imam ali ibn al hussain (as)

anonymous asked:

There is no such thing as the ''12 Imams'', the whole Shiism is based on lies

Let’s have a look at what the Messenger of Allah (saw) said regarding the 12 Imams:

Sahih Bukhari Book 89:329
Narrated Jabir bin Samura: ‘’I heard Muhammad say ‘There will be twelve Muslim rulers.’ He then said a sentence which I did not hear. My father said ‘’All of them (those rulers) will be from Quraysh.’’

Sahih Muslim Book 20:4477-4483
Narrated Jabir bin Samura: ‘’I heard Muhammad say ‘The (Islamic) religion will continue until the Hour (Day of Resurrection), having twelve Caliphs for you and all of them will be from Quraysh.’’

Sunan al-Tirmidhi Hadith 2223
The Prophet said: ‘’There will be twelve Amir after me.’ Then he said something that I did not understand. So I asked the one who was next to me, who said that he had said: ‘All of them are from Quraysh.’’

Sunan Abu Dawood Book 37:4266
The Prophet said: ‘’The religion will continue to be established till there are twelve Caliphs over you, and the whole community will agree on each of them.’’

Musnad-e-Ahmad, volume 5, page 87
‘’Surely this religion will always overcome its opponents and no enemy or deserter can ever harm it till there are twelve Caliphs from my nation in it. All of them will be from Quraysh.’’

And there are more than 20 similar narrations. By the way ‘twelve’ is how we spell out the number 12 using letters in case you weren’t aware.

As you may know, the followers of the Members of the House of the Prophet (saw) refer to these 12 Caliphs as of their 12 Imams starting with Imam Ali (as) and ending with Imam Mahdi (as) the Leader of our time. With the passage of time and through historical events, we know that by the above traditions the Holy Prophet (saw) meant the twelve Imams from his Ahlulbayt  (as) who are the descendants of the Prophet since we have no other 12 pure candidates in the history of Islam upon whose righteousness all Muslims agree. It is interesting to know that even the enemies of Shias have NOT been able to find any fault in the virtues of the twelve Imams of the Shias.

It is now clear that the only way to interpret the previously mentioned traditions which are narrated by al-Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawood, al-Tirmidhi, and Ahmad Ibn Hanbal is to accept that it refers to the twelve Imams from the Prophet’s Ahlulbayt, because they were, in their times, the most knowledgeable, the most illustrious, the most god-fearing, the most pious, the best in personal virtues, and the most honored before Allah; and their knowledge was derived from their ancestor (the Prophet) through their fathers. These are the Ahlulbayt (as) whose sinlessness, flawlessness, and purity is confirmed by the Holy Quran (the last sentence of verse 33:33).

It’s amazing that despite the acknowledgment of al-Bukhari and Muslim and other prominent Sunni scholars about the twelve Imams, the Sunnis always stop at the four Caliphs. More interestingly, there are Sunni reports in which the Messenger of Allah (saw) named these twelve members of his Ahlulbayt (as) one by one starting with Imam Ali (as) and ending with Imam Mahdi (as). (Source: Yanabi al-Mawadda, page 431 by al-Qunduzi al-Hanafi).

Nowehere in Sunnism are there twelve Muslim rulers who, all of them are from Quraysh. The ‘Four Rightly Guided’ Rashidun Caliphs were four, there were more than 30 Ummayad Caliphs, nearly 40 Abbasid Caliphs, and many Sunni Caliphs are not even from Quraysh.

Now let’s count the Shia Imams/Caliphs:
Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib (as)
2) Imam Hassan Ibn Ali (as)
3) Imam Hussain Ibn Ali (as)
4) Imam Ali Ibn Hussain (as)
5) Imam Muhammad Ibn Ali (as)
6) Imam Jafar Ibn Muhammad (as)
7) Imam Musa Ibn Jafar (as)
8) Imam Ali Ibn Musa (as)
9) Imam Muhammad Ibn Ali (as)
10) Imam Ali Ibn Muhammad (as)
11) Imam Hassan Ibn Ali Ibn Muhammad (as)
12) Imam Muhammad al-Mahdi (may Allah hasten his reappearance)! 

