MARTYRDOM OF MUSLIM BIN AQEEL(A.S) 9th Zil Hijjah ,

الســـــلام عــــليكــــــــ يا ســــفــــیر حـــســــــین مــــســـــلم بــــن عــــقــــيــــل عــلــيـــه الــســـلام

Imam Hussain’s (a.s.) Letter for the People of Kufa :

"I am sending my cousin and one of the most trusted ones from my family, Muslim ibne Aqeel, to report to me about your affairs. If his report agrees with what you have written I will soon be with you.

You must be clear of the fact that the Imam is the one who follows the book of Allah only, and serves Allah in all matters and affairs with justice, honesty and truth and submits to the command of Allah.”


As Hazrat Muslim(a.s.) was preparing for the journey to Kufa , Imam Hussain(a.s.) went to him and said:

" Muslim, the whole world knows that you are one of the bravest warriors. It is just possible that seeing you in Kufa some people may think that our intention is to fight Yazid.

Take your two sons Muhammad (a.s) and Ibraheem (a.s) with you. When they see you with such young children, they will know that our intentions are peaceful “.


After his arrest, Ibne Ziyad told Hazrat Muslim (as) that he would be killed and asked him if he had any last wishes.

Hazrat Muslim said:

“I owe a debt which should be discharged by selling off my sword and armor. Secondly I want my body to be given a proper burial. Thirdly I want a message sent to Imam Hussain (as) advising him not to come to Kufa.” Ibne Ziyad agreed to the first request refusing the last two. He then ordered Hazrat Muslim (as) to be taken to the roof of the palace to be executed and his body thrown to the ground.

Immediately after Hazrat Muslim (as) was martyred Hani bin Urwah was dragged to the rooftop and executed.


اللهُمَّ الْعَنْ يزِيَدَ خامِساً ، وَالْعَنْ عُبَيْدَاللهِ بْنَ زِيَاد وَابْنَ مَرْجانَةَ

وَعُمَرَ بْنَ سَعْد وَشِمْراً وَآلَ أبي سُفْيانَ وَآلَ زِيَاد وآلَ مَرْوانَ إلَى يَوْمِ القِيامَةِ

My Favourite part from Mukhtar Nama …….Ya Abbas a.s

The one who repents upon the sins is like the one who does not have a sin.

Masumeen a.s

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وعَجِّلْ فَرَجَهُمْ

IMAM ALI GENEROSITY KNOWS NO BOUNDS -:


(Ya Ali a.s ………i just saw something, a clip about Imam Ali a.s generosity and have tried to translate it )

1- Imam a.s was in a battle , as soon as he overwhelmed his enemy he was going to kill him but his enemy (Kafir ) knew Ali’s a.s generosity so in order to save his life he asked for his sword .
Imam Ali a.s smiled and gave his sword to his enemy.
The question asked by his enemy
” Ali a.s why did you give your sword to me you are not sacred of death?”

Imam replied with a smile and said ” My Allah will protect me “

The question asked by his the people
" Ya Ali a.s why did you give the sword to your enemy ? "

Imam replied ” He was my enemy but when he asked for my sword he became a person in need “

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وعَجِّلْ فَرَجَهُمْ

2- One day he was praying with the Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw) when a beggar came to the Prophet’s mosque (Masjid-e-Nabavi) in Madina and began to ask for alms. No one responded to his pleas. The beggar raised his hands towards heavens and said,

"Allah! Be a witness that I came to Thy Prophet’s mosque and no one gave me anything."

Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib (as) was bowing (Ruku) while offering prayers at that time. Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib (as) beckoned and called his attention to his finger, on which was a ring. The beggar came forward and promptly drew Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib’s (as) ring from his finger and left the place.
اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وعَجِّلْ فَرَجَهُمْ
Ya Amir ul Momineen : Asadullah : Waliullah : Mushkil Kusha : Imam al Muttaqeen:Haider e Qarrar :Moula e Kainaat

ALI ALI (a.s) !!!!! …..Imam Ali (a.s) :

Once, Amirul Mukminin Ali a.s. hold Salman hand and took him to a hill. Upon seeing a bird, Amirul Mukminin Ali a.s. talked to it. The bird said,Every time when I feel hungry, I will recite the selawat upon you and your family, and I was satiated.


And every time I am thirsty, I will curse your enemies and my thirst is gone. Salman said, O Ali, we heard that Solomon had the capability to talk to birds. Do you have the same capability? Amirul Mukminin Ali a.s. replied, I m the one who gave Solomon the capability to talk to birds.

