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Moosavi strongly demands immediate release of Syed Mazhar Ali Shah and all innocent people

By: Salman Alvi

RAWALPINDI, May 12: Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi, chief of the Tehreek Nafaz Fiqh-e-Jafariya, Pakistan while terming the formation of a Special Cell to root out terrorism a right step stressed the need of implementing the decision in real terms. Delivering his special address at a gathering on the occasion of Youm-e-Wisal of Paighambar-e-Aman Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) and Shahzada Sulah-o-Aman Hazrat Imam Hassan Mujtaba (A.S.) that was observed throughout the country on Sunday as Youm-e-Aza, he said at present the whole world of humanity was confronting terrorism, which is a great oppression and Pakistan is a particular target of this evil.

Agha Moosavi said after the issuance of Anti-Terrorism Ordinance by President of Pakistan, the Special Cell has been formed the other day in this connection. He said the real issue lay in implementation of the decision because like past when some innocent people were arrested, majority of the innocent people including the Secretary General of Tehreek Nafaz Fiqh-e-Jafariya, Pakistan, Syed Mazhar Ali Shah Advocate and some leaders of Provincial Muharram Azadari Committee in Sarhad have also been arrested this time contrary to President's directive that innocent people should not be arrested at all.

The TNFJ chief strongly demanded from the President of Pakistan to identify those elements that were creating hurdles in way of implementation of Anti-Terrorism Ordinance. He also strongly demanded immediate release of Syed Mazhar Ali Shah Advocate, and all innocent people including leaders of the Provincial Muharram Azadari Committee in Sarhad Syed Shabab Al-Hussaini, Jawwad Hussain Jawwad and Sher Muhammad. He also demanded action against those officers who arrested these innocent people.

The Quaid-i-Millat Jafariya, Pakistan, Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi said Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa (SAW) and Imam Hassan Mujtaba (A.S.) patiently confronted atheism, shirk, idolism, self-praise, Taghootism, oppression, brutality, and terrorism and kissed martyrdom in rooting out such evils. He said the life of Muhammad and Aal-e-Muhammad was decorated with the qualities like forgiveness, sacrifice, sympathy, firmness in the way of religion and Shariat, bravery, humanism etc. He said Rasool Al-Saqlain (SAW) and Shahzada-e-Konain (A.S.) formulated such great principles that if followed would be helpful in consolidating not only the nation and the country but whole of the mankind also. He prayed on the tragic occasion of 28th Safar that may God Almighty give the Muslim Ummah endurance to following the teachings of Muhammad and Aal-e-Muhammad (A.S.).

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Ayatullah Sadiq Shirazi holds great majlis on Imam Hassan (AS)'s martyrdom

By: Sheikh Muhammad Khurasani

QOM, Iran: To commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of the grandson of Holy prophet (peace of Allah be upon him and his pure progeny), Hazrat Imam Hassan al Mujtaba (peace of Allah be upon him), Grand Ayatullah Syed Sadiq al Husseini Ash Shirazi arranged a majlis e aza at the residence of Grand Ayatullah Syed Muhammad al Husseini Ash Shirazi (late) in the holy city of Qom, Iran.

A large number of mourners attended the majlis, which was addressed by Sayed Raza al Modarresi and Hujjatul Islam Sayed Muhammad Aal e Taha. The speakers highlighted the holy seerat of Imam Hassan al Mujtaba (peace of Allah be upon him) and paid him rich tributes.

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Commemoration of the Martyrdom of Prophet Muhammad & Imam Hassan in Sydney

By: Raza

SYDNEY, Australia: In commemoration of Prophet Muhammad (SAWW) and Imam Hassan (AS)'s martyrdom, a program was held on 11th May 2002, Saturday at 7:30 PM.

Sheikh Jehad Ismail addressed the program in English, which was held at Strathfield Town hall, 65 Homebush Road, Strathfield, N.S.W. 2135.

