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During ziyarah, why do the Shi‘ah kiss the tombs of the shrines of awliya’ and seek blessings {tabarruk} whereby?
Not only the Holy Prophet (S) and his Companions did this act but also past prophets (‘a) used to do it. Below are the proofs provided by the Qur’an and Sunnah concerning the legitimacy of seeking blessings through the remnants (and symbols) of the awliya’.