“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)

Bibi Sakina was only 4years old, after the tragedies of Ashura her earrings were torn from her ear; she cried continuously for her father; she questioned “where is my little brother Ali Asghar, wheres my brother Ali Akbar, why hasnt uncle Abbas returned yet”. She wanted to complain to her baba how Shimr the evil (la) had torn her earrings. This young Bibi had lost all her beloveds; the enemies had no mercy on even the children.

Yazid was goimg mad hearing Bibi Sakina (sa) cry for her father in the dungeons so the evil Yazid sent down the head of our Imam Hussein (a.s) to the dungeons to stop the crying. Bibi Sakina (sa) crying stopped, she woke up looking for her father in thought he will be there to embrace her and all that has happened is a nightmare but he was no where to be seen.

Then Imam Zain-ul-abideen (a.s) noticed his young sister had not moved from her fathers head. He went to her and felt her cold forehead; in grief of departure of her father Bibi Sakina (sa) had passed away. The tragedy is such that she was buried in the same prison/dungeon of Syria all alone.

How can one not weep for this young Bibi! #imamhussain#imamhussein#yahussain#muharram#islam #ashura #moharram #bibisakina #bibizainab #imamsajjad #imamzainulabideen #shaam#syria

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.”