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.
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.
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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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)
To see and download the above image in Arabic and Persian translation, click at here
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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Muharram and Ashura 2020 | Imam Hussain’s lovers show how to manage mourning ceremonies during COVID-19
Higher mortality rate for corona virus disease in the recent weeks in Iran had been made an special and concerned situation for Imam Hussain’s lovers before the beginning of Muharram 2020: Cancellation of the mourning ceremonies for Imam Hussain (PBUH) was not believable and All the COVID-19 public advice had to be respected. The media outside Iran were also trying to show Imam Hussain’s mourners as disrespectful people to the laws and advice; But with the beginning of Muharram 2020 , everyone can see how mourners and lovers of Imam Hussain (PBUH) strict to the corona virus preventive advice.
Temperature assessments and washing hands with hands sanitizers at the entrance to the ceremony, keeping away from other mourners by seating on the previously defined places, wearing masks during the mourning ceremonies which are held in outdoors for 2 hours at the maximum are some of the rules which are respected at the ceremonies.
The following images belonged to the different mourning ceremonies which have been held since the beginning of Muharram in the year 2020.
See 10 more photos of mourners of Imam Hussain during Muharram 2020 Read More…
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
” Nowadays, we need to introduce #Hussain ibn Ali to the #world. The world of tyranny and corruption needs to know the liberty of Hussain…. If Hussain (PBUH) is introduced to the world, Islam will be introduced, the #Quran will be introduced…”. The supreme leader Ayatullah #Khamenei said it yesterday on the 18th sep. 2019.
Yesterday, the leader Ayatullah khamenei had a meeting with #Iraqian people who host and serve the pilgrims of Imam Hussain’s holy shrine during Arbaeen in Iraq (PBUH)
The leader thanked Iraqian people for their hospitality and he also said that: ” The message of Imam Hussain (PBUH) is the message of saving the world. The magnificent Arbaeen movement is spreading this message in the world, and this movement should be fortified day after day…”
Read more at here
Why did imam Hussain move to Karbala? Why did Imam Hussain rise up? Did Imam Hussain sacrifice his life?
Imam Hussian (PBUH) was the prophet Muhammad’s grandson, who left the Hajj pilgrimage and moved to Iraq with all of his family and friends, then he was surrounded by Yazid’s army of 30,000 people on his way, in the land called Karbala, so there were no way out for Imam Hussain and all his 72 friends except defending themselves. They fight with no water for three days and all of them were killed and beheaded on the day of Ashura and all their women and children were captured and moved to Syria along with the heads.
Did Imam Hussain knew his fate in Karbala?
Not only Imam Hussain knew that he will be killed on the day of Ashura in Karbala but also all the Prophets of God knew about the detail of this catastrophe and all cried for Imam Hussain (PBUH).
But why did Imam Hussain move to Karbala?
There were three causes for Imam Hussain’s movement or in a better word, Imam Hussain revolution which we have already explained it in a post before. The causes were gained from a book written by a great Iranian philosopher and cleric, professor Mortaza Motahari.
The summary of these three causes were as follows:
- Imam Hussain moved because he did not not want to pay allegiance to the tyranny of the time,
- About 100,000 people of Kufa had sent 18,000 letters to Imam Hussain and invited him to Iraq to re-establish an Islamic government,
- Imam Hussain wanted to reform the Muslim community of his grandfather and promote virtue and prevent vice
Which one was the main reason of Imam Hussain’s revolution? Read More…
Today is the anniversary of the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain, the one who revived Islam by his blood. He scarified himself to save the humanity , to save us.
Peace be upon Imam Hussain and his descendant, Imam Mahdi (May Allah hasten his reappearance)
A quote about Imam Hussain by Imam Khomeini (The founder of the Islamic republic of Iran)
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]
Day of Ashura is not a day of celebration nor a day of self-mutilation. Day of Ashura for Shia Muslim people and other Imam Hussain’s lovers is the day of grief and deep sorrow. people around the world dressed in black commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain, the prophet Muhammad’s grandson on the day of Ashura.
On the day of Ashura, mourning processions and ceremonies for Imam Hussain are held all over the world as well as all the cities of Iran. One of the greatest mourning procession is the mourning procession of The Imam Sadiq University which is held annually in north of Tehran, the capital city in Iran.
The following images are taken on the day of Ashura in 2018.
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…