Narration of Ibn Qulawayh Al-Qummi about the ziyarat of the day of ‘Ashura’ in his book Kamil al-Ziyarat – Part I

Introduction to the book ‘ Kamil al-Ziyarat’ :

Kāmil Al-Ziyārāt is indisputably the most authentic and comprehensive work ever compiled about Ziyārah. There are over 750 narrations which open doors to innumerable fields of knowledge. It also offers incredible and profound insight into the tragedy of Imam Husain A.S

Not only is Kāmil Al-Ziyārāt an extremely thorough book of Ziyārah which contains detailed narrations with instructions on how to perform each and every Ziyārah, it contains many different chapters which reveal essential information about the one whose Ziyārah is being performed and about the sacred sites being visited.  There are also several chapters which discuss the incredible rewards for performing the Ziyārah of the Ahlul Bayt, particularly the Master of the Martyrs.

 There are also numerous chapters dedicated to the tragedy of Imam Ĥusain, including detailed information about the lamentation of all of the created beings, including the Jinn, the angels, and the Ahlul Bayt over the Thirsty Master in Karbalā, as well as the dedication of all of the prophets, the angels, and the Ahlul Bayt to his Ziyārah, among many other invaluable chapters.

In the above book the authour narrates as follows :

Hakim bin Dawud bin Hakim and others narrated to me, from Muhammad bin Musa al-Hamadani, from Muhammad bin Khalid al-Tayalisi, from Sayf bin ‘Umayra and Salih bin ‘Uqba together, from ‘Alqama bin Muhammad al-Hadhrami, from Abu Ja’far al-Baqir (a.s.) who said: ” Whoever visits (the grave of) al-Husayn bin ‘Ali (a.s.) on the day of ‘Ashura’ and persists in weeping at his grave, then Allah the Glorified and Exalted will present him on the Day of Judgment, with the reward of two thousand major pilgrimages…”

And Muhammad bin Ismai’l, from Salih bin ‘Uqba, from Malik al-Juhani, from Abu Ja’far al-Baqir (a.s.) who said: “Whoever visits (the grave of) al-Husayn bin ‘Ali (a.s.) on the day of ‘Ashura’ in the month of Muharram and persists in weeping…”[1]

Ibn Qawlawayhi has concluded the first chain with the words “from ‘Alqama bin Muhammad al-Hadhrami,” and then he starts with the other chain and says “and Muhammad bin Ismai’l, from Salih bin ‘Uqba.”

In the part II of this article we shall deal with the reliability of the narrators of these traditions and their authenticity with the help of Allah (twt) and His last Hujjat (atfs)

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[1] Kamil al-Ziyarat, pg 173, Chapter 71.

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