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Ashura | Who is Hussain?

Our deepest condolence to the man left from the descendant of Imam Hussain, to Imam of our time, Imam Mahdi (May Allah Hasten his reappearance).
I prepared the following image by a quote from Imam Hussain, the prophet Muhammad’s grandson who said it on the way toward Karbala.

The references for this quote are from Shia and Sunni collections of traditions respectively.

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“Don’t you see that the truth is not followed and the falsehood is not discouraged?  So that a Believer wishes to meet Allah [to die] and to me, death is nothing but prosperity, and living with tyrants is nothing but disgust and disgrace.”

-Imam Hussain (PBUH)

References: Tohaf Al-Uqoul, P.245 and Hilyatul Awliyaa, V.2, P.39

 

قال الحسین علیه السلام:

ألا ترون أن الحق لايعمل به وأن الباطل لا يتناهى عنه، ليرغب المؤمن في لقاء الله محقا،

فإني لا أرى الموت إلا سعادة ولا الحياة مع الظالمين إلا برما

تحف العقول، ص 245 و حلیه الاولیاء و طبقات الاوصیاء، ج 2، ص 39

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Ashura | There is no day like yours + Wallpaper

There is no doubt that the greatest and the most painful massacre in history was the martyrdom of Hussain (PBUH) and his 72 companions on the day of Ashura.

Imam Hussain (PBUH) was the prophet Muhammad’s grandson who was surrounded by an army of 30,000 people in Karbala, with no water for three days! They fought deliberately in the battlefield but they were all killed and beheaded one by one in front of their families on one day which is called Ashura.

Following the martyrdom of Hussain (PBUH) and his companions, their bodies were trampled by the hoofs of the horses, their tents were burnt in fire and their women and children including Lady Zeinab (PBUH), the prophet Muhammad’s granddaughter, were all captured and moved along with their heads toward the Levant.

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Day of Ashura was a day Imam Hassan Al-Mujtaba (PBUH) said about it to Imam Hussain (PBUH) before his martyrdom:

“لا یوم کیومک یا اباعبدالله”

There is no day like yours, O’ Aba Abdillah! [Hussain][1]

Click on the image to see the full size wallpaper (5676 × 3192)

Tomorrow is the day of Ashura in 2018; The day in which mourning for Imam Hussain will reach its climax by millions of people around the world….

 

 

[1] Reference: Al-Amali, Al-Shaykh Al-Saduq, P. 177

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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.

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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 | 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.

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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).

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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:

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“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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When is Ashura 2018?

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Prophet Muhammad quote about Imam Hussain (PBUH)

The first month in the Islamic calendar is Muharram and the tenth day of Muharram is called Ashura (/ʌʃuːrʌ /). Islamic calendar is based on the lunar cycle.Therefore, each year the day of Ashura falls in a different day in the Georgian calendar.

When is Ashura 2018?

Day of Ashura in the year 2018 in Iraq and Iran will fall Read More…

Congratulation for Eid al-Ghadir

Congratulation to the 12th Imam and the Imam of our time, Imam Mahdi, and all of his followers for Eid al-Ghadir.

May Allah hasten the reappearance of him and bless him and all of his followers.

Ghadir Khumm is a place between the two cities of Mecca and Medina where the holy prophet Muhammad (PBUH) stopped while he was returning from his last Hajj pilgrimage and waited for three days till all the people gathered. Then, he held up Imam Ali’s hand and said:

“for whoever I am his leader, this Ali is his leader.”

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Ghadir

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 Khumm at here

Imam Hussain’s prayer to God on the day of Arafah

Day of “Arafah” is the 9th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the twelfth month in the Islamic calendar and the month before Muharram.

It was narrated that on the day of “Arafah”, Imam Hussain (PBUH) along with a group of his family members and some of his followers came out the tent at the desert of “Arafat”, a place located near the city of Mecca. Imam Hussain then stood towards the Ka’bah and raised up his hands and pray to God while his face were flowed with tears.

