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Ziyaarat Aale-Yaasin, A Brief Commentary


Publisher(s): Association of Imam Mahdi

Category: Supplications

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Publisher : Association of Imam Mahdi (a.s.)

Published in: Shaabaan 1425 A.H.

Featured Category: Muslim Practices Spirituality

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A brief explanation of the Ziyaarat al-Aale Yaasin, the profound and meaningful salutation from Imam al-Mahdi (a.t.f.s.).


The word "زیارات" is an Arabic term derived from the root "زوَرَ" which means ‘to visit’. In religious terminology, it implies our conversation with Allah’s sincere creatures and His infallible proofs (a.s.), who are without parallel. They are those whom Allah, the High, has purified from all uncleanness and has created them pure, purified.

Thus, whosoever desires to approach Allah, he should do so through the gates determined by Him. Yes, the infallible Imams (a.s.) from the immaculate Ahlul Bayt (a.s.) are the gates through whom Allah is approached. They are the medium towards Him and hence, their recognition, their love and treading on their path is obligatory. All these are summarized in one thing i.e. ziyaarat.

It is our creed that the souls of the holy Ahlul Bayt (a.s.) ascend towards the highest heavens and are alive, receiving their sustenance (from their Lord). They look at us, hear our speech and reply to our salutations. As Ameerul Momineen (a.s.) narrates from the Holy Prophet (S),

“Those who die among us, are not (actually) dead.”

The belief of us Shias is contrary to that of the Wahhaabis who think that the Holy Prophet (S) is

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