June 24

Translation Of Dua-e-Areeza

Submitting our Wishes and Hajaats to Allah SWT via Areeza to Imam of our Time (Aft) is one of the most effective methods of getting our wishes accepted & Hajaats coming to fruition



Translation of Dua-e-Areeza

I have written to you O my master, may His mercy and blessing be on you, seeking a favour from you.

I have complained to you for what has happened to me seeking solutions

firstly from Allah and then from you for a matter that has obsessed me.

I am helpless in combating the problem and for that I have resorted to seeking help from Allah and from you.

Knowing the status you have with Allah.

I am confident that you will help me get the solutions to my problems swiftly and that you will intercede on my behalf.

I am helpless and moreover I am sinful:

so help O master and present this problem to Allah and I pray to Him that He will solve this quickly

and grant me victory and success in finding the solution to my problems.

(Write your personal wishes and problems in the provided space)



I am not able to carry or bear with it. Although I am responsible for the increase of my sins and

ignorant about my responsibilities (Wajibaats), from Allah which are given to me.

So help me O my master. Peace be upon you during this time of problems and sorrow.

presents my prayers to Allah before I compensate and before my enemies engulfs me.

For you have shown me your blessings.

So I pray to Allah for great salvation and near victory with calmness from all fears,

for Allah is most high and does what he wants. Allah is sufficient for me from beginning and in my hopes.

Whatever Allah wish there is neither strength nor any power except in Allah the High, the Great.

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*When putting the Areeza in the sea, we normally recite the following,

addressing Husayn bin Rawh, the 3rd Na’ib of the 12th Imam a.s.:

“O Husayn bin Rawh, Salamun Alykum.

I bear witness that you died in the path of Allah and (hence), you are alive and are sustained by Allah.

I am addressing you in your life which you lead with Allah – this is my note and wishes to the master of the Era,

the 12th Imam (AS), so please hand it over to him for you are indeed trustworthy”.

(courtesy:fourteenstars)

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

July 5

15th Sha’baan: One Of The Greatest Gifts Of Allah (SWT)

 

The Holy Prophet (S.A.W.W.) has said that during the night of 15th Sha’baan, the Almighty takes decisions in the matters of

1). Sustenance, 2). Life and death and 3). Welfare of the people.

Next to the “Night of Qadr” the Night of 15th Sha’baan is the most auspicious night (also known as “Night of Bara’at”).

According to the Imam Muhammad bin Ali Al Baqir (a.s.) and Jaa’far bin Muhammad As Sadiq (a.s.), the Almighty Allah has promised to fulfil every legitimate desire put forward to Him tonight. During this night Allah (swt) bestows on HIS people from HIS bounty & forgives them out of HIS grace & generosity.

Of the blessings of this night is that, at the dawn of this night, was born the Leader of the Time Imam e Zamana (atfs) in Samarra -Iraq in the yr 255 AH .  Almighty Allah has chosen this night for the Ahl al-Bayt a.s., in the same way as He has chosen the Qadr Night for our Prophet—peace be upon him and his Family.

Ahadith in the book IqbalulA‘mal – Hadhrat Jibreel visiting the Prophet (s.a.w.w.) said:  "Therefore, stay awake this night in prayer and worship and encourage your Ummah to also keep awake this night in order to get closer to Allah swt.  I have come to you while all the Angels in the Heavens are together with one another some are glorifying Allah, others are in Ruku‘, others are in the state of Sujud while others are busy in the Dhikr of Allah".

1). This is a night in which not a single person supplicates to Allah except that his prayers are accepted.

2). Nobody asks for a single thing on this night except that it will be given to him.

3). No one asks Allah for forgiveness except that his sins are wiped out.

4). No one turns in repentance to Allah except that He accepts their repentance.

5). Whoever is deprived of the goodness of this night has definitely been deprived of something great.

The first thing that Salik (the Wayfarer on the path towards Allah, Glorified and Exalted) must perform on this night is:

1). He must remove the material pleasures and enjoyments of this world from in front of his eyes (and from his heart) and

2). In order to make the most of this special Night he should ensure that all of his actions are performed properly,

3). He must think to himself that tonight  is his last night on this Earth and thus possibly he will no longer have the opportunity to perform any more good deeds and

4). Tomorrow the Day of Judgment will take place.

Waiting for & Calling the Awaited leader

a) Waiting is not a passive situation. It requires efforts & actions to bring about changes on both personal & social fronts.

b) The Reappearance is also dependent upon the conditions of supporters & the society. The leader also awaits the availability of followers who will instantly obey w/o hesitation & questioning.

c) Allah (SWT) operates through a normal cause & effect conditions & miracles are not put into motion in many situations. Allah does not change the condition of a people until they change their own condition; Quran Ch 13 V11

d) History repeats itself & Quran is a book of guidance, hence narrates those episodes where there are learning values for humanity

e) Many recent events point to the fact that the reappearance is very close. Many Hadith also point out that, at the end of time it will be easier to hold burning coal in bare hands than to keep ones faith intact.

f) Reappearance will finally take place, with or without participation from us, the question each one of us has to answer is; what is our role & responsibility today in the scheme of things.

Two contrasting types of ‘Calling’ in Islamic History

a) Calling Imam Hussain (as) by the people of Kufa. The people were aware who is the just leader & even their hearts were for the Imam, YET when the time for support arrived they were not prepared for consequences & take personal losses. They did not sufficiently change themselves to be prepared for sacrifices required to follow him. They expected the Imam to come & change situation/solve problems rather than attempting/preparing for it first. They even welcomed the wrong leader in disguise, assuming him to be the Imam, due to lack of marefat.

b) Calling the Prophet (saws) by the people of Medina. The prophet received invitations from Medina, but accepted it only when there was sufficient evidence of the people having changed themselves sufficiently to bear the consequences of his arrival. History then proved how the people supported him in the mission.

Over Confidence. “ Its not us” -The danger of losing faith

Our present status is no guarantee that we will continue to be on the right path & not deviate at times of crucial tests. Even the love, recognition of the Ahlul bayt, piety & worship, may not be sufficient to ensure that we become his followers. There are 3 events given below which are vivid examples:

a) Azazeel: There was a cry in the skies that one of the pious worshippers would be one of the most cursed ones. All the creatures, at all stations were worried that it could be them & went to the creation, next higher in station, to seek his intercession by prayer. Only Azazeel was confident & prayed for all, except himself & as a result was the cursed Satan.!

b) Servant of Mamoon: She loved the Imam & Mamoon sent her to the Imams house for work. The conditions of Imams house were very different from Mamoon’s luxuries & the servant maid could not get used to the perceived difficulty of getting up for prayer each morning etc, which ultimately led her to seek to go away from the Imams servitude.

c) Balam e baoor: He had a high status & his duas were accepted instantly. He was asked to pray for victory against Prophet Musa (as), which he finally attempted, due to the riches offered to him.

We easily condemn the people mentioned in Sura Juma, who left the Prophet in prayer for entertainment & business deals. We need to apply it to ourselves first & check if we too have similar habits of giving priority to these matters over Islam.

We are required to continually recite “Ihdinis siratal Mustaqim” i.e. keep us on the right path, at least 17 times in a day, because there is a danger of deviating & being misled.

