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Why do shias turn right while reciting ziyarat


Why do shias turn right while reciting ziyarat


Salamun Alaykum

Thank you for your query.

In most Ziarats, it is stated to stand facing the Qiblah. It has also been stated in some places to stand facing the Imam’s grave. For example, in the Ziarat of the Prophet Muhammad(s.a.w.w), Imam Kazim (as) went forward and did Salam.

While reciting Ziarat at the end of the Majlis/programs, people face the Qiblah first then towards Kerbala while reciting Imam Hussain’s Ziarat, then face towards Mashad while reciting Imam Ali Ridha’s Ziarat. This is out of respect and facing towards these locations is due to the burial places of those Holy personalities.

May Allah(swt) grant you success


Syed Haider