Ziyaarat Aale-Yaasin, A Brief Commentary

Ziyaarat Aale-Yaasin, A Brief Commentary 

The word "زيارات "is an Arabic term derived from the root "زورة "which means ‘to visit’. In religious terminology, it implies our conversation with Allah’s sincere creatures and His infallible proofs (a.s.), who are without parallel. They are those whom Allah, the High, has purified from all uncleanness and has created them pure, purified.
Thus, whosoever desires to approach Allah, he should do so through the gates determined by Him. Yes, the infallible Imams (a.s.) from the immaculate Ahlul Bayt (a.s.) are the gates through whom Allah is approached. They are the medium towards Him and hence, their recognition, their love and treading on their path is obligatory. All these are summarized in one thing i.e. ziyaarat.
We subscribe to the belief that Holy Prophet but the most superior of them all. He is followed by his successors, the Holy Imams (a.s.). In our time today, Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.), the Promised One, is his successor.
Since last many years, Association of Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.) has had the practice of introducing one supplication or ziyaarat of the infallible Ahlul Bayt (a.s.) in the special issues of Al-Qaem al- Muntazar (a.s.). Approximately three years ago, we undertook the task of a brief explanation of the Ziyaarat alAale Yaasin, the profound and meaningful salutation from Imam al-Mahdi (a.t.f.s.). Due to constraints of space, the explanation could not be published in one issue and as a result, had to be spread over three special issues of Shabaan al-Muazzam over a span of three years. Therefore, we decided to publish the entire explanation in a booklet for the benefit of our readers, of course, with minor changes and variations.


  • Preface
  • Full Arabic Text of Ziyaarat Aali Yaasin
  • Ziyaarat Aali –Yaasin, A Brief Commentary
  • The Chain of Narrators
  • A Peculiar Feature of the Ziyaarat