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The life of Prophet Muhammad: Hiyat al-Qulub

By: Allamah Muhammad Baqir al-Majlisi
Courtesy: Ahlulbeyt group

Ch. 21: Sickness, Death, and Burial of Prophet Mohammed
It is related that when the prophet returned from his farewell pilgrimage, conscious that his departure to the eternal world was near, he was continually addressing the people, warning them to beware of seditions which would arise after his death, and exhorting them not to withdraw from his form of faith, and not do evil against the divine religion. He bade them beware of leaguing against the rights of his family, but to render them support and obedience, which were so obligatory on them to yield. He repeatedly said, O ye people, I go before you, and when you meet me at the fountain of Koser, I shall demand how conducted towards the two great things I left you, namely, the book of God and my family. Beware then that you act not contrary to my command respecting them. Verily the holy and omniscient Lord has told me that these two things cannot be separated till they rejoin me at the fountain of Koser. These two I place among you. Usurp not precedence of my family, nor forsake them, nor do any thing against them, lest ye be destroyed. Do not attempt to tech them, for they are wiser than you. Turn not from my faith, nor draw your swords against each other. Know ye, that Ali ibn Abi Talib (AS), my cousin, is my successor, and will fight for 
the true meaning of the Koran as I did for its communication. He spoke on this subject to many assemblies of the people.

Mohammed made Asamet ibn Zayd emeer of a company hypocrites and seditious 
people, and commanded them to depart to Room, where Asamet's father had been slain. The object of the prophet was to free Medina of those opposed to the 
rights of Ali, till he should be established in the caliphate. He ordered Asamet to proceed to Jeraf and stop there till the army should be collected, and commanded a party of Muslims to drive the hypocrites out of the city to the camp of Asamet. In the midst of these preparations the prophet fell sick of that disease by which he departed in the mercy of God.

Taking the hand of the commander of the faithful he went out to Bakeea with 
most of his companions, saying, The Most High has commanded me to implore 
pardon for the dead at Bakeea. On arriving there he said, Assalam-alaykum! O 
ye people of the tombs, be happy in the state in which the morning finds you, saved from the seditions that await the living; verily the calamities are coming on men, like fragments of a dark night. After imploring for a long time forgiveness for the dead at Bakeea, he turned to Ali (AS) and said, Jibraeel has every year recited the Koran to me once, but this year has done it twice, which I think is a sign that my death is near. Verily, the Most High offered me perpetual possession of the treasures of earth, or paradise: and I chose the latter, and to meet my Lord. When I die do thou cover my secrets, for whoever else looks on them will become blind.

The prophet returned to his house, and in the space of three days his sickness became severe. He then tied a bandage on his head, and leaning on the commander of the faithful and Fazl ibn Abbas, went to the masjid and ascended the member, and sitting down, thus addressed the people: Whoever has any claim to me, let him now declare it. Verily, none can claim favor at the hand of God but by obeying Him, and none can expect to be safe without good works, or to enjoy the favor of God without obedience. Nothing but good works will deliver from divine wrath, and verily, if I should sin I should go to hell. O Lord, I have delivered thy message. He then came down from the member and performed short prayers with the people, and returned to the house of Umm Salmah, where he remained one or two days.

During the last sickness of the prophet, while he was lying with his head in Ali's lap, and Abbas was standing before him and brushing away the flies with his cloak, he opened his eyes and asked Abbas to become his executor, pay his debts, and support his family. Abbas said he was an old man with a large family, and could not do it. Mohammed then proffered the same to Ali, who was so much affected that he could not command utterance for some time, but as soon as he could speak, promised with the greatest devotion to perform the prophet's request. Mohammed, after being raised into a sitting posture, in which he was supported by Ali, ordered Bilal to bring his helmet, called Zooljabeen; his coat of mail, Zatul-Fazool; his banner, Akab; his sword, Zoolfakar; his turbans, Sahab and Tahmeeah; his two party-colored garments, his little staff, and his walking cane, Memshook. In relating the story Abbas remarked that he had never before seen the party-colored scarf, which was so lustrous as nearly to blind the eyes. The prophet now addressed Ali, saying, Jibraeel brought me this article and told me to put it into the rings of my mail, and bind it on me for a girdle. He then called for his two pairs of Arab shoes, one pair of which had been patched. Next he ordered the shirt he wore on the night of the Maraj, or ascent to heaven, and the shirt he wore at the battle of Ohod. He then called for his three caps, one of 
which he wore in journeying, another on festivals, and the third when sitting among his companions. He then told Bilal to bring his two mules, Shahba and Duldul; his two she-camels, Ghazba and Sahba; and his two horses, Jinah and Khyrdam. Jinah was kept at the door of the masjid for the use of a messenger, and Khyrdam was mounted by the prophet at the battle of Ohod, where Jibraeel cried, Advance, Khyrdam. Last he called for his ass Yafoor. Mohammed now directed Abbas to take Ali's place and support his back. He then said, Rise, O Ali, and take these, my property, while I yet live, that no one may quarrel with you about them after I am gone.

