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No day is like your day O Aba Abdillah!

No day is like your day O Aba Abdillah!

On the day Imam Hasan (AS) was poisoned Imam Husayn ibn `Ali ibn Abi Talib (AS) visited his brother. When his [i.e., Imam Husayn’s] eyes fell on him he started crying. Imam Hasan (AS) asked, “Why are you crying?”

Imam Husayn replied, “I am crying because of what is going to happen to you [my dear brother].”

Imam Hasan stated:

اِنَّ الّذی یُؤتی اِلی سَمٌّ یُدَسُّ اِلی فَأُقتَلُ بِهِ وَ لکِن لا یَومَ کَیَومَک یا اَبا عَبدِالله! یَزدَلِفُ اِلَیکَ ثَلاثُونَ اَلفَ رَجُلٍ، یَدَّعونَ اَنَّهُم مِن اُمَّةِ جَدِّنا مُحَمَّد صلی الله علیه و آله و سلم وَ یَنتَحِلونَ الاِسلامَ فَیَجتَمِعُونَ عَلی قَتلِکَ وسَفکِ دَمِکَ وَ اِنتِهاکِ حُرمَتِکَ وَ سَبی ذُراریکَ وَ نِسائِکَ وَ انتِهابِ ثِقلِکَ، فَعِندَها یُحِّلُ اللهُ بِبَنی امَیَّة اللَّعنَةُ وَ تَمطُرُ السَّماءُ دَمَاً وَ رَماداً و یَبکی عَلَیکَ کُلَّ شَیئٍ حَتَّی الوُحُوشُ وَ الحَتیانِ فِی البِحارِ.

“What is in my destiny is that I have been poisoned with trickery and the will kill me. However, no day is like your day O Aba Abdillah! On that day thirty thousand individuals from those who claim to be the ummah (people and follower) of our grandfather Muhammad (may God’s peace and blessings be upon him and his progeny) and Muslims will collaborate to spill your blood and kill you and to violate your honour and take your women and children as prisoners and to plunder your assets. It is in that time that God will allow the cursing of the Bani Umayyah and it will rain blood and ashes from the sky and all creatures, even the wild animals and fishes in the sea will cry for you.”

Reference: Sayyid ibn Ṭāwūs. Al-Luhūf. Tehran: Inteshārāt Jahān, 1348 H.S., pp.25-26.

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Hadith: Intellect and Virtue

Hadith: Intellect and Virtue

Amīr al-Mu’minīn (pbuh) said: ‘The intellect is a chaste covering, and virtue is a manifest beauty, so cover the flaws of your character with your virtue, and kill your (wrong) desires with your intellect – compassion will submit to you, and love will manifest itself to you.’

Al-Ḥurr al-‘Amilī.  Combat with the Self.  Translated by Nazmina A. Virjee.  London: ICAS, 2003, p.50.

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