Ziyaarat-e-Aashoora – A Divine Salutation

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Ziyaarat–e-Aashoora and the supplication recited after it, which is famous as Dua-e-Alqamah, are reliable narrations which cannot be rejected. Their presence in ancient and authentic Shia books shows that scholars, traditionalists and theologians have been particular in narrating the same and jurists have carefully considered its chain of transmission before authenticating it.

Ziyaarat-e-Aashoora, which is widely reported in Shia books, has two primary sources:

1.         Kaamil al-Ziyaaraat of Ibne Qulwayh (r.a.) (exp. 367 A.H.)

2.         Misbaah of Shaikh Toosi (r.a.) (exp. 460 A.H.)

Although its reference has been narrated through several chains, we will focus on the chain narrated by Shaikh Toosi (a.r.) in Misbaah.

We have taken the reference of the tradition of Ziyaarat-e-Aashoora from the author of the book ‘Shifaa al-Sudoor fi Sharhe Ziyaarate Aashoor’, Al Haajj Mirza Abul Fazl Tehrani, regarding whom, the great traditionalist Shaikh Abbas-e-Qummi (r.a.), the compiler of ‘Mafaateeh al-Jinaan’, has recorded in his book ‘Al Kuniyyah wa al-Alqaab’:

“Mirza Abul Fazl, the scholar, the worthy one, the jurist, the theologian, the wise, the mathematician, knower of biographies and history, the litterateur and poet, who expired in 1314 AH in Tehran and is buried in the yard of Imam Zaadeh Hamzah (r.a.) in Shah Abdul Azeem (r.a.) in the grave of his father.”

Mirza Abul Fazl Tehrani says, ‘I limit myself to the best and most reliable chain of Ziyaarat-e-Aashoora in my view.’

Then he records –

I heard from:

1.         Shaikh Muhammad Husain b. Muhammad Haashim Kaazimi[1], who heard from

2.         Aayatullah al Uzma Murtuza b. Muhamma Amir Jaabiri al Ansaari[2], who heard from

3.         Mulla Ahmad Naraaqi[3], who heard from

4.         Sayyid Muhammad Mahdi Tabaatabaai (famous as Allamah Bahrul Uloom)[4], who heard from

5.         Muhammad Baaqir Bahbahaani (famous as Waheed-e-Bahbahaani)[5], who heard from

6.         his father Muhammad Afzal Isfahaani, who heard from

7.         his uncle Allaamah Muhammad Baaqir Majlisi[6] (author of Behaar al-Anwaar), who heard from

8.         his father Muhammad Taqi Majlisi[7], who heard from

9.         Shaikh Muhammad b. Hasan Aamili (famous as Shaikh Bahaai)[8], who heard from

10.       his father Husain b. Abdul Samad Aamili[9], who heard from

11.       Shaheed Zainuddeen b. Ali Aamili (famous as Shaheed-e-Saani)[10], who heard from

12.       Shaikh Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Khaatoon Aamili[11], who heard from

13.       Ali b. Abdul Aali Al Karki (famous as Muhaqqiq-e-Saani)[12] who heard from

14.       Ali b. Hilaal Jazaairi[13], who heard from

15.       Ahmad b. Fahd Hilli[14] (author of Uddat al-Daaee), who heard from

16.       Faazil Zainuddeen Ali b. Khaazin[15], who heard from

17.       Muhammad b. Makki (famous as Shaheed-e-Awwal)[16], who heard from

18.       Muhammad b. Hasan b. Yusuf Hilli[17], who heard from

19.       Fakhruddeen Abu Taalib Muhammad b. Hasan heard from his father, the scholar of the east and the west, the great Ayatullah, the sword against the enemies, who is famous among all sects, Abu Mansoor Jamaaluddeen Hasan b. Yusuf Hilli.[18]

19.       Jafar b. Saeed Hilli (famous as Muhaqqiq-e-Awwal)[19], who heard from

20.       Fakhaar b. Ma’d Haairi[20], who heard from

21.       Shaazaan b. Jibrail Qummi[21], who heard from

22.       Muhammad b. Abul Qaasim Tabari[22], who heard from

23.       Abu Ali Hasan b. Shaikh (famous as Mufeed-e-Saani)[23], who heard from

24.       the son of Shaikh Toosi, who heard from,

25.       his father Abu Jaafar Muhammad b. Hasan Toosi[24]

who has written in his book ‘Misbaah al-Mutahajjid’ that, ‘Muhammad b. Ismael b. Baazee[25] heard from Saalih b. Uqbah who heard from his father Uqbah b. Qais b. Samaan who heard from Imam Muhammad Baqir (a.s.) who said:

‘One who visits Imam Husain (a.s.) on the 10th of Muharram and laments on his grave, will be presented in front of Allah on the Day of Judgment such that he will get the reward of two thousand Hajj, two thousand Umrah and two thousand Jihaad and the reward of each Hajj, Umrah and Jihaad will be such that he had performed it with the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) and the infallible Imams (a.s.).’

‘Uqbah says, I said – may I be sacrificed upon you, what about the person who cannot reach the blessed grave and lives away from the city (Karbala)?’

‘Imam (a.s.) replied:

If this is the case, then he should go out in solitude or over the rooftop and face the grave of Imam Husain, send salutations on him (a.s.), excessively curse his killers, pray two units of prayers and perform these acts in the earlier part of the day, that is before noon. Thereafter, he should remember the calamities of Imam Husain (a.s.), lament over them and also order his family members to lament over Imam Husain (a.s.) (if he is not in Taqaiyya), recite elegies and do maatam to a great extent and express grief and sorrow and condole one another in the name of Imam Husain (a.s.).’

‘Then he (a.s.) continued:

if someone does this, then I guarantee that all those rewards will be for him and Allah will bestow him with all those rewards.’

‘The narrator asked – may I be sacrificed on you, will you be the guarantor and caretaker for such a person?

‘Imam (a.s.) replied

indeed, if the person does so, I will be his guarantor and caretaker.’

‘The narrator says – I said – how should people condole one another? Imam (a.s.) replied – They should say,

اَعْظَمَ اللہُ اُجُوْرَنَا بِمُصَابِنَا بِالْحُسَیْنِ  وَ جَعَلَنَا وَ اِيَّاكُمْ مِنَ الطَّالِبِيْنَ بِثَارِهٖ مَعَ وَلِيِّهِ الْاِمَامِ الْمَهْدِيِّ مِنْ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَلَيْهِمُ السَّلَامُ.

