Ziyarah al-Jamia al-Kabeera

Ziyarah al-Jamia Al-Kabeera - This Ziyarah can be recited for all the Imam's (as)

~ Background ~

حَدَّثَنا عَلِيٍّ بن أَحمَد بن مُحَمَّد بن عمران الدَّقاق‏ رَضِىَ اللهُ عَنْهُ و مُحَمَّد بن أَحمَد السناني و عَلِيٍّ بن عَبدُ اللَّه الوَرَّاقِ و الحُسَين بن إِبراهِيم بن أَحمَد بن هِشام المكتب قالوا حَدَّثَنا مُحَمَّد بن أبي عَبدُ اللَّه الكوفي وأَبُو الحُسَين الأسدي قالوا حَدَّثَنا مُحَمَّد بن إسماعيل المكي البرمكي قالَ حَدَّثَنا مُوسَى بن عمران النخعي قالَ قُلْتُ لِعَلِيِّ بْنِ مُحَمَّد بْنِ عَلِيِّ بْنِ مُوسَى بْنِ جَعْفَرِ بْنِ مُحَمَّد بْنِ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحُسَيْنِ بْنِ عَلِيِّ بْنِ أَبِي طَالِبٍ صَلَوَاتُ اللَّهِ وَسَلامُهُ عَلَيْهِمْ: عَلِّمْنِي يَا بْنَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ قَوْلاً أَقُولُهُ بَلِيغاً كَامِلاً إِذَا زُرْتُ وَاحِداً مِنْكُمْ. فَقَالَ: إِذَا صِرْتَ إِلَى الْبَابِ فَقِفْ وَاشْهَدِ الشَّهَادَتَيْنِ وَأَنْتَ عَلَى غُسْلٍ، فَإِذَا دَخَلْتَ وَرَأَيْتَ الْقَبْرَ فَقِفْ وَقُلِ: (اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ) ثَلاثِينَ مَرَّةً. ثُمَّ امْشِ قَلِيلاً وَعَلَيْكَ السَّكِينَةُ وَالْوَقَارُ وَقَارِبْ بَيْنَ خُطَاكَ، ثُمَّ قِفْ وَكَبِّرِ اللَّهَ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ ثَلاثِينَ مَرَّةً، ثُمَّ ادْنُ مِنَ الْقَبْرِ وَكَبِّرِ اللَّهَ أَرْبَعِينَ مَرَّةً تَمَامَ مِائَةِ تَكْبِيرَةٍ، ثُمَّ قُلِ

Ali ibn Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Imran al-Daqqaq, Muhammad ibn Ahmad Al-Sinani, Ali ibn Abdullah al-Warraq and Al-Hussein ibn Ibrahim ibn Ahmad ibn Hisham al-Mokattib (may God be pleased with them ) narrated that Muhammad ibn Abi Abdullah al-Kufi and Abul Hussein al-Asadi quoted from Muhammad ibn Ismael al-Makki al-Barmaki, from Musa ibn Imran an-Nakhaee that he had told Ali ibn Muhammad ibn Ali ibn Musa ibn Jafar ibn Muhammad ibn Ali ibn Al-Hussein ibn Ali ibn Abi Talib (Imam al-Hadi) (s) :

"O Son of the Prophet of God! Please teach me words to say that are both eloquent and perfect to say whenever I visit anyone of you (the Imams)." Then the Imam (as) said,

"Stop when you arrive at the door. Express the two testimonies after you have performed the ritual bathing (Ghusl). And then when you enter and see the tomb, stop and say God is the Greatest thirty times. Then take short steps, be serene and calm, and approach the tomb. Then stop and say God is the Greatest thirty times. Then get closer to the tomb and say God is the Greatest forty times, so that you complete saying it one-hundred times. Then say .... [Ziyarat begins...]

[Source: Ziyarat-e-Jamiya, Uyoon Al-Akbar Al-Reza - Sheikh Sadooq, Chapter. 68]


~ Authenticity of Ziyarah al Jamia al Kabeera ~

Sheikh Sadooq:

وقد أخرجت في كتاب الزيارات ، وفي كتاب مقتل الحسين عليه السلام أنواعاً من الزيارات ، واخترت هذه لهذا الكتاب لأنها أصح الزيارات عندي من طريق الرواية ، وفيها بلاغ وكفاية

"And I have mentioned in this book of Ziaraat, and in book of Maqtal ul Husain (asws) different Ziaraats, and I took in this book The most Authentic Ziarah in my view in terms of path/chain of narrators. And in it are messages and adequacy."

