Friday, December 31, 2010

Boxer Muhammad Ali's Advice to his Daughters...

The following incident took place when Muhammad Ali's daughters 
arrived at his home wearing clothes that were not modest. 
Here is the story as told by one of his daughters:

When we finally arrived, the chauffeur escorted my younger sister, 
Laila, and me up to my father's suite. As usual, he was hiding 
behind the door waiting to scare us. We exchanged many hugs
and kisses as we could possibly give in one day.

My father took a good look at us. Then he sat me down on his lap 
and said something that I will never forget. He looked me 
straight in the eyes and said, "Hana, everything that God made 
valuable in the world is covered and hard to get to. 

Where do you find diamonds? Deep down in the ground, covered and 
protected. Where do you find pearls? Deep down at the bottom 
of the ocean, covered up and protected in a beautiful shell.
Where do you find gold? Way down in the mine, covered over with
layers and layers of rock. You've got to work har d to get to them.

He looked at me with serious eyes. "Your body is sacred. 
You're far more precious than diamonds and pearls, and 
you should be covered too.

Source: Taken from the book: More Than A Hero:
Muhammad Ali's Life Lessons Through His Daughter's Eyes.

Presented by Hassan Ali

Real Story: For The Sake of Allah Only

During the time of Prophet Muhammad(pbuh), his enemies -
 ten thousand strongmen, once planned to attack him. 
The Muslims were then but very few. Having received the secret news 
of what was about to happen, the Muslims dug a very wide ditch 
around them for their defense so that the enemy may not attack them 
all of a sudden.

From the enemy side, a warrior by name 'Amr Bin Abd-e-wadd' 
who was very famous for his strength, courage and art of fighting, 
landed in the midst of these Muslims by jumping over the ditch!
 The Muslims lacked the courage to face him. Only the lion of Allah
Imam Ali (a.s.) came forward to challenge the intruder!

Both drew their swords and were soon locked in a fierce duel. 
At last, Allah bestowed victory to Imam Ali (a.s.) who threw Amr down 
on the ground and mounted on his chest ready to kill the arch-enemy of Islam, 
but before Imam Ali (a.s.) could do this, Amr spat in the face of our Imam.

Everybody around was certain that as a result of this insult, 
Amr would meet his death even faster still. But instead 
Imam Ali (a.s.) moved from Amr's chest and walked away! 
People around were too surprised to see why he left loose 
such a dangerous enemy after overpowering him. 

Amr attacked again and after a short while, Imam Ali (a.s.) 
again got control over him and this time he killed the enemy of Islam.
After the battle was over, people asked Imam Ali (a.s.) 
about the reason why he had spared Amr's life when he 
first got control over him Imam Ali (a.s.) replied, 
"I wanted to kill him for the sake of Allah only. 

He spat on me and thus made me angry. 
Had I killed him at that moment, it would not have been 
for the sake of Allah only. It would have also been for 
the satisfaction of my anger. So I let him free. 
When I controlled my anger, I killed him purely for the sake of Allah.'

To keep away from insincere and impure intentions is indeed difficult 
but not impossible. This is how the Ahlul Bait - people of 
the household of our Holy Prophet have set examples of sincere intention.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Nature of Prophet Mohammed PBUH Favorite Diet

Purely For The Pleasure of Allah..

During the time of Prophet Musa, there was a pious man, 
who used to pray day and night on the roof of his house. 
One day some people came and told him that there was a garden
where a tree was being worshiped by a group of people. 
Hearing this the pious man picked up an axe and went to
 that tree with the intention of cutting and uprooting it altogether.

Satan (the Devil) came to him in the form of an old man and asked: 
"What are you aiming to do?" The pious man explained 
what was happening and his intention to cut the tree. 
Satan said: "What have you to do with it? 
If God wished the tree to be cut, 
he would have sent his Prophet to do it."

The pious man did not listen. The two went on arguing and 
quarreling till they came to blows. He managed to knock the Satan down
 on the floor and sat on him, aiming at cutting his throat. 
The Satan begged him for pardon and release saying, 
"Let me suggest you one thing which would help you in this world 
as well as in the next world. I shall pay you two dinars everyday.
 You can pay partly to the poor and partly spend for your own self. 
Leave this tree uncut till God commanded whether it was right 
or wrong to cut it."