‘May Allah increase our reward in the sorrow for Imam Husain (a.s.) and include us and you among those who will avenge his unjust killing with Imam Mahdi (a.s.)’

‘And if it is possible, then he should not go out for any worldly matter because this is a very heartrending day and no wish will be fulfilled on this day and even if it is fulfilled, there will not be any blessings in it and there will not be any goodness seen from it. And none of you should purchase anything for your house on this day because if any one purchases anything for his house on this day, he will not see any blessing in it. He should neither purchase for himself nor for his family. And if he does so (not purchase) then Allah will give him the reward for thousand Hajj, thousand Umrah and thousand Jihaad performed with the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) and he will be rewarded with the reward of all the prophets, messengers, truthful ones and martyrs who sacrificed themselves in the way of Allah from the day the universe was created till the Day of Judgment.’

Saalih b. Uqbah and Saif b. Umairah say that Alqamah b. Muhammad Hazarami says that I said to Imam Baqir (a.s.) that you teach me a supplication that I can recite when I cannot visit Imam Husain (a.s.) and (can) send salutations on him from far.

Imam (a.s.) informed, ‘O Alqamah! Send salutation facing the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.), recite two units of prayers and recite Takbeer while facing the grave, then recite the salutation which is in the form of a ziyaarat. If you do this, it will be as if you have recited that supplication which the angels visiting the grave recite. Allah will write for you a million grades and you will be enumerated among those who were martyred with Imam Husain (a.s.) and will be accounted along with the martyrs and be recognized with them and the reward of every Prophet, every Messenger and every visitor to the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.) from the day of his martyrdom till date will be written for you and that salutation is as follows:

اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا أَبَا عَبْدِ اللَّهِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ أَمِيرِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَ ابْنَ سَيِّدِ الْوَصِيِّيْنَ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ فَاطِمَةَ سَيِّدَةِ نِسَاءِ الْعَالَمِيْنَ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ثَارَ اللَّهِ وَ ابْنَ ثَارِهٖ وَ الْوِتْرَ الْمَوْتُوْرَ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ وَ عَلَى الْأَرْوَاحِ الَّتِيْ حَلَّتْ بِفِنَائِكَ عَلَيْكُمْ مِنِّيْ جَمِيْعًا سَلَامُ اللَّهِ أَبَدًا مَّا بَقِيْتُ وَ بَقِيَ اللَّيْلُ وَ النَّهَارُ يَا أَبَا عَبْدِ اللَّهِ لَقَدْ عَظُمَتِ الرَّزِيَّةُ وَ جَلَّتْ وَ عَظُمَتِ الْمُصِيْبَةُ بِكَ عَلَيْنَا وَ عَلٰى جَمِيْعِ أَهْلِ الْإِسْلَامِ وَ جَلَّتْ وَ عَظُمَتْ مُصِيْبَتُكَ فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ عَلٰى جَمِيْعِ أَهْلِ السَّمَاوَاتِ فَلَعَنَ اللَّهُ أُمَّةً أَسَّسَتْ أَسَاسَ الظُّلْمِ وَ الْجَوْرِ عَلَيْكُمْ أَهْلَ الْبَيْتِ وَ لَعَنَ اللَّهُ أُمَّةً دَفَعَتْكُمْ عَنْ مَقَامِكُمْ وَ أَزَالَتْكُمْ عَنْ مَرَاتِبِكُمُ الَّتِيْ رَتَّبَكُمُ اللَّهُ فِيْهَا وَ لَعَنَ اللَّهُ أُمَّةً قَتَلَتْكُمْ وَ لَعَنَ اللَّهُ الْمُمَهِّدِيْنَ لَهُمْ بِالتَّمْكِيْنِ مِنْ قِتَالِكُمْ بَرِئْتُ إِلَى اللَّهِ وَ إِلَيْكُمْ مِنْهُمْ وَ مِنْ أَشْيَاعِهِمْ وَ أَتْبَاعِهِمْ وَ أَوْلِيَائِهِمْ يَا أَبَا عَبْدِ اللَّهِ إِنِّيْ سِلْمٌ لِمَنْ سَالَمَكُمْ وَ حَرْبٌ لِمَنْ حَارَبَكُمْ إِلٰى يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ وَ لَعَنَ اللَّهُ آلَ زِيَادٍ وَ آلَ مَرْوَانَ وَ لَعَنَ اللَّهُ بَنِيْ أُمَيَّةَ قَاطِبَةً وَ لَعَنَ اللَّهُ ابْنَ مَرْجَانَةَ وَ لَعَنَ اللَّهُ عُمَرَ بْنَ سَعْدٍ وَ لَعَنَ اللَّهُ شِمْرًا وَ لَعَنَ اللَّهُ أُمَّةً أَسْرَجَتْ وَ أَلْجَمَتْ وَ تَنَقَّبَتْ وَ تَهَيَّأَتْ لِقِتَالِكَ بِأَبِيْ أَنْتَ وَ أُمِّيْ لَقَدْ عَظُمَ مُصَابِيْ بِكَ فَأَسْأَلُ اللَّهَ الَّذِيْ أَكْرَمَ مَقَامَكَ وَ أَكْرَمَنِي بِكَ أَنْ يَرْزُقَنِيْ طَلَبَ ثَارِكَ مَعَ إِمَامٍ مَنْصُوْرٍ مِنْ أَهْلِ بَيْتِ مُحَمَّدٍ ﷺ اَللّٰهُمَّ اجْعَلْنِيْ عِنْدَكَ وَجِيهًا بِالْحُسَيْنِ فِي الدُّنْيَا وَ الْآخِرَةِ يَا أَبَا عَبْدِ اللَّهِ إِنِّي أَتَقَرَّبُ إِلَى اللَّهِ وَ إِلٰى رَسُولِهٖ وَ إِلٰى أَمِيْرِ الْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ وَ إِلٰى فَاطِمَةَ وَ إِلَى الْحَسَنِ وَ إِلَيْكَ بِمُوَالَاتِكَ وَ بِالْبَرَائَةِ مِمَّنْ قَاتَلَكَ وَ نَصَبَ لَكَ الْحَرْبَ وَ بِالْبَرَائَةِ مِمَّنْ أَسَّسَ أَسَاسَ الظُّلْمِ وَ الْجَوْرِ عَلَيْكُمْ وَ أَبْرَأُ إِلَى اللَّهِ وَ إِلٰى رَسُولِهٖ مِمَّنْ أَسَّسَ ذٰلِكَ وَ بَنٰى عَلَيْهِ بُنْيَانَهٗ وَ جَرٰى فِيْ ظُلَمِهٖ وَ جَوْرِهٖ عَلَيْكُمْ وَ عَلٰى أَشْيَاعِكُمْ‏ بَرِئْتُ إِلَى اللَّهِ وَ إِلَيْكُمْ مِنْهُمْ وَ أَتَقَرَّبُ إِلَى اللَّهِ ثُمَّ إِلَيْكُمْ بِمُوَالَاتِكُمْ وَ مُوَالَاةِ وَلِيِّكُمْ وَ بِالْبَرَائَةِ مِنْ أَعْدَائِكُمْ وَ النَّاصِبِيْنَ لَكُمُ الْحَرْبَ وَ بِالْبَرَائَةِ مِنْ أَشْيَاعِهِمْ وَ أَتْبَاعِهِمْ إِنِّي سِلْمٌ لِمَنْ سَالَمَكُمْ وَ حَرْبٌ لِمَنْ حَارَبَكُمْ وَ وَلِيٌّ لِمَنْ وَالَاكُمْ وَ عَدُوٌّ لِمَنْ عَادَاكُمْ فَأَسْأَلُ اللَّهَ الَّذِيْ أَكْرَمَنِيْ بِمَعْرِفَتِكُمْ وَ مَعْرِفَةِ أَوْلِيَائِكُمْ وَ رَزَقَنِي الْبَرَائَةَ مِنْ أَعْدَائِكُمْ أَنْ يَجْعَلَنِيْ مَعَكُمْ فِي الدُّنْيَا وَ الْآخِرَةِ وَ أَنْ يُّثَبِّتَ لِيْ عِنْدَكُمْ قَدَمَ صِدْقٍ فِي الدُّنْيَا وَ الْآخِرَةِ وَ أَسْأَلُهٗ أَنْ يُّبَلِّغَنِيَ الْمَقَامَ الْمَحْمُودَ لَكُمْ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ وَ أَنْ يَّرْزُقَنِيْ طَلَبَ ثَارِيْ مَعَ إِمَامٍ ہُدًی ظَاهِرٍ نَاطِقٍ بِالْحَقِّ مِنْكُمْ وَ أَسْأَلُ اللَّهَ بِحَقِّكُمْ وَ بِالشَّأْنِ الَّذِي لَكُمْ عِنْدَهٗ أَنْ يُّعْطِيَنِيْ بِمُصَابِيْ بِكُمْ أَفْضَلَ مَا يُعْطِيْ مُصَابًا بِمُصِيْبَتِهٖ مُصِيْبَةً مَا أَعْظَمَهَا وَ أَعْظَمَ رَزِيَّتَهَا فِي الْإِسْلَامِ وَ فِيْ جَمِيْعِ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَ الْأَرْضِ اَللّٰهُمَّ اجْعَلْنِيْ فِي مَقَامِيْ هٰذَا مِمَّنْ تَنَالُهٗ مِنْكَ صَلَوَاتٌ وَّ رَحْمَةٌ وَّ مَغْفِرَةٌ اَللّٰهُمَّ اجْعَلْ مَحْيَايَ مَحْيَا مُحَمَّدٍ وَّ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ مَمَاتِي مَمَاتَ مُحَمَّدٍ وَّ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ اَللّٰهُمَّ إِنَّ هٰذَا يَوْمٌ تَبَرَّكَتْ بِهٖ بَنُوْ أُمَيَّةَ وَ ابْنُ آكِلَةِ الْأَكْبَادِ اللَّعِيْنُ بْنُ اللَّعِيْنِ عَلٰى لِسَانِ نَبِيِّكَ ﷺ فِي كُلِّ مَوْطِنٍ وَ مَوْقِفٍ وَقَفَ فِيْهِ نَبِيُّكَ صَلَوَاتُكَ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهٖ اَللّٰهُمَّ الْعَنْ أَبَا سُفْيَانَ وَ مُعَاوِيَةَ وَ يَزِيدَ بْنَ مُعَاوِيَةَ عَلَيْهِمْ مِنْكَ اللَّعْنَةُ أَبَدَ الْآبِدِيْنَ وَ هٰذَا يَوْمٌ فَرِحَتْ بِهٖ آلُ زِيَادٍ وَ آلُ مَرْوَانَ بِقَتْلِهِمُ الْحُسَيْنَ صَلَوَاتُ اللَّهِ عَلَيْهِ اَللّٰهُمَّ فَضَاعِفْ عَلَيْهِمُ اللَّعْنَ مِنْكَ وَ الْعَذَابَ اَللّٰهُمَّ إِنِّي أَتَقَرَّبُ إِلَيْكَ فِي هٰذَا الْيَوْمِ وَ فِي مَوْقِفِيْ هٰذَا وَ أَيَّامِ حَيَاتِيْ بِالْبَرَائَةِ مِنْهُمْ وَ اللَّعْنَةِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَ بِالْمُوَالَاةِ لِنَبِيِّكَ وَ آلِ نَبِيِّكَ عَلَیْہِمُ السَّلَامُ

Then say (100 times):

اَللّٰهُمَّ الْعَنْ أَوَّلَ ظَالِمٍ ظَلَمَ حَقَّ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آخِرَ تَابِعٍ لَهٗ عَلٰى ذٰلِكَ اَللّٰهُمَّ الْعَنِ الْعِصَابَةَ الَّتِيْ جَاهَدَتِ الْحُسَيْنَ وَ شَايَعَتْ وَ بَايَعَتْ وَ تَابَعَتْ عَلٰى قَتْلِهٖ اَللّٰهُمَّ الْعَنْهُمْ جَمِيْعًا

Then say (100 times):

اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا أَبَا عَبْدِ اللَّهِ وَ عَلَى الْأَرْوَاحِ الَّتِيْ حَلَّتْ بِفِنَائِكَ عَلَيْكَ مِنِّيْ سَلَامُ اللَّهِ اَبَدًا مَّا بَقِيْتُ وَ بَقِيَ اللَّيْلُ وَ النَّهَارُ وَ لَا جَعَلَهُ اللَّهُ آخِرَ الْعَهْدِ مِنِّيْ لِزِيَارَتِكَ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَى الْحُسَيْنِ وَ عَلٰى عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحُسَيْنِ وَ عَلٰی اَوْلَادِ الْحُسَیْنِ وَ عَلٰى أَصْحَابِ الْحُسَيْنِ

Then say:

اَللّٰهُمَّ خُصَّ أَنْتَ أَوَّلَ ظَالِمٍ بِاللَّعْنِ مِنِّي وَ ابْدَأْ بِهٖ أَوَّلًا ثُمَّ الثَّانِيَ ثُمَّ الثَّالِثَ ثُمَّ الرَّابِعَ اَللّٰهُمَّ الْعَنْ يَزِيدَ خَامِسًا وَ الْعَنْ عُبَيْدَ اللَّهِ بْنَ زِيَادٍ وَ ابْنَ مَرْجَانَةَ وَ عُمَرَ بْنَ سَعْدٍ وَ شِمْرًا وَ آلَ أَبِيْ سُفْيَانَ وَ آلَ زِيَادٍ وَ آلَ مَرْوَانَ إِلٰى يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ

Recite in prostration:

اَللّٰهُمَّ لَكَ الْحَمْدُ حَمْدَ الشَّاكِرِيْنَ لَكَ عَلٰى مُصَابِهِمْ اَلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ عَلٰى عَظِيْمِ رَزِيَّتِيْ اَللّٰهُمَّ ارْزُقْنِيْ شَفَاعَةَ الْحُسَيْنِ ؑ يَوْمَ الْوُرُوْدِ وَ ثَبِّتْ لِيْ قَدَمَ صِدْقٍ عِنْدَكَ مَعَ الْحُسَيْنِ وَ أَصْحَابِ الْحُسَيْنِ الَّذِيْنَ بَذَلُوْا مُهَجَهُمْ دُوْنَ الْحُسَيْنِ ؑ

Alqamah says – Imam (a.s.) instructed,

‘If possible, recite this ziyaarat daily so that all this reward may be written for you.’

Then Shaikh Toosi (r.a.) says, “Muhammad b. Khalid Tailani narrates from Saif b. Umairah who says that I started to travel towards Najaf along with Safwan b. Sahraan Jammaal and a few companions, after Imam Sadiq’s (a.s.) departure from Heera to Medina. After completing the Ziyaarat of Ameerul Momineen (a.s.)

Safwaan b. Sahraan turned his face towards the grave of Sayyid al-Shohada – Imam Husain (a.s.) and said that we should sent salutations on Imam Husain (a.s.) from the side of the holy head of Ali (a.s.) as Imam Sadiq (a.s.) has also done the same thing while I was there in his presence.

Saif b. Umairah says, ‘Then Safwaan recited the same Ziyaarat (of Ashoora) which Alqamah had narrated from Imam Baqir (a.s.) regarding the day of Aashoora. He recited two units of prayers near the holy head of Ameerul Momineen (a.s.) and after the prayer bid farewell to Ameerul Momineen (a.s.), then faced the grave of Imam Husain (a.s.) and bid farewell after salutations and Ziyaarat and from the supplications which he recited, one was as follows:

