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Hadith's of Masomeen a.s Tear's for Hazrat Imam e Hussain a.s 

Hazrat Imam Mohammad al-Baqir (a.s.) narrates from his father Imam Ali ibn Husain Zain-ul-Abedeen (a.s.) who said,
" If a believer weeps over the martyrdom of Imam Husain (a.s.) and tears flow from his eyes and fall on his cheeks, then Allah will make him reside in the palaces of Paradise where he shall abide for a lengthy period of time. And if tears flow from a believer's eye (in sorrow) and falls upon his cheeks for the oppression and tyranny which has been inflicted upon us by our enemies, then Allah will present him a seat in Paradise. And the believer who undergoes sufferings on our behalf and tears flow on his cheeks, then Allah will remove sorrow from his face, and on the day of Qiyamah will keep him away from His wrath and safeguard him against the fire (of hell)."
( Reference : Nafasul Mahmoom, English, Tradition 11, pg 50)
 

Declared Abal Hasan Imam Ali ibn Musa al-Reza (a.s.)
" O Son of Shabeeb! Moharram is such a month that the arabs of the age of ignorance (pre Islamic) too respected its's sanctity and forbade oppression and bloodshed in it. But these people (the umayyads) did not honour the sanctity of this month nor of their Prophet. In this month they killed the son of the Prophet and imprisoned the women-folk after looting and plundering their belongings, verily Allah will never ever forgive this crime of theirs."
( Reference : Nafasul Mahmoom, English, pg 45)
Declared Abal Hasan Imam Ali ibn Musa al-Reza ( a.s.)
" O Son of Shabeeb! If you desire to earn the reward of thiose who were martyred along with Imam Husain (a.s.), then whenever you remember him, say:

' I wish I had been with them, then I would have attained the Great Triumph.' "
( Reference : Nafasul Mahmoom, English, Tradition 1, pg 46, as narrated to Rayyan ibn Shabeeb)
 

Declared Abal Hasan Imam Ali ibn Musa al-Reza ( a.s.)
" O Son of Shabeeb! If you desire that you may abide in the palaces of Paradise in the company of the Holy Prophet ( s.a.w.) and his Progeny, then invoke Allah's curse upon the murderers of Imam Husain (a.s.)"

" O Son of Shabeeb! If you desire to reside in the exalted status of Paradise alongwith us, then bemoan our sorrows and sufferings and rejoice in our happiness and remain attached to our love. For even if a person is attached to a stone in this world, Allah shall make him arise with it on the day of Qiyamah."
( Reference : Nafasul Mahmoom, English, Tradition 1, pg 46, as narrated to Rayyan ibn Shabeeb)
 

Declared Abal Hasan Imam Ali ibn Musa al-Rez a (a.s.)
" Whoever remembers our sorrows, and weeps over the oppressions which have been inflicted upon us, then on the day of Qiyamah he shall be on our status alongwith us . And the one who remembers our sorrows and thereby weeps and makes others weep, then his eyes shall not weep on the day when all eyes will be weeping. And the one who sits in such a gathering wherein are matters are discussed, his heart will not die on the day when all hearts shall perish."
( Reference : Nafasul Mahmoom, English, Tradition 6, pg 49)
Declared Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq ( a.s.)
" The murderers of both, Prophet Yahya (a.s.) as well as Imam Husain (a.s.) were illegitimate. The  heavens have not wept, except on account of the martyrdom of both of them."
( Reference : Nafasul Mahmoom, English, Tradition 18, pg 53)
 

Through successive chain of transmitters, the Noble Shaikh Ja'far bin Qawlawayh relates with his chain of authorities from Dawood Raqqi, who says that once I was in the presence of Imam Ja'far as Sadiq ( a.s.) when he asked for water to drink. When he drank it, grief overtook him and his eyes became full of tears. Then he said,
" O Dawood! May Allah's curse be upon the murderers of Imam Husain (a.s.). There is no servant (of Allah) who drinks water and remembers Husain and curses his enemies, except that Allah writes one lac virtues in his record, and forgives one lac sins of his, and elevates his position one lac times. It is as if he has freed one lac slaves, and on the day of Qiyamah he shall arise satiated."
( Reference : Nafasul Mahmoom, English, Tradition 18, pg 53)
 

