمُهُ إِلَّا قَالَ وَ عُمْرَهٌ وَ غَزْوَهٌ.


25. Bashir Dahhan asked Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.), “I cannot go for Hajj on a few occasions. What if I go to the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.) on the day of Arafah?” Imam (a.s.) replied, “O Bashir! It is excellent; for one who does the Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.) knowing his right on any day except Eid, would get the reward of twenty accepted Hajjs, twenty accepted Umrahs and fighting twenty battles along with the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) or a just Imam. One who does Ziyarat on the day of Eid would get the reward of one hundred Hajjs, a hundred Umrahs and fighting a hundred battles alongside the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) or a just Imam. One who goes for Ziyarat knowing his right would get the reward of one thousand accepted Hajjs, one thousand accepted Umrahs and fighting one thousand battles alongside the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) or a just Imam.” Bashir asked, “How can I get the reward of halting in Arafah?” Imam (a.s.) looked at him angrily and replied, “When a believer goes for the Ziyarat of the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.), he should first go to river Euphrates and perform ritual bath and then go for Ziyarat. If he does so the reward of a Hajj is noted down for each step he takes.” The narrator says that he is not sure whether Imam (a.s.) included the reward of a battle and Umrah also.




أَبِی ره قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ یَحْیَی عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَحْمَدَ عَنْ عَلِیِّ بْنِ إِسْمَاعِیلَ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عُمَرَ الزَّیَّاتِ عَنْ دَاوُدَ الرَّقِّیِّ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ اللَّهِ وَ أَبَا الْحَسَنِ مُوسَی بْنَ جَعْفَرٍ وَ أَبَا الْحَسَنِ عَلِیَّ بْنَ مُوسَی ع وَ هُمْ یَقُولُونَ مَنْ أَتَی قَبْرَ الْحُسَیْنِ ع بِعَرَفَهَ قَلَبَهُ اللَّهُ ثَلِجَ الْفُؤَادِ.


26. It is narrated from Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.), Imam Musa Kazim (a.s.) and Imam Reza (a.s.) that if a person does the Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.) on the day of Arafah, the Almighty Allah would send that person back with tranquility of heart.




أَبِی ره قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا سَعْدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَنِ الْهَیْثَمِ بْنِ أَبِی مَسْرُوقٍ النَّهْدِیِّ عَنْ عَلِیِّ بْنِ أَسْبَاطٍ یَرْفَعُهُ إِلَی أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ: إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ یَبْدَأُ بِالنَّظَرِ إِلَی زُوَّارِ قَبْرِ الْحُسَیْنِ بْنِ عَلِیٍّ ع عَشِیَّهَ عَرَفَهَ قَالَ قُلْتُ قَبْلَ نَظَرِهِ إِلَی أَهْلِ الْمَوْقِفِ قَالَ نَعَمْ قُلْتُ وَ کَیْفَ ذَاکَ قَالَ لِأَنَّ فِی أُولَئِکَ أَوْلَادَ زِنًی وَ لَیْسَ فِی هَؤُلَاءِ أَوْلَادُ الزِّنَا.


27. Ali bin Asbat narrates that Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) said, “The Almighty Allah looks at the visitors of the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.) on the day of Arafah before Asr.” He asked, “Does He look at them before He even looks at the people gathered in Arafah?” “Yes,” replied Imam (a.s.). He asked, “Why?” Imam (a.s.) explained, “Among the latter (Arafah) may be some born out of wedlock but in the former (Kerbala) there won’t be any illegitimate born.”




حَدَّثَنِی مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ عَلِیِّ بْنِ مَاجِیلَوَیْهِ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ یَحْیَی عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَحْمَدَ عَنْ مُوسَی بْنِ عُمَرَ عَنْ عَلِیِّ بْنِ النُّعْمَانِ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ مُسْکَانَ قَالَ قَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع إِنَّ اللَّهَ تَبَارَکَ وَ تَعَالَی یَتَجَلَّی لِزُوَّارِ قَبْرِ الْحُسَیْنِ ع قَبْلَ أَهْلِ عَرَفَاتٍ فَیَفْعَلُ ذَلِکَ بِهِمْ وَ یَقْضِی حَوَائِجَهُمْ وَ یَغْفِرُ ذُنُوبَهُمْ وَ یُشَفِّعُهُمْ فِی مَسَائِلِهِمْ ثُمَّ یَثْنِی بِعَرَفَاتٍ فَیَفْعَلُ ذَلِکَ بِهِمْ.


28. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) says, “The Almighty Allah showers mercy on the people gathered at the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.) before the people gathered in Arafat on the day of Arafah. He fulfils their wishes, forgives their sins, grant them solutions to their problems then looks at the people of Arafah and grants all these bounties to them also.”




أَبِی ره قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی سَعْدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْحُسَیْنِ بْنِ أَبِی الْخَطَّابِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ صَالِحٍ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ هِلَالٍ عَنْ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ: قُلْتُ جُعِلْتُ فِدَاکَ مَا أَدْنَی مَا لِزَائِرِ الْحُسَیْنِ ع فَقَالَ لِی یَا عَبْدَ اللَّهِ إِنَّ أَدْنَی مَا یَکُونُ لَهُ أَنَّ اللَّهَ یَحْفَظُهُ فِی نَفْسِهِ وَ مَالِهِ حَتَّی یَرُدَّهُ إِلَی أَهْلِهِ فَإِذَا کَانَ یَوْمُ الْقِیَامَهِ کَانَ اللَّهُ أَحْفَظَ لَهُ.


29. My father (rah) said: it was narrated to me by Sa’d b. Abdillah from Muhammad b. al-Hussain b. Abi al-Khattab from Muhammad b. Salih from Abdillah b. Hilal from Abi Abdillah (a.s.) who said: Abdullah bin Hilal asked Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.), “May I be sacrificed on you, what is the minimum reward of the person who visits Imam Husain (a.s.)?” Imam (a.s.) replied, “O Abdullah! The minimum reward is that Allah will safeguard him and his belongings till he reaches home. And when it is the Day of Judgment, Allah protects him more.”




حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ الصَّفَّارُ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ مُوسَی الْخَشَّابِ عَنْ بَعْضِ رِجَالِهِ عَنْ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ: إِنَّ زَائِرَ الْحُسَیْنِ صَلَوَاتُ اللَّهِ عَلَیْهِ تُجْعَلُ ذُنُوبُهُ جِسْراً [عَلَی] بَابِ دَارِهِ ثُمَّ یَعْبُرُهَا کَمَا یُخَلِّفُ أَحَدُکُمُ الْجِسْرَ وَرَاءَهُ إِذَا عَبَرَ.


30. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) says, “The sins of a person who visits the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.) is like a bridge passing by. When you pass by a bridge you leave the road behind. Similarly, when a person goes for Ziyarat he leaves his sins behind.”




حَدَّثَنِی مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ مُوسَی بْنِ الْمُتَوَکِّلِ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ یَحْیَی عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَحْمَدَ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ عُبَیْدِ اللَّهِ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ عَلِیِّ بْنِ أَبِی عُثْمَانَ عَنْ عَبْدِ الْجَبَّارِ النَّهَاوَنْدِیِّ عَنْ أَبِی سَعِیدٍ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ ثُوَیْرِ بْنِ أَبِی فَاخِتَهَ قَالَ قَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع یَا حُسَیْنُ إِنَّهُ مَنْ خَرَجَ مِنْ مَنْزِلِهِ یُرِیدُ زِیَارَهَ قَبْرِ الْحُسَیْنِ بْنِ عَلِیٍّ ع إِنْ کَانَ مَاشِیاً کُتِبَ لَهُ بِکُلِّ خُطْوَهٍ حَسَنَهٌ وَ مُحِیَ عَنْهُ سَیِّئَهٌ فَإِنْ کَانَ رَاکِباً کَتَبَ اللَّهُ لَهُ بِکُلِّ حَافِرٍ حَسَنَهً وَ حَطَّ بِهَا عَنْهُ سَیِّئَهً حَتَّی إِذَا صَارَ فِی الْحَائِرِ کَتَبَهُ اللَّهُ مِنَ الْمُفْلِحِینَ الْمُنْجِحِینَ حَتَّی إِذَا قَضَی مَنَاسِکَهُ کَتَبَهُ اللَّهُ مِنَ الْفَائِزِینَ حَتَّی إِذَا أَرَادَ الِانْصِرَافَ أَتَاهُ مَلَکٌ فَقَالَ لَهُ إِنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ص یُقْرِئُکَ السَّلَامَ وَ یَقُولُ لَکَ اسْتَأْنِفِ الْعَمَلَ فَقَدْ غَفَرَ اللَّهُ لَکَ مَا مَضَی.


31. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) told Husain bin Suwair, “O Husain! One who starts from his home with an intention of doing the Ziyarat of the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.) Allah would note a reward and wipe a sin for every step taken. If he is on a mount Allah would note down a reward and wipe a sin for every step of the mount till he reaches Kerbala. The Almighty Allah would include him among those who get salvation. And when he performs the deeds of Ziyarat Allah includes him among the successful. When he makes an intention to return, an angel would come and say, ‘The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) has sent his salutations to you and has conveyed that your past sins are forgiven. Now you can have a new start in your deeds’.”




أَبِی ره قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا سَعْدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْحُسَیْنِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ إِسْمَاعِیلَ عَنْ صَالِحِ بْنِ عُقْبَهَ عَنْ بَشِیرٍ الدَّهَّانِ عَنْ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ: إِنَّ الرَّجُلَ لَیَخْرُجُ إِلَی قَبْرِ الْحُسَیْنِ ع فَلَهُ إِذَا خَرَجَ مِنْ أَهْلِهِ بِأَوَّلِ خُطْوَهٍ مَغْفِرَهٌ لِذُنُوبِهِ ثُمَّ لَمْ یَزَلْ یُقَدَّسُ بِکُلِّ خُطْوَهٍ حَتَّی یَأْتِیَهُ فَإِذَا أَتَاهُ نَاجَاهُ اللَّهُ فَقَالَ عَبْدِی سَلْنِی أُعْطِکَ ادْعُنِی أُجِبْکَ اطْلُبْ مِنِّی أُعْطِکَ سَلْنِی حَاجَتَکَ أَقْضِهَا لَکَ قَالَ قَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع وَ حَقٌّ عَلَی اللَّهِ أَنْ یُعْطِیَ مَا بَذَلَ.


32. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) says, “When a person starts from his house for the Ziyarat of the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.) and takes his first step after bidding farewell to his family, his sins are forgiven and he would go on becoming pure as he steps towards the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.). When he reaches the holy grave, Allah would tell him, ‘O My servant! Seek from Me and I will grant you. Call Me and I will answer you. Express your desires and I will fulfill them’. It is incumbent on Allah to repay him whatever he spends.”




وَ بِهَذَا الْإِسْنَادِ عَنْ صَالِحِ بْنِ الْحَارِثِ بْنِ الْمُغِیرَهِ عَنْ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ: إِنَّ لِلَّهِ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ مَلَائِکَهً مُوَکَّلِینَ بِقَبْرِ الْحُسَیْنِ ع فَإِذَا هَمَّ الرَّجُلُ بِزِیَارَتِهِ أَعْطَاهُمْ ذُنُوبَهُ فَإِذَا أخطأ [خَطَا] مَحَوْهَا ثُمَّ إِذَا أخطأ [خَطَا] ضَاعَفُوا لَهُ حَسَنَاتِهِ فَمَا تَزَالُ حَسَنَاتُهُ تُضَاعَفُ حَتَّی تُوجِبَ لَهُ الْجَنَّهَ ثُمَّ اکْتَنَفُوهُ فَقَدَّسُوهُ- وَ یُنَادُونَ مَلَائِکَهَ السَّمَاءِ أَنْ قَدِّسُوا زُوَّارَ قَبْرِ حَبِیبِ حَبِیبِ اللَّهِ فَإِذَا اغْتَسَلُوا نَادَاهُمْ مُحَمَّدٌ ص یَا وَفْدَ اللَّهِ أَبْشِرُوا بِمُرَافَقَتِی فِی الْجَنَّهِ ثُمَّ نَادَاهُمْ أَمِیرُ الْمُؤْمِنِینَ عَلِیٌّ ع أَنَا ضَامِنٌ لِحَوَائِجِکُمْ وَ دَفْعِ الْبَلَاءِ عَنْکُمْ فِی الدُّنْیَا وَ الْآخِرَهِ ثُمَّ اکْتَنَفُوهُمْ عَنْ أَیْمَانِهِمْ وَ عَنْ شَمَائِلِهِمْ حَتَّی یَنْصَرِفُوا إِلَی أَهَالِیهِمْ.


33. And from the previous chain from Salih b. al-Harith b. al-Mughira from Abi Abdillah (a.s.) who said: ‘O guest of Allah! There are glad-tidings of my friendship in Paradise for you’. Then Ali (a.s.) calls out, ‘I guarantee the fulfillment of your desires in this world and the hereafter and keeping calamities away from you’. Then all the angels would surround him in a circle and accompany him home.”




