shia of ali

They say that when you enter the vicinity of Karbala al-Muqaddas and first lay eyes upon the Golden Dome overpowering the skyline, you quickly come to notice that one is missing.
Although both the Shrines are built on the same leveled ground and are of the same size, only the dome of Hadhrat Abbas (as) is visible to the guests entering this Holy city.

When the scholars were asked why the dome of Aba Abdillah (as) is seemingly hidden from view, the reply came saying:

“Till today, those who wish to visit their Imam (as) must first go through his guardian, Abal Fadhl al-Abbas (as).”

اَللَّهُمَّ فَاقْبَل عُذْرِي
O Allah, so accept my excuse,

وَارْحَمْ شِدَّةَ ضُرِّي
Have mercy upon the severity of my affliction

وَفُكَّنِي مِنْ شَدِّ وَثَاقِي
And release me from the tightness of my fetters,

يَا رَبِّ ارْحَمْ ضَعْفَ بَدَنِي وَرِقَّةَ جِلْدِي وَدِقَّةَ عَظْمِي
My Lord, have mercy upon the weakness of my body, the thinness of my skin and the frailty of my bones.

–Duaa Kumayl

Do not let this world tempt you, and do not let your vain desires overpower you, and do not consider your stay in this world to be long, and do not let your hopes deceive you, for indeed hopes are not part of this religion in any way.
—  Amirul Mo’minin Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (ع) Ghurar al-Hikam p. 392, h. 371
Whoever curses the companions or one of them or joins with his curse, or claims that ʿAlī is worthy of worship (a god) or a prophet or that Jibrīl was mistaken, then there is no doubt in his kufr. Nay, there is no doubt in the kufr of he who stops (hesitates) in takfīr of him.
—  Ibn Taymiyyah, Al-Sārim Al-Maslūl’Alā Shātim Al-Rasūl (p.591)
Truly if you do good, then it is your own soul that you honor and do good to, but if you do wrong, it is your own soul that you degrade and wrong.
—  Amirul Mo’minin Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (ع) Mizan al-Hikmah h. 1617