90. Ĥā`ir: One of the Places in Which Allāh Loves to be Called Upon

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1 حَدَّثَنِي أَبِي وَ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ مَتِّيلٍ عَنْ سَهْلِ بْنِ زِيَادٍ عَنْ أَبِي هَاشِمٍ الْجَعْفَرِيِّ قَالَ بَعَثَ إِلَيَّ أَبُو الْحَسَنِ (ع) فِي مَرَضِهِ وَ إِلَى مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ حَمْزَةَ فَسَبَقَنِي إِلَيْهِ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ حَمْزَةَ فَأَخْبَرَنِي أَنَّهُ مَا زَالَ يَقُولُ ابْعَثُوا إِلَى الْحَائِرِ فَقُلْتُ لِمُحَمَّدٍ أَ لَا قُلْتَ أَنَا أَذْهَبُ إِلَى الْحَائِرِ ثُمَّ دَخَلْتُ عَلَيْهِ فَقُلْتُ لَهُ جُعِلْتُ فِدَاكَ- أَنَا أَذْهَبُ إِلَى الْحَائِرِ فَقَالَ انْظُرُوا فِي ذَلِكَ ثُمَّ قَالَ إِنَّ مُحَمَّداً لَيْسَ لَهُ سِرٌّ مِنْ زَيْدِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ وَ أَنَا أَكْرَهُ أَنْ يَسْمَعَ ذَلِكَ قَالَ فَذَكَرْتُ ذَلِكَ لِعَلِيِّ بْنِ بِلَالٍ فَقَالَ مَا كَانَ يَصْنَعُ بِالْحَائِرِ وَ هُوَ الْحَائِرُ فَقَدِمْتُ الْعَسْكَرَ فَدَخَلْتُ عَلَيْهِ- فَقَالَ لِي اجْلِسْ حِينَ أَرَدْتُ الْقِيَامَ فَلَمَّا رَأَيْتُهُ أَنِسَ بِي ذَكَرْتُ قَوْلَ عَلِيِّ بْنِ بِلَالٍ فَقَالَ لِي أَ لَا قُلْتَ لَهُ إِنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ (ص) كَانَ يَطُوفُ بِالْبَيْتِ وَ يُقَبِّلُ الْحَجَرَ وَ حُرْمَةُ النَّبِيِّ (ص) وَ الْمُؤْمِنِ أَعْظَمُ مِنْ حُرْمَةِ الْبَيْتِ وَ أَمَرَهُ اللَّهُ أَنْ يَقِفَ بِعَرَفَةَ إِنَّمَا هِيَ مَوَاطِنُ يُحِبُّ اللَّهُ أَنْ يُذْكَرَ فِيهَا فَأَنَا أُحِبُّ أَنْ يُدْعَى لِي حَيْثُ يُحِبُّ اللَّهُ أَنْ يُدْعَى فِيهَا وَ الْحَائِرُ [الْحَيْرُ] مِنْ تِلْكَ الْمَوَاضِعِ


