Tag: Muharram

  • Jabir Ibn Abdullah Ansaari – The First Visitor of Arbaeen

    Reading Time: 4 minutes A’amash relates from Atiyyah al-Kufi, who was a slave of Jabir Ibn Abdullah Ansaari (r.a.), that he says, “I accompanied Jabir Ibn Abdullah Ansaari for the pilgrimage to the grave of Imam Husain Ibn Ali Ibn Abi Talib (a.s). When we entered Karbala, Jabir went towards the river Euphrates, performed the ritual bath (Ghusl), wrapped […]

  • Respecting the soil of Karbala – Incident of brother of Muhaddith Noori (r.a.)

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Shaikh Abbas Qummi (r.a.) in his famous and accepted book Mafaateeh al-Jinaan under the chapter on the benefits of the soil from the holy grave of Imam Husain (a.s.) records an incident that his teacher, the most reliable scholar of Islam (Thiqah al-Islam), Mohaddith Noori (r.a.) has penned in his book, Daar al-Salaam: One day […]

  • Imam Reza (a.s.) commands cursing Yazid

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Whatever the family of Imam Husain (a.s.) was subjected to in Karbala, the tortures of Kufa and Syria were much more severe. Ibn Ubdoos narrates from Ibn Qutaibah from Fazl Ibn Shazaan who said that I heard Imam Reza (a.s.) say: “When the severed head of Imam Husain (a.s.) was brought to Syria, Yazid – […]

  • How often should a person go for Ziyaarat?

    Reading Time: 2 minutes In a lengthy tradition, Ibn Qulawayh quotes that Muhammad Ibn Abdillah Ibn Ja’far al-Himyari narrated 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 Safwaan al-Jammaal who narrates that he asked Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.), “After a person returns […]

  • Sending someone for Ziyaarat – Sunnah of Imam

    Reading Time: 3 minutes The Ziyaarat of Imam Husain (a.s.) is such a great worship whose reward being mentioned in multitudes of traditions highlight the emphasis of this visitation by the Ahlul Bait (a.s.). The importance of this Ziyaarat is further highlighted by them not only encouraging their followers through their narrations but also visiting Karbala themselves. In fact […]

  • 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 […]