Safar 1 … Arrival of Sabaya Ahlil Bayt (AS) in Syria observed
By: Ismail Zabeeh
HOLY CITY OF KARBALA, Iraq: Safar 1 marks the anniversary of
arrival of Sabaya Ahlil Bayt (AS) or the prisoners of progeny of
Prophet Muhammad (S) in Syria. The day is observed across the world
with holding majalis al-azaiyah and mourning processions.
Sheikh al-Kaf’ami and Sheikh al-Behai said that the holy head
ofAl-Imam Al-Hussein (AS) was entered to Damascus on first day of
Safar, the second month of lunar calendar, and it was Eid or the feast
in the sight of Bani Umayyad, and our sorrow increases therein.
Al-Majlisi narrates in Jala’al-Ayoon from some old praising books
from Sahal bin Sa’ad that he said that he asked one little girl from
that caravan of prisoners: who are you? She replied: I am Sakinah
bintul Hussein. I asked her: do you have any demand from me? I am
Sahal bin Sa’ad who had seen your grandfather and had listened to His
hadith. she said: O Sahal, say to that man of this head that he
forward the head from us so that people remain busy in looking at it
and do not look at the holy ladies of Prophet (s) house. Sahal said: I
went to hat man and said to him that I have some request from you.
Fulfill my need and take four hundred dinar. The man asked the request
and I told him that forward the head from Haram (holy ladies). He did
so and I gave him what I had promised.
In a narration of Ibne Shehr Ashob it is stated that when next day he
took out that money, Allah had made it black stone written on one side
of it this Quranic verse: and think not that Allah Does not know what
Al-Imam Al-Baqer (AS) narrates that when ladies and children of Imam
Al-Hussein (AS) entered in Syria and they were seated on bare camels
with no hijab, a man from the people of Syria said: we have never ever
seen such prisoners with so pretty faces. Sakinah bintul Hussein said:
O the oppressors we are prisoners of Aal-i-Muhammad (S).
better than wealth because it protects you while you have to
guard wealth. it decreases if you keep on spending it but the
more you make use of knowledge ,the more it increases . what you
get through wealth disappears as soon as wealth disappears but
what you achieve through knowledge will remain even after you."MORE