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Ziyara Warith

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This article is an introduction to the Ziyara Warith; to read its text see text:Ziyara Warith.
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Zīyārah al-Wārith (Arabic: زيارة الوارث) is one of the famous written texts for pilgrimage of Imam al-Husayn (a) in Karbala. It is one of the sections of a set of rituals Imam al-Sadiq (a) taught Safwan al-Jammal for pilgrimage of Imam al-Husayn (a). Some believe this text is recited during Eid al-Adha, and the day and night of the day of 'Arafa, however according to narrations it may be practiced any time with the intention of pilgrimage of Imam al-Husayn (a).


The text has been mentioned in many authentic Shi'a books, such as al-Mazar by al-Shaykh al-Mufid[1] and Misbah al-Mutahajjid by al-Shaykh al-Tusi.[2]


This text is actually one section of a set of commands for Ziyarah of Imam al-Husayn (a) next to his tomb, which is read when the pilgrim reaches the head-place.[3]

Eid al-Adha and the Day and Night of 'Arafa

Some have stated that this Ziyarah text is for the day of 'Arafa,[4] while others believe it is a ritual for the day and night of 'Arafa and the day and night of Eid al-Adha[5].

It is worth mentioning that many other texts exist that are similar, specially to the first parts of this text.

See Also


  1. al-Shaykh al-Mufid, Muhammad b. Muhammad b. Nu'man, Al-Mazar, p106
  2. al-Shaykh al-Tusi, Abu Ja'far Muhammad b. Hasan, Misbah al-mutahajjid wa silah al-muta'abbid, Vol.2, P.720
  3. Sayyid b. Tawus, 'Ali b. Musa, Al-Iqbāl bi l-a'māl al-hasanah, vol.2, P. 63
  4. Ibn Mashhadi, Muhammad b. Ja'far, Al-Mazar al-kabir, P.462
  5. Kaf'ami, Ibrahim b. 'Ali, Al-Misbah, P.501,502


  • The material for this article is mainly taken from زیارت وارث in Farsi WikiShia.
  • Mufid, Muhammad b. Muhammad b. Nu'man al-. Al-Mazar. Qum: 1413
  • Tusi, Abu Ja'far Muhammad b. al-Hasan al-. Misbah al-mutahajjid wa silah al-muta'abbid. Beirut: Mu'assisat Fiqh al-Shi'a, 1414.
  • Sayyid b. Tawus, 'Ali b. Musa al-. Al-Iqbal bi-l-a'mal al-hasana. Qum: Dafter-i Tablighat-i Islami, 1376 Sh.
  • Ibn al-Mashhadi, Muhammad b. Ja'far. Al-Mazar al-kabir. Qum: Daftar-i Intesharat-i Islami. 1419 AH.
  • Kaf'ami, Ibrahim b. 'Ali al-. Al-Misbah (Jannat al-aman al-waqiya wa jannat al-iman al-baqiya. Qum: Dar al-Radi, 1405 AH.