Ya Hussain (asws)
Mola Imam Jafar-e-Sadiq (asws) said to one of his companions Moawiya bin Wahab, Be aware! Never ever give up Ziarat-e-Imam Hussain (asws), There are so many more in the skies, as compared to inhabitants of the earth, who pray on behalf of all those who visit the shrine of Imam (Hussain asws). I warn you! Never ever abandon our Ziarat for any kind of fear/threat. Whoever would shy away from performing our Ziarat will regret on the final day of judgement and proclaim, alas! I would have stayed near the grave of Imam Hussain (asws) until my very last breath. Don’t you wish to be among those who are in the prayers of Rasoll Allah (saww), Mola Ali (asws), Syeda Fatimah (asws) and Masoom Imams (asws)? Don’t you like to be among those who would be welcome and greeted by the angles on the doomsday? Don’t you want to be among those who would have no sins to their accounts on the final day of judgement? Don’t you wish to be among those who will be welcome by Rasool Allah (saww) in the hereafter.
Imam Jafar-e-Sadiq (asws) said, The owls used to take only developed structures as abodes but when Imam Hussain (asws) was killed, they refused to stay in developed structures and refused to take anything but wreckages as abodes. Verily the owls always fast during the day and they are grieved until nightfall. At night they chant in grief over Imam Hussain (asws). until morning. (Kamil Al-Ziyarat, Ch31, H4)
أَحْمَدُ بْنُ مِهْرَانَ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ عَنْ أَبِي بَصِيرٍ قَالَ قُلْتُ لابِي الْحَسَنِ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) جُعِلْتُ فِدَاكَ بِمَ يُعْرَفُ الامَامُ قَالَ فَقَالَ بِخِصَالٍ أَمَّا أَوَّلُهَا فَإِنَّهُ بِشَيْءٍ قَدْ تَقَدَّمَ مِنْ أَبِيهِ فِيهِ بِإِشَارَةٍ إِلَيْهِ لِتَكُونَ عَلَيْهِمْ حُجَّةً وَيُسْأَلُ فَيُجِيبُ وَإِنْ سُكِتَ عَنْهُ ابْتَدَأَ وَيُخْبِرُ بِمَا فِي غَدٍ وَيُكَلِّمُ النَّاسَ بِكُلِّ لِسَانٍ ثُمَّ قَالَ لِي يَا أَبَا مُحَمَّدٍ أُعْطِيكَ عَلامَةً قَبْلَ أَنْ تَقُومَ فَلَمْ أَلْبَثْ أَنْ دَخَلَ عَلَيْنَا رَجُلٌ مِنْ أَهْلِ خُرَاسَانَ فَكَلَّمَهُ الْخُرَاسَانِيُّ بِالْعَرَبِيَّةِ فَأَجَابَهُ أَبُو الْحَسَنِ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) بِالْفَارِسِيَّةِ فَقَالَ لَهُ الْخُرَاسَانِيُّ وَالله جُعِلْتُ فِدَاكَ مَا مَنَعَنِي أَنْ أُكَلِّمَكَ بِالْخُرَاسَانِيَّةِ غَيْرُ أَنِّي ظَنَنْتُ أَنَّكَ لا تُحْسِنُهَا فَقَالَ سُبْحَانَ الله إِذَا كُنْتُ لا أُحْسِنُ أُجِيبُكَ فَمَا فَضْلِي عَلَيْكَ ثُمَّ قَالَ لِي يَا أَبَا مُحَمَّدٍ إِنَّ الامَامَ لا يَخْفَى عَلَيْهِ كَلامُ أَحَدٍ مِنَ النَّاسِ وَلا طَيْرٍ وَلا بَهِيمَةٍ وَلا شَيْءٍ فِيهِ الرُّوحُ فَمَنْ لَمْ يَكُنْ هَذِهِ الْخِصَالُ فِيهِ فَلَيْسَ هُوَ بِإِمَامٍ.
Ahmad ibn Mihran has narrated from Muhammad Ibn Ali from abu Basir who has said that he asked (the following) from Imam Abu Al-Hassanasws:
“May I be sacrificed for your, what is the proof to know the (Divine) Imamasws?” Heasws said, ‘Through several Qualities;
The first one is that hisasws fatherasws must have introduced himasws (to others) so that it could be considered a proof up on himasws. And that when asked he would answer and if one remain silent he would begin to speak on the issue and inform of the things that would happen the next day(s) (Ilm-ul-Ghaib) and he can speak to people in their own languages.”
