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Babul Hawa’ij - Imam Moosa-e-Kazim (AS)

By: Syeda Bint-e-Zahra

Rajab 25 is the martyrdom day of the 7th descendant of Holy Prophet (SAW), Hazrat Imam Moosa-e-Kazim (AS) bin Imam Jafar Sadiq (AS). His kunyas (epithet) were Abul Hassan, Abu Ibrahim and Abu Ali. He is known as Al Abdus Saleh (the pious worshipper of Allah). One of his titles is ‘Babul Hawa’ij’ (the door to fulfilling needs). Generosity was synonymous with his name and no beggar ever returned from his door empty handed. Even after his martyrdom, he continues to be obliging and is generous to his devotees who come to his Holy tomb with prayers. The period of his Imamate was thirty-five years.

The patience and forbearance of imam Moosa-e-Kazim was such that he was given the title of Al-Kazim (one who suppresses his anger). In other words he was called Al-Kazim because of his restraint of anger and the patience (which he showed) in the face of the acts of the oppressors right up until the time he martyred.

He was the embodiment of virtue, generosity, gallantry, boldness, forgiveness, and tolerance. He fasted during the day, and prayed and recited supplication in the night, staying up until daybreak. It is reported that he used to pray supererogatory prayers throughout the night so that he would make them extend until the morning prayer, then continue them until the sun rose. He would remain prostrating himself before God without raising his head from prayer and praising God until the sun came near to descending. He used to weep so much out of fear of God that his beard would be wet with tears.

Imam Moosa-e- kazim (AS) was martyred in 183 A.H. in prison where he passed 14 years of his life till he was poisoned by Haroon ar Rasheed, the most cruel and tyrannical king of Abbasid Emperor. His holy corpse was taken out of the prison and left on the bridge of Baghdad. Then an announcement was made: “This man Moosa bin Jafar (PBUT) has died.” His son Hazrat Imam Raza (AS) undertook the washing and shrouding of his holy body. At that time Imam Moosa Kazim was 55 years of age.

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