imam sadjad (a.s)

Imam Sadjad (A.S) delivered another sermon in the precincts of Medina for the people who had come to see the sorrowful caravan of captives. This sermon, too, deeply affected people so that a year after Ashura tragedy people of Medina revolted against Bani Umayyah. Their revolution is known as Harrah Uprising.

Purposeful and Saddening Tears

Imam Sadjad (A.S) used to shed tears on every occasion to commemorate the martyrs of Karbala. Today, all the lamentations that have formed the culture of Karbala come from his incessant efforts. When they asked the Imam about his crying he said: “Woe on to you! Prophet Jacob (PBUH) had twelve sons; however, when Allah took away one of them, grief overtook him so much that his hair was whitened, his back was bent, and he lost his vision due to excessive crying, even though his son was actually alive. But I witnessed with my own eyes how my father, my brother, and seventeen of my family members were killed. So how do you expect my sadness to be relieved or my lamentation to be over?"[i]

Supporting Anti-Oppressor Uprisings

One of the major impacts of Ashura Uprising was creating the spirit of epic and courage among the Muslims. The free people of the world took aspirations from theAshura Uprising and the revelations of Imam Sadjad (A.S) and Hazrat Zeinab to rise against the despotic rulers. Three distinguished uprisings were Tavvabin, Mokhtar Saqafi, and Medina.

Translated by: Sadroddin Musawi


[i] Lahouf, Seyed bin Tavous, p. 380

Other links:

Imam Ali bin Hussain (Zain ul Abedin), the Fourth Imam (Part3)

Imam Sadjad’s Deep Love for the Holy Qur’an (Part 2)

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الإمامُ الباقرُ علیه السلام : إنَّ عَلیَّ بنَ الحُسَینِ علیهما السلام قاسَمَ اللَّهَ عزّ وجلّ مالَهُ مَرَّتَینِ .۵

۴۴۳.Imam al-Baqir (AS) said, 'Verily Ali b. al-Husayn has shared his wealth twice with Allah.' ۶

۴۴۴.الإمامُ الصّادقُ علیه السلام : كانَ أبی یَقولُ : كانَ عَلیُّ بنُ الحُسَینِ علیهما السلام إذا قامَ فی الصَّلاةِ كَأنَّهُ ساقُ شَجَرةٍ لا یَتَحرَّكُ مِنهُ شَی‏ءٌ إلاّ ما حَرَّكَهُ الرّیحُ مِنهُ .۷

۴۴۴.Imam al-Sadiq (AS) said, 'My father used to say, Ali b. al-Husayn, when he stood up to pray, was like a tree trunk, with no part of him moving except whatever the wind caused to move.' ۸

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۴۴۱.رسولُ اللَّهِ صلى اللَّه علیه وآله : إذا كانَ یومُ القیامةِ یُنادی مُنادٍ : أینَ زینُ العابدینَ ؟ فكأنّی أنظُرُ إلى‏ وَلَدی علیِّ بنِ الحسینِ بنِ علیِّ بن أبی طالبٍ یَخْطِرُ بینَ الصُّفوفِ .۱

۴۴۱.The Prophet (SAWA) said, 'On the Day of Judgment a caller will call, 'Where is the adornment of the worshippers (zayn al-abidin)?' and it is as if I am looking at my son Ali b. al-Husayn b. Ali b. Abu Talib emerging from between the rows.' ۲

۴۴۲.الإمامُ الباقرُ علیه السلام : إنَّهُ كانَ یَعولُ مائَةَ بَیتٍ مِن فُقَراءِ المَدینَةِ وَكانَ یُعجِبُهُ أن یَحضُرَ طَعامَهُ الیَتامى وَالأضِرّاءُ وَالزَّمنی وَالمَساكینُ الَّذینَ لا حیلَةَ لَهُم وَكانَ یُناوِلُهُم بِیَدِهِ وَمَن كانَ مِنهُم لَهُ عِیالٌ حَمَلَهُ إلى عِیالِهِ مِن طَعامِهِ ، وَكانَ لا یَأكُلُ طَعاماً حَتّى یَبدَأ فَیَتَصَدَّقُ بِهِ .۳

۴۴۲.Imam al-Baqir (AS) said, 'Verily he used to provide for one hundred households from among the poor of Madina. He liked for the orphans, the needy, the disabled, the poor and the destitute to be present at his food spread. He served them with his own hands. If anyone among them had a family, he used to take the food to their household. He never ate any food but that he first gave charity from it.' ۴

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الإمامُ الباقرُ علیه السلام : إنّ الحسینَ بنَ علیٍّ علیهما السلام لمّا حَضَرهُ الّذی حَضَرهُ ، دَعا ابنَتَهُ الكبرى‏ فاطمةَ بنتَ‏الحسینِ علیهما السلام ، فدفَعَ إلَیها كِتاباً مَلْفوفاً ، ووَصِیَّةً ظاهِرةً. وكانَ علیُّ بنُ الحسینِ علیهما السلام مَبْطوناً مَعهُم لا یَرَونَ إلّا أنّه لِما بهِ ، فَدفَعَتْ فاطمةُالكِتابَ إلى‏ علیِّ بنِ الحسینِ علیهما السلام ثُمّ صارَ واللَّهِ ذلكَ الكتابُ إلَینا ... فیهِ واللَّهِ ما یَحتاجُ إلَیهِ وُلْدُ آدمَ مُنذُ خلَقَ اللَّهُ آدمَ إلى‏ أن تَفْنَى الدُّنیا .1

440.Imam al-Baqir (AS) said, 'Verily when al-Husayn b. Ali's time of death came near, he called for his eldest daughter Fatima bint al-Husayn, and handed over to her a wrapped note. Ali b. al-Husayn was with them, but had a severe stomach ache, the reason for which was unknown. Fatima gave the note to Ali b. al- Husayn. Now, by Allah, that note has reached us... By Allah, it contains all that mankind would ever need from the time that Allah created Adam until the end of the world.'2

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