3rd of Rajab – Shahadat Anniversary of Imām ‘Alī an-Naqī (‘Alī al-Hādī )[A.S.]

Posted 36, 14 May, 2013 by islamlaws
Categories: Ahlul Bayt


Deepest condolences to the Holy Prophet Mohammad (s.a.w.w.),  Amir al-Mu’minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.),
Ahl-e-Bait (a.s.), Imam-e-Zamana (a.s.) & all the lovers of Ahl-e-Bait  (a.s.) 
A BRIEF LIFE SKETCH OF 10th IMAM A.S.
Name :
Ali ibn Mohammad – the 10th Holy Imam
Titles :
an-Naqi, al-Hadi
Agnomen :
Abul-Hasan
Father :
Imam Muhammad at-Taqi al-Jawwad(a.s.) – the 9th Holy Imam
Mother :
Bibi Sumanah
Birth :
In Suryah ( in the environs of Medina ) , on Friday , 2nd (or 5th) Rajab, 214 AH (817 AD)
Death :
In Samarrah at the age of 42 on 3 Rajab 254 AH (868 AD)
Cause of Death/Burial :
Poisoned by al-Mu’tazz, the Abbasid caliph & buried in Samarrah

Initial Period – THE TENTH Holy Imam, like his father, was also elevated to the rank of Imam in his childhood. He was six years old when his father Imam Muhammad al – Jawad(a.s.) died.  After the death of Ma’mun, Mu`tasim succeeded him, and was later followed by the caliph al-Wathiq. In the first five years of the reign of al-Wathiq, Imam Ali al-Hadi (an-Naqi(a.s.) ) lived peacefully.  After al-Wathiq, Mutawakkil came to power.  Being too occupied in State affairs, Mutawakkil did not get any time to harass the Imam and his followers for four years.  But as soon as he freed himself from State affairs, he started to molest the Imam.

Conspiracy – The Holy Imam(a.s.) devoted himself to the sacred mission of preaching in Medina and did thus earn the faith of the people as well as their allegiance and recognition of his great knowledge and attributes.  This reputation of the Imam evoked the jealousy and malice of Mutawakkil against him.  The governor of Medina wrote to Mutawakkil that Imam Ali Naqi(a.s.) had been manoeuvring a coup against the government and a multitude of Shi’ites were pledged to his support.  Although enraged by this news al-Mutawakkil still preferred the diplomacy of not arresting the Holy Imam(a.s.).  Under the garb of pretended respect and love towards the Imam, he planned to put him under life imprisonment after inviting him to his palace.

Munafikat of the Rulers – Prior to his imprisonment, in a series of correspondence with the Imam(a.s.), he expressed the view that he was convinced of all the claims of the Imam(a.s.) and was ready to settle them amicably.  He wrote to the Imam(a.s.) that having been acquainted with his great personality, his matchless knowledge and his peerless attributes, he was impatiently looking forward to the honour of seeing him , and he most cordially invited him to Samarrah.  Although the Imam(a.s.) was well aware of Mutawakkil’s treacherous intentions, he anticipating the fatal consequences of refusing the offer, reluctantly decided to leave Medina .  But when the Imam(a.s.) arrived at Samarrah and al-Mutawakkil was informed about it, he took no notice of the Imam’s arrival. when asked about where the Imam (a.s.) should stay, he ordered that the Imam should be put up in the inn meant for beggars, destitute and homeless people.

Psychological torture – Al – Mutawakkil who was a deadly enemy of the Ahlul-bayt a.s., removed the Imam(a.s.) from this inn and entrusted him to the custody of a stone-hearted brute named Zurafah. But, by the grace of Allah(swt), his (Zurafah’s) enmity was, in a short time, transformed into love and devotion for the Imam(a.s.).  When Mutawakkil learnt about it, he shifted the Imam(a.s.) into the custody of another cruel man called Sa’id . The Imam(a.s.) remained under his strict vigilance for a number of years , during which he was subjected to boundless tortures . But even in this miserable imprisonment  the Imam(a.s.) kept devoting himself at all times to the worship of Allah(swt) .

Imam’s pity & Taqwa – The watchman of the prison used to comment that Imam Ali al-Hadi(a.s.) seemed to be an angel in human garb.  When Fath ibn Khaqan became the vizier of Mutawakkil, he being a Shi`ah could not stand the idea of the Imam’s captivity.  He endeavoured to have him released from imprisonment and arranged for his comfortable residence in a personally purchased house at Samarrah.  Still Mutawakkil could hardly refrain from his antagonism to the Imam(a.s.) and he appointed spies to watch the Imam(a.s.) and his connections.  But through all these attempts,  his hope of creating some fabrication to prove the Imam’s activity against himself could not be realized.

