For Every Dirham Spent

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  • Imām Ṣādiq(a) shares: "Those who engage in the ziyārah of Ḥusayn's grave have aligned themselves with The Messenger of Allah(p) and us. Defaming them and hellfire touching their flesh are both forbidden. Every dirham they spent during ziyārah will be rewarded by Allah with ten thousand cities. This will be logged for them in the guarded tablet. Allah will attend to all their needs, and everything they've left behind will be safeguarded. Their petitions to Allah will be granted without fail, either immediately or at a future time."

  • Al-Ḥalabi narrates his exchange with Imām Ṣādiq(a): "I posed to you, may I be your sacrifice, what do you say about someone capable of performing ziyārah but chooses not to?" Imām(a) retorted, "I contend that he has dismissed The Messenger of Allah(p) and us. He has underestimated a duty that was incumbent upon him. Allah will manage the needs of those who partake in Ḥusayn's ziyārah and will oversee every significant concern in their lives. The ziyārah of Ḥusayn(a) amplifies the sustenance of Allah's servants, and they will be compensated for the money they spent in ziyārah. Fifty years' worth of sins will be pardoned for them, and they will return to their kin with every sin erased from their record of deeds. Should they pass away during their ziyārah, angels will descend to carry out their wash. Heaven's gates will open for them, and its fragrance will envelop them until the Day of Resurrection. If they don't die in ziyārah, the door from which sustenance descends will open for them, and every dirham spent during the ziyārah will be repaid with ten thousand dirhams, kept safe as their reward. Upon resurrection, they will be informed, 'You have ten thousand dirhams for every dirham you spent as Allah has deferred your reward, safeguarding it with Himself.'"

  • Hishām b. Sālim narrates his conversation with Imām Ṣādiq(a): A man approached the Imām and queried, "O' son of Rasūl Allah! Is one to perform the ziyārah of your father?" Imām(a) affirmed, "Indeed. And they should offer prayers beside his grave, although not in front of it. Instead, one should stand behind it while praying." When the man asked about the reward for those who perform the ziyārah, Imām(a) declared, "Heaven, if they believe in his Imāmate." On being asked about the consequence for those who deliberately neglect the ziyārah, Imām(a) responded, "They will lament on the Day of Judgement." When asked about those who stay for several days at his grave, Imām(a) revealed, "Each day will be equivalent to a thousand months of worship." When asked about those who expend money while journeying to ziyārah and donate charity near his grave, Imām(a) said, "Every dirham is equivalent to a thousand dirhams."

  • Ibn Sinān narrates his exchange with Imām Ṣādiq(a): "May I be your sacrifice! Your father stated that those who spend money for Ḥajj will receive a thousand dirhams for every dirham spent. So, what is the reward for those who spend money to travel to your father, Ḥusayn(a)?" Imām(a) responded, "O' son of Sinān! They will be rewarded with a thousand plus a thousand plus... dirhams for every dirham spent (He repeated this ten times). Their status will be elevated equivalently. They will reap a greater bounty from Allah's pleasure and the prayers of Muḥammad(p), Amīr al-Muʼminīn(a), and the Imāms(a)."

  • Ṣafwān Jamāl narrates his discussion with Imām Ṣādiq(a): "What is the reward for those who perform prayers beside him (i.e. Imām Ḥusayn(a))?" Imām(a) retorted, "Those who perform two units of prayer next to him won't ask Allah for anything without it being granted." Upon inquiring, "What about those who perform ghusl with the Euphrates' water and then approach him?" Imām(a) proclaimed, "If they cleanse themselves with the Euphrates' water intending to go to him, their sins will be shed, and they will become as sinless as the day they were born." Finally, when asked, "What about those who make arrangements for others to go but cannot themselves due to illness?" Imām(a) responded, "Allah will compensate them for every dirham they spent with rewards as enormous as the mountain of ʾUḥud and will provide them with plentiful sustenance. The calamities destined for them will be averted, and their wealth will be secured."