Imam Hussain’s prayer which is called Arafah prayer (Dua Arafa) contains with the highest theological and spiritual teachings. Shia Muslim people recite this Dua on the same day each year during Haj pilgrimage or even far from Mecca at their local mosques or the holy shrines.

Arafah 2018 is on this coming Tuesday, on the 21th of Aug. So, I prepared the following image with a part of Imam Hussain’s prayer to God on the day of Arafah:

“…O’ my Lord!…and [O’] the revealer of the Torah and the Bible and the Psalms and the Furqan, and the revealer of  kaf-ha-ya-`ayn-sad and Ta-ha and Ya-Sin and the Quran, full of wisdom! You are my haven when the wide courses fail to carry me and when the earth, despite its width, becomes too narrow to bear me…”

-A part of Dua Arafah by Imam Hussain(PBUH)

Click here to see the above image in Arabic and Persian language

 یا الهی… و منزل التوریة و الانجیل و الزبور و الفرقان و منزل کهیعص و طه و یس و القرآن الحکیم! انت کهفی حین تعیینی المذاهب فی سعتها و تضیق بی الارض برحبها…

دعاء الامام الحسین فی یوم عرفة

 

Read the complete Dua Arafah at here

Reference: Mafatih Al-Jinan and wikishia

Imam Hussain Quote at the official house of the Grand Leader, Imam Khamenei

Each time when the supreme leader, Imam Khamenei, has a meeting with people at his official house, you can see an special quote related to that meeting with a great calligraphy on the wall behind the leader.

Several days ago, the leader had another meeting with the speaker, lawmakers and a number of staff members of the Iranian Parliament and you can see a quote by Imam Hussain (PBUH), the prophet Muhammad grandson, on that wall. The same quote I had already prepared it as English image, the one about the God’s gifts:

Imam Hussain quote 

The translation of the quote on the above image:

Beware that the people’s need of you, are the God’s gifts to you. Thus do not become tired of these gifts.

Bihar al-Anvar, vol.74, p.205

Imam Hussain quote about the God’s gifts in English:

 

امام حسین علیه السلام:  إنَّ حَوائِجَ النّاسِ اِلَيكُم مِن نِعَمِ اللّه ِ عَلَيكُم فَلاتَمَلُّوا النِّعَمَ  

نياز مردم به شما از نعمت هاى خدا بر شما است ؛ از اين نعمت ها افسرده و بيزار نباشيد

بحار الانوار، ج74، صفحه 205

The pilgrimage of Imam Hussain in Ramadan + Keys to the heavens

Congratulation to all of you for the holy month of Ramadan.

As you may know, the pilgrimage of Imam Hussain (PBUH), the prophet Muhammad’s grandson, is recommended in Ramadan.

It is written in the book of “Mafatih al-Jinan” (or “keys to the heavens”) that the pilgrimage of Imam Hussain is recommended on:

  1. the first and last nights of the month of Ramadan
  2. the half of the month which it means on the 15th night the month.
  3. and especially on the Laylat al-Qadr (or the night of destiny) which it means on the 19th, 21th and 23th nights of the month.
Click on the image to see the wallpaper size of the holy shrine of Imam Hussain (PBUH)

It is also written in Mafatih al-Jinan that God forgives whoever makes a pilgrimage to the holy shrine of Imam Hussain (PBUH) on the night of destiny.

 

Download Mafatih al-Jinan (Keys to the heavens)

You can download the application of Mafatih al-Jinan in Persian, Arabic and English languages for Android/iOS from here.

This application, unlike the others, is the complete version of the book of Mafatih al-Jinan  so you can easily use it instead of the book.

