Saturday, February 12, 2011

Eid-e-Zehra Mubarak to All of You

Eid-e-Zehra is a day of celebration, a day in which even 

the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) rejoiced! This day holds 

importance due to numerous events that transpired on 

this day in history.

One of the events which is marked on this day 

is the beginning of the Imamate of our 12th Imam, 

al-Hujjah ibn al-Hasan (may Allah hasten his return). 

His father, Imam Hasan al-Askari (AS) left this world 

on the 8th and, immediately after, his son took over 

the mantle of leadership. His leadership has spanned 

over 1,160 years, and as he is the living and present Imam, 

we have the potential of being his ‘companions’ just as 

great personalities such as Bilal, Salman, Abu Dharr, Maitham 

and countless others were companions of their living Imams. 

However, we need to strive to emulate such individuals 

and work towards being our Imam’s chosen helpers and 


The day also marks the first time that our 4th Imam smiled

and rejoiced after the tragic events of Kerbala in which 

he saw his entire family and loyal friends murdered in cold 

blood by Ibne Ziyaad, Umar ibne Sa’d, Yazid ibne Mu’awiyah 

and the others who were responsible for the crimes.   

History notes that it was on 9 Rabi’ul Awwal the year 67 A.H. 

when Mukhtar sent the head of Ubaydallah Ziyad to 

Imam Zainul Abedeen who was in Makkah at the time.

It is noted that the Prophet of Islam himself was seen 

smiling and ‘celebrating’ on this day while in the presence

 of Imams Ali, Hasan and Husain and said, “It is on this day 

that Allah will destroy your enemies and the enemies of 

your grandfather and it is on this day when Allah will accept 

the actions of your Shi’a and those who love you. 

This is the day when the words of Allah came true 

where He said (in the Qur‘an): 

"So those are the houses fallen down because 

they were unjust.’ (27:52) And this is the day 

when the Pharaoh (Firawn) of the time of the Ahlul Bayt 

was destroyed ...”


Hassan Ali