The Ziyarat of Hamza, The Uncle of The Prophet at Uhud
The lion of Allah, Hamza the uncle of the Prophet of Islam is buried with many martyrs of Uhud here. The Prophet was heard saying that whoever does his ziyarat and does not do the ziyarat of his uncle Hamza has been unfaithful to the Prophet. This is the place where the second Islamic war took place.
At the beginning of this war the Muslims were winning, but a group of archers who were stationed at the entrance of the moun tain to block the army of unbelievers, left their position to go and loot the belongings of the running away soldiers of the unbelievers, in spite of strict instructions not to leave their position, thus the battle was almost lost.
It is also narrated during this battle Jibra?el brought the sword ?Zulfiqar? from heaven because Imam Ali had broken many swords.
Peace be upon you O uncle of the Prophet of Allah peace be upon him and his family; Peace be upon you O best of the martyrs; Peace be upon you O lion of Allah and the lion of His Prophet. I bear witness that you fought for Allah, the Most Mighty and Glorious and you exerted yourself and advised the Prophet of Allah and desired (the rewards) available through Allah the Most Glorious.
May my father and mother be sacrificed for you, I have come to you seeking closeness to Allah the Most Mighty and Glorious by visiting you, and seeking nearness to the Prophet of Allah peace be upon him and his family; through that desiring from (your) intercession; seeking from my visiting you freedom of myself and seeking refuge, through you, from the fire; those like me deserve it for the wrong I have done to myself.
(I come) fleeing from my sins which I have committed; fleeing to you hoping g for the mercy of My Lord; I have come to you from a distant land seeking freedom from the fire, my back is loaded with my sins. I have committed what angers my Lord. I did not find anyone more worthy to flee to than you, the Ahlul-Bayt of mercy, so be my intercessors on the day of my poverty and need.
I have traveled to you in a sad state and in distress. I shed tears in front of you, crying I have come to you lonely; you are amongst those whom Allah has commanded to join with and has urged me towards piety and guided me to His grace and love; He urged me to come to you and inspired me to ask my needs to Him;
You are the Ahlul-Bayt no one befriends you is miserable; one who comes to you is not disappointed and one who is inclined towards You does not lose nor does one who shows enmity towards you become happy.
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