Ashura-Where Is the Avenger?

The following images contains some verses of Nudba’ dua (prayer) which is recommended to read on Friday mornings and three other Eids. Nudba’ means to cry or wail and Dua means to call or to seek help. This dua, quoted from Imam Sadiq (PBUH), is for the Imam of the time, Imam #Mahdi.

The holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said about Imam Mahdi that he will rise at the time when people will be faced with severe conflict and the earth will be hit by a violent quake. He will fill the earth with justice and equity as it is filled with injustice and tyranny. He will fill the hearts of his followers with devotion and will spread justice everywhere.

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Where is the avenger of the blood of the martyr of #Karbala?

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Quote about Imam Hussain by Prophet Muhammad

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Imam Hussain is the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson and the third Shia Imam but he dose not belong only to Shia Muslims. His life can inspire all the people.

In the above Image I used the Prophet Muhammad’s saying about Imam Hussain (PBUH):
حسین منی و انا من حسین
Hussain is from me and I am from Hussain.”

This saying was quoted in many Shia and Sunni books including Bihar Al-Anvar V.43 and Sonan Termizi, V.5, p.658.

 

Ashura infants

Every year on the month of Muharram, some women with their newborns participate in a special mourning ceremony to memorize the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain’s six month old infant who was violently martyred at Karbala.

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Ashura in Iran

Ashura is the tenth day of Muharram in the Islamic calender. The following photos show Iranian people commemorating this day in an area in Tehran, Iran.

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Self-flagellation is forbidden in Islam

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Self-flagellation is forbidden (Haram) in Islam. Some great scholars such as Grand Ayatullah Khamenei who is the leader of Islamic Republic of Iran have prohibited any self-mutilation such as Read More…

Shia Muslims do not practice self-flagellation on Ashura

Despite what you  see in the Google image when you search the word of “Ashura”, Any self-mutilation such as self-flagellation with knives, chains or razors even walking on fire is definitely not allowed in Islam, but It seems this is the media policy showing Shia Muslims as violent as they can!

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Ritual self-flagellation is forbidden by Shia clerics such as Grand Ayatullah Khamenei who is the leader of Islamic Republic of Iran:

“blood matam (Self-flagellation) is a part of the culture that was made up. It is an issue that has no relation to religion and, without doubt, Allah is not happy with it. Read More…

Mahdi

Mahdi-SaviourImam Mahdi is the last savior of man from the descendant of Imam Husayn (pbuh).

“prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said about Imam Mahdi: “If only one day of this world remained, God would lengthen that day, till he raised up in it a man who belongs to me or to my family whose name is the same as mine and fill the earth with equity and justice as it has been filled with oppression and tyranny

References: Sunan – Tirmidhi – Vo. 4, p. 438; Sunan – Abu Dawud, Hadith 4282 (in brief) and 4283
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May God hasten the reappearance of Imam Mahdi

Ashura

Every year on the day of Ashura, Millions of Muslims dressed in black, take to street to mourn the martyrdom anniversary of the prophet Muhammad’s grandson and his all companions.

This video shows one of the large gatherings and a mourning procession held by people in the north of Tehran on Ashura 2014.


A large gathering on the day of Ashura in the Martyr Tehrani Moqaddam square(Kaj square), Tehran, I.R.Iran

 

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“Listen to the good news about Mahdi!

 He will rise at the time when people will be faced with severe conflict and the earth will be hit by a violent quake. He will fill the earth with justice and equity as it is filled with injustice and tyranny. He will fill the hearts of his followers with devotion and will spread justice everywhere.”

-The holy prophet Muhammd

(Bihar Al-Anwar, Vol. 51, P. 74)

 

+Today I added a new category named “the last saviour ” to this blog, so you can see my images related to Imam Mahdi right from here In-sha-Allah.

May God hasten the reappearance of Imam Mahdi(PBUH).

When is Ashura 2015?

Ashura in 2015 is on Saturday, the 24th Oct.

The day of Ashura (/ʌʃuːrʌ /) is the 10th day of Muharram(/Mohærræm/) which is the first month of Islamic calender.

Ashura marks the day in which prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Imam Husayn, and all 72 of his companions were violently martyred more than 14 centuries ago in Karbala. They all sacrifice what they have to save Islam from utter distortion and destruction. Thus every year on the day of Ashura, millions of mourners commemorate their martyrdom anniversary to memorize what Imam Husayn (PBUH) taught us: He taught us all how to stand up and resist oppression, monarchy, Shimrs, Yazids and Ibn Ziads of the the present time, the current age.

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Ashura in Iran

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Ziyarat Ashura

In contrast to other prayers which are said by Imams, Ziyarat Ashura came from God to the prophet Muhammad (PBUH) through his angel, Gabriel. It means all the salutations to Imam Hussain (PBUH)  and his friends and all the curses to their murderers and to all the persecutors came from the great God and as we read Ziyarat Ashura, we actually say that we are not from the enemies of Imam Hussain (PBUH) and all the prophet Muhammad’s descendants and we want to be among their avengers helping the promised Mahdi.

