the messenger of allah saws

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:
1)
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)! 

Day 6 - Jahannam

When you lay on your death bed, the angel of death will appear in front of you. Your family is surrounding you and you are screaming for help, but they can no longer help you. The angel sits next to you in your grave and says, “O Evil Soul, come out to the anger of Allah and His punishment.” Your soul is afraid and does not want to come out, so the angel tears it out through your muscles and veins. Two more angels named “Munkir” and “Nakir” come towards you, one black and one blue. They ask you three questions:

  1. Who is your lord?
  2. What was your religion?
  3. Who is the Man that was sent to you?

And to all three, you will respond “I don’t know.” A voice calls out and commands the angels to furnish your grave with the furnishings of Jahnnam. As your grave is furnished, you are shown Jannah. You are told: “This is what was waiting for you, if you would have obeyed Allah (swt) and his Messenger (saw)“.  The fire of Jahannam enters into your grave and squeezes you so tight that both sides of your ribs come together. The fire is not just a flame, but a raging beast, held down with 70,000 chains by 70,000 angels. An ugly man with a very unpleasant smell, comes to sit with you in your grave. He is your evil deeds. He has an iron rod, which if struck a mountain would turn to dust in one strike. This man strikes you until you turn to dust and then over and over again until the Day of Judgement arrives.

On the day of Judgement, you will arrive to the gate of Jahannam. At that very second, you will finally realize your mistakes. Unfortunately, it will have been too late. "No! When the earth is pounded to powder, and your Lord comes with His angels, rank upon rank, and Hell, that Day, is brought [face to face] - on that Day will man remember? But how will that remembrance profit him?“ [al Fajr, 89: 21-23]

You will wear clothing made of fire. You will drink from rivers made of the puss of the wounds of others in the Hellfire. You will eat from the tree of “Zaqoom” in which the fruits are like the heads of devils. The food is extremely bitter, you choke when you eat, your intestines will disintegrate, but you still eat because you are hungry. There will be clouds that rain acid. You will neither live nor die. Constantly arguing and criticizing each other every second. Imagine dealing with all of this, while burning in the hellfire simultaneously.

So many more disturbing descriptions, too difficult to imagine. Let’s stop living for the Dunya, and focus on Akhirah. May allah grant us all Jannah, inshaAllah.

Reference: I'TIKAF

Assalaam Alaykum,

Dear brothers and sisters,

The last 10 days of Ramadan has come. There is a great sunnah called: I'tikaf.

Please remember us in your dua'as.


Objects and Advantages of I'tikaf

The reward of “Itikaf is great. The mere fact that the Messenger of Allah (saw) always performed it is sufficient to explain the virtues that are attached to it. The example of the one that resides in the, masjid in I'tikaf is like the person who, having gone to a high personage to appeal for his needs, remains there until it is granted, He thus says to Allah: “0 Allah! I have placed my humble request before You and have faith in Your generosity; and I shall not move from here until my request is granted by You,” When someone comes begging at the door and then refuses to leave until his request is granted, it is certain that even the most selfish person will eventually accede to one’s request; and how much more Merciful is Allah.

In every moment of I'tikaf one remains in lbadah (worship), even when asleep, one is still in His service, striving for nearness to Him. Allah says, according to a hadith,

“Whoever draws near to Me an arms length, then I draw nearer to him two arm lengths; and whoever draws nearer to Me by walking, I draw nearer to him by running.”

It is also deduced from the various narrations that one of the major objects of I'tikaf during Ramadan is to search for Laylatul Qadr (the Night of Power), What better manner can there be than to remain in ibadah at all times, whether one is awake or asleep, to obtain the reward of 1,000 months (over 83 years) of worship, Furthermore, in I'tikaf one is free from all daily tasks and thus has all the time to devote to dhikrullah (remembrance of Allah) and meditation.

Virtues of I'tikaf

Ibn ‘Abbas relates that the Messenger of Allah (saw) said: “The person performing I'tikaf remains free from sins and he is indeed given the same reward as all those who do righteous deeds (in spite of his not having done those deeds as a result of having been secluded in the masjid).”

Conditions of I'tikaf

The following are conditions for performance of I'tikaf:

1. to be a Muslim.
2. To be sane,
3. To be clean from major impurity, monthly menses, and bleeding of childbirth,
4. To perform I'tikaf in a masjid (for males only),
5. To form the niyyah (intention) for I'tikaf.
6. To fast for wajib and sunnah I'tikaf (discussed below).

Note: Women may observe I'tikaf in the home. It is also not necessary to have reached the age of puberty to observe I'tikaf; therefore an intelligent child (male or female) may observe I'tikaf.

Types of I'tikaf

There are three types of I'tikaf:

1. Wajib,
2. Sunnah,
3. Nafl.

1. Wajib I'tikaf: I'tikaf becomes compulsory (wajib) when a person makes it obligatory upon himself. For instance, when a person makes a vow of thanks-giving to Allah that if Allah fulfills a certain wish of his, he will perform so many … days of I'tikaf. In this case, the moment his wish is fulfilled, I'tikaf becomes compulsory. Or, a person may merely make an unconditional vow whereby he makes I'tikaf compulsory upon himself for a certain number of days. This becomes a duty on him from that moment onwards.

A wajib I'tikaf cannot be for less than one day and one night and has to be performed while fasting, irrespective of whether the fast is specifically for this purpose or not. If the niyyah is for several days then the same number of nights will also have to be spent in I'tikaf. The I'tikaf will thus begin before sunset and terminate at sunset after the avowed number of days has been completed. The night proceeds the day in Islamic reckoning. The intention for this type of I'tikaf must be pronounced, mere mental niyyah is not sufficient.