Then heasws said to me, “O Abu Muhammad, allow me to give you a sign before you stand up to go. Not very long after this, a man from Khurasan came in. The man from Khurasan spoke to the Imamasws in Arabic but Abu Al-Hassanasws answered him in Persian. The man from Khurasan said, “I swear by Allahazwj, “May Allahazwj Take my soul in service for yourasws cause, the only thing that stopped me from speaking to youasws in Persian was I thought youasws might not know Persian.”
The Imamasws then said, “Glory belongs to Allahazwj, If Iasws am unable to answer you (in Persian) then how would Iasws have any excellence over you?”
The Imamasws said to me, “O Abu Muhammad, “No one’s language is unknown to the Imamasws nor the language of birds, animals and any living things. Whoever does not have these qualities, he is not an Imamasws. (الكافي (ط – الإسلامية)، ج1، ص: 285, H. 7)
حدثنا محمد بن أحمد الشيباني رضي الله عنه قال حدثنا أحمد بن يحيى بن زكريا القطان قال حدثنا بكر بن عبد الله بن حبيب قال حدثنا الفضل بن صقر العبدي قال حدثنا أبو معاوية عن سليمان بن مهران الأعمش عن الصادق جعفر بن محمد عن أبيه محمد بن علي عن أبيه علي بن الحسين ع قال
It has been narrated by Mohammed Ibn Ahmed Al-shaibani, who from Ahmed ibn Yahiya ibn Zakarya Al-Qatan, who from Bakr ibn Abd Allah ibn Habib, who from Al-Fazal ibn Saqar ibn Al-Abadi, who from Abu Muwawiya who from Salaman ibn Mehran Al-Amish who has said:
I heard it from Al-Sadiq Jafarasws Ibn Mohammedasws, who from hisasws fatherasws Mohammedasws Ibn Aliasws who from hisasws fatherasws Aliasws ibn Al-Hussainasws, who has said:
نحن أئمة المسلمين و حجج الله على العالمين و سادة المؤمنين و قادة الغر المحجلين و موالي المؤمنين و نحن أمان لأهل الأرض كما أن النجوم أمان لأهل السماء و نحن الذين بنا يمسك الله السماء أن تقع على الأرض إلا بإذنه و بنا يمسك الأرض أن تميد بأهلها و بنا ينزل الغيث و تنشر الرحمة و تخرج بركات الأرض و لو لا ما في الأرض منا لساخت بأهلها ثم قال و لم تخل الأرض منذ خلق الله آدم من حجة لله فيها ظاهر مشهور أو غائب مستور و لا تخلو إلى أن تقوم الساعة من حجة لله فيها و لو لا ذلك لم يعبد الله قال سليمان فقلت للصادق ع فكيف ينتفع الناس بالحجة الغائب المستور قال كما ينتفعون بالشمس إذا سترها السحاب
Weasws are the Imamasws of the Muslims and are the ‘حجج الله’ Proof of Allahazwj on the Universe and weasws are the Chief of ‘المؤمنين’ believers, and are the Guide of the people of Paradise having ‘bright hands and faces’ (pious) ones. And weasws are the ‘موالي’ Guardians of the believers. Because of usasws people of the earth are protected (from Allah’s Wrath due to their sins), as the stars are stabilising the residents of the skies for ourasws sake. Due to ourasws presence Allahazwj Holds back the sky from falling onto the Earth. And because of Hisazwj Greatness and ourasws regard, Allahazwj Protects the Earth from tripping over and taking into its depth its inhabitants. Allahazwj Sends down rain due to usasws and Extends Hisazwj Bounties. The treasures of the Earth are surfaced due to usasws.
If the Earth would not find an Imamasws from usasws upon it, it would destabilise and get destroyed along with what is on it. And then said: Allahazwj never Lets the earth to be but with a Divine Imamasws, since the time of it’s first inhabitant, Prophet Adamas. Either the Authority of Allahazwj (the Imam) is visible and well known to its inhabitants or is in occultation and is made obscure from people’s eyes, but (in any case) the earth will not remain without an Imam until the Doom’s day. With the presence of the Imamasws on the face of the earth, ‘Ibaada’ (worship) cannot be performed (as it will be worthless).
Suleiman says, I asked Imam Jafar-e-Sadiqasws: ‘How people are going to get benefit from an Imamasws who is in occultation and obscure from the eyes of the people? Imamasws replied: Similar to the people benefiting from the Sunrays, when it is covered by the clouds. (كمالالدين ج : 1 ص : 207, H. 22)