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Azadars condoles Imam Raza (AS) over Holy prophet (PBUH&HP)'s demise and Imam Hassan (AS)'s martyrdom
By: Sheikh Muhammad Khurasani
MASH'HAD, Iran: Marasim-e-Azadari were performed in connection with the sad demise of Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa (peace of Allah be upon him and his pure progeny) and the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hassan al Mujtaba (peace of Allah be upon him) in the holy mausoleum of Hazrat Imam Raza (peace of Allah be upon him) in the holy city of Mash'had.
Caravans of Azadars (mourners) arrived in Mash'had from different countries and from across Iran to commemorate the day.
Zayereen and mujawiraan of Imam Raza (peace of Allah be upon him) performed matam and zanjeer zani to mourn the sad demise of the prophet of Islam (peace of Allah be upon him and his pure progeny) and martyrdom of his grandson Imam Hassan (peace of Allah be upon him) and offered their condolences to Imam Raza (peace of Allah be upon him).
Pics of Jaloos-e-Taboot at Imambargah Col Maqbool Hussain Rwp, Pakistan
By: Salman Alvi
Majalis at Imambargah Masom, Chicago
By: Special Reporter
CHICAGO: To commemorate the sad demise of Holy prophet Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh&hp) and the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hassan (AS), Majalis e Aza are being held at Imambargah Masom, Chicago from Safar 26 - 28 at 8:00 PM.
Maulana Razi Jafar from Pakistan addresses the majalis.
By: Special Reporter
GUJRANWALA, Pakistan: A Majlis was held on 27th Safar-ul-Muzaffar, 11th of May 2002 at Bazar Clock Tower Gujranwala Pakistan.
Majlis started at 12:00 PM. Following Maulanas and Zakireen addressed the majlis:
Mulana Safder Hussain Bukhari From (Sargodha)
Moulana Sh. Kiramat Ali Imrani (Gujranwala)
Zakir Shajer Abbas Shajer (Gujranwala)
Hakeem Syed Tufail Shah Bukhari
Syed Kauser Ali Bukhari
Condolences on 28th Safar
By: Najaf Hussain
"Condolences to the 'Imam of the Time' (a.s.) and the entire Muslim Ummah on the occasion of the demise of the Holy Prophet (pbuh&hpp) and the martyrdom of Imam Hassan and Imam Reza - peace and blessings of Allah be upon them"
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By: Group of Five
Our heart felt condolences to Imam al asr (a.s) and momineens on eve of martyrdom last prophet of islam (pbuh&hp) and martyrdom of 2ND Imam Hazrat Hasan bin Ali (a.s)
Ziyaraat of Syria
Azadar Network team left for Syria on 30th April-7th May, with Karvan-e-Pursadarane Asirane Shaam.
They had the opportunity to film the programmes held at Roza-e-Hazrat Zainab (as) and Hazrat Sakina(as) - Chehlum day Zanjeer matam held at Hazrat Zainab(as)'s Roza and other ziyaraats. In total they were able to do an approx. 10 hrs of filming which they will broadcast on www.azadar.com site by Saturday.
So keep visiting . . . . .. !
Address of Ayatullah Fadhlullah on the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hasan al-Mujtaba (a.s)
BEIRUT, Lebanon: Let Us Fill Our Hearts with the Virtues of Patience, Truth and Justice
In the Name of Allah, The Compassionate, The Merciful.
Peace and Blessings be on our Master Muhammad, his progeny, and his chosen companions and all of Allah's messengers.
Allah says in His Glorious Book "Allah's wish is but to remove uncleanness from you, O folk of the Household and cleanse you with a through cleansing".
This Ayat was revealed about the Ahl-al-Bayt (members of the household) who are Ali, Fatima, Al-Hasan and Al-Husayn (a.s.) while they were with the Messenger, covered by the same cover, united by the same religion, and honored by their love to Allah (swt), their commitment to His worshippers and their strive to serve His Message. The Ayat affirms the infallibility of Ahl-al-Bayt as they were purified from doing and saying anything wrong.
Raised by The Prophet
One of the members of Ahl-al-Bayt is Imam Al-Hasan bin Ali bin Abitaleb (a.s.) whose martyrdom anniversary is on the 28th of the month of Safar. He is the first born to Ali and Fatima after the immigration to Medina and he is the first grandson of the Prophet (SAWW). He enjoyed along with his brother Imam Al-Husayn (a.s.) the best child raising a human could ever have, because it not only provided love and physical care but it also nurtured the mind and the soul.
The Messenger (SAWW) raised his grandsons as he raised their father and mother before them… Thus, they were fortunate enough to enjoy the care and love of the Messenger twice, once directly and the other by inheritance… They lived their early childhood with the Messenger (SAWW) And it was the first time the Muslims saw the Messenger playing with children, something he did not do with any of his children before… He used to carry them on his back and play with them… He used to tell Muslims that he loves them and used to pray for them saying "O, God, I love them and I ask You to love them and love those who love them".
They also enjoyed the love and care of their parents at home. It was an upbringing of nobleness and purity under the patronage of the Prophet (SAWW) who planted in them all the seeds of spiritual values that were nurtured and grown by Imam Ali (a.s.) and Fatima Al-Zahra (a.s.). Imam Al-Hasan (a.s) lived all the events, and tragedies his mother faced following the death of Muhammad (SAWW).