2. Sunnah I'tikaf: This I'tikaf was observed by Rasulullah (PBUH) in every year of his stay at Madinah Munawwarah. This I'tikaf means to seclude oneself inside the masjid for the last ten days of Ramadan. This I'tikaf is Sunnatul-mu'akkadah ‘alal-kifayah: that is, if a few persons from the locality observe it, the rest will be exempted. If no one observes it then all the Muslims of that area will be sinful in neglecting this sunnah. The niyyah for Sunnah I'tikaf is that a firm intention should be made for this purpose before the sun sets on the 20th of Ramadan, in the masjid that is chosen for the I'tikaf. It terminates at sunset if the crescent is sighted on the 29th or on the 30th of Ramadan. There is no prescribed salah to be performed for this purpose. It is noteworthy that generally no Nafl salah should be performed after 'Asr salah until Maghrib.

3. Nafl l'tikaf: There is no special time or specific number of days for Nafl l'tikaf. A person may form the niyyah for any number of days at any time of the year, even for his whole life. While Imam Abu Hanifah ® states that it cannot be for less than a full day, Imam Muhammad ® states that there is no limit as to the minimum period of time. It could even be for just a few seconds. The fatwa is on this latter view. There is no fast associated with this type of I'tikaf. .It is desirable for anyone entering a masjid to make the niyyah for I'tikaf as long as he will remain in the masjid. So, while he is in 'ibadah (worship), he also gains the reward of I'tikaf.

It is advisable for everyone who comes to join the congregational prayers to form an intention of I'tikaf upon entering the masjid. This will mean that as long as he remains busy with salah, dhikr,’ listening to religious lectures, etc. He also receives the reward for I'tikaf.

Itikaf for Females

Females should perform I'tikaf in the room set aside for prayer inside their homes. Where, however, no such room exists, and the desire to observe I'tikaf is present, the room where salah is normally performed should be set aside for this seclusion. If salah is performed in the bedroom, I'tikaf could be performed there. The domestic duties should be carried out by the daughters or servants while the person in I'tikaf remains constantly in 'ibadah in her room.

I'tikaf is a much easier task for women, for in fact, she remains in the confines of her room at home and receives the same great rewards of I'tikaf. It is very unfortunate that in spite of this ease, our womenfolk still remain deprived of the blessings of I'tikaf. Generally this Sunnah is neglected so much so that many have not even heard of it!

Additional Rules for Females in I'tikaf In addition to the general rules of I'tikaf that apply to men, there are some rules that apply to women only:

a. A woman may perform I'tikaf in the room that is used for her daily salah.
b. A woman must have the permission of her husband for I'tikaf. Once the husband has consented to his wife’s I'tikaf, he then cannot withdraw his permission.
c. If there is no person to serve her meals during I'tikaf, the woman is allowed to go to the kitchen to prepare a quick simple meal.
d. If, during the I'tikaf, the woman has her hadith (monthly menses) or nifas (bleeding after child birth), the I'tikaf is nullified. She has to observe make-up of the remaining days after she is pure again. This is if the I'tikaf was a wajib or Sunnah, in which the vowed number of days was fixed. In the case where the Itikaf was a wajib in which the days vowed for were not fixed in number, she will have to observe make-up of the full I'tikaf. e. A woman is allowed to sleep on her bed and use a chair while she is in Itikaf. She could also walk around in the room for a short while to relieve the stiffness in her limbs.

When a Mu'takif could leave the Masjid or place of Itikaf

The Mu'takif (a person in I'tikaf) could leave the defined masjid area for the following reasons only. If he/she leaves for any reason other than the under mentioned then the I'tikaf will terminate forthwith. When going out for these necessities do not spend more time than is absolutely required. Return as soon as possible and do not talk to anyone. If someone greets you, it is wajib to only answer.

a. To answer the call of nature when necessary.
b. To perform wudu when the wudu’ terminates (breaks). It is not permissible to leave the masjid to perform wudu’ when one still has wudu’. When out of the masjid for these necessities it is permissible for one to greet others and to reply to their Salam.
c. To perform the wajib bath (due to a wet dream). If one leaves the masjid to have a shower to cool off on a hot day or a bath for Friday, the I'tikaf will be nullified. When going out for wudu’ it is permissible to have a wash while performing wudu’, provided it is done in the same time during which wudu’ is made.
d. To perform Jum'ah salah if it is not performed in that masjid. It is only permissible to leave for Jum'ah just prior to the commencement of the khutbah. One must return immediately after performing the Sunnah rak'at succeeding the Jum'ah.

When a Mu'takif cannot leave the Masjid or place of I'tikaf allowed to leave the defined masjid area for the under mentioned reasons. If he does leave, even though for a few seconds, either intentionally or unintentionally, his I'tikaf will be nullified.

a. Because of illness or fear.
b. To visit the sick.
c. To attend a Janazah salah.
d. To extinguish a fire or save a drowning person outside of the masjid area.
e. To wash hands, gargle, and brush teeth or to expectorate (spit). (These should all be done while performing wudu’). To fetch a glass of water.
f. To assist the caretaker in his duties outside the masjid area.

[Note: in situations (a) and (d) it will be permissible to leave the masjid but the I'tikaf will be nullified and for example, if it is a wajib I'tikaf, then quad will be necessary.]

What is allowed during Itikaf?

