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The book SECRETS BEHIND VISITING KARBALA is a set of related questions and answers for shi'i Muslims.  

AuthorSeyyed Sadegh Hosseini Shirazi
PublisherAnsariyan Publications

About the author[edit | edit source]

Seyyed Sadegh Hosseini Shirazi, known as Seyyed Sadegh Shirazi, is the title of one of the nobles of Karbala who was born in Iraq on 20 Dhul-Hijjah 1360 AH (18 December 1320 AH) and due to his family customs, at the age of 10 without having Enough benefit from religious teachings, he dressed as a clergyman and after the death of his mujtahid father Ayatollah Seyyed Mehdi Hosseini Shirazi on 28 Shaban 1380 AH (February 1339 AH), he quickly declared himself a mujtahid and along with other members Beit Pader called his elder brother Seyyed Mohammad the source of imitation.

About the book[edit | edit source]

This book written by Seyyed Sadegh Hosseini Shirazi and translated into English by Brother Tawhidi was published in Ansariyan Publications (December 5, 2013). It has 41 pages, and includes a compilation of questions that have been directed to The Eminent Grand Islamic Authority Ayatollah Sayid Sadiq Hussaini Shirazi along with their answers, teachings and phrases that have been translated for the benefit of Muslims residing in Western and English speaking countries.

Abstract of chapters[edit | edit source]

All 31 questions of the book revolve around the pilgrimage to the grave of Imam Hussein and the amount of reward and its positive effect for the pilgrim. The author does not suffice to give a short answer to each question and reassures the audience by referring to valid narrations and encourages them to do more research.

One of the questions in the book:

Question (26): It is apparent from the narrations previously mentioned that the reward of one who visits Imam Hussain is not limited to the period of visitation alone.

Are there narrations narrated in this regard that may clarify this matter?

Answer: Indeed, the narrations reported previously are mere examples and not all of what had been narrated regarding the reward of visiting the shrine of Imam Hussain. I shall report another narration as an example, and you are also able to research in this respect and you shall find various narrations:

Abdullah Ibn Meymun had stated:“I asked Imam Sadiq: what is the reward of the person who visits the grave of Imam Hussain without being arrogant and disdained while knowing the right of Imam Hussain?

The Imam replied saying: One thousand accepted Hajj performances shall be written for him, along with one thousand accepted Umrahs'. And if he was listed to be punished, he shall be written as a happy person, and shall remain engaged in the mercy of Allah Almighty.”

It has also been mentioned in another narration that there is a noble status for the visitor of Imam Hussain, to the point that the close angels to Allah Almighty i.e. Angels Gabriel and Michael accompany the visitor to his home after he exits the shrine of Imam Hussain, as narrated from Imam Sadiq: “The one who visits the grave of Imam Hussain while wanting Allah Almighty, angels Gabriel, Michael and Azrael shall accompany him until he returns to his home”

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