A Historic Incident – In the time of Mutawakkil there was a woman named Zaynab who claimed to be a descendant of Imam Hussain(a.s.).  Mutawakkil sought the confirmation of Zaynab’s claim from the Imam(a.s.) and said:  “That as the beasts are prohibited to eat the flesh of the descendants of Imam Hussain(a.s.) he would throw Zaynab to the beasts and test her claim”.  On hearing this , Zaynab began to tremble and confessed that she was a fake. Mutawakkil then ordered the Imam(a.s.) to be thrown to the beasts to test the claim.  To his great surprise , he witnessed the beasts prostrating their heads before the Imam(a.s.).

Ready to Help his Enemies – Once Mutawakkil happened to suffer from a serious malady which was eventually declared incurable by his physicians.  When the Imam(a.s.) was approached for some remedy, he prescribed an application which resulted in a spontaneous cure.

Enmity of Rulers towards Ahlul Bayt a.s. – Once al-Mutawakkil was informed that the Imam(a.s.) was preparing a revolt against him. Thereupon, he ordered a detachment of the army to launch a raid on the Imam’s residence.  When the soldiers entered his house, they found him sitting on a mat, reciting the Holy Qur’an.

Shahadat of Imam – Not only Mutawakkil, but his successors’ opposition to the Imam(a.s.) was fierce.  After the death of Mutawakkil, Mustansir, Mus’tain and Mu’tazz carried on the same mission of harassment against the family of the Imam. Mu`tazz, understanding the uncontrollable and intense devotion of the people towards the Imam(a.s.) , eventually contrived the Imam’s assassination.  He got him poisoned through an ambassador which resulted in the Imam’s death within a few hours. The martyrdom occurred on 3rd Rajab 254 AH, and his funeral prayer was conducted by his son, Imam Hasan al-Askari(a.s.).  The Imam(a.s.) was only forty-two years old at the time of death. The period of his Imamate was thirty-five years . He is buried in Samarrah, Iraq.

Even today, one could not fail to notice the same pattern of enmity and cruelty towards the Shaiias of Ahlul Bayt a.s

Aamaal for the month of Rajab

Posted 53, 13 May, 2013 by islamlaws
Categories: Amal & Aamaal


 

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Excellent Dua for the month of Rajab

Posted 07, 9 May, 2013 by islamlaws
Categories: Amal & Aamaal


Rajab Dua- Yaa Man Arjoho Le Kulle Khair يَا مَنْ أَرْجُوهُ لِكُلِّ خَيْرٍ
The following du`a is recommended after the daily obligatory prayers in the month of Rajab. The du`a, according to Shaykh `Abbas Qummi in Mafateehul Jinaan has been taught byImam Ja`far as-Sadiq (a). Sayyid Ibn Tawus has narrated that Muhammad ibn Dhakwan—known as ‘al-Sajjad’ due to his remarkable, long prostration during which he used to weep so heavily that he lost his sight—asked Imam Ja`far al-Sadiq (a.s), saying, “May Allah accept me as ransom for you! We are now in Rajab; please teach me a supplication due to which Almighty Allah may help me.” Hence, the Imam (a.s) asked him to write down the following dua:

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. بِسْمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحْمٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

O Allah, bless Muhammad and his household.
O He from whom I can hope for all goodness And I am safe from His anger at every evil.

O He who gives a lot in exchange of a little.
O He who gives to one who asks Him.
O He who gives to one who does not ask Him and does not know Him,
Out of His affection and mercy.

Give me, for my request is only to You alone, All the good of this world and all the good of the Hereafter.
Keep away from me, for my request is only to You alone, All the evil of this world and the evil of the Hereafter. For indeed it is not diminishing what is given by You. Increase (for) me from Your bounty, O The Generous.

(Then the 6th Imam held his beard in his left hand and gave a movement to the index finger in his right hand saying 🙂

O The Sublime and The Distinguished,
O The Bountiful and The Magnanimous,
O the Gracious and the Mighty,
Save my grey hairs of the beard from the fire (of Hell).

Fasting and Charity during the month of Rajab

Posted 40, 8 May, 2013 by islamlaws
Categories: Amal & Aamaal


Imām Ja’far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (A.S.) said:
“Nuh (a.s.) boarded his ark on the first of Rajab and ordered his companions to fast on that day. He said that Hell goes away to a distance of one year from one who fasts on this day. One who fasts for seven days all the seven doors of Hell would be closed for him. One who fasts for eight days all eight doors of Paradise would be opened for him. One who fasts for fifteen days would have his problems solved. One who fasts for more than this Allah, the Mighty and Sublime would grant him a greater reward.”
[Reference: Sawaabul A’amaal & Iqaabul A’amaal, Page 84- 85]

Someone asked, “O” Messenger of Allāh! What should a person do who is not able to observe fast for the whole month due to weakness, menstruation or some other reason?”

Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (S.A.W.W) said:

“They should give food to poor as charity. I swear by Him in whose control is my life that they would get much more than what I have said if they give charity daily. All the creatures of this earth and the heavens cannot even estimate one-tenth of the reward, which that person would get in Paradise.” Someone asked, “O Messenger of Allāh! What should a person do who is not able to pay charity also?” The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.w.) said, “He should recite the following Tasbeeh of Allāh a hundred times daily for thirty days in the month of Rajab:
‘Sub-h’aanal ilaahil jaleeli sub-h’aana mallaa yambaghit tasbeeh’u illaa lahu sub-h’aanal a-a’zzil akrami sub-h’aana man labisal i’zza wahuwa lahu ahl’.”

RAJAB – THE BEGINNING OF SPIRITUAL SEASON

Posted 47, 8 May, 2013 by islamlaws
Categories: Amal & Aamaal


Insha’Allah the month of Rajab is around the corner.
Rajab Mubarak – the month of Mercy, Blessings and Forgiveness from Allah swt.
Rajab marks the beginning of the spiritual season for every believer ending with the end of the fasting
month of Ramadan with the Eid Al Fitr.   These three months (Rajab, Shaban, and Ramadhan)
are unmatched in their significance and importance.

The Holy Prophet (SAW) has said:

“Rajab is a great month of Allah, unmatched by any other month in the respect and significance
(accorded to it).  Verily, Rajab is Allah’s month, Sha’aban is my month and Ramadan Mubarak is
the month of my Ummah.
Whosoever fasts a day in the month of Rajab will be granted the great reward of Ridwan
(an angel in heaven); the wrath of Allah shall be distanced and a door of the Hell shall be closed.”

Imam Musa Al Kazim (as) said:

Rajab is a great month, during which Allah (swt) multiplies the rewards of good deeds and omits the sins.

Some of the recommended Ibadats for the Month of Rajab Mubarak

Fasting

It is highly recommended to fast in this month of Rajab even for one day at least.  A hadith says:
Whosoever fasts a day in Rajab, the fire of hell will be away from him a distance of one year’s
journey, and whosoever fasts 3 days in Rajab, will be entitled for Paradise.

Imam Ali (as) used to fast the whole month of Rajab.

Someone asked, “O” Messenger of Allāh! What should a person do who is not able to observe fast for the whole month due to weakness, menstruation or some other reason?”

Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (S.A.W.W) said:

“They should give food to poor as charity. I swear by Him in whose control is my life that they would get much more than what I have said if they give charity daily. All the creatures of this earth and the heavens cannot even estimate one-tenth of the reward, which that person would get in Paradise.” Someone asked, “O Messenger of Allāh! What should a person do who is not able to pay charity also?” The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.w.) said, “He should recite the following Tasbeeh of Allāh a hundred times daily for thirty days in the month of Rajab:
‘Sub-h’aanal ilaahil jaleeli sub-h’aana mallaa yambaghit tasbeeh’u illaa lahu sub-h’aanal a-a’zzil akrami sub-h’aana man labisal i’zza wahuwa lahu ahl’.”

Imām Alī ibn Mūsā al-Rezā (A.S.) said:  “Whoever fast on the first day of the month of Rajab, with desire for the reward of Allāh the Almighty, (then) heaven is incumbent for him and whoever fast in the middle of it (Month of Rajab) he can intercedes people that of Tribe Rabi’a and Mudur. Whoever fast on the last day of it (Month of Rajab) Allāh will make him the kings of the heaven and he will intercedes for his father, mother, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, paternal uncle, paternal aunt, maternal uncle, maternal aunt, his known ones and neighbors, even if anyone of them are deserving of fire of hell.”  [Reference:  A’maali Al Sudooq, Page. 10]
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (S.A.W.W) said:  If one experiences the month of Rajab and bathes himself in the first, middle and last of it, he will be released from all of sins and return as pure as the day of his birth.  [Reference: The rites of Rajab, Shaban and Ramadhan]

Seeking Forgiveness (Estighfaar)

The Prophet (saw) used to say: Rajab is a month of seeking forgiveness, so seek forgiveness
from Allah (swt); He is verily the Forgiver, the Merciful.  It is highly recommended to repeat
‘Astaghfirullaaha Wa’atubu Ilayhi’.