The following are allowed in the masjid during the Itikaf:

a. To eat and sleep
b. To change clothes.
c. To clip the nails or trim the moustache.
d. To recite the Our'an aloud or recite tasbih or dhikr with a raised voice if it does not disturb others.
e. To have religious discussions and lectures and to speak about lawful matters.

What is disallowed during I’tikaf?

The following are not allowed in the masjid during the I'tikaf:

a. To talk about worldly affairs, backbite or tell an untruth.
b. To remain silent and regard it as 'ibadah.
c. To shave the beard.

What to do during I'tikaf

All the time spent in I'tikaf should be beneficially used for 'ibadah. This is the opportunity when one is able to observe all those devotions that could not be normally carried out. The fard salah should be performed with meticulous care and humbleness and without haste. The most virtuous act is reciting the Our'an, thereafter du'a, istighfar, and nafl salah.

There is undoubtedly a great link between the month of Ramadan and the Holy Our'an. Almost all Allah’s Divine Scriptures were revealed in this month. Therefore for those in sunnah I'tikaf the most virtuous act, after the farg salah, is the recitation of Allah’s final Book to humanity - the Our'an. An effort should be made to complete at least one khatam during the sunnah I'tikaf.

I'tikaf is the opportune time to communicate with Allah, to beseech of Him, to ask Him for forgiveness and to ask Him for all one’s needs. In the hadith it is said: “Du'a is the essence of’ ibadah.” For forgiveness of sins the Sayyidul-Istighfar should be recited as many times as possible.

If religion were based on opinion (what people think is common sense), then we should wipe the bottom of the khuff (leather slippers) rather than the top, but I saw the Messenger of Allah wiping the top of them.
—  ‘Ali Ibn Abi Taalib, Ibn Abi Shaybah in Al-Musannaf

Wallah, he is mine! Wallah, she is mine! 

Wearing all these couple shirts, traveling to all these tourist spots,taking all these selfies then posting it up on all your on social media accounts, captioning it “Having a blast with the wifey.” or such.

Hey brother! Are you happy that thousands of nonMahram are feasting over the beauty of your wife online!?

How about you sister, still haven’t had enough of posting pictures with your hubby?Talking and sharing so much about how he loves you and cares for you and all these fairy tale like stories?

Sister! You are one fine jealous woman, yet you post on your instagram photos of your hubby every single day and you get angry with him when hundreds of sisters go and follow his page as a result of that?

So I guess, it is about time that I answer you with Wallah, where is your ghirah?
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No offense, but “most” of the things I have seen online is just indescribably alarming and for some reasons inappropriate.

I have seen a lot of single sisters that at the time when they finally get married, so many photos of them flood their accounts, and same way happens to the brothers - making it as if marriage is just a thing to show off on the internet nowadays.

My dear, keep your “you’re just bitter ‘coz you are not married” comments on your pocket, because this isn’t about that! 

I need you all to take a time and reflect from this, whether you are married or not or getting engaged or whatever your civil status is! Ghirah applies to it, not only to married couples!

There are  a lot of ghirah related excerpts from the lives of the Sahabah RA, but today I will narrate two.
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The Messenger of Allah Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam said: “Whilst I was sleeping, I saw myself in Paradise, and there was a woman doing wudhu beside a palace. I said, ‘Whose is this palace?’ They said, ‘(It is) ‘Umar’s.’ Then I remembered your protective jealousy so I turned away.”

‘Umar wept and said, “Would I feel protective jealousy towards you, O’ Messenger of Allah?’”

Al Mugheerah Ibn Shub’ah RA narrated that Sa’d Ibn ‘Ubaadah RA said, "If I saw a man with my wife I would strike him with the sharp edge of my sword.“ His statement was told to the Messenger of Allah Sallalahu Alaihi Wassalaam and he said, "Are you amazed at the ghirah of Sa’d? For indeed, I have more ghirah than him and Allah is more ghirah  than me." 

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Why did I choose these two? Because these two great men are known for their well established ghirah over their womenfolk. 

Look at ‘Umar, look at how he has established his ghirah that even the Messenger of Allah Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam was greatly impacted by it, that he would turn away from situations like that because he knows well of the ghirah of ‘Umar.

And how about Sa’d, such ghirah that when the Messenger of Allah Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam heard about his statement, he got amazed and was able to mention and compare the ghirah of Allah over him and over Sa’d’s. 

Subhan’Allah. 

There is no harm in establishing yourself amongst your companions and family. There is no harm when you give them the impression that there are limits that have been set and there are things that you wish not to share and discuss with them. 

Establish the ghirah. Let them feel it. Once you have done it, see how it makes life easier. Less idle talks, more time for spending time with family and worshipping Allah.

I know, and I do not prevent you in any way showing appreciation to your spouses online. Indeed, it’s good to write how you appreciate your spouse and all that, but for a reason or two social media is not the right place to do it. Yes, you can do and write it every now and then but do not overdo it.

You have your humble abode, your life behind this computer screen to show and make your spouse how much you appreciate all the things that he/she does for you every single day. Do it there. Make him/her feel more special each passing day. Share the moment together, do not spoil it by inviting the whole world to it.
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I know, ghirah isn’t only applied to married couples, but even to your family or Muslim brothers and sisters, you can call their attention and privately advice when you see them doing inappropriate acts towards the opposite sex. 

And ghirah as well pertains to yourself, let me end this by reminding you of what Ibn Al Qayyim Rahimahullah said:

"The foundation of the Religion is Ghirah, and the one without Ghirah is one without Religion, for Ghirah protects the heart and enlivens the limbs, and shields one from evil and lewdness, and lack of Ghirah kills the heart so that the limbs die, so that there remains not even shielding from [the minor things].

