ziyarat nahiya

اَلسَّلامُ عَلى خامِسِ أصْحابِ الْكِساءِ
Peace be upon the fifth of the People of the Cloak.

اَلسَّلامُ عَلى غَريبِ الْغُرَباءِ
Peace be upon the loneliest of the lonely.

اَلسَّلامُ عَلى شَهيدِ الشُّهَداءِ
Peace be upon the greatest martyr of all martyrs.

—  Ziyarat al-Nahiya Al-Muqadasa

anonymous asked:

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, "Beware of newly invented matters, for EVERY invented matter is an innovation and EVERY innovation is a going astray, and EVERY going astray is in Hell-fire.” [Abu Dawud & At-Tirmidhi] On the basis of this, isn't everything the Shia does newly invented? Like bloodletting on ashura, cursing sahabas, shouting 'labaik ya hussain' and calling yourself the servant of Hussain, we are all the servant of Allah only. Not anyone else. Can you clarify a bit pls. Thanks!

So this also means that Umar Ibn Khattab (لعنة الله عليه) is in in Hellfire? Ironic how they tell us we do Bi'dah when they do things which completely contradict the Sunnah of Prophet Muhamamd (saw), yet you take the innovations of your second Caliph, Umar, without questioning.

Anyways, I’m going to round up your points in one answer: 

  • Bloodletting on Ashura
  • Cursing the Sahaba
  • Shouting ‘Labaik Ya Hussain’
  • Calling yourself the servant of (Imam) Hussain (as)

 Bloodletting on Ashura (an innovation)?

Ironic how Sunni’s would rather celebrate the fake Sunnah of fasting on Ashura in solidarity with the Jews than observe the Wajib of observing Ashura with solemnity.  

But to answer your question: This isn’t an innovation, you aren’t changing anything in Islam, because the act in itself is not haraam and the act of mourning for Imam Hussain (as) is a Sunnah. The stories of the Prophets and the Ahlulbayt (as) include examples of their mourning. All of the Imams of the Ahlulbayt (as) commemorated the Martyrdom of Imam Hussain (as). There are Riwayaat (narrations) of the Ahlulbayt (as) causing the release of blood when acting out of sheer grief.

The people who perform it do so to seek closeness to their Imam (as). The letting of blood, is almost like a declaration to their dedication to the Imam (as). As if to say our blood is not too worthy to sacrifice ourselves for the Imam (as).

Cursing the Sahaba (an innovation)?

We don’t curse the Sahaba. We respect the Sahaba that deserve to be respected and we curse those who have oppressed the Ahlulbayt (as). If you are referring to some particular ‘RA’ like the first 3 Caliphs and certain wives of the Holy Prophet (saw), then you are right, we curse them.

The Holy Prophet (saw) had thousands of Sahabas, but apparently ‘Sahabas’ for Sunnis mean those who gathered in Saqifa. Even the Holy Quran disrespects the ‘Sunni Sahaba’, you know, the ones who doubted the Prophet, ran from battles etc.

We can’t let go from a Wajib act that was ordered by Allah (swt), no matter who it is. My status is raised according to authentic  narrations, I am excercising a Sunnah and I am obeying the Ahlulbayt (as) whom asked us to disassociate and send curses upon such individuals.

We proudly ask Allah (swt) to remove His Mercy from the enemies of Islam because it is the Sunnah of the Prophet (saw) and his Ahlulbayt (as). The truth is, most Sunni’s are too jahil to understand that even the Prophet (saw) said (in Sahih al-Bukhari, the most authentic Sunni book) that certain of his ‘companions’ will be in Hell.

They don’t even know their own faith but they know that ours is wrong.

Shouting ‘Labbaik Ya Hussain

“Labaik Ya Hussain” means “We are at your service, O’ Hussain”. By saying “Labbaik Ya Hussain”, we are answering the call of Imam Hussain (as) who stood alone on the arid sands of Karbala (on the day of Ashura) and called out:

“Is there anyone to help me? Is there anyone to support me? Is there any defender to defend the Household of the Messenger of Allah?”

Whom was he calling out to? Surely he was not expecting anyone to come to his aid. He knew there was no one left.  And yet, he made sure that his call reverberated in all directions. To be alongside Imam Hussain (as), to help him and to be fortunate enough to attain Martyrdom is the greatest achievement and honour.

We are centuries away from Imam Hussain (as) yet still we can join him and answer his call when he called out: “Is there anyone to help me?”

In Ziyarat Nahiya, Imam Mahdi (may Allah hasten his reappearance) has expressed this great desire in the following words:

“Grievous indeed it is that I was unable to respond soon enough to your cry for help, so that by the time I could reach you it was too late and you were already Martyred.”

Imam Mahdi (as), again said:
“I came in this world after you and by the decree of Allah I couldn’t help you. Therefore, I will lament morning and evening and instead of tears I will shed blood.”

This gives us an idea that in the eyes of Imam Mahdi (as), it is an honour and privilege to help Imam Hussain (as). Helping Imam Hussain (as) is similar to helping both the Prophet (saw) and Imam Mahdi (as). They have the same ideas and goals, and if you accept and try to achieve those goals, you are with them. If we wisely spread the message of Imam Hussain (as) today, we are helping Imam Mahdi (as).

Calling yourself the servant of (Imam) Hussain (as)

When we say “I am the servant of Imam Hussain (as)” we mean devoted followers of the Imam (as) and NOT in a sense of worship. Being the ‘servant’ of an Imam doesn’t mean you consider them as God.

