Kāmil al-Ziyārāt > The Reward for Those Who Cry Over Ĥusain ibn ‘Ali (a.s.)
Hadith #7

7 حَدَّثَنِي أَبِي (رحمه الله) عَنِ الْحُسَيْنِ بْنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ أَبَانٍ عَنِ الْحُسَيْنِ بْنِ سَعِيدٍ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ الْمُغِيرَةِ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ الْأَصَمِّ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ بُكَيْرٍ الْأَرَّجَانِيِّ وَ حَدَّثَنِي أَبِي (رحمه الله) عَنْ سَعْدِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْحُسَيْنِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ زُرَارَةَ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ الْأَصَمِّ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ بُكَيْرٍ قَالَ حَجَجْتُ مَعَ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ (ع) فِي حَدِيثٍ طَوِيلٍ فَقُلْتُ يَا ابْنَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ لَوْ نُبِشَ قَبْرُ الْحُسَيْنِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ (ع) هَلْ كَانَ يُصَابُ فِي قَبْرِهِ شَيْءٌ فَقَالَ يَا ابْنَ بُكَيْرٍ مَا أَعْظَمَ مَسَائِلَكَ إِنَّ الْحُسَيْنَ (ع) مَعَ أَبِيهِ وَ أُمِّهِ وَ أَخِيهِ فِي مَنْزِلِ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ (ص) وَ مَعَهُ يُرْزَقُونَ وَ يُحْبَرُونَ وَ إِنَّهُ لَعَنْ يَمِينِ الْعَرْشِ مُتَعَلِّقٌ بِهِ يَقُولُ- يَا رَبِّ أَنْجِزْ لِي مَا وَعَدْتَنِي وَ إِنَّهُ لَيَنْظُرُ إِلَى زُوَّارِهِ وَ إِنَّهُ أَعْرَفُ بِهِمْ وَ بِأَسْمَائِهِمْ وَ أَسْمَاءِ آبَائِهِمْ وَ مَا فِي رِحَالِهِمْ مِنْ أَحَدِهِمْ بِوُلْدِهِ وَ إِنَّهُ لَيَنْظُرُ إِلَى مَنْ يَبْكِيهِ فَيَسْتَغْفِرُ لَهُ وَ يَسْأَلُ أَبَاهُ الِاسْتِغْفَارَ لَهُ وَ يَقُولُ أَيُّهَا الْبَاكِي لَوْ عَلِمْتَ مَا أَعَدَّ اللَّهُ لَكَ لَفَرِحْتَ أَكْثَرَ مِمَّا حَزِنْتَ وَ إِنَّهُ لَيَسْتَغْفِرُ لَهُ مِنْ كُلِّ ذَنْبٍ وَ خَطِيئَةٍ

7. My father narrated to me from Ĥusain ibn Ĥasan ibn Abān, from Ĥusain ibn Sa’ǐd, from ‘Abdillāh ibn Mughǐrah, from ‘Abdillāh ibn ‘Abdil Raĥmān Al-Ašam, from ‘Abdillāh ibn Bukayr Al-Arjāni, who said: I accompanied Abā ‘Abdillāh (Imam Šādiq (a.s.)) (from Madǐnah to Makkah) on a Hajj trip and I asked him, “O son of the Messenger of Allāh! If the grave of Ĥusain ibn ‘Ali (a.s.) was to be disinterred, would anything be found in it?” Imam (a.s.) replied: O son of Bukayr! Your questions are (always) about great matters. Verily Ĥusain (a.s.) along with his father, mother, and his brother (a.s.) are with the Messenger of Allāh (s.a.a.w.) in his house and they are being rewarded and sustained, (just) as the Prophet (s.a.a.w.) is. Verily Ĥusain (a.s.) is hanging on to the right side of the Throne and he says, “O my Lord! Fulfill Your promise to me.” Verily Ĥusain (a.s.) looks at those who go to his Ziyārah and he knows them and he knows their names, the names of their fathers, and that which they carry along with them even better than they know their own sons. Verily he looks at those who cry over him and he seeks forgiveness for them and asks his father (a.s.) to seek forgiveness for them. And he says to them (those who cry over him), “O those who cry (over me)! If you knew about that which Allāh has prepared for you, you would be more happy than you are grieved (over me).” Imam (a.s.) continued, “Verily Ĥusain (a.s.) seeks forgiveness for them for every sin and for every mistake.” The above Ĥadǐth has also been narrated to me through the following chain: My father, from Sa’d ibn ‘Abdillāh, from Muĥammad ibn Ĥusain, from Muĥammad ibn ‘Abdillāh ibn Zurārah, from ‘Abdillāh ibn ‘Abdil Raĥmān Al-Ašam, from ‘Abdillāh ibn Bukayr, from Abǐ ‘Abdillāh (a.s.).