And the example of Ghirah in the heart is the example of the strength that shields one from sickness and fights it off, so if the strength leaves, he will be faced with the sickness, and will not find anything to protect himself from it, so it will establish itself [within him] and destroy him.” 

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And we pray that Allah makes it easy for us to establish ghirah within ourselves. Amin.

Zohayma

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Stories were taken from

• Muslim, hadith no. 2395
• Muslim Ahl As Sunnah wa Al Jama’ah wa As Sahabah, 1/245
• Sahih Al Bukhari, hadith no. 6846
• Saying of Ibn Al Qayyim,  Ad-Daa’ Wad-Dawaa’

anonymous asked:

The problem with your list of evidence against the fasting on Ashura is that you're only using Shia sources and you're using the opinions of your Imams, who have a vested interested in not fasting during Ashura, since of course you should be mourning instead. We can't take the word of an Imam over the word of the Prophet (PBUH), who has said: "Whoever wishes may fast on the day of 'Ashura'." Thus, it became optional, but a fast was allowed nonetheless.

Well, no. You are referring to the hadith in which the Prophet (saw) narrates that ‘’Whoever wishes may fast on the day of Ashura.’’ There are a few things that can be seen sceptical in this hadith.

First of all: It’s quite ironic that the Jews of Medina were following the Arabic calendar that time, whereas they had their own calendar. So there is no logic in saying that they fasted on the 10th of Muharram - unless it could be proved that this date always coincided with a Jewish day of fast. Also the idea that the Prophet (saw) may have fasted on Ashura because he saw the Jews fasting on that day is ridiculous. From that perspective, the Prophet (saw) copied the Jews for a practice and he was the one who invented it (not Allah), whereas belief in the Prophet (saw) behaving in such a manner is impossible. Think like this: The Prophet (saw) was sent with a religion to abrogate all previous religions and Shari'ah. How was it that he deigned to imitate the custom of the Jews?

Now let us look closely at these fabricated traditions:

Sahih Bukhari, Book 60, Volume 6, Hadith 202:
Narrated Ibn Abbas: ‘’When the Prophet arrived at Medina, the Jews were observing the fast on ‘Ashura’ (10th of Muharram) and they said: This is the day when Moses became victorious over Pharaoh, On that, the Prophet said to his companion: You (Muslims) have more right to celebrate Moses’ victory than they have, so observe the fast on this day.’’

Note: The Prophet (saw) came to Medina in the first year of the Hijra (622 AD). As for Ibn Abbas, he was born three years before Hijra (619 AD), which makes him four years old when the Prophet (saw) ‘supposedly’ said this hadith. It’s quite ironic that a child of such age experienced the event of Jewish fasting and can explain the whole event such accurately later on. In the Science of Hadith, the narration of a four-year-old boy is generally not accepted.

Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 5, Book 58, Hadith 278:
Narrated Abu Musa: When the Prophet (saw) arrived at Medina, he noticed that some people among the Jews used to respect Ashura’ (i.e. 10th of Muharram) and fast on it. The Prophet (saw) then said: “We have more right to observe fast on this day”, and ordered that fasting should be observed on it.

Note: This man was not even present at the time when this so-called hadith was narrated. He was sent to Yemen by the Prophet (saw) to spread Islam. It is stated that there was no news of Abu Musa for more than a decade until following the conquest of Khaybar in the year of 628 (the seventh year after Hijra) when he came to Prophet Muhammad (saw) in Medina with more than fifty converts from Yemen including his two brothers Abu Ruhm and Abu Burdah. This was because the Prophet (saw) had sent him to Yemen to preach to his tribe. Hence, Abu Musa was not in Medina in the first year of Hijra, so how could he possibly narrate this hadith?

Sahih Muslim, Book 6, Hadith 2611:
Narrated Abu Hurairah: I heard the Prophet saying (saw) that ‘’The most excellent fast after Ramadan is God’s month, al-Muharram, and the most excellent prayer after what is prescribed is prayer during the night.’’

Note: Abu Hurairah also embraced Islam only some days before Khaybar  and was not seen during that time. He and Abu Musa came back from Yemen and joined the Prophet (saw) at Khaybar (which happened in the seventh year of Hijra), while the Prophet (saw) entered Medina in the first year of Hijra. How can you narrate a hadith when you yourself were not even there? Since Abu Hurairah and Abu Musa returned in Khaybar on 628 CE, it can be seen that they also weren’t present during the (Jewish) fasting issue.

Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 3, Book 31, Hadith 221
‘’Abd al-Rahman reported that he heard Muawiya Ibn Abu Sufyan delivering a sermon in Medina, when he came there (for Hajj). He delivered a sermon on the day of Ashura and said: People of Medina, where are your scholars? I heard the Messenger of Allah (saw) say on this very day: It is the day of ‘Ashura. Allah has not made fasting on This day obligatory for you but I am fasting. He who likes to observe fast among you should do so, and he who likes not to observe it may not observe it.’’

Note: Muawiya and his father Abu Sufyan became Muslims at the conquest of Mecca in the year of 630. How could he narrate a hadith from the Prophet (saw) seven or eight years before he became Muslim?

So now we come to the issue of when the Prophet (saw) entered Medina. The Holy Prophet (saw) did not enter Medina in Muharram. The Prophet (saw) entered Medina in Rabi al-Awwal. So if there was a fast that is supposed to be recommended, it shouldn’t be in Muharram, instead it should be in Rabi al-Awwal. It’s quite apparent that the narrators of the hadith in question confused the mathematics of the Calendar, which is why the fast (if it even exists), should be in the month of Rabi al-Awwal.

