November 26

Worldly Affairs on the Day of Ashura – 10th Muharram

Imām Alī ibn Mūsā al-Rezā (A.S.) said:



“Whoever avoids attending to his worldly affairs on the tenth of Muharram, Allāh will fulfill all the wishes and desires of this world as well as the hereafter. Whoever considers this day to be a day of mourning, sorrow and weeping for himself, Allāh the Glorified will make the day of Qiyāmah to be a day of rejoicing for him and his eyes will be cooled in Paradise on account of us. And whoever considers the tenth of Muharram to be a day of prosperity and buys something for his house (considering it a good omen), then Allāh will not give him affluence in that thing. And on the day of Qiyāmah he will be made to arise along with Yazid, Ubaydullāh bin Ziyād and Umar ibn Sa’ad (may Allāh’s curse be on all of them) and will be thrown into the lowest abyss of hell..”



[Reference: Nafasul Mahmum, Section 2, Hadith 16]

November 26

The Sons Of Hadhrat Muslim Ibn Aqeel (A.S.)



After the death of their father,

Muhammad and Ibrahim were put into prison.

Later, they escaped and walked hurriedly away

In one place they did not stay.



A kind lady who was fetching water

Saw them hiding behind a tree

Took them home and gave them food

“Don’t worry,” she said. “At the moment you are free.”



At night Muhammad saw his father in his dream

Next day, he cried bitterly with his brother, Ibrahim.

Harith, the kind lady’s husband, found the two innocent ones

Angrily and without any love killed them at once.



Captured by a beast, the older child said

Kill me first o man I can’t see my brother dead.

For I have always taken care of my brother

From the instructions given to me by my mother



With their last prayers performed at the River Furat

Martyred were the sons of Muslim Ibn Aqeel

Their small bodies floated away clutching one another

Straight to paradise they will go together.



by  F. T. Jaffer