Through successive chain of transmitters, it is related from Dawood bin Farqad, who says that I was seated in the house of Imam Ja'far as Sadiq (a.s.) when he saw a pigeon (called Zaghabi) humming. Imam Turned towards me and asked,
" O Dawood! Do you know what this bird is saying? "

I Replied in the negative. Imam (a.s.) said,

" It curses the murderers of Imam Husain (a.s.), thus preserve such pigeons in your houses." 
( Reference : Nafasul Mahmoom, English, Tradition 20, pg 54)
 

Through chain of transmitters, Shaikh Abul Qasim Ja'far bin Qawlawayh relates through his chain of transmitters from Abu Ammarah, the Nawha recitor, that one day the name of Imam Husain (a.s) was taken in the presence of Imam Ja'far as Sadiq ( a.s.) and he did not even smile till the night, and he would always say,
" Husain is the means of weeping for al believers."
( Reference : Nafasul Mahmoom, English, Tradition 10, pg 50) 
One day Imam Husain (a.s.) went to his brother Imam Hasan (a.s). When he looked at Imam Hasan (a.s), he started weeping. Imam Hasan (a.s) asked,

" O Aba Abdillah! Why do you weep?"

Imam Husain replied that he wept on account of that which would befall him.

Imam Hasan said,
" What shall befall me is the fatal poison, but none of my days will be similar to that of yours. Thirty thousand people, claiming to follow our Grandfather (the Prophet), will unite to attack you and shed your blood, and vioiate the sanctity and imprison your women-folk and children and plunder your tents. At that time the wrath (of Allah) will descend upon the Bani Umayyah and the heavens will rain blood, and all things will lament over you, to the extent that the wild-beasts of the  forest and the fish of the rivers will also weep over your sufferings."
( Reference : Nafasul Mahmoom, English, Tradition 39, pg 68)
 

Mohammad bin Muslim says that I have heard Imam Mohammad al-Baqir (a.s.) and Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq (a.s.) as saying that,
" Indeed the reward and compensation given by Allah for the martyrdom of Imam Husain ( a.s.) is that Imamate has been issued forth from his progeny, there is cure in (the earth) of his grave, the fulfillment of desires at the head of his grave, and from the time a pilgrim goes to visit his grave and returns back, no accounting will be taken (from him)."
Mohammad bin Muslim asked Imam Sadiq (a.s.), "These rewards are (for the people) on account of Imam, but what about the reward for him." Imam ( a.s.) replied,

" Indeed Almighty Allah has united him with the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.) and Imam remains with the Prophet in his station and position."

Then he recited the following verses of the Qu'ran :

" And (as for) those who believe and their offspring follow them in faith, We will unite them with their offspring." (Toor:21)

Shaikh Sadooq related from the Holy Prophet ( s.a.w.) that he said, that Prophet Moosa bin Imran (a.s.) supplicated to Allah and said,
" O my Lord! My brother has died, thus forgive him."

It was revealed to him, 

" O Moosa! If you desire, I shall forgive all the people from the beginning until the end, except the murderers of Husain (a.s.), for I shall surely take revenge from them."