Despite all this, we see many people coming forward saying things like ‘’this is such an important Sunnah, we should follow this’’. You know what the irony of this is? No other Sunnah in the world has it being backed up with as much money as that which backs and encourages a fast on Ashura. See how many lectures, leaflets, articles etc. are produced annually on this matter, and how much money is made off of them. Have any of us ever seen leaflets or lectures as such about fasting in the month of Rajab? I certainly haven’t. But the tenth of Muharram, the printing press and photocopy machines all work at optimum efficiency. It’s ironic and sad at the same time. This shows that this is a political thing, originally designed to focus the attention away from the Martyrdom of Imam Hussain (as), and to consider it a blessed day. How can anyone stand on the Day of Judgment before the Prophet (saw) and consider the very day his Grandson was slaughtered, a blessed day?

Conclusion:

  1. The Bani Umayyah were successful in bringing fabricated traditions in Sunni hadith books, even their most ‘Sahih’ books like Bukhari and Muslim.
  2. In name of these Umayyad’s fabricated traditions, they started denying/neglecting the Sunnah of Prophet (saw) i.e. his sorrow and his mourning the calamities of Imam Hussain (as).
  3. In name of these Umayyad’s fabricated traditions, they deny the sorrow of Ashura and want to replace it with joy and happiness and declare it Eid.

The entire Muslim community has one choice:

  1. Either celebrate Ashura by fasting and celebrating in allegiance to the Jews of Medina or
  2. Observe the calamity that befell the Pure Progeny of the Prophet (saw) in a solemn and somber manner.

I rest my case.

Ramadan Reminder

Preparing for Ramadan

Many people miss out the reward of fasting. They just abstain from eating and drinking, but do not change any of their bad habits: watching unlawful television programmes, listening to music, backbiting, gossiping, and other sins. There are a number of ways by which to prepare for Ramadan:

1. Repent to Allah – you don’t know if you will definitely come to fast in Ramadan this year or not.

2. Make du’a to Allah. It was narrated from some of the salaf that they used to pray to Allah for six months that they would live until Ramadan, then they would pray for five months afterwards that He would accept it from them.

3. Try to complete any obligatory fasts that you have to make up. It was narrated that Abu Salamah said: I heard ‘Aa’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her) say: I would owe fasts from the previous Ramadan and I would not be able to make them up except in Sha’ban . [Agreed upon]

4. Try to get things that will distract you out of the way before Ramadan, so you can concentrate more on acts of worship during Ramadan.

5. Learn the rulings about fasting so you can worship Allah with knowledge.

6. Fast some of the month of Sha’ban: ‘Aa’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her) said: The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to fast until we said: He will not break his fast, and he used not to fast until we said: He will not fast. And I never saw the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) complete a month of fasting except Ramadan, and I never saw him fast more in any month than in Sha’ban. [Agreed upon]

7. Read lots of Qur’an

8. Try to set yourself a timetable and resolution for Ramadan. Prepare your house with beneficial books and lectures that you can read / listen to in Ramadan.

A man came to Messenger of Allah (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) and said: Direct me to a deed which will admit me to Jannah and take me away from the Fire". The Messenger of Allah (saw) said, “Worship Allah and associate no partner with Him, perform As-Salat, pay Zakat, and maintain the ties of kinship
—  Sahih al-Bukhari

anonymous asked:

Allah said in the Quran, "Whatever calamity befalls you, is the consequence of your own misdeeds" so has it ever occurred to Shias that the reason why they're going through all these calamities and tragedies is because they've left the path of Allah and the Path of the Messenger SAWS? It's really, really hard to empathize with people who worship Imams.

1. imagine being the kind of person who would justify the murder and bloodshed of ANY people for ANY reason

2. imagine not knowing anything about Shiism, and not knowing that they don’t worship Imams but still feeling entitled enough to open your ugly mouth about it anyway 

ALL men care about is...

There is a reason one should read the works of the scholars, especially the works of ibnul Qayyim as it relates to matters of the heart, self-improvement, etc. You’ll find gems in these books that could be works in and of themselves.

I have seen sisters criticize men as these ‘evil dogs’ who only care about relations. I say, what will you do with the hadeeth of Jaabir (ra) that Allah’s Messenger (saws) saw a woman, and so he came to his wife, Zainab (bint Jash), as she was tanning a leather and had sexual intercourse with her. He then went to his Companions and told them: “The woman advances and retires in the shape of a devil, so when one of you sees a woman, he should come to his wife, for that will repel what he feels in his heart.”[Muslim no. 1403]

The Imam (Ibnul Qayyim) mentioned this and several other narrations and points of benefit under the section of the cure of adoration/love is marriage and love between spouses in his book ‘The disease and the cure’. The messenger of Allah (saws) loved women and married them which is why ibn Abbas (ra) said: “The best of this ummah(married) the most women” and when he(the messenger) was asked who is most beloved to him he answer “A'isha”. He did not say mention men or his brothers in islam but his wife.

Ibnul Qayyim goes onto say, “So love for women is from the complete (nature) of man”. Taking this into account many imams of the salaf knew the fitnah that women and their own desires were for them could present. Ibnul Qayyim mentions that it was said about Imam Ath Thawree that if he saw a woman he would not be patient (i.e. meaning he would leave) and there are several stories in the books of history and biographies of imams who would flee from women as if they were running from a lion and seek coolness of removing these desires by marrying and being with their wives. Contrary to the beliefs of many this aided them in their zuhd-abstention from the dunyah.

