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Resorting to the Prophet (s) and Imams (a) as an intermediary is among the prominent beliefs of Shi'a due to God's order to them in the Qur'an and many hadiths of the Ahl al-Bayt (a). It is mentioned in Shi'a supplications and ziyarah of the Infallible Ones (a), the most comprehensive one of which is Al-Tawassul Supplication.In the contemporary period, following Ibn Taymiyya, Wahhabis have mentioned criticisms about Tawassul which have been rejected by all Shi'a and most Sunni scholars. Read more...
"'Asr-i 'Ashura" (the evening of 'Ashura), by Mahmud Farshchiyan, depicts the moment when the horse of Imam al-Husayn (a) returns to the tents after the martyrdom of Imam al-Husayn (a).