( Reference : Nafasul Mahmoom, English, Tradition 17, pg 53)

Declared Abal Hasan Imam Ali ibn Musa al-Reza (a.s.)
" O Son of Shabeeb! If you wish to mourn and lament over anyone, do so upon Husain bin Ali bin Abi Talib (a.s.) for he was beheaded like a lamb . Eighteen persons from among his family, who were unparalled in the earth, were also killed along with him. The heavens and the earth lamented the death of Husain. Four thousand angels descended from the heavens to aid him, but when they reached they saw that he had already been martyred. Thus, now they all remain near his blessed grave with dishelved hair covered with dust until the rising of the Qaim (Imam al Mahdi). Then they will aid him and their slogan will be :
 

Vengeance for the blood of Husain."
( Reference : Nafasul Mahmoom, English, pg 45)
Imam Ja'far as-Sadiq ( a.s.) once told Fuzayl that,

" Do you discuss our traditions when you sit in each others company?" 

Fuzayl replied, " Yes we certainly do so, may I be your ransom!"

Imam (a.s.) said,

" Whoever remembers our traditions, or in whose presence we are discussed and tear equal to the size of a wing of a fly flow from his eyes, Allah will forgive all his sins although they be equal in number to the foam (of the water) of the river."
 


( Reference : Nafasul Mahmoom, English, Tradition 12, pg 50)
Mohammad bin Muslim says that I have heard Imam Mohammad al-Baqir (a.s.) and Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq (a.s.) as saying that,
" Indeed the reward and compensation given by Allah for the martyrdom of Imam Husain ( a.s.) is that Imamate has been issued forth from his progeny, there is cure in (the earth) of his grave, the fulfillment of desires at the head of his grave, and from the time a pilgrim goes to visit his grave and returns back, no accounting will be taken (from him)."
Mohammad bin Muslim asked Imam Sadiq (a.s.), "These rewards are (for the people) on account of Imam, but what about the reward for him." Imam ( a.s.) replied,

" Indeed Almighty Allah has united him with the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.) and Imam remains with the Prophet in his station and position."

Then he recited the following verses of the Qu'ran :

" And (as for) those who believe and their offspring follow them in faith, We will unite them with their offspring." (Toor:21)
( Reference : Nafasul Mahmoom, English, Tradition 22, pg 55)
 

For those unable to go for the ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.) on the day of A'shura, Imam Baqir (a.s.) mentions the manner of performing A'zadari as follows:
" He should mourn over Husain (a.s.), weep for him and instruct the members of the house to weep for him. He should establish the mourning ceremony in the house by exhibiting lamentions and grief over him; the people should meet one another in their homes and offer condolences and consolations to each other over the calamities which befell him. "
( Reference : Kaamil al-Ziyaraat, Pg.: 175) 
 

One day the Holy Prophet Mohammad (s.a.w.) was seated and Imam Ali (a.s.), Hazrat Fatemah (s.a.), Imam Hasan (a.s.), and Imam Husain (a.s.) were sitting around him. The Prophet addressed them and said,
What will be your state when all of you will be killed and your graves will lie scattered?"

Imam Husain ( a.s.) said, 

" Will we die a natural death or will be martyred?"

The Prophet replied, 

" O my dear son! You will be killed with oppression and cruelty, and your brother (Hasan) too will be killed with tyranny and cruelty, and your offspring will be scattered over the land."

Imam Husain (a.s.) asked,

" Who will kill us, O Prophet of Allah?"

He replied,

"The worst among men",

Then Imam Husain (a.s.) inquired,

" Then will anyone come to visit us (our graves) after our death?"

The Prophet answered, 

" Yes my dear son! A group of people from among my community will come to visit your graves seeking my pleasure. Then on the day of Qiyamah, near the station of accounting, I will go to them and catching hold of their hands will save them from it's terrors and sorrows. "
( Reference : Nafasul Mahmoom, english, Tradition 30, pg 60)
 

