Selections from Ziyarat of Imam Husain (as)

Hadith 1 - Imam Husain (ع) the refuge for those who visit His grave:

From a Ziyarat of Imam Husain (ع) as narrated from Imam Sadiq (ع):

يَا سَيِّدِي أَتَيْتُكَ زَائِراً مُوقَراً بِالذُّنُوبِ أَتَقَرَّبُ إِلَى رَبِّي بِوُفُودِي إِلَيْكَ وَ بُكَائِي عَلَيْكَ وَ عَوِيلِي وَ حَسْرَتِي وَ أَسَفِي وَ بُكَائِي وَ مَا أَخَافُ عَلَى نَفْسِي رَجَاءَ أَنْ تَكُونَ لِي حِجَاباً وَ سَنَداً وَ كَهْفاً وَ حِرْزاً وَ شَافِعاً وَ وِقَايَةً مِنَ النَّارِ غَداً وَ أَنَا مِنْ مَوَالِيكُمُ الَّذِينَ أُعَادِي عَدُوَّكُمْ وَ أُوَالِي وَلِيَّكُمْ عَلَى ذَلِكَ أَحْيَى وَ عَلَى ذَلِكَ أَمُوتُ وَ عَلَيْهِ أُبْعَثُ إِنْ شَاءَ اللَّهُ تَعَالَى وَ قَدْ أَشْخَصْتُ بَدَنِي وَ وَدَّعْتُ أَهْلِي وَ بَعُدَتْ شُقَّتِي وَ أُؤَمِّلُ فِي قُرْبِكُمُ النَّجَاةَ وَ أَرْجُو فِي أَيَّامِكُمُ الْكَرَّةَ وَ أَطْمَعُ فِي النَّظَرِ إِلَيْكُمْ وَ إِلَى مَكَانِكُمْ غَداً فِي جَنَّاتِ رَبِّي مَعَ آبَائِكُمُ الْمَاضِينَ

"O my master, I have come to your Ziyarat carrying my sins, I seek closeness to my Lord by coming to You and by my crying, my lamenting, my sorrow, my grief, and my weeping over You. And (have come to You) carrying that about which I am afraid for myself, hoping that You will be for me a barrier, a support, a cave, a refuge, an intercessor (Shafi) and protection from the fire tomorrow."

"I am one of your followers who has enmity with your enemies and loves your friends. And I shall live, die, and be resurrected upon this belief In-sha-Allah. Indeed, I have carried my body, and I have bid farewell to my family and have traveled a long distance, I hope for salvation by being near to You. I hope to return in your time and I hope to look at you and your positions in heaven of my Lord tomorrow along with your forefathers."

[Source: Kamil al-Ziyarat, Pg. 418]


Hadith 2 - Cursing Abu Bakr and Umar during Ziyarah:

Imam Sadiq (as) said,

"Recite the following when you come to the grave of al-Husain bin Ali (ع), and you may also recite the same besides the graves of all Imams (ع)"

ثمّ تقول : اللّهُمَّ الْعَنِ اللَّذَيْنِ بَدَّلا نِعْمَتَكَ ، وَخَالَفا كِتابَكَ ، وَجَحَدا آياتِكَ ، وَاتَّهَما رَسُولَكَ ، احْشُ قُبُورَهُما وَأجْوافَهُما ناراً وَأَعَدَّ لَهُما عَذاباً أليماً ، وَاحْشُرْهُما وَأشْياعَهُما وأتْباعَهُما إلى جَهَنَّمِ زُرْقاً ، وَاحْشُرْهُما وَأشْياعَهُما وأتْباعَهُما يَومَ الْقيامَةِ عَلى وُجُوهِهِم عُمْياً وَبُكْماً وَصُمّاً ، مَأواهُمْ جَهَنَّمُ كُلَّما خَبَتْ زِدْناهُمْ سَعِيراً ، اللّهُمَّ لا تَجْعَلْهُ آخِرَ الْعَهْدِ مِنْ زِيارَةِ قَبرْ ابْنِ نَبيِّكَ ، وَابْعَثْهُ مَقاماً مَحْمُوداً تَنْتَصِرُ بِهِ لِدينِكَ وَتَقْتُلُ بِهِ عَدُوَّكَ ، فَإنَّكَ وَعَدْتَهُ ذلِكَ وَأنْتَ الرَّبُّ الَّذِي لا تُخلِفُ الميعادَ

(Only the required portion is quoted here)

"O Allah, curse the two (Abu Bakr and Umar) who changed Your blessings, disobeyed Your Book, denied Your signs, and accused Your Messenger. Stuff their graves and stomachs with fire and prepare a painful chastisement for them. O' Allah, raise the two of them and their associates & their followers blind in Hell. And on Judgment Day raise the two of them and their associates & their followers on their faces, blind and dumb and deaf; their abode is hell; whenever it becomes diminished We will increase to their burning. O Allah, do not make this the last time I come to the Ziyarat of the grave of the son of Your Prophet. Raise him in the praised status where You support Your religion with him and kill Your enemies through him. Indeed You promised this to him and You are the Lord who does not fail His promise."