حَدَّثَنِی مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ الصَّفَّارُ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ سِنَانٍ عَنِ الْحُسَیْنِ بْنِ الْمُخْتَارِ عَنْ زَیْدٍ الشَّحَّامِ عَنْ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ: زِیَارَهُ قَبْرِ الْحُسَیْنِ ع تَعْدِلُ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ عِشْرِینَ حِجَّهً وَ أَفْضَلَ مِنْ عِشْرِینَ حِجَّهً.


34. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) says, “The reward of Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.) is equal to that of twenty Hajjs and even better than that.”




أَبِی ره قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی سَعْدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْحَسَنِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ إِسْمَاعِیلَ بْنِ بَزِیعٍ عَنْ صَالِحِ بْنِ عُقْبَهَ عَنْ أَبِی سَعِیدٍ الْمَدَائِنِیِّ قَالَ: دَخَلْتُ عَلَی أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع فَقُلْتُ لَهُ جُعِلْتُ فِدَاکَ آتِی قَبْرَ الْحُسَیْنِ ع قَالَ نَعَمْ یَا أَبَا سَعِیدٍ ائْتِ قَبْرَ ابْنِ بِنْتِ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ ص أَطْیَبِ الطَّیِّبِینَ وَ أَطْهَرِ الطَّاهِرِینَ وَ أَبَرِّ الْأَبْرَارِ وَ إِذَا زُرْتَهُ کَتَبَ اللَّهُ لَکَ بِهِ خَمْساً وَ عِشْرِینَ حِجَّهً.


35. Abu Saeed Madaini visited Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) and asked him, “May I be sacrificed for you, should I go for Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.)?” He replied, “Yes, O Abu Saeed! Go for Ziyarat of the son of the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.s.) for he was most virtuous among virtuous men, purest among pure and best among the doers of good deeds. If you do his Ziyarat, Allah would grant you the reward of twenty-five Hajjs.”




وَ بِهَذَا الْإِسْنَادِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْحُسَیْنِ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ النَّضْرِ النَّخَعِیِّ عَنْ شِهَابِ بْنِ عَبْدِ رَبِّهِ أَوْ عَنْ رَجُلٍ عَنْ شِهَابٍ عَنْ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ: سَأَلَنِی فَقَالَ لِی یَا شِهَابُ کَمْ حَجَجْتَ مِنْ حِجَّهٍ قَالَ فَقُلْتُ تِسْعَهَ عَشَرَ قَالَ فَقَالَ لِی تُتِمُّهَا عِشْرِینَ حِجَّهً یَکْتُبُ اللَّهُ لَکَ زِیَارَهَ الْحُسَیْنِ ع.


36. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) asked Shahab, “How many times have you performed the Hajj?” “Nineteen times,” he replied. Imam (a.s.) said, “Perform it twenty times and you would be like one who does the Ziyarat of Imam Husain Ibne Ali (a.s.) once.”




حَدَّثَنِی مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ عَلِیِّ بْنِ مَاجِیلَوَیْهِ عَنْ عَمِّهِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَبِی الْقَاسِمِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْحُسَیْنِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ سِنَانٍ عَنْ حُذَیْفَهَ بْنِ مَنْصُورٍ قَالَ قَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع کَمْ حَجَجْتَ فَقُلْتُ تِسْعَهَ عَشَرَ قَالَ فَقَالَ أَمَا إِنَّکَ لَوْ أَتْمَمْتَ إِحْدَی وَ عِشْرِینَ حِجَّهً لَکُنْتَ کَمَنْ زَارَ الْحُسَیْنَ بْنَ عَلِیٍّ ع.


37. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) asked Huzaifa bin Mansur, “How many times have you performed the Hajj?” “Nineteen times,” he replied. Imam said, “If you perform it twenty-one times you would be like one who does the Ziyarat of Imam Husain Ibne Ali (a.s.) once.”




أَبِی ره قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی سَعْدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْحُسَیْنِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ سِنَانٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ صَدَقَهَ عَنْ صَالِحٍ النِّیلِیِّ قَالَ قَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع مَنْ أَتَی قَبْرَ الْحُسَیْنِ ع عَارِفاً بِحَقِّهِ کَانَ کَمَنْ حَجَّ مِائَهَ حِجَّهٍ مَعَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ ص.


38. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) says that a person who does the Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.) once knowing his right is like one who has performed Hajj a hundred times along with the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.).




وَ بِهَذَا الْإِسْنَادِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ صَدَقَهَ عَنْ مَالِکِ بْنِ عَطِیَّهَ عَنْ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ: مَنْ زَارَ قَبْرَ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ کَتَبَ اللَّهُ لَهُ ثَمَانِینَ حِجَّهً مَبْرُورَهً.


39. And from the previous chain from Muhammad b. Sadaqah from Malik b. ’Atiyyah from Abi Abdillah (a.s.) who said: Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) says that if a person does the Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.) once knowing his right the Almighty Allah would note down a reward of an accepted Hajj.




