Tag Archive | Shia

Imam Hussain sees who is crying for him

Love toward Imam Hussain is not a one-sided love. He looks at us while we are crying for him and he prays for us and asks God to forgive us.

The first day of Muharram is coming again and our hearts are igniting again for the martyrdom of Imam Hussain.

Ashura Imam Hussain quote
Ashura Imam Hussain quote

Imam Sadiq (PBUH):

Imam Hussain sees who is crying for him and asks God to forgive him*

Bihar al-Anwar, V.25, P.376

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*The complete quote in Arabic language:

الأمالی للطوسی عن مُحَمَّد بن مسلم عن أبی عبد اللّه جعفر بن مُحَمَّد [الصادق ](ع): إنَّ الحُسَینَ بنَ عَلِی(ع) عِندَ رَبِّهِ عَزِّ وجَلَّ، ینظُرُ إلی مَوضِعِ مُعَسکرِهِ، ومَن حَلَّهُ مِنَ الشُّهَداءِ مَعَهُ، وینظُرُ إلی زُوّارِهِ، وهُوَ أعرَفُ بِحالِهِم، وبِأَسمائِهِم وأسماءِ آبائِهِم، وبِدَرَجاتِهِم ومَنزِلَتِهِم عِندَ اللّهِ عَزَّ وجَلَّ مِن أحَدِکم بِوَلَدِهِ، وإنَّهُ لَیری مَن یبکیهِ، فَیستَغفِرُ لَهُ، ویسأَلُ آباءَهُ(ع) أن یستَغفِروا لَهُ.

Send blessing upon the prophet Muhammad by Salawat

This post includes some images of Salawat. Salawat is actually a prayer in which we ask God to send blessings on the prophet Muhammad and his family and we also ask God to hasten their reappearance by the end of it and it means that we ask God to hasten the return of the last savior of man, Imam Mahdi.

There is a verse in the holy Quran [33:56] which says that God and the angels send blessings on the prophet Muhammad and at the following, God also asks the believers to send the blessings on the prophet.

Reciting and writing Salawat is recommended a lot.

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اللهم صلی علی محمد و آل محمد و عجل فرجهم

اللهم صلی علی محمد و آل محمد و عجل فرجهم 
O’Allah! Send blessings upon Muhammad and the progeny of Muhammad and hasten their reappearance

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Imam Hussain Quote

Salam to all my brothers and sisters

In this post, I’ve prepared an outstanding part of Imam Hussain’s prayer to God on the day of Arafah.

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Ashura Imam Hussain quote
Imam Hussain quote

O’ God! That harm and hardship which you warded off from me was more than well-being and joy which was revealed to me.*

-Imam Hussain (PBUH)

I found this quote of Imam Hussain (PBUH) very impressive as we often notice to the amount of happiness and easiness which is coming to us by God and unfortunately we usually do not notice to the whole hardship and adversities which could have surrounded us but God warded them off.

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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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Who is Qaem ? | Imam Hussain Quote about Imam Mahdi

There is a quote by Imam Hussain at Ithbat Al-Hudat.  One part of this quote was previously made as an image at here and now you can download the other part in this post:

Imam Hussain (PBUH): God will reveal our Qaem then he will take revenge on the oppressors.

He asked: Who is your Qaem?  O’ the son of the God’s messenger!

Imam Hussain (PBUH) replied: The seventh son from the son of my son…and he is Hujjat ibn Al-Hassan … and he is the one who will be hidden for a long time then reappeared and he fills the earth with justice and equity as it filled with injustice and tyranny. (Ithbat Al-Hudat, v.5, p.196)

Ashura Imam Hussain quote

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و قال: حدثنا الحسن بن محبوب عن مالک بن عطیة عن ثابت بن أبی صفیة دینار عن أبی جعفر علیه السّلام فی حدیث أن الحسین علیه السّلام قال: یظهر اللّه قائمنا فینتقم من الظالمین، فقیل له: یا ابن رسول اللّه من قائمکم؟

قال: السابع من ولد ابنی محمّد بن علی، و هو الحجة بن الحسن بن علی بن محمّد بن علی بن موسى بن جعفر بن محمد بن علی ابنی، و هو الذی یغیب مدة طویلة ثم یظهر و یملأ الأرض قسطا و عدلا کما ملئت جورا و ظلما

اثباه الهداه ، ج 5، ص 196

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Ashura | Imam Hussain quote about Imam Mahdi reappearance

Imam Mahdi is from the descendant of Imam Hussain (PBUH) and the 12th Imam who is living among us now although most of us do not know him. This is what Shia believes in. Shia also believe that Imam Mahdi has been awaiting so long to be reappeared and when he reappears , he will fill the world with justice and equity as it’s filled with injustice and tyranny.

At the following, You can see a part of a quote by Imam Hussain (PBUH) about the reappearance of Imam Mahdi. May Allah hasten his reappearance.

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God will reveal our Qaem  [Imam Mahdi] then he will take revenge on the oppressors. 

-Imam Hussain (PBUH)

Ithbat Al-Hudat: v.5,p.196

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امام حسین علیه السلام فرمودند:

یَظهَرُ اللّهُ قائِمَنا فَیَنتَقِمُ مِنَ الظّالِمینَ

خداوند قائم ما را از پس پرده غیبت بیرون مى آورد  آن گاه او از ستمگران انتقام مى گیرد .

 إثباة الهداه : ج 5 ، ص 196

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Ashura | Prophet Muhammad Quote About Who Fight Imam Hussain

The following image is a quote about the holy prophet Muhammad’s view toward those who fight with Imam Hussain (PBUH) and those who are in peace with him in two Sunni references.

Although I prepared this quote before (at here) but I made it again with a dark background more suitable for the month of Muharram and day of Ashura

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The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said to Ali, Fatemah, Hassan and Hussain (PBUH):

“I am in war with those who will fight you, and in peace with those who are peaceful to you.”

References: Sunan Al-Tirmidhi, v.5, p.699 and Sunan Ibn Majah, v.1, p.52

 

قال رسول الله صلی الله علیه و آله 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، ج1، ص 52

 

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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

Ashura | Quote about Imam Hussain by Prophet Muhammad (6)

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.

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Ashura

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 for Eid al-Ghadir

Congratulation to the 12th Imam and the Imam of our time, Imam Mahdi, and all of his followers for Eid al-Ghadir.

May Allah hasten the reappearance of him and bless him and all of his followers.

Ghadir Khumm is a place between the two cities of Mecca and Medina where the holy prophet Muhammad (PBUH) stopped while he was returning from his last Hajj pilgrimage and waited for three days till all the people gathered. Then, he held up Imam Ali’s hand and said:

“for whoever I am his leader, this 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 Khumm at here

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-

 

Ashura | The Unity of Nations at The Holy Shrine of Imam Hussain

Whoever believes in the unique God and the religion he sent to the people by all of his prophets, admires the prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Imam Hussain, who revived the religion through all he had on the day of Ashura.

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Ashura

Shia and Sunni Muslim people at the holy shrine of Imam Hussain at Karbala on the day of Arbaeen, the 40th day following the day of Ashura in 2017

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Ashura

People praying at the holy shrine of Imam Hussain at the city of Karbala on the day of Arbaeen, the 40th day following the day of Ashura in 2017

The holy shrine of Imam Hussain, the prophet Muhammad’s grandson at the city of Karbala, Iraq

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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

“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

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

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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) 

Arbaeen

Arbaeen

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.

Arbaeen

Arbaeen

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.

Arbaeen

Arbaeen

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