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  Updated: October 30, 2009

Miracles of Imam Ali Ar-Reza (a.s) – a poetic tribute

Composed by: Abbas Shahid Baqir

Imam Ali bin Musa Ar-Reza (a.s.) was born on 11 Dhol-Qada … he was the eighth infallible successor of Prophet Muhammad (s.w.w.). Holy city of Mashhad, Iran, houses his holy shrine.

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THE GREAT IMAM ALI REZA (A.S.)
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BIRTH OF GREAT IMAM ALI REZA (A.S.)
Imam Reza was Allah’s light - He came to world to make it bright
Soon after birth he bowed his head - Praised Allah by bowing head
He sat up and looked at the skies - Saluted him angels of skies
From his face shone the divine light - Rose high to skies made skies bright
The east was bright the west was bright - The North was bright the south was bright
He’s Powerful miraculous Imam - Embodiment of light Imam
He was present on the earth - Like sun of heaven shining on earth
The bright divine and powerful light - Was making earth and heavens bright
His body neat, clean and pure - Very fragrant it was for sure
Heavenly and the sweat fragrance - Spread from him the sweat fragrance
His sacred lips moved on and on - Recited holy Books on and on
Books of Adam, David, Moses - Torah Bible, Book of Jesus
Quran the Book of Muhammad - Recited it like Muhammad
His mind was treasure of knowledge - Was manifester of knowledge
Moosa Kazim, the great Imam - Took Ali Reza, the great Imam
Recited adhan in right ear - Iqama in his left ear
He said to mother of Ali Reza - The proof of Allah is Ali Reza
On earth he is the sign of God - Imam he’s appointed by God
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THE GREAT IMAM ALI REZA (A.S.)
INFANCY OF GREAT IMAM ALI REZA (A.S.)
In infancy lullaby Quran - He heard Quran recited Quran
Father and son both were Imams - Seven predecessors were Imams
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THE GREAT IMAM ALI REZA (A.S.)
IMPRISONMENT OF IMAM MOOSA KAZIM (A.S.)
Thirst for their blood had kings of time - Wanted to cut Imamat’s line
Haroon prisoned Moosa Kazim - Infallible Moosa Kazim
Quran had proved his sinlessness - Was Ahle Bayt, had sinlessness
God kept blemish from him away - From all badness Ahle Bayt away
Haroon tortured, ill-treated Kazim - He wanted to kill great Kazim
Kazim got thin, weak and so weak - Could die in prison, he was so weak
Haroon poisoned Kazim to death - Didn’t let him live poisoned to death
Appointing Ali Reza as Imam - In prison died seventh Imam
With crying eyes and aching heart - Reza saw his father depart
Kazim was buried in Baghdad - Like heaven is Shrine in Baghdad
Hundred and eighty third year - For all Shias was sad year
They had lost Babul Hawaej Imam - Left world for heaven the seventh Imam
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THE GREAT IMAM MOOSA KAZIM (A.S.)
SIGNED ON STONE
Imam Reza was next Imam - By Allah appointed 8th Imam
Umme Ghanam’s son came to him - Brought a stone and said to him
Great Imam, sign on the stone - Test of Imamat was the stone
