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  Updated: January 22, 2009

Some of Imam Sajjad (AS)ís Directives to his Son Imam al-Baqir (AS)

Sender: Jafar toori

Imam Zayn ul-'Abidin, peace be on him, martyred on Moharram 25, entrusted his commandments to his son Imam Mohammed al-Baqir, peace be on him. The following are some of his commandments to him:

1. He commanded him to take care of his she-camel. He said to him: "I performed the hajj on this she-camel of mine twenty times, yet I did not whip it. When it dies, bury it. Let not the beasts eat its meat, for Allah's Messengers, may Allah bless him and his family, said: 'If a camel stops seven times at 'Arafa, Allah will place it among the favors of the Garden, and bless its offspring. (Al-Barqi, Maha`sin, vol. 2, p. 635)

2. The Imam gave to his son this commandment, which displays the brilliant sides of the qualities of the members of the House (ahl al-Bayt) , peace be on them. He said to him: "O my little son, I will command you with what my father commanded me when death was close to him. He said to me: 'O my little son, beware of wronging him who finds no helper against you except Allah. (Al-Ama`li, p. 161. Al-Khisa`l, p. 185)

3. He commanded him to wash and shroud him and to undertake all his other affairs until he buried him in his final resting place. 


 
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