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

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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 like a lamb is slaughtered

وَ قُتِلَ مَعَهُ مِنْ أَهْلِ بَیْتِهِ ثَمَانِیَةَ عَشَرَ رَجُلًا مَا لَهُمْ فِی الْأَرْضِ شَبِیهُونَ

And 18 men from his family were martyred along with him, the likes of whom this earth has not seen

وَ لَقَدْ بَکَتِ السَّمَاوَاتُ السَّبْعُ وَ الْأَرَضُونَ لِقَتْلِهِ

And indeed the seven heavens and the earths wept over his martyrdom

وَ لَقَدْ نَزَلَ إِلَی الْأَرْضِ مِنَ الْمَلَائِکَةِ أَرْبَعَةُ آلَافٍ لِنَصْرِهِ

And indeed, 40000 angels had descended on the earth for his help

فَوَجَدُوهُ قَدْ قُتِلَ

But they found him (already) martyred

فَهُمْ عِنْدَ قَبْرِهِ شَعْثٌ غُبْرٌ إِلَی أَنْ یَقُومَ الْقَائِمُ فَیَکُونُونَ مِنْ أَنْصَارِهِ

And since then they are at his grave, with their hair disheveled, filled with dust until the rise of the Qaem viz. Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.) and will be among his helpers

وَ شِعَارُهُمْ یَا لَثَارَاتِ الْحُسَیْنِ

And their slogan is “Revenge for the blood of Husain (a.s.)”

یَا ابْنَ شَبِیبٍ إِنْ بَکَیْتَ عَلَی الْحُسَیْنِ حَتَّی تَصِیرَ دُمُوعُکَ عَلَی خَدَّیْکَ

O son of Shabeeb! If you weep for Husain (a.s.) such that your tears roll over your cheeks

غَفَرَ اللَّهُ لَکَ کُلَّ ذَنْبٍ أَذْنَبْتَهُ

Allah shall forgive all sins which you would have committed

صَغِیراً کَانَ أَوْ کَبِیراً قَلِیلًا کَانَ أَوْ کَثِیراً

Whether they (the sins) are small or big, few or many

یَا ابْنَ شَبِیبٍ إِنْ سَرَّکَ أَنْ تَلْقَی اللَّهَ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ وَ لَا ذَنْبَ عَلَیْکَ

O son of Shabeeb! If you wish to meet Allah, Mighty and Majestic be He, such that there is no sin upon you

فَزُرِ الْحُسَیْنَ علیه السلام

Then visit (perform Ziyaarah) of Husain (a.s.)

یَا ابْنَ شَبِیبٍ إِنْ سَرَّکَ أَنْ تَسْکُنَ الْغُرَفَ الْمَبْنِیَّةَ فِی الْجَنَّةِ مَعَ النَّبِیِّ صلی الله علیه و آله

O son of Shabeeb! If you wish to stay in a lofty place in Paradise alongside the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.)

فَالْعَنْ قَتَلَةَ الْحُسَیْنِ

Then curse the killers of Husain (a.s.)

[Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 44, p. 286, H. 23 narrating from Al-Amaali of Shaikh Saduq (a.r.)]

May Allah hasten the reappearance of Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.) and include us among the avengers of the martyrdom of Imam Husain (a.s.). Aameen Yaa Rabb al-Aalameen!

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