Imam Reza was powerful - On stone he could do miracle
He took the stone and by power - Signed on the stone by his power
By miracle felt stone like wax - Signed on stone like signing on wax
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THE GREAT IMAM ALI REZA (A.S.)
FINGERS GLOWED BRIGHTLY
Husain Mansoor went to the Imam - In room was Ali Reza Imam
It was a night he raised his hands - And source of light were powerful hands
Five fingers left five fingers right - Started shining very bright
The fingers were like moon in bloom - In light were brighter than a moon
The room was bright, the roof was bright - With deep faith Husain’s heart was bright
He had witnessed the miracle - Of Raza Master of miracles
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THE GREAT IMAM ALI REZA (A.S.)
VAST KNOWLEDGE
Ali Reza had vast knowledge - Had worldly and divine knowledge
Had knowledge of Adam’s holy Book - Had knowledge of David’s holy book
Of Torah had complete knowledge – Of Bible had complete knowledge
Of Quran had complete knowledge – Of all Books had complete knowledge
People asked him many questions – He gave answers to all questions
They asked 18 thousands questions - He answered 18 thousands questions
All answers reflections of Quran - Were answered in light of Quran
He inherited holy Quran – Possessed knowledge of Quran
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THE GREAT IMAM ALI REZA (A.S.)
VAST KNOWLEDGE OF HOLY QURAN
In his heart, mind was stored Quran - He was divine light! And light of Quran!
As a baby he recited Quran - As an adult he recited Quran
When people came and asked questions - He answered through Quran questions
Quran and sunnah were his aims - Shedding guiding lights were his aims
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THE GREAT IMAM ALI REZA (A.S.)
KNOWLEDGE OF HIDDEN THINGS
Ibne Kaseer had such weak faith - Doubted Imamat had weak faith
One year he went to perform Haj - Saw Imam Reza while doing Haj
He thought, “He is a man like men - In him deep faith why should have men
Great Reza read doubtful heart - Knew all the thoughts he had in heart
So racing horse he came to man - Said, “Yes like other men I am a man
But I am man having faith in me - Is made obligatory by God of me!”
Imam said with power so high - He had power over earth and sky
And everything that was in between - He had knowledge of all unseen
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HAD KNOWLEDGE OF THOUGHTS IN HEARTS
Bazanti was a doubtful man - He was Muslim with half faith
He thought he should meet Ali Reza - He wrote for permission of Reza
He thought when he would go to Imam - He’d ask some questions to the Imam
Was confused of three verses’ meanings - Would ask Imam to tell meanings
The letter was sent and came reply - Meeting was hard was Reza’s reply
In letter the man didn’t ask meanings - But Imam wrote to him all meanings
Again the powerful great Imam - Had read the heart of doubtful man
By writing meanings of verses in heart - He strengthened faith in doubtful hear


