Visiting is Obligatory

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  • Imām Bāqir(a) said, "Instruct our Shīʿa to perform the ziyārah of Ḥusayn's(a) grave. It's obligatory for every believer who acknowledges Ḥusayn(a) as an Imām appointed by Allah."

  • Imām Riḍā(a) declared, "Every Shīʿa holds a binding contract with their Imām. The most fulfilling and splendid way to honour this pact is by performing the ziyārah of the Imām's grave. On the Day of Judgment, the Imāms(a) will intercede on behalf of those who longingly performed their ziyārah and believed in all that they were instructed to believe."

  • Umm Sa'īd narrates, Imām Ṣādiq(a) queried me, "O' Umm Sa'īd! Do you engage in the ziyārah of Ḥusayn's(a) grave?" To which I responded, "Yes." The Imām(a) then urged, "Pursue his ziyārah. For the ziyārah of Ḥusayn's(a) grave is obligatory for both men and women."

  • ʿAbdul Raḥmān b. Kuthayr narrates from Imām Ṣādiq(a): "Even if you undertake Ḥajj every year of your life, but fail to perform the ziyārah of Ḥusayn b. ʿAlī(a), then you have disregarded one of your obligations towards Allah and His Messenger(p). The duty to honour the rights of Ḥusayn(a) has been ordained by Allah for the believers, making this ziyārah a mandate for every Muslim."