The pious man was misled by the Satan. He thought the suggestion 
was right and returned home. On the second day, 
he saw two dinars under his pillow. 
He was delighted with the money and spent some after the poor. 
But on the following day, he did not see the money again as expected, 
so he again took his axe and went to the tree. Again Satan came to him 
in the form of an old man and asked him, "What do you want to do?" 
He said, "I want to cut that tree." Satan told him that he had no power 
to do it so it was better he went back home. He did not agree 
and again they fought. This time the Satan succeeded 
in overpowering the pious man and knocked him down on the floor.

The pious man was surprised at this and asked Satan 
why it so happened that he could not overpower him this time. 
The Satan replied: 
"Whoever does a good deed purely for the pleasure of God, 
no one can face him but if he does it with an aim of worldly gain, 
then he loses strength and stands to fail."

Why did the pious man win on the first day and lose on the second
 in his fight against the Satan? Because his first intention to cut the tree, 
was to please God and nothing else. But the second day, 
his good intention had changed and it had become for the sake of money. 
So the God given spiritual strength which he had on the first day 
had then disappeared and so he lost.

Moral from The Story;

Before any action we take, we must be clear in our minds that 
the action is in accordance with the commands of Allah.
This can be done by constant thinking and true understanding of 
the aim of our life. We have to understand what Allah really wants from us.

By Unknown

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Real Inspiring Story: Hereafter Life. Dream Interpretation

Once a man saw in his dream, that a lion was chasing him.
The man ran to a tree, climbed on to it and sat on a branch. 
He looked down and saw that the lion was still there waiting for him.

The man then looked to his side where the branch he was sitting on 
was attached to the tree and saw that two rats were circling around
 and eating the branch. One rat was black and the other one was white. 
The branch would fall on the ground very soon.

The man then looked below again with fear and discovered 
that a big black snake had come and settled directly under him. 
The snake opened its mouth right under the man so that he will fall into it.
The man then looked up to see if there was anything that he could hold on to.

He saw another branch with a honeycomb. Drops of honey were falling from it.

The man wanted to taste one of the drops. So, he put his tongue out 

and tasted one of the fallen drops of honey. The honey was amazing in taste. 
So, he wanted to taste another drop. As he did, he got lost into 
the sweetness of the honey.

Meanwhile, he forgot about the two rats eating his branch away, 
the lion on the ground and the snake that is sitting right under him.

After a while, he woke up from his sleep.
To get the meaning behind this dream, the man went to 
a pious scholar of Islam. The Islamic scholar who interpret the dream said, 
the lion you saw is your death. It always chases you and goes 
wherever you go.

The two rats, one black and one white, are the night and the day. 
Black one is the night and the white one is the day. They circle around, 
coming one after another, to eat your time as they take you closer to death.

The big black snake with a dark mouth is your grave. It's there, 
just waiting for you to fall into it. The honeycomb is this world and 
the sweet honey is the luxuries of this world. We like to taste a drop
 of the luxuries of this world but it's very sweet. Then we taste another drop 
and yet another.

Meanwhile, we get lost into it and we forget about our time, 
we forget about our death and we forget about our graves.
This Life is Material, and the Hereafter is Far Better:

Moral of the Story:
According to Islam, this life is very short and full of material things 
that can get in the way of our submission to Almighty God. 
It's not wrong to have these material possessions as long as we remember
 our obligations to Almighty God and thank Him for those things. 

We shouldn't get preoccupied with this temporary worldly life 
and forget Hereafter.

It is narrated that the Holy Prophet (saw) has said: 
"Most intellectual of man is he remembers the death most."

It is narrated that the Holy Prophet (saw) has said: 
"One who gains the love and grace of Allah, always end (Ajal) 
will be before his eyes and he will be always worried about his death.

But the one who take Satan (Shaitan) as a friend and becomes Bad-Bakht. 
Shaitan overpowers him and indulge (Giraftaar) him in long long desires
and them he never remember death."

