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Mahdi, the promised saviour, is like to the prophets | A quote by Imam Hussain

The birth anniversary of our beloved Imam Mahdi is coming in a few days and I can see all the people loving him are trying to prepare for his birth anniversary in different ways.

Imam Mahdi is our twelfth Imam and the promised saviour who will return and fill the earth with the equity and justice. he is the only man left from the descendants of Imam Hussain (PBUH) and the holy prophet Muhammad and all the other eleven Imams even the other prophets has informed us about the last savior of man , Imam Mahdi.

I recently found a quote by Imam Hussain (PBUH) about the similarities of Imam Mahdi to the holy prophets Noah, Abraham, Jesus, Moses, Job and the prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon them). Imam Hussain has introduced Imam Mahdi as “our Qaem (al-Qaem)” in this quote and it’s interesting to know that Imam Mahdi will also introduced himself to the people by this name at the time of reappearance. May Allah Hasten the reappearance of him.

The quote by Imam Hussain is a bit long so I prepared it as several images in a way that each image includes the similarities to one prophet:

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Imam Mahdi is like the prophet Noah in his long life - Imam Hussain quote

Our Qaem [Imam Mahdi] is like the prophet Noah in his long life

Imam Mahdi is like the prophet Abraham in his secret birth and avoiding people - imam hussain quote

Our Qaem [Imam Mahdi] is like the prophet Abraham in his secret birth and avoiding people

Imam Mahdi is like the prophet Moses in the fear and occultation - Imam Hussain quote

Imam Mahdi is like the prophet Moses in the fear and occultation – Imam Hussain quote

Imam Mahdi is like the prophet Jesus in the controversy among people in regard to him - Imam Hussain quote

Our Qaem [Imam Mahdi] is like the prophet Jesus in the controversy among people in regard to him

Imam Mahdi is like the Prophet Job in relief following distress - Imam Hussain quote

Our Qaem [Imam Mahdi] is like the Prophet Job in relief following distress

Imam Mahdi is like the Prophet Muhammad in rising up with sword -imam hussain quote

Our Qaem [Imam Mahdi] is like the Prophet Muhammad in rising up with sword

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The complete quote of Imam Hussain in Arabic in Kashf al-Ghumma, V.3, p.329:

فی القائم منا سنن من الانبیاء سنة من نوح وسنة من ابراهیم وسنة من موسى وسنة من عیسى وسنة من ایوب وسنة من محمد صلى الله علیه وآله وسلم فأما من نوح فطول العمر واما من ابراهیم فخفاء الولادة واعتزال الناس واما من موسى فالخوف والغیبة واما من عیسى فاختلاف الناس فیه واما من ایوب فالفرج بعد البلوى واما من محمد صلى الله علیه وآله وسلم فالخروج بالسیف [کشف الغمة، ج 3، ص 329.]

The translation of the quote by Imam Hussain to Persian:

امام حسین علیه السلام فرمود: در قائم ما سنّتها و ویژگیهایى از پیامبران وجود دارد: از نوح علیه السلام عمر طولانى، از ابراهیم علیه السلام مخفى بودن ولادت و دورى گزینى از مردم، از موسى علیه السلام ترس و غیبت، از عیسى علیه السلام اختلاف مردم درباره او، از ایوب علیه السلام گشایش پس از گرفتاریها، و از محمّد علیه السلام قیام با شمشیر [کشف الغمة، ج 3، ص 329.]

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Prophet Muhammad recognized by Christians and Jews

On the birthday anniversary of the holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), the last messenger sent by the unique God to all of us, I prepared an image with a verse of the holy Quran (Baqarah: 146) saying that those who are given the Scriptures, recognize Muhammad (PBUH) as they know their own sons.

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Prophet Muhammad

We all know that Christians and Jews are the ones who are given the holy books as Imam Sadiq (PBUH), the 6th Shia Imam also said it about this verse

But how should they recognize the prophet Muhammad ? According to the transliteration of this verse, the prophet Muhammad is described in the Torah, the Bible and the Psalm as Christian and Jewish Scholars know it although some of them hide it.

+The verse in the above images:

الذین آتیناهم الکتاب یعرفونه کما یعرفون ابناء هم و ان فریقا منهم لیکتمون الحق و هم یعلمون

Those to whom we gave the scripture, recognize him [the prophet Muhammad] as they recognized their own sons, but verily a party of them conceal the truth while they know it.

(The holy Quran: Baqarah: 146)

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COVID-19 | Corona Virus Infographics With A Qoute by Imam Hussain (PBUH)

Some people still ignore the medical advice to protect themselves and others against COVID-19 virus while we have to take care of our health during our life according to the religion of Islam.

Here is such a quote by Imam Hussain (PBUH), the holy prophet Muhammad’s grandson and the third Shia Imam. I have made this quote as an infographics  about how to prevent COVID-19 :

Imam Hussain Quote and COVID-19

 

Imam Hussain (PBUH): Try to take care of your health in your whole life. (Tuhaf Al-Uqul, p.239 )

 

 قال حسین بن علی علیه السلام: فبادِروا بِصِحَّةِ الأجسامِ في مُدَّةِ الأعمارِ

 امام حسین علیه السلام: در مدّت عمر ، در حفظ سلامت تن بكوشيد

(تحف العقول، صفحه 239)

 

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COVID-19 and imam hussain quote

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The Promised Saviour : Imam Mahdi or Prophet Jesus ?

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) :

Imam Mahdi

Imam Mahdi and Prophet Jesus

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

Arbeen 2016: Photos of My journey to Karbala, A walk to the holy shrine of Imam Husayn

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.

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Arbaeen

Offering free water to the pilgrims on the way to Karbala

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Arbaeen

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Day of Ashura in the Grand Bazaar of Tehran in Iran

The Grand Bazaar is a great historical market in the capital city of Iran.  This market has several corridors with more than 10 kilometers in length.

On the day of Tasua and Ashura, the  The Grand Bazzar are closed and shopkeepers and other people attend in the mourning ceremony held inside the market’s corridors for the martyrdom anniversary of the holy prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Imam Hussain (PBUH).

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Day of Ashura

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Day of Ashura

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When is Ashura 2016?

Ashura 2016 is on Wednesday, the 12th of October.

The day of Ashura (/ʌʃuːrʌ /) is the 10th day of Muharram(/Mohærræm/) which is the first month in the Islamic calendar. As the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar and the Georgian calendar is a solar one, therefore each year, the day of Ashura falls in a different day in the Georgian calendar.

There is no day like Ashura. Day of Ashura marks the day in which thirty thousand people who consider themselves as the followers of the holy prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and who call themselves Muslims, gathered around the prophet’s grandson, Imam Husayn, shed his blood and all 72 of his companions and captured their women and children in more than 14 centuries ago in a land called Karbala.

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People mourning and crying for the Imam Hussain’s martyrdom on the day of Ashura  in the holy shrine of lady Fatima Masumah in the city of Qom, Iran. The text written on the placard is “Oh! Husayn was killed”

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Ashura self-flagellation with knives or chains!!

Self-flagellation is forbidden (Haram) in Islam. Great Shia scholars such as grand Ayatullah Khamenei who is the leader of Islamic Republic of Iran and Ayatullah Sistani, the Shia Leader in Iraq, have prohibited any self-mutilation such as self-flagellation with knives or chains (Tatbir) and even walking on fire. You can see their Fatwas (religious opinions) on tatbir.org

Previously I made several images about this prohibition and now I made some other images which contains the photos of some Shiite scholars who have prohibited such practice.

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Ashura

“Practicing Tatbir (i.e.self-flagellation) is one of the wrongdoings. I know that some people would say: “It was better for him not to mention Tatbir.” They would say: “Why do you Read More…

When is Arbaeen 2015?

The day of Arbaeen is the 40th day following Ashura and in the year of 2015, Arbaeen in Iraq will fall on Thursday, the 3rd of December. [Updated according to the news]

The Arbaeen ceremony is the largest peaceful gatherings in the world that is annually occurs 40 days after the martyrdom of the Prophet Mohammad’s grandson, Imam Hussain (PBUH), and his companions on the day of Ashura.

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Arbaeen

In the last year, I was only a virtual visitor of Arbaeen epic, sitting behind my laptop and insert some photos of Imam Hussain’s pilgrims into my blog and so on, but this year I’m going to be among  millions of pilgrims on the way to Karbala despite Read More…

Ashura 2015: Millions of Shia Muslims gather in Karbala

Today, the 24th of Oct., was the day of Ashura. Millions of Shia Muslims across the globe gathered in Karbala to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of  the holy prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Imam Hussain (PBUH) and all his companions.

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Ashura

Huge crowds of pilgrims, dressed in black packed inside the Imam Al-Hussain’s holy shrine while most of them were in the streets outside, mourning for Imam Hussain (PBUH).

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The day before Ashura 2015: Tasua in pictures

Today is Tasua

The day before Ashura is called Tasua which is the 9th day of Muharram. Shia muslims and other people from different religions, try to commemorate this day more than the first eight days of Muharram as Tasua is attributed to mourn for Imam Hussain’s brother,  Hazrat Abbas (PBUH), although he was martyred on the day of Ashura  like the other Imam Hussain’s companions.