When I rose, said Ali, my feet were so cramped that it was with the utmost difficulty that I could move. Having taken the articles and animals to my house, I returned and stood before the prophet, who, on seeing me, took his ring from his right hand, pointing the way of truth, and put it on my hand, the house being full of the Bani Hashim and other Muslims, and while from weakness his head nodded to the right and left, he cried out, O company of Muslims, Ali is my brother, my successor and caliph among my people and sect; he will pay my debts and cancel my engagements. O ye sons of Hashim and Abdul Mutalib, and ye other Muslims, be not hostile to Ali, and do not oppose him, lest ye be led astray, and do not envy him, nor incline from him to another, lest ye become infidels. He then ordered Abbas to give his place to Ali. Abbas replied, Do you remove an old man to seat a child in his place? The prophet repeated the order, and the third time Abbas rose in anger, and Ali took his place. Mohammed finding his uncle angry, said to him, Do nothing to cause me to leave the world offended with you, and my wrath send you to hell. On hearing this, Abbas went back to his place, and 
Mohammed directed Ali to lay him down.

The prophet then said to Bilal, Bring my two sons, Hasan and Husayn. When they were presented he pressed them to his bosom, smelt and kissed those two flowers of the garden of prophecy. Ali, fearing they would trouble the prophet, was about to take them away, but he said, Let them be, that I may smell them, and they smell me, and we prepare to meet each other, for after I am gone great calamities will befall them, but may God curse those that cause them to fear and do them injustice. O Lord, I commit them to thee, and to the worthy of the faithful, namely Ali ibn Abi Talib. The prophet then dismissed the people and they went away, but Abbas, and his son Fazl, and Ali ibn Abi Talib, and those belonging to the household of the prophet, remained. Abbas then said to the prophet, if the caliphate is established among us, the Bani Hashim, assure us of it, that we may rejoice; but if you foresee that they will treat us unjustly and deprive us of the caliphate, commit us to your companions. Mohammed replied, after I am gone, they will weaken and overcome you: at which declaration all the family wept, and moreover despaired of the prophet's life.

Before his departure, Jibraeel came to Muhammed and asked him if he wished 
to continue on earth. He replied that he did not, but having accomplished his apostleship, he wished to join his friends the prophets in heaven. He said, after me there will be no prophet, and if any one comes claiming to be a prophet, put him to death. 

Most of the ulemas, both Shia and Sunni, believe that the departure of the 
sayyid of the prophets occurred on Monday, the 28th of the month of Safar, 
according to most of the Shias, and on the 12th of the month of Rabeea-ul-evvel, agreeably to a majority of the Sunnis, with whom, on this point, Mohammed ibn Yakoob Kulaynee agrees. But the former date is the correct one. The Sunnis indeed mention several dates, but there is no disagreement as to the fact that the prophet died at the age of 63, and in the 10th year of the Hijrah.

The Imam Sadiq (AS) says, Let every one attacked by disease think of the prophet, 
whose disease was more severe than that of any other. It is related that 
Jibraeel brought forth 40 dirhams of camphor from paradise to sprinkle on 
the corpse of the prophet, who divided it into 3 parts, one for himself, 
another for Ali, and the 3rd for Fatima. Ali visiting the prophet one day 
when he was sick, found him asleep, with his head in the lap of an extremely 
beautiful man, who told Ali to take his place. The prophet on awaking said 
it was Jibraeel.

Abdullah ibn Masood said he asked the prophet who should bathe him after his 
death. He replied, My successor Ali. Abdullah then asked how long Ali would 
survive him. He answered, 30 years, the same period that Yoosha ibn Noon, 
the successor of Musa, survived that prophet. 

