Kāmil al-Ziyārāt > Ĥā`ir: One of the Places in Which Allāh Loves to be Called Upon
Hadith #1

1 حَدَّثَنِي أَبِي وَ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ مَتِّيلٍ عَنْ سَهْلِ بْنِ زِيَادٍ عَنْ أَبِي هَاشِمٍ الْجَعْفَرِيِّ قَالَ بَعَثَ إِلَيَّ أَبُو الْحَسَنِ (ع) فِي مَرَضِهِ وَ إِلَى مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ حَمْزَةَ فَسَبَقَنِي إِلَيْهِ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ حَمْزَةَ فَأَخْبَرَنِي أَنَّهُ مَا زَالَ يَقُولُ ابْعَثُوا إِلَى الْحَائِرِ فَقُلْتُ لِمُحَمَّدٍ أَ لَا قُلْتَ أَنَا أَذْهَبُ إِلَى الْحَائِرِ ثُمَّ دَخَلْتُ عَلَيْهِ فَقُلْتُ لَهُ جُعِلْتُ فِدَاكَ- أَنَا أَذْهَبُ إِلَى الْحَائِرِ فَقَالَ انْظُرُوا فِي ذَلِكَ ثُمَّ قَالَ إِنَّ مُحَمَّداً لَيْسَ لَهُ سِرٌّ مِنْ زَيْدِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ وَ أَنَا أَكْرَهُ أَنْ يَسْمَعَ ذَلِكَ قَالَ فَذَكَرْتُ ذَلِكَ لِعَلِيِّ بْنِ بِلَالٍ فَقَالَ مَا كَانَ يَصْنَعُ بِالْحَائِرِ وَ هُوَ الْحَائِرُ فَقَدِمْتُ الْعَسْكَرَ فَدَخَلْتُ عَلَيْهِ- فَقَالَ لِي اجْلِسْ حِينَ أَرَدْتُ الْقِيَامَ فَلَمَّا رَأَيْتُهُ أَنِسَ بِي ذَكَرْتُ قَوْلَ عَلِيِّ بْنِ بِلَالٍ فَقَالَ لِي أَ لَا قُلْتَ لَهُ إِنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ (ص) كَانَ يَطُوفُ بِالْبَيْتِ وَ يُقَبِّلُ الْحَجَرَ وَ حُرْمَةُ النَّبِيِّ (ص) وَ الْمُؤْمِنِ أَعْظَمُ مِنْ حُرْمَةِ الْبَيْتِ وَ أَمَرَهُ اللَّهُ أَنْ يَقِفَ بِعَرَفَةَ إِنَّمَا هِيَ مَوَاطِنُ يُحِبُّ اللَّهُ أَنْ يُذْكَرَ فِيهَا فَأَنَا أُحِبُّ أَنْ يُدْعَى لِي حَيْثُ يُحِبُّ اللَّهُ أَنْ يُدْعَى فِيهَا وَ الْحَائِرُ [الْحَيْرُ] مِنْ تِلْكَ الْمَوَاضِعِ

1. My father and Muĥammad ibn Ĥasan both narrated to me from Ĥasan ibn Mattǐl, from Sahl ibn Ziyād, from Abǐ Hāshim Al-Ja’fari, who said: When Abul Ĥasan (Imam Hādi (a.s.)) was ill, he sent for Muĥammad ibn Ĥamzah and I. Muĥammad ibn Ĥamzah arrived there before I did and told me that the Imam (a.s.) kept saying, “Send someone (on my behalf) to the Ĥā`ir. Send someone (on my behalf) to the Ĥā`ir.” I said to Muĥammad ibn Ĥamzah, “Why did you not say that you would go to the Ĥā`ir (on his behalf)?!” Then I went to the Imam (a.s.) and said, “May I sacrifice myself for you! I will go to the Ĥā`ir.” Imam (a.s.) replied, “Plan it carefully, for Muĥammad cannot keep this matter hidden from Zayd ibn ‘Ali and I do not want him to find out about this.” I mentioned this to ‘Ali ibn Bilāl and he asked, “Why does the Imam (a.s.) want to send someone to the Ĥā`ir while he is (as sacred as) the Ĥā`ir?!” I went back to ‘Askar (Sāmarrā) and went to visit the Imam (a.s.). When I was about to leave, the Imam (a.s.) asked me to stay. Once I felt comfortable, I mentioned that which ‘Ali ibn Bilāl had said. Therefore, the Imam (a.s.) said: Why did you not reply to him by saying that the Messenger of Allāh (s.a.a.w.) used to circulate the Ka’bah and kiss the Ĥajar (Al-Aswad) even though the sanctity of the Prophet (s.a.a.w.) and even a believer is greater than the sanctity of the House (of Allāh)?! (Moreover), Allāh ordered him (the Prophet (s.a.a.w.)) to go to ‘Arafāt and stay in it (while he is more sacred than ‘Arafāt). (This is because) these are places in which Allāh loves to be called upon. And I love to have someone pray for me in a place where Allāh loves to be called upon, and the Ĥā`ir is one of these places.