Category: Snippets

  • 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 […]

  • Visiting Imam Husain (a.s.) – A Believer’s Duty

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Ibn Qulawayh narrates from his father and Muhammad Ibn Hasan from Hasan Ibn Mitteel and Muhammad Ibn Hasan said that Muhammad Ibn Hasan al-Saffaar narrated to me, all of them have narrated from Ahmad Ibn Abi Abdillah al-Barqi from Hasan Ibn Ali Ibn Fadhdhaal from Abu Ayyub Ibrahim Ibn Uthman al-Khazzaaz from Muhammad Ibn Muslim […]

  • Superiority of the land of Karbala

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Ibn Qulawayh narrates from Muhammad Ibn Ja’far al-Qurashi al-Razzaaz from Muhammad Ibn Husain Ibn Abi al-Khattaab from Abu Saeed from some of his people from Abu al-Jaarood that Imam Ali Ibn al-Husain viz. Zain al-Aabideen (a.s.) who said: Allah made the land of Karbala a sanctuary, a place of amnesty, and a blessed land, 24000 […]

  • The Prophecy of Lady Zainab (s.a.)

    Reading Time: 2 minutes 11th Muharram, 61 A.H. Umar Ibn Sa’d took the family of Imam Husain (a.s.) as captives and ordered them to be taken to Ibn Ziyaad in Kufa. Imam Zain al-Aabideen (a.s.) and the women-folk were mounted upon camels without saddles and they prepared to head towards Kufa. May Allah not make any son see what […]

  • Importance of Weeping for Imam Husain (a.s.)

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Imam Reza (a.s.) informed Rayyan Ibn Shabeeb: یَا ابْنَ شَبِیبٍ إِنْ کُنْتَ بَاکِیاً لِشَیْ ءٍ O son of Shabeeb! If you wish to weep over something فَابْکِ لِلْحُسَیْنِ بْنِ عَلِیِّ بْنِ أَبِی طَالِبٍ علیه السلام Then weep for Husain Ibn Ali Ibn Abi Talib (a.s.) فَإِنَّهُ ذُبِحَ کَمَا یُذْبَحُ الْکَبْشُ For indeed he was slaughtered […]

  • Punishment for Being Involved in Worldly Affairs on the Day of Aashura

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Imam Reza (a.s.) warned: “Whoever forsakes seeking his needs on the day of Aashura, Allah shall fulfill his desires in the world and the hereafter. The one for whom Aashura is a day of calamity, grief, and mourning, Allah Mighty and Majestic be He, shall make the day of Qiyaamah a day of joy and […]