It’s clear that the enemies of the Ahlulbayt (as) are desperate to prevent any commemoration of the Martyrdom of Imam Hussain (as) and they do so by attacking the Shi'as for being adherents of Bi'dah. The mourning and shedding of blood on the day of Ashura by the Shi'as is a protest against the oppression of Muawiyah (لعنة الله عليه) and his descendants for their brutal treatment of the Ahlulbayt (as). Our protests shall InshaAllah continue untill the Day of Judgement.

Our Matam is a slap in the face of the enemies of Azadari and InshaAllah we can continue to spread the message of Imam Hussain (as)

Peace be upon the bloodstained chest
Peace be upon the parched lips.
Peace be upon the plucked souls.
Peace be upon the snatched spirits.
Peace be upon the stripped corpses.
Peace be upon the pallid bodies.
Peace be upon the gushing bloods.
Peace be upon the dismembered limbs.
Peace be upon the heads raised upon lances.
Peace be upon the women (forcibly) exposed.
Peace be upon the Proof of the Lord of the worlds.
Peace be upon you and upon your pure ancestors.
Peace be upon you and upon your martyred sons.
Peace be upon you and upon your children who aided (you).
Peace be upon you and upon the accompanying Angels.
Peace be upon the slain and the oppressed one.
Peace be upon his poisoned brother (Imam al-Hasan).
Peace be upon Ali, the elder (Ali al-Akbar).
Peace be upon the suckling infant (Ali al-Asghar).
Peace be upon the plundered bodies.
Peace be upon the family and children who were nearby (the place of martyrdom) [who where without support among strangers].
Peace be upon the mangled corpses (left) in the desert.
Peace be upon those who were left far from their homeland.
Peace be upon those who were buried without shrouds.
Peace be upon the heads severed from the bodies.

،اَلسَّلامُ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ حَبيبِ اللهِ وَ صِفْوَتِهِ
،اَلسَّلامُ عَلى أميرِالْمُؤْمِنينَ عَلِيِّ بْنِ أبي طالِبٍ الْمَخْصُوصِ بِاُخُوَّتِهِ
،اَلسَّلامُ عَلى فاطِمَةَ الزَّهْراءِ ابْنَتِهِ
،اَلسَّلامُ عَلى أبي مُحَمَّدٍ الْحَسَنِ وَصِيِّ أبيهِ وَ خَليفَتِهِ
،اَلسَّلامُ عَلَى الْحُسَيْنِ الَّذي سَمَحَتْ نَفْسُهُ بِمُهْجَتِهِ

Ziyarat Nahiya

“Peace be upon Muhammad, the beloved of Allah and His elite.
Peace be upon the Leader of the Faithful, Ali Ibn Abi Talib, who was exclusively selected for brotherhood to him (the Prophet (PBUH&HF)).
Peace be upon Fatima al-Zahra, his daughter.
Peace be upon Abu Muhammad al-Hasan, the executor of (the will of) his father, and his successor.
Peace be upon al-Husain, who sacrificed himself up to the last drops of the blood of his heart.


Ya Ab al-Fadl al-Abbas (as)

May Allah’s curse be on Hakim Bin Tufail (lnt) who cut off right hand and Allah’s curse be on Zaid bin Warrd (lnt) who cut off left hand of Moula Abbas (as)

“Infinite peace and blessings be upon you and your righteous and enlightening behavior, O Ab al-Fadl! Peace be upon you as you reached your high status and courageously accomplished the path you faced.

In the Ziyarat of Nahiya, Imam Mahdi (A.S.) addresses him as the following:"Peace be upon Ab al-Fadl al-Abbas, son of the commander of the believers, the one who protected his brother with his own life, and collected provisions from his past for his future. It is he who sacrificed himself for his brother, made his own life a shield, and made sufficient effort for his sake”

Words that break the heart

“But as I have been hindered by the course of time, and (Allah’s) decree has prevented me from helping you, and as I could not fight those who fought you, and was not able to show hostility to those who showed hostility to you, I will, therefore, lament you morning and evening, and will weep blood in place of tears, out of my anguish for you and my sorrow for all that befell you…” 

 —Imam al-Mahdi (PBUH) in Ziyarat al-Nahiya 

And your [al-Hussain (a)] horse wandered away towards your tents, neighing and weeping, then when your women-folk beholded your horse devoid of it’s rider and saw the saddle bent, they emerged from the tents, with disheveled hair, beating their faces, unveiled and wailing, lamenting in a dejected state after having being honored, they ran towards the spot of your martyrdom, while Shimr (the accursed) was seated upon your chest, moving his sword (upon your neck) to slaughter you, while clasping your hair in his hand, he was slaughtering you with his sword, you had turned motionless while your breathing was ceasing, (your were beheaded) and your head was raised upon the lance.
—  Ziyarat Nahiya 
Salutations from he who recognizes your sanctity, is a sincere (believer) in your guardianship, seeks nearness to Allah through your love, and is aloof from your enemies. Salutations from the one whose heart is wounded due to the tribulations you have suffered, and whose tears flow in your remembrance, Salutations from the one who is distressed, grief-stricken, distracted, and yielding, Salutations from the one, who, had he been present with you in that plain, would have shielded you from the sharpness of the swords with his body and sacrificed his last breath for you, would have struggled beside you, helped you against the aggressors, and redeemed you with his soul, body, wealth, and children, (Salutations from the one) whose soul is a sacrifice for yours and whose family is a shield for yours. But as I have been hindered by the course of time and as (Allah’s) decree has prevented me from helping you, and as I could not fight those who fought you, and was not able to show hostility to those who showed hostility to you, I will, therefore, lament you morning and evening, and will weep blood in place of tears, out of my anguish for you and my sorrow for all that befell you until I meet death from the pain of the catastrophe and the choking grief.
—  Imam Mahdi (as) to Imam Hussain (as) in Ziyarat Nahiya