Day of Ashura | Quote about Imam Hussain
Today is the anniversary of the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain, the one who revived Islam by his blood. He scarified himself to save the humanity , to save us.
Peace be upon Imam Hussain and his descendant, Imam Mahdi (May Allah hasten his reappearance)
A quote about Imam Hussain by Imam Khomeini (The founder of the Islamic republic of Iran)
Day of Ashura | The day heavenly angels wept for Hussain
The story of Imam Hussain (PBUH) on the day of Ashura in Karbala has a heat that still burn our hearts over centuries. Day of Ashura was a day in which even the heavenly angles wept for Hussain (PBUH), the prophet Muhammad’s grandson.
Imam Mahdi, the 12th Shia Imam and the grandson of Imam Hussain (PBUH) has said in “Ziarat Nahiya” that not only the heavenly angles but the skies, the mountains, the oceans and even the fishes wept for Imam Hussain:
“…Mourning commemorations were held for you [O’ Hussain!] in the utmost exalted place Heaven,
and the dark-eyed Maidens [of Paradise] hit their own heads and faces in grief,
The skies and their inhabitants wept,
as did Paradise and its keepers,
The mountains and their surroundings,
The oceans and their fishes,
The heavens and their servants
The Ka’ba, and the Station (of Abraham),
The sacred Monument,
and Mecca and its sanctuary …” (Read the full Ziarat Nahiya at here).
I do not know how these can be happen but I know that there is a verse in the holy Quran saying all the creatures exalt God but you can not understand:
“The seven heavens and the earth and whatever is in them exalt Him. And there is not a thing except that it exalts [ Allah ] by His praise, but you do not understand their [way of] exalting. Indeed, He is ever Forbearing and Forgiving.” [The holy Quran, 17:44]
Muharram , The Month of Imam Hussain
“The month of Muharram is the month of Imam Hussain,…The month of attendance to the preservation of the religion, God’s religion, and resistance against those powers which confront the religion…”
Today is the first day of Muharram in the year 2019 and I’m writing this post from the holy city of Mashhad, from a place near to Imam Reza’s holy shrine; So Let’s offer our deepest condolence to Imam Reza (PBUH) and to Imam of our time for the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain (PBUH), the prophet Muhammad’s grandson.
It is my first trip to Mashhad in Muharram. The holy shrine is covered in black and the people are also dressed in black for the mortyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain (PBUH).There are also some traditional camps held in the streets by people who love Imam Hussain to offer free tea, drink or food to the mourners and other people in the streets.
Yesterday I found that Imam Khamenei, the grand leader, also travelled to Mashhad to clean the holy grave of Imam Reza (PBUH) to prepare it for the beginig of Muharram.
The following statment is one of the grand leader’s speech about Muharram given in about two years ago :
“The month of Muharram is the month of Imam Hussain; It is the month of Hussaini, The month of all values embodied inside the Master of Martyrs (PBUH); the month of Martyrdom , the month of Jihad, the month of sincerity, the month of loyalty and the month of forgiveness; the month of attendance to the preservation of the religion, God’s religion, and resistance against those powers which confront the religion. The auspicious existence of the Master of Martyrs and the events of Ashura, Muharram and other such events are the embodiment of these values.
The belief that the uprising of the Master of Martyrs has been preserved Islam is really a correct belief as this event has been become livelier, day by day, in the course of time and after many centuries.
Today, this ceremony is being held in a warmer and more enthusiastic and comprehensive manner than a hundred years ago when there were no appearant opponents for the religious believes of people like today’s opponents. All these matters has a meaning. All these matters reveal certain truths and a movement which is moving forward in the world with the leadership of Hussain ibn Ali (PBUH). In-Sha-Allah this movement will go forward and will resolve the problems of nations.”
Day of Ashura 2018 | photos of a mourning procession in Iran
Day of Ashura is not a day of celebration nor a day of self-mutilation. Day of Ashura for Shia Muslim people and other Imam Hussain’s lovers is the day of grief and deep sorrow. people around the world dressed in black commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain, the prophet Muhammad’s grandson on the day of Ashura.