Imam Sadiq (PBUH), the 6th Imam, recommended this Ziyarat to Safvan:

“Read Ziyarat Ashura and persist on reading it as I guarantee some good things for its readers:

1- Their Ziyarat will be accepted

2-Their perseverance will be thankful.

3-Their salutations will be received by Imam Hussain (PBUH)

4-Their wishes will gotten fulfilled by the great God and God dose not make them disappointed.”

(Ref.: Bihar-Al Anvar; V.98, p.300)

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Listen to Ziyarat Ashura by one of the links bellow:

Ziyarat Ashura by Mahdi Samavati

Ziyarat Ashura by Meisam Motiee

Ziyarat Ashura by Mahmoud Karimi

Yemen Under Attack

The crime against humanity has been started in Yemen during the war-free months by Saudi Arabia.

According to the news, Saudi Arabia’s attacks against the country have killed at least 4021 people and injured 7017 others since 26 March 2015. Based on the report, the casualties include 576 children and 261 women.

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Yemen Under Attack

 

Ashura Day

Every year on the day of Ashura, Millions of Muslims dressed in black, take to street to mourn the martyrdom anniversary of the prophet Muhammad’s grandson and his all companions.

These photos show a mourning procession held by people in one area in Tehran, Iran.

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Quote about Muharram

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Reference: (1995) The Ashura Uprising in the Words and Messages of Imam Khomeini.Tehran, Iran:The Institute for Compilation and Publication of Imam Khomeini’s Works

Ashura is not عاشورا!

As you may know, “Ashura” is English translation for “عاشورا” in Persian and Arabic languages, but when you search both titles separately on Google image, you will find the results completely different!

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The results of searching “عاشورا”

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How media show “Ashura”

If you notice to websites hosted the images  of the results, you will see that the most results of عاشورا are connected to Iranian websites in Persian language, but most of “Ashura” images are connected to western websites and famous media like IBTimes and The Telegraph.

The question is why such media depict a bloody Ashura and try to attribute this violence to Shia people while self-flagellation with knives or chains is absolutely impermissible in Islam as the command of the supreme leader of Iran, Imam Khamenei, and other clerics.

A Letter From The Leader to the Youth

Probably you have heard of an unexpected open letter from Iran supreme leader to the youth of Europe and North America. You can read the letter right from here by your own and connect it to a key event of Islam such as Ashura.

 Some key sentences of the letter is provided as images:

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Ashura and disseminating sadness and tears among people?!

Each year, on the tenth of Muharram, the first month in lunar calendar, Millions of people, dressed in black, take to the streets and mosques to mourn the martyrdom anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Imam Hussain (PBUH), on a day known as Ashura.

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Ashura in Karbala

The supreme leader of the Islamic republic of Iran made a speech about Ashura in 2008:

“…I would like to make some statements regarding Muharram and Ashura. Muharram is one of the historical stages that I talked about. The Shia have made every effort to keep Ashura alive. As you see, for many years and centuries in succession never have the people following the Prophet’s (PBUH) household and believing in the Prophet’s (PBUH) household forgotten Imam Hussain’s memory, Imam Hussain’s name, Imam Hussain’s burial place and Imam Hussain’s mourning. Many efforts have been made to encourage people to forget the events of Ashura, but people never did so. You have heard the story of Motavakel and his blocking the way [to Karbala]. They have committed foolish acts and raised foolish objections. Throughout history, they have raised numerous seemingly scientific, emotional and experiential objections. Nevertheless, Shiites have kept them alive and must do so.
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Tears on Ashura

Why are you disseminating sadness, crying and tears among people?” They complain. This is not sadness and tears for the sake of sadness and tears. Read More…

Karbala in the words of the Prophet Muhammad

Congratulations to all believers in God for the birth anniversary of his last Messenger , the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his descendants).

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“My son is buried in a land called Karbala, a monument which has always been an Islamic Dome as there God saved the companions of the Prophet Noah from the hurricane.”

 -Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) (Kamil Al-Ziarat; p.269)

قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و آله:

 “يُقْبَرُ ابْنِي بِأَرْضٍ يُقَالُ لَهَا كَرْبَلَاءُ هِيَ الْبُقْعَةُ الَّتِي كَانَتْ فِيهَا قُبَّةُ الْإِسْلَامِ الَّتِي نَجَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهَا الْمُؤْمِنِينَ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مَعَ نُوحٍ فِي الطُّوفَانِ”

کامل الزیارات، صفحه 269

A man from the descendants of Imam Hussain

Today marks the leadership commencement anniversary of a man from the descendants of Imam Hussain (PBUH). A man who has been appointed as the 12th and the last Imam since 1176 years ago.

He is Imam Mahdi who has been living among us right now although we do not know him, but there is no doubt in his reappearance as God and his holy Prophets have promised:

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