Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Reward for Visiting the Grave of Imam Hussain and Crying For Him

Here is a blog post by Zeshan Zaveri (zzaveri from shiachat)

أبي ره قال حدثني سعد بن عبد الله عن يعقوب بن يزيد عن محمد بن أبي عمير عن معاوية بن وهب قال دخلت على أبي عبد الله ع و هو في مصلاه فجلست حتى قضى صلاته فسمعته و هو يناجي ربه فيقول يا من خصنا بالكرامة و وعدنا الشفاعة و حملنا الرسالة و جعلنا ورثة الأنبياء و ختم بنا الأمم السالفة و خصنا بالوصية و أعطانا علم ما مضى و علم ما بقي و جعل أفئدة من الناس تهوي إلينا اغفر لي و لإخواني و زوار قبر أبي عبد الله الحسين بن علي ع الذين أنفقوا أموالهم و أشخصوا أبدانهم رغبة في برنا و رجاء لما عندك في صلتنا و سرورا أدخلوه على نبيك محمد ص و إجابة منهم لأمرنا و غيظا أدخلوه على عدونا أرادوا بذلك رضوانك فكافهم عنا بالرضوان و اكلأهم بالليل و النهار و اخلف على أهاليهم و أولادهم الذين خلفوا بأحسن الخلف و أصحبهم و اكفهم شر كل جبار عنيد و كل ضعيف من خلقك و شديد و شر شياطين الإنس و الجن و أعطهم أفضل ما أملوا منك في غربتهم عن أوطانهم و ما آثروا على أبنائهم و أبدانهم و أهاليهم و قراباتهم اللهم إن أعداءنا أعابوا عليهم خروجهم فلم ينههم ذلك عن النهوض و الشخوص إلينا خلافا عليهم فارحم تلك الوجوه التي غيرتها الشمس و ارحم تلك الخدود التي تقلبت على قبر أبي عبد الله الحسين ع و ارحم تلك العيون التي جرت دموعها رحمة لنا و ارحم تلك القلوب التي جزعت و احترقت لنا و ارحم تلك الصرخة التي كانت لنا اللهم إني أستودعك تلك الأنفس و تلك الأبدان حتى ترويهم من الحوض يوم العطش فما زال ص يدعو بهذا الدعاء و هو ساجد فلما انصرف قلت له جعلت فداك لو أن هذا الذي سمعته منك كان لمن لا يعرف الله لظننت أن النار لا تطعم منه شيئا أبدا و الله لقد تمنيت إن كنت زرته و لم أحج فقال لي ما أقربك منه فما الذي يمنعك عن زيارته يا معاوية و لم تدع الحج ذلك قلت جعلت فداك فلم أدر أن الأمر يبلغ هذا فقال يا معاوية و من يدعو لزواره في السماء أكثر ممن يدعو لهم في الأرض لا تدعه لخوف من أحد فمن تركه لخوف رأى من الحسرة ما يتمنى أن قبره كان بيده أ ما تحب أن يرى الله شخصك و سوادك ممن يدعو له رسول الله ص أ ما تحب أن تكون غدا ممن تصافحه الملائكة أ ما تحب أن تكون غدا فيمن رأى و ليس عليه ذنب فتتبع أ ما تحب أن تكون غدا فيمن يصافح رسول الله ص

Translation:  Muawiyah ibn Wahab said:  “I enter upon Abi Abdullah (Imam Jafar as-Sadiq) (as) and he was sitting on his place of prayer.  I waited until he finished his prayers and then I heard him recite to his Lord and he said.”

Oh whom has favored us with Honour, and promised us intercession (al-Shafaa’ah), and made us carry the message (risalat), and made us the inheritor of the Prophets, and made us a seal of the previous nations, and has favored us with successorship (al-Wasiyah), and gave us knowledge of what has passed (past), and knowledge of what is left (future), and make the hearts of the people yearn for us.

Forgive me and my brothers and the visitors to the grave Abi Abdullah al-Husayn bin ‘Ali (as), and who spends out of their wealth.  Those who ready their bodies in doing good to us and because of their hope in what is with you of compensation for keeping good relations with us and because of the happiness they bring to your Prophet Muhammad (SAWAS), because of obeying our commands and because of the anger they bring upon our enemies, so compensate then on our behalf by being happy with them, and support them in the night and day, and backing their families and children whom they have left behind, with the best backing.  Accompany them and protect them against the evil of every hostile tyrant, weak ones of your creation or strong ones, and against the evil of the devils of human and jinn.  Grant them the best, which they are to receive from You in their condition of being in strange places away from their homelands the preference they give us over their own children, families and relatives.

Oh Allah, our enemies mock at them for their visiting us, but that did not stop them from coming to us and they went against those who are against us.  So have mercy on those faces which have been changed by the sun.  And have mercy upon those cheeks which have rolled over the grave of Abi ‘Abdullah al-Husayn (as), have mercy on those eyes which have shed tears in compassion for us, have mercy on those hearts which have become anxious (restless) and anguished (burn) for us, and have mercy on those who’s wailing (heavy crying) is done for us.

Oh Allah, I entrust those soul and bodies with you until the time we meet, and compensate them at the pond (kawthar) on the day of thirst. 

He (the Imam) continued this supplication in prostration. 

When he finished, I said, “May I sacrifice myself for you! I think that if this supplication applies to even the people who do not know Allah, the will not taste hellfire.  By Allah, I wish I had gone to his ziyarah instead of going to Hajj.”

Imam said, “You are so close to him.  What prevents you from going to his Ziyaarah? Oh Mu’aawiyah, Why do you neglect it?”

I replied, “May I sacrifice myself for you! I did not think that it was this important.”

Imam said, “Oh Mu’aawiyah! The number of those in the heavens who supplicate for the visitors (of Imam Hussain (as) grave) is greater than those who supplicate for them (the visitors) on Earth.”

Source:  Shaykh Sadooq, Thawaab al-‘Amaal, pg. 94-96
Hadith Grading:  SaHeeH (Authentic)

Other Sources: 
  1. Shaykh Kulayni, Al-Kafi, Volume 4, pg. 582-583 Hadith # 11
  2. Shaykh Hurr al-‘Amili, Wasaail ush-Shi’a, Volume 14, pg. 411-413 Hadith # 19482
  3. Muhadith al-Noori, Mustadrak al-Wasaail, Volume 10, pg. 230-232 Hadith # 11914
  4. Allamah Majlisi, Bihaar ul-Anwaar, Volume 98, pg. 8-9 Hadith # 30
  5. Allamah Majlisi, Bihaar ul-Anwaar, Volume 98, pg. 51-53 Hadith # 1
  6. Kaamil Ziyaaraat, pg. 116-117 Hadith # 2


  1. Salamu Alaikom

    Excellent Post.
    Thank You brothers.

  2. Excellent post.

    Brother Nader can you verify the sanad of this dua http://www.duas.org/Moharram/gift_from_imam_husain.htm


  3. @ Anonymous:

    Assalaamu `Alaykum,

    That specific du`aa' does not a chain of narrators.