It is quoted from the Honourable Shaikh Ahmed bin Abu Talib Tabarsi's book Ehtijaj under a lengthy tradition dealing with Sa'ad bin Abdullah Ash'ari's meeting with Imam al Mahdi (a.t.f.s.), in which Sa'ad asked Imam al Mahdi ( a.t.f.s.) the interpreta­tion regarding the words: Kaf, Ha, Ya, Ain, Swad in Surah al Maryam. Imam replied,
" These words are from the concealed codes regarding which Allah informed His Servant the Prophet Zakariyah (a.s.) and regarding which it was revealed to the Holy Prophet Mohammad ( s.a.w.s.). The incident is as follows: Prophet Zakariyah (a.s.) asked his Lord to teach him the names of the Five Pure Ones, to which Jibra'eel descended and taught him the five names. Whenever Prophet Zakariyah (a.s .) recited the four names, Mohammad ( s.a.w.s.), Ali (a.s.), Fatemah (a.s.) and Hasan (a.s.), his heart would be enlightened and his sorrow would part away, but when he took the name of Husain (a.s.) he would become sorrowful and turn restless. One day he asked Allah Almighty, "My Lord! When I utter the names of these four Pure Per­sonalities, my sorrow parts away, but when I take the name of Husain, I turn sorrowful and weep & wail." Then Allah, the Mighty the Sublime re­vealed to him regarding Kaf, Ha, Ya, Ain, Swad. Kaf stands for Karbala, and Ha for Halakah (perdition) of the Prophet's Household, Ya for Yazid, the oppresser and murderer of Husain ( a.s.), Ain for Atash (thirst), and Swad for (Sabr) Patience and forbearance of Husain. When Prophet Zakariyah heard this he was so much grieved that for three consecutive days he refused to come out of his place of worship and did not permit people to meet him, and remained grief-stricken and wept profusely. And he recited the following elegy: O Lord! Will you let the best of Creatures see the plight of his son? O Lord! Will you allow this disaster to fall upon his House-hold? O Lord! Will you let Ali and Fatemah wear the dress of grief and will they witness this calamity"? He (Prophet Zakariyah) would always say, "O Lord! Bestow upon me with a son who would be the light of my eyes in my old-age, and when you present me with a son make my love intense for him and then let me taste the grief of his loss as Your Friend Mohammad ( s.a.w.s.) who will mourn the death of his son. Thus Allah blessed Prophet Zakariyah (a.s.) with a son Prophet Yahya (a.s.) whose death was mourned by Prophet Zakariyah. Prophet Yahya (a.s.)'s period of (his mother's) pregnan­cy was six months similar to that of Imam Husain ( a.s.)." 
( Reference : Nafasul Mahmoom, english, Tradition 23)

 


Through the above referred chain of authorities from the same book, it is related from Sa'eed bin Jubayr, who relates from Ibne Abbas who says that one day I was seated in the presence of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) when Imam Hasan (a.s.) came. When the Prophet's sight fell on him, he started weeping and then said,


"Come to me, come to me"
 and made him sit on his right thigh. After some time Imam Husain (a.s.) came and the Prophet after looking at him started weeping. Then he made Imam Husain sit on his left thigh. Then after some time Hazrat Fatemah (a.s.) came and the Prophet again started weeping and repeated as before and told her to sit facing him. Then when Imam Ali (a.s.) came he started weeping and repeating his words signaled him to sit on his right side. When the companions, who were sitting there saw this, they said, "O Prophet of Allah! You have not seen anyone among them except that you have wept, is there none among them whose sight could make you happy"? The Prophet replied,
 " I swear by Him Who has exalted me to Prophethood and has elevated me above the entire creation! No one on the entire earth is more dear to me than them. While my weeping is the result of the sufferings which shall befall them after my death. And I recollect the oppression which shall befall my son Husain. It is as if I see him taking refuge under the shelter of my grave or the Sacred Sanctuary (Ka'bah), but no one will let him hault there. He will then go to the place which is the spot of his Martyrdom and grief and trials. While a group of men will assist him, who will be the leaders of all Martyrs among my people on the day of Judgment. It is as if I see that arrows are shot at him and he has fallen down upon the earth of perdition from his steed. Then they will slaughter him like a sheep in an oppressive manner."
Then he started weeping and wailing and all those near him too wept and their voices in­creased. Then he arose and said,
" O Allah, I complain to you about all those sufferings which my progeny will have to bear after my death." 

