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  • Poem on the auspicious birth anniversary of Imam Jawad (A.S)

    Here we present you an interesting poem on Imam Mohammad at-Taqi al-Jawad (A.S) composed by Dr. Hassan Najafi:
    Where will you rest, mad poet, at last
    In his love the weary length of life past,
    O Peace of mind! We are your love’s guest
    The only softest soother of the breast,
    Your door alone in our bowl can pour
    Dispense your balmy store.
    In your love the earth diminishes to our eyes
    And stoop down the lofty heights of the skies.
    As darker grows the night
    Your love’s gleaming light
    Emits a brighter ray
    Adorns and cheers our way.
    When in magnanimity stretches your hand
    No one lurks in a sullen gloom over the land.
    Bows down with chains to you the mankind
    To gain every good in you consigned.
    Hasten to pleasure
    The earth presents its brightest treasure.
    Today is the birth of the Ninth Imam
    Stoops down the heaven with all its balm,
    You, Reza’s Son and Successor,
    And of wisdom’s Possessor,
    At tender age you displayed prophetic knowledge,
    Like Jesus and John the Baptist you the Sage of your age,
    Silver-bearded scholars in your presence smattered
    Astounded at the bezels of wisdom you scattered
    If not for the Ahl al-Bayt, only rocks and sands are found
    And sickly winds forever howl around.

    Source: Iran English Radio

  • The migration of the Lady Fatima Masuma (S.A) from Medina to Merv

    In the year 201 A.H., lady Fatimah Masuma (S.A) accompanied by her brothers and other elders from the Ahlul Bayt (A.S) left Medina for Marv (Khorasan) to meet Imam Ridha (A.S). On their way they were welcomed and greeted by the people of the different cities and villages.
    Lady Masuma (S.A) like her noble aunt lady Zainab (S.A) delivered the message of innocence of her brother Imam Ridha (A.S) and revealed the evil intentions of the Abbasid caliph to the public. When the caravan reached Saveh a group of armed men who were deputed by Mamun, the Abbasid caliph savagely attacked them and all the brothers of lady Masuma (S.A) were martyred and according to some historical reports she was poisoned and became severely ill.
    Due to her ill health she was unable to continue her journey towards Khorasan and decided to go towards Qom which is near Saveh. Lady Masuma (S.A) narrated while going towards Qom that her father, Imam Musa al-Kadhim (A.S) has said that city of Qom is the center of the Shi'ites.
    The inhabitants of Qom who were Shi'ites became very happy that lady Masuma (S.A) is visiting their city and they gave warm welcome to her. Musa bin Khazraj Ash'ari, the doyen of Ashari family in Qom took the rein of the she-camel litter in his hand in which lady Masuma (S.A) was travelling and large number of people gathered around the she-camel litter. Lady Masuma (S.A) entered the city of Qom on 23rd Rabi al-Awwal, in the year 201 A.H.
    She then resided in the house of Musa bin Khazraj in the locality which is now called as "Maidan Mir".
    She remained alive only for 17 days because she was poisoned in Saveh. But even in this condition she spent most of her time in praying and supplicating to Allah (S.W.T).
    She (S.A) passed away on 10th Rabi al-Thani, in the year 201 A.H. and she could not meet her elder brother before death. The Shi'ites in Qom greatly mourned her death and she was buried in a place which at that time was located outside the city. When the grave was ready there arose a difference that who should keep the body of lady Masuma (S.A) in the grave. It is reported that suddenly two men whose face were covered and riding the horses came to that place and performed the prayers for the dead person and then one of them went in the grave and the other person gave the body of lady Masuma (S.A) to that standing person in the grave who laid her to rest in the grave.
    After the burial ceremony was over both those persons without talking to anybody sat on their horse and went away.
    It is said that those two holy personalities who performed the burial ceremony for lady Masuma (S.A) were Imam Ridha (A.S) and Imam Muhammad Taqi al-Jawad (A.S). According to sacred rules the burial ceremony of an infallible has to be performed by another infallible person for example the burial ceremony of lady Fatima Zahra (S.A) was performed by the commander of the faithful, Imam Ali (A.S).
    After the burial of lady Masuma (S.A), Musa bin Khazraj built a shed over the grave made out of mat. In the year 256 A.H., Lady Zainab (S.A), the daughter of Imam Muhammad Taqi al-Jawad (A.S) constructed a dome over the grave of her aunt Lady Masuma (A.S).
    Since the burial of that divine lady of Islam in Qom, the holy grave of her have become a center of pilgrimage for the lovers of the Holy Ahlul Bayt (A.S)