Sadaqa and Charity

There is a big reward for sadaqa and charity in the month of Rajab.

A’amal of First Thursday of Rajab – Laylatur Raghaib

Repeating Often – Repeat the following, as often and as much as possible

‘Laa ilaaha illa-Allah’

‘Astaghfirullaaha zul jalale wal Ikraam min jamee’ al zonoobe wal aathaam‘

Sura Al Tawheed ‘Qul-ho-wallaho Ahad‘  which brings blessings on the reciter, his/her children, family and neighbours.

It is recommended to recite ‘Qul-ho-wallaho Ahad‘ 100 times every Friday in the month of Rajab.

Praise be to the Almighty and thanks to Him for granting us yet another opportunity to cleanse
ourselves of our sins and oversights and providing us with an opportunity to attain His pleasure and nearness.
Imām Alī ibn Mūsā al-Rezā (A.S.) said:  “Whoever fast on the first day of the month of Rajab, with desire for the reward of Allāh the Almighty, (then) heaven is incumbent for him and whoever fast in the middle of it (Month of Rajab) he can intercedes people that of Tribe Rabi’a and Mudur. Whoever fast on the last day of it (Month of Rajab) Allāh will make him the kings of the heaven and he will intercedes for his father, mother, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, paternal uncle, paternal aunt, maternal uncle, maternal aunt, his known ones and neighbors, even if anyone of them are deserving of fire of hell.”  [Reference:  A’maali Al Sudooq, Page. 10]
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (S.A.W.W) said:  If one experiences the month of Rajab and bathes himself in the first, middle and last of it, he will be released from all of sins and return as pure as the day of his birth.  [Reference: The rites of Rajab, Shaban and Ramadhan]

Family Dynamics

Posted 56, 4 May, 2013 by islamlaws
Categories: Fiqh


Advancement of family relationships surely produces a moral society and morally upright leaders for the future
 
In most people’s lives, the sacrifices made by their mother are the driving force behind their successes and achievements. For example, in the inner city we find many fathers leave their children at a young age, forcing the mother to work multiple jobs just so her kids can have a meal on the table. Examples like this prove that mothers play such a key role in the way a household shapes out. A community with a foundation of strong mothers will lead to a community with strong leaders for the future. That is why understanding the role of the mother and the correct treatment by husbands towards their wives plays such a key role in the upbringing of children.
 
One may ask: what is the role of the mother within a household? To cook? To clean? Those may seem like no-brainers, but those are not requirements that a wife has to fulfil. Cooking and cleaning are done out of love for her family, not because it is required. Rather, the primary role of a mother is proper upbringing of the children within a household.
 
In early marriages, we find that the father is out working most of the day to provide a living, which leaves the wife at home with the children practically for the majority of a day. The way the mother acts as an individual and the way she deals with her children goes a long way in determining how the children will grow up to be. That is why it is necessary for the mother to be the moral foundation of a household.
 
We see today in society that the most successful mothers were the ones who were true to their family and to themselves and were constantly caring for their families and giving love to her children. Children with such mothers turn out to be morally upright individuals and leaders within the community.
 
On the flip side, sadly we also find mothers who are careless in their approaches to their family. Materialistic wants become more of a priority than raising children. As this happens, children are neglected and have no one to guide them. When children with such mothers grow up, they are lost within a society with many traps. Morally these children will indulge in satanic elements because they will not be able to handle the temptations of wrongdoing. In our communities, families are in disarray because of the lack of moral foundation within households.
 
Understanding the role of the mother in a household is crucial, but the correct treatment of the wife by the husband is just as important. Love must be reciprocal in a relationship. The onus is upon the husband to show love to his wife consistently. Reciprocal love by both sides leads to a more peaceful and stable relationship. Tension between the wife and the husband will have an effect on the way the children grow up. Tension-filled households will lead to divided households where family members will not talk to each other.
 
Today, many men have the notion that women are essentially servants within the relationship. This backward mentality needs to be rooted out. It is a narrated that in their entire marital life, Imam Khomeini never asked his wife for a glass of water even once. Within stories like this are messages for men to learn. We men must understand that women are not machines that can do ten things at once. We should aid and assist in chores around the house in order to ensure that our wives are not overly burdened. If that entails doing laundry or even doing dishes after dinner in order to lessen the load off his wife, then the husband must happily undertake these tasks. A man must do everything in his power to keep his wife happy, because she is the one who wakes up in the middle of the night to feed the young infant and the one who stays up caring for the child who has a temperature and is very ill.
 
Understanding family dynamics is essential for people of all ages. Advancement of family relationships surely produces a moral society and morally upright leaders for the future.  ~ 

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