Kāmil al-Ziyārāt > Crying of Imam ‘Ali ibn Ĥusain (a.s.) on (His Father) Ĥusain ibn ‘Ali (a.s.)
Hadith #1

1 حَدَّثَنِي أَبِي (رحمه الله) عَنْ جَمَاعَةِ مَشَايِخِي عَنْ سَعْدِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْحُسَيْنِ بْنِ أَبِي الْخَطَّابِ عَنْ أَبِي دَاوُدَ الْمُسْتَرِقِّ عَنْ بَعْضِ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ (ع) قَالَ بَكَى عَلِيُّ بْنُ الْحُسَيْنِ عَلَى أَبِيهِ حُسَيْنِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ (ص) عِشْرِينَ سَنَةً أَوْ أَرْبَعِينَ سَنَةً وَ مَا وُضِعَ بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ طعاما [طَعَامٌ إِلَّا بَكَى عَلَى الْحُسَيْنِ حَتَّى قَالَ لَهُ مَوْلًى لَهُ جُعِلْتُ فِدَاكَ يَا ابْنَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ إِنِّي أَخَافُ عَلَيْكَ أَنْ تَكُونَ مِنَ الْهَالِكِينَ قَالَ إِنَّما أَشْكُوا بَثِّي وَ حُزْنِي إِلَى اللّهِ وَ أَعْلَمُ مِنَ اللّهِ ما لا تَعْلَمُونَ إِنِّي لَمْ أَذْكُرْ مَصْرَعَ بَنِي فَاطِمَةَ إِلَّا خَنَقَتْنِي الْعَبْرَةُ لِذَلِكَ

1. My father narrated to me from all of my scholars, from Sa’d ibn ‘Abdillāh, from Muĥammad ibn Ĥusain ibn Abil Khaťťāb, from Abǐ Dāwūd Al-Mustariq, from some of our companions, who said: Abū ‘Abdillāh (Imam Šādiq (a.s.)) said: ‘Ali ibn Ĥusain (Imam Sajjād (a.s.)) cried over his father, Ĥusain ibn ‘Ali (a.s.), for twenty years – or forty years – and whenever food was brought to him, he would cry over Ĥusain (a.s.). One day his servant said to him, “May I sacrifice myself for you, O son of the Messenger of Allāh! I am afraid that you will die (from grief).” He (Imam Sajjād (a.s.)) replied, “I only complain of my distress and grief to Allāh, and I know from Allāh what you do not know’ (12:86). Verily whenever I remember the killing of the children of Fāťimah (s.a.), I am choked with tears over them.”