we find in al-kafi


4326 – 3 – محمد بن يحيى، عن أحمد بن محمد بن عيسى، عن ابن فضال، عن يونس بن يعقوب، عن سعيد بن يسار أنه حضر أحد ابني سابور (3) وكان لهما فضل وورع و إخبات (4) فمرض أحدهما وما أحسبه إلا زكريا بن سابور قال: فحضرته عند موته فبسط يده ثم قال: ابيضت يدي ياعلي (5)، قال: فدخلت على أبي عبدالله (عليه السلام) و عنده محمد بن مسلم قال: فلما قمت من عنده ظننت أن محمدا يخبره (6) بخبر الرجل فأتبعني برسول فرجعت إليه فقال: أخبرني عن هذا الرجل الذي حضرته عند الموت أي

شئ سمعته يقول؟ قال: قلت بسط يده ثم قال: ابيضت يدي ياعلي، فقال أبوعبدالله (عليه السلام): والله رآه، والله رآه، والله رآه.

saeed bin yassar says that i was there when one of the sons of ibn saboor, who was a pious and great man, was ill, and i think his name was zikriya bin sabor, so at the time of his death, he extended his hand, and said
“o ali! you have enlightened my hand
narrator said: when i met imam abu abdullah, and mohammad bin muslim was there as well, he said: when i stood up from him, i believe mohammad bin muslim had told him about that. so his slave came and i went with him to him.
imam said: tell me of this man with whom you were at time of his death, what did you hear? he said: i said he extended his arm and said that you have enlightened my hand o ali. so imam abu abdullah said: by god! he saw him, by god! he saw him, by god! he saw him


1- al kafi, 3/130-131

2- furo al kafi, urdu version, 1/280


1- majlisi says in miraat ul uqool [13/289]


2- sheikh hadi najfi says in musa’at ahadeeth ahlulbait, 11/134

الرواية معتبرة الإسناد.

narration has reliable chain 


we find in kafi

4328 – 5 – محمد بن يحيى، عن أحمد بن محمد، عن الحسين بن سعيد، عن النضر بن سويد، عن يحيى الحلبي، عن ابن مسكان، عن عبدالرحيم قال: قلت لابي جعفر (عليه السلام):
حدثني صالح بن ميثم، عن عباية الاسدي أنه سمع عليا (عليه السلام) يقول: والله لا يبغضني عبد أبدا يموت على بغضي إلا رآني عند موته حيث يكره ولا يحبني عبد أبدا فيموت
على حبي إلا رآني عند موته حيث يحب. فقال أبوجعفر (عليه السلام): نعم ورسول الله (صلى الله عليه وآله) باليمين

imam ali asws said that by god! whosoever has a grudge for me, he will not like to see my at the time of his death, and whosoever has love of me, he will not die but that he will love to see me at the time of his death. imam abu jafar said: yes, it is so and holy prophet asws is on his right side


1- sheikh behbudi terms it sahih 

2- sheikh hadi najafi terms it hasan sanad 

الرواية حسنة سندا. 

[musa’at ahadeeth ahlulbait, 11/138]


We find in al-kafi

4337 – 14 – وعنه، عن صفوان، عن جارود بن المنذر قال: سمعت أبا عبدالله (عليه السلام)
يقول: إذا بلغت نفس أحدكم هذه – وأوما بيده ألى حلقه – قرت عينه.

imam abu abdullah said that when your soul reaches here- he pointed to his throat- your eyes will be satisfied (with view of ziyarat of holy prophet and imam ali)

[bracket added as per urdu translation of molana zafar hasan, furo al kafi, 1/283]


1- majlisi terms it sahih [miraat, 13/296]

2- sheikh hadi says sahih sanad

الرواية صحيحة الإسناد. 

[musa’at, 11/139]


we find in al kafi

4331 – 8 – أبان بن عثمان، عن عقبة أنه سمع أبا عبدالله (عليه السلام) يقول: إن الرجل إذا وقعت نفسه في صدره يرى، قلت: جعلت فداك وما يرى؟ قال: يرى رسول الله (صلى الله عليه وآله) فيقول له رسول الله (صلى الله عليه وآله): أنا رسول الله أبشر ثم يرى علي بن أبي طالب (عليه السلام)
فيقول: أنا علي بن أبي طالب الذي كنت تحبه تحب أن أنفعك اليوم، قال: قلت له:
أيكون أحد من الناس يرى هذا ثم يرجع إلى الدنيا؟ قال: قال: لا، إلا رأى هذا أبدا مات وأعظم ذلك (2)، قال: وذلك في القرآن قول الله عزوجل: ” الذين آمنوا وكانوا يتقون لهم البشرى في الحيوة الدنيا وفي الآخرة لا تبديل لكلمات الله ”

aqba says that i heard imam abu abdullah saying that when soul of man comes to his chest, he sees. i asked: may i be your ransom, what does he see? he said: he sees holy prophet asws who says that i am prophet of allah, i give you good news. then he sees imam ali asws, so he says i am ali ibn abi talib, whom you love, you will love that i give you profit this day. i asked: can anyone who sees this, return back to world? he said: no, who sees this dies and greater than this is the word of allah in quran: who brings eman, and fear him, there is good news for him in this world and in last one, words of allah do not change


1- sheikh behbudi says sahih [1/230]

2- majlisi says mursal but like hasan [13/294[


allama majlisi said in his book “aitaqadat-e-imamia risala-e-lailia”

it is a must to accept that every person, whether good or bad, momin or kafir, at the time of his death, holy prophet asws and aimmah asws come. and they benefit momin by doing shafa’at and easing their problems at that time. and increase the punishment for monafiqeen and enemies of ahlubait. some narrations mention that the tears which come at the time of death, that is due to the happiness which he gets from ziarat of holy prophet and aimmah asws. 

[“aitaqadat-e-imamia risala-e-lailia, baqir majlisi, urdu version, page 62-63, printed by maktaba saqlain, 2006]

sheikh mohammad hussein najifi dhako also writes this in his ahsan ul fawaid

“it should not be hidden that amongst those beliefs which shias have in unique sense, is the belief that every person, good or bad, muslim or monafiq, at the time of his death, he sees holy prophet asws and aimmah asws. their ziarat makes it easy for momineen and makes it worse for those who have kufr. there are authentic narrations on this issue, which have been collected in sufficient numbers in bihar ul anwaar, and they cannot be rejected , nor any other interpretation can be done for that.”

[ahsan ul fawaid fi shara al aqaid, urdu, page 291-292]