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

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

The world brightened when Ima`m Zayn al-'Abidin, peace be on him, was born, for he would split the fountain of knowledge and wisdom in the earth. He would also show, through his behavior, wonderful examples of self-negation, .....

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The Illustrious Period of the Imamate of Imam Zayn al-'Abidin

The Illustrious Period of the Imamate of Imam Zayn al-'Abidin No Imam began his Imamat in a more tragic atmosphere. The first day of his Imamat saw him seriously ill and a captive of the army of Yazid in Karbala. His father and predecessor had sacrificed all he had on the altar of truth; and Imam Zayn al-'Abidin found himself with a group of helpless widows and orphans being led from place to place, from the durbar of Ibn Ziyad to the court of Yazid. Finally they were thrown into a prison, where the Imam spent the first year of his Imamat, cut off from the followers of his father and unable to look after their affairs.

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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!

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

Sayings of Imam Zayn al-Abidin (A.S.) Imam Al-Sajjad witnessed the astounding event of Karbala', but he was too ill to fight. In fact, God Almighty had kept him alive for continuation of Imamat. During the reigns of the Umayyad tyrannical rulers who practiced extreme oppression and suppression against Imam al-Sajjad

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What do you know about Imam Zain-ul-Abideen(a.s)? Evaluate yourself here!

What do you know about Imam Zain-ul-Abideen(a.s)? Evaluate yourself here! What do you know about Imam Zain-ul-Abideen(a.s.)

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An Introduction to Al-Sahifat Al-Sajjadiyya

An Introduction to Al-Sahifat Al-Sajjadiyya Al-Sahifat Al-Sajjadiyya is the oldest prayer manual in Islamic sources and one of the most seminal works of Islamic spirituality of the early period.

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Imam Sajjad's(a.s) Advice to His Companions

Imam Sajjad's(a.s) Advice to His Companions O people fear Allah(s.w.t) and know that you will inevitably return to Him, when every one will see his good and bad deeds right before his very eyes, he will wish for the longest period of time to separate himself from his bad deeds Allah(s.w.t) warns you about Himself.

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Imam Sajjad (A.S)’s Advice on The Human Rights

Imam Sajjad (A.S)’s Advice on The Human Rights Imam Ali bin Al-Hussein (a.S) gave a lengthy advice on human rights. This today appears in a book form and is called RISALAH AL-HUQUQ (Or a treatise on rights). In this book, the Imam (a.s) describes examples of 51 different rights.

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Imamat of Imam Sajjad (A.S)

Imamat of Imam Sajjad (A.S) Imam ‘Ali- ibn al-Husayn was the son of the third Imam and his wife, the queen among women, the daughter of Yazdigird the last Sasanid king of Iran . He was known as “Zaynu ’l-‘A-bidi-n — the prince of the worshippers” and “Sajja-d — the one who prostrates most”.

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The Fourth Imam Ali ibn Al-Husayn Zayn al-Abidin(A.S.)

The Fourth Imam Ali ibn Al-Husayn Zayn al-Abidin(A.S.) The Holy Imam Ali-Zain-ul-Abedin(A.S.) spent the first two years of his infancy in the lap of his grandfather Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib(A.S.) and then for twelve years he had the gracious patronage of his uncle, the second Holy Imam Hasan Ibn Ali(A.S.). In 61 H.A. he was present in Karbala, at the time of the gruesome tragedy of the wholesale massacre of his father, his uncles, his brothers, his cousins and all the godly comrades of his father; and suffered a heartless captivity and imprisonment at the hands of the devilish forces of Yezid.

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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..............

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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, Sufyan bin Uyanna and Abu Hamzah Thumali etc. who are called the best of Tabeins (companions of companions) and who were great scholars of their time. They used to express pride on their discipleship of Imam Zainul Abideen (a.s). They used to say, "When the springs of knowledge burst from the tongue of Imam (a.s) it seemed as if waves of precious stones were gushing out. Our mental capacities proved ineffective in preserving the sayings of Imam (a.s)."

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The Epistles of Imam Sajjad (A.S.)

The Epistles of Imam Sajjad (A.S.) Imam `Ali- ibn al-Husayn is reported to have written down many epistles the most famous of which are Risa-lat al-Huqu-q (The Treatise on Rights) and al-Sahi-fah al-Sajja-diyyah commonly known as “The Psalms of Islam.”

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Imam Sajjad's Book on Asceticism

Imam Sajjad's Book on Asceticism And with the first chain of narration from Ali b. Mahzyar, from al-Hasan b. Mahboob, from Malik b.Atiyya, from Abu Hamza al-Thumali, who said: "I had not heard of anyone more pious and ascetic than Ali b. al-Husain, peace be upon him, till I learnt about Ali b. Abi Talib, peace be upon him."

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Imam Sajjad's Deep Love for the Holy Quran

Imam Sajjad's Deep Love for the Holy Quran Imam Ali ibn al-Husayn al-Sajjad (as) held the Holy Quran dearly to his heart. This is evident from his sayings and behaviour with regard to the Quran. For instance, Zuhri has reported having heard Imam al-Sajjad (as) saying:

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The Period of Imam as-Sajjad (A.S.)

The Period of Imam as-Sajjad (A.S.) The period of Imam as-Sajjad (‘a) can be divided into two stages: The first stage covers the events after the martyrdom of Imam al-Husayn (‘a), the destabilization of the Umayyad rule and finally the end of rule of the Sufyanis (descendants of Abu Sufyan)...

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The Biography of Imam Sajjad

The Biography of Imam Sajjad Name:    Ali (a.s.) - the 4th Holy Imam Title:    Zain-al-Abideen, Syed as-Sajideen, Sajjad Agnomen:    Abu-Mohammad

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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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The Role of Imam Ali Zayn al-Abidin (A.S.) in Ashura

The Role of Imam Ali Zayn al-Abidin (A.S.) in Ashura The pain of the memories and sufferings, during and after the unimaginable events of Ashura, lived on with those who survived to tell the stories and narrate the happenings of those earth shattering days for the people of that time, for the people of today, and for the people of tomorrow. Imam Ali b. Husayn Zayn al-Abidin (‘a), Lady Zaynab (‘a), other ladies of the Prophet's Household ('a) and their children were amongst those who had to endure degrading and tormenting treatment after their Imam, Imam Husayn b. Ali b. Abu Talib (‘a), husbands, sons, uncles, brothers, and children were martyred on the burning sands of Karbala with no water upon their deaths. May Allah (swt) give them eternal bliss and peace, insh’Allah. These events narrated by Imam Ali b. Husayn Zayn al-Abidin (‘a), also referred to as al-Sajjad (‘a), and his (‘a) aunt, Lady Zaynab b. Ali (‘a), are the most important surviving accounts of the events which have carried the message of Islam, righteousness and honour for which Imam Husayn b. Ali (‘a) was martyred.

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