Reward of Mourning over Imam Hussein’s Martyrdom

KABUL: (MEP) – A narration mentioned in the authentic book, Kamil ul Ziyarat, quoting Imam Sadiq (A.S), through his companion Mosama’ states:

“O, Mosama’, you are from Iraq. Have you visited the shrine of Hussein? I said: No. I am from Basra and there are great numbers of enemies and hence I am not safe because they may report it to the son of Suleiman. And he may punish me in a manner to be a lesson for others; hence I have been very cautious and don’t go on pilgrimage to his shrine. The Imam said: ‘Do you recall the troubles inflicted on him as well as the hardships created for him’? I said: yes. The Imam replied: Do you lament and sob? Yes, I said swear by God; I become so sorrowful out of remembering the hardships inflicted on him that my family members witness from my expressions; and I become so upset that I cannot eat and drink while the effects of sorrow are reflected on my face. The Imam said: God bless you for your tears. Indeed, you are among those who have cried because of us and have become happy because of our joyfulness, become sorrowful as a result of our grief, been frightened because of our fear and they are safe when we are safe. God will definitely have mercy on you.”

[B]In this regard, also quoted in the same book, the Imam says: “On the Day of Judgment, a caller would call: Where are the Shias of Household of Muhammad? Some would rise among the people, whose number is not known to anybody except God. Then the caller says: where are the pilgrims of Hussein’s shrine? A large number of people rise: Then they are told: hold the hands of anybody you like and take them to the heaven; then, the one who is among pilgrims could take whoever s/he likes to the heaven.” (Bihar ul Anwar, vol. 44, p. 285)

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