Ziyara of Imam al-Husayn (a)(Redirected from Ziyarah of Imam al-Husayn (a))
Zīyārat al-Imām al-Ḥusayn (a) (Arabic:(زیارة الامام الحسین (ع) is the visit (ziyara) to the Holy Shrine of Imam al-Husayn (a) in order to show one's respect and honor to Imam al-Husayn (a) and acquire spiritual blessings. In the Shiite culture, it is one of the most supererogatory worships recommended to be performed on various religious occasions, such as Ashura, Arba'in, 'Arafa, Eid al-Fitr, Eid al-Adha and Thursday nights. Despite restrictions made by governments, Shiite Imams (a) always encouraged Shiites to visit the shrine by mentioning the virtues of Karbala and the place of al-Ha'ir al-Husayni. In various hadiths, the afterlife rewards and effects of such a visit as well as the manners of the visit have been elaborated.
According to some hadiths, the place in which Imam al-Husayn (a) was martyred was of great respect even in the periods before the emergence of Islam. According to a hadith, when Imam 'Ali (a) was returning from the Battle of Siffin, he had a stay in Karbala and cried for the future catastrophe in there.
It is said that the first visitor of Imam al-Husayn's (a) grave was Jabir b. 'Abd Allah al-Ansari who went to Karbala together with