حَدَّثَنِی مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی أَحْمَدُ بْنُ إِدْرِیسَ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ الْحُسَیْنِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ إِسْمَاعِیلَ عَنِ الْحِیرِیِّ عَنْ مُوسَی بْنِ الْقَاسِمِ الْحَضْرَمِیِّ قَالَ: وَرَدَ أَبُو عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع فِی أَوَّلِ وِلَایَهِ أَبِی جَعْفَرٍ فَنَزَلَ النَّجَفَ فَقَالَ یَا مُوسَی اذْهَبْ إِلَی الطَّرِیقِ الْأَعْظَمِ فَقِفْ عَلَی الطَّرِیقِ فَانْظُرْ فَإِنَّهُ سَیَجِیئُکَ رَجُلٌ مِنْ نَاحِیَهِ الْقَادِسِیَّهِ فَإِذَا دَنَا مِنْکَ فَقُلْ لَهُ هَاهُنَا رَجُلٌ مِنْ وُلْدِ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ ص یَدْعُوکَ فَیَجِی ءُ مَعَکَ قَالَ فَذَهَبْتُ حَتَّی قُمْتُ عَلَی الطَّرِیقِ وَ الْحَرُّ شَدِیدٌ فَلَمْ أَزَلْ قَائِماً حَتَّی کِدْتُ أَعْمَی وَ أَنْصَرِفُ وَ أَدَعُهُ إِذْ نَظَرْتُ إِلَی شَیْ ءٍ مُقْبِلٍ شِبْهِ رَجُلٍ عَلَی بَعِیرٍ قَالَ فَلَمْ أَزَلْ أَنْظُرُ إِلَیْهِ حَتَّی دَنَا مِنِّی فَقُلْتُ لَهُ یَا هَذَا هَاهُنَا رَجُلٌ مِنْ وُلْدِ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ ص یَدْعُوکَ وَ قَدْ وَصَفَکَ لِی قَالَ اذْهَبْ بِنَا إِلَیْهِ قَالَ فَجِئْتُهُ حَتَّی أَنَاخَ بَعِیرَهُ نَاحِیَهً قَرِیباً مِنَ الْخَیْمَهِ قَالَ فَدَعَا بِهِ فَدَخَلَ الْأَعْرَابِیُّ إِلَیْهِ وَ دَنَوْتُ أَنَا فَصِرْتُ بَابَ الْخَیْمَهِ أَسْمَعُ الْکَلَامَ وَ لَا أَرَاهُمَا فَقَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع مِنْ أَیْنَ قَدِمْتَ قَالَ مِنْ أَقْصَی الْیَمَنِ قَالَ فَأَنْتَ مِنْ مَوْضِعِ کَذَا وَ کَذَا قَالَ نَعَمْ أَنَا مِنْ مَوْضِعِ کَذَا وَ کَذَا قَالَ فَمَا جِئْتَ هَاهُنَا قَالَ جِئْتُ زَائِراً لِلْحُسَیْنِ ع فَقَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع فَجِئْتَ مِنْ غَیْرِ حَاجَهٍ إِلَّا الزِّیَارَهَ قَالَ جِئْتُ مِنْ غَیْرِ حَاجَهٍ لَیْسَ إِلَّا أَنْ أُصَلِّیَ عِنْدَهُ وَ أَزُورَهُ وَ أُسَلِّمَ عَلَیْهِ وَ أَرْجِعَ إِلَی أَهْلِی قَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع وَ مَا تَرَوْنَ مِنْ زِیَارَتِهِ قَالَ نَرَی فِی زِیَارَتِهِ الْبَرَکَهَ فِی أَنْفُسِنَا وَ أَهَالِینَا وَ أَوْلَادِنَا وَ أَمْوَالِنَا وَ مَعَایِشِنَا وَ قَضَاءِ حَوَائِجِنَا- قَالَ فَقَالَ لَهُ أَبُو عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع أَ فَلَا أَزِیدُکَ مِنْ فَضْلِهِ فَضْلًا یَا أَخَا الْیَمَنِ قَالَ زِدْنِی یَا ابْنَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ قَالَ زِیَارَهُ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع تَعْدِلُ حِجَّهً مَقْبُولَهً مُتَقَبَّلَهً زَاکِیَهً مَعَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ ص فَتَعَجَّبَ مِنْ ذَلِکَ فَقَالَ إِی وَ اللَّهِ حِجَّتَیْنِ مَبْرُورَتَیْنِ- مُتَقَبَّلَتَیْنِ زَاکِیَتَیْنِ مَعَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ ص فَتَعَجَّبَ مِنْ ذَلِکَ فَلَمْ یَزَلْ أَبُو عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع یَزِیدُ حَتَّی قَالَ ثَلَاثِینَ حِجَّهً مَبْرُورَهً مُتَقَبَّلَهً زَاکِیَهً مَعَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ ص.


40. Musa bin Qasim Hazrami says that Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) came to Najaf during the beginning of the caliphate of Mansur Dawaniqi and told him, “O Musa! Go to Shahrah and wait there. You will see a person coming to you from Qadsiya. When that person comes, tell him that a person from the progeny of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) wants to meet him. He will come to me along with you.” The narrator says that he went there and had to wait for such a long time in hot weather that he was about to go away from that place disobeying the order of Imam (a.s.). Suddenly he saw a person mounted on a camel coming towards him. He started looking at that person continuously till the camel reached near him. He told that person, “O man! A person from the progeny of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) has called you. He sent me to bring you along.” The man replied, “Take me to him.” When they reached the tent, he made the camel sit and Imam (a.s.) gave him permission to enter. The narrator stood near the door of the tent and started listening to their conversation from outside but he was not able to see them. Imam asked, “From where do you come?” He replied, “From a distant place in Yemen”. Imam enquired, “Do you live at such and such place in Yemen?” He replied, “Yes I stay at such and such place.” Imam asked, “Why did you come here?” He answered, “For the Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.)” Imam (a.s.) further questioned, “Do you have any other work except Ziyarat?” He said, “I don’t have any other work. I have come to do his Ziyarat, offer Salaat at that place, send salutations on him and return home.” Imam (a.s.) queried, “What is the benefit of Ziyarat for you?” He explained, “It is my belief that his Ziyarat is a means to receive blessings for myself and my family and have abundance in wealth and life. Our wishes are fulfilled through it.” Imam (a.s.) said, “O brother from Yemen! Do you want to know some more benefits?” He responded, “Yes, O son of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.).” Imam (a.s.) said, “The reward of Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.) is equal to that of an accepted and holy Hajj, which was performed alongside the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.).” The man gave a surprised look to the Imam and the Imam said, “It is equal to two such accepted and holy Hajjs performed alongside the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.).” The man again gave the Imam a surprised look. The Imam went on narrating the reward more and more till he said, “The reward is equal to that of thirty accepted and holy Hajjs performed alongside the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.).”




أَبِی ره قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا سَعْدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْحَسَنِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ إِسْمَاعِیلَ عَنْ صَالِحِ بْنِ عُقْبَهَ عَنْ یَزِیدَ بْنِ عَبْدِ الْمَلِکِ قَالَ: کُنْتُ مَعَ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع فَمَرَّ قَوْمٌ عَلَی حَمِیرٍ فَقَالَ أَیْنَ یُرِیدُونَ هَؤُلَاءِ فَقُلْتُ قُبُورَ الشُّهَدَاءِ قَالَ فَمَا یَمْنَعُهُمْ عَنْ زِیَارَهِ قَبْرِ الشَّهِیدِ الْغَرِیبِ فَقَالَ لَهُ رَجُلٌ مِنْ أَهْلِ الْعِرَاقِ وَ زِیَارَتُهُ وَاجِبَهٌ فَقَالَ زِیَارَتُهُ خَیْرٌ مِنْ حِجَّهٍ وَ عُمْرَهٍ وَ حِجَّهٍ وَ عُمْرَهٍ حَتَّی عَدَّ عِشْرِینَ حِجَّهً وَ عُمْرَهً ثُمَّ قَالَ مَبْرُورَاتٍ مُتَقَبَّلَاتٍ قَالَ فَوَ اللَّهِ مَا قُمْتُ حَتَّی أَتَاهُ رَجُلٌ فَقَالَ إِنِّی حَجَجْتُ تِسْعَ عَشْرَهَ حِجَّهً فَادْعُ اللَّهَ لِی أَنْ یَرْزُقَنِی تَمَامَ الْعِشْرِینَ فَقَالَ هَلْ زُرْتَ قَبْرَ الْحُسَیْنِ ع قَالَ لَا قَالَ زِیَارَتُهُ خَیْرٌ مِنْ عِشْرِینَ حِجَّهً.