They say that when you enter the vicinity of Karbala al-Muqaddas and first lay eyes upon the Golden Dome overpowering the skyline, you quickly come to notice that one is missing.
Although both the Shrines are built on the same leveled ground and are of the same size, only the dome of Hadhrat Abbas (as) is visible to the guests entering this Holy city.

When the scholars were asked why the dome of Aba Abdillah (as) is seemingly hidden from view, the reply came saying:

“Till today, those who wish to visit their Imam (as) must first go through his guardian, Abal Fadhl al-Abbas (as).”

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Rajab 💜 ☪

. The Holy Prophet () said ❝Rajab is the great month of Allah (ﷻ). No other month equals it in sanctity and merit. During this month fighting against the infidels is prohibited. Indeed Rajab is the month of Allah, Shaban is my month and Ramadan is the month of my Ummah. Surely whoever fasts one day in Rajab secures Allah’s greatest pleasure, distances himself from the wrath of Allah and one gate of Hell is closed for him.❞


. Imam Kazim (عليه السلام) said ❝For those who fast a day in Rajab, the fire of Hell recedes from them a distance of one year walking and whoever fasts for three days in Rajab is certain to enter Paradise.❞

. Imam Sadiq (عليه السلام) said ❝ Rajab is the month of forgiveness therefore seek much forgiveness during this month.❞


. Imam Kazim (عليه السلام) said ❝Rajab is a river in Paradise which is whiter than milk and sweeter than honey. Whoever fasts one day in Rajab will be given a drink from this river.❞


. Imam Sadiq (عليه السلام) said ❝Allah (ﷻ)has exalted the month of Rajab and given it a stupendous sanctity taking it upon Himself to honour those who fast it. Whoever fasts a single day of the latter part of Rajab will be saved from the severity of the throes of death, from the horrors encountered after death and the torment of the grave. Whoever fasts two days of the latter part of Rajab will cross over the Sirat (bridge) with ease and whoever fasts for three days will be secure from the terrors and calamities of the Day of greatest terror and will be given immunity from Hell.


. The Holy Prophet () said ❝Whoever recites ‘la ilaha il Allah’ 1000 times during the month of Rajab, Almighty Allah (ﷻ) will decide for them 100,000 rewards and award them 100 houses in Paradise.❞

. Imam Sadiq (عليه السلام) said ❝Whoever recites Surah al-Ikhlas 100 times on a Friday in Rajab will be given such a light that they will enter Paradise.

📓 All hadiths taken from Mafatih al-Jinan

📆 Important events in Rajab:

1st Rajab: Birth of Imam Baqir (عليه السلام)

3rd Rajab: Martyrdom of Imam Hadi (عليه السلام)

10th Rajab: Birth of Imam Jawad (عليه السلام)

13th Rajab: Birth of Imam Ameerulmumineen (عليه السلام)

15th Rajab: Martyrdom of Lady Zainab al-Kubra (سلام الله علیها)

20th Rajab: Birth of Lady Sakina bint Hussain (سلام الله علیها)

24th Rajab: Birth of Hazrat Ali al-Asghar (عليه السلام)

25th Rajab: Martyrdom of Imam Kazim (عليه السلام)

26th Rajab: Death of Hazrat Abu Talib ( رحمه الله)

27th Rajab: Miraj and the beginning of the prophethood of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ)

28th Rajab: Imam Hussain (عليه السلام) and his caravan leave Medina

anonymous asked:

i have a question and you don't need to answer it if it's too personal, but I would like to know why there's so much hatred against shia muslims from sunnis

There’s this insinuation that Shia Muslims worship the graves or Shrines of the Prophet and his family, and that Shia Muslims depend on Prophet and his family as if they were “deities”. This misconception results in the belief that we hold them divine, which is false. Because of Islam’s strict belief in Monotheism, opponents such as Deobandis and Wahhabis (the latter being the religious movement that drives DAESH) saw these acts as running contrary to Islam, and thus wanted to eradicate Shia Muslims. This is demonstrated through the immense love the Shias have for the Prophet and his family that they commemorate a whole month just express their condolences for them, which they ultimately saw as an act of Shirk (Idolatry).