1. My father and Muĥammad ibn Ĥasan both narrated to me from Ĥasan ibn Mattǐl, from Sahl ibn Ziyād, from Abǐ Hāshim Al-Ja’fari, who said: When Abul Ĥasan (Imam Hādi (a.s.)) was ill, he sent for Muĥammad ibn Ĥamzah and I. Muĥammad ibn Ĥamzah arrived there before I did and told me that the Imam (a.s.) kept saying, “Send someone (on my behalf) to the Ĥā`ir. Send someone (on my behalf) to the Ĥā`ir.” I said to Muĥammad ibn Ĥamzah, “Why did you not say that you would go to the Ĥā`ir (on his behalf)?!” Then I went to the Imam (a.s.) and said, “May I sacrifice myself for you! I will go to the Ĥā`ir.” Imam (a.s.) replied, “Plan it carefully, for Muĥammad cannot keep this matter hidden from Zayd ibn ‘Ali and I do not want him to find out about this.” I mentioned this to ‘Ali ibn Bilāl and he asked, “Why does the Imam (a.s.) want to send someone to the Ĥā`ir while he is (as sacred as) the Ĥā`ir?!” I went back to ‘Askar (Sāmarrā) and went to visit the Imam (a.s.). When I was about to leave, the Imam (a.s.) asked me to stay. Once I felt comfortable, I mentioned that which ‘Ali ibn Bilāl had said. Therefore, the Imam (a.s.) said: Why did you not reply to him by saying that the Messenger of Allāh (s.a.a.w.) used to circulate the Ka’bah and kiss the Ĥajar (Al-Aswad) even though the sanctity of the Prophet (s.a.a.w.) and even a believer is greater than the sanctity of the House (of Allāh)?! (Moreover), Allāh ordered him (the Prophet (s.a.a.w.)) to go to ‘Arafāt and stay in it (while he is more sacred than ‘Arafāt). (This is because) these are places in which Allāh loves to be called upon. And I love to have someone pray for me in a place where Allāh loves to be called upon, and the Ĥā`ir is one of these places.




2 حَدَّثَنِي عَلِيُّ بْنُ الْحُسَيْنِ وَ جَمَاعَةٌ عَنْ سَعْدِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِيسَى عَنْ أَبِي هَاشِمٍ الْجَعْفَرِيِّ قَالَ دَخَلْتُ أَنَا وَ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ حَمْزَةَ عَلَيْهِ نَعُودُهُ وَ هُوَ عَلِيلٌ فَقَالَ لَنَا وَجِّهُوا قَوْماً إِلَى الْحَائِرِ مِنْ مَالِي فَلَمَّا خَرَجْنَا مِنْ عِنْدِهِ قَالَ لِي مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ حَمْزَةَ الٌمُشِيرُ يُوَجِّهُنَا إِلَى الْحَائِرِ وَ هُوَ بِمَنْزِلَةِ مَنْ فِي الْحَائِرِ- قَالَ فَعُدْتُ إِلَيْهِ فَأَخْبَرْتُهُ فَقَالَ لِي لَيْسَ هُوَ هَكَذَا إِنَّ لِلَّهِ مَوَاضِعَ يُحِبُّ أَنْ يُعْبَدَ فِيهَا وَ حَائِرُ الْحُسَيْنِ (ع) مِنْ تِلْكَ الْمَوَاضِعِ


2. ‘Ali ibn Ĥusain and others narrated to me from Sa’d ibn ‘Abdillāh, from Muĥammad ibn ‘Isā, from Abǐ Hāshim Al-Ja’fari, who said: Muĥammad ibn Ĥamzah and I went to visit him (Imam Hādi (a.s.)) when he was ill. The Imam (a.s.) said to us, “Take some of my money and send some people to the Ĥā`ir on my behalf.” After we left the Imam (a.s.), Muĥammad ibn Ĥamzah said, “He (the Imam (a.s.)) wants us to send someone to the Ĥā`ir while he is as sacred as the one in the Ĥā`ir (referring to Ĥusain (a.s.))?!” So I went back to the Imam (a.s.) and mentioned that (which Muĥammad ibn Ĥamzah had said). The Imam (a.s.) replied, “It is not about this. Verily there are places in which Allāh loves to be worshiped and the Ĥā`ir of Ĥusain (a.s.) is one of these places.”