41. The narrator was seated with Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) when they saw some people mounted on mules passing by. Imam (a.s.) asked, “Where are they going?” He replied, “To the grave of martyrs.” Imam asked, “Why don’t they go to for the Ziyarat of the Martyr and the one separated from his homeland?” A person from Iraq asked, “Is his Ziyarat compulsory?” Imam (a.s.) replied, “The reward of this Ziyarat is equal to that of a Hajj, Umrah, Umrah, Hajj…” Imam went on to say that it is equal to twenty Hajjs and twenty Umrahs. Imam (a.s.) further said, “All these Hajjs and Umrahs are accepted and blessed.” The narrator says that before they stood up to leave, a person came and told Imam (a.s.), “I have performed nineteen Hajjs. Pray to Allah that I complete twenty.” Imam (a.s.) asked, “Have you performed the Ziyarat of the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.)?” He replied, “No” Imam (a.s.) told him, “This Ziyarat is better than twenty Hajjs.”




حَدَّثَنِی مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ مُوسَی بْنِ الْمُتَوَکِّلِ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ جَعْفَرٍ الْحِمْیَرِیُّ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ مَحْبُوبٍ عَنْ إِسْحَاقَ بْنِ عَمَّارٍ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع یَقُولُ إِنَّ لِمَوْضِعِ قَبْرِ الْحُسَیْنِ ع حُرْمَهً مَعْرُوفَهً مَنْ عَرَفَهَا وَ اسْتَجَارَ بِهَا أُجِیرَ فَقُلْتُ لَهُ تَصِفُ لِی مَوْضِعَهَا جُعِلْتُ فِدَاکَ قَالَ امْسَحْ مِنْ مَوْضِعِ قَبْرِهِ الْیَوْمَ خَمْسَهً وَ عِشْرِینَ ذِرَاعاً مِنْ نَاحِیَهِ رَأْسِهِ وَ خَمْسَهً وَ عِشْرِینَ ذِرَاعاً مِنْ نَاحِیَهِ رِجْلَیْهِ وَ خَمْسَهً وَ عِشْرِینَ ذِرَاعاً مِنْ خَلْفِهِ وَ خَمْسَهً وَ عِشْرِینَ ذِرَاعاً مِمَّا یَلِی وَجْهَهُ.


42. It is narrated that Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) said that the place of grave of Imam Husain (a.s.) is honored and well- known. One who seeks protection knowing its right, would be safeguarded. The narrator asked, “May I be sacrificed on you, tell me about the area of that place.” Imam (a.s.) replied, “The radius of H2hands is included in the area of his grave.”




وَ بِهَذَا الْإِسْنَادِ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ مَحْبُوبٍ بن [عَنْ] إِسْحَاقَ بْنِ عَمَّارٍ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع یَقُولُ مَوْضِعُ قَبْرِ الْحُسَیْنِ ع مُنْذُ یَوْمَ دُفِنَ رَوْضَهٌ مِنْ رِیَاضِ الْجَنَّهِ وَ قَالَ مَوْضِعُ قَبْرِ الْحُسَیْنِ ع تُرْعَهٌ مِنْ تُرَعِ الْجَنَّهِ.


43. It is narrated from Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) that the place of grave of Imam Husain (a.s.) was included among the gardens of Paradise and then Imam (a.s.) further said that the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.) is one among the rose-gardens of Paradise.