He kept it in his mind but it did not fill him with despair. Rather he became aware of the flows and shortcomings Muslims lived at that time. After the martyrdom of his mother he was taken care of by his father who filled his mind and that of his brother with knowledge and filled their hearts with love for Allah, the Prophet and all people. He also taught them that they should dedicate their lives to serve the message.
Thus Imam Al-Hasan (a.s.) grew up to be as if he were a copy of the Messenger (SAWW). For it was said that he looked like the Messenger in both his looks and his manners. He also resembled Imam Ali (a.s.) because the Commander of the Faithful gave Al-Hasan (a.s.) all of his traits. Thus he grew up to be strong in his faith in God and knowledgeable of His message. He was also so firm in his stands that he was one of those who talked with Abu Zhar when he was exiled although the caliph banned the Muslims from saying farewell to him.
A Man Qualified for Tough Missions:
Thus, when Imam Ali (a.s.) became the caliph he was opposed by some of the people who were sick in their hearts, he sent his son to the city of Kufa to solve this problem. He proved to be very wise and firm at the same time. Moreover the speeches and sermons he gave there were among the most pious and guiding speeches.
We also saw him helping his father in all his affairs and fighting all his wars and battles… Imam Ali (a.s.) used to refer to him so that the people will learn that he was the Imam to follow him. When Imam Ali (a.s) was martyred Imam Hassan (a.s) became the Imam by God's command as it was evident by the saying of His prophet (SAWW): "Al -Hasan and Al-Husayn (a.s.) are Imams whether they chose to stand or sit, and "Al-Hasan and Al-Husayn (a.s.) are the masters of the youth of Heaven" .Who among all Muslims of that age was awarded this medal, especially since Muhammad (SAWW) does not follow his passions? When he says something then surely it was revealed to him from God, especially when he is taking about such a significant issue as a rank in Heaven. Who else besides Al-Hasan and Al-Husayn (a.s.) were awarded such a medal by a man who talks nothing but truth and who is to be believed in everything he says. But at that time, the Muslim community was plagued by various sorts of complications: intimidations, temptations and fanaticism as a result of the schemes and plots of Muawiah who managed to destabilize the rule of Imam Ali (a.s) by his various wars, whether actual fighting or the wars of deception and money. After Imam Ali (a.s.)'s death, Muawiah continued these wars with Imam Hassan (a.s.) and was able to destabilize his army, for he managed to buy some of heads of tribes and other weak people. Some of those wrote to Muawiah saying: "If we want, we can hand you Al-Hasan, dead or alive" .In this period the Imam survived several attempts on his life.
Thus, the Imam studied the situation and concluded that circumstances were not favorable to continue to fight with such a divided army. He also wanted to pave the way for Imam Hussein's movement. For Al-Husayn's revolution is an echo of Al-Hasan's truce, since it was by no means a recognition of the legitimacy of Muawiah's rule, but a truce in which he imposed his own conditions. Needless to say that the Umayyad ruler did not respect these conditions, and planned to assassinate Imam Al-Hasan (a.s.) to ensure that his son, Yazid, will succeed him. He seduced Al-Hasan's wife with a large sum of money and promised to marry her to Yazid. She gave the Imam some poisoned food and he was martyred.
The Role Model
The Imam was a role model in his manners, generosity and he was greatly respected by all his cotemporaries. He preformed pilgrimage on foot 25 times. He was also a very charitable man whose money was dedicated for the poor and the needy. Moreover, he was also a great speaker who used to take every chance he got, to guide people in his sermons, speeches and sayings for the good and the cause of Allah.
In our meeting today, I would like to take a speech by Imam Hassan (a.s) that gives us the basic components that a good personality of a pious believer is composed of. The Imam, describing a pious brother of his said: He was in my view one of the greatest people. What made him such was above all that this life did not mean much to him. He did not consider the pleasures of this world as his first concern in a way that he will sell himself for these pleasures… His only concern was the hereafter and if this world meant anything it was to do good to ensure his place in the other world. He did not complain… He was patient when he encountered difficulties, He used to spend most of his time in silence but this is not because he was unable to speak, but because he decided not speak unless it was necessary, but when he spoke he would outdo all others… He used not to say what he did not do or do what he did not say. He did not to blame anyone for doing anything that there could be an excuse for. Describing "council", the Imam said: "If people debate the issue among them they will surely find the right way". The Holy Quran says that Allah wants His messenger, despite the fact the he is infallible, to consult with them upon the conduct of affairs. "And when you reach a decision, then put your trust in Allah." Allah also described the community of believers as one "whose affairs are a matter of counsel". Some traditions have it: "He who consults with others shares with them in their minds". The Imam (a.s) also wanted the people to be grateful for Allah's grace's because when you are thankful, Allah will increase what He bestows on you. Moreover, you should also thank other people when they do good because this will encourage them to be more charitable; that is why he says: It is mean not to be grateful. also said: "He who wants to be powerful and respected without being a member of a tribe or a ruler should move from the disgrace of disobeying Allah to the greatness of obeying Him". Your obedience to Allah gives you pride and respect. His nephew, Imam Zein Al-Abedien (a.s), reaffirms the same meaning in his supplication when he says: "O God prevent me from thinking that those who are poor are low or those who are rich are honorable, for the honorable is he who is honored by obeying you…"
Praise be Imam Al-Hassan (a.s) the day he was born, the day he was martyred and the day he will be brought back to life. O God let us be of his consistent followers in this world and of those whom he will recede for in the Hereafter… You are All-Hearing, and You answer all prayers.
Walhamdo Lillahe Rabbil Aalameen