Category: Snippets

  • Whoever cannot go for Ziyaarat

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Often it so happens that a person is capable, has all the means and resources to perform Ziyaarat, and more importantly has also made an intention to visit the Chief of Martyrs (viz. Imam Husain (a.s.)) but, is unable to visit due to various reasons like being occupied with work, illness or any other reason. […]

  • Performing Ziyaarat in a state of fear

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Ibn Qulawayh quotes that my father (may Allah have mercy on him) narrated to me from Sa’d Ibn Abdillah from Moosa Ibn Umar from Hassaan al-Basri from Muawiyah Ibn Wahab who narrates that Imam Ja’far e Sadiq (a.s.) instructed me, “Do not forsake the visitation (Ziyaarat) of Imam Husain (a.s.) due to fear. The one […]

  • Reward of Spending for Ziyaarat

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Ibn Qulawayh narrates that Muhammad Ibn Abdillah Ibn Ja’far al-Himyari narrated to me from his father from Ali Ibn Muhammad Ibn Saalim from Muhammad Ibn Khaalid from Abdullah Ibn Hammaad al-Basri from Abdullah Ibn Abd al-Rahmaan al-Asamm from Mu’aadh from Abaan Ibn Taghlib who narrates that I heard Imam Sadiq (a.s.) say, “Whoever visits the […]

  • Why walk to Karbala?

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Ibn Qulawayh quotes that my father, may Allah have mercy on him, narrated to me from Husain Ibn Hasan Ibn Abaan from Muhammad Ibn Uramah from a person who narrated to him from Ali Ibn Maimoon al-Saaegh that Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) advised him, “O Ali! Perform the Ziyaarat of Imam Husain (a.s.) and never […]

  • Criteria for acceptance of Ziyaarat

    Reading Time: 2 minutes In a lengthy tradition, the great companion Hisham Ibn Saalim (r.a.) narrates that a person came in the presence of Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) and inquired, “O son of Allah’s Messenger (s.a.w.a.)! Should we perform the Ziyaarat of your (noble) father (viz. Imam Husain (a.s.))?” Imam (a.s.) replied, “Yes. Recite prayers over there but do […]

  • What does Ziyaarat with Ma’refah mean?

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Ibn Qulawayh (a.r.) in his famous book Kaamil al-Ziyaaraat, has narrated 11 specific traditions through a different chain of narrators on the authority of Imam Kazim (a.s.) and Imam Sadiq (a.s), whose gist is as follows: “Whoever performs the Ziyaarat of Imam Husain (a.s,) recognising his rights and accepting his mastership (Wilaayat) and his position, […]

  • Those who doubt the Reward of the Ziyaarat of Imam Husain (a.s.)

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Hasan Ibn Abdillah narrates from his father from Hasan Ibn Mehboob from Abi al-Mi’za from Dhareeh al-Muhaarebi who narrates that, “I complained to Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) that when I inform my relatives and my children about the rewards of performing the Ziyaarat of the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.), they call me a liar […]

  • Aim of performing the Ziyaarat of Imam Husain (a.s.)

    Reading Time: 2 minutes The visitors of the sanctified grave of Imam Husain (a.s.) have their own aim and purpose. Some visit for its rewards, some for getting their needs fulfilled or some to fulfil the covenant with Imam Husain and other Imams (a.s.). Although all these aims are correct in their place and Allah will reward every person […]

  • Is Ziyaarat a substitute to the Obligatory Hajj? – A Reply

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Those who object to the Ziyaarat of Imam Husain (a.s.), are often seen stating that the Shias consider this visitation equivalent to the obligatory Hajj and by way of this Ziyaarat, they are keeping people away from the obligatory Hajj. However, we would like to clarify that this is not our belief. Instead, it is […]

  • Consequences of Forsaking the Ziyaarat of Imam Husain (a.s.)

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Visiting the grave of His Eminence Abaa Abdillah al-Husain (a.s.) is such a divine obligation that forsaking it has not just been severely reprimanded in traditions rather its dire consequences in this world and the hereafter have also been mentioned. Ibn Qulawayh narrates that Muhammad Ibn Abdillah al-Himyari narrated to me from his father from […]