[Source: Man la Yahdaral Faqih, Vol. 2, Pg. 598]


~ Notable points about the Status of the Imam's (as) from Ziyarah al Jamia al Kabeera ~

For the Imam's (as) that have passed away, we have the following words in the Ziyarat which prove that the status/position/authority/Wilayat of the Imam's (as) remains the same even after their death.

أَشْهَدُ أَنَّ هَذَا سَابِقٌ لَكُمْ فِيمَا مَضَى وَجَارٍ لَكُمْ فِيمَا بَقِيَ

"I testify that was was said earlier is for you in the past and will continue to be for your in the future."


1) AhlulBait (as) are Created as light (noor):

خَلَقَكُمُ اللَّهُ أَنْوَاراً فَجَعَلَكُمْ بِعَرْشِهِ مُحْدِقِينَ

"Allah (swt) created You all as Light (Noor) and then placed You surrounding his Arsh"

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2) AhlulBait (as) the reason/source for blessings:

وَبِكُمْ يُنَزِّلُ الْغَيْثَ وَبِكُمْ يُمْسِكُ السَّمَاءَ أَنْ تَقَعَ عَلَى الْأَرْضِ إِلاَّ بِإِذْنِهِ ‏وَبِكُمْ يُنَفِّسُ الْهَمَّ وَيَكْشِفُ الضُّرَّ

"And because of You He sends down abundant rain. And because of You the sky is held from falling on the earth, except with His permission. And because of You He drives away sufferings and removes harm."


3) Muqassir will Perish:

وَٱلْمُقَصِّرُ فِي حَقِّكُمْ زَاهِقٌ

"And the one who falls short regarding your rights is perished."


4) Loving AhlulBait (as) is Loving Allah (swt):

من وَالاكُمْ فَقَدْ وَالَى اللَّهَ وَمَنْ عَادَاكُمْ فَقَدْ عَادَى اللَّهَ وَمَنْ أَحَبَّكُمْ فَقَدْ أَحَبَّ اللَّهَ وَمَنْ أَبْغَضَكُمْ فَقَدْ أَبْغَضَ اللَّهَ

"Whoever is your friend is indeed Allah's (swt) friend. Whoever is your enemy is indeed Allah's (swt) enemy. Whoever loves you indeed loves Allah (swt). And whoever hates you indeed hates Allah (swt)."


5) Seeking Protecting with the Imams and their graves and seeking our needs:

مُسْتَجِيرٌ بِكُمْ ‏زَائِرٌ لَكُمْ لاَئِذٌ عَائِذٌ بِقُبُورِكُمْ مُسْتَشْفِعٌ إِلَى اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ بِكُمْ وَمُتَقَرِّبٌ بِكُمْ إِلَيْهِ ‏وَمُقَدِّمُكُمْ أَمَامَ طَلِبَتِي وَحَوَائِجِي وَإِرَادَتِي

"I seek protection in you, I make visits to you, I resort to and seek protection in your graves, I seek your intercession for me with Allah the Almighty and All-majestic, I seek nearness to Him in your names, I put you forward as my means for seeking fulfillment of my desires, needs, and wishes."

يَا وَلِيَّ اللَّهِ إِنَّ بَيْنِي وَبَيْنَ اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ ذُنُوباً لاَ يَأْتِي عَلَيْهَا إِلاَّ رِضَاكُمْ ‏فَبِحَقِّ مَنِ ائْتَمَنَكُمْ عَلَى سِرِّهِ وَاسْتَرْعَاكُمْ أَمْرَ خَلْقِهِ وَقَرَنَ طَاعَتَكُمْ بِطَاعَتِهِ ‏لَمَّا اسْتَوْهَبْتُمْ ذُنُوبِي وَكُنْتُمْ شُفَعَائِي

"Ya Wali Allah! Indeed there are sins between God - the mighty and tremendous - and me, that cannot be removed except by your pleasure; so by the one who has trusted you with His secret, and has assigned you to supervise the affairs of His creations, and attached the obedience to Him with the obedience to you, seek the pardon of my sins, and you are my intercessors."

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6) Imam's (as) act as per the commands of Allah (swt):

وَعِبادِهِ الْمُكْرَمِينَ الَّذِينَ لاَ يَسْبِقُونَهُ بِالْقَوْلِ وَهُمْ بأَمْرِهِ يَعْمَلُونَ

"The honored slaves of Allah (swt) who do not go ahead of Him in speech and They act as per His commands"