Be it known to you that there are numerous traditions revealing the merits of visiting Imam al-Husayn (`a) on the fifteenth of Sha`ban.
As a sufficient merit, these narrations have been reported through several valid chains of authority from Imam Zayn al-`Abidin and Imam al-Sadiq as saying, “He who would like to be shaken hands by one hundred thousand and twenty-four prophets, may visit the tomb of Abu-`Abdullah al-Husayn on the fifteenth of Sha`ban, because the spirits of the prophets ask Almighty Allah to permit them to visit Imam al-Husayn’s tomb and the Almighty gives them permission. So, blessed be the one who shakes hands with these prophets among whom is the five constancy-endowed Messengers; namely, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad, peace be upon them all.”
When the reporter asked the Imam (`a) to explain the meaning of constancy-endowed, the Imam (`a) answered, “These prophets were sent to the east and west of the globe and to both humankind and jinn.”
There are two forms of visiting the holy tomb of Imam al-Husayn (`a) on the fifteenth of Sha`ban. The first form is the same as the one previously cited for ziyarah on the first of Rajab, and the second is on this page: