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Mosque of Sa'sa'a b. Sawhan

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Coordinates: 32°02′17.8″N 44°22′54.8″E / 32.038278°N 44.381889°E / 32.038278; 44.381889

The mosque of Sa'sa'a b. Sawhan

The mosque of Ṣaʿṣaʿa b. Ṣawḥān (Arabic: مَسْجِد صَعْصَعَة بنِ صَوْحان) is one of the mosques of Kufa near al-Sahla Mosque. This mosque was the worshiping place of Sa'sa'a b. Sawhan, one of the companions of Imam 'Ali (a). A group of people saw Imam al-Mahdi (a) worshiping in the mosque, in the month of Rajab. In their books, al-Sayyid b. Tawus and al-Shahid al-Awwal mentioned recommended practices for this mosque.

Sa'sa'a b. Sawhan

Main article: Sa'sa'a b. Sawhan

The mosque is named after Sa'sa'a b. Sawhan al-'Abdi who was among the companions of Imam Ali (a) and worshiped in this mosque.[1] Sa'sa'a was an eloquent orator and made several speeches in defense of Imam Ali (a). Imam Ali (a) mentioned him among his great companions and Imam al-Sadiq (a) too considered him among those who knew Imam Ali (a) the way he (a) deserved it.[2]

Reconstruction

The building of Sa'sa'a mosque was reconstructed in 1387/1967 and is in an area of 160 square meters.

Position

In Mafatih al-jinan, Shaykh 'Abbas Qummi introduced Sa'sa'a mosque among respected mosques of Kufa located near the mosque of Zayd b. Sawhan. It was where a group of people saw Imam al-Mahdi (a) in the month of Rajab when he (a) performed two rak'as of prayer and recited a supplication attributed to that mosque.[3] Al-Shahid al-Awwal in al-Mazar,[4] and Ibn al-Mashhadi, in al-Mazar al-kabir[5] dedicated a chapter to the merits of this mosque and its recommended practices.

Recommended Practices

In Iqbal al-a'mal, al-Sayyid b. Tawus transmitted a hadith from Muhammad b. Abi Ruwasi,[6] and al-Shahid and Ibn al-Mashhadi transmitted it from Muhammad 'Abd al-Rahman al-Tustari[7] that Imam al-Mahdi (a) was seen in that mosque in the month of Rajab when he (a) performed two rak'as of prayer and recited a supplication.

Notes

  1. ʿAlawī, Amākin-i zīyāratī wa siyāḥatī-yi Iraq, p. 230.
  2. Ibn Dāwūd, al-Rijāl, p. 187.
  3. Qummī, Mafātīh al-jinān, p. 409.
  4. Shahīd al-awwal, al-Mazār, p. 264.
  5. Mashhadī, al-Mazār al-kabīr, p. 124.
  6. Ibn Ṭawūs, Iqbāl al-aʿmāl, vol. 3, p. 212.
  7. Shahīd al-awwal, al-Mazār, p. 264; Mashhadī, al-Mazār al-kabīr, p. 124.

References

  • ʿAlawī, Sayyid Aḥmad. Amākin-i zīyāratī wa siyāḥatī-yi Iraq. Qom: Maʿrūf, 1389 Sh.
  • Ibn Dāwūd al-Ḥillī, Ḥasan b. ʿAlī. Al-Rijāl. Tehran: Danishgāh-i Tehran, 1342 Sh.
  • Ibn Ṭawūs, ʿAlī b. Mūsā. Iqbāl al-aʿmāl. Edited by Jawād Qayyūmī Iṣfahānī. Qom: Daftar-i Tablīghāt-i Islāmī, 1376 Sh.
  • Mashhadī, Muḥammad b. Jaʿfar al-. Al-Mazār al-kabīr. Edited by Jawād Qayyūmī Iṣfahānī. Qom: Qayyūm, 1419 AH.
  • Qummī, ʿAbbās. Mafātīh al-jinān. Qom: Uswa, [n.d].
  • Shahīd al-awwal, Muḥammad b. Makkī al-. Al-Mazār. Edited by Muwaḥḥid Abṭaḥī Iṣfahānī. Qom: Madrasa-yi Imām Mahdī, 1410 AH.