Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Reward for Visiting Imaam Al-RiDaa (عليه السلام)

Here is a SaHeeH hadeeth that describes that great reward you will receive if you visits Imaam Al-RiDaa (عليه السلام). This chain is impeccably great, our top narrators.

(Taken from my personal copy of Al-Sadooq’s Amaalee Al-Sadooq, Majlis #15, pg. 57)

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حدثنا محمد بن الحسن ره قال حدثنا محمد بن الحسن الصفار عن أحمد بن محمد بن عيسى عن أحمد بن محمد بن أبي نصر البزنطي قال قرأت في كتاب أبي الحسن الرضا ع أبلغ شيعتي أن زيارتي تعدل عند الله عز و جل ألف حجة قال قلت لأبي جعفر ع ألف حجة قال إي و الله و ألف ألف حجة لمن زاره عارفا بحقه

Ahmad bin Muhammad bin Abee NaSr Al-BazanTee said: “I read in the letter of Abee Al-Hasan al-RiDaa (عليه السلام): “Inform my shee`ahs that visiting me to Allaah (عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ) equals one thousand hajj”. He said: I said to Abee Ja`far (the 9th Imaam) (عليه السلام) “One thousand hajj?” He (عليه السلام) said: “Yes, by Allaah, whoever visits him and recognizes his right (it equals) one million hajj”

1.   Al-Sadooq, Amaalee Al-Sadooq, Majlis # 15, pg. 63, hadeeth # 9
2.     Al-Sadooq, Uyoon Al-akhbaar, vol. 2, ch. 65, pg. 257, hadeeth # 10
3.     Ibn Quluwayh, Kaamil Al-Ziyaarah, ch. 101, pg. 306, hadeeth # 9
1.       Al-Majlisi I (Al-Majlisi's Father) said this hadeeth has SaHeeH (Authentic) sanad
      à Lawaama` SaaHibqaraanee, vol. 8, pg. 550 


  1. Salam brother,

    Please continue excellent work.

    However, I agree that this Hadith and others such as this one (Hadiths that say doing such and such is equal to a reward 100 or 1000 or 10,000 times such and such) are Sahih.
    However, I do believe that they aren't meant to be LITERAL.
    The intended meaning is that there is great reward, not exactly, mathmetically, 100 or 1000 or 10,000 times better than something else.

    Thank you.

    May Allah guide us.


  2. Wa `Alaykum Assalaam,

    The Hadeeth has never said the word "better than". So we shouldn't think of it as "better than hajj".

    Assaalamu `Alaykum

  3. WA wr wb.

    Either way, as a fallible being, we won't be able to comprehend Allah's rewards and weigh them using our limited intellect. Just do it and leave your calculator at home.

  4. What you deem to be non Ghulat (Sadooq) are Rawafidh and Ghulaat to us Al-Sunnah. No doubt these narrations are fakes, raising the status of Ziyarah to the graves of Imams equal to A MILLION of Hajj's. That is grave-business, never did the Prophet saws ordered his Ummah to do so.