It is related by several most respected authorities, that the prophet said to Ali, when I die bring 6 sacks of water from the well of Ghars and bathe me thoroughly with that water. Then robe me with embalming perfumes, after 
which take hold of the breast of my robe, and seat me upright, and ask me 
what you please, and I will answer all your questions. All this was done, and Mohammed then taught Ali a thousand chapters of knowledge, from each of 
which a thousand others opened, and told him all that would happen till the 
judgment day.

The Imam Zayn-ul-Abidin says that his father Husayn told him that Jibraeel 
visited the prophet three says before his death and said, Verily the Lord of 
the universe has sent me to you on account of your high estimation and 
exaltation before Him, and asks you concerning the sate which He better 
understands, and inquires how you find your condition. He replied, O Jibraeel, I find myself sad and in distress. On the third day Jibraeel again descended with the angel of death and an angel called Ismaeel, the regent of the air, attended by seventy thousand angels. The same message from the Lord of the universe was delivered, and the same answer returned. The angel of death then asked permission to enter the house. Jibraeel therefore said to the prophet, O Ahmed, this is the angel of death, and asks permission to enter the house, a request he never stopped to make of any one before, and will never do it again. The prophet having given the permission, the angel of death entered and stood respectfully before him, and said, O Ahmed, verily the Most High has sent me to you and commanded me to obey you implicitly. If you order me to take away your spirit I will do it, or if you command I will return. Jibraeel remarked to the prophet Verily the Most High wishes to meet you; on which Mohammed said, O angel of death, execute your orders. Jibraeel said, this is my last descent to earth: you were the necessary cause of my visiting it, for with you I had business; but I have now no more to do with this world.

When the holy spirit of the prophet left his immaculate body, one invisible came and consoled the mourners, saying, Assalam-alaykum! the mercy of God be 
upon you; every one must taste the cup of death, and all will receive their 
full reward in the judgment. Whoever escapes the fire of hell, will enter paradise. Life on earth is but a deceitful benefit. Verily, the mercy of God sustains under every calamity, and God remains, whatever may perish, and His reward recompenses for what dies. Then trust and hope in Him. Verily, he finds calamity who is debarred from the favor of God. Ali observed this is Khizr who has come to console us.

The propeht said to Ali, When I die robe me in these two garments I have on, 
in a white garment of Misr, or in a Yemen cloak, and prepare not for me a costly robe. Carry me and lay me on the brink of the grave; then the first who will perform prayer over me will be the Almighty Lord, who will bless me from the empyrean of His own exaltation and glory. Next Jibraeel, Meekaeel, and Israfeel, with the hosts of angels, whose number no one knows but God, will perform prayers over me; then those around the divine empyrean, then successively those that dwell in each heaven, and last, all my family and wives according to their rank will sign to me and salute me.

After the prophet's departure to the eternal world, Ali performed the funeral ablutions, assisted by Fazl ibn Abbas, and then robed the corpse and kissed his blessed face. On the authority of the Imam Sadiq, it is related that when the prophet departed to the eternal world, Jibraeel and the angels, and Ruh, the Spirit, all of whom came down to the prophet on the night of dignity, now again descended, and the Most High enlightened the eyes of the commander of the faithful so that he saw them to the extreme part of the heavens. Thy assisted Ali in bathing the prophet and in performing prayers over him and assisted in laying the remains of Mohammed in long repose. 

After the prophet's death Fatima was afflicted in spirit to a degree which none but God knew. Jibraeel was sent down daily to comfort her, and Ali wrote that the angel said, and this is the book of Fatima which is now with the Imam Mahdi. Fatima martyred 75 days after the prophet her father.

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Shahadat of Imam Hassan al Mujtaba (AS)

By: Nasir Ali

Imam Hassan (AS) martyred after the cursed Mu'awiya asked his wife to poison him.

