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Imam Musa (A.S) is arrested

Imam Musa (A.S) troubled Harun, and he was unable to stand him. That is because the Imam’s name and excellence spread. The people talked about his achievements and knowledge. As a result Harun, the tyrannical, who was then in Yethrib (Medina), went to the grave of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and his family. He greeted the Prophet, may Allah bless him and his family, and addressed him, saying: “Apostle of Allah, I apologize to you for something I want to do. I want to imprison Musa b. Jafar because he is intending to bring division into your community and to cause the shedding of its blood.” [Bihar al-Anwar, vol. 11, p. 279]
It is strange that Harun apologized to the Prophet (P.B.U.H&H.P) for violating his sacredness and punishing his grandson. He thought the apology for committing a crime would save him on the day when the wrongdoers would be losers.
On the following day, Harun commanded his police to arrest the Imam. The police arrested the Imam while he was standing and performing a prayer by the head of his grandfather the Prophet, (P.B.U.H&H.P). They interrupted his prayer and did not give him a time to complete it. They chained him and took him from that Sacred Place. The Imam was weeping and complaining to his grandfather the Messenger (P.B.U.H&H.P) saying: “O Allah’s Apostle, I complain to you!” [Al-Menaqib, vol. 2, p. 385]
Harun did not respect the Sacredness of the Holy Grave. He violated the Sacredness of the Prophet, (P.B.U.H&H.P), and that of his grandsons, who were the most appropriate for care and affection of all things. He also did not respect the prayer which is the holiest worship in Islam. He ordered his prayer to be interrupted and him to be chained. The Imam was carried to Harun while he was in chain. When he stood before him, he turned away from him and spoke rudely to him. The Imam was arrested in Shawwal 20, in the year 179. [Al-Bihar, vol. 11, p. 296]

This article was borrowed form Maaref-Foundation.

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