Iraq honors Grand Ayat martyr Sayyed Baqer As-Sadr
By: Ismail Zabeeh
BAGHDAD, Iraq: Valuing his great and grand
services for Iraq and Islam as well as his prominent
remarkable role in struggle against Saddami dictatorship,
Iraqi president Jalal Talabani has honored Grand Ayatullah
martyr Sayyed Muhammad Baqer As-Sadr terming him “Great Martyr
of Iraq and Islam”.
Sayyed Baqer As-Sadr was martyred along with his sister
Bint’ol Hoda in 1980 at the hands of despot Saddam.
Talabani said it is obligatory on the State to acknowledge his
role and fix allowance for his respected family.
Ayatullah As-Sadr had established Hezb Ad-Dawah Al-Islamia in
1957 along with a number of religious scholars and
intellectuals. He is the author of various books in fiqh, osul,
Islamic thought, mantaq, iqtesad, tarikh, osul-uddin and
philosophy. Some of his writings are:
Resalah fil ilm al-mantaq, he compiled this book while he was
11 years of age.
Fidak fit tarikh
Ghayatol fikr fi ilmil osul
Bahath haul al-Mahdi
Bahath haul al-velayah
Nash’aatu Tashayyo va Ash-Shiia
He was detained by Saddam regime for many times.
5 April, 1980, he was arrested along with his sister Bint’ol
Hoda, and on April 8 at 10pm electricity of holy city of Najaf
was turned off and then at midnight Saddami forces called on
his cousin Ayatullah Sadeq As-Sadr and gave him dead body of
the Ayatullah Baqer As-Sadr … he was draped in blood and signs
of torture were very clear on his body. He was buried on April
9 in a secret grave in Wadi As-Salam cemetery of holy Najaf.
His grave remained secret till 2003 when Saddam was ousted.
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