The other reason why there’s so much hate against Shia Muslims is because they criticize some of the top personalities of Sunni Islam, such as Abu Bakr, Umar and Uthman – in other words, the three righteous caliphs and some other personalities such as Khalid ibn Walid and Ayesha bint Abu Bakr for their political involvement and opposition to the Prophet’s family, this opposition resulted in the assassination of all 12 Imams of Shia Islam, all of whom were connected to the Prophet, because they were seen as compromising the leadership of the latter caliphates.

So to make this clear, there’s a concept in Shiism and some schools of Sunni Islam where you use the Prophet as an intercessor, this is called Tawassul. What Shias basically do is that they take they also take the Prophet’s family as intercessors as well, which is where it separates from Sunni Islam, the latter only using the prophet as an intercessor. The other concept is Istighatha, or “Beseeching for help”, which is another type of intercession, but without ever mentioning God, but with the intention of having God answer us quickly through using the Prophet’s family as intercessors, this is where some Sunnis believe it contradicts Islam. The popular phrase “Ya Ali Madad” (”O Ali, help me”) is an example of Isthighrara– this phrase calls for Ali (a), who is close to God, to request Him to help us. There is also the belief that Shias curse the aforementioned personalities, however, that is not the case, since that is strictly prohibited– What Shias do instead is that they pray for God to withhold his mercy from those who opposed the Prophet’s family.

Shiism (literally “follower”) was originally a political term that referred to Muslim followers who saw the Prophet’s cousin Imam Ali (a) as the rightly appointed leader of the Muslim community right after the Prophet’s death. Our belief is that the succession of leadership could only be applicable to the Prophet’s family through Imam Ali (a), Imam Hasan (a) and Imam Hussain (a) and the nine succeeding Imams (a). However, due to political circumstances, the Prophet’s companions Abu Bakr took the position instead, despite the overwhelming preference for Imam Ali (a) through democratic means by the Muslim community at that time. This political party wasn’t Theological at first, but rather political. Islam wasn’t split between branches, but political groups.

The theological tenets of Shia Islam came much later after the 6th Imam, Ja'far ibn Al-Siddiq (a) who characterized the Jafari school of Islam and with the establishment of the four schools of Sunni Islam– Hanafi, Shafi'i, Hanbali and Maliki– that’s where the two branches of Islam took shape.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Shaban ☪ 💛

. The Holy Prophet (ﷺ) said ❝Shaban is my month. You should thus fast during this month as a sign of love for your Prophet and as a sign of seeking nearness to your Lord (ﷻ).❞

📒 Mafatih al-Jinan

. Imam Sadiq (عليه السلام) said ❝The merits of fasting during Shaban are so great that even one who sheds inviolable blood is expected to be forgiven.❞

📒 Wasa’il al-Shi’a

. The Holy Prophet (ﷺ) said ❝In Shaban, invoke Almighty Allah’s (ﷻ) blessings upon your Prophet as many times as possible. The month of Shaban is called the month of intercession because your Prophet will intercede for everyone who invokes Almighty Allah’s blessings upon him in this month.❞

📒 Wasa’il al-Shi’a

📆 Important events in Shaban:

3rd Shaban: Birth of Imam Hussain (عليه السلام)

4th Shaban: Birth of Hazrat Abbas (عليه السلام)

5th Shaban: Birth of Imam Zainulabedin (عليه السلام)

7th Shaban: Birth of Hazrat Qasim (عليه السلام)

11th Shaban: Birth of Ali al-Akbar  (عليه السلام)

15th Shaban: Birth of Imam Mahdi (عليه السلام)

And Allah  (ﷻ) knows best.

“A Christian man once entered the Mosque of the Messenger of Allah (sawa), so the people said “Hey you! You are not allowed to enter the Mosque of the Messenger of Allah, for you are a Christian man, so leave”

Thus, he said:” Yesterday, I saw the Messenger of Allah (sawa) with the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary (as), in my dream. So, Jesus said to me: “Embrace Islam by the hands of the Last Prophet, Mohammad son of Abdullah, for he truly is the Prophet of this nation.” I embraced Islam yesterday by his hands and I have come now to renew my Islam by the hands of a man of his household.”

Therefore, they took him to Imam Al-Hussain (as). He threw himself on the feet of the Imam and started to kiss them and when he calmed down; he narrated his dream to Imam Al-Hussain (as) and renewed uttering the two testimonies to him.

Thus, the Imam said to him “Do you like me to get you the one who resembles the Messenger of Allah (sawa)?”

The Christian said “Yes, O Master.” Thus, Al-Hussain (as) called for his son Ali Al-Akbar; he was a young child at that time and a veil was placed on his face. They took him to his father and when Al-Hussain lifted the veil off his face, his face’s beauty appeared and his brightness shined. The Christian became astonished and passed out due to the intensity of the brightness of Ali al-Akbar ibn Al-Hussain’s face and the greatness of his beauty and allure.

Hence, Al-Hussain said to some of his close companions “Pour water on his face” So, they did and he returned to the way he was. Then, Al-Hussain (as) said “He is the one who resembles my grandfather, the Messenger of Allah (sawa).”

The Christian said:” Yes Indeed! It is as if I saw him with the Messiah, Jesus (as), yesterday.” Al-Hussain (as) said “What would you do if you had a son like him and he got hurt, had a fever or was injured by a thorn or had a small cut?” The Christian said:” I will mourn greatly over him, O Master, or I may die!”

Thus, Al-Hussain (as) said “I foretell you that I will see with my eyes this son of mine cut into pieces by swords”

[Samarat-al-Awad v.1 p.174]

Ali ibn Abi Talib

Ali was a warrior but he was so much more,
Do not limit him to the battlefield,
As you limit your Lord to a throne;
With a face and two hands, you make Him like yourselves,
While He says, “Laisa Kamislihi Shai,” there is nothing like Himself. (42:11)

To an enemy who wanted to kill him, Ali once gave away his sword,
Through Ali ibn Abi Talib, was God’s mercy bestowed; 
For those still wishing to feud, remember when he refused to swing his sword, 
Zulfiqar never struck, except for the justice of its Lord; 
And the man who struck him with a poison blade in sujood,
Ali gave him water, for Muhammad’s sunnah was with Ali’s blood imbued.

I expect no more of those who read the Quran day and night,
But reflect upon it not, even when the verses are in their sight,
“Do they not then reflect on the Quran?” Their Lord proclaims,
“Nay, on the hearts there are locks,” He swiftly explains, (47:24)
Indeed for them, Wilayah and Tatheer are but strange, empty names,
So to them I convey: Ali is the self of Muhammad, who has greater claim? (3:61)

To the love of Ali, their hearts are sealed, in empty prostrations they pray,
They do not know of the Dua of Kumayl,
While the Munajat of Ali lie beyond their capacity to behold;
Like a camel in the dark they bow and they kneel,
Ma’rifat a distant dream for those who put as fourth what is gold,
Preferring rusting doors to the Gate, in whose words God Himself is revealed.

In prayer surrounded by towers, like hypocrites they pray,
Standing on their monuments of dust, from their Prophet, driving pilgrims away,
Thinking not for what reason towards that house they say,
“Ihdina as-Sirat al-Mustaqeem,” (1:6)  For did they ever wonder
Why in that house was born Ali, and why facing it was he slayed?
Indeed from Makkah to Kufa, in the life of Ali is the straightest path displayed.

