Miracle of Ziarat Ashura
There are many miracles of Ziyarat-e-Ashura , the virtues of reciting it are many. It is extremely beneficial to recite this as a shield against diseases an calamities. Recite Ziyarat-e-Ashura regularly & ask your family members to do so as well.
Imam Jafar Sadiq (a.s.) recounts, ‘O Safwaan! When you are confronted with some adversity, then seek redressal of your grievances from Imam Hussain (a.s.) through the Aamaal of Ashura. Allah has pledged the fulfillment of demands with this Ziarat and Allah never reneges on His word’.
Hardships and afflictions no matter how severe, can be remedied by reciting Ziarate Ashura for forty successive days. Records of people’s experiences actually testify to the authenticity of this tradition.
Renowned Shia scholars have recited this Ziarat regularly. They have reaped incalculable benefits through its recitation and have always resorted to it in moments of distress. There are many such miracles. One such incident has been quoted below, which involves protection against a disease that seemed unstoppable. This shows the significance of Ziyarat e Ashura.
Miracle of Ziarat-e-Ashura (Best remedy for any type of Plague/Flu):
Ayatullah Al Hajj Sheikh ˜Abdul Karim Haeri (r.a.) founder of the hawzah ˜Ilmiyyah of Qum recounts:-
“During the time when I was engaged in religious studies in the city of Samarra, an epidemic, in the form of plague, spread amongst the inhabitants of the city and everyday several people would die of the disease.
One day, some of the inhabitants of Samarra had gathered in the house of my teacher, the late Sayyid Mu¡ammad Fisharki (r.a.), when Ayatullah Mirza Muhammad Taqi Shirazi ( r.a.) (d. 1338 AH), who, in terms of knowledge, was at par with the late Sayyid Fisharki, suddenly arrived. In the course of the conversation, the talk drifted towards the issue of the plague that had threatened the lives of all the people.
The late Mirza said: “If I were to issue a hukm (ruling), would it not be mandatory for it to be executed?”
All those present said: “Yes.”
He said: “I rule that from today onwards, for a period of ten days, the entire Shi’ite community of Samarra should recite “Ziyarat-e- Ashura” and gift the rewards of this recitation to Hadhrat Narjis Khatoon (s.a.) – the mother of Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.) – in order that this calamity is repelled from them.”
Those present in the gathering informed the other Shi’ites of this ruling and all of them engaged themselves in reciting the “Ziyarat-e- Ashura.” The following days onward, it was observed that none of the Shi’ites would die due to the disease whereas the non-Shi’ites continued to suffer deaths – and this became plainly manifest for all the inhabitants of the city, such that some of the non-Shi’ites used to question their Shi’ite friends: “How is it that our people die due to the disease, whereas there are no deaths on your side?”
The Shi’ites would answer: “All of us recite “Ziyarat-e- Ashura” of Imam Husain (a.s.) in order to remain protected from the epidemic and Allah wards away the calamity from us!”
Shaykh Abdul Kareem (r.a.) observes that on reciting this Ziarat, Shias and Ahle Sunnah both became immune to this plague.
We Pray to Allah s.w.t to save all the Believers and we seek the protection under the shield of Hazrat-e-Sahebuzzaman (a.t.f.s) from all the diseases and especially this deadly disease.