Kāmil al-Ziyārāt > The Reward for Performing Ghusl with the Water of the Euphrates (River) Before the Ziyārah of Ĥusain (a.s.)
Hadith #1

1 حَدَّثَنِي أَبِي وَ جَمَاعَةُ مَشَايِخِي عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ يَحْيَى الْعَطَّارِ عَنْ حَمْدَانَ بْنِ سُلَيْمَانَ النَّيْسَابُورِيِّ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ الْيَمَانِيِّ عَنْ مَنِيعِ بْنِ الْحَجَّاجِ عَنْ يُونُسَ عَنْ صَفْوَانَ الْجَمَّالِ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ (ع) قَالَ مَنِ اغْتَسَلَ بِمَاءِ الْفُرَاتِ وَ زَارَ قَبْرَ الْحُسَيْنِ (ع) كَانَ كَيَوْمَ وَلَدَتْهُ أُمُّهُ صِفْراً مِنَ الذُّنُوبِ وَ لَوِ اقْتَرَفَهَا كَبَائِرَ وَ كَانُوا يُحِبُّونَ الرَّجُلَ إِذَا زَارَ [يُحِبُّونَ إِذَا زَارَ الرَّجُلُ] قَبْرَ الْحُسَيْنِ (ع) اغْتَسَلَ وَ إِذَا وَدَّعَ لَمْ يَغْتَسِلْ وَ مَسَحَ يَدَهُ عَلَى وَجْهِهِ إِذَا وَدَّعَ

1. My father and all of my scholars 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 Šafwān Al-Jammāl, who said: Abū ‘Abdillāh (Imam Šādiq (a.s.)) said: Those who perform Ghusl with the water of the Euphrates (River) and then go to the Ziyārah of the grave of Ĥusain (a.s.) become sinless like the day their mothers gave birth to them, even if they had committed major sins. It is recommended that one performs Ghusl before going to the Ziyārah of the grave of Ĥusain (a.s.) and not when bidding farewell (to him), but rather wipe one’s hands over the face when bidding farewell.