In narratives, benefits have also been stated for ziyāra of people of grave. Based on those narrations, ziyāra of people of grave has results in worldly life such as blessings, remembering the Hereafter, learning from the state of the dead, piety and disinclining toward the world, becoming tender-hearted, drawing close toward Allah, answering of prayers and granting of wishes and removing of problems, profiting from material and spiritual benefits, purity and staying away from sins.
Also ziyāra of the graves of the Infallible Ones (PBUT) results in acceptance of repentance and tawbah of pilgrims and their remoteness from sins in the world. Of the otherworldly benefits of ziyāra are the promise of Heaven and the privilege of intercession.
According to Shiite hadiths, one who willingly and eagerly goes on ziyāra of any of the Pure Imams, that Imam on Qiyamat will intercede for that person.
The reward for ziyāra of any of the Imams is said to be equal to the reward for ziyāra of the Messenger of Allah (PBUH&HP). It has also been narrated that the holy Prophet (PBUH&HP) has ensured the deliverance of those going on his and other Infallible Ones’ ziyāra from the fear and hardship of the Resurrection Day.
Pilgrimage “Ziyāra” from the Viewpoint of the Holy Quran, Hadiths and Theological Discourses-An Entry from Encyclopaedia of the World Islam [p 15-16].
Author: Maryam Kiani Farid
Translated by Mojganeh Saffarnia.