The names of the preachers are in the register of Hadrat Zahra (peace be upon her
The names of the preachers are in the register of Hadrat Zahra peace be upon her
It is written in the book title: “Chehreh Dirahshan Husain bn Ali (peace be upon him)”:
A reputable scholar, promoter of the office of the pure and infallible holy household of the Prophet (peace be upon them), Hujjatul Islam wal Muslimeen Hajj Sayyid Murtada Mujtahidi Sistani transmitted as follow:
My honorable uncle, a trust reporter of Hadith, late Hajj Sayyid Ibrahim Mujtahidi Sistani (May Allah promote his rank) is one of the old praise reciter of the holy household of the Prophet; he is also a preacher and a watchman in Quds Radawi Shrine of Hadrat Ali bn Musa Rida (peace be upon him). This great late uncle had an important dream that the entire praise reciters and servicemen of the master of the martyrs (peace be upon him) need to take lesson from it. In the dream he was at the presence of Hadrat Sidiqah Fatimah Zahra (peace be upon her) while a register is opened. He inquired from Hadrat Zahra: what register is this?
Hadrat Zahra (peace be upon her) in answering the question said: the names of the praise reciters of my son Imam Husain (peace be upon him) are registered in the notebook.
He glanced at the notebook and saw a lot of praise reciters’ name registered in it and the exact remuneration for each an every one of them in the gathering of the holy two months of Muharam and Safar is also mentioned therein.
This late uncle also saw his name in this register and thirty Tuman is also registered behind his name!
He woke up from sleep while he is astonished of this dream, even though thirty Tuman then time is a reasonable amount for a gathering but as remuneration for two months gatherings, it is hard to be believed.
Fortunately that year it is just few days to the holy month of Muharam and he was seriously sick that he doesn’t have the ability to go out of the house; his sickness prevail till the end of the month of Muharam and Safar. In these two months he was not able to attend except a day when he was relief and after the gathering one envelop is given to him that consist thirty Tuman.
After then his dream became clear that how much Hadrat Zahra (peace be upon her) is dear to the gathering and the praise reciters! And how all the infallibles control the program of Hadrat Husain (peace be upon him).
In order to show clearly the importance of sincere praise reciting and the special concentration of Hadrat Zahra (peace be upon her) be attentive to the following narration:
Imam Sadiq (peace be upon him) says in a narration: no one shall weep for Imam Husain (peace be upon him) until his weep reach Hadrat Fatimah (peace be upon her) and she will assist him because of his weeping for Imam Husain (peace be upon him), she shall also take it to the holy Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his family) that he has fulfill our right in this respect1
In another narration of Imam Sadiq (peace be upon him) concerning the importance of weeping for Imam Husain (peace be upon him) he said: …… verily Imam Husain (peace be upon him) sees who weep for him, he shall seek forgiveness for them and demand his fathers to seek forgiveness for him and shall say: O’ those who weep! If you know what Almighty Allah has prepared for you, you will be happier than your sorrow, surely He will forgive all your sins and mistakes2.
A drop of tear for the sorrow of the master of the martyrs cleans one hundred black letters; it is derived from the narration that Imam Husain (peace be upon him) is present in the gathering and whoever present in such gathering is in the presence of the master of the martyrs, meanwhile he should completely respect and observe the rites of the gathering.
Another important point is that those who weep for Imam Husain (peace be upon him) after the gathering must supplicate for the reappearance of the avenger of his blood likewise to seek from Almighty Allah to hasten the reappearance of the remaining proof of Allah (May our soul be sacrifice for him) in order to be part of the favor of the leader of the time (peace be upon him).
In one truthful dream the leader of the time (May our soul be sacrifice for him) said: Verily I pray for whoever supplicate for me after mentioning the calamity of the master of the martyrs in the mourning gathering3.
Extracted from Munajat website.
Bihar al-Anwar volume: 25 page: 206 (1)
2) - Bihar al-Anwar volume: 27 page: 300
3) - Mikyalil Makarim volume: 1 page: 334