Merits

Visiting Out of Love

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  • Imām Jaʿfar al-Ṣādiq(a) narrates: “On the Day of Judgment a crier will call out, “Where are the visitors of al-Ḥusayn b. ʿAlī(a)?”. A number of people so great it can only be counted by Allāh will stand. Allāh will ask them, “What made you perform the ziyārah of the grave of al-Ḥusayn(a)?” They will reply, “O Lord! Our love for Rasūl Allāh(s), our love for ʾAmīr al-Muʾminīn(a), and our love for Lady Fāṭima(a) made us go to him.” They will be told, “Here are Muḥammad(s), ʿAlī(a), Fāṭima(a), al-Ḥasan(a), and al-Ḥusayn(a). Join them, for you will be with them on their station in paradise. Now follow the flag of Rasūl Allāh(s).” Then they (i.e. visitors) will go to the flag of Rasūl Allāh(s) which is carried by ʾAmīr al-Muʾminīn(a), and there they shall remain—surrounding it on all sides, under its shade, in front of it, to the left of it, to the right and behind it—until all of them enter paradise.”

  • Abū Baṣīr narrates: I heard Imām Jaʿfar al-Ṣādiq(a) say, “Those who desire for their final destination and dwelling to be paradise should not be negligent in performing the ziyārah of the Oppressed One.” I asked, “Who is the Oppressed One?” Imām(a) replied, “Al-Ḥusayn b. ʿAlī(a), the Master of Karbalā. Those who long for him while having love for Rasūl Allāh(s), ʾAmīr al-Muʾminīn(a), and Lady Fāṭima(a), Allāh will seat them at the table spreads of paradise. They will be eating with them while others are facing the reckoning on the Day of Judgment.”

  • Imām Jaʿfar al-Ṣādiq(a) narrates: “When Allāh wills goodness for someone, He places the love of al-Ḥusayn(a) and the love of his ziyārah in his heart. When Allāh wills a punishment for someone, his heart is filled with the hatred of al-Ḥusayn(a) and the hatred of his ziyārah in the person’s heart.”