[Source: Kamil al-Ziyarat, Pg. 332]


From the Ziyarat of Imam Husain (ع) as taught by Imam Sadiq (ع):

"O Allah, curse al-Jibt and al-Taghoot (referring to Abu Bakr & Umar) and curse their adherents (shia) and their followers"

اللهم العن الجبت والطاغوت والعن أشياعهم وأتباعهم

[Source: Kamil al-Ziyarat, Pg. 359]


Hadith 3 - Crying over Imam Husain (ع):

Narrated from Imam Sadiq (ع), part of a lengthy hadith on the method of Ziyarat of Imam Husain (ع):

بأبي أنت وأمي يا أبا عبد الله، إليك كانت رحلتي مع بعد شقتي، ولك فاضت عبرتي، وعليك كان أسفي ونحيبي وصراخي، وزفرتي وشهقي ، واليك كان مجيئي، وبك أستتر من عظيم جرمي، أتيتك زائرا وافدا قد أوقرت ظهري بأبي أنت وأمي يا سيدي، بكيتك يا خيرة الله وابن خيرته، وحق لي أن أبكيك، وقد بكتك السماوات والأرضون والجبال والبحار، فما عذري ان لم أبكك، وقد بكاك حبيب ربي، وبكتك الأئمة صلوات الله عليهم، وبكاك من دون سدرة المنتهى إلى الثرى جزعا عليك

"May my parents be sacrificed on you, O Abu Abdullah ع. I have traveled to you although my home is far, I have shed tears on you, and my sorrow, my lamentation, my wailing, my sighing, and my weeping was over you. I came to you and am hiding my great sins through you. I have come to you as a visitor and a guest whose back has become heavy due to sins. May my parents be sacrificed on you, O my master. I have cried over you, O best of Allah’s creation and the son of the best of Allah’s creation and I should be crying over you since the heavens, the earths, the mountains, and the seas have cried over you. Therefore, what can be my excuse for not crying over you while the beloved of my Lord and the Imams have cried over you and everyone below Sidratul Muntaha to the earth has cried impatiently over you."

[Source: Kamil al-Ziyarat, Pg. 409]


Hadith 4 - Jihad only with Imam:

From the Ziyarat of Imam Husain (ع) as taught by Imam Sadiq (ع):

أشهد أن الجهاد معك جهاد، وأن الحق معك وإليك، وأنت أهله ومعدنه، وميراث النبوة عندك وعند أهل بيتك عليهم السلام، أشهد أنك صديق عند الله، وحجته على خلقه، وأشهد أن دعوتك حق، وكل داع منصوب غيرك فهو باطل مدحوض، وأشهد أن الله هو الحق المبين

"I bear witness that Jihad along with You is (truly) Jihad, and that Truth is with You and to you, that You are the people of truth and its source; and that the inheritance of Prophethood is with You and Your family. I bear witness that You are truthful near Allah and You are His Proof on His creation. I bear witness that Your call is truth, and every other caller other than You is false (Batil) & invalid. And I bear witness that Allah is the manifest truth."

[Source: Kamil al-Ziyarat, Pg. 372]


Hadith 5 - The Slaves (Abd) of Imam Husain (as):

From the Ziyarat of Imam Husain (ع) as taught by Imam Sadiq (ع),

We say the following addressing Imam Husain (ع):

"Salutations upon You O Aba Abdillah, Salutations upon You O Son of Prophet of Allah, Your servant (Abd), the son of Your servant, and the son of Your maid servant"

السلام عليك يا أبا عبد الله!، السلام عليك يا ابن رسول الله! عبدك وابن عبدك وابن أمتك

[Source: Misbah al Mutahajjid, Shaikh Toosi, Pg. 720]


Hadith 6 -

From a Ziyarat of Imam Husain (عليه السلام) as taught by Imam Sadiq (عليه السلام):

إِرَادَةُ الرَّبِّ فِي مَقَادِيرِ أُمُورِهِ تَهْبِطُ إِلَيْكُمْ وَ تَصْدُرُ مِنْ بُيُوتِكُمْ وَ الصَّادِقُ عَمَّا فُصِّلَ مِنْ أَحْكَامِ الْعِبَادِ

"The will of Allah regarding His destined (Qadr) affairs descends to You and are issued from Your houses, and the same is true for all that is classified as being from rulings for servants of Allah."

[Source: Kamil al-Ziyarat, Ch. 79, Hadith. 2]