Ziyarat-e-Ashura 9item Please explain what اَلسَّلامُ عَلَيْکَ يا ثارَ اللهِ وَ ابْنَ ثارِه وَ الْوِتْرَ الْمَوْتُورَ means. Doesn’t seeking vengeance on one's murderer stem from grudge and hatred? Isn't the heart of a believer purified of hatred and grudge? Is it compulsory in Ziarat e Ashura to recite the curse and the salaam 100 times if you are reciting this Ziarat every day? What is the origin of Ziarate Ashura and when and by whom was it first recited. I am surrounded with so many problems in my life and I started to recite Ziyarat Ashura and for last one week I am reciting the Ziyarat Ashura Namaz. Please share your personal opinion on Ziyarat Ashura Namaz and its benefits. Salam Alaikum. Is it permissible to recite Ziyarat Ashura by keeping the hand on grave of my relative who passed away few days ago? If permitted then how many days do i need to do? The cursing which is found in Ziyarat Ashura also includes Yazid's son. Considering that he (Muawiyah bin Yazid) was a good man, how can we consider Ziyarat Ashura as authentic and reliable? Please explain about the authenticity of the text and chain of transmission of Ziyarat Ashura. Who are meant by ‘Arwah’ in the passage اَلسَّلامُ عَلَيْکَ يا اَبا عَبْدِ اللهِ وَ عَلَى الْاَرْواحِ الَّتى حَلَّتْ بِفِنائکَ؟ The reason I ask is because the translation of this passage reads “Peace be on you, O Abu Abdullah, and on those souls who came to your courtyard”. Is it referring to those who come and visit the imam (as)? Or those who were buried next to his grave in Karbala? Or those who gave their lives in his way (his companions)? What is meant by the passage of Ziyarat Ashura that speaks of the imams being refused their position and status و لَعَنَ اللهُ اُمَّةً دَفَعَتْکُمْ عَنْ مَقامِکُمْ وَ اَزالَتْکُمْ عَنْ مَراتِبِکُمُ الَّتى رَتَّبَکُمُ اللهُ فيها (May Allah condemn and damn the people who tried to obscure and deny your position and status, willfully neglected your rank and class Allah had made known in clear terms)? Is it trying to say that the imams lost their position and rank of wilayah, while as we all know, the imams cannot be stripped of their position and status?