Based on this treacherous action, Imam (A.S) suffered heavy bleeding and the colour of his face changed and he said, "On several occasions , poison was given to me, but I had never suffered such hardship as on this occasion." sharh Nahjul Balagah ; vol 16 ; pg 49

Imam Hasan (AS) attained shahadat due to poison at the age of 47.Al - Kafi vol I pg 461 & 462

After reciting Namaz on him, his holy body was taken towards the Haram/Roza (shrine)of the Holy Prophet of Islam (saww) Tazkeratul Khawas pg 213 to bury him there. Alalus sharaye ; vol I pg 225

Tholat Ibn Malek says, "There was such a tremendous surge of heavy crowd accompanying his dead body towards his grave that if the needle would be thrown on the ground, it would hit the men (instead of striking the ground).Al - Isaba vol =1 pg 331

When the Bani Umayyad heard about the events and the huge crowd accompanying the holy body of the son of Hazrat Syeda Fatima Zahra (SA), they prevented from getting him buried near the grave of his holy grand father. Tazkerat - ul - Khawas p 213

Ibn shahr Ashoob writes; they showered arrows at his dead body. Seventy sticks of arrows were removed from the holy body of Imam Hasan (AS). Manaqeb vol 4 p 44

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The peace treaty of Imam al-Hassan (AS)

By: Mehreen Abbas

An excellent read on the issue of the Peace Treaty is:

The Peace Treaty of al-Hasan [a] by Shaykh Radi Aal-Yasin

http://www.al-islam.org/sulh/

Statements made by Muawiya [l] RE breaking the peace treaty:

"By God, I have not fought against you to make you pray, nor to fast, nor to make the pilgrimage, nor to pay zakat. Indeed you do that (already). I fought so that I might have power over you and God has given that to me when you were reluctant to (obey) Him. Indeed I have been requested by al-Hasan, peace be on him, (to give him) things and I have given things to him. All of them are now under my foot. And from now on I will not fulfill anything."

Then he went on until he entered Kufa. He resided there for several days. When the pledge of allegiance by its inhabitants had to be carried out, he went up on the pulpit and addressed the people. He mentioned the commander of the faithful, peace be on him, and that he had taken from him and from al-Hasan, peace be on him, what he had taken.

Al-Hasan and al-Husayn, peace be on them, were present. Al- Husayn, peace be on him, rose to reply but al-Hasan, peace be on him, took him by the hand and made him sit down. Then he, himself, (al-Hasan) arose and spoke:

"O you who mention Ali, I am al-Hasan and Ali was my father. You are Muawiya and your father was Sakhr (Abu Sufyan). My mother was Fatima and your mother was Hind. My grand father was the Apostle of God and your grandfather was Harb. My grandmother was Khadija and your grandmother was Futayla. May God curse him who tries to reduce our reputation and to diminish our nobility, who does evil against our antiquity and yet who has been ahead of us in unbelief and hypocrisy."

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Sayings of The Prince of Peace - Imam Hassan (AS)

By: Bilal

- "Am I not the Hujat of the Almighty, being his remembrance upon his creatures? Did not the Holy Prophet of Islam (S.A) said, "Hassan and Hussain are two Imams, whether they are sitting or standing? If I had not done this work (signed the peace treaty), nobody from amongst the shias would have remained in this world and every body would have been killed and annihilated." Alalus Sharaya; vol I p 211 - Imam Hassan (A.S)

- Excellent conduct with people is the height of intelligence.

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My master father of Zahra (SA)

By: Shah-e-Najaf

O Prophet of mercy and Imam of mankind

O Seal of the Prophets al-Mustaph the savior

Indeed the progeny had suffered what they suffered after your dearting, distresses heaped up on them successively when the people abandoned your wills and described you as abandonment, took their right by force while group of them tore up all principles and set foot on.

Verily, to Allah and His holy Prophet we complained of those who violated their sanctity and made the progeny of the prophet hood and mission to suffer pains and distresses.

O Lord, verily to you we are complaining losing of our Prophet - may your blessings and peace be upon him and his family - and occultation of our master, large quantity of our enemies as well as fewness of our number, distress of trial upon us and demonstration of the age on us.

Accept our sadness and grief on death occasion of the Seal of the Prophets and Messengers Mohammed son of Abdullah peace be upon them.

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Muntakheb Ul  Aqwaal
"Knowledge is better than wealth because it protects you while you have to guard wealth. it decreases if you keep on spending it but the more you make use of knowledge ,the more it increases . what you get through wealth disappears as soon as wealth disappears but what you achieve through knowledge will remain even after you." MORE..
(Hazrat Ali Ibne Abi Talib (A.S)
 




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