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06-12-2023 |24 Jumādá al-ūlá 1445 AH

20th Safar (Chehlum of Imam Hussain A.S) (Ṣafar)


In the word of the two Shaykhs, on the twenties of Safar, the harem of Imam al-Husayn (a.s.) arrived in al-Madinah returning from Syria. On this day too, Jabir ibn ‘Abdullah al-Ansari, the first to visit the tomb of Imam al-Husayn (a.s.), arrived there. It is recommended to visit the holy tomb of Imam al-Husayn (a.s.) on this day. Concerning this, Imam al-Hasan al-’Askari(a.s.) is reported to have said: “The signs of a true believer are five:

(1) offering a fifty-one units of Daily obligatory and supererogatory prayers,

(2) visiting the tomb of Imam al-Husayn on the twentieth of Safar (i.e. Ziyarat al-Arba’in),

(3) putting a ring in the right hand,

(4) covering one’s forehead with dust (i.e. prostrating oneself to Almighty Allah earnestly),

(5) repeating the Bismillah audibly in certain prayers.

Reference: mafatih al Jinnan