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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.

 

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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:

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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

 

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?

Arbaeen | Flags of countries on the way to Karbala

The world’s biggest peaceful gathering was held once more on the day of Arbaeen around the holy shrine of Imam Hussain at Karbala. More than 20 millions of Imam Hussain’s lovers flocked to Karbala from all over the world for the pilgrimage of Imam Hussain on the day of Arbaeen.

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Flag of Sweden on the way to Karbala for Arbaeen

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Flag of Canada on the way to Karbala

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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 2017 | On the way to Karbala

Arbaeen 2017 is coming and millions of Imam Hussain’s lovers are going to Karbala for Arbaeen to mark the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, the holy prophet Muhammad’s grandson.

Millions of Muslim people walk at least 80 kilometers toward the holy shrine of Imam Hussain for Arbaeen. There is no concern about food, drink and accommodation on this journey as Imam Hussain’s lovers kindly provide what the pilgrims need in this way.

I Recorded this video on my way from Najaf to Karbala about 10 days before the day of Arbaeen, on Nov. 1, 2017.

Many thanks to our Iraqian Muslim brothers and sisters for their hospitality in this way.

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When is Arbaeen 2017?

Arbaeen is the 40th day following the day of Ashura and in the year of 2017, Arbaeen will fall on Friday in 10th November in Iraq (Updated according to the office of Ayatullah Sistani) 

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Shia Muslim people pray in congregation in front of the holy shrine of Imam Hussain on Arbaeen night in Karbala, Iraq

Arbaeen is the day in which the world’s biggest peaceful gathering is held annually around the holy shrine of Imam Hussain, the heart of the city of Karbala and millions of  Imam Hussain lovers across the world flock into Karbala for the pilgrimage of Imam Hussain on Arbaeen.

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A huge numbers of pilgrims arrive in Karbala on foot. They walk for at least 80 kilometers from Najaf to the holy shrine of Imam Hussain in Karbala. Walking on Arbaeen is the best way to introduce Imam Hussain to the world and to help the reappearance of Imam Mahdi, the 12th Imam.  Arbaeen is also a way to memorize how much difficulties lady Zeainab and Hussain’s children tolerate as they were captive toward Karbala although there is no concern at all about food, drink and accommodation on the way to Karbala as some Imam Hussain’s lovers especially the Iraqian Shia Muslim people kindly provide what pilgrims might need on this way. They prepare everything for the pilgrims for free, for the love of Imam Hussain.

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A pilgrim from Canada

It’s really hard to me to explain what I have seen on this way. Giving up the usual life exactly at the time being very busy is not very simple but when you gave it all up,  you can experience a completely different life style on the way toward Karbala. You can feel a fresh love inside your heart toward Imam Hussain despite the difficulties of walking you might have in this way. You can see millions of people with different nationalities and languages surrendering you in this way with the same love toward Hussain inside their hearts as the holy prophet Muhammad stated that “Surely , there exists in the hearts of the believers, with respect to the martyrdom of Hussain, a heat that never subsides.”

The pilgrimage of Imam Hussain on Arbaeen was said to be one of the signs of a believers according to the quote received from Imam Hassan al-Asgari.

 Walking on the way toward Karbala for Arbaeen in the words of Imam Khamenei, the supreme leader of Islamic Ummah.  A video clip made by Khamenei.ir

 

See more photos of Arbaeen and walking on the way toward Karbala at here

Day of Ashura 2017 in London, UK

Day of Ashura in 2017 was marked by Muslim people in London, UK.

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Muslim people in London, had some banners and placards against the ISIS or ISIL terrorist group during Ashura procession.

ISIS will lose and Love will win!

90% of ISIS victims have been Muslim.

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Muslim girls and women also participated in Ashura procession to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain, the prophet Muhammad’s grandson on the day of Ashura in London in 2017.

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Shia Muslim dressed in black took part in the Ashura procession and mourned for the martyrdom of Imam Hussain in peace. they did not self-flagellate themselves as some western media try to show it to the world.

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Photos were taken from Tweeter verified account.

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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“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

Day of Ashura 2017 : Nazri drinks distributed by Imam Hussain’s lovers among people

Nazri food and drinks are free food and drinks which are distributed among the mourners of Imam Hussain and all other people during the month of Muharram and especially on the day of Ashura.