3 قَالَ الْحُسَيْنُ بْنُ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ الْمُغِيرَةِ وَ حَدَّثَنِي أَبُو مُحَمَّدٍ الْحَسَنُ بْنُ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ الرَّازِيُّ الْمَعْرُوفُ بِالْوَهْوِرْدِيِّ بِنَيْشَابُورَ بِهَذَا الْحَدِيثِ وَ ذَكَرَ فِي آخِرِهِ غَيْرَ مَا مَضَى فِي الْحَدِيثَيْنِ الْأَوَّلَيْنِ أَحْبَبْتُ شَرْحَهُ فِي هَذَا الْبَابِ لِأَنَّهُ مِنْهُ قَالَ أَبُو مُحَمَّدٍ الْوَهْوِرْدِيُّ حَدَّثَنِي أَبُو عَلِيٍّ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ هَمَّامٍ ره قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي مُحَمَّدٌ الْحِمْيَرِيُّ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي أَبُو هَاشِمٍ الْجَعْفَرِيُّ قَالَ دَخَلْتُ عَلَى أَبِي الْحَسَنِ عَلِيِّ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ (ع) وَ هُوَ مَحْمُومٌ عَلِيلٌ فَقَالَ لِي يَا أَبَا هَاشِمٍ ابْعَثْ رَجُلًا مِنْ مَوَالِينَا إِلَى الْحَائِرِ يَدْعُو اللَّهَ لِي فَخَرَجْتُ مِنْ عِنْدِهِ فَاسْتَقْبَلَنِي عَلِيُّ بْنُ بِلَالٍ فَأَعْلَمْتُهُ مَا قَالَ لِي وَ سَأَلْتُهُ أَنْ يَكُونَ الرَّجُلَ الَّذِي يَخْرُجُ فَقَالَ السَّمْعَ وَ الطَّاعَةَ وَ لَكِنَّنِي أَقُولُ- إِنَّهُ أَفْضَلُ مِنَ الْحَائِرِ إِذْ كَانَ بِمَنْزِلَةِ مَنْ فِي الْحَائِرِ وَ دُعَاؤُهُ لِنَفْسِهِ أَفْضَلُ مِنْ دُعَائِي لَهُ بِالْحَائِرِ فَأَعْلَمْتُهُ (ع) مَا قَالَ فَقَالَ لِي قُلْ لَهُ كَانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ (ص) أَفْضَلَ مِنَ الْبَيْتِ وَ الْحَجَرِ وَ كَانَ يَطُوفُ بِالْبَيْتِ وَ يَسْتَلِمُ الْحَجَرَ وَ إِنَّ لِلَّهِ تَعَالَى بِقَاعاً يُحِبُّ أَنْ يُدْعَى فِيهَا فَيَسْتَجِيبَ لِمَنْ دَعَاهُ وَ الْحَائِرُ مِنْهَا


3. Ĥusain ibn Aĥmad ibn Mughǐrah (the student of the author) added the following: Abū Muĥammad Ĥasan ibn Aĥmad ibn ‘Ali Al-Rāzi Al-Wahwardi narrated to me in Nayshābūr, from Abǐ ‘Ali Muĥammad ibn Hammām, from Muĥammad Al-Ĥimyari, from Abǐ Hāshim Al-Ja’fari, who said: I went to visit Abal Ĥasan, ‘Ali ibn Muĥammad (Imam Hādi (a.s.)), when he was ill and suffering from fever. The Imam (a.s.) said to me, “O Abā Hāshim! Send a man from among our followers to the Ĥā`ir to pray for me (to be cured).” When I left the Imam (a.s.), I met ‘Ali ibn Bilāl and I informed him of the Imam’s order and asked him to be the one to go to the Ĥā`ir. He replied, “I am at his command. However, the Imam (a.s.) is more sacred than the Ĥā`ir because he has the same rank as the one in the Ĥā`ir and it is more effective if he prays for himself than if I pray for him in the Ĥā`ir.” I informed the Imam (a.s.) about that which ‘Ali ibn Bilāl had said. The Imam (a.s.) said to me: Tell him that the Messenger of Allāh (s.a.a.w.) is more sacred than the House (of Allāh) and the Ĥajar but he used to circulate the House (of Allāh) and touch the Ĥajar. Verily, there are places in which Allāh, the Exalted, loves to be called upon and He answers the call of those who call upon Him (in those places), and the Ĥā`ir is one of those places.