Imamat

Will of Imam Ali written for his son Imam Hassan

Nahjul Balagha – Commandment 31 From the father who is (shortly) to die, who acknowledges the hardships of times, who has turned away from life, who has submitted himself to the (calamities of) time, who realizes the evils of the world, who is living in the abodes of the dead and is due to depart

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Proof of Imamate as True Leadership –Part 1

Hesham was the sincere and true follower of the holy family of Prophet Muhammad. He spent his whole life in defending the authority and guardianship of Imamate. As such he was a very close companion, best scholar and student of Imam Jafar Al-Sadiq (AS).

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Martyrdom of Meesam Tammār

During the period of the martyrdom of Muslim bin Aqeel (a.s.), the other significant events, which occurred, are the martyrdom of Meesam at Tammār and Rushayd al Hajari. Besides it is appropriate that we quote here the mar­tyrdom of Hujr bin Adi and Umro bin Humaq. Meesam as a Faithful Companion of Imam Ali (A)

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Martyrdom of Hāni bin Urwah Murādi

Mas’oodi says that Bukayr bin Humrān Ahmari severed the head of Muslim and threw it down followed by his body. Then Ubaydullāh ordered that Hāni be taken to the market-place and beheaded with hands fastened together. Hāni was calling out to the people of Murād, whose chief and spokesman he was, to assist him. When

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Martyrdom of Muslim bin Aqeel (A)

As regards Muslim bin Aqeel, Muhammad bin Ash’as took him to the palace of Ubaydullāh bin Ziyād. Muhammad entered therein alone and told him that he had arrested Muslim but had given him the promise of protection too. Ubaydullāh replied, “You do not have the right to do so, rather I had sent you to

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Struggle of Muslim bin Aqeel (A)

Shaikh Mufeed and some others say, that Abdullāh bin Khazin says, that I was appointed by Muslim bin Aqeel (A) as a spy in the palace so as to inform him of the treatment being meted out to Hāni. When I saw that they had beaten Hāni and later imprisoned him, I mounted my horse

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Struggle of Hāni bin Urwāh

Earlier, we have seen that when Ubyadullah bin Ziyād intended to go to Kufā from Basrā, Shareek bin A’awar was along with him. Shareek had a very strong inclination towards Shi’aism. He was along with Ammār bin Yasir (A) in the battle of Siffīn and his debate with Mu’āwiyah is quite renowned. When Shareek left

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Ubaydullah bin Ziyād’s Enters Kufa

When Ubaydullāh received the letter of Yazid, he selected five hundred people from Basrā, which included Abdullāh bin Hāris bin Nawfal, Shareek bin A’awar, both of whom were Shi’āh, and accompanied by them and Muslim bin Umro Bāhili and his retinue and family, left for Kufā. When he reached Kufā, Ubaydullāh had worn a black

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Imām’s Letter to the Noblemen of Basrā

It is quoted by Sayyid ibn Tāwoos in Malhoof that Imām Husayn (a.s.) sent a letter to a group of righteous noblemen of Basrā through his retainer named Sulaymān, whose agnomen was Abu Razeen, inviting them for assistance and obedience to him. Those included therein were Yazid bin Mas’ood Nahsha­li and Manzar bin Jārood Abadi.

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Muslim bin Aqeel’s departure to Kufa

As quoted by Mas’oodi, Muslim bin Aqeel (a.s.) reached Madinā and offered Prayers at the Masjide Nabawi and bade farewell to his household. He took along with him two people from Bani Qays as guides to direct the way and left. They took a wrong road and hence lost the way. They became thirs­ty and

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