Merry Christmas to all of our Christian brothers and sisters and Happy birthday of the Prophet Jesus to all of you.
Prophet Jesus is one of the five greatest prophets sent by God to us.
The name of the Prophet Jesus, the son of Mary is in the holy Quran and in the quotes by the prophet Muhammad and the Shia Imams. As an example, Imam Mahdi who is the 12th Shia Imam, has saluted the prophet Jesus early in Ziyarat Nahiya (Read Ziyarat Nahiya at here).
This Ziyarat was sent to us as a letter. It is about what happened to Imam Hussain, the prophet Muhammad’s grandson, on the day of Ashura at Karbala. Ziyarat Nahiya is one of the famous Ziyarats of Imam Hussain. Thus Shia Muslim people read it on the day of Ashura or other days.
In the following Images, You can see the salutation of Imam Mahdi to the prophet Jesus in Ziyarat Nahiya.
Peace be upon Jesus, the spirit of God and his word
-A part of Ziyrat Nahiya by Imam Mahdi
السلام علی عیسی روح الله و کلمته
زیارت ناحیه مقدسة-
Imam Hussain is not only belonged to Shia Muslim people but also people from different religions such as christian people admire Imam Hussain and cry for him when they heard the story of Ashura.
Christian people in front of the holy shrine of Imam Hussain in Karbala, Iraq.
Imam Hussain was the prophet Muhammad’s grandson who was killed on the day of Ashura at Karbala. He and all 72 of his men including his six-old-son were killed and beheaded one by one and all of their women and children were captured on Ashura day. Thus, each year people worldwide commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain and mourn for him on Ashura and Arbaeen.
Arbaeen is the 40th day following Ashura. It’s a day in which the world’s biggest peaceful gathering was held annually at Karbala by people from many different countries, with different languages. All nations flock to Karbala to mourn for Imam Hussain’s martyrdom and make a pilgrimage to the holy shrine of Imam Hussain on Arbaeen. Some Imam Hussain’s lovers walk for 80 kilometers from Najaf to Karbala and some provide free food, drink and accommodation for them on this way.
Is Imam Hussain the person who mentioned in the following verses of Bible:
Then will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. (Matthew 24:30)
And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, (Revelation 5:9)
Read more from Bible at here
Imam Hussain (PBUH) was the prophet Muhammad’s grandson who was martyred on the day of Ashura in Karbala. He left a will before departing from the city of Medina and travelling toward Iraq. You will see A part of Imam Hussain’s will to his brother Muhammad-e-Hanafiya in the following image in three languages;
“I did not rise up for the cause of wickedness, amusement, corruption or oppression, but I rose up to reform the Muslim community of my grandfather [Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)]. I want to promote virtue and prevent vice.”
اني لم اخرج اشرا و لا بطرا و لامفسدا و لاظالما انما خرجت لطلب الاصلاح
في امة جدي و اريد ان امر با لمعروف و انهي عن المنكر
Bihar Al-Anvar: V.44, P. 329
Congratulation to Imam Mahdi, the Imam of our time and all of his followers for Eid al-Ghadir,
Eid al-Ghadir is a day the prophet Muhammad held up Imam Ali’s hand and said:
for whoever I am his leader, Ali is his leader
The Prophet continued about Imam Ali:
“O’ God, love those who loves him, and be hostile to those who is hostile to him.
Read more about the event of Ghadir Khum at here
Happy birthday of Imam Hussain to the Imam of our time, Imam Mahdi, and to all the believers.
In this post , I’d like to translate a part of an speech made by a great philosopher and scholar, Ayatullah Mohammad Taqi Mesbah Yazdi who is fortunately alive and lives in the city of Qom in Iran. I read the text of that speech in his official website in the recent days and I found it inspiring. It was about the first lesson from the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (PBUH) in some parts
The first lesson from the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (PBUH) is that we should not concern ourselves about the future consequences, if we work to the glory of God. The good results will be achieved surely even if the present results do not seem pleasant; it may be achieved in the future years and the society will be benefited from.
Ayatullah Mesbah Yazdi said that Imam Hussain was satisfied with what he did although he gave everything he had because he worked to the glory of God and provided the long-lasting conditions for the Islamic society to be reformed…
The promised Mahdi is the last savoir of Man who is living among us now. He is a man from the descendant of Husayn, the prophet Muhammad’s grandson.
The prophet Muhammad (PBUH) who is the last prophet sent by God had said about Mahdi:
قال النبی (صلی الله علیه وآله): “لاتذهب الدنیا حتّی یقومَ بأمر أُمتّی رجل من ولدالحسین یملأها عدلا کما ملئت ظلماً و جوراً
“The world will not come to an end until a man from the descendants of Husayn takes charge of the affairs of the world and fills it with justice and equity as it is filled with injustice and tyranny.”
-Prophet Muhammad (PBUH); Bihar al-anwar, Vol. 51, P. 66
Muslim people also believes in Jesus (PBUH) as the holy prophet of God. Muslims believes that Jesus was not killed according to what is written in the holy Quran and he will reappear to help Imam Mahdi. Read more here.
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The background image is the holy Jamkaran mosque which was built by Imam Mahdi’s command. The mosque is now in the city of Qom, Iran.