"No two drops of tears are loved by the Honorable the Exalted God more than the following two: The drop of blood shed in the way of God, and the drop of tears shed in the middle of the night by one who only sheds it for the Honorable the Exalted God" - Imam Zaynul Abideen (a.s) #NoOtherDayLikeYoursOHussain #Muharram #Ashura #ImamSajjad

O God, bless Muhammad and his Household,

اللَّهُمَّ صَـلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّد وَآلِه

raise me not a single degree before the people

وَلا تَـرْفَعْنِي فِيْ النَّاسِ دَرَجَـةً

without lowering me its like in myself

إلاّ حَطَطْتَنِي عِنْدَ نَفْسِي مِثْلَهَا

and bring about no outward exaltation for me

وَلا تُحْدِثْ لِي عِزّاً ظَاهِرَاً

without an inward abasement in myself to the same measure!

إلاّ أَحْدَثْتَ لِي ذِلَّةً بَاطِنَةً عِنْدَ نَفْسِي بِقَدَرِهَا.

- Extract from Dua Makarimul Akhlaaq (Imam Zainul-Abideen as)

The worship of Imam Ali Zainul Abidin a.s.

When he engaged in the act of ablution, Zainul Abidin’s face turned yellow. Some of his household members asked him why his face color changed at the time of ablution. He answered “Do you know I am standing ready in front of who?”

When he stood praying, his body would tremble. In answer to a question raised concerning this, he answered: “I get this state of body and mind when standing in the presence of my love.”

One day, when he was engaged in prostration (bowing down during prayer), the room was on fire and there was the danger of the spread of the fire. People shouted: “Prophet’s son, fire! fire!”

The people put the fire out, but that enchanted lover was still on prostration. When the prayer was over, they asked him: “What caused you to ignore our warning?”

He answered: “The fire of the next world.”