أَبِی ره قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی سَعْدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَنْ یَعْقُوبَ بْنِ یَزِیدَ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَبِی عُمَیْرٍ عَنْ مُعَاوِیَهَ بْنِ وَهْبٍ قَالَ: دَخَلْتُ عَلَی أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع وَ هُوَ فِی مُصَلَّاهُ فَجَلَسْتُ حَتَّی قَضَی صَلَاتَهُ فَسَمِعْتُهُ وَ هُوَ یُنَاجِی رَبَّهُ فَیَقُولُ یَا مَنْ خَصَّنَا بِالْکَرَامَهِ وَ وَعَدَنَا الشَّفَاعَهَ وَ حَمَّلَنَا الرِّسَالَهَ وَ جَعَلَنَا وَرَثَهَ الْأَنْبِیَاءِ وَ خَتَمَ بِنَا الْأُمَمَ السَّالِفَهَ وَ خَصَّنَا بِالْوَصِیَّهِ وَ أَعْطَانَا عِلْمَ مَا مَضَی وَ عِلْمَ مَا بَقِیَ وَ جَعَلَ أَفْئِدَهً مِنَ النَّاسِ تَهْوِی إِلَیْنَا اغْفِرْ لِی وَ لِإِخْوَانِی وَ زُوَّارِ قَبْرِ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ الْحُسَیْنِ بْنِ عَلِیٍّ ع الَّذِینَ أَنْفَقُوا أَمْوَالَهُمْ وَ أَشْخَصُوا أَبْدَانَهُمْ رَغْبَهً فِی بِرِّنَا وَ رَجَاءً لِمَا عِنْدَکَ فِی صِلَتِنَا وَ سُرُوراً أَدْخَلُوهُ عَلَی نَبِیِّکَ مُحَمَّدٍ ص وَ إِجَابَهً مِنْهُمْ لِأَمْرِنَا وَ غَیْظاً أَدْخَلُوهُ عَلَی عَدُوِّنَا أَرَادُوا بِذَلِکَ رِضْوَانَکَ فَکَافِهِمْ عَنَّا بِالرِّضْوَانِ وَ اکْلَأْهُمْ بِاللَّیْلِ وَ النَّهَارِ وَ اخْلُفْ عَلَی أَهَالِیهِمْ وَ أَوْلَادِهِمُ الَّذِینَ خُلِّفُوا بِأَحْسَنِ الْخَلَفِ وَ اصْحَبْهُمْ وَ اکْفِهِمْ شَرَّ کُلِّ جَبَّارٍ عَنِیدٍ وَ کُلِّ ضَعِیفٍ مِنْ خَلْقِکَ وَ شَدِیدٍ وَ شَرَّ شَیَاطِینِ الْإِنْسِ وَ الْجِنِّ وَ أَعْطِهِمْ أَفْضَلَ مَا أَمَّلُوا مِنْکَ فِی غُرْبَتِهِمْ عَنْ أَوْطَانِهِمْ وَ مَا آثَرُوا عَلَی أَبْنَائِهِمْ وَ أَبْدَانِهِمْ وَ أَهَالِیهِمْ وَ قَرَابَاتِهِمْ اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّ أَعْدَاءَنَا أَعَابُوا عَلَیْهِمْ خُرُوجَهُمْ فَلَمْ یَنْهَهُمْ ذَلِکَ عَنِ النُّهُوضِ وَ الشُّخُوصِ إِلَیْنَا خِلَافاً عَلَیْهِمْ- فَارْحَمْ تِلْکَ الْوُجُوهَ الَّتِی غَیَّرَتْهَا الشَّمْسُ وَ ارْحَمْ تِلْکَ الْخُدُودَ الَّتِی تَقَلَّبَتْ عَلَی قَبْرِ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ الْحُسَیْنِ ع وَ ارْحَمْ تِلْکَ الْعُیُونَ الَّتِی جَرَتْ دُمُوعُهَا رَحْمَهً لَنَا وَ ارْحَمْ تِلْکَ الْقُلُوبَ الَّتِی جَزِعَتْ وَ احْتَرَقَتْ لَنَا وَ ارْحَمْ تِلْکَ الصَّرْخَهَ الَّتِی کَانَتْ لَنَا اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّی أَسْتَوْدِعُکَ تِلْکَ الْأَنْفُسَ وَ تِلْکَ الْأَبْدَانَ حَتَّی تُرَوِّیَهُمْ مِنَ الْحَوْضِ یَوْمَ الْعَطَشِ- فَمَا زَالَ ص یَدْعُو بِهَذَا الدُّعَاءِ وَ هُوَ سَاجِدٌ فَلَمَّا انْصَرَفَ قُلْتُ لَهُ جُعِلْتُ فِدَاکَ لَوْ أَنَّ هَذَا الَّذِی سَمِعْتُهُ مِنْکَ کَانَ لِمَنْ لَا یَعْرِفُ اللَّهَ لَظَنَنْتُ أَنَّ النَّارَ لَا تَطْعَمُ مِنْهُ شَیْئاً أَبَداً وَ اللَّهِ لَقَدْ تَمَنَّیْتُ أَنْ کُنْتُ زُرْتُهُ وَ لَمْ أَحُجَّ فَقَالَ لِی مَا أَقْرَبَکَ مِنْهُ فَمَا الَّذِی یَمْنَعُکَ عَنْ زِیَارَتِهِ یَا مُعَاوِیَهُ وَ لِمَ تَدَعُ الحج ذَلِکَ قُلْتُ جُعِلْتُ فِدَاکَ فَلَمْ أَدْرِ أَنَّ الْأَمْرَ یَبْلُغُ هَذَا فَقَالَ یَا مُعَاوِیَهُ وَ مَنْ یَدْعُو لِزُوَّارِهِ فِی السَّمَاءِ أَکْثَرُ مِمَّنْ یَدْعُو لَهُمْ فِی الْأَرْضِ لَا تَدَعْهُ لِخَوْفٍ مِنْ أَحَدٍ فَمَنْ تَرَکَهُ لِخَوْفٍ رَأَی مِنَ الْحَسْرَهِ مَا یَتَمَنَّی أَنَّ قَبْرَهُ کَانَ بِیَدِهِ أَ مَا تُحِبُّ أَنْ یَرَی اللَّهُ شَخْصَکَ وَ سَوَادَکَ مِمَّنْ یَدْعُو لَهُ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ص أَ مَا تُحِبُّ أَنْ تَکُونَ غَداً مِمَّنْ تُصَافِحُهُ الْمَلَائِکَهُ أَ مَا تُحِبُّ أَنْ تَکُونَ غَداً فِیمَنْ رَأَی وَ لَیْسَ عَلَیْهِ ذَنْبٌ فَتُتْبَعَ أَ مَا تُحِبُّ أَنْ تَکُونَ غَداً فِیمَنْ یُصَافِحُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ص.


44. Once Muawiyah bin Wahab came to Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) and saw him busy in worship on the prayer-mat. He waited till the Imam (a.s.) concluded his prayers. Then he started supplicating to Lord, “O Lord! You have granted us special ranks and gave us permission to intercede. You gave us the knowledge of prophets and made their inheritors. You ended the time of past communities when we arrived. You made us successors of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) and gave us the knowledge of past and future and directed the hearts of people towards us. Forgive my brothers and the visitors of Imam Husain (a.s.) and forgive those who spend their wealth and leave their homeland and come for the Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.). They have come to seek goodness from us, reward from You, to meet us, to make Your Messenger (s.a.w.s.) glad. They have come to obey our orders while they wanted to make Your Messenger (s.a.w.s.) happy by doing this. O Allah! Grant them our pleasure for this deed. Protect them day and night; safeguard their family and children whom they have left behind in their homeland. Keep them safe of every oppressor, enemy – weak or strong, mischief of Jinn or men. Grant them much more than they expect from You. When they were coming towards us leaving their homeland, family and children behind, our enemies were teasing them. O Allah! Shower Your mercy on those faces whose color changed during the journey due to the hot sun. Shower mercy on those cheeks, which rubbed against the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.). Shower mercy on those eyes, which are crying on us. Shower mercy on those hearts, which are sad due to our calamities. Shower mercy on those loud wails, which came out upon hearing our troubles. O Allah! I hand over their bodies and souls to You so that You satisfy them at the cistern of Kauthar when people would be thirsty.” Imam (a.s.) prayed this again and again while prostrating. When he concluded his supplications and stood up from the prayer-mat, the narrator said, “If the supplication, which you were saying now is said for a person who does not even recognize Allah then too I doubt if the fire of Hell would touch him.” The narrator swears by Allah that he should also have done the Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.) and he shouldn’t have gone for Hajj. Imam (a.s.) said, “You stay near the pure grave of Imam (a.s.). What stops you from doing his Ziyarat? O Muawiyah Ibne Wahab! Do not miss the Ziyarat of Imam (a.s.).” Muawiyah said, “May I be sacrificed on you, I never knew the excellence of the Ziyarat of Imam (a.s.) was such.” Imam said, “O Muawiyah! The number of creatures in the heaven praying for the visitors of Imam Husain (a.s.) is much more than that of those praying on this earth. O Muawiyah! Do not miss the Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.) out of any fear for one who leaves Ziyarat out of any fear would face such a surprise and shame that he would wish that he should have performed Ziyarat all the time and would wish to have been buried over there. Don’t you like that the Almighty Allah includes you among those for whom the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) prays? Don’t you like to be among those with whom angels will shake hands on the Day of Judgment? Don’t you like to be among those who come on the Day of Judgment with no sins to their names? Don’t you like to be among those with whom the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) will shake hands on the Day of Judgment?”