So on that path towards Kufa then travelled Ali’s son, Hussain,
But he was blocked by transgressors, and to Karbala was driven away,
To protect his grandfather’s message he unleashed his father’s blade,
But sheathed it at last, showing the world, Islam is never spread by the sword,
And showing the Muslims, Ali ibn Abi Talib is so much more.

We have the mercy of Muhammad (sawa).
We have the bravery of Imam Ali (as).
We have the wisdom of Imam Hasan (as).
We have the compassion of Imam Hussain (as).
We have the loyalty of Abbas Ibn Ali (as).
We have the repentance of Hazrat Hurr.
We have the patience of Zainab bint Ali (sa).
We have the dua of Imam Sajjad (as).

We have the sun behind the clouds, the one in whose reappearance lies all our solutions–Sahib-e-Zaman, Imam Mahdi (aj).

But above all, we have the dua of Fatima (sa) to wipe our tears in times like this. Those who cry for her sons will never be wiped out of humanity.

Do you know why Abal Fadel Al-Abbas was called (سبع القنطرة) The Bridge Beast?

When he was 14years old the fitnah of the khawarij happened where they murdered Imam Ali’s friend Abdallah Ibn Khabab and his wife taking out her unborn baby from the womb and beheading it on her body
Imam Ali(as) was very upset upon hearing this that he called out
Only me and my sons will take vengeance for this
So they went to find them and it seemed that these murderous Khawarij had taken refuge in a barrack with 3 gates and a bridge
So Imam Ali(as) took the main gate and told imam Hassan to take the west gate and Imam Hussein to take the east one
As they were heading there Imam Ali heard someone behind him
It was Al-Abbas
He asked him: my son what are you doing here
He replied: who did u send out O'Ameerul Mu'mineen?
The Imam said: I sent your brothers
Al-Abbas said: you assigned gates for them but where is my gate
The Imam said: you are still young my son
Al-Abbas replied: O’ Ameerul Mu'mineen did you not fight for The Prophet of Allah when you were my age
Imam Ali(as) said: but there is only that small bridge left all the gates are taken
Al-Abbas replied: It is mine and I am for it
At this point Imam Ali(as) broke the main gate and roared like a lion making the khawarij run in fear to the east gate where Imam Hussein called out
“Where are you running to when I am the son of Ameerul Mu'mineen?”
So they ran to the west gate and Imam Hassan called out
“Where to when I am the son of the leader of the resplendent and pure”
So the Khawarij said we must go to the bridge otherwise Ali and his sons will destroy us
They get to the bridge and find a child sitting with a sword in his hand he looks at them and says
“I am the son of the red death”
When Imam Ali catches up he finds Al-Abbas(as) sitting on the bridge surrounded by all the khawarijs’ heads
So The Imam(as) kisses him on his forehead.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil ✊💓

Allah (ﷻ) says ‘And from among you there should be a party who invite to good and enjoin what is right and forbid the wrong, and these it is that shall be successful.’

📗 Al-Qur’an 3:104

. The Holy Prophet (ﷺ) said ❝The time when my Ummah merely count on others to enjoin right and forbid wrong, in fact, they have declared a fight against Allah (ﷻ), the Exalted.❞

📗 Bihar al-Anwar

. Imam Ameerulmumineen (عليه السلام) said ❝He who abandons forbidding what is wrong theroretically and practically (and is indifferent while seeing vices committed) is a moving corpse amongst the living.❞

📗 Bihar al-Anwar

. The Holy Prophet (ﷺ) said ❝To prevent a Muslim from doing an unlawful action is equivalent with Allah (ﷻ) to the performance of seventy accepted Hajj.❞

