Benefits of Ziyarat e Nahiya – Mental and Spiritual Health

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Ziyarat e Nahiya (Ziyarah e Nahiya al-Muqaddasa) is one of Imam al-Husain’s several prescribed “ziyarat”, or recitals. One of the major characteristics of this ziyarat is that it describes the events that happened during the Islamic day of Asyura and the agony received by the Imam and his family over the course of that day.

The Ziyarat e Nahiya is also binded and collected inside the “al-Mazar al-Kabir” by Muhammad Ibn Ja’far al-Mash’hadi and also “Bihar al Anwar.” Here are some important details of the Ziyarat e Nahiya, which could come useful for Muslims like the benefits of Ayatul Kursi in Islam as well as benefits of zakat in Islam, plus the benefits of Ziyarat e Nahiya.

What Does it Talk About?

  1. Offers peace and salutations towards the prophets.
  2. Offers peace and salutations to the Chief of Martyrs.
  3. Salutes the martyrs of Karbala, who sacrificed themselves for divinity.
  4. Explains the motivations, health benefits of optimism, wishes and aims for visiting Imam al-Husain’s grave.
  5. Bears witness to Imam’s way of conduct.
  6. Explains the Imam’s method of opposing evil.
  7. Presents the chronology of the Imam’s fall, his martyrdom and surrender his own family.
  8. Enumerates the crime’s death and intensity.
  9. Relates to the mourning done by the Prophets and the Angels.
  10. Praying to Allah and also imploring to Him like how Muslims do it during benefits of Laylatul Qadr Islam.

Ziyarat e Nahiya

اَلسَّلامُ عَلى آدَمَ صِفْوَةِ اللهِ مِنْ خَليقَتِه، اَلسَّلامُ عَلى شَيْثٍ وَلِيِّ اللهِ وَ خِيَرَتِهِ،اَلسَّلامُ عَلى إدْريسَ الْقائِمِ للهِِ بِحُجَّتِهِ، اَلسَّلامُ عَلى نُوحٍ الْمُجابِ في دَعْوَتِهِ، اَلسَّلامُ عَلى هُودٍ الْمَمْدُودِ مِنَ اللهِ بِمَعُونَتِهِ، اَلسَّلامُ عَلى صالِحِ الَّذي تَوَّجَهُ اللهُ بِكَرامَتِهِ، اَلسَّلامُ عَلى إبْراهيمَ الَّذي حَباهُ اللهُ بِخُلَّتِهِ، اَلسَّلامُ عَلى إسْماعيلَ الَّذي فَداهُ اللهُ بِذِبْحٍ عَظيمٍ مِنْ جَنَّتِهِ، اَلسَّلامُ عَلى إسْحاقَ الَّذي جَعَلَ اللهُ النُّبُوَّةَ في ذُرِّيَّتِهِ، اَلسَّلامُ عَلى يَعْقُوبَ الَّذي رَدَّ اللهُ عَلَيْهِ بَصَرَهُ بِرَحْمَتِهِ، اَلسَّلامُ عَلى يُوسُفَ الَّذي نَجّاهُ اللهُ مِنَ الْجُبِّ بِعَظَمَتِهِ، اَلسَّلامُ عَلى مُوسَى الَّذي فَلَقَ اللهُ الْبَحْرَ لَهُ بِقُدْرَتِهِ، اَلسَّلامُ عَلى هارُونَ الَّذي خَصَّهُ اللهُ بِنُبُوَّتِهِ، اَلسَّلامُ عَلى شُعَيْبِ الَّذي نَصَرَهُ اللهُ عَلى اُمَّتِهِ، اَلسَّلامُ عَلى داوُدَ الَّذي تابَ اللهُ عَلَيْهِ مِنْ خَطيئَتِهِ، اَلسَّلامُ عَلى سُلَيْمانَ الَّذي ذَلَّتْ لَهُ الْجِنُّ بِعِزَّتِهِ، اَلسَّلامُ عَلى أيُّوبَ الَّذي شَفاهُ اللهُ مِنْ عِلَّتِهِ، اَلسَّلامُ عَلى يُونُسَ الَّذي أنْجَزَ اللهُ لَهُ مَضْمُونَ عِدَتِه اَلسَّلامُ عَلى عُزَيْرِ الَّذي أحْياهُ اللهُ بَعْدَ ميتَتِهِ، اَلسَّلامُ عَلى زَكَرِيّا الصّابِرِ في مِحْنَتِهِ، اَلسَّلامُ عَلى يَحْيَى الَّذي أزْلَفَهُ اللهُ بِشَهادَتِهِ، اَلسَّلامُ عَلى عيسى رُوحِ اللهِ وَ كَلِمَتِهِ، اَلسَّلامُ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ حَبيبِ اللهِ وَ صِفْوَتِهِ، اَلسَّلامُ عَلى أميرِالْمُؤْمِنينَ عَلِيِّ بْنِ أبي طالِبٍ الْمَخْصُوصِ بِاُخُوَّتِهِ، اَلسَّلامُ عَلى فاطِمَةَ الزَّهْراءِ ابْنَتِهِ، اَلسَّلامُ عَلى أبي مُحَمَّدٍ الْحَسَنِ وَصِيِّ أبيهِ وَ خَليفَتِهِ، اَلسَّلامُ عَلَى الْحُسَيْنِ الَّذي سَمَحَتْ نَفْسُهُ بِمُهْجَتِهِ،


