TNFJ chief's message on Ashoora

Courtesy: tnfj.org.pk

Matamdars, Azadaran!

Every Muslim desires love of Allah and for that purpose obedience (Itteba) of Rasool (SAW) is obligatory. Allah Says: 

(If you love Allah, then obey me, Allah Will love you)

The obedience of Rasool (SAW) is that follows what Rasool (SAW) says, love those Rasool (SAW) loves whom. And one of those great personalities loved by Rasool (SAW) is Hussain ibne Ali ibne Abi Talib (A.S.) about whom there is a saying of the Holy Prophet (SAW):

The Holy Prophet (SAW) is setting out somewhere along with a few persons. On his way he saw Hussain (A.S.) and tried to pick him up, Hussain (A.S.) moved towards one side and then the other, Rasool (SAW) gave a smile and at last picked up Hussain (A.S.) in his lap, kept one hand beneath his neck and the other beneath his chin, kissed Hussain (A.S.) on his lips and said "Hussain is from me and me from Hussain. Oh, Allah! Whoever keeps Hussain friend, you also keep friend him". There is logic in saying that Hussain (A.S.) is from Rasool (A.S.) because Hussain is offspring of Hazrat Fatima-tuz-Zahra (S.A.) in respect of which Rasool (SAW) keeps to stand up and kiss her hands and for her he said . By that standard Hussain is the grandson of Rasool while Quran according to has termed Hussain (A.S.) the son of Rasool. But how Rasool (SAW) is from Hussain (A.S.)? One will have to understand a saying of the Holy Prophet (SAW) i.e. to understand that. When Imam Samin Ali ibne Musa Ar-Reza was asked about its meaning he said which extract is that it means Hazrat Ismail bin Ibrahim (A.S.) and Hazrat Abdullah bin Abdul Mutlib (A.S.). When Hazrat Imsail (A.S.) about whom Allah Says became able to work along with Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S.)
, Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S.) told his son that I see a dream that I am slaughtering you, tell me what you say? Hazrat Ismail (A.S.) said (9), Baba, do what you have seen. Prophet is a Prophet whether he is a child. He understood that it is not a matter of only dreaming rather his father is being given command to do so , therefore he told his father that by the grace of God he would find him patient. Therefore, Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S.) took him to the place of altar, run the knife to slaughter him and when removed the strip from his eyes he found a sheep slaughtered instead of Hazrat Ismail (A.S.). Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S.) was grieved over this matter and desired that his son should have been slaughtered! On this came the "Wahi" (revelation) from Allah saying: Ibrahim whom you love the most from my creature? Ibrahim (A.S.) replied: With Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa (SAW). Allah Asked: Tell, do you love yourself the most or with Mustafa? He replied that Muhammad Mustafa (SAW) is dearer than my own life. Then he was asked, tell you love the son of Muhammad most or your own son? Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S.) replied: with the son of Muhammad Mustafa (SAW). He was questioned again: tell, you would feel grieved when the son of Muhammad is martyred through oppression and brutality of his enemies or when your son is slaughtered with your own hands in fulfilling My Commandment? Martyrdom of the son of Muhammad Mustafa (SAW) through oppression and brutality of enemies would be more painful for me, came the reply. 
Allah Said: Oh, Ibhrahim! A group considering itself from Muhammad's Ummat would carry out oppression and brutality on Muhammad's son and would slaughter him like a sheep and for that reason that group would be declared as deserving for My Wrath. Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S.) got stunned on hearing this and started crying. Allah Said, Ibrahim! I have given you Gham-e-Hussain instead of Gham-e-Ismail. Had you slaughtered your son with your own hands your grief would not be more than you felt it on hearing about Shahadat-e-Hussain. For that very reason you have been placed on the highest pedestal of most grieved persons and I have termed Zibh-e-Azeem (the greatest slaughter) as Fidya-e-Ismail and that is i.e. Husssain ibne Ali ibne Abi Talib (A.S.).

Brethren in Iman! 

Zibh (slaughter) is noun and Azeem (great) its adjective. The sheep slaughtered at Mina could not be great before Allah whether she grazed in garden of Heaven for 40 years and born without the abdomen of her mother, it could not be great. The second zibh (slaughter) in line with is that of Hazrat Abdullah (A.S.), father of the Holy Prophet (SAW). When Hazrat Abdul Muttalib (A.S.) prayed for male offspring by holding the door of Baitullah and sought "Nazar" that he would sacrifice one of his sons in way of Allah if his pray fulfilled, Allah blessed him with 10 sons. Therefore, he desired to fulfill his "Nazar", reached the courtyard of Baitullah and included names of all his sons in the draw so that to sacrifice the one winning the draw in way of Allah. The name of Hazrat Abdullah (A.S.) was drawn who was most beloved to Hazrat Abdul Muttalib (A.S.), he carried out the draw three times, and the name of Hazrat Abdullah (A.S.) was drawn every time. 