 

Ashura | God’s gifts in a quote by Imam Hussain

Imam Hussain was the prophet Muhammad’s grandson and the third Shia Imam who was martyred on the day of Ashura at Karbala. He had only a few men along with the women and children when he was surrounded by the Yazid’s army of 30,000 people but he still refused to pay allegiance to Yazid…

Why didn’t Imam Hussain save his life by paying allegiance?

How was the life in Imam Hussain’s view?

In the following Image you can see the God’s gifts in the view of Imam Hussain (PBUH):

Click on the image to enlarge and see it in the higher quality

Beware that the people’s need of you, are the God’s gifts to you. Thus do not become tired of these gifts.

Bihar al-Anvar, vol.74, p.205

 

امام حسین علیه السلام:  إنَّ حَوائِجَ النّاسِ اِلَيكُم مِن نِعَمِ اللّه ِ عَلَيكُم فَلاتَمَلُّوا النِّعَمَ  

نياز مردم به شما از نعمت هاى خدا بر شما است ؛ از اين نعمت افسرده و بيزار نباشيد

بحار الانوار، ج74، صفحه 205

 

Prophet Jesus in a quote by Imam Mahdi

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 Quote – What is the God’s gift?

People’s needs of you can make you become tired or happy. The choice is yours.

If you become happy with a gift, then you should become happy with the people’s need of you in Imam Hussain’s view:

Imam Hussain Quote

Beware that the people’s need of you, are the God’s gifts to you. Thus do not become tired of these gifts

Bihar al-Anvar, vol.74, p.205

 

امام حسین علیه السلام:  إنَّ حَوائِجَ النّاسِ اِلَيكُم مِن نِعَمِ اللّه ِ عَلَيكُم فَلاتَمَلُّوا النِّعَمَ  

نياز مردم به شما از نعمت هاى خدا بر شما است ؛ از اين نعمت افسرده و بيزار نباشيد

بحار الانوار، ج74، صفحه 205

 

Imam Hussain was the prophet Muhammad’s grandson and the third Shia Imam who was killed and beheaded along with all 72 of his companions on the day of Ashura at Karbala. He sacrificed all he had to survive the humanity from utter distortions

Read more about Imam Hussain at ashuraaa.wordpress.com 

Who is Imam Hussain?

What is Ashura?

Mahdi and Jesus in a quote by Prophet Muhammad (PBUT)

Imam Mahdi is a man among the holy prophet Muhammad’s progeny and a man from the descendant of Imam Hussain (PBUH). He is the 12th Imam living among us now according to the Shia belief although we do not know him. It is stated that Imam Mahdi is the last savior of man who will fill the world with justice and equity when he reappears [Read the narration at here] and the holy prophet Jesus will descend from heaven to help him.

May God hasten the reappearance of Imam Mahdi and the holy prophet Jesus (PBUT)

 

Click on the image to enlarge

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Mahdi

“Mahdi [PBUH] is from my progeny and when he reappears, Jesus [PBUH], the son of Mary, will descend to help him. He will follow Mahdi [PBUH] and pray behind him.”

-The holy prophet Muhammad [PBUH]

Al-Amali (of Shaykh Saduq), Vol. 1, p. 287

 

 

قال رسول الله صلی الله علیه و آله

“مِن ذُُرَّيتي اَلمهدي اِذا خَرجَ نَزَل عيسَي بنُ مريمَ(عليه‌السلام) لِنُصرتِهِ فَقَدَّمَهُ وَ صلّي خَلفَهُ”

مهدي (علیه السلام) از فرزندان من است، زماني که قيام مي‌کند، عيسي بن مريم (عليه‌السلام) جهت نصرت و ياري او [از آسمان] فرود مي‌آيد و حضرتش را [براي نماز] مقدّم مي‌دارد و در پی او نماز می گذارد

الامالی (شیخ صدوق)، ج 1، ص 287

Read more about Imam Mahdi in Shia and Sunni books and also in the bible at here

Day of Ashura : Christian people in the holy shrine of Imam Hussain

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.

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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