So would we then also call Dawud, Sulayman, and Ibraahim صلى الله عليهم وسلم 'dogs’? Our forefather Ibraahim had two wives, Saarah (who was the most beautiful woman of her time) and Haajar. What would you say about Sulaymaan who it is said, as it comes in the sahihayn, would visit all of his wives in one night. (according to Muslim 99 and with the wording of Bukhari 100)? Who would claim these men were 'dogs’ while they were the best of mankind and noble messengers of the most high, the one who created man and the very nature that he lives by? Who had more honor than the messengers? Who was better in zuhd than the messengers? Who was closer to Allah than them? Who knew the reality of the dunyah and it’s fitaan better than them?

The Imam continues: “The enemies of Allah, the Jews at that time, would be jealous of the messenger because of that (i.e. his love of and marrying women) so they would say: “His concern is not except for marriage!” So Allah refutes their statements concerning the messenger and defends him and said: "Or do they envy people for what Allah has given them of His bounty? But we had already given the family of Abraham the Scripture and wisdom and conferred upon them a great kingdom.[An Nisa:54] “

The reason I brought all this forth is because we (the Muslims) have bought into this 'men vs women’, gender war mentality. As opposed to working together extremists on both sides have decided to try and speak evil about the other as opposed to working together. This breeds hatred and only serves to destroy our communities. Our generation is a living proof. The fact men cannot say anything to advise sisters without them trying to demonize men in general, is an undeniable effect of this mentality. The same way too many men complain about women while they, themselves are overgrown man-babies, seeking to blame someone else for their own inadequacies. It’s a two way street.

Our beliefs and ideals must be based within the boundaries and framework of the Quran and Sunnah and nothing else. The thought that men are evil pigs who hate women because they wish to have multiple wives or because they have desires is as ignorant and foolish as hating a tree for having leaves. We must learn to accept what our lord has revealed and LEARN what all of the revelation entails. LEARN the benefits that are associated with it and trust that your lord will never command anything except that it is a benefit for the believer and the society at large.

Allahu A'lam.

- Points adapted, summarized, and taken from 'The disease and the cure’ pgs. 336-340, Dar ibnul Jawzee 3rd edition 1433H

anonymous asked:

Give me valid reasons why Umar (Radi Allahu Anhu) is an enemy of Allah and His Messenger? In other words, stop spreading lies and fear Allah

1) He opposed the Prophet (saw), prevented him from writing his will so the Ummah won’t go astray, using those vile words which contradict the book of Allah (swt) i.e., when he said the Prophet (saw) was hallucinating. He caused so much chaos and left the Prophet (saw) in pain so much that Ibn Abbas called it the Calamity of Thursday

2) He went to the house of the rightful Caliph, Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib (as) and demanded him to pay allegiance to Abu Bakr even though he was present at Ghadir when Prophet Muhammad (saw) made it clear that Imam Ali (as) was the rightful successor.

3) He carried out a brutal attack on the daughter of the Messenger of Allah (saw), Hazrat Fatima Zahra (sa), which led to the miscarriage of her baby Mohsin (as), one of her ribs’ being broken and her remaining sick until she died as a Martyr after a period not exceeding three months after the death of her father, Prophet Muhammad (saw).

4) He schemed for power and changed the Sharia. He was a violent, temperamental person (read the Sunni narrations about his behaviour towards his sister when she accepted Islam) and he didn’t fight in any battles during the timeframe of Prophet Muhammad (saw).

This is mentioned through many of your historical sources.

In other words: The truth lies with Ameerul Momineen (as) and Ghadir. The rest is all just icing on the cake. We can spend the rest of our lives debating these points or we can just follow the reality and get on with it. I had no idea some people are so adamant about sticking to their beliefs, even when evidence and common sense is put against them.

Reminder for that Muslim..

Subhan'Allah. When you learn about Islam, you enter into its peaceful lifestyle. You penetrate into a tranquil and fresh standard of living.. Your character becomes refined. Your heart feels strong and healthy. Your soul feels purified. Sins which were normal to you before, begin to disturb and irritate your heart. Being around, or listening to things which are haram begin to agitate you. And it feels great. You feel so content, you feel strong and supported at where you are - because you have Allah. You have His Messenger (saw). You know you are a soul protected, guided and you are happy! So then, when you step out of the circle of your Imaan, you go out into the real word - into the workforce, into the student environment, into the streets.. and people look at YOU like you’re the weird one for being the way you are? There is something wrong with you for holding back from the things you do for the sake of Allah.. I mean, had it been for any other reason it would probably be accepted. But as soon as you say this is for Allah, people raise an eyebrow. You’re either not religious enough to be going to those “extremes”. You’re either a hypocrite because you still do something else. You’re an alien or a liar, you’re “boring” - subhan'Allah. In times like that, even as a person who’s proud to be a Muslim, who has their heart tied strongly to Islam.. you feel hesitant to be who you are. Why? Why is there anything wrong with a non-believer accepting what you do. All you do is refrain from evil, enjoin what is good.. you are sensible. You are well behaved. You are obedient. You are truthful. Isn’t this what Islam is? So what you don’t drink, so what you don’t smoke, so what you don’t go to the night clubs and the after parties that everyone else goes to. Does that define a character? Does that better you as a person? If that’s the handful of dunya that is valuable in the eyes of these people, then their opinions are rubbish all together. None of that matters in the end because you have Allah. What is all that temporary laughter, temporary happiness, temporary friendship - it lasts for a few hours, the night ends, the sun rises and the enjoyment - the sinning - comes to an end. But what you have O Muslim, what you have does not end. You have Allah - His protection, His guidance, His mercy. And that lasts all hours of the night, it doesn’t end when the sun rises, it doesn’t end when you close your eyes, it doesn’t last temporarily. As  long as you breathe, and even after; Allah never leaves. You are surrounded by Angels and you are applauded. Don’t lose your focus when being surrounded by these non-believers, because they don’t know what you know. If they knew, they would be just like you. There is no better way of life! Alhamdulillah we are Muslim.