Beautiful Story: Hope and Greed

Abbasid Caliph Haroon Rashid desired that any one who had seen 
the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) in his lifetime be brought before him.

After some time a very old woman was brought before 
the Caliph Haroon Rashid.
 The Caliph Haroon Rashid asked the old woman, 
"Did you see Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) yourself?"
 She said, "Yes! Oh Sir." 
The Caliph Haroon Rashid then asked her if she remembered 
any narration from him. She said yes and said,

 "When old age comes two things become young, 
one is hope (lofty aspirations) and the other is greed."

The Caliph Haroon Rashid thanked her and 
gave her one hundred dinars. 
The woman thanked the Caliph Haroon Rashid and 
she was taken back.

Half the way some thought passed through her mind and 
she desired to be brought before the Caliph Haroon Rashid 
once more. 
When she was shown in, the Caliph Haroon Rashid asked, 
"Well, why have you come back?" 
She said. "I just came to inquire whether the monies you gave me 
were once for all or is it to continue every year?"

The Caliph Haroon Rashid thought. 
"How true is the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) word?" 
she has hope of life even now and she has greed for money too. 
The Caliph Haroon Rashid said, 
"Don't worry; you will be paid every year." 
She was taken back but on the way she breathed her last.

What is Greed?

Greed is the excess fondness of money and fortune. 
It is one of the bad manners that draw to various evils and sins.

Disadvantages of Greed:

Greed enslaves man and causes him grief. The greedy cares only 
for collecting fortunes without stopping at any limit. 
Whenever he achieves a goal, he works for achieving another and, 
so, he becomes the slave of avidity until death strikes him. 
He, also, exerts laborious efforts for collecting riches, 
but he is the less beneficiary.

He tires for gaining fortunes, but death comes unexpectedly upon him 
to deprive him of enjoying that fortune. 
The heirs, then, enjoy his fortune very easily.
 Furthermore, greed takes to the slips of sinful matters 
that produce problematic situations in the world to come. 
It also hinders from doing charity.

Amir al- Mumini Imam Ali A.S  said: 
"Know with certainty that you cannot achieve your desire 
and cannot exceed your destined life. 
You are on the track of those before you.

Therefore, be humble in seeking and moderate in earning 
because often seeking leads to deprivation.

Every seeker of livelihood does not get it, 
nor is everyone who is moderate in seeking deprived."

Amir al-Muminin (as): 
A greedy man will always find himself in the shackles of humility..

Amir al-Muminin (as):
 Greed is the key to trouble and carries man to hardship. 
It causes him to commit sin.

Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (as) said: "
In his love for the world, the greedy is like the silkworm: 
the more it wraps in its cocoon, the less it has of escaping from it, 
until it dies of grief."

Presented by Hassan Ali

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Inspiring Story: Bahlool Proves The 3 Facts..

Abu Hanifa was once teaching Islamic beliefs to his students. 
He was arguing and challenging the validity of some of the statements 
which had been proclaimed by Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq (a) 
Bahlool happened to be present as well. Abu Hanifa proclaimed that 
he could not agree with the three understated statements as made by the Imam.

The first one was that "Allah can never be seen." 
According to Abu Hanifa it was impossible for a thing to exist and yet be invisible!

The second things that the Imam had stated was that 
"Satan (devil) will be thrown in the inferno of Hell which will scorch him bitterly." 
Abu Hanifa argued: "How was it possible for fire to hurt 'fire', 
the fact that Satan was created from fire itself!"

The third statement of the Imam was that 
"Man alone is responsible for his actions and Allah - 
the most powerful - has nothing to do with his actions." 
"How is it possible, when Allah alone guides the destiny of man without 
Whose will nothing can happen?" 
This was Abu Hanifa's third challenge.

As soon as the speaker, Abu Hanifa, had made these three criticisms, 
Bahlool got up, took a piece of brick and aiming at Hanifa, 
let it go and cracked Abu Hanifa head.
Bahlool was caught and taken before the Caliph for punishment. 
In his defence, he pleaded that he had done nothing else 
except reply to the three criticisms which Abu Hanifa had made against the Imam.