Ya Imam ul Mutaqeen (a.s)

Jashnae Moloodae Kabba Mubarik

 Imam Ali a.s in Quran :
إِنَّمَا وَلِيُّكُمُ اللَّهُ وَرَسُولُهُ وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا الَّذِينَ يُقِيمُونَ الصَّلَاةَ وَيُؤْتُونَ الزَّكَاةَ وَهُمْ رَاكِعُونَ

Your authority (wali) is God and His Apostle and those believers who perform the prayer and pay alms (zakat) while they are bowing (in prayer)…….” 5:55 ]
(It is known that no one except him paid alms while bowing in prayer).

Ali ibn Suwayd asked Imam al-Rida [A] about the ‘Ujb (self-conceit, vanity) that vitiates the quality of human deeds. Said the Imam (A):

“There are several levels of ‘ujb, one of them is when one’s bad qualities appear to him as good; he reckons them as good ones and congratulates himself imagining that he is performing virtues.

Another level of ‘ujb is represented by a person who believes in God and thinks that he has done a favour to God; whereas God Almighty has conferred a favour on him (by endowing him with faith)”.

—  (Usul al-Kafi, vol. II, p. 313). 

Syeda Fatima a.s said :

Allah made the faith for you as a purity from polytheism (& infidelity) ;

 And (made) service the cause of your getting distant (purification) from pride (egoism);

 And rendered fasting for the maintenance & firmness of your sincerity;

And Allah set Hajj for the consolidation & reinforcement of the religion;
 Allah executed & rendered justice for the sake of putting together & harmonization of the hearts;
 

And Allah set the subordination & obedience of us (the household of the Prophet (P.B.U.H) for the security of society’s system & our Imamate as a safety from segregation & disunity;
 

And (Allah made) Jihad (holy war), the honor & glory for Islam & abjectness & humbleness for the infidels & hypocrites;

 And (Allah rendered) patience as a help for getting reward;

And (Allah made) the kindness to parents as a protection (shield) to His wrath & displeasure;
 

And Allah made joining & connecting with the kinship & cognation, the cause of lengthening of life;

And Allah made law of retaliation (revenge for homicide) as the security of blood (from being shed);

And Allah executed the vow performing as a medium for forgiveness;
 

And (Allah rendered) prohibition from drinking wine the cause of taking distance from contaminations (evils);

And Allah prohibited polytheism for the sake of (bringing about) sincerity in (His) adoration & worship;

Ya Zahra  a.s

The Prophet (P.B.U.H) said to Fatima (SA), “what is the thing which is a blessing for a women?”
She said that, “she must not see a man (stranger & not intimate) & a man must not see her”.
— Ya Zahra a.s
There is no drop more loved by God than a teardrop that falls in the dark of the night from fear of God, meant solely for him and no one else. — Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (A.S.)

Imam Reza a.s said :

The miser does not have any comfort ;

Tthe jealous not have any joy & felicity

The kings/rulers do not have faithfulness & trust worthiness ;

The liar does not have any forbearance;

السلام عليك ياعلي۴ بن موسى۴ الرضــــــــــــا۴

Imam Reza a.s said:

” Some women are blessings for their husbands who express their love and affection “
السلام عليك ياعلي۴ بن موسى۴ الرضــــــــــــا۴

Imam Jaffar Sadeq’s (a.s) reply to a question:

Once when a person asked Imam Sadeq (AS) to give a rationally convincing proof of God, he said: Have you ever boarded a ship?. The man said yes.
The Imam said: 
Were you caught in a storm at sea with no hope of being rescued? He replied in the affirmative. The Imam then said, the power that saved you from certain death and destruction is God when there was no hope of survival.

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ 

Karbala’ to Kufa :

Bibi Zainab a.s said:
“ And well may you weep, O people of Kufa! The crime which you committed against your Prophet was so great that the skies shook, the earth trembled, and mountains crumbled down! You have killed your Imam, and by doing so lost your shelter against hardship, evil and kufr! His blood stains your souls. Nothing can protect you from the anger of Allah for having killed the son of the last of His prophets! ”

The prisoners were brought before ibn Ziyad. Shaikh al-Mufid (A.R.) reports that ibn Ziyad sat on his throne and in front of him was the head of Imam Husayn. He frequently poked the face with his cane. An old companion of the Holy Prophet, Zayd bin Arqam, was in the court and when he witnessed this indignity being inflicted on the head of Imam he cried out :
“Take your cane away from those lips! By Allah I have seen the lips of the Apostle of Allah on those lips! ”


IMAM ZAINUL ABIDIN (A.S) IN THE COURT OF IBNE ZIYAD IN KUFA.

Ibne Ziyad became very angry by the young Imam’s bravery. He ordered his soldiers to kill the Imam. Imam Zainul Abidin (A.S). 

"Do you frighten me with death, O Ibne Ziyad? Don’t you know that to be killed is our tradition and martyrdom is an honour from Allah?"


IMAM ZAINUL ABIDIN IN THE COURT OF YEZID IN SHAM (DAMASCUS)

The Imam was to remember this incident for the rest of his life. With tears in his eyes he used to say “In Sham (Damascus) we were insulted and treated like we were slaves whose master was not there (to protect them)” They were then put in prison.

Yezid would regularly call Imam Zainul Abidin (A.S) to insult him in front of the public.  Imam turned to him and said,

"Be ashamed of yourself, you evil speaker. With your words you have displeased Allah so as to please people".

Then the Imam (A.S) asked Yezid to let him talk to the people. Yezid refused to do so. The people of Syria, however, forced Yezid to allow the Imam to go on the Mimber.

Once on the Mimber, Imam Zainul Abidin first praised Allah and His Messenger and said :

"O listeners I Allah has given us (Ahle Bart) six things which no one else has. He has given us special Wisdom, Patience, Dignity, Power of speech, Courage and Respect. He gave us special benefit of belonging to the family of his Prophet. To us belong Hamza and Jafar. To us belong Asadullah (The lion of Allah, Imam Ali (A.S)). To us belong the leader of the youths of paradise (Imam Hassan (A.S) and Imam Husain (A.S).

" Those who blow me, know me. Those who do not, then know that I am the son of Mecca and Mina. I am the son of Zamzam and Safa. I am the son of he who gave Zakat to the poor. I am the son of the best of those who have ever put on Ihram and performed ceremonies of Hajj. I am the son of he who was taken on the night journey from house of Allah to the Mosque of Aqsa and then to Miraj. I am the son of he who was taken around by Gibrael to the Lote-tree of the boundary (Sidratul Muntaha).

"I am the son of Muhammad Mustafa (S.A.WW). I am the son of Ali Al-Murtaza who fought the polytheists in the battle till they submitted to Islam and fought in the presence of the Prophet until his sword was broken and to whom Zulfikar was given. I am the son of he who had the honour to migrate twice in Islam. I am the son of Fatima the best women of the world…".

The effect of the speech was so powerful that everybody in the Mosque began to weep and to blame Yezid. Yezid was afraid that if the Imam continued his speech, there would be a revolution. At the same time Yezid could no more stop the Imam and get him down from the Mimber.

He therefore ordered a “Muazzin” to give Azan, knowing that this would automatically cut the Imam’s speech. But he underestimated the Imam , s bravery and intelligence.
The Imam stopped his speech but did not get down from the Mimber.

When the Muazzin said ” Allahu Akber” the Imam testified Allah’s greatness. When the Muazzin said, “Ash hadu anna Muhammaddan Rasulullah”, the Imam stopped the Muazzin from going any further.

He then turned to Yezid and asked him.

"Tell me o Yezid, was Muhammad (S.A.W W) your grandfather or mine? If you say he was your grandfather it will be an open lie and if you say he was my grandfather then why have you killed his son and imprisoned his family? Why have you killed my father and brought his women and children to this city as prisoners?"

Yezid had no reply to give.The effect of this was to turn Syrians against Yezid. Everyone of them now found out about Yezid’s crimes that he had committed against the Prophet (S.A.W W) and his family.

They began to blame him and ask for the release of Imam Zainul Abidin (A.S) and the womenfolk of the house of the Prophet. Yezid was now afraid that if he did not act fast his ruler-ship would be lost from him. He therefore freed Imam Zainul Abidin (A.S) and let. him return to Medina with full honour and respect.


IMAM ZAINUL ABIDIN (A.S) RETURNS TO MEDINA.

Having spent not less than one year in the prison of Yezid in Damascus, Imam Zainul Abidin returned to Medina. On reaching Medina, he camped outside the town and let the people of Medina know that he was back. When people came to meet him, without fearing the governor of Kufa, he let people know of all the injustices that were done to the family of the Prophet.


Dressed in mourning dress, he sat on a chair and addressing the people of Medina, he said,

“‘Praise be to Allah at all times. He gave us strength to bear great hardships. A great loss has taken place in Islam. My father, Aba Abdillah, his dear ones and his friends have been killed. His women and children were taken as prisoners. My father’s head was cut and put on the edge of a spear and paraded from one Islamic city to another.

"O people! We were treated like we were non- Muslims and Kafirs, although we had committed no crime or sin and had not in any way wronged Islam. By Allah! If the Prophet of Allah had ordered them to fight against us, they would still have done nothing more than what they did".

25th Moharram, Martyrdom of Imam Ali bin Hussein (Zain ul Abedin a.s) Imam Zainul Abideen (a.s) in Madina-:

Once a visitor named Noman came to Imam(a.s.) and asked him which was the most difficult time he had to face and the Imam (a.s.) cried for a long time and three times said :”AS-SHAAM AS-SHAAM AS-SHAAM”

یا حسین مظلوم لبیک یا حسین لبیک یا حسین لبیکـ یا حسین