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Imam Ali Bin Hussein
An Introduction to the Mother of Imām Zayn al-‘Ābidin (a.s): Shahzanan

An Introduction to the Mother of Imām Zayn al-‘Ābidin (a.s): Shahzanan

We are before a noble mistress. The mistress was among the honorable pure women of the Muslims. She was the great mistress, Shāhzanān. She was the daughter of the (Iranian) kings and was mother of Imām Zayn al-‘Ābidin, peace be on him. This great mistress occupied an important position in the world of the Muslim woman. Indeed, she was among the great mistresses of her time. She was among the prominent Muslim women and was distinguished by noble qualities. Among them are:

Imam Ali Bin Hussein
Shahadat or Martyrdom of Imam Zeynel Abidin (as)

Shahadat or Martyrdom of Imam Zeynel Abidin (as)

Allah (SWT) says in His Noble Qur'an: "Allah's wish is but to remove uncleanness far from you, O folk of the Household, and cleanse you with a though cleansing" (33:33). One of those Members of the House is Imam Ali bin Al-Hussein (as) known as Imam Zeynel Abidin (as) whose martyrdom anniversary is on the 25th of Muharram.

Imam Ali Bin Hussein
Imam Sajjad (A.S) Prays For His Parents (upon the two of them be peace)

Imam Sajjad (A.S) Prays For His Parents (upon the two of them be peace)

O God, bless Muhammad, Thy slave and Thy messenger, and his Household, the pure, and single them out for the best of Thy blessings, Thy mercy, Thy benedictions, and Thy peace!

Imam Ali Bin Hussein
Imam Zayn al-Abidin's Supplication for the Muslims Guarding the Frontiers

Imam Zayn al-Abidin's Supplication for the Muslims Guarding the Frontiers

This is one of the great supplications, which display the highest moral traits of the Ima`m, peace be on him, and his great talents, which did not yield to any desire except the truth. Now, let's listen to this great supplication with which he would supplicate for the people of the frontiers: "O Allah, bless Mohammed and his Household, fortify the frontiers of the Muslims through Your mighty, support their defenders through Your strength, and lavish upon them gifts through Your wealth!

Imam Ali Bin Hussein
Worship of Imam Zainul Abideen (a.s.)

Worship of Imam Zainul Abideen (a.s.)

Various testimonies are available with regard to the intellectual accomplishments of Imam (a.s) in form of statements of Moayyad, Imam Zuhri, Saeed bin Musayyab, Ibn Jazm, .........

Imam Ali Bin Hussein
Imam Zaynul-Aabideen (A.S), His Worship and Advices

Imam Zaynul-Aabideen (A.S), His Worship and Advices

Fourth Imam Zaynul-‘Aabideen As-Sajjad (as), son of 3rd Imam Abi Abdillah Al-Husayn (as) and Shaherbanu who is also called as Shahzanaan, was born on 5th Sha’ban 38 AH in the holy city of Madinah. He (as) was known as Abu Muhammad..............

Imam Ali Bin Hussein
Martyrdom of Imam Zayn al-Abidin (A.S.)

Martyrdom of Imam Zayn al-Abidin (A.S.)

Ima`m Zayn al-'Abidin, peace be on him, became old and weak. This is because he exhausted himself by hard worship and obedience to Allah. The historians unanimously agreed that the Ima`m passed most his lifetime fasting by day and standing in prayer by night. Meanwhile, he remembered the tragedy of Karbala`'. When he looked at his aunts and his sisters, he remembered their escape from one tent to another, and the caller of the people called out: "Burn the houses of the wrongdoers!" These memories saddened him very much and affected his body.

Imam Ali Bin Hussein
The Sermon of Imam Sajjad (A.S.) in Kufa

The Sermon of Imam Sajjad (A.S.) in Kufa

The fourth Imam addressed the people of Kufa and delivered a sermon before them. After making a sign to them to keep silent, he said: "O people! Whoever knows me knows me, and he, who does not know me, should know that I am the son of that person,

Imam Ali Bin Hussein
The Explanation of the Sermon of Imam Sajjad (A.S.) in Damascus

The Explanation of the Sermon of Imam Sajjad (A.S.) in Damascus

In the foregoing pages we have reproduced the sermon delivered by Imam Sajjad in Damascus. Every word of that, sermon confirms the frankness, bravery and spiritual greatness I of the Imam and incidentally the value and necessity of such sermons and speeches delivered in the circumstances then prevailing become clear. It has also become evident that these sermons and addresses were not such that they should have been delivered as a consequence of sentiments, spiritual uneasiness and pressure of hardships.

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