( Reference : Nafasul Mahmoom, English, Tradition 38)
 

Through my chain of transmitters (Shaikh abbas Qummi (r.a.)) from the Noble Shaikh, the Master of Traditionists, Mohammad bin Ali bin Babawayh Qummi (Shaikh Sa­dooq) who relates from Abi Ammarah (the elegizer, Nawha recitor) that he says that, Imam Ja'far as Sadiq ( a.s.) told me,

" Recite some couplets in praise of Imam Husain (a.s.)."

I recited the couplets and Imam started weeping. Again I recited some more and he wept. I continued my recital and Imam wept each time until his entire Household started lamenting. Then Imam said,



" O Abu Ammarah! A person who recites couplets for Imam Husain (a.s.) and makes fifty people weep, his reward is Paradise. And a person who recites couplets for Imam Husain (a.s.) and makes thirty people weep, his reward is Paradise. And a person who recites couplets and makes twenty people weep, his reward is Paradise. And a person who recites couplets for Imam Husain (a.s.) and makes ten people weep, his reward is Paradise. While a person who recites couplets for Imam Husain (a.s.) and makes one person weep, his reward is Paradise. While a person who recites couplets for Imam Husain (a.s.), and himself weeps, his reward is Paradise. And whoever recites a couplet for Imam and himself is agrieved, his reward is Paradise."
( Reference : Nafasul Mahmoom, English, Tradition 13)
Zayd bin Shiham says that, I was sitting in the presence of Imam Ja'far as Sadiq (a.s.) with a group of people from Kufah, when Ja'far bin Affan entered. Imam welcomed him, signaled him to sit closer to him and then said,

" O Ja'far"

He said, "Here I am (at your service), may I be your ransom"!


Imam said,

" I have heard that you recite elegies for Imam Husain (a.s.), and that you recite it very well."

He replied, "Yes, may I be your ransom." He recited and the Imam started weeping, and all those who were present there too started weeping, until Imam's beard was soaked in tears. Then he said,

" O Ja'far! By Allah! The Angels close to Allah have descended here and heard your couplets for Imam Husain ( a.s.) and wept like us and even more. The Almighty Allah has re­served Paradise for you at this very moment and has forgiven your sins. O Ja'far! Do you want to hear something more"?

Ja'far replied in the af­firmative and Imam continued,

" There is none who recites elegies in the praise of Imam Husain (a.s.) and himself weeps besides making others weep, except that Allah will make Paradise obligatory for him and forgive him."

( Reference : Nafasul Mahmoom, English, Tradition 14)
 

Through chain of authorities reaching the Pillar of Islam Shaikh Sadooq, who relates from his chain of narrators from Abil Jarood, who says that Imam Mohammad al Baqir (a.s.) said that, one day the Holy Prophet Mohammad ( s.a.w.s.) was in the house of the mother of the faithful Umme Salma (a.s.), his wife, and told her not to allow anyone to visit him. Imam Husain (a.s.), who was a child at that time, entered therein and rushed to the Prophet. Umme Salma ( a.s.) followed him and saw Imam Husain seated on the chest of the Prophet and the Prophet was weeping. In his hand there was something which he was turning upside down. Then he said,

" O Umme Salma! Jibra'eel has come to me and reported that my Husain will be martyred and this earth is of his place of martyrdom. Preserve this with you, and the day this earth turns into blood, know then that Husain has been martyred." 

Umme Salma said, "O Prophet of Allah! Pray to Allah to relieve Husain from this calamity."

The Prophet replied,

" Yes I prayed to Allah for it, but Allah revealed to me that due to his martyrdom, a status will be bestowed on him, which will be unapproachable by anyone else. And he will be having such followers (Shi'ah) who will intercede (on the day of Qiyamah) and their intercession (Shafa'ah) will be accepted. And that Mahdi ( a.t.f.s.) will be from his progeny. Hence how good for them who will befriend Husain and will be among his followers (Shi'ah). For verily on the day of Qiyamah they will be successful."