📗 Mustadrak al-Wasa’il al-Shi’a

. Imam Baqir (عليه السلام) said ❝Verily enjoining what is right and forbidding what is wrong is the way of the prophets (عليهم السلام) and the method of good doers. It is such a great obligatory deed by which other obligatory deeds can survive, other creeds can be saved, bargains are lawful, injustices are warded off and prosperity can fill the earth.❞

📗 Al-Kafi

. The Holy Prophet (ﷺ) said ❝The one who sees a wrong action done should prohibit it by his deed, if he is capable of course; if he cannot do so he should prohibit it by his tongue, but if he is not even able to do that, he may forbid it by his heart.❞

📗 Wasa’il al-Shi’a

👑 One of the greatest examples of enjoining good and forbidding evil in the history of Islam is when Sayed al-Shuhada Imam Hussain (عليه السلام) rose up on the plains of Karbala. He famously said:

❝I did not rise up in vain, as a rebel or tyrant but I rose seeking reformation for the nation of my grandfather Muhammad (ﷺ). I intend to enjoin good and forbid evil, to act according to the traditions of my grandfather and my father Ali ibn Abu Talib (عليه السلام). ❞

📗 Bihar al-Anwar

And Allah (ﷻ) knows best.

anonymous asked:

Could we talk about how Saudi Arabia destroys historical structures and areas that have been around for centuries because they think they go against Islam? Like so many cemeteries, shrines, buildings etc. have been razed to the ground in Mecca and Medina so they can build Las Vegas. Could you imagine the outrage if this occurred in Jerusalem or Rome?

It pains me so much to think about this for too long, and I can’t even believe it sometimes that so many historically relevant sites have been completely erased–these landmarks and sites hold religious value for Muslims everywhere, and so many of these places are considerably holy for Shia Muslims. 

Here is a list of SOME of the places that have been levelled/destroyed by the Saudi Arabian government on the basis that these sites were not ‘islamic’

1. The house where Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was born in 571 CE

2. In 1989, the house of Hazrat Khadija, the Prophet’s first wife, as well as the birth site of Bibi Fatima (AS) was sealed off and turned into a library. 

3. The house of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) in Medina

4.  The house of Imam Ali (AS) where Imams Hassan and Hussain (AS) were born. 

5. Parts of the well of Zamzam 

6. The house of sorrows of Bibi Fatima (AS) 

7. The home of Imam Jafar Al-Sadiq (AS)

8. The grave of Amina bint Wahb, the mother of Prophet Muhammad (AS) was bulldozed in 1998. 

9. Jannat Al- Baqi was destroyed, only men are allowed access to it now.

10. Eve’s Tomb was sealed with concrete in 1975. 

11. The grave of the Prophet’s father**** was destroyed. 

12. Bibi Fatima’s (AS) mosque was destroyed. 

13. The Mosque of Ali Uraidhi Ibn Imam Jafar al-Sadiq was completely destroyed.

the fact that hotels and strip malls and other buildings have taken place where these buildings used to stand is so heart wrenching. 

My father Muhammad ibn Ali has said that he asked Ali ibn al-Husayn, Alayhima al-Salam about how he was transported by Yazid.

He (Imam), Alayhi al-Salam replied, “He placed me on camel without saddle and the head of al Husayn, Alayhi al-Salam, was raised on a flag pole and our women were behind us on mule without saddles with many people behind and around us with spears. If the eye of anyone of us showed tears that person’s head would be hit with a spear until we entered Damascus; an announcer shouted, "O inhabitants of al-sham these are the captives of Ahl al-Bayt (family) of the condemned one.”

Source [Bihar al-Anwar Volume 45, hadith 259, ch 39, hadith 2]

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

The 12 Imams - Imam Ali ibn Hussain Zainulabedin (عليه السلام) ⚜

The Holy Prophet (ﷺ) said ❝Islam will continue to exist until the Hour having 12 caliphs for you all from Quraish.❞
📗 Muslim

Imam Ali ibn Hussain (عليه السلام) is the 4th Imam and the son of Sayed al-Shuhada Aba-Abdullah al-Hussain (عليه السلام). He started his Imamate in the most difficult of circumstances on the plains of Karbala following the martyrdom of 17 of his family members and was held captive for some time by the wretched Yazid (la). He is famously known as ‘Zainulabedin’- meaning ‘the jewel of the worshippers’ and as-Sajjad - ‘the one who prostrates a lot’ due to his dedication in worshipping Almighty Allah (ﷻ).

