Congratulation for the birthday of Imam Hadi Naqi, the 10th Shia imam, to Imam Mahdi (may God hasten his reappearance) and all the believers.
God made this world as the home of affliction, the hereafter as the home of reward, the affliction of this world as the mean for the hereafter’s reward and the hereafter’s reward as the compensation for this world’s affliction.
–Imam Al-Hadi (PBUH), the 10th Shia Imam
قالَ الإمامُ الهادى علیهالسلام:
اِنَّ اللّهَ جَعَلَ الدُّنیا دارَ بَلْوى وَالاْخِرَةَ دارَ عُقْبى وَجَـعَلَ بَـلوَى الدُّنیا لِثَـوابِ الاْخِـرَةِ سَبَبَا وَثَوابَ الاْخِرَةِ مِنْ بَلوَى الدُّنیا عِوَضا.
امام هادى علیه السلام فرمود: خداوند، دنیا را جاى گرفتارى قرار داده و آخــرت را سـراى پـاداش، گرفتارى دنیا را سبب ثواب آخرت قرار داده و ثـواب آخـرت را عـوض گرفتـارى دنـیا.
تحف العقول، ص 772
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There is a quote by the prophet Muhammad (PBUH) about Imam Hussain (PBUH) that I have made it before as an image with a black background but now I made it again with a lovely background suitable for the birth anniversary of Imam Hussain (PBUH) and other occasions of happiness, showing our love toward Imam Hussain, the prophet Muhammad’s grandson.
Hussain is from me and I am from Hussain , God loves who loves Hussain
The holy prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
Sunan at-Termidhi. v.6, no.3775
This quote is very famous in Islam among both Shia and Sunni books.
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These days, Iranian people are celebrating the 42th anniversary of the victory of Islamic revolution of Iran. They rose up against cruelty and injustice for at least 15 years with the God’s helps and through the leadership of a supreme leader, Imam Khomeini, the man who said this famous quote: “Imam Hussain (PBUH) taught us all how to stand up cruelty and the government of tyranny. “
Now Iranian people are still fighting against the arrogant powers who try to recolonize Iran and remake it a dependent country with no powers and of course with the right of capitulation for themselves like before the revolution!!! But these people still have the God’s helps and the leadership of Ayatullah Khamenei . Some other countries are also awakening seeking justice even the people of US. May God helps our brothers and sisters in everywhere.
It’s interesting that Imam Hussain (PBUH) is also a role model for seeking liberty and justice in Imam Khamenei’s view :
I made this image from a Imam khamenei’s speech which you can read it completely at here
“Today, Imam Hussain (a.s.) is known to the world more than he was 5 centuries, 10 centuries ago. Today the situation is as such that when impartial intellectuals learn about the history of Islam, and the story of Imam Hussain (a.s.), they feel humble. Even for those who do not know anything about Islam, yet they recognize the notions of freedom, justice, dignity, elevation, and lofty human values, Imam Hussain (PBUH) is an invaluable role model in seeking liberty and justice, in rising up against vices and evils as well as in fighting ignorance and humiliation of mankind.”
– Imam Khamenei (Speech in April 14, 2000)
امروز بیش از پنج قرن و ده قرن پیش، حسینبنعلىِ اسلام و شما، در دنیا شناخته شده است. امروز وضع به گونهای است که متفکّران و روشنفکران و آنهایی که بیغرضند، وقتی به تاریخ اسلام بر میخورند و ماجرای امام حسین را میبینند، احساس خضوع میکنند. آنهایی که از اسلام سر در نمیآورند، اما مفاهیم آزادی، عدالت، عزّت، اعتلاء و ارزشهای والای انسانی را میفهمند، با این دید نگاه میکنند و امام حسین، امام آنها در آزادیخواهی، در عدالتطلبی، در مبارزه با بدیها و زشتیها و در مبارزه با جهل و زبونی انسان است.
(بیانات رهبر انقلاب، امام خامنه ای، درتاریخ 26 فروردین 1379)
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“The month of Muharram is the month of Imam Hussain,…The month of attendance to the preservation of the religion, God’s religion, and resistance against those powers which confront the religion…”
Today is the first day of Muharram in the year 2019 and I’m writing this post from the holy city of Mashhad, from a place near to Imam Reza’s holy shrine; So Let’s offer our deepest condolence to Imam Reza (PBUH) and to Imam of our time for the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain (PBUH), the prophet Muhammad’s grandson.
