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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):

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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

 

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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)

 

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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

 

 

Arbaeen quotes | Pilgrimage of Imam Hussain on Arbaeen

Arbaeen, the magnificent movement of followers and lovers of the holy prophet Muhammad’s family is underway.

Millions of people are now walking to Karbala, to the holy shrine of Imam Hussain to mark the day of Arbaeen.

The pilgrimage of Imam Hussain on Arbaeen is one of the signs of a believers in the Islamic school as Imam Hassan Al-Askari (PBUH) who is the descendant of Imam Hussain and the holy prophet Muhammad (PBUH) stated that:

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The signs of a believer are five [1] :

1.Performing 51 units of prayer [2] [of which 17 units are the obligatory prayers and 34 units are the recommended prayers per day]
2. Pilgrimage of Imam Hussain (PBUH) on Arbaeen [the 40th day following Ashura],
3. Wearing a ring on the right hand,
4. Placing the forehead on the earth [during Sajdah in the prayer];
5. Saying Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim” [which means “In the name of God, the compassionate, the merciful”] aloud during the prayer “ (Tahzib Al-Ahkam: V.6 , P.52)

 

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[1] The quotation from Imam Hasan Al-Askari in Arabic language:

“علامات المؤمنین خمس : صلاةُ الاحدی و الخمسین و زیارةُ الاربعین والتـَختم فی الیَمین و تـَعفیرُ الجـَبین و الجَهر ببسم الله الرحمن الرحیم”

[2]  Each prayer or Salat in Islam consists of  individual units called Rakat. Each Rakat is very similar to each other except some minor details.

Arbaeen Quote : Visit God in his throne by the pilgrimage of Imam Hussain’s holy shrine

The world’s biggest peaceful pilgrimage is underway…

The pilgrimage of Imam Hussain’s holy shrine was recommended many times in the Islamic and Shia quotes (ahadith). You can see one of such quotes stated by Imam Reza (PBUH), the 8th Shia Imam, in the following image:

Whoever makes a pilgrimage to the holy shrine of Imam Hussain near the Euphrates river, is like the one who visits God at his throne.

Thawab al-A’mal, p 147

قال الرضا علیه السلام: من زار قبر ابی عبدالله علیه السلام بشط الفرات کان کمن زار الله فی عرشه

کسی که قبر امام حسین علیه السلام را در کنار فرات زیارت کند، مانند کسی است که خدا را در بالای عرش زیارت نموده است

ثواب الاعمال شیخ صدوق، صفحه 147

Translated to English by ashuraaa.wordpress.com

 

 

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All images on this blog are free to share to introduce Imam Hussain to the world.

 

 

Day of Ashura : A part of Imam Hussain’s Will

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;

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day of ashura

 

“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

Ashura – Quote about Imam Hussain by Prophet Muhammad 5

Imam Hussain was the prophet Muhammad’s grandson and the third Shia imam.  The one who the holy prophet Muhammad (PBUH) introduce him as an the of salvation.

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Verily Hussain is the shining light of guidance and the ark of salvation.

(Bihar al-Anvar, V.6, P.174)

 

 قال رسول الله صلی الله: ان الحسین مصباح الهدی و سفینه النجاه

حسین چراغ هدایت و کشتی نجات است

 

*See more images about this quote at here

 

Ashura – A Quote about Imam Hussain by prophet Muhammad 4

A quote ( saying  or Hadith) about Imam Hussain, the prophet Muhammad’s grandson by the holy prophet Muhammad (PBUH):

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Ashura – quote about Imam Hussain by prophet Muhammad

 

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Ashura – quote about Imam Hussain by prophet Muhammad

Hussain is from me and I am from Hussain. God loves who loves Hussain.

prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

Ref.: Sunan al-Termizi, V.6, No.3775

قال رسول الله صلی الله علیه و آله

حسین منی و انا من حسین. احب الله من احب حسینا

حسین از من است و من از حسین هستم. هرکس که حسین را دوست بدارد، خدا او را دوست می دارد.

سنن ترمذی، ج 6، حدیث 3775

+ This quote is mentioned in the Shia and Sunni books and Sunan at-Termizi is one of the main references for the quotes among Sunni people. We prepared the new version of this prophet Muhammad’s quote about Imam Hussain with the reference to the Sunan at-Termizi written on the image.

Congratulation for Eid al-Ghadir

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

Ghadir

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 Khum at here

 

Ashura and the first lesson from Imam Hussain

Happy birthday of Imam Hussain to the Imam of our time, Imam Mahdi, and to all the believers.

The holy shrine of Imam Hussain in Karbala

Ashura – The holy shrine of Imam Hussain in Karbala

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…

 

 

Peace be upon Imam Hussain, the inheritor of Jesus

Today is the first day of the holy month of Rajab, one of the third holy months in the Islamic calendar: Rajab, Sha’ban and Ramadan. Fasting and pilgrimage (Ziyarat) of Imam Hussain (PBUH) are recommended to do on this day and there is some praying (Duas) to be read at the time of the pilgrimage of Imam Hussain when you are at the holy shrine of Imam Hussain or far away from it. Ziyarat Warith (the inheritor) is one of these small praying which begins with the peaces upon the holy prophets:

Peace be upon you, O the inheritor of Adam, the one chosen by God,

Peace be upon you, O the inheritor of Noah, the Prophet of God,

Peace be upon you, O the inheritor of Abraham, the friend of God,

Peace be upon you, O the inheritor of Moses, the one who talked to God,

Peace be upon you, O the inheritor of Jesus, the spirit of God,

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Imam Hussain, the inheritor of prophet Jesus

Peace be upon you, O the inheritor of Muhammad, the beloved friend of God,

Peace be upon you, O the inheritor of Imam Ali, the God’s guardian.

Peace be upon you, O the son of Muhammad Musatafa

Peace be upon you, O the son of Ali Mortaza (the first Shia Imam and Lady Fatima’s husband)

Peace be upon you, O the son of Fatima (the holy prophet Muhammad’s daughter),

Peace be upon you, O the son of Khadijah Al- Kubra (the holy prophet Muhammad’s wife)

…continue to read the Ziyarat Warith at here

Ziyarat Warith was said by the 6th Shia Imam, Imam Sadiq (PBUH).

 

 

Day of Ashura: Quote about Imam Husayn by Imam Khamenei

Imam Khamenei, the leader of the Islamic nations have quotes about the prophet Muhammad’s grandson and the third Shia Imam, Imam Husayn (PBUH):

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Ashura

Imam Khamenei said:

We should contemplate how just 50 years after demise of the prophet [Muhammad](PBUH), the Islamic society reached a point that a person like Imam Hussain had no choice but to make such a sacrifice to save the islamic society?

 

The above Image was made by Khamenei.ir

Mahdi is the promised man from the descendant of Husayn

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

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Mahdi

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.