Hazrat Abbas ibn Ali as, or commonly known as Mola Ghazi Abbas, is the eldest son of Hazrat Imam Ali as and Hazrat Fatima Qalbia also is known as Ummul Banin. He was born on 4th Shaban in 26 Hijri. He was brought up by Imam Ali as and had special inspiration from Imam Hassan as and Imam Hussain as.
From early age Mola Ghazi Abbas (as) was brave. He participated in the battle of Sifin at an early age where he introduced himself as “Qamar e Bani Hashim”; Moon of Bani Hashim. He was appointed as the commander of battle by Imam Hussain(as) that is why He is also known as “Alamdar’e Karbala”. Mola Ghazi Abbas (as) was martyred during the battle of Karbala in 61 Hijri.
Shrine of Mola Abbas as
Mola Ghazi Abbas (as) is buried in Karbala. His shrine is located in the east of shrine of Imam Hussain (as) separated by around 378 meters passage which is known as Bain ul Harmain (The area between two shrines).
The hands of Abul Fazl Abbas (as) are buried on the distance from the shrine. The right hand is in between Bab’al Baghdad and Bab’al Khan. While the other hand is buried 50 meters away from the courtyard of the shrine of Mola Abbas (as) at the entrance of Bab’al Khan bazaar.
Every year millions of zaireen visit the holy land of Karbala where they perform ziarats of Imam Hussain (as), Mola Ghazi Abbas (as) and other companions.
Ziyarat of Mola Abbas as
Ziarat at the grave of Mola Abbas as
Hazrat Abu Hamza Sumaili, one of the closest companion of Hazrat Imam Sajjad as, who live till the period of Hazrat Imam Jaffar Sadiq as narrates,
One day Hazrat Imam Jaffar Sadiq as said,
“When you wish to pay ziarat to Hazrat Abbas as visit his grave and recite:
I bid farewell to you. I leave you in the care of Allah and send my salam upon You. Protect us through Allah, His Rasool (saw), His Book, and through that which was brought by Allah
O’ Allah! Record us as amongst those who were witnesses
O’ Allah! Do not let this be the last time I perform the Ziarat of the Grave of the Son (as) of Your Prophet (saw)’s Brother (as). Provide me with sustenance so that I may perform His Ziarat for as long as I am alive. Resurrect me with Him (as) and with His Fathers (as) in the Heavens. O’ Allah! Enlighten me through Him, Your Rasool (saw) and through Your Auwliya (chosen ones)
O Allah! Send Your blessings upon Muhammad (saw) wa Aal e Muhammad (as) and cause me to die while believing in You, in Your Rasool (saw), in the wilayat of Ali (as) ibn Abi Talib (as) and the Imams (as) from His Sons; and while at the same time disassociating myself from Their enemies. For I am pleased by this, O’ Lord
Now pray for yourself, your parents, the momin (true believers) and the Muslims and afterwards recite whatever supplications you prefer.”
Reference: Kamil Ziyarat, Chapter 86, Page 380 – 381
Ziarat of Mola Abbas as from a far distance
People who are far and cannot visit the shrine of Mola Abbas (as) can recite the following ziarat from where ever they are.
“Peace be upon you O son of Ameerul Momineen, Peace be upon you O righteous servant (of Allah), and obedient to Allah, to His Messenger. I testify that you did jihad & was patient until death came to you.
So, Allah’s curse is on the group who killed you from the first to the last & may they be in hell forever.”
Miracles of Mola Abbas as
Every year a million of zaireen visit the shrine of Mola Abbas (as) with the hopes and prayers. Mola Abbas (as) is also known as “Babul Hawaij”, the door from where all needs and wants are answered. It is being observed that hundreds of prayers are answered. People have got the cure from their illness and many more.
Story of an Arab boy
Sheikh Adbul Raheem Tusi who died in 1313 HJ, quoted about an Arab boy.
There was an Arab boy who was paralyzed and tied with the window covering the tomb. With a boy he saw a man who seemed to be his father, entering the shrine seeking the cure from Mola Abbas (as) for his boy. Soon after it the boy stood up and shouted, “Mola Abbas (as) has cured me”. People around him tore his clothes for seeking blessings through them.
Reference: Al-Kibrit ul-Ahmar 50
Whenever you get the chance to visit the Karbala, never forget to perform the ziyarat of Alamdar’e Karbala, i.e Mola Ghazi Abbas (as). His name will be mentioned as the greatest and bravest warrior of all time. Ziyarat of Mola Ghazi Abbas as has significance as mentioned by the Imam Jaffar Sadiq as. Miracles which tends to happen at his shrine increases his significance. He will be remembered till the world is present.