The Messenger of Allah (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) said to me, “Shall I not guide you to a treasure from the treasures of Jannah?” I said: “Yes, O Messenger of Allah!” Thereupon he (saw) said, “(Recite) ‘La hawla wa la quwwata illa billah’ (There is no change of a condition nor power except by Allah)
—  Riyad as-Salihin, The Book of the Remembrance of Allah, Book 16, Hadith 1443 [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
Ramadan Mubarak 🙏🏽may Allah accept it from us

The Messenger of Allah (saw) addressed his companions on the last day of Sha`ban, saying, “Oh people! A great month has come over you; a blessed month; a month in which is a night better than a thousand months; month in which Allah has made it compulsory upon you to fast by day, and voluntary to pray by night. Whoever draws nearer (to Allah) by performing any of the (optional) good deeds in (this month) shall receive the same reward as performing an obligatory deed at any other time, and whoever discharges an obligatory deed in (this month) shall receive the reward of performing seventy obligations at any other time. It is the month of patience, and the reward of patience is Heaven. It is the month of charity, and a month in which a believer’s sustenance is increased. Whoever gives food to a fasting person to break his fast, shall have his sins forgiven, and he will be saved from the Fire of Hell, and he shall have the same reward as the fasting person, without his reward being diminished at all.” [Narrated by Ibn Khuzaymah]

anonymous asked:

How to repent in islam? Do Allah forgive us who made lots of sins? Please help me!!

Salam Elikum 

I will let the Quran and Hadith speak:

Quran

‘And those who, when they commit an immorality or wrong themselves [by transgression], remember Allah and seek forgiveness for their sins - and who can forgive sins except Allah ? - and [who] do not persist in what they have done while they know.’ (3:135)

‘Whether you reveal a good act or keep it hidden, or pardon an evil act, Allah is Ever-Pardoning, All-Powerful’ (4: 149)

‘Except those who repent and believe and do righteous deeds; for those, God will change their sins into good deeds, and God is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.’ (25:70)

‘O My slaves who have transgressed against themselves (by committing evil deeds and sins)!  Despair not of the Mercy of God: verily, God forgives all sins. Truly He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.’ (39:53)

‘And it is He who accepts repentance from his servants and pardons misdeeds, and He knows what you do’ (42:25)

‘… But Allah is Ever-Pardoning, Ever-Forgiving’ (58:2)

Hadith

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “By the One in Whose Hand my soul is! If you do not commit sins, Allah would replace you with a people who would commit sins and seek forgiveness from Allah; and Allah will certainly forgive them.” (Muslim)

The Prophet ﷺ said: “Allah, Blessed and Exalted is He, says, ‘O son of Adam, as long as you call on Me, I shall forgive you of what you have done, and think nothing of it. O son of Adam, even if your sins were to reach up to the clouds in the sky, and then you were to ask for My forgiveness, I would forgive you and think nothing of it. O son of Adam, even if you were to come to Me with sins nearly as great as the earth, and then you were to meet Me after death, not worshipping anything besides Me, I would bring you forgiveness nearly as great as the earth.’” (Tirmidhi)

the Prophet ﷺ said: “A person committed a sin and said: ‘My Lord, I have sinned; forgive me.’ His Lord said: ‘Is My slave acknowledging that he has a Lord Who forgives sins and punishes for them? I have forgiven My slave.’ Then as much time passed as Allah willed, then he committed a sin and said, ‘My Lord, I have sinned; forgive me.’ His Lord said: ‘Is My slave acknowledging that he has a Lord Who forgives sins and punishes for them? I have forgiven My slave.’ Then as much time passed as Allah willed, then he committed a sin and said, ‘My Lord, I have sinned; forgive me.’ His Lord said: ‘Is My slave acknowledging that he has a Lord Who forgives sins and punishes for them? I have forgiven My slave,’ – three times…” (al-Bukhari, Muslim)

Abu Hurairah reports that the Messenger of Allah (saws) said: “Our Lord Descends to the lowest heaven during the last third of the night, inquiring: `Who will call on Me so that I may respond to him? Who is asking something of Me so I may give it to him? Who is asking for My forgiveness so I may forgive him?” (Bukhari and Muslim)

The Prophet ﷺ said: “Allah, the Almighty, says: ‘Whosoever does a good deed, will have (reward) ten times like it and I add more; and whosoever does an evil, will have the punishment like it or I will forgive (him); and whosoever approaches Me by one span, I will approach him by one cubit; and whosoever approaches Me by one cubit, I approach him by one fathom, and whosoever comes to Me walking, I go to him running; and whosoever meets Me with an earth-load of sins without associating anything with Me, I meet him with forgiveness like that” (Muslim).