يَا اللَّهُ يَا اللَّهُ يَا اللَّهُ يَا مُجِيبَ دَعْوَةِ الْمُضْطَرِّينَ يَا كَاشِفَ كُرَبِ الْمَكْرُوبِينَ يَا غِيَاثَ الْمُسْتَغِيثِينَ وَ يَا صَرِيخَ الْمُسْتَصْرِخِينَ يَا مَنْ هُوَ أَقْرَبُ إِلَيَّ مِنْ حَبْلِ الْوَرِيدِ وَ يَا مَنْ يَحُولُ بَيْنَ الْمَرْءِ وَ قَلْبِهٖ يَا مَنْ هُوَ بِالْمَنْظَرِ الْأَعْلَى وَ بِالْأُفُقِ الْمُبِينِ وَ يَا مَنْ هُوَ الرَّحْمٰنُ الرَّحِيمُ عَلَى الْعَرْشِ اسْتَوى وَ يَا مَنْ يَعْلَمُ خائِنَةَ الْأَعْيُنِ وَ ما تُخْفِي الصُّدُورُ وَ يَا مَنْ لَا تَخْفَى عَلَيْهِ خَافِيَةٌ وَ يَا مَنْ لَا تَشْتَبِهُ عَلَيْهِ الْأَصْوَاتُ وَ يَا مَنْ لَا تُغَلِّطُهُ الْحَاجَاتُ وَ يَا مَنْ لَا يُبْرِمُهٗ إِلْحَاحُ الْمُلِحِّينَ يَا مُدْرِكَ كُلِّ فَوْتٍ وَ يَا جَامِعَ كُلِّ شَمْلٍ وَ يَا بَارِئَ النُّفُوسِ بَعْدَ الْمَوْتِ يَا مَنْ هُوَ كُلَّ يَوْمٍ فِي شَأْنٍ يَا قَاضِيَ الْحَاجَاتِ يَا مُنَفِّسَ الْكُرُبَاتِ يَا مُعْطِيَ السُّؤَالَاتِ يَا وَلِيَّ الرَّغَبَاتِ يَا كَافِيَ الْمُهِمَّاتِ يَا مَنْ يَكْفِي مِنْ كُلِّ شَيْ‏ءٍ وَ لَا يَكْفِي مِنْهُ شَيْءٌ فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَ الْأَرْضِ أَسْأَلُكَ بِحَقِّ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ عَلِيٍّ وَ بِحَقِّ فَاطِمَةَ بِنْتِ نَبِيِّكَ وَ بِحَقِّ الْحَسَنِ وَ الْحُسَيْنِ فَإِنِّي بِهِمْ أَتَوَجَّهُ إِلَيْكَ فِي مَقَامِي هٰذَا وَ بِهِمْ أَتَوَسَّلُ وَ بِهِمْ أَتَشَفَّعُ إِلَيْكَ وَ بِحَقِّهِمْ أَسْأَلُكَ وَ أُقْسِمُ وَ أَعْزِمُ عَلَيْكَ وَ بِالشَّأْنِ الَّذِي لَهُمْ عِنْدَكَ وَ بِالْقَدْرِ الَّذِيْ لَهُمْ عِنْدَكَ وَ بِالَّذِي فَضَّلْتَهُمْ عَلَى الْعَالَمِينَ وَ بِاسْمِكَ الَّذِيْ جَعَلْتَهٗ عِنْدَهُمْ وَ بِهٖ خَصَصْتَهُمْ دُونَ الْعَالَمِينَ وَ بِهٖ أَبَنْتَهُمْ وَ أَبَنْتَ فَضْلَهُمْ مِنْ فَضْلِ الْعَالَمِينَ حَتّٰى فَاقَ فَضْلُهُمْ فَضْلَ الْعَالَمِينَ أَنْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ أَنْ تَكْشِفَ عَنِّي غَمِّي وَ هَمِّيْ وَ كَرْبِي وَ تَكْفِيَنِي الْمُهِمَّ مِنْ أُمُورِيْ وَ تَقْضِيَ عَنِّيْ دَيْنِيْ وَ تُجِيْرَنِيْ مِنَ الْفَقْرِ وَ تُجِيرَنِيْ مِنَ الْفَاقَةِ وَ تُغْنِيَنِيْ عَنِ الْمَسْأَلَةِ إِلَى الْمَخْلُوقِينَ وَ تَكْفِيَنِيْ هَمَّ مَنْ أَخَافُ هَمَّهٗ وَ عُسْرَ مَنْ أَخَافُ عُسْرَهٗ وَ حُزُونَةَ مَنْ أَخَافُ حُزُونَتَهٗ وَ شَرَّ مَنْ أَخَافُ شَرَّهٗ وَ مَكْرَ مَنْ أَخَافُ مَكْرَهٗ وَ بَغْيَ مَنْ أَخَافُ بَغْيَهٗ وَ جَوْرَ مَنْ أَخَافُ جَوْرَهٗ وَ سُلْطَانَ مَنْ أَخَافُ سُلْطَانَهٗ وَ كَيْدَ مَنْ أَخَافُ كَيْدَهٗ وَ مَقْدُرَةَ مَنْ أَخَافُ مَقْدُرَتَهٗ عَلَيَّ وَ تَرُدَّ عَنِّيْ كَيْدَ الْكَيَدَةِ وَ مَكْرَ الْمَكَرَةِ اَللّٰهُمَّ مَنْ أَرَادَنِي فَأَرِدْهُ وَ مَنْ كَادَنِي فَكِدْهُ وَ اصْرِفْ عَنِّي كَيْدَهٗ وَ مَكْرَهٗ وَ بَأْسَهٗ وَ أَمَانِيَّهٗ وَ امْنَعْهُ عَنِّيْ كَيْفَ شِئْتَ وَ أَنَّى شِئْتَ اَللّٰهُمَّ اشْغَلْهُ عَنِّي بِفَقْرٍ لَا تَجْبُرُهٗ وَ بِبَلَاءٍ لَا تَسْتُرُهٗ وَ بِفَاقَةٍ لَا تَسُدُّهَا وَ بِسُقْمٍ لَا تُعَافِيْهِ وَ ذُلٍّ لَا تُعِزُّهٗ وَ بِمَسْكَنَةٍ لَا تَجْبُرُهَا اَللّٰهُمَّ اضْرِبْ بِالذُّلِّ نَصْبَ عَيْنَيْهِ وَ أَدْخِلْ عَلَيْهِ الْفَقْرَ فِي مَنْزِلِهٖ وَ الْعِلَّةَ وَ السُّقْمَ فِي بَدَنِهٖ حَتّٰى تَشْغَلَهٗ عَنِّيْ بِشُغْلٍ شَاغِلٍ لَا فَرَاغَ لَهٗ وَ أَنْسِهٖ ذِكْرِي كَمَا أَنْسَيْتَهٗ ذِكْرَكَ وَ خُذْ عَنِّيْ بِسَمْعِهٖ وَ بَصَرِهٖ وَ لِسَانِهٖ وَ يَدِهٖ وَ رِجْلِهٖ وَ قَلْبِهٖ وَ جَمِيْعِ جَوَارِحِهٖ وَ أَدْخِلْ عَلَيْهِ فِيْ جَمِيْعِ ذٰلِكَ السُّقْمَ وَ لَا تَشْفِهٖ حَتّٰى تَجْعَلَ ذٰلِكَ شُغْلًا شَاغِلًا بِهٖ عَنِّي وَ عَنْ ذِكْرِيْ وَ اكْفِنِي يَا كَافِيَ مَا لَا يَكْفِي سِوَاكَ فَإِنَّكَ الْكَافِي لَا كَافِيَ سِوَاكَ وَ مُفَرِّجٌ لَا مُفَرِّجَ سِوَاكَ وَ مُغِيثٌ لَا مُغِيثَ سِوَاكَ وَ جَارٌ لَا جَارَ سِوَاكَ خَابَ مَنْ كَانَ جَارُهٗ سِوَاكَ وَ مُغِيثُهٗ سِوَاكَ وَ مَفْزَعُهٗ إِلٰى سِوَاكَ وَ مَهْرَبُهٗ وَ مَلْجَاهُ إِلٰى غَيْرِكَ وَ مَنْجَاهُ مِنْ مَخْلُوقٍ غَيْرِكَ فَأَنْتَ ثِقَتِيْ وَ رَجَائِيْ وَ مَفْزَعِيْ وَ مَهْرَبِيْ وَ مَلْجَائِيْ وَ مَنْجَايَ فَبِكَ أَسْتَفْتِحُ وَ بِكَ أَسْتَنْجِحُ وَ بِمُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ أَتَوَجَّهُ إِلَيْكَ وَ أَتَوَسَّلُ وَ أَتَشَفَّعُ فَأَسْأَلُكَ يَا اللَّهُ يَا اللَّهُ يَا اللَّهُ بِحَقِّ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ أَنْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ أَنْ تَكْشِفَ عَنِّي غَمِّي وَ هَمِّي وَ كَرْبِي فِي مَقَامِي هٰذَا كَمَا كَشَفْتَ عَنْ نَبِيِّكَ هَمَّهٗ وَ غَمَّهٗ وَ كَرْبَهٗ وَ كَفَيْتَهٗ هَوْلَ عَدُوِّهٖ فَاكْشِفْ عَنِّي كَمَا كَشَفْتَ عَنْهُ وَ فَرِّجْ عَنِّي كَمَا فَرَّجْتَ عَنْهُ وَ اكْفِنِي كَمَا كَفَيْتَهٗ وَ اصْرِفْ عَنِّي هَوْلَ مَا أَخَافُ هَوْلَهٗ وَ مَئُونَةَ مَا أَخَافُ مَئُونَتَهٗ وَ هَمَّ مَا أَخَافُ هَمَّهٗ بِلَا مَئُونَةٍ عَلَى نَفْسِي مِنْ ذٰلِكَ وَ اصْرِفْنِي بِقَضَاءِ حَوَائِجِي وَ كِفَايَةِ مَا أَهَمَّنِي هَمُّهٗ مِنْ أَمْرِ آخِرَتِي وَ دُنْيَايَ يَا أَمِيرَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَ یَا اَبَا عَبْدِ اللہِ عَلَيْكُمَا مِنِّي سَلَامُ اللَّهِ أَبَدًا بَقِيْتُ وَ بَقِيَ اللَّيْلُ وَ النَّهَارُ وَ لَا جَعَلَهُ اللَّهُ آخِرَ الْعَهْدِ مِنْ زِيَارَتِكُمَا وَ لَا فَرَّقَ اللَّهُ بَيْنِي وَ بَيْنَكُمَا اَللّٰهُمَّ أَحْيِنِي حَيَاةَ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ ذُرِّيَّتِهٖ وَ أَمِتْنِي مَمَاتَهُمْ وَ تَوَفَّنِي عَلَى مِلَّتِهِمْ وَ احْشُرْنِي فِي زُمْرَتِهِمْ وَ لَا تُفَرِّقْ بَيْنِي وَ بَيْنَهُمْ طَرْفَةَ عَيْنٍ أَبَدًا فِي الدُّنْيَا وَ الْآخِرَةِ يَا أَمِيرَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَ يَا أَبَا عَبْدِ اللَّهِ أَتَيْتُكُمَا زَائِرًا وَ مُتَوَسِّلًا إِلَى اللَّهِ رَبِّي وَ رَبِّكُمَا مُتَوَجِّهًا إِلَيْهِ (بِكُمَا وَ مُسْتَشْفِعًا بِكُمَا) إِلَى اللَّهِ فِي حَاجَتِي هَذِهٖ فَاشْفَعَا لِي فَإِنَّ لَكُمَا عِنْدَ اللَّهِ الْمَقَامَ الْمَحْمُودَ وَ الْجَاهَ الْوَجِيهَ وَ الْمَنْزِلَ الرَّفِيعَ وَ الْوَسِيلَةَ إِنِّي أَنْقَلِبُ عَنْكُمَا مُنْتَظِرًا لِتَنَجُّزِ الْحَاجَةِ وَ قَضَائِهَا وَ نَجَاحِهَا مِنَ اللَّهِ بِشَفَاعَتِكُمَا لِي إِلَى اللَّهِ فِي ذٰلِكَ فَلَا أَخِيبُ وَ لَا يَكُونُ مُنْقَلَبِي مُنْقَلَبًا خَائِبًا خَاسِرًا بَلْ يَكُونُ مُنْقَلَبِي مُنْقَلَبًا رَاجِحًا مُفْلِحًا مُنْجِحًا مُسْتَجَابًا لِيْ بِقَضَاءِ جَمِيعِ حَوَائِجِي وَ تَشْفَعَا لِيْ إِلَى اللَّهِ اِنْقَلَبْتُ عَلَى مَا شَاءَ اللَّهُ وَ لَا حَوْلَ وَ لَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللَّهِ مُفَوِّضًا أَمْرِي إِلَى اللَّهِ مُلْجِئًا ظَهْرِي إِلَى اللَّهِ وَ مُتَوَكِّلًا عَلَى اللَّهِ وَ أَقُولُ حَسْبِيَ اللَّهُ وَ كَفَى سَمِعَ اللَّهُ لِمَنْ دَعَا لَيْسَ لِي وَرَاءَ اللَّهِ وَ وَرَاءَكُمْ يَا سَادَتِي مُنْتَهًى مَا شَاءَ رَبِّي كَانَ وَ مَا لَمْ يَشَأْ لَمْ يَكُنْ وَ لَا حَوْلَ وَ لَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللَّهِ أَسْتَوْدِعُكُمَا اللَّهَ وَ لَا جَعَلَهُ اللَّهُ آخِرَ الْعَهْدِ مِنِّي إِلَيْكُمَا انْصَرَفْتُ يَا سَيِّدِي يَا أَمِيرَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَ مَوْلَايَ وَ أَنْتَ يَا أَبَا عَبْدِ اللَّهِ يَا سَيِّدِي وَ سَلَامِي عَلَيْكُمَا مُتَّصِلٌ مَا اتَّصَلَ اللَّيْلُ وَ النَّهَارُ وَاصِلٌ ذٰلِكَ إِلَيْكُمَا غَيْرُ مَحْجُوبٍ عَنْكُمَا سَلَامِي إِنْ شَاءَ اللَّهُ وَ أَسْأَلُهٗ بِحَقِّكُمَا أَنْ يَشَاءَ ذٰلِكَ وَ يَفْعَلَ فَإِنَّهٗ حَمِيدٌ مَجِيدٌ انْقَلَبْتُ يَا سَيِّدِيْ عَنْكُمَا تَائِبًا حَامِدًا لِلَّهِ شَاكِرًا رَاجِيًا لِلْإِجَابَةِ غَيْرَ آيِسٍ وَ لَا قَانِطٍ آئِبًا عَائِدًا رَاجِعًا إِلٰى زِيَارَتِكُمَا غَيْرَ رَاغِبٍ عَنْكُمَا وَ لَا مِنْ زِيَارَتِكُمَا بَلْ رَاجِعٌ عَائِدٌ إِنْ شَاءَ اللَّهُ وَ لَا حَوْلَ وَ لَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللَّهِ يَا سَادَتِي رَغِبْتُ إِلَيْكُمَا وَ إِلٰى زِيَارَتِكُمَا بَعْدَ أَنْ زَهِدَ فِيكُمَا وَ فِي زِيَارَتِكُمَا أَهْلُ الدُّنْيَا فَلَا خَيَّبَنِيَ اللَّهُ مِمَّا رَجَوْتُ وَ مَا أَمَّلْتُ فِي زِيَارَتِكُمَا إِنَّهٗ قَرِيبٌ مُجِيبٌ.