On the day of Ashura, mourning processions and ceremonies for Imam Hussain are held all over the world as well as all the cities of Iran. One of the greatest mourning procession is the mourning procession of The Imam Sadiq University which is held annually in north of Tehran, the capital city in Iran.
The following images are taken on the day of Ashura in 2018.
Ashura 2018 in Karbala + photos
Today is the day of Ashura. People around the world commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain, the prophet Muhammad’s grandson on Ashura and millions of mourners flocked to the city of Karbala for the pilgrimage of the holy shrine of Imam Hussain (PBUH).
The following images are taken on the day and night of Ashura 2018 in Karbala
Each year , a huge numbers of mourners for Imam Hussain (PBUH) flock to the holy shrine of Imam Hussain on the day and night of Ashura in Karbala Read More…
Ashura | Quote about Imam Hussain by Prophet Muhammad (6)
Recently , I searched again for the quotes about Imam Hussain, the prophet Muhammad’s grandson, in Sunni collections of quotes and I found some other traditions about him by the holy prophet Muhammad (PBUH) at here.
The following image is a quote I found it about the holy prophet Muhammad’s view toward those who fight with Imam Ali, Lady Fatima, Imam Hassan and Imam Hussain (PBUH).
I continued my search through the references mentioned below the quote for confirmation and I found it correct.
The Prophet said to Ali, Fatemah, Hasan and Hussain (PBUT):
“I am in war with those who will fight you, and in peace with those who are peaceful to you.”
Two References: Sunan Al-Tirmidhi, v.5, p.699 and Sunan Ibn Majah, v.1, p.52
رسول الله صلی الله علیه و آله قال لعلی و فاطمه و الحسن و الحسین
انا حرب لمن حاربتم و سلم لمن سالمتم
سنن الترمذی، ج 5، ص 699 و سنن ابن ماجه، ص 52
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Ashura 2018 | Photos of International Day of Ali Asghar
The smallest martyr of Karbala was Imam Hussain’s six-month-old son, Hazrat Ali Asghar (PBUH), who was killed with a three-branched arrow on the day of Ashura while he was on the hands of Imam Hussain (PBUH).
Therefore, each year an special great ceremony is held all over the wold on The International day of Ali Asghar (or global day of Ali Asghar) to mark the martyrdom anniversary of Hazrat Ali Asghar (PBUH).
These special ceremonies are conducted on the first Friday of Muharram in all the cities of Iran or on the first Sunday in other countries and a huge number of mothers with their babies join in although the famous broadcasting web sites such as BBC, huffingtonpost, independent and so on totally ignore theses great annually ceremonies!
Mothers usually dress their babies by green color to memorize Hazrat Ali Asghar (PBUH). The name of Hazrat Ali Asghar (PBUH) is also written on the black headband.
Why we never see these photos on the western media but we always see lots of the bloody photos of self-flagellation under the keyword of Ashura ?
Why they try to attribute these bloody self-flagellation performed by some minority of people to Shia Muslim people while self-flagellation is forbidden in Islam?
Ashura | Why do we cry for Imam Hussain in Imam Khomeini’s view?
Imam Hussain was the prophet Muhammad’s grandson who refused to pay allegiance to the tyrant of his time thus he along with his few followers were all brutally killed on the day of Ashura at the battlefield of Karbala about 14 centuries ago but every year, Muslim people around the world participate in the mourning ceremonies and processions to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain.
Why they have been weeping for Imam Hussain for centuries?! Why the holy prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and other Shia Imams were crying for Imam Hussain and why they have also recommend us to cry for him (PBUH)?
Imam Khomeini , the founder of Islamic republic of Iran has stated the reason of weeping for Imam Hussain (PBUH) in his speech. The following image includes a part of Imam Khomeini’s speech in the year 1969 (several years before the victory of Islamic revolution).