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Shia Muslims do not fast on Ashura. Thus, Some Shia Muslims prepare and hold up some stations on public places on the day of Ashura to distribute Nazri food and drinks among others for free. They do it for the happiness of God and to show their love toward Imam Hussain (PBUH) who was martyred on Ashura day while he was thirsty.

The following photos were sent to us from a group of shia Iranian young Muslims who held up a station on the way towards the holy shrine of Lady Masumah (PBUH) in Qom, Iran to offer chocolate milk and lemonade to the mourners and other people during the days of Tasua and Ashura.

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Such stations are not related to any organizations or governments and they only charged by the people who love Imam Hussain.

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Shia muslims dressed in black show their grief and sorrow for the martyrdom of Imam Hussain

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Day of Ashura 2017 marked by Shia muslims in Iran + photos

Shia Muslims in Iran marked the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain on the day of Ashura by participating on Ashura ceremonies and processions held in all over the cities of Iran.

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Shia children take part in Ashura procession held on the day of Ashura in Iran

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Ashura procession in Iran

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Shia muslim mark the day of Ashura 2017 inside the holy shrine of Imam Reza in Iran

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Mourners inside the holy shrine of Lady Masumah in qom, Iran

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Ashura noon prayer in congregation

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The symbolic event of burning tents of Imam Hussain’s family by Yazid’s army following the martyrdom of Imam Hussain and all 72 of his men on the day of Ashura

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Ashura 2017: Millions of Shia Muslims mark the day of Ashura in Karbala + photos

Day of Ashura is the culmination of a  ten day annual mourning period in the lunar month of Muharram for the prophet Muhammad’s grandson who was the third Shia Imam.

Today was the day of Ashura in 2017. On Sunday, hundreds of thousands of pilgrims, traveling from worldwide descended on Karbala, to the holy shrine of Imam Hussain (PBUH) with officials putting their numbers at more than 3 million.

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Ashura 2017: Shia Muslims mark the day of Ashura in front of the holy shrine of Imam Hussain in Karbala

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Shia Muslims dressed in black, mourn for the martyrdom of Imam Hussain who was beheaded violently in thirsts and his body was left on the land, with horses running on him… All 72 of his men including his sons and families had already been beheaded one by one in front of his eyes. Read More…

Ashura blood donation not self-flagellation

While a dark, violent and blood shedding images of Islam have been presented to the world in these days by western media and through the deviant and ignorant Muslims, True Muslims have to present the true face of Islam.  Voluntary blood donation on the day of Ashura can provide a good opportunity to us to show a glimpse of the truth of Islam and true Muslims to the world. So by following the path of the Greatest Martyr (Imam Hussein [PBUH]) we present the glory of Islam to the world by donating our blood.

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Ashura blood donation

Thus each year, Shia Muslims around the world  follow the path of the greatest Martyr, the prophet Muhammad’s grandson (Imam Hussain [PBUH]) and donate their blood on the day of Ashura to save the lives of others and to present the reality of Islam.  Read More…

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 and International day of Ali Asghar + photos of 2017

Day of Ashura was a day Imam Hussain and 72 of  his companions including his six-month-old son Hazrat Ali Asghar (PBUH) were all killed and beheaded at the land of Karbala.

Thus, Each year mothers along with their infant mark the The International day of Ali Asghar ( global day of Ali Asghar) by participating in the great ceremonies held across the world to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Hazrat Ali Asghar and Imam Hussain (PBUH). These especial ceremonies are held on the first Friday of Muharram in Iran.

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Ashura and international day of Ali Asghar

Last Friday was the International day of Ali Asghar in 2017 : Read More…

Ashura 2017 is coming + Muharram programs in English

Today is the first day of  Muharram and Ashura is coming in 9 days later.

Every places such as the streets, Mosques and the holy shrine of Imam Hussain, Imam Reza, lady Fatima and Jamkaran holy mosque in Iran have been covered with black for the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain.

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Ashura 2017 -The first night of Muharram 2017 in front of the holy shrine of Imam Hussain in Karbala, Iraq.

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Ashura – The first night of Muharram 2017 in Karbala: Exchanging the flag of the holy shrine of Imam Hussain

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Ashura and Muharram 2017 in Iran – Jamkaran Mosque covered in black for Imam Hussain’s martyrdom annivesary – Photo was taken on Thursday Sep 21, 2017

Shia muslim people were also dressed in black, commemorate all the first ten days of Muharram to follow the way Imam Reza, the 8th Shia Imam, was mourning for Imam Hussain. Read More…