“Assalaamu alaa aadama sifwatillaahi minkhaliiqatih, assalaamu alaa shaythin waliyillaahi wakhiyaratih, assalaamu alaa ‘idriisal qaa‘imi lil-laahibihhujjatih, assalaamu alaa nuuhinil mujaabi dawatih, assalaamu alaa huudinil mamduudi minallaahi bi-maauunatih, assalaamu alaasaalihhil-ladhiitawwajahul-laahu bi-karaamatih, assalaamu alaa ‘ibraahimal-ladhiihhabaahullaahu bi-khullatih, assalaamu alaa ‘ismaiilalladhii fadaahullaahu bi-dhibhhin addiimin min jannatih, assalaamu alaa ‘ishhaaqalladhii jaalallaahun-nubuwwata fii dhurriyyatih, assalaamu alaa yaquuballadhii raddallaahu alayhi bassarahu birahhmatih, assalaamu alaa yuusufalladhii najjaahullaahu minal jubbi bi-addamatih, assalaamu alaa muusal-ladhii falaqallaahul bahhra lahu biqudratih, assalaamu alaa haaruunalladhii khassahullaahu binubuwwatih,  assalaamu alaa shuaybilladhiinassarahullaahu alaa ‘ummatih,  assalaamu alaa daawuudalladhii taaballaahu alayhi min khatii‘atih, assalaamu alaa sulaymaanalladhiidhallat lahul jinnu bi-izzatih, assalaamu alaa ‘ayyuuballadhii shafaahullaahu min illatih, assalaamu alaa yuunusalladhii ‘anjazallaahulahu maddhmuuna idatih, assalaamu alaa uzayrilladhii ‘ahhyaahullaahu bada miitatih, assalaamu alaa zakariyyassaabiri fīmihhnatih, assalaamu alaa yhhayalladhii ‘azlafahullaahu bi-shahaadatih,  assalaamu alaa iisa, ruhhil-laahi wakalimatih, assalaamu alaa muhhammaddin ħabiibillaahi wassifwatih, assalaamu alaa ‘amiiril mu’miniina aliyyibni ‘abii ţaalibinil-makhšūši bi’ukhuwwatih, assalaamu alaa faaţimataz-zahraa‘ibnatih, assalaamu alaa ‘abi muhhammadinilhhasani wassiyyi ‘abiihi wa khaliifatih, assalaamu alallahhusaynilladhii samahhatnafsuhu bi-muhjatih” 


“Peace be upon Adam, the chosen one of Allah from among His creation. Peace be upon Seth (Shaith), the friend of Allah and His elite. Peace be upon Enoch (Idris), who established (religion) on behalf of Allah by His authority. Peace be upon Noah (Nuh), whose invocation (for punishment) was answered. Peace be upon Hud, who was assisted through Allah’s aid. Peace be upon Salih, whom Allah crowned with His generosity. Peace be upon Abraham (Ibrahim), whom Allah endowed with His friendship. Peace be upon Ishmael (Isma’il), whom Allah ransomed with a great sacrifice from His Heaven. Peace be upon Isaac (Is’haq), in whose progeny Allah placed prophethood. Peace be upon Jacob (Ya’qub), for whom Allah restored his sight by His mercy. Peace be upon Jacob (Ya’qub), for whom Allah restored his sight by His mercy. Peace be upon Joseph (Yusuf), whom Allah rescued from the well by His majesty. Peace be upon Moses (Musa), the one for whom Allah split the sea with His Power.  Peace be upon Aaron (Harun), whom Allah distinguished with his prophethood. Peace be upon Jethro (Shu’aib), whom Allah made victorious over his people. Peace be upon David (Dawud), to whom Allah turned (in mercy) after his mistake. Peace be upon Solomon (Sulaiman), for whom Allah made the Jinn subservient by His majesty. Peace be upon Job (Ayyub), whom Allah cured after his (prolonged) illness. Peace be upon Jonah (Yunus), for whom Allah fulfilled the purport of His promise. Peace be upon Jonah (Yunus), for whom Allah fulfilled the purport of His promise. Peace be upon Ezra (Uzair), whom Allah brought to life after his death. Peace be upon John (Yahya), whom Allah drew near (his rank) by his martyrdom. Peace be upon Jesus (Isa), the spirit of Allah and His word. Peace be upon Muhammad, the beloved of Allah and His elite. Peace be upon the Leader of the Faithful, Ali Ibn Abi Talib, who was exclusively selected for brotherhood to him (the Prophet). Peace be upon Fatima al-Zahra, his daughter. Peace be upon Abu Muhammad al-Hasan, the executor of (the will of) his father, and his successor. Peace be upon al-Husain, who sacrificed himself up to the last drops of the blood of his heart.”

What are its Benefits?

  1. Ziyarat e Nahiya remind reciters of the inevitability of the end of time, and nothing lasts forever. It motivates reciters to do good deeds to prepare themselves for judgment day.
  2. Ziyarat e Nahiya sends the best prayers for Imam al-Husain and also to ask forgiveness for him from Allah.
  3. Ziyarat e Nahiya can also be used as an indicator for self-kindness. Self-kindness during ziyarat recitals can only be achieved when it is done seriously.
  4. Ziyarat e Nahiya helps to remind reciters of the struggles Imam al-Husain had done to battle against evil, and how that event affects several Muslims to their present conditions today.
  5. Ziyarat e Nahiya teaches us to be grateful to our own conditions today, as well as to make us recognize Allah’s infinite power.
  6. Ziyarat e Nahiya may also promote peace to the universe like the benefits of zazen meditation.