Imam Khomeini stated in his speech:
“…Now, a group has appeared demanding that: “Do not commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (PBUH) and other Infallible Shia Imams.” They do not know the outcome and consequences of this mourning and lamentation. They do not realize that it is the uprising of Imam Hussain (PBUH) against tyranny that has been conserved up to this time and has set off this movement [Islamic revolution]. This movement is a ray, a reflection of Imam Hussain’s uprising. They do not know that weeping for Imam Hussain (PBUH) means perpetuation of his uprising and maintaining the fact that even a small number could stand up against a great empire. This is the Imam Hussain’s instruction. This is an instruction for all people that: “Every day is an Ashura and each territory is Karbala!” This instruction implies that Imam Hussain’s movement must be kept alive and active everywhere and at all times.
Imam Hussain (PBUH) with his few men scarified himself for Islam. He stood up and said: “No!” to a great empire ; and his “No” must be conserved daily and at everywhere; and these mourning sessions are also held for the perpetuation of the same “No”.
Our children and youth should not consider this matter as a matter of “weeping nation”. The “weeping nation” has been induced by others to you. They (the enemies of Islam) afraid of such weeping because it is a cry in support of the oppressed. It is an outcry in opposition to the tyrants. These organized processions and rituals are against the cruelty and injustice, They have rose up. You must keep these rituals alive. These are the religious signs which must be kept alive, These are the political signs which must be conserved…”
Reference: The Ashura uprising in the words and messages of Imam Khomeini (Text translation from Persion to English was edited by ashuraaa.wordpress.com)
Quote for Muharram by Imam Reza (2)
Tonight is the first night of Muharram in 2018.
People around the world have been prepared for the mourning ceremonies since several days ago and now all over the cities are covered in black. The smell of Muharram has been propagated through the air and our hearts are started to be burned again for Imam Hussain’s martyrdom.
Tonight is the first night of mourning for the martyrdom of the prophet Muhammad’s grandson , Imam Hussain, in Shia believes as Imam Reza (PBUH) has stated:
“No one could have seen my father’s smile when the month of Muharram came. Sadness was increasing in his face day by day till the tenth of Muharram [day of Ashura] and when the tenth day of Muharram would dawn, it would be a day of grief and weeping for him.” – Imam Reza (PBUH)
Reference: Al-Amali, Al-Shaykh Al-Saduq, P.191
قال الرضا علیه السلام: كان أبي (صلوات الله عليه) إذا دخل شهر المحرم لا يرى ضاحكا، وكانت الكآبة تغلب عليه حتى يمضي منه عشرة أيام، فإذا كان يوم العاشر كان ذلك اليوم يوم مصيبته وحزنه وبكائه، ويقول: هو اليوم الذي قتل فيه الحسين (صلوات الله عليه
امام رضا علیه السلام فرمود: هر گاه ماه محرم فرا می رسید، پدرم (موسی بن جعفر علیه السلام) دیگر خندان دیده نمی شد و غم و افسردگی بر او غلبه می یافت تا آن که ده روز از محرم می گذشت، روز دهم محرم که می شد، آن روز، روز مصیبت و اندوه و گریه پدرم بود
الامالی شیخ صدوق، ص 191
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Muharram and Ashura Wallpaper 2018
Muharram is coming in a week and we should prepare for it.
One way can be changing our desktop or mobile phone background or even our profile photos in social networks to a photo by which we maintain Imam Hussain’s love in our hearts, memorize his ideology and uprising and introduce him to other people.
As I promised in the previous post, you can now download the background image of the following Prophet Muhammad’s quote published here, as HD wallpaper for desktop and mobile phone backgrounds.
إن لقتل الحسین حرارة في قلوب المؤمنين لاتبرد اَبَداً
“Surely , there exists in the hearts of the believers, with respect to the martyrdom of Hussain, a heat that never subsides.”
Ashura wallpaper for desktop, Windows and etc.
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Ashura wallpaper for iPhone and android mobile phone background
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