The Prophet ﷺ said: “The devil said to his Lord, ‘By Your Glory and Majesty! As long as the children of Adam exist on earth, I shall continuously misguide them.’ Allah replied, ‘By My Glory and Majesty! As long as they seek My forgiveness, I will continue to forgive them.’” (Musnad Ahmad and Sahih) (find a commentary on this hadith here: https://m.facebook.com/hadithaday.org/posts/709793852381635)

Yes, Allah SWT forgives all sins. He will forgive yours too in’Sha’Allah. You just have to ask.

And when My servants ask you, [O Muhammad], concerning Me - indeed I am near. I respond to the invocation of the supplicant when he calls upon Me. So let them respond to Me [by obedience] and believe in Me that they may be [rightly] guided. (2:186)

Quick Tip for Everyday: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “He who says: ‘Astaghfir ullah-alladhi la ilaha illa Huwal-Haiyul-Qayyumu, wa atubu ilaihi (I seek the forgiveness of Allah, there is no true god except Allah, the Ever-Living, the Self- Subsisting, and I turn to Him in repentance),’ his sins will be forgiven even if he should have run away from the battlefield (while he was engaged in fighting for the Cause of Allah).”  [Abu Dawud, At-Tirmidhi and Al-Hakim (on conditions of Al-Bukhari and Muslim for accepting Hadith)].

Sorry for the late reply. Hope I was able to help you. You can make the most of it since its Ramadan right now, the month of mercy and forgiveness. : )

“Whoever fasts Ramadan out of Iman and seeking Allah’s reward then his past and future sins are forgiven.” (Hasan, Ahmad)

Also check out: http://islamqa.info/en/45887

anonymous asked:

You're nothing but an ignorant shia girl, the way you and your stupid followers are talking about Ummul momineen Aisha (ra).. Why not talk about how shia love to lie and twisting the history?

Let’s talk about how your ammi jaan Aisha

  1. Rode a camel that the Messenger of Allah (saw) forbade her from riding and warned her about the barking of al-Hawab’s dogs
  2. Travelled long distances from al-Medinah to Mekka then to Basrah
  3. Permitted the killing of innocent people and started a war against the Commander of the Faithful, Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib (as) and the companions who voted for him
  4. Caused the deaths of thousands of Muslims

I MEAN if anyone fought against Abu Bakr or Umar, Sunnis wouldn’t hesitate in condemning them. But when Aisha fights Imam Ali (as), then they let it slide. Hmm, I see how it is

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Ways to stop listening to music

Living in a time and place like today, music is always promoted and hard to get away from. Even those who do not wish to hear it do end up listening to it. My only goal here brothers and sisters, is to educate you about Islam’s perspective on music.

Amir ul-Mu’minīn ‘Ali (a.s.) says,“Angels do not even enter a house that has wine, drum, tambourine or a flute. Even the prayers of the inhabitants of this house are unacceptable. They are deprived of Barakat.”

First off, we need to understand that either listening to or making music is a huge sin in Islam. It is reported by Fazl ibn Shazaan from Imam Ali ar-reza (a.s): “And to be engrossed in musical instruments is also a Greater Sin”

“The Sixth Imam (a.s.) has also stated, “The playing of violin promotes the growth of hypocrisy in the heart like water assists the growth of vegetation (algae).”

Sometimes some of us do not completely feel the feeling in Salah, or do not like to hear Qur’an, it is because our minds and hearts have been corrupted by listening to other useless songs etc.

In the Qur’an it states: “Surely, the hearing and the sight and the heart, all of these shall be questioned about that?” (Surah al-‘Isrā’, 17:36) This ayah warns us that we will be questioned about all we hear, every word heard and every song on replay.  By listening to music we are only making it more difficult on ourselves.

It can be hard to get away from something you are addicted to and as they say, “Old habits die hard.” However; with a few simple tips maybe it can help bring us closer to Allah swt.

1)   Listen to acapella

Acapella are songs without instruments. It is considered as the lesser of the two evils. It can help you gradually stay away from music until you completely forget it. Although listening to acapella may not be such a grand deed because you are still listening to something not necessary, it can help you get farther away from instruments.

2)   Replace with Qur’an

Qur’an Alhumdulillah, is such a blessing from Allah SWT, it heals hearts that have hardened and is so beautiful. There are so many reciters from which you can choose. Once you find a reciter that appeals to you, just plug in your headphones and enjoy. You will see a big difference in your character and Iman.You also get blessing for every word you listen to.

3)   Replace with Nasheed

There are a variety of nasheed artists who sing about the Prophet (SAW) and messages of Islam. Although do be careful because some nasheeds also have music in them.

4)   Delete all the songs on your device

Deleting the songs from your ipod or mp3 or whichever device you use will make it easier for you to stay away from because music will be less convenient. It can be hard, but in the end you will be rewarded greatly.

5)   Surround yourself with good friends

Being around people that listen to music will tempt you so much. It will make you want to listen to music and be able to join in on conversations about who’s music video sucked and who’s new songs just came out. Instead, tell your friends to stop listening to music or have a friendly competition on who can stay away from songs the longest.

It may seem like such an impossible task but its possible. Remember restricting yourself from something that you love just because it is displeasing to your Creator and his Messenger (SAW), is also a form of jihad.  In sha Allah we all will get out of the habit of listening to music. May Allah swt guide us and keep us strong, Ameen.

The Messenger of Allah (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) said: Shall I not guide you to a treasure from the treasures of Jannah?“ I said: "Yes, O Messenger of Allah!” Thereupon he (saw) said, “(Recite) ‘La hawla wa la quwwata illa billah’ (There is no change of a condition nor power except by Allah)
—  Sahih al-Bukhari

“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]