It is my first trip to Mashhad in Muharram. The holy shrine is covered in black and the people are also dressed in black for the mortyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain (PBUH).There are also some traditional camps held in the streets by people who love Imam Hussain to offer free tea, drink or food to the mourners and other people in the streets.
Yesterday I found that Imam Khamenei, the grand leader, also travelled to Mashhad to clean the holy grave of Imam Reza (PBUH) to prepare it for the beginig of Muharram.
The following statment is one of the grand leader’s speech about Muharram given in about two years ago :
“The month of Muharram is the month of Imam Hussain; It is the month of Hussaini, The month of all values embodied inside the Master of Martyrs (PBUH); the month of Martyrdom , the month of Jihad, the month of sincerity, the month of loyalty and the month of forgiveness; the month of attendance to the preservation of the religion, God’s religion, and resistance against those powers which confront the religion. The auspicious existence of the Master of Martyrs and the events of Ashura, Muharram and other such events are the embodiment of these values.
The belief that the uprising of the Master of Martyrs has been preserved Islam is really a correct belief as this event has been become livelier, day by day, in the course of time and after many centuries.
Today, this ceremony is being held in a warmer and more enthusiastic and comprehensive manner than a hundred years ago when there were no appearant opponents for the religious believes of people like today’s opponents. All these matters has a meaning. All these matters reveal certain truths and a movement which is moving forward in the world with the leadership of Hussain ibn Ali (PBUH). In-Sha-Allah this movement will go forward and will resolve the problems of nations.”
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.
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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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
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
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.
See more at Arbaeen
In the previous post, I made an image about why Imam Hussain (PBUH) rose up as stated in his will, but that was not the only reason for Imam Hussain to revolt.
The holy shrine of Imam Hussain (PBUH) in Karbala, Iraq. A photo taken in Muharram 2016
There are three main causes explained in Martyr Mortaza Motahhari’s book written according to the Islamic quotes for why Imam Hussain rose up against Yazid’s government and why Ashura happened.
1-Imam Hussain rejected to pledge allegiance to the immoral and non-Muslim man such as Yazid who wanted to be a ruler of Muslim community despite the threatens made by Yazid’s government because swearing allegiance to Yazid indicated not only accepting Yazid as a ruler but also accepting the wrong way of succession determination was being established for the first time by Yazid’s father in the Muslim community. The thing that was not permitted in Islam and both Shia and Sunni sects.
2-About 100,000 people of Kufa sent 18,000 letters to Imam Hussain and invited him to come to Iraq and re-establish an Islamic government, although they forgot their invitation and leave Imam Hussain to be alone against the 30,000 people of Yazid’s Army and even they helped the Army! This invitation cause Imam to have no choice other than to accept their request
3- Reforming the Muslim community and promoting virtue and preventing vice was the third and the main reason for Ashura uprising. Imam Hussain had found about his cousin, Moslem (the son of Aghil), martyrdom on the way to Kufa, therefor Imam could have refused the invitation sent by the people of Kufa and come back to Mecca, but he did not stop going to Kufa until Yazid’s Army stop him and his companions in a land called Karbala. Imam Hussain himslef stated this main reason openly in his will to his brother before traveling to Kufa. You can see a part of Imam Hussain will in the following image:
“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
-Read more explanation in this book (The Truth Hussain’s (A.S) Revolt) which I found on the internet and It is an English translation and abstract of the original book written by martyar Mortaza Mutahhari, an Islamic philosopher who Imam Khomeini invited all the people to read his books.
Tonight is the first night of Muharram in 2016.
Although Imam Hussain (PBUH) and his family and companions have not arrived yet to Karbala in such day but mourning ceremonies have got started at all over the cities in Iran as well as other countries by Shia Muslim people to follow Imam Reza’s mourning style for the martyrdom anniversary of the holy prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Imam Hussain. Read more about Imam Reza’s style at here
Imam Reza, the 8th beloved Imam, said about his father, Imam Musa (Moses) 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 [day of Ashura] and when the tenth day of Muharram would dawn, it would be a day of grief and weeping for him.”
By my father and my mother, oh Husayn, you deserve to be cried for, by every eye
Oh Husayn of patience, the mountain of consolation, you made all the prophets cry And the earth and the heavens cried with grief and sorrow; and sadness had flown and prevailed the east and the west
By Mustafa Al-Naeb