KNOWLEDGE OF UNSEEN
Hasan believed in seven Imams - Had no faith in rest of Imams
He was not complete in his faith - He was not perfect in his faith
He planned to travel and his daughter - To sell a cloth gave his daughter
She said she needed a Feroza - With money he should buy Feroza
When Hasan arrived in Khurasaan - A man came to him in Khurasaan
He said my Master gave message - Give cloth for shroud was the message
The Master was great Ali Reza - Dead one was friend of Ali Reza
For friend’s body needed a shroud - Wanted to use cloth as a shroud
Hasan could not find given cloth - Imam sent clues where was the cloth
Hasan found and he gave the cloth - Said I won’t take price of cloth
Imam sent message, “Gave your daughter - This cloth’s price is for daughter
From money of cloth buy Feroza - She needs it and a black ‘manka’
Hasan got message, was surprised - By great knowledge highly surprised
He said that he would go to Imam - Would ask questions to test Imam
He wrote questions put paper in sleeve - To protect it he folded sleeve
Then he went to meet Imam Reza - Saw assembly was to meet Reza
People from Arab and from Ajam - Came to meet king of Arab Ajam (Imam Reza)
To get his turn Hasan waited - Then to return he decided
Servant of Imam came opening sleeve - Took paper from his folded sleeve
Gave it to Hasan and said, “You read.” - O friend this letter you should read.”
My master Imam Raza gave letter – Answers are present in letter
With wide open eyes and joyful heart - Hasan read and got faith in heart
Every question’s answer was there - His faith Hasan had to declare
There is no other god Allah is God - Allah is God Allah is God
Muhammad is Apostle of God - Ali successor of Apostle of God
And true Imam is Imam Reza - Great Imam is Imam Reza
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THE GREAT IMAM ALI REZA (A.S.)
18,000 QUESTIONS ANSWERED BY GREAT IMAM
Eesa Yakhteen has reported – “Eighteen thousands I collected
The questions asked to Imam Reza - Answers given by Imam Reza.”
Replies contained knowledge of Quran - Of Sunnah and knowledge of Quran
Eye openers were all the answers - And strengthening faith were those answers
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THE GREAT IMAM ALI REZA (A.S.)
CONTROL OVER EARTH
Ibne Ibrahim Abdullah - Went to Reza Hujjatullah
Had borrowed loan could not pay back - Asked Imam money to pay it back
Imam Reza rubbed whip on ground - And miracle happened on ground
The earth brought up a golden brick - Imam gave him the golden brick
Could do miracle on earth and sky - His position high his miracle, high
He was the prophet’s successor - He was possessor of treasure
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THE GREAT IMAM ALI REZA (A.S.)
GOT GOLDEN BRICKS FROM EARTH
Ibne Abi Hasan Ismaeel - Needed some money Ismaeel
Imam stretched his hand to the ground - Performed miracle on the ground
The earth opened gave golden bricks - As large treasure golden bricks
Imam took one and gave to him - In this way did favor to him
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THE GREAT IMAM ALI REZA (A.S.)
ARRIVAL AT NAISHAPUR
A city was called Naishapur - Shias lived in Naishapur
Imam Reza was passing by - The light of God was passing by
Many thousands Muhaditheen - Many thousands of Muminin
Assembled to see great Imam - Bright glowing face of Imam
On camel in curtained Mahmil - Imam was seated in Mahmil
When Imam came to Naishapur – Brightness was in Naishapur
People pleaded to great Imam - Let’s see your handsome face Imam
And please bless us with the knowledge – Recite Hadith with great knowledge
Curtain was lifted from window – A moon was shining through window
The handsome and the glowing face – Smile of mercy, on his face
Shias saw him and felt proud - With devotion they cried aloud
They kissed the reign and kissed Mahmil – Expressed their love by kissing Mahmil
Some went on watching through window - The face was shining through window
His handsome face was like a moon - In knowledge he was moon in bloom
He said I heard from my father – And he heard it from his father
Generations before generation – This hadith was in narration
That Allah, Almighty, had said – To angel Jibraeel He had said
Jibreel said to it the Prophet – And to Ali said greatest Prophet
That Allah said Kalema is My fort - Its reciter entered My fort
Who ever entered fort of mine – from punishment got Amaan of mine
Imam said to recite Kalema - Conditions are to recite Kalema
And there are many conditions – I am one of the conditions
It means that every reciter – should believe Prophet’s successor
And there are 12 successors – Reza is the 8th of successors
It means that if the believers –Have no faith in the successors
Unmet in Kalemas condition – Reciter won’t get salvation
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THE GREAT IMAM ALI REZA (A.S.)
WIND RAISED CURTAIN
It was routine of great Imam - To court went daily great Imam
Whenever he came to the door – servants raised curtain of the door
Being jealous of his power – Servants decided together
They said when he would come to door – We won’t raise curtain of the door
They sat firm and there came Imam – and near the door reached great Imam
The servants did not raise curtain – Came strong wind and raised curtain
Imam Reza went in the court – And when he returned from the court
The servants didn’t raise the curtain – Strong wind came raised the curtain
The pride of Solomon was Reza – Had power over all nature Reza
Controlled the earth controlled the sky - Controlled the wind that blows so high
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THE GREAT IMAM ALI REZA (A.S.)
GOT RAIN BY MIRACLE
Imam Reza was Allah’s light - He came to world to make it bright
Allah gave power of miracles - On earth and skies he did miracles
When drought and famine hit Khurasan - Worried were people of Khurasan
Starvation grief and dangers – On threshold of death were believers
The king complained to Ali Reza - Humbly requested Ali Reza
Imam you pray and bring the rain - Save lives of people bring the rain
Imam, the mercy of Allah - He prayed to Almighty Allah
He raised his powerful hands and prayed - Allah heard prayers when he prayed
He prayed for rain and fell the rain - Thick clouds appeared came the rain
All people were thankful to him - They had love and respect for him


