Kāmil al-Ziyārāt > Indication of the Location of the Grave of the Commander of the Believers (a.s.)
Hadith #9

9 وَ حَدَّثَنِي بِهِ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ وَ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ الْحُسَيْنِ جَمِيعاً عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ عَلِيِّ بْنِ مَهْزِيَارَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَلِيٍّ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ عَلِيِّ بْنِ فَضَّالٍ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ الْجَهْمِ بْنِ بُكَيْرٍ قَالَ ذَكَرْتُ لِأَبِي الْحَسَنِ (ع) وَ ذَكَرَ الْحَدِيثَ بِطُولِهِ

9. Muĥammad ibn Ĥasan and Muĥammad ibn Aĥmad ibn Ĥusain both narrated to me from Ĥasan ibn ‘Ali ibn Mahziyār, from his father ‘Ali ibn Mahziyār, from ‘Ali ibn Aĥmad ibn Ashyam, (from someone), from Yūnus ibn Żabyān, who said: I was with Abǐ ‘Abdillāh (Imam Šādiq (a.s.)) when he was (forcefully) taken to Abǐ Ja’far (Manšūr Al-Dawānǐqi) in Ĥǐrah. One clear and moonlit night, the Imam (a.s.) looked at the sky and said, “O Yūnus! Do you see how beautiful these stars are?! Verily they are the protection of the inhabitants of the skies, and we (the Ahlul Bayt) are the protection of the inhabitants on earth.” Then he asked me to order (the servants) to saddle the donkey and the mule. Once they were ready, Imam (a.s.) asked me which (sumpter) I would prefer to ride. I thought that Imam (a.s.) would prefer to ride the mule because it was stronger than the donkey, so I chose the donkey. However, Imam (a.s.) asked me to allow him to ride the donkey to which I agreed. Once we were outside Ĥǐrah, Imam (a.s.) asked me to move ahead and I did. He kept instructing me to turn right and left until we came to some red-coloured gravel. Imam (a.s.) said, “This is the place.” Then the Imam (a.s.) moved slightly to the right. There was a well and some water there with which Imam performed Wuďū. Then he moved toward a mound and prayed next to it. Then he leaned over it and cried. Thereafter, he moved to a smaller mound which was next to the (first) mound. He repeated what he had done next to the first mound. Then he said to me, “O Yūnus! Do as I did.” I followed the order of the Imam (a.s.). Thereafter, Imam (a.s.) asked me, “O Yūnus! Do you know where we are?” “No,” I replied. Imam (a.s.) said: The first place was the grave of the Commander of the Believers (a.s.) and the second place was where the head of Ĥusain ibn ‘Ali ibn Abǐ Ťālib (a.s.) was buried. After the cursed ‘Ubaydullāh ibn Ziyād – may Allāh’s curse be upon him – sent the head of Ĥusain (a.s.) to Shām, it was sent back to Kūfah. But ‘Ubaydullāh said, “Take the head out of Kūfah so that it does not cause disorder among its people.” However, Allāh placed the head next to the Commander of the Believers (a.s.) (and thereafter, it was joined with the body of Ĥusain (a.s.)). Therefore, the head is with the body now and the body is with the head.