. Imam Sadiq (عليه السلام) said ❝On the Day of Judgement, a caller will call out “Where is Zainulabedin?” It is as if I see Ali ibn Hussain (عليه السلام) has stood up and is walking among the people’s lines.❞

📗  Bihar al-Anwar

. When Imam Ali ibn Hussain (عليه السلام) was leaving the circle of Umar ibn Abdul Aziz (la), Umar asked the audience ❝Who is the noblest of the people? ❞The people said ❝You.❞ Umar said ❝No its not me. It is the one who just left us.❞

📗  Bihar al-Anwar

. Abu Hazim, Sufyan ibn Ayinah and Zahri have narrated ❝We did not see anyone better and more knowledgeable than Imam Ali ibn Hussain (عليه السلام) among the Hashemites.❞

📗  Bihar al-Anwar

. Imam Sadiq (عليه السلام) said about Imam Ali ibn Hussain (عليه السلام), ❝When the prayer time came, his body trembled, his face paled and he shivered like a palm tree.❞

📗  Bihar al-Anwar

. Zahri narrates that Imam Ali ibn Hussain (عليه السلام) said ❝If all the people die in the East and West but the Qur’an accompanies me, I will not be fearful.❞ Zahri continues ❝And when he reached the verse ‘Master of the Day of Judgement’, he repeated to the extent that he was going to die.❞

📗  Bihar al-Anwar

. Abu Hamza al-Thumali said ❝I saw Ali ibn Hussain (عليه السلام) whose cloak fell off his shoulder in prayer, but he did not move to put it in place until his prayer was completed. I asked him the reason and he said ❝Do you know who I was standing before? Surely one’s prayer is accepted as much as his heart attends Allah (swt).❞

📗  Bihar al-Anwar

. Imam Ali ibn Hussain (عليه السلام) was riding his horse when he passed a group of lepers who were eating. They invited Imam Sajjad to eat with them. The Imam said ❝I am fasting otherwise I would have accepted your invitation.❞ When the Imam reached home, he ordered to prepare good food for the lepers and then he invited them to his home where they ate together. 

📗  Bihar al-Anwar

And Allah (ﷻ) knows best. 

Yahya bin Sa’id narrates I heard imam Sadiq (as) saying the following about the verse of Allah (swt) ‘he merged the two seas, meeting each other. There is a barrier between them which they do not overstep.’ Ali (as) and Fatima (sa) are two deep seas of knowledge, none of who oversteps the other. From them emerge the pearl and the coral, who are Hassan (as) and Hussain (as).’

(Sheikh Sadooq, al-khisal v.1 p.65)

Make us from among those who have attained inner knowledge of their selves and are convinced of their true abode, such that they spend their whole lives in Your obedience.
—  Imam Ali ibn Hussain Zayn al-‘Abidin [as] in one of his supplications.

The Shrine of Imam Hussain during Eid Al-Ghadeer - Karbala, Iraq

“ May Allah shower his mercy on Abbas !

Certainly, he has sacrificed a lot and bore massive atrocities. He kept defending his brother (Imam Hussain (as)) with all his life till he lost both his handy. Instead of his lost handy, Allah the Almighty has granted him two wings in paradise by which he flies in the heavens along with the angels, just as He had granted Janab Jafar ibn Abi Talib (as). Surely, Hazrat Abbas (as) enjoys such eminence and position in front of Allah that all the martyrs will be envious of him on the Day of Judgment.

Imam Ali ibn Hussain (as)

Bihar al-Anwaar vol 44, p. 298