Posted on January 29, 2009 by

Ash-Shaam! Ash-Shaam! Ash-Shaam!

Minhaal, a sahabi of Ali ibnul Husain (Syed-e-Sajjad), came to him and asked him where he had faced the most hardships, during Karbala and it’s aftermath. He replied “Ash-Shaam! Ash-Shaam! Ash-Shaam!” (Syria! Syria! Syria!) Minhaal then asked him why he cried so much. After all, martyrdom was the destiny and inheritance of Aal-e-Muhammad (S.A.W.W.). Syed-e-Sajjad Read More

Posted on August 26, 2008 by

Leader of all Martyrs Husain Ibne Ali (A.S.): Birth, Family and Titles

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.”

Posted on July 14, 2008 by

Date of Birth of the Six Month Old Martyr (A.S.)

9th of Rajab, 60 AH, is the date of birth of Hazrat Ali Asghar (A.S.), the youngest son of Imam Husain (A.S.), the younger grandson of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W.). Born ‘Ali’ from Bibi Umm-e-Rubab (S.A.), he was the youngest of Imam Husain’s (A.S.) three sons, all named Ali, and six daughters, all named Fatimah. He was given the title Asghar to differentiate him from his brothers, who were given the titles Zain-ul-Abideen (oldest son and fourth Imam) and Akbar. Apart from Ali Asghar (A.S.), Bibi Umm-e-Rubab had a daughter Sakinah (S.A.). Both children went to Karbala with Imam Husain (A.S.) and never returned to Madinah. Six month old Ali Asghar (A.S.) was put to sleep by a three pronged arrow in Karbala while four year old Sakinah went to sleep in the dungeon in Damascus.