Imam Hussain Ibn Ali (3rd Shaban 4 AH – 10th Muharram 61AH). The universe is welcoming you.
Six months after Al-Hassan was born, Sayyidatina Fatima (A.S) became pregnant with her second child. Then, On the 3rd of the blessed month of Sha’ban 4 AH, in the house of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W), which presented the best image of both the worlds – the heaven and the earth – the Messenger of Allah (S.W.T) was given news of the birth of a son. He (S.A.W) came to his daughter’s house, took the newly-born child in his arms, recited adzan and iqamat in his right and left ears respectively, and on the 7th day of his birth, after performing the rites of aqiqah, named him Al-Hussain, in compliance with Allah’s (S.W.T) command.
Abdullah ibn Abbas related :
On the very day when Imam Husayn was born, Allah ordered angel Gabriel to descend and congratulate the Holy Prophet on His Behalf and on his own. While descending, Gabriel passed over an island where the angel Futrus had been banished due to his delay in executing a commission assigned by Allah. He was deprived of his wings and expelled to the island where he remained for several years praying and worshipping Allah and asking for His forgiveness.
Where are you going, O Gabriel?
To this he replied,
Husayn, the grandson of Muhammad is born, and for this very reason Allah has commanded me to convey His congratulations to His Apostle.
Thereupon, the angel said :
Can you carry me also along with you? May Muhammad recommend my case to Allah.
Gabriel took the angel along with him, came to the Holy Prophet, offered congratulations to him on behalf of Allah and himself and referred the case of the angel to him. The Holy Prophet said to Gabriel, ask the angel to touch the body of the newly-born child and return to his place in Heaven.On doing this, the angel re-obtained his wings instantly and praising the Holy Prophet and his newly-born grandson, ascended towards the Heaven.”
The Prophet (SAW) loved Imam Hussain (A.S.) very much. His companion Salman Farsi describes, “I saw that the Prophet (SAW.) had picked up Imam Hussain (A.S.) upon his knee and was kissing him saying, “Oh son, you are the Imam son of Imams and father of nine Imams, who would be from your generation and the last one of them is Mehdi. “One can estimate and guess the amount of love the Prophet had with Imam Hussain (A.S.) from this sentence of him
Hussain is from me and I am from Hussain. The one who is the friend of Hassan and Hussain is my friend and the one who is their enemy, is my enemy.
One can explain this Hadith that Hussain, being the grand son of the Prophet was from him biologically? How a grandfather was from his grand son needs to be explained. Prophets of God speak spiritually rather than materially. He was talking about Islam the Deen he was assigned by God to propagate God’s religion. He was for Islam and his whole life was for Islam and its establishment on earth. Any break in this mission would subvert this mission which was the purpose of his creation. The message of the Holy Prophet in this saying was that Hussain will, in some near future save this mission from destruction; hence the very purpose of his being will be saved by the sacrifice of his grandson. He was giving the news of a future occurrence. The story of Karbala unfolds.
Anas ibn Harith narrates :One day the Holy Prophet ascended the pulpit to deliver a sermon to his associates while Imam Husayn and Imam Hasan were sitting before him. When his address was over, he put his left hand on Imam Husayn and raising his head towards Heaven, said :
O my Lord! I am Muhammad Thy slave and Thy Prophet, and these two are the distinguished and pious members of my family who would fortify my cause after me. O my Lord! Gabriel has in- formed me that my son Husayn would be killed. O my Lord! bless my cause in recompense for Husayn’s martyrdom, make him the leader of the martyrs, be Thou his helper and guardian and do not bless his murderers.
The Holy Prophet (S.A.W.W) said:
Oh Fatimah! Every eye shall be weeping on the Day of Judgment except the eye which has shed tears over the tragedy of Husain (A.S.) for surely, that eye shall be laughing and shall be given the glad tidings of the bounties and comforts of Paradise.
(Biharul Anwar, Vol. 44, P. 293.)
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) said:
As for A’li Ibn al-Husain (A.S.), he cried over Husain (A.S.) for twenty years (after the tragedy of Karbala); never would any food be placed before him except that he would begin to weep.
(Biharul Anwar, Vol : 46, P. 108)
Ibn Sa’d narrates from ash-Sha’bi : Imam ‘Ali, while on his way to Siffin, passed through the desert of Karbala’, there he stopped and wept very bitterly. When interrogated regarding the cause of his weeping, he commented that one day he visited the Holy Prophet and found him weeping. When he asked the Apostle of Allah as to what was the reason which made him weep, he replied :
“Oh Ali, Gabriel has just been with me and informed me that my son Husayn would be martyred in Karbala’, a place near the bank of the River Euphrates. This moved me so much that I could not help weeping”.
Most famous quotes from Al-Husain (A.S) :
“Death with honor is better than a life of degradation”. ( Biharul Anwar. Vol.44, P.192)
“The most generous person is the one who offers help to those who expect him to help.” ( Biharul Anwar. Vol. 78, P.121)
Quotes about Al-Hussain by non-Muslim :
Mahatma Gandhi (Indian political and spiritual leader) :
I learned from Hussain how to be oppressed yet victorious. My faith is that the progress of Islam does not depend on the use of sword by its believers, but the result of the supreme sacrifice of Hussain (A.S.), the great saint.
Antoine Bara (Lebanese writer) :
No battle in the modern and past history of mankind has earned more sympathy and admiration as well as provided more lessons than the martyrdom of Husayn in the battle of Karbala.
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