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Is there a Ziyarat which is more heart wrenching than Ziyarat e Nahiya  

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  1. 1. Is there a Ziyarat which pulls at your heart more than Ziyarat e Nahiya?

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Is there a Ziyrat which pulls on your heart more than this Ziyarat? I read this in English and it shakes me to my soul when I read the account that the 12th Imam (عليه السلام) provides of what happened to Imam Husain as Shaheed (عليه السلام).


"Peace be upon the one who aorta was severed"

My God...if you aren't aware the feeling of having such a critical part of your blood circulation such as the Aorta severed then you should know of the immense pain and heaviness on your chest that you feel when this happens. If anyone has suffered a heartattack can attest this is a most painful and horrible feeling to endure. Imam Husain (عليه السلام) had this happen to him.


"Peace be upon the front teeth that were beaten with a rod"

Has anyone ever lost a tooth by getting hit by something? I have and believe me the pain and blood loss in intense.


"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 the befell you"

This is not the poetic license of a fictional writer, but the exact words of our 12th Imam (عليه السلام), so imagine how horrible what Imam Husain (عليه السلام) suffered through must've been when the one person in the world who knows as close as can be known as to what truly happened says these things. 


"You fell to the ground wounded, horses trampled you with their hooves, tyrants raised their swords against you, the sweat of death appeared on your forehead, and you continually clenched and unclenched your hands."

Think about the physical pain that one is suffering through and enduring that causes a person to constantly clench and unclench their hands like that. What pain Imam Husain (عليه السلام) must have endured by having horses trample him with their hooves. I can't even begin to imagine. Also, this is what was happening to Imam Husain (عليه السلام) as his head was sawed off by Shimr (LA)...he was writhing in pain as he kept looking at the tents while the blade was sawing his neck from his body.


"Your faculties faded, your breath became shallow and ceased, and your head was raised onto a spear".

Google how the human brain reacts within the first few moments of death and/or being severed from the body. Its alive and able to comprehend for a few short moments what is going on and has just happened. Imam Husain (عليه السلام) was aware that his head had been severed even after it was put onto a spear for a few moments (I'm guessing this continues until the head has been drained of all blood, which takes a minute or two to drain out from the skull).

I'd go on but its just to painful to discuss...

Muharram and Ashura are upon us...lets not only honor Imam Husain (عليه السلام) by maintaining the true way of Islam that he died for, but lets also pay special attention to the details of his actual sacrifice. I doubt any of us has the strength to fully understand and realize what he did. 

All we can do is honor him but continuing the fight for truth, justice and humanity through what Islam teaches us to do.


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Imam Sadiq ((عليه السلام).) said:

قال أبو عبد الله (ع):

نفَسُ المهمُوم لِظُلمنا تسبيح وهَمُه لأمرنا عبادة وكِتمانه لِسرِّنا جهادٌ في سبيل الله ثم قال أبو عبد الله (ع) يَجِب أن يُكتب هذا الحديث بالذهَب

The breath of one who is aggrieved upon the injustice and oppression subjected to us, is tasbeeh (glorification of Allah), and his grief for us, is i'baadat (worship of Allah) and his concealing our secrets, is jihad in the path of Allah.

The Imam ((عليه السلام).) then added: This tradition ought to be written in gold.

Amaali al‑Shaikh al‑Mufid, pg. 338.


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