When Hazrat Abdul Muttalib (A.S.) set out to slaughter Hazrat Abdullah (A.S.), all Quraish tribe gathered there and requested Hazrat Abdul Muttalib (A.S.) not to do so as if he did so, it would become a Sunnat (custom) for all generations to come and people would carry out slaughtering their sons. Hazrat Atika (S.A.) who was most beloved daughter of Hazrat Abdul Muttalib (A.S.) suggested that he should redraw by including 10 number of camels with the name of Abdullah (A.S.) and keep on increasing 10 number of camels each time, keep on draw unless it is won in the name of camels and slaughter the number of camels unveiled in the final draw, your "Nazar" will be fulfilled. All present on the occasion supported that suggestion and the 10th draw came out in favour of sacrificing 100 camels. The Quraish raised the Takbeer in loud a voice that the mountains of Tahama got a shivering. Hazrat Abdul Muttalib (A.S.) said he would draw again three times between Abdullah (A.S.) and 100 camels. Draw came in favour of 100 camels all the three times, therefore, Hazrat Abdul Muttalib (A.S.) slaughtered 100 camels and distributed the flesh amongst people. It was a proof that Hazrat Abdul Muttalib (A.S.) was "Hujjat-e-Khuda" who took his son Abdullah (A.S.), father of the Holy Prophet (SAW) to the place of altar following the Sunnat-e-Ibrahimi and when tried to slaughter him, he slaughtered 100 camels by the command of Allah through draw like Ibrahim (A.S.) was commanded to slaughter the sheep sent by Allah instead of his son Ismail (A.S.). 

On the same basis, the Holy Prophet (SAW) had said with pride, I am the son of two Zabihs. Allah saved Ismail (A.S.) and Abdullah (A.S.) from being slaughtered, and the supreme reason was the presence of Holy Prophet (SAW) in their holy loins. Hussain ibne Ali ibne Abi Talib (A.S.) was termed , Hussain (A.S.) was made the reason of presence of Holy Prophet (SAW), in other words if there was no Hussain (A.S.) then there was no Rasool (SAW). Had Hazrat Ismail (A.S.) slaughtered in Mina then the Holy Prophet (SAW) would not have stepped in this world. On this basis the Holy Prophet (SAW) said, I am from Hussain. Actually Hussain (A.S.) is not Fidya-e-Ismail (A.S.) but Fidya-e-Rasool (SAW) because a saying of Prophet (SAW) goes: that Hassan (A.S.) and Hussain (A.S.) are chief of youngsters of Heaven and their parents are superior than them and the Holy Prophet (SAW) is the superior most in the universe. Therefore on this basis, Hussain (A.S.) is termed Fidya-e-Holy Prophet (SAW) and not that of Fidya-e-Hazrat Ismail (A.S.). It is Hussain (A.S.) who is Zibh-e-Azeem because after that "We have kept him intact in the generation to come." In other words We have safely and particularly kept in the offspring of the Holy Prophet (SAW) and Zibh-e-Azeem is Hussain (A.S.) Fazand-e-Zahra (S.A.). The Holy Prophet (SAW) is dearest to Allah and Imam Hussain (A.S.) is most dear to Holy Prophet (SAW) who defended his Shariat and the dignity of humanity by presenting the unmatched eternal sacrifice along with his sacred offspring, and companions in the hot plains of Karbala on the Day of Ashoora and won the greatest title of Zibh-e-Azeem.

Hussain (A.S.) presented this sacrifice in love of Allah with a greatest objective.

Farzand-e-Ali ibne Abi Talib (A.S.) by accepting Shahadat after refusing the Be'ait of Yazid, declared upon the whole world that neither we gave in to Be'ait of any one nor our forefather gave in to Be'ait of any sinful and debauched person. The world witnessed that the huge volume of oppression, suppression and atrocities did not shatter his firmness and Hussain (A.S.) fulfilled that great heroic deed that was termed the source of guidance for the oppressed and have-nots.

Hussain (A.S.) said I find death nothing but a blessing. In my sight, leading life along with oppressors is nothing but misfortune and ungraceful. 

I am the son of Ali (A.S.) who is the chief of people from Bani Hashim and for my pride that is enough. And Ali ibne Abi Talib (A.S.) is the one who had said the most beloved thing that I could get is death and he said:

(Do not give up Amar Bil Ma'aroof and Nahi Anil Munker. If you gave it up, the miscreants would dominate on you and then you will keep on praying for getting rid of them but your prayers would not be fulfilled)
Imam Aali Muqaam Hussain (A.S.) preferred death in honour over life in disgrace and declared that his only objective is Amar Bil Ma'aroof, Nahi Anil Munker and to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather (SAW) and father Ali ibne Abi Talib (A.S.).

The Muslim Ummah has given up that obligation today as a result of which was facing defame and humiliation and is the target of international terrorists i.e. Bush, Tony Blair, Vajpayee and Sharon, as many as 2.6 lakh American forces were standing in high alert in the Gulf to attack them putting the whole Islamic World in siege. The expansionist designs of these international terrorists are no more a secret. Although the NAM summit has rejected possible American attack a few days ago and OIC has also withdrawn its nod after its session but the international Taghoot is not ready to withdraw. She desires to cease the oil resources that could only be fulfilled if she dominates the whole world. If we desire to get rid of international terrorist and to thwart the designs of her agents then we would have to give priority to death in honour over life in disguise. The death in honour is Shahadat that is our inheritance and the live nations safeguard their inheritance. 

On Youm-e-Ashoor, while presenting condolences to Khanwada-e-Muhammad (SAW) and Aal-e-Muhammad (A.S.), particularly in honour of Imam-e-Zamana (A.S.), we resolve to keep the high objectives and targets of defending the human values for which Imam Aali Muqaam Imam Hussain (A.S.) laid down his life along with his companions, friends and offspring and would never hesitate in offering any sacrifice in doing so.

Khakpai Azaddaran Farzand-e-Murtaza (A.S.) and Zahra (S.A.),

Quaid Tehreek Nafaz-e-Fiqh-e-Jafariya Pakistan
10 Muharramul Haraam, 1424 Hijra
14 March 2003


Muntakheb Ul  Aqwaal
"Knowledge is 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..
(Hazrat Ali Ibne Abi Talib (A.S)

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