Saif b. Umairah says that I asked Safwaan – Alqamah b. Muhammad has not narrated this supplication from Imam Baqir (a.s.), rather he has only narrated the Ziyaarat.’

Safwaan replied, ‘I had visited this place along with Imam Sadiq (a.s.) then he (a.s.) had performed the same actions which I have repeated and recited the same Ziyaarat and supplication which I have recited now. Thereafter, he (a.s.) recited two units of prayers as we recited and bid farewell in the same manner as we did.

Safwaan informed me – Imam Sadiq (a.s.) instructed me to be regular with this Ziyaarat and to keep reciting this supplication as – I am the guarantor for the one who recite this Ziyaarat and supplication either from near or far such that:

1.         his prayers will be answered

2.         his effort will be rewarded

3.         his salutations will be accepted

4.         his wishes will be fulfilled

5.         his position will be elevated and he will not become hopeless

O Safwaan, I have heard this Ziyaarat from my father Imam Baqir (a.s.) who heard from his father Imam Zainul Aabideen (a.s.) who heard from his father Imam Husain (a.s.) who narrated from his brother Imam Hasan (a.s.) who heard from his father Ameerul Momineen (a.s.) who heard from the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) who heard from Jibrail (a.s.) who received it from Allah and Allah has sworn by His Holy Being that whoever recites the Ziyaarat and supplication either from near or far, then I will accept his Ziyaarat and fulfill all his wishes and he will not return from My Presence hopeless but will go back as the one freed of hell, wishes fulfilled and deserving of heaven and if he intercedes on behalf of someone then I will accept it too and also said that except the enemies of Ahle Bait (a.s.) (since none’s intercession will be accepted in their favor) as Allah has said swearing by His Holy Being and made us a witness over it and even the angels of the heaven are a witness over this.

Jibrail (a.s.) says, ‘O Messenger of Allah, Allah has sent me to give this glad tiding to you, Ali, Faatemah, Hasan and Husain (a.s.) and their progeny which will be a cause of happiness for you, them and your Shias.’

Safwan says that after this Imam Sadiq (a.s.) advised me, ‘O Safwan, whenever you need anything, then recite this Ziyaarat from wherever you wish and recite the supplication and then seek your wishes from Allah, it will definitely be fulfilled and Allah will not violate His Promise to the messenger.’

Ziyaarat is a Golden Chain

The chain of narration of the tradition, ‘Kalimato laa Ilaaha Illallahi Hisni’ is called as Silsilah al-Zahab – the Golden Chain (whose chain of narrators are valuable, evident and illuminated) on account of its pure and holy chain of narrators, which Imam Reza (a.s.) has narrated from his forefathers – which is also said to be Hadees-e-Qudsi.

Then is calling the tradition of Ziyaarat-e-Aashoora, which is connected to Allah through infallibles (a.s.) and from infallibles through eminent personalities, which include jurists, traditionalists, and is also Hadees-e-Qudsi, as the Golden Chain, inappropriate? Absolutely not! This Ziyaarat is among the Hadees-e-Qudsi which has reached the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) from Allah through Jibrail (a.s.) in sequential order of Ziyaarat, curse, salutations and supplication and based on experience if recited regularly for 40 days or less, is unmatched in having wishes fulfilled, calamities solved and enemies repelled. Therefore, believers should make it a part of their lives and recite it daily so that they themselves witness its blessings.

May Allah grant us success in praying for the earliest reappearance of Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.), the avenger of Imam Husain’s (a.s.) blood, and include us among his companions.


[1]        The late Aga-e-Buzurg-e-Tehraani in his book Noqabaa al-Bashar says about him: He was among the great Imamite jurist and was among the students of Shaikh Murtuza Ansaari, the author of Jawaahir and Shaikh Muhammad Husain Kaashif al-Ghita. Bidaayat al-Anaam fee Sharhe Sharaae Islam is one of his best books and also served as the source of his notes.

[2]        Famous as Shaikh Ansaari to whom the author has devoted more than a page praising him and enumerating his various titles, which are beyond the topic of discussion. He is enumerated among the greatest Shia jurist. After the author of Jawaahir, i.e. from 1266 AH he held the status of the general jurist (Marja-e-Mutlaq) and expired in 1282 AH. One of his most important books ‘Faraaidul Usool’ which is famous as ‘Rasaail’ continues to be a reference book for the Islamic seminaries of Qum, Najaf, Syria and India.

[3]        He was the son of Mulla Mahdi and has written numerous books on jurisprudence and beliefs. One of the definitive books on morals and ethics, ‘Meraaj al-Saadaat’ is his work.

[4]        His father was Murtuza b. Muhammad b. Abdul Kareem Hasani Tabatabaai. Allamah Bahrul Uloom was a great jurist of his time and was born in 1155 AH in Karbala and expired in 1212 AH in Najaf. Many miraculous incidents are narrated involving him.

[5]        His father was Shailkh Muhammad Akmal Isfahaani and in the Book of Permissions, he is termed as the Complete Teacher. He was born in 1117 AH in Isfaahan and expired in 1205 AH in Karbala. He revived jurisprudence and completely uprooted the Akhbaaris. He is famous among jurists as ‘Aqa’, therefore his progeny is called as ‘Aale Aaqa’.

[6]        He is the son of Mulla Muhammad Taqi Majlisi (the first). He was born in 1038 AH in Isfahaan and expired in 1110 or 1111 AH in Isfahaan. He needs no introduction. He has written more than a hundred books, the most famous of which is ‘Behaar al-Anwaar’.

