Kāmil al-Ziyārāt > The Reward for the Ziyārah of the Commander of the Believers (a.s.)
Hadith #1

1 حَدَّثَنِي أَبِي وَ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَعْقُوبَ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ يَحْيَى الْعَطَّارِ عَنْ حَمْدَانَ بْنِ سُلَيْمَانَ النَّيْشَابُورِيِّ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ الْيَمَانِيِّ عَنْ مَنِيعِ بْنِ الْحَجَّاجِ عَنْ يُونُسَ عَنْ أَبِي وَهْبٍ الْبَصْرِيِّ قَالَ دَخَلْتُ الْمَدِينَةَ فَأَتَيْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ اللَّهِ (ع) فَقُلْتُ جُعِلْتُ فِدَاكَ أَتَيْتُكَ وَ لَمْ أَزُرْ قَبْرَ أَمِيرِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ (ع) قَالَ بِئْسَ مَا صَنَعْتَ لَوْ لَا أَنَّكَ مِنْ شِيعَتِنَا مَا نَظَرْتُ إِلَيْكَ أَ لَا تَزُورُ مَنْ يَزُورُهُ اللَّهُ تَعَالَى مَعَ الْمَلَائِكَةِ وَ يَزُورُهُ الْأَنْبِيَاءُ مَعَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ [وَ يَزُورُهُ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ] قُلْتُ جُعِلْتُ فِدَاكَ مَا عَلِمْتُ ذَلِكَ قَالَ فَاعْلَمْ أَنَّ أَمِيرَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ (ع) أَفْضَلُ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ مِنَ الْأَئِمَّةِ كُلِّهِمْ وَ لَهُ ثَوَابُ أَعْمَالِهِمْ وَ عَلَى قَدْرِ أَعْمَالِهِمْ فُضِّلُوا

1. My father and Muĥammad ibn Ya’qūb both narrated to me from Muĥammad ibn Yaĥyā Al-‘Aťťār, from Ĥamdān ibn Sulaymān Al-Naysābūri, from ‘Abdillāh ibn Muĥammad Al-Yamāni, from Manǐ’ ibn Ĥajjāj, from Yūnus, from Abǐ Wahab Al-Bašri, who said: I entered Madǐnah and went to Abǐ ‘Abdillāh (Imam Šādiq (a.s.)) and said, “May I sacrifice myself for you! I have come to you but I have not gone to the Ziyārah of the Commander of the Believers (a.s.).” Imam (a.s.) replied, “How terrible! If you were not one of our Shia, I would not have even looked at you. Do you not go to the Ziyārah of the one to whose Ziyārah Allāh, the Exalted, along with His angels goes, and (the Ziyārah to which) the prophets and the believers go?!” “May I sacrifice myself for you! I did not know this,” I said. Imam (a.s.) said: Then know that the Commander of the Believers (a.s.) has a higher rank with Allāh than all of the Imams (a.s.). The Imams (a.s.) are elevated (above others) based on the number of their deeds, and the reward for their deeds is (registered) for the Commander of the Believers (a.s.).