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The holy shrine of Hazrat Abbas (PBUH) in Karbala, the 9th night of Muhharam 2015

As access to water had been closed for three days and nights in Karbala,  Hadrat Abbas was the one who Read More…

What is Ashura?

Islam was on the verge of disappearing within the throat of the tyrants and justice being crushed under the stampede of evildoers. The cruel rule of Yazid and his men was about to cross the shining face of Islam away by a red line and the agonies and troubles suffered by the great Prophet of Islam (s) and the early-day Muslims as well as the blood of the self-sacrificing martyrs, were about to be forgotten and gone to the winds.

It was at this point that Imam Husayn (PBUH) set out on the great Ashura uprising. The Master of Martyrs rose to strengthen Islam, to oppose cruelty, and to stand up against the empire of those days that were beyond the scope of modern day empires.

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What is Ashura?

The text written in the image is a quote about Imam husayn(PBUH) by Imam khomeini:

Imam Husayn (PBUH) revived Islam by his blood

Read more from Imam Khomeini at Ashura uprising

Women with their infants participated in mourning ceremonies worldwide

In the first friday of Muharram, mothers with their infants participated in the mourning ceremonies to remember the 6-month-old infant of Imam Hussain (PBUH), Hazrat Ali Asghar (PBUH), who was mercilessly martyred on the day of Ashura in Karbala in the year 680 AD.

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Iranian women in a large Hussaini infants gathering – Muharram in Iran

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These large Hussaini Infants gatherings were held in 3000 places worldwide according to news.

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An Hussaini infants gathering – Muharram in Iran 2015

Shia Muslims along with other people from different religions and from different parts of the world, have held ceremonies since the first night of Muharram to mourn the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain (pbuh) and his companions.

 

Preparation for the month of Muharram and day of Ashura 2015

Today is the first day of Muharram 2015 . Muharram is the first month in the Islamic calendar, the month in which Imam Hussain along with all 72 of his companions were martyred on the day of Ashura in Karbala.

Muslim peoples and Imam Hussain’s lovers from different religions across the globe have prepared themselves for Muharram by dressing in black, hanging black flags on their house and shops’s walls and hoisting it on the holy shrines, streets, mosques and public places, holding ceremonies and etc.

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Muharram 2015 – A flag which “O Hussain” is written on

Muharram 2015 -the holy shrine of Lady Masumah in Qom

Muharram 2015 -the holy shrine of Lady Masumah in Qom

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Ashura and a Ten-day of mourning period for Imam Hussain?!

Imam Hussain who is the prophet Muhammad’s grandson was martyred on the tenth day of Muharram, day of Ashura, in Karbala but why do we have a ten-day of mourning period started from the first day of Muharram?!

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Recently, professor Panahiyan, an Iranian cleric who teaches at the universities and Howzah, answered this question as a note to a news channel that I tried to translate the main parts of it:

There might be some different reasons for mourning form the first day of Muharram. It might be because of what Imam Reza, the 8th beloved Imam of ours, said about his father, Imam Kazem (pbuh): “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 and when the tenth day of Muharram would dawn, it would be a day of grief and weeping for him.“[1]

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Mourning for Imam Hussain (PBUH) -Muharram 2015

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Mourning for Imam Hussain (PBUH) – Muharram 2015

Another reason might be that mourners can prepare themselves for the deep grief of Ashura by mourning form the beginning of Muharram because the grave tragedy of Ashura can be more tolerable after one week of mourning. The prophet Muhammad said that “surely , there exists in the hearts of the believers, with respect to the martyrdom of Husayn, a heat that never subsides.”[2] Thus, Every one who feels this heat, knows that entering to the day of Ashura without a previous mourning period is very painful.

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For some people a ten-day of mourning period is an opportunity helping them to feel the great tragedy of Ashura.

Actually this mourning period might be a type of volunteering to help not mourning and it seems to us that mourners go into Imam Hussain’s tent from the first day of Muharram in order to help him and not to leave his leader alone. That’s why this period of ten days is like an epic while mourning on Ashura night has just a color of sadness and greif.

 

[1] (کَانَ أَبِی ع إِذَا دَخَلَ شَهْرُ الْمُحَرَّمِ… امالی صدوق/128)

[2] «إِنَّ لِقَتْلِ الْحُسَیْنِ حَرَارَةً فِی قُلُوبِ الْمُؤْمِنِینَ لَا تَبْرُدُ أَبَداً»مستدرک الوسائل/10/318