The Caliph asked him to explain as to how and why he chose to reply 
by hitting and injuring Abu Hanifa. Bahlool said, 
"This man claims that if God is there, then he must be seen. 
He is now complaining of pain in his head due to the brick having hurt him. 
If the pain is definitely there, can he show me where it is? 
Well! just as pain can be there without being seen 
Allah also exists without being seen."

"Secondly, he says that fire cannot burn fire. 
It is a fact that man is made out of clay and this brick with which I hit his head 
is also made out of clay, if clay can inflict pain and hurt clay, 
why can't fire do the same to fire?"

"The third thing he says is that man is not responsible for his own actions 
but Allah does all things. If this is so, then why does he want justice from you 
and why does he want me to be punished for hurting him? 
He might as well transfer the punishment to Allah Who, according to him - 
is responsible for all the actions of man!"

Everyone in the court was stunned at this and Abu Hanifa was dumb founded - 
having nothing to say. So Bahlool was released without any punishment.

Thus, while some Muslim believe that Allah can be seen, perhaps 
on the Day of Judgement, the Muslims say that Allah is the creator of everything; 
He was not created and as such he has no body like us that can be seen. 
If we can still believe in unseen things like air, electricity and human soul, 
why can't we believe in the unseen God?

If we are responsible for our actions and are to be punished or rewarded 
accordingly,then it is only fair and just that Allan should not manipulate 
or compel us to do thingsbut leave us alone to act the way we see it fit, 
and be answerable for those actions ourselves.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Inspiring Story :The Apple Tree and the Boy

A long time ago, there was a huge apple tree. A little boy loved to come 
and play around it everyday. He climbed to the tree top, ate the apples, 
took a nap under the shadow. He loved the tree and 
the tree loved to play with him.

Time went by. The little boy had grown up and he no longer played around 
the tree everyday. One day, the boy came back to the tree and he looked sad.

"Come and play with me," the tree asked the boy.
"I am no longer a kid, I don't play around trees anymore." 
The boy replied, "I want toys. I need money to buy them."

"Sorry, but I don't have money. But you can pick all my apples and sell them. 
So, you will have money." The boy was so excited. He grabbed all the apples 
on the tree and left happily.

The boy never came back after he picked the apples. The tree was sad.

One day, the boy returned and the tree was so excited. 
"Come and play with me" the tree said.
"I don't have time to play. I have to work for family. 
We need a house for shelter. Can you help me?"

"Sorry, but I don't have a house. But you can chop off my branches
 to build your house."So the boy cut all the branches of the tree and left happily. 
The tree was glad to see him happy but the boy never came back since then. 
The tree was again lonely and sad.

One hot summer day, the boy returned and the tree was delighted. 
"Come and play with me!" the tree said. The boy said, "I am sad and getting old. 
I want to go sailing to relax myself. Can you give me a boat?"

"Use my truck to build your boat. You can sail far away and be happy." 
So the boy cut the tree truck to make a boat. He went sailing 
and never showed up for a long time.

Finally, the boy returned after he left for so many years. "Sorry, my boy. 
But I don't have anything for you anymore. No more apples for you." 
the tree said.

"I don't have teeth to bite" the boy replied.
"No more truck for you to climb on"
"I am too old for that now" the boy said.
"I really can't give you anything. The only thing left is my dying roots." 
the tree said with tears.

"I don't need much now, just a place to rest. I am tired after all these years." 
the boy replied."Good! Old tree roots is the best place to lean on and rest. 
Come, come sit down with me and rest."
The boy sat down and the tree was glad and smiled with tears.

Lessons to Learn From Heart Touching Story:

This is a story of everyone. The tree is our parent. When we were young, 
we loved to play with Mom and Dad. When we grown up, we left them, 
only came to them when we need something or when we are in trouble.