GAVE LIFE TO LIONS’ PICTURES
Hameed bin Mehran said “Imam - It wasn’t your miracle Imam
There was a drought for very long time - It rained when it was raining time
You didn’t do miracle through the rain – As Allah’s mercy was the rain
On carpet are lions’ pictures - You make alive lions’ pictures
And order them to tear me up - And order them to eat me up
Imam looked at lions’ picture - Ordered: “Alive be lions’ picture!”
By his miracle pictures got lives - Two strong lions got the lives
They stood, roared and rushed to Hameed - They tore his body and ate up Hameed
Imam Reza had great power - On life and death had great power
Allah had ordered angel of death - “Obey Imams, O Angel of Death!”
Order of Imam it had obeyed - Imam’s intention it had obeyed
By Imam’s intention Izraeel - The life of Hameed took Izraeel
A believer shouldn’t utter word - Before Imam shouldn’t utter word
Complaining words or taunting words - He should use only truthful words
Imams were those whom Allah praised - He greeted them and them He praised
Imams were Masters of heavens and earth - They were kings of heavens and earth
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THE GREAT IMAM ALI REZA (A.S.)
WILD ANIMALS RESPECTED THE GREAT IMAM
A woman came by name Zainab - Said I’m progeny of Ali
She was lying she wasn’t progeny - Of great Imam and Master Ali (A.S.)
She was told she should go to place - Were wild animals in that place
If she was not torn by animals - If respected by animals
It would be proved she was progeny - Of great Imam and Master Ali
She was very cunning woman - Thought of dangerous plan
She said Imam Reza should go – To be tested there he should go
If respected he was Ahle Bayt - Animals do not eat Ahle Bayt
Imam went there and animals came - Lions, tigers wild animals came
Seeing his power they bowed their heads - On ground all of them bowed their heads
Each animal came close one by one - They kissed great Imam one by one
It kissed his head, face and the back - Between his shoulders on the back
People standing on a high place - Saw his miracle from high place
Was Master of all Ali Reza - Respected by them Ali Reza
With love in heart respect in eyes - Animals saw his position high
They bowed humbly and greeted him - One by one they all greeted him
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GAVE LIFE TO DEAD BODIES
Mufeed bin Junaid came to Imam - And humbly requested the Imam
In next world are my both parents - Please give life to my both parents
Imam, merciful, said go home - Your parents are present in home
In blink of an eye he gave them life - With just intention gave them life
To angels Allah had ordered - “Obey Imams!” He had ordered
They obeyed every order of Imam - And obeyed intention of Imam
By intending, “They should get lives!” - Imam made angel give back lives
The angel obeyed and gave them lives - By Imam’s mercy they got lives
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THE GREAT IMAM ALI REZA (A.S.)
EXECUTER OF ALLAH’S COMMANDMENTS
On Shab-e-Qadr, the greatest night - Allah sends angels on that night
He sends them with divine matters - Divine commandments and matters
How much sustenance people should have - How less sustenance people should have
How much richness people should have - How much poverty people should have
How much of rain which country should have - How much of drought which country should have
How much earth quake which country should have - How much storms which country should have
For whole year what’s people’s fate - For whole year what’s the world’s fate
Allah Almighty recorded all - Allah Almighty sent them all
All these and more divine orders - Allah sent through angels to the door
Of Ali Reza and every Imam - During the time of each Imam
Angels came to Imam Reza - Bowed heads, respected Imam Reza
They kissed his feet and greeted him - They bowed to him and greeted him
Angels said peace! And greeted all night - Respected him greeted all night
Imam received Allah’s orders - Executed Allah’s orders
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THE GREAT IMAM ALI REZA (A.S.)
IMAM‘S ACTION IS SAME AS PROPHET’S ACTION
Muhammad bin Eesa saw dream - It was a real and wonderful dream
In mosque came Prophet Muhammad - All rushed to see great Muhammad
Went to Prophet Ibne Eesa - And greeted him Ibne Eesa
Prophet replied to greetings - His smile was Allah’s blessings
He picked up dates and gave to him - Ibne Eesa took valued them
He counted dates in his slumber - They were all 18 in number
The number forecasted to him - 18 years of life left for him
After few days Ali Reza - Went to same mosque Ali Reza
Came and met him Ibne Eesa – And greeted him Ibne Eesa
Reza successor of Prophet – He did the action of Prophet
He picked up dates and gave him dates - They were totally eighteen days
Ibne Eesa said O Imam – give more dates generous Imam
Reza smiled and said “O friend! – I do what Prophet did O friend
He gave you dates, which were 18 – I give you dates which are 18”
Muhammad was light of Allah – Reza light of Allah
Muhammad mercy of Allah - Reza too mercy of Allah
Muhammad forecasted his life – Reza too forecasted his life
Muhammad’s successor was Reza – His eighth successor was Reza
He explained all are Muhammad – The first one is a Muhammad
The middle one is Muhammad - The last one too is Muhammad

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THE GREAT IMAM ALI REZA (A.S.)
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THE GREAT IMAM ALI REZA (A.S.)
TO 14 MASUMEEN BILLIONS SALUTES
TILL DAY OF JUDGMENT BILLIONS SALUTES


 
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