[7]        His father was Maqsood Ali. He was born in 1003 AH and expired in 1080 AH. Muhammad Taqi Majlisi was among the great Shia jurists and as per the narration of Aga Waheed Bahbahaani, Muhammad Taqi Majlisi himself says that he had gained knowledge of jurisprudence, traditions and Quran at the age of four years under the care of his father.

[8]        He was born in 953 AH in Baalabak and expired in 1030 AH in Isfahan. His corpse was transported to Mashhad. As per narration, he has written 88 books.

[9]        His full name was Aza al-Deen Husain b. Abdul al-Samad JabaI Aamili Haarisi Hamadani. He was among the students of Shaheed-e-Saani. He was born in 922 AH and expired in 984 AH in Bahrain. He has also written numerous books.

[10]      He was born in 911 AH in a place in Jabal Aamil called Jamaj and attained martyrdom in 966 AH. He has written many books among which ‘Rauzah al-Bahimiyya’ (taught in Qum, Najaf, Syria seminaries, among others) and ‘Masaalik al-Afhaam are famous.

[11]      Jamaaluddin Ahmad b. Shamsuddin Muhammad b. Khaatoon Aamili Inaayi has narrated from his father and Shaheed-e-Saani has narrated from him.

[12]      He was born in 940 AH in Najaf and was the Chief Justice of Iran. He has written important books like ‘Jaame al-Maqaasid’, ‘Sharh al-Feeh’, ‘Haashiyya-e-Sharaae al-Islam’ among others.

[13]      Sheikh Zainuddin Ali b. Hilaal Jazaairi was a jurist. Muhaqqiq-e-Karki (the second) in his Document of Permission has mentioned him as Shaikhul Islam and Faqeeh-e-Ahle Bait.

[14]      Abul Abbas Jamaal b. Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Fahd Hilli was among the noted Shia jurists. He was born in 757 AH in Hilla and expired in 841 AH in Karbala. Among his books are ‘Al Mazhab’, ‘Al Maujaz’, ‘Al Tahreer’, ‘Uddah al-Daaee’.

[15]      Shaikh Hurr-e-Aamili in his book Tazkirah al-Mumtajireen has mentioned him as a scholar, worshipper, virtuous and among the students of Shaheed-e-Awwal. Ahmad b. Fahd Hilli has narrated this tradition from him.

[16]      Abu Abdullah Shamsuddin Muhammad b. Makki b. Haamid b. Ahmad Damishqi Nabati Aamili is famous among scholars as Shaheed-e-Awwal. He was born in 734 AH and attained martyrdom in 784 AH. He was accused of being a Shia exaggerator and imprisoned for a year and then killed. His corpse was then stoned and later burnt. His wife Umme Ali and daughter were also experts in jurisprudence especially in matters pertaining to women. His son is also enumerated among great jurists. ‘Al Feeh’, ‘Ghaayah Muraad’, ‘Qawaaid al-Kulliya’, ‘Al Lumaah al-Damishqiyyah, ‘Duroos’, ‘Bayaan’, ‘Zikraa’ are some of his famous books.

[17]      He was the son of Allama Hilli, famous as ‘Fakhrul Muhaqiqeen’. He was among the famous jurists and is the author of invaluable books. Shahhed-e-Awwal in his Document of Permission has praised him.

[18]      Hasan b. Yusuf b. Mutahhar Hilli, famous as Allamah Hilli was born on 29th Ramazan 648 AH and expired on 11th or 21st Muharram 726 AH. He was a great jurist, theologian and doctor. He was the student of Khwaja Naseeruddin Tusi, Muhaqqiq-e-Hilli and Sayyad Ibne Taaoos among others. The Persian king Muhammad Al Jaitu accepted Shiaism through him. He expired in Hilla and is buried in the courtyard of Ameerul Momineen (a.s.) shrine at Najaf. He has written several important books and his service in the way of Allan and religion associated is legendary.

[19]      Muhaqqiq-e-Awwal, born in 602 AH and expired in 672 AH, was the teacher of Allamah Hilli. He was among the famous Shia jurists of his time, whose famous book ‘Sharaae al-Islam’ is taught in the seminaries even today. ‘Mukhtasar al-Naafe’, ‘Motabar’ and ‘Meraaj’ are his more important books.

[20]      Shaikh Hurr-e-Aamili has mentioned him as a scholar, litterateur and traditionalist. He has written a great book on the faith of Hazrat Abu Taalib (a.s.).

[21]      Abul Fazl Shaazaan b. Jibraeel b. Ismail Qummi has also written various books on jurisprudence.

[22]      Imaad al-Deen Muhammad b. Abul Qasim b. Muhammad b. Ali Tabari Aamili was a renowned Shia jurist, a reliable narrator and author of notable books.

[23]      He is the son of Shaikh Tusi. Shaikh Hurr-e-Aamili writes regarding him: He was knowledgeable, a scholar, a jurist, a traditionalist, reliable and author of various books among which ‘Sharh al-Nihaaya Aamaali’, ‘Murshid Ilaa Sabeele Ta’abbud’ are worth mentioning.

[24]      Shaikh Tusi is famous in all sects. He was born in 385 AH in Tus and expired in 460 AH in Najaf. He was a student of Shaikh Mufeed followed by Sayyid Murtaza. He was tortured in Baghdad and his house and library were set ablaze. He then migrated to Najaf and laid the foundation of the seminary over there. He is popular among the Shia jurists as ‘Shaikh al-Taaifah’. Regarding his books, it is enough to mention that among the four reliable Shia books, two books ‘Al-Istibsaar’ and ‘Tahzeeb al-Ahkaam’ are his works. Apart from these, his other works are also notable like Al-Fihrist, Al-Aamaali, Mabsoot, Uddah al-Usool, Nihaayah, Hidaayah al-Mustarshida, Al-Ghaibah, Al-Rijaal, Al-Khilaaf, Tafseer-e-Tibyaan, Misbaah al-Mutahajjid, through which Ziyaarat-e-Aashoora is narrated.

[25]      Shaikh Tusi has obtained the above tradition from the book of Muhammad b. Ismail b. Baazee and the Shaikh has mentioned his chain of authorities leading to Muhammad b. Ismail b. Baazee’s book in his Fihrist as follows: Ibn Abi Jid from Muhammad b. al-Hasan b. al-Waleed, from Ali b. Ibrahim, from Muhammad b. Ismail bin Baazee.

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