    Taken from: Almujtaba Islamic Network

  • The Noble Descent of Hazrat Fatima Masoumeh (S.A)

    Hazrat Fatima Masoumeh (S.A) the Blessed and the Gracious Divine Lady from the Holy Ahlul Bayt (A.S.) was born in the holy city of Medina on the First Day of the month of Dhu al-Qa'dah 173 A.H. Hazrat Fatima Masoumeh (S.A) was the most learned scholar and very pious lady and was greatly revered by the Holy Imams (A.S). She was buried in the holy city of Qum (Iran) and her holy shrine is every year visited by millions of the lovers of Holy Ahlul Bayt (A.S).

    The Learned Divine Lady from the Holy Ahlul Bayt (A.S)
    Hadrat Masoumeh (S.A) was brought up in a very noble family. She was daughter of the Holy Imam [Imam Musa al-Kazim (A.S)], the sister of the Holy Imam [Imam Reza (A.S)] and the aunt of the Holy Imam [Imam Muhammad Taqi al-Jawad (A.S)]. She was taught all the Islamic sciences by Imam Musa al-Kazim (A.S) and Imam Reza (A.S) and she transmitted traditions (Ahadith) from them. She became famous as the Learned Lady and Muhaddithah (the Learned Lady who transmitted Ahadith).
    The traditions quoted by Hazrat Masoumeh (S.A) are among the most authentic traditions which are present in various books of traditions.

    She was Masoumeh (the Immaculate)
    Hazrat Fatima bint Musa al-Kazim (A.S) was most pious, noble and reverend lady. Like her holy grandmother Hazrat Fatima Zahra (S.A) she was always busy in performing Salaat (prayers) and kept fast most of the days. She was greatly respected and revered by her holy father Imam Musa al-Kazim (A.S) and her elder brother Imam Reza (A.S). She becomes famous as Masoumeh (the Immaculate) during her lifetime. Imam Reza (A.S) has said about Hazrat Fatima Masoumeh (S.A) "Whoever performs the Ziyarah of 'Fatima Masoumeh' in Qum is like the person who has performed my Ziyarah".

    Karimah-i Ahlul Bayt (A.S)
    Hazrat Fatima Masoumeh (S.A) is also considered as Karimah-i Ahlul Bayt (A.S) because she was very kind and gracious. Thousands of miracles have been recorded at the holy grave of her and she fulfills the rightful wishes of the believers and she miraculously heals incurable patients. Imam Sadiq (A.S) has quoted "By the intercession of Fatima Masoumeh (S.A) all my Shias will enter the paradise".

    Passing away of Hazrat Masoumeh (S.A)
    In the year 200 A.H. a year after the forced migration of Imam Reza (A.S) from Medina to Marw in Khorasan by the reigning Abbasid caliph Mamun, Hazrat Masoumeh accompanied by her brothers left Medina for Khorasan to meet her elder brother Imam Reza (A.S). When they reached Saveh in central Iran they were attacked by the Abbasid army and many of his brothers were mercilessly martyred. A lady servant on the orders of the Abbasid commander poisoned Hazrat Masoumeh (S.A) during her stay in Saveh.
    Hazrat Masoumeh (S.A) became severely ill and in this condition she migrated to Qum where the Shias of the city warmly welcomed her. The effect of poisoning increased during her short stay in Qum and she attained martyrdom on 10th of Rabi al-Thani 201 A.H. Hazrat Masoumeh (S.A) had great longing to meet her brother Imam Reza (A.S) but due to her sudden death she could not meet him. Imam Reza (A.S) was deeply grieved when he came to know about the demise of her beloved sister Hazrat Fatima Masoumeh (S.A).

    The Merits of the Ziyarah of Hazrat Fatima Masoumeh (S.A)
    There are many traditions from the Holy Imams (A.S) recommending the Shias to perform the Ziyarah of the holy grave of Hazrat Masoumeh (S.A) in the holy city of Qum.
    Imam Ali Reza (A.S) said: "Whoever performs the Ziyarah of Fatima Masoumeh (S.A) will be awarded heaven". Also: "Whoever performs the Ziyarah of 'Fatima Masoumeh' with the knowledge of her status will attain paradise".
    Imam Muhammad Taqi al-Jawad (A.S) said: "Whoever performs the Ziyarah of my aunt [Fatima Masoumeh (S.A)] in Qum will enter paradise".

    This article borrowed from Almujtaba Islamic network.

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