No matter what, parents will always be there and give everything they could 
to make you happy. You may think the boy is cruel to the tree but that's how all of us 
are treating our parents. So Respect Parents and help them when they really need you, 
Love them,Take care of them as they take care of you when you was small baby. 
Allah/God Will be happy with you if you keep your parents happy. 
That is what i can say 

Author: Unknown
Presented by Hassan Ali

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

40 Traditions of Prophet PBUH regarding mourning

The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and 
his progeny [Ahlul bayt]) has said: 

Those people from amongst my ummah, who memorise forty traditions 
pertaining to those issues of religion, which they are in need of, 
Allah shall resurrect them on the Day of Judgment as jurisprudents and 

[Bihar al-Anwaar, vol. 2, p. 156; Al-Ikhtasaas, p.2]

1. The heat of Imam Hussain's love:

The Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) said:

Surely, there exists in the hearts of the Mu' mineen, with respect to 
the martyrdom of Hussain ( A.S.), a heat that never subsides. 

Mustadrak al-Wasail, vol. 10,pg. 318

2. A'ashura- A day of grief:

Imam Ali Reza (A.S.) said:

The one for whom the day of A'shura is a day of tragedy, grief and 
weeping, Allah The Mighty, The Glorious, shall make the Day of 
Judgment, a day of joy and happiness for him. 

Bihar al-Anwar, vol,: 44, pg: 284

3. Muharram - The month of mourning:

Imam Ali Reza (A.S.) said:

With the advent of the month of Muharram, my father Imam Musa Kazim 
(A.S.) would never be seen laughing; gloom and sadness would overcome 
him for (the first) ten days of the month; and when the tenth day of 
the month would dawn, it would be a day of tragedy, 
grief and weeping for him. 

Amaali Saduq, pg,:111

4. High status of the eyes that weep for Imam Hussain (AS):

The Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) said:

O' Fatimah! Every eye shall be weeping on the Day of Judgment except 
the eye which has shed tears over the tragedy of Hussain ( A.S.) for 
surely, that eye shall be laughing and shall be given the glad tidings 
of the bounties and comforts of Paradise.

Bihar al-Anwar, vol,: 44;pg,:293

5. Reward of the martyred companions:

Imam Reza (A.S.) said (to one of his companions):

If you desire that for you be the reward equivalent to that of those 
martyred along with Husain (A.S.), then whenever you remember him say: 
'Oh! Would that I had been with them! A great achievement would I have 

Wasaail al-Shia'h, vol.14, pg. 502

6. The customary mourning Abu Haroon al-Makfoof said:

I presented myself before Imam Jafar Sadiq (A.S.) whereupon he said to 
me: "Recite for me a poetry" and so I recited for him. He said "Not in 
this manner. Recite for me as you recite poems and elegies over the 
grave of Hussain (A.S.)" and so I recited for him (again). 

Bihar al-Anwar,Vol.:44, pg.: 287.

7. Reward for reciting poetry about Imam Hussain (A.S.):

Imam Jafar Sadiq (A.S.) said: 

There is none who recites poetry about Husain (A.S.) and weeps and 
makes others weep by means of it, except that Allah makes Paradise 
incumbent upon him and forgives his sins. 

Rijal al-Shaikh al-Tusi, pg.: 289.

8. People of eulogies and elegies :

Imam Jafar Sadiq(A.S.)said:

All praise is for Allah, who has placed amongst the people, those who 
arrive in our presence, eulogizing us and reciting elegies about us. 

Wasail al-Shia'h Vol.: 10, pg.: 469

9. Poetry recitation during the period of mourning:

Imam Ali Reza (A.S.) said (to De'bil, a poet sincereiy 
devoted to the Ahlul bayt): 

I desire that you recite for me poetry, for surely, these days (of the 
month of Muharram) are the days of grief and sorrow, which have passed 
over us, Ahlul Bayt.

Mustadrak al-Wasail, vol. 10, pg. 386. 

10. Shi'ites- The companions and associates:

Imam Ali (A.S.) said:

Surely, Allah has chosen for us followers (Shi'ites), who assist us and 
are happy at our happiness and are sad in our sadness. 

Ghurar al-Hikam, Vol: 1/ pg.: 235.

