The 4 special deputies of Imam-e-Zamana (ATF) – Part 3

By: Fatimah

The Third Deputy:Hussein Ibn-Rauh

Hussein Ibn-Rauh, a leading personality from the family of Nawbakht, succeeded Mohammad Bin Uthman. Ali Ibn Mohammad narrates from his uncle that I was sitting besides Mohammad Bin Uthman when he was in his deathbed and talking to him. Ibn-Rauh was sitting near his feet. At that moment, Mohammad Bin Uthman told me: “I have been commanded to make a Will to Hussein Ibn-Rauh”. I got up and made Hussein to sit in my place and myself sat near Mohammad Bin Uthman's feet.

Mohammad Bin Uthman began making a Will: “Hussein Ibn Rauh Abu Jafar, Nawbakhti, is my heir and successor amongst you after me. He is the medium and channel between you and Hazrat Saheb al Amr (ATF). You refer to him in your problems and rely on him in your affairs, I was ordered to convey this message and I've done my duty”.

The First Tawqee received by Hussein Ibn Rauh, was as follow:

We know him (Hussein Ibn Rauh) May Allah grant him goodness, his recognition and grace. We received his letter. He is our reliable man He enjoys such a position near us with which he is bound to be happy. May Allah increase His obligations on him. Certainly, he is a masterful and powerful person. Praise be to the God who has no partner. Blessings of Allah be on Mohammad (SAWW) and his progeny (AS).” (Sunday 6th Shawwal 305 A.H.)

Everybody considered Hussein Ibn Rauh to be a very knowledgeable person, whether friend or foe. He lived a life of dissimulation (Taqiyyah). Many incidents concerning his discussion with the ruling kings are narrated. He won the hearts of the people through his methods. Many debates are also narrated from him and the source of all his knowledge is the fountain of Ahle Bait (AS)'s knowledge. Therefore, after one debate, he said “Even if I am thrown from the sky or torn in to pieces by the vultures, I will not say a word of my own on the religion of God whatever, I say, I have learnt from the Divine Proof, God's Peace and blessing be on Him”. Whatever he did was based only on the instructions of Imam Mahdi (ATF).

Hussein Ibn Rauh was Imam (A.S.)'s special representative for about twenty-one years. He died in Shaban, 326 A.H. and is buried in the courtyard of Ali Ibn Mohammad Nawbakth's house in Baghdad. He was a contemporary of Muqtadir and Raazi, the Abbaside Kings.


The 4 special deputies of Imam-e-Zamana (ATF) – Part 2

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