( Reference : Nafasul Mahmoom, English, Tradition 24)
 

Through successive chain of authorities till Shaikh Sadooq, who relates with his chain of narrators from Imam Ja'far as Sadiq ( a.s.), that he said regarding the verse of the Qur'an:

" And mention Isma'il in the Book, surely he was truthful in (his) promise, and he was a Messenger, a Prophet." [Baqarah : 37] 

The Isma'il referred to by Allah in the above verse is not the Prophet Isma'il (a.s.) the son of Prophet Ibraheem (a.s.), but is another Prophet from among the Prophets of Allah. He was chosen by Allah for his people, who tortured him to such an extent, that they peeled the skin off his head and face. An Angel descended unto him and said, "Allah the glorious has sent me to you, ask whatever is your heart's de­sire." The Prophet replied,

" I am symphathetic towards whatever will befall Husain." 


( Reference : Nafasul Mahmoom, English, Tradition 25)
 


Through successive chain of authorities reaching the Honourable Shaikh Abul Qasim Ja'far bin Qawlawayh Qummi, who relates with his chain of authorites from Imam Ali bin Abi Talib ( a.s.) that, one day the Holy Prophet Mohammad (s.a.w.s.) came to visit us. I brought some food for him which Umme Ayman had brought as a gift for us viz. a tray of dates, a cup of milk and a bowl of butter so that he may partake of it. When he finished eating I arose to pour water on his hands to wash it. When he finished washing it, he rubbed the wet hands on his blessed face and beard. Then he went to the place of worship in the corner of the room and went into prostration and started weeping for a long time. Then he raised his head and none from among us had the courage to go near him and inquire. Husain arose and went and sat upon the thigh of the Prophet of Allah, and put his head to his chest and placed his jaw on his head and said, "O dear father! Why do you weep"? The Proph­et replied,

" I looked at you all and was happy and contented to an extent as I was never ever so much pleased before. Then Jibra'eel descended and reported to me that you all will be martyred, and your graves will be far away from one another. Hence I thanked Allah for what will befall (you all) and asked goodness for you." 

Husain said,

" Then O father! who will look after our graves and come to visit them inspite of such distance"? 

To which the Prophet replied,

" Those people among my nation (ummah) will come to visit your graves, who intent seeking my pleasure and goodwill. And hence I will go to assist them on the station of accounting (in Qiyamah), and hold their hands and relieve them from the fear and hardships of that day."


( Reference : Nafasul Mahmoom, English, Tradition 27)
Through my successive chain of authorities reaching the Noble Shaikh Mufeed, who in his Irshad relates from Awza'ee, from Abdullah bin Shaddad, from Ummul Fazl binte Haris, who says that, one day I went to the presence of the Holy Prophet Mohammad ( s.a.w.s.) and said, "O Prophet of Allah! Tonight I saw a very bad dream." The Prophet inquired as to what it was. I said that it was very hard upon me, to which he again asked me to relate it to him. I said, "I saw that a piece of your body cut off and fell in my lap." The Prophet replied,

" It is fine, for verily my Fatemah (a.s.) will soon deliver a boy and you will be her midwife then." (midwife : person trained to assist at childbirth)

Hence Imam Husain (a.s.) was born and lay in my lap as the Prophet had predicted. One day I took him to the presence of the Prophet. Suddenly I looked at his eyes and saw them filled with tears. I asked, "May my parents be your ransom O Prophet of Allah! What has happened to you"? He replied,

" Jibra'eel came to me and reported that the people from among my nation (ummah) will kill this son of mine, and he has brought red coloured sand (from the earth of the place of his martyrdom)." 


( Reference : Nafasul Mahmoom, English, Tradition 28)
  

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