11. Paradise - The recompense of A'zadari (mourning):

Imam Ali Ibn al-Husain(A.S) used to say:

Every Mu'min, whose eyes shed tears upon the killing of Husain Ibn' 
Ali( A.S.) and his companions, such that the tears roll down his 
cheeks, Allah shall accommodate him in the elevated rooms of paradise.

Yannaabe' al-Mawaddah, pg.: 429.

12. In remembrance of the children of Syeda Fatimah ( A.S.):

Imam Ali Ibn al-Husain(A.S) said:

Surely, I have never brought to mind the martyrdom of the children of 
Fatimah (A.S.) except that I have been choked with tears due to it.

Bihar al-Anwar, Vol.: 46, Pg.: 109.

13. Mourning in the houses
For those unable to go for the ziarat of Imam Husain (A.S.):

 on the day of A'shura, Imam Baqir (A.S.) mentions 
the manner of performing A'zadari as follows: 

He should mourn over Husain (A.S.), weep for him and instruct the 
members of the house to weep for him. He should establish the mourning 
ceremony in the house by exhibiting lamentions and grief over him; the 
people should meet one another in their homes and offer condolences and 
consolations to each other over the calamities which befell him. 

Kaamil al-Ziyaraat, Pg.: 175.

14. Imam Ali (A.S.) weeps grieving the martyrs of Karbala:

Imam Muhammad Baqir (A.S.) said:

Amirul Mu'mineen Ali (A.S.), along with two of his companions, happened 
to pass by Karbala and as he did so, tears filled his eyes. He said (to 
them), "This is the resting place of their animals; and this is where 
their luggage shall be laid down; and it is here that their blood shall 
be shed. Blessed are you O' Earth, that the blood of the beloved shall 
be spilled upon you." 

Bihar al-Anwar, Vol.: 44, pg.: 258

15. Tears - Barrier between a mourner and hell:

Imam Muhammad Baqir (A.S.) said:

He who remembers us, or in whose presence, we are remembered, and (as a 
result) tears flow from his eyes, even though they may be in the 
measure of a wing of a mosquito, Allah shall construct for him a house 
in paradise and make the tears a barrier between him and the fire (of hell). 

Al-Ghadeer, Vol.: 2, pg.: 202

16. Twenty years of weeping! Imam Jafar Sadiq (A.S.) said:

As for A'li Ibn al-Husain (A.S.), he cried over Husain (A.S.) for 
twenty years (after the tragedy of Karbala); never would any food be 
placed before him except that he would begin to weep. 

Bihar al-Anwar, Vol.: 46, Pg.: 108

17. The etiquette of mourning

Imam Jafar Sadiq (A.S.) said:

When Ibrahim, the son of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) died, tears filled 
the eyes of the Holy Prophet ( S.A.W.), whereupon he said, "The eyes 
are tearful and the heart is anguished (but) we shall not say anything 
which shall anger the Lord. Surely we, 
O' Ibrahim, are grief-stricken for you"

Bihar al-Anwar, Vol.: 22,Pg.: 157. 

18. Reward of mourning for the Ahlul bayt (AS)

Imam Jafar Sadiq (A.S.) said:

He in whose presence we (and our miseries) are mentioned and, as a 
result, his eyes pour out tears, Allah shall make his face forbidden 
upon the fire of hell. 

Bihar al-Anwar, Vol.: 44, Pg., 285.

19. Hussaini gatherings:

Imam Jafar Sadiq (A.S.) said to Fudhail:

Do you sit together, talk and discuss amongst yourselves? 

Fudhail replied: Yes.

The Imam then said: I approve of these sittings. So keep our 'issue' 
(Imamate) alive. May Allah exhibit mercy on those 
who revive our issue and mission!

Wasail al-Shia'h, vol.:10, Pg.: 392 

20. Invaluable Tears:

Imam Jafar Sadiq (A.S.) said (to Masma',
 one of those who mourned over Imam Husain (A.S.)):

May Allah have mercy upon your tears! Do know that you are regarded as 
being of those who are deeply concerned about us and of those who are 
happy at our happiness and aggrieved at our sorrow.
Do know that you shall witness the presence of 
my fathers near you at the time of your death. 