حَدَّثَنِی مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ مُوسَی بْنِ الْمُتَوَکِّلِ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ جَعْفَرٍ الْحِمْیَرِیُّ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِیسَی عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ مَحْبُوبٍ عَنْ إِسْحَاقَ بْنِ عَمَّارٍ عَنْ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ سَمِعْتُهُ یَقُولُ لَیْسَ مَلَکٌ فِی السَّمَاوَاتِ وَ الْأَرْضِ إِلَّا وَ هُمْ یَسْأَلُونَ اللَّهَ أَنْ یَأْذَنَ لَهُمْ فِی زِیَارَهِ قَبْرِ الْحُسَیْنِ ع فَفَوْجٌ یَنْزِلُ وَ فَوْجٌ یَعْرُجُ.


45. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) said, “There is no angel in the heavens and the earth who comes for the Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.) taking permission from Allah. One group of angels or other keeps on coming down to Imam Husain (a.s.) or going up.”




وَ بِهَذَا الْإِسْنَادِ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ مَحْبُوبٍ عَنْ دَاوُدَ الرَّقِّیِّ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع یَقُولُ مَا خَلَقَ اللَّهُ خَلْقاً أَکْثَرَ مِنَ الْمَلَائِکَهِ وَ إِنَّهُ یَنْزِلُ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ کُلَّ مَسَاءٍ سَبْعُونَ أَلْفَ مَلَکٍ یَطُوفُونَ بِالْبَیْتِ لَیْلَتَهُمْ حَتَّی إِذَا طَلَعَ الْفَجْرُ انْصَرَفُوا إِلَی قَبْرِ النَّبِیِّ ص فَسَلَّمُوا عَلَیْهِ ثُمَّ یَأْتُونَ قَبْرَ أَمِیرِ الْمُؤْمِنِینَ ع فَیُسَلِّمُونَ عَلَیْهِ ثُمَّ یَأْتُونَ قَبْرَ الْحَسَنِ فَیُسَلِّمُونَ عَلَیْهِ ثُمَّ یَأْتُونَ قَبْرَ الْحُسَیْنِ فَیُسَلِّمُونَ عَلَیْهِ ثُمَّ یَعْرُجُونَ إِلَی السَّمَاءِ قَبْلَ أَنْ تَطْلُعَ الشَّمْسُ ثُمَّ تَنْزِلُ مَلَائِکَهُ النَّهَارِ سَبْعُونَ أَلْفَ مَلَکٍ فَیَطُوفُونَ بِالْبَیْتِ الْحَرَامِ نَهَارَهُمْ حَتَّی إِذَا دَنَتِ الشَّمْسُ لِلْغُرُوبِ انْصَرَفُوا إِلَی قَبْرِ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ ص فَیُسَلِّمُونَ عَلَیْهِ ثُمَّ یَأْتُونَ قَبْرَ أَمِیرِ الْمُؤْمِنِینَ فَیُسَلِّمُونَ عَلَیْهِ ثُمَّ یَأْتُونَ قَبْرَ الْحَسَنِ فَیُسَلِّمُونَ عَلَیْهِ ثُمَّ یَأْتُونَ قَبْرَ الْحُسَیْنِ فَیُسَلِّمُونَ عَلَیْهِ ثُمَّ یَعُودُونَ إِلَی السَّمَاءِ قَبْلَ أَنْ تَغْرُبَ الشَّمْسُ.


46. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) said, “The number of any creature of Allah is not more than that of angels. Seventy thousand angels come down to earth every night and circumambulate the Holy Kaaba all night. They come to the holy grave of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) before sunrise and salute him, then salute Amirul Momineen (a.s.) at his grave, then salute Imam Hasan (a.s.) at his grave and come to salute Imam Husain (a.s.) at his grave and go back to the heaven before the sun rises. Then seventy thousand angels come to earth during the day. They circumambulate the Holy Kaaba all day and salute the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) at his grave before sunset. Then they come to salute Amirul Momineen (a.s.) at his grave, then salute Imam Hasan (a.s.) at his grave and finally they come to salute Imam Husain (a.s.) at his grave and return to heaven before the sun sets.




أَبِی ره قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی أَحْمَدُ بْنُ إِدْرِیسَ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَحْمَدَ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ عَلِیِّ بْنِ أَبِی عُثْمَانَ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ فُضَیْلٍ عَنْ إِسْحَاقَ بْنِ عَمَّارٍ عَنْ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ: مَا بَیْنَ قَبْرِ الْحُسَیْنِ بْنِ عَلِیٍّ ع إِلَی السَّمَاءِ السَّابِعَهِ مُخْتَلَفُ الْمَلَائِکَهِ.


47. My father (rah) said: it was narrated to me by Ahmad b. Idris from Muhammad b. Ahmad from al-Hassan b. Ali b. Abi Uthman from Muhammad b. Fudhayl from Ishaq b. Ammar from Abi Abdillah (a.s.) who said: Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) says that angels continuously move to and fro the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.) and all the seven heavens.




أَبِی ره قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی سَعْدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ إِسْمَاعِیلَ عَنْ حَنَانِ بْنِ سَدِیرٍ قَالَ قَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع زُورُوهُ یَعْنِی قَبْرَ الْحُسَیْنِ ع وَ لَا تَجْفُوهُ فَإِنَّهُ سَیِّدُ الشُّهَدَاءِ وَ سَیِّدُ شَبَابِ أَهْلِ الْجَنَّهِ.


48. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) says, “Perform the Ziyarat of the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.) and don’t do injustice to him because he is the chief of martyrs and chief of the youths of Paradise.”




