Kāmil al-Ziyārāt > Indication of the Location of the Grave of the Commander of the Believers (a.s.)
Hadith #8

8 حَدَّثَنِي مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ عَلِيِّ بْنِ يَعْقُوبَ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ عَلِيِّ بْنِ فَضَّالٍ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ الْجَهْمِ بْنِ بُكَيْرٍ قَالَ ذَكَرْتُ لِأَبِي الْحَسَنِ (ع) يَحْيَى بْنَ مُوسَى وَ تَعَرُّضَهُ لِمَنْ يَأْتِي قَبْرَ أَمِيرِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ (ع) وَ أَنَّهُ كَانَ يَنْزِلُ مَوْضِعاً كَانَ يُقَالُ بِهِ الثُّوَيَّةُ يَتَنَزَّهُ إِلَيْهِ أَلَا وَ قَبْرُ أَمِيرِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ (ع) فَوْقَ ذَلِكَ قَلِيلًا وَ هُوَ الْمَوْضِعُ الَّذِي رَوَى صَفْوَانُ الْجَمَّالُ أَنَّ أَبَا عَبْدِ اللَّهِ وَصَفَهُ لَهُ قَالَ لَهُ فِيمَا ذَكَرَ إِذَا انْتَهَيْتَ إِلَى الْغَرِيِّ ظَهْرِ الْكُوفَةِ فَاجْعَلْهُ خَلْفَ ظَهْرِكَ وَ تَوَجَّهْ خَلْفَ النَّجَفِ وَ تَيَامَنْ قَلِيلًا فَإِذَا انْتَهَيْتَ إِلَى الذَّكَوَاتِ الْبِيضِ وَ الثَّنِيَّةُ أَمَامَهُ فَذَلِكَ قَبْرُ أَمِيرِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ ع وَ أَنَا أَتَيْتُهُ كَثِيراً وَ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا مَنْ لَا يَرَى ذَلِكَ وَ يَقُولُ هُوَ فِي الْمَسْجِدِ وَ بَعْضُهُمْ يَقُولُ هُوَ فِي الْقَصْرِ فَأَرُدُّ عَلَيْهِمْ أَنَّ اللَّهَ لَمْ يَكُنْ لِيَجْعَلَ قَبْرَ أَمِيرِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ (ع) فِي الْقَصْرِ فِي مَنَازِلِ الظَّالِمِينَ وَ لَمْ يَكُنْ يُدْفَنُ فِي الْمَسْجِدِ وَ هُمْ يُرِيدُونَ سَتْرَهُ فَأَيُّنَا أَصْوَبُ قَالَ أَنْتَ أَصْوَبُ مِنْهُمْ أَخَذْتَ بِقَوْلِ جَعْفَرِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ (ع) قَالَ ثُمَّ قَالَ لِي يَا أَبَا مُحَمَّدٍ مَا أَرَى أَحَداً مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا يَقُولُ بِقَوْلِكَ وَ لَا يَذْهَبُ مَذْهَبَكَ فَقُلْتُ لَهُ جُعِلْتُ فِدَاكَ أَمَّا ذَلِكَ شَيْءٌ مِنَ اللَّهِ قَالَ أَجَلْ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُوَفِّقُ مَنْ يَشَاءُ وَ يُؤْمِنُ عَلَيْهِ فَقُلْ ذَلِكَ بِتَوْفِيقِ اللَّهِ وَ احْمَدْهُ عَلَيْهِ

8. Muĥammad ibn Aĥmad ibn ‘Ali ibn Ya’qūb narrated to me from ‘Ali ibn Ĥasan ibn ‘Ali ibn Faďďāl, from his father, from Ĥasan ibn Jahm ibn Bukayr, who said: I told Abal Ĥasan (Imam Kāżim (a.s.)) about the way in which Yaĥyā ibn Mūsā bothers those who go to the Ziyārah of the Commander of the Believers (a.s.). I explained that he goes to Thawiyyah for picnics and verily the grave of the Commander of the Believers (a.s.) is a little further than Thawiyyah. I told (the Imam (a.s.)) that – based on the narration of Šafwān Al-Jammāl – this is the place that Abū ‘Abdillāh (Imam Šādiq (a.s.)) described to him (as follows): Once you arrive in the land of Gharǐ, which is behind Kūfah, turn your back to Gharǐ and move forward slightly to the right toward Najaf. When you come to the white-coloured gravel with the mountain road ahead of you, you will find the grave of the Commander of the Believers (a.s.). I told the Imam that I had gone to that place many times but that some of our companions do not believe that the Commander of the Believers (a.s.) was buried there. Some believe that he was buried in the Mosque (of Kūfah) while others believe that he was buried in the palace (of Kūfah), but I always responded to them by saying that Allāh would not allow the grave of the Commander of the Believers (a.s.) to be in a palace, for it is the abode of oppressors, nor can it be in the mosque because his children wanted to hide his grave. I asked the Imam (a.s.), “Which one of us is correct?” Imam (a.s.) replied, “You are correct because you have followed the words of Ja’far ibn Muĥammad (Imam Šādiq (a.s.)). O Abā Muĥammad! None of our companions say that which you say or believe in that which you believe.” I asked, “May I sacrifice my life for you! Is this one of the (blessings of) Allāh (on me)?” Imam (a.s.) replied, “Yes. Verily Allāh gives success to and secures (from falsehood) whomever He wills. Therefore, praise Allāh and say, ‘This is a success from Allāh.” The above Ĥadǐth had also been narrated to me through the following chain: Muĥammad ibn Ĥasan and Muĥammad ibn Aĥmad ibn Ĥusain, both from Ĥasan ibn ‘Ali ibn Mahziyār, from his father ‘Ali, from Ĥasan ibn ‘Ali ibn Faďďāl, from Ĥasan ibn Jahm ibn Bukayr, from Abil Ĥasan (a.s.).