Wasail al-Shia'h, Vol.: 10, Pg.:397

21. Scalded Hearts

Imam Jafar Sadiq (A.S.) (while sitting on the prayer mat prayed 
for themourners and those going for the ziarat of 
the Ahlul Bayt ( A.S.) as follows):

O' Lord, have mercy upon those eyes, which have shed tears in 
compassion for us; and upon those hearts, which have been restless and 
blistered for us; and upon those wailings, which have been for us. 

Bihar al-Anwar, Vol.:98, Pg.:8.

22. Tears over the oppressed state of the Shi'ites
Imam Jafar Sadiq (A.S.) said:

He whose eyes shed tears for our blood which has been shed, 
or for our rights which have been usurped, or for the humiliation meted out 
to us or to one of our Shi'ites, Allah shall accomodate him 
in paradise for a long time. 

Amali al-Shaikh al-Mufid, Pg.: 175.

23. Weeping of the Sky for Imam Hussain (AS)
Imam Jafar Sadiq (A.S.) said:

O' Zurarah! The sky had cried for forty days 
over (the martyrdom of) Hussain ( A.S.)

Mustadrak al-Wasail, vol. 1, pg. 391

24. The Holy Prophet (pbuh&hp) and weeping over the Martyrs
Imam Jafar Sadiq (A.S.) said:

After the news of the martyrdom of Ja'far Ibn Abi Talib ( A.S.) and 
Zaid Ibn Harithah (RA) reached the Holy Prophet (pbuh&hp), whenever he 
entered his house, he would weep profusely for them and say:'' They 
used to converse with me and were intimate with me and (now) both of 
them have departed together''. 

Man La Yahdhuruhu al-Faqih, Vol.: 1, pg.: 177.

25. High status of the mourners of Ahlul Bayt (AS)

Imam Jafar Sadiq (A.S.) said:

The breath of one who is aggrieved upon the injustice and oppression 
subjected to us, is tasbeeh (glorification of Allah), and his 
oncealing our secrets, is jihad in the path of Allah. 
The Imam (A.S.) then added: 
This tradition ought to be written in gold.

Amali al-Shaikh al-Mufid, pg.: 338.

26. Angels mourn Imam Hussain (AS)
Imam Jafar Sadiq ( A.S.) said:

Allah has appionted to the grave of Imam Husain (A.S.),
 four thousand anguished and grief-stricken angels, 
who weep over him (and shall continue to do so) 
up to the Day of Judgment.

Kamil al-Ziyaraat, pg.: 119.

27. Weeping over Imam Hussain (A.S.)
Imam Ali Reza (A.S.) said (to Reyyan Ibn Shabib):

O' Son of Shabib! If you have to cry over something, 
then do so over Hussain Ibn 'Ali ( A.S.) for surely, 
he was slaughtered in the manner in which a ram is slaughtered.

Bhar al-Anwar/ Vol.: 44/ pg.: 286.

28. Gatherings in remembrance of the Imams
Imam Ali Reza (A.S .) said:

He who sits in a gathering in which our affairs (and our path and aims) 
are discussed and revived, his heart shall not die on the day (Day of 
Judgment) when hearts shall die (of fear). 

Bihar al-Anwar Vol.: 44, pg.:278

29. Benefits of weeping over Imam Hussain (A.S.)
Imam Ali Reza (A.S.) said:

Those who weep should weep over the likes of Hussain (A.S.) 
for surely, weeping over him does away with one's great sins. 

Bihar al-Anwar, Vol.: 44/ pg.: 284.

30. Forgiveness of Sins

Imam Ali Reza (A.S.) said:

O' Son of Shabib! Should you weep for Hussain (A.S.) in the measure 
that tears roll down your cheeks, Allah would forgive all the sins 
committed by you, whether they be the great sins or the small sins and 
whether they be meagre or immense. 

Amaali al-Saduq, pg.:112.

31. Intimacy with the Progeny of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh&hp)
Imam Ali Reza (A.S.) said (to Ibn Shabib):

O' Son of Shabib! If it makes you happy (and you desire) 
to be with us in the elevated ranks of paradise, 
then be sad in our grief and happy at our happiness. 

