Today , the people of the world need a saviour who saves the world from the disease, poverty ,hunger, racism, injustice and inequity.
The saviour is promised in all religions and all we should do is to ask God to send him back to us.
but who is the saviour of the mankind?
Muslim people believe that the saviour is a man from the descendants of Imam Hussain, the prophet Muhammad’s grandson; The man who is called Mahdi or Imam Mahdi according to the quotes by the prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Shia Muslim people believe that Imam Mahdi is living now among us although the people of the world do not know him and today is the anniversary of his birthday.
But what about the holy prophet Jesus?
Shia Muslims believe that the holy prophet Jesus will descend and help Imam Mahdi to save the world. read the following quote by the holy prophet Muhammad (PBUH) :
Prophet Muhammad [PBUH] :
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.
Al-Amali, Al-Shaykh Al-Saduq, Vol. 1, p. 287
قال رسول الله صلی الله علیه و آله:
مِن ذُُرَّیتی اَلمهدی اِذا خَرجَ نَزَل عیسَی بنُ مریمَ(علیهالسلام) لِنُصرتِهِ فَقَدَّمَهُ وَ صلّی خَلفَهُ.
پیامبر اکرم صلی الله علیه و آله
مهدی (علیه السلام) از فرزندان من است، زمانی که قیام میکند، عیسی بن مریم (علیهالسلام) برای یاری اش [از آسمان] فرود میآید و او را مقدّم میدارد و پشت سرش نماز می گذارد.
الامالی (شیخ صدوق)، ج 1، ص 287
Congratulation on the Imam Hussain’s birthday and the other Sha’baniah Eids to all the followers and lovers of Imam Hussain (PBUH) and especially to the one who is from the descendant of Imam Hussain (PBUH)
May Allah hasten the reappearance of the promised Mahdi (PBUH)
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May God hasten the reappearance of Imam Mahdi
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]
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…
Sayid Reza Narimani was unknown to me when I heard his lamentation for the first time. He performed this in front of the supreme leader of Islamic nations, Imam Khamenei at the first of the meeting with the people of Isfahan. It was happen at the same time people were walking to the Karbala on Arbaeen.
This lamentation was about Arbaeen. It was for Imam Hussain (PBUH) and for remembering of all the martyrs who were killed by the ISIL theorist group in Syria while they defend the holy shrine of lady Zeinab, the beloved Imam Hussain’s sister and the granddaughter of the prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
A lamentation by Sayid reza Narimani on Arbaeen 2016
English translation by ashuraaa.wordpress.com
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Arbaeen is a day on which the largest gathering in the world is held by Shia Muslim people in peace. Each year, the holy shrine of Imam Husayn in the city of Karbala receives an increasing number of pilgrims across all over the world. It was reported officially that on Arbaeen 2016, more than 20 millions pilgrims have gathered at Karbala. Despite the all modern technologies, millions of pilgrims prefer to walk 80 Km from Najaf to Karbala to show their love toward Imam Husayn and to his living son, the 12th Shia Imam (Imam Mahdi). In addition, It is quoted that the pilgrimage of Imam Husayn on Arbaeen is a sign of a believer and every single step toward the holy shrine of Imam Husayn, can wipe out one sin and have one reward.
Thanks God, this year I was among the millions of pilgrims who walk to Karbala. To be honest, the journey was not such easy but undauntedly, it was an excellent journey that one should experienced it by him/herself. A different life style in which only one backpack is enough to start the journey as everything is prepared for free by Shia muslim people on the way to Karbala.
Many thanks to Iraqi people who compete each others to be at our service for God’s sake and for the love of Imam Husayn. They offer everything they have to pilgrims as they wish to be like Imam Husayn who gave everything he had to revive Islam.
I do apologize at first that my photos can not show the all aspects of Arbaeen as I am not a photographer and I took photos with my mobile phone.
Offering free water to the pilgrims on the way to Karbala
No matter where you come
Arbaeen is the 40 days following the day of Ashura and this year, Arbaeen 2016 will fall on the November 21 in Iraq.
Every year Muslim people leave their usual lives in their countries to walk 80 Km toward the holy shrine of Imam Husayn who was martyred at Karbala.
Arbaeen is the world’s largest annual peaceful gathering held by Muslim people around the world. It is an amazing spiritual journey in which you do not have to concern about food, water or accommodations. Everything is prepared for the pilgrims of Imam Husayn by non-government Muslim people for free on the way to Karbala. You can experience a true love in the real life by all the Muslim people around you especially by the Iraqi Shia people. They do it as they are the followers of Imam Husayn who gave all he had for the God’s sake.
This year, I am going to walk from Najaf to Karbala by my whole family In-Sha-Allah and If God helped me I will publish some photos of this fantastic journey on my Instagram page: @husayn.ashura
When I was younger, I was seeing people in love with imam Husayn and I tried to understand this kind of Love but I couldn’t feel it. I could not understand the feeling of those people who want to go to Karbala as a pilgrim of Imam Husayn despite all troubles and dangers over there. Walking 80 Km to the holy shrine of Imam Husayn on the day of Arbaeen is a ridiculous way to choose despite all existing vehicle in theses days, but definitely It is a way to show our love toward Husayn to the world and let all the people in the world know that there is a true love differed from the other loves tried to show by Hollywood movies.
“God Loves who loves Hussain”
احب الله من احب حسینا
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
Walking on #Arbaeen is a way to introduce a man who gave all he had for God’s sake to save the last version of the religion from utter distortions; Walking on Arbaeen is a way to hasten the reappearance of Imam Mahdi.
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Yesterday, on the day of Ashura, Nigerian forces open fire at Shia mourners, killing 20 innocent people who were participated in Ashura processions to mark the martyrdom anniversary of the prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Imam Hussain (PBUH)
Shia Muslims were also arrested in Kashmir during Ashura processions on Oct. 12, 2016.
Day of ashura 2016 in Kashmir, Shia Mulsims dressed in black with a headband containing t he name of Imam Hussain and Imam ALi (PBUH) were arrested.
Today is Ashura, the 10th day of Muharram.
Millions of Shia Muslims worldwide dressed in black commemorated the martyrdom anniversary of the holy prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Imam Hussain (PBUH) and all 72 of his companions who were all martyred on the day of Ashura, in Karbala
day of Ashura 2016 in Karbala Read More…
Shia people mark the day of Tasua in front of the holy shrine of Imam Hussain and Hadrat Abbas in Karbala, Iraq
Today is the 9th day of Muharram , a day called Tasua in which all people mourn for the last man left for Imam Hussain (PBUH). A man who Imam Hussain cry for when he killed on the day of Ashura at Karbala. He was Hadrat Abbas, the Imam Ali’s son and Imam Hussain’s younger brother who was martyred on the way back to the tents while he was bringing water for the thirsty women and children. Read More…