حَدَّثَنِی مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ الصَّفَّارُ عَنِ الْعَبَّاسِ بْنِ مَعْرُوفٍ عَنْ حَمَّادِ بْنِ عِیسَی عَنْ رِبْعِیِّ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ قَالَ: قُلْتُ لِأَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع بِالْمَدِینَهِ أَیْنَ قُبُورُ الشُّهَدَاءِ قَالَ أَ لَیْسَ أَفْضَلُ الشُّهَدَاءِ عِنْدَکَ الْحُسَیْنَ ع وَ الَّذِی نَفْسِی بِیَدِهِ إِنَّ حَوْلَ قَبْرِهِ أَرْبَعَهَ آلَافِ مَلَکٍ شُعْثٍ غُبْرٍ یَبْکُونَهُ إِلَی یَوْمِ الْقِیَامَهِ.


49. The narrator asked Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) in Medina, “Where is the grave of the martyrs?” Imam (a.s.) asked, “Isn’t Imam Husain (a.s.) excellent among the martyrs according to you? I swear by Him in Whose hands is my life, four thousand angels surround the grave of Imam (a.s.) having their hair soiled and crying till the Day of Judgment.”




أَبِی ره قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا سَعْدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْحُسَیْنِ بْنِ أَبِی الْخَطَّابِ عَنْ دَاوُدَ الْمُسْتَرِقِّ عَنْ أُمِّ سَعِیدٍ الْأَحْمَسِیَّهِ قَالَتْ کُنْتُ عِنْدَ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع وَ قَدْ بَعَثْتُ مَنْ یَکْتَرِی لِی حِمَاراً إِلَی قُبُورِ الشُّهَدَاءِ فَقَالَ ع مَا یَمْنَعُکَ مِنْ سَیِّدِ الشُّهَدَاءِ قَالَتْ قُلْتُ وَ مَنْ هَذَا جُعِلْتُ فِدَاکَ قَالَ فَذَلِکَ الْحُسَیْنُ بْنُ عَلِیٍّ ع قَالَتْ قُلْتُ وَ مَا لِمَنْ زَارَهُ قَالَ حِجَّهٌ وَ عُمْرَهٌ وَ مِنَ الْخَیْرِ کَذَا وَ کَذَا عَدَّ ثَلَاثَ مَرَّاتٍ بِیَدِهِ.


50. Umme Saeed Hamsiya says that she was present near Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.). She had sent someone to rent a mule so that she can perform Ziyarat of the martyrs. Imam (a.s.) asked her, “Why don’t you go for the Ziyarat of the chief of the martyrs?” She asked, “May I be sacrificed for you, who is the chief of the martyrs?” Imam (a.s.) replied, “Imam Husain (a.s.) is the chief of martyrs.” She asked, “What is the reward of one who does his Ziyarat?” Imam (a.s.) replied, “It is equal to a Hajj and Umrah.” Then showing his three fingers he conveyed that the reward is three times that of performing that deed.




أَبِی ره قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا سَعْدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْحُسَیْنِ بْنِ أَبِی الْخَطَّابِ عَنِ الْحَکَمِ بْنِ مِسْکِینٍ عَنْ أُمِّ سَعِیدٍ الْأَحْمَسِیَّهِ قَالَتْ جِئْتُ إِلَی أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع فَدَخَلْتُ فَجَاءَتِ الْجَارِیَهُ فَقَالَتْ قَدْ جِئْتُکَ بِالدَّابَّهِ فَقَالَ ع یَا أُمَّ سَعِیدٍ أَیُّ شَیْ ءٍ هَذِهِ الدَّابَّهُ أَیْنَ تَبْغِینَ أَیْنَ تَذْهَبِینَ قَالَتْ قُلْتُ لِأَزُورَ قُبُورَ الشُّهَدَاءِ فَقَالَ أَخْبِرِینِی ذَلِکَ الْیَوْمَ مَا أَعْجَبَکُمْ یَا أَهْلَ الْعِرَاقِ تَأْتُونَ الشُّهَدَاءَ مِنْ سَفَرٍ بَعِیدٍ وَ تَتْرُکُونَ سَیِّدَ الشُّهَدَاءِ وَ لَا تَأْتُونَهُ قَالَتْ قُلْتُ لَهُ مَنْ سَیِّدُ الشُّهَدَاءِ فَقَالَ الْحُسَیْنُ بْنُ عَلِیٍّ ع قَالَتْ قُلْتُ إِنِّی امْرَأَهٌ فَقَالَ لَا بَأْسَ بِمَنْ کَانَتْ مِثْلَکِ أَنْ تَذْهَبَ إِلَیْهِ وَ تَزُورَهُ قُلْتُ أَیُّ شَیْ ءٍ لَنَا فِی زِیَارَتِهِ قَالَ تَعْدِلُ حِجَّهً وَ عُمْرَهً- وَ اعْتِکَافَ شَهْرَیْنِ فِی الْمَسْجِدِ الْحَرَامِ وَ صِیَامَهُمَا.


51. Umme Saeed Hamsiya says that she was present near Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) when her maid came to her and said, “I have brought the mount.” Imam (a.s.) asked, “What is that mount for? Where are you going?” She replied, “I am going for Ziyarat of the graves of the martyrs.” Imam (a.s.) said, “I am surprised that you people of Iraq travel long distances and perform Ziyarat of the martyrs but don’t go for the Ziyarat of the chief of martyrs. Why don’t you go for his Ziyarat?” She asked, “Who is the chief of martyrs?” Imam (a.s.) replied, “Imam Husain (a.s.).” She said, “But I am a woman.” Imam (a.s.) said, “Other women like you should also go for Ziyarat.” She asked, “What is the reward of his Ziyarat?” Imam (a.s.) replied, “The reward of this Ziyarat is equal to that of a Hajj, Umrah, performing Etekaf in Masjid-e-Haraam and fasting for two months.”




حَدَّثَنِی مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ مُوسَی بْنِ الْمُتَوَکِّلِ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا عَلِیُّ بْنُ الْحُسَیْنِ السَّعْدَآبَادِیُّ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ الْبَرْقِیِّ عَنْ أَبِیهِ عَنِ ابْنِ مُسْکَانَ عَنْ هَارُونَ بْنِ خَارِجَهَ عَنْ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ قَالَ الْحُسَیْنُ بْنُ عَلِیٍّ ع أَنَا قَتِیلُ الْعَبْرَهِ قُتِلْتُ مَکْرُوباً وَ حَقِیقٌ عَلَی اللَّهِ أَنْ لَا یَأْتِیَنِی مَکْرُوبٌ إِلَّا أَرُدَّهُ وَ أَقْلِبَهُ إِلَی أَهْلِهِ مَسْرُوراً.


52. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) narrates that Imam Husain (a.s.) said, “I am Qateelul A’brah. I was martyred in the state of grief and sorrow. One who comes for my Ziyarat in a state of grief and sorrow, Allah would send him back to his relatives happy.”