Wasaail al-Shia'h, Vol. 14, pg. 502

32. Day of Ashura
Imam Ali Reza (A.S.) said:

One who refrains from seeking his (worldly) desires on the day 
of Ashura, Allah shall grant him his desires of this world 
and the hereafter. 

Wasail al-Shia'h, vol. 14,pg.504.

33. Reward for the Pilgrim of Imam Hussain (A.S.)
Imam Jafar Sadiq (A.S.) said: 

The zaair (pilgrim) of Imam Hussain (A.S.) turns back (from his 
pilgrimage) such that not a single sin remains upon him.

Wasail al-shia'h, vol. 14,pg. 422.

34. Imam Hussain (A.S .) seeks forgiveness for his Pilgrims 
(Regarding someone who goes for pilgrimage to the shrine of Imam 
Hussain (A.S.): 

Imam Jafar Sadiq (A.S.) said: 

One who weeps for Imam Hussain (A.S.), surely, the Imam ( A.S.) 
observes him and seeks forgiveness for him and requests his holy 
fathers to (also) seek forgiveness for him.

Bihar al-Anwar vol. 44,pg. 281

35. Intercession on the Day of Judgment :

The Holy Prophet (pbuh&hp) (said to Syeda Fatimah (A.S.): 

On the Day of Judgment, you shall intercede for the ladies and I shall 
intercede for the men; every person who has wept over the tragedy of 
Hussain ( A.S.), we shall take him by the hand and lead him into 

Bihar al-Anwar vol. 44,pg. 292.

36. Imam Jafar Sadiq (A.S.) on Day of Ashura

A'bdullah Ibn Sinaan says:

I arrived in the presence of my master, Imam Sadiq (A.S.) 
on the day of Ashura and found him pale and grief-stricken, 
with tears streaming from his eyes like falling pearls.

Musadrak al-wasail,vol.6, pg. 279. 

37. Neither angels nor prophets:

The Holy Prophet (pbuh&hp) said:

(On the Day of Judgment, a group would be seen in the most excellent 
and honourable of states. They would be asked if they were of the 
Angels or of the Prophets. In reply they would state): "We are neither 
Angels nor Prophets but of the indigent ones from the ummah of Muhammad 
( S.A.W.)". They would then be asked: "How then did you achieve this 
lofty and honourable status?" They would reply: "We did not perform 
very many good deeds nor did we pass all the days in a state of fasting 
or all the nights in a state of worship but yes, we used to offer our 
(daily) prayers (regularly) and whenever we used to hear the mention of 
Muhammad (pbuh&hp), tears would roll down our cheeks". 

Mustadrak al-Wasail, vol. 10, pg. 318.

38. Visiting the shrine of Imam Hussain (A.S.):

Imam Jafar Sadiq (A.S.) said:

He (Imam Husain) sees those, who come to his shrine and he knows them 
by their names, their father's names and their ranks in the eyes of 
Allah, The Glorious, better than you know your own children! 

Wasaail al-Shia'h, vol. 14, pg. 422.

39. Prophet Isa (Jesus) (A.S.) weeps for Imam Hussain (AS)

Imam Ali (A.S.) said to Ibn A'bbas:

(Once when he happened to pass by Karbala), Isa Jesus ( A.S.) sat down 
and began to weep. His disciples who were observing him, followed suit 
and began weeping too, but not comprehending the reason for this 
behaviour, they asked him:"O' Spirit of God! What is it that makes you 
weep?" Isa Jesus ( A.S.) said: "Do you know what land this is?" The 
disciples replied: "No." He then said: "This is the land on which the 
son of the Prophet Ahmad (pbuh&hp) shall be killed.

Bihar al-Anwar vol. 44,g. 252. 

40. All creatures weep over Imam Hussain (A.S.):

Abu Baseer narrates that Imam Muhammad Baqir (A.S.) said:

The humans, the jinn, the birds and the wild beasts (all) mourned and 
wept over (the tragedy which befell) Hussain Ibn Ali ( A.S.)

Kaamil al-Ziyaraat, Pg. 79.

Presneted by Hassan Ali