Read this and this first. ************** In 60 AH, Yazid (L.A.), son of Muawiyah (L.A.), came to power. And the first step he took was to ask the Governor of Madinah, Walid bin Utba (L.A.), to get Imam Husain (A.S.) to pay allegiance to Yazeed (L.A.), or send his head to Damascus. Imam Husain (A.S.) Read More
One day a man was traveling on his camel with his possessions and his slave. He stopped at a mosque and went inside to pray, leaving the slave to take care of the goods. When he was gone, the slave climbed on the camel’s back. When the master returned, the slave declared himself as the Read More
One of the most beautiful and deep aspects of the life of Imam Husain (A.S.) is the great and excessive attention that Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W.) showed towards him and his elder brother Imam Hasan (A.S.). The affection of the Prophet (S.A.W.W.) towards Imam Hasan (A.S.) and Imam Husain (A.S.) was so obvious that historians and narrators have recorded many different instances of this affection.
On the 3rd day of Sha’ban, the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W.) came to his daughter Fatimah’s (S.A.) house. He was greeted with the news:
“O Prophet of Allah! Greetings and salutation, you have another grandson!”
Asma, the maidservant of Hazrat Fatimah Zehra (S.A.) covered the child in a white cloth and brought him to the Prophet (S.A.W.W.). The Prophet (S.A.W.W.), picked the child up in his lap and recited the Azaan in his right ear and Aqamat in the left one.
On the seventh day of birth, Jibraeel (A.S.) came from Allah and delivered the message:
“Just as Haroon (A.S.) was the brother, sympathizer and helper in each and every difficulty of Moosa (A.S.), similarly Ali (A.S.) is your sympathizer, helper and brother in each and every matter of yours. Therefore, keep the name of this child upon the name of Haroon’s son ‘Shabbir’.”
Shabbir translated into Arabic becomes ‘Husain’. Shabbar and Shabbir were the sons of Hazrat Haroon (A.S.), the prophet. Imam Hasan (A.S.) was named after Shabbar, whose name in arabic became Hasan. Both names were selected by Allah for the grandsons of the Prophet (S.A.W.W.).
On the 7th day of the birth Hazrat Fatimah Zehra (S.A.) got a sheep slaughtered as the ‘Aqeeqa’ and distributed it’s meat among the needy and poor.
The Prophet (S.A.W.W.) quite often hugged Husain (A.S.) taking him into his lap and used to weep bitterly, saying:
“A very big tragedy will be met by my son Husain (A.S.). The brutal and bloody men of Bani Umayyah (L.A.) will slay my dear son. I will not intercede and mediate for them on the Day of Judgment.”
The 1st of Sha’ban marks the date of birth of Lady Zainab (S.A.), elder daughter of Hazrat Ali (A.S.) and Lady Fatimah (S.A.), and eldest granddaughter of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W.). She is the sister of Imam Hasan (A.S.) and Imam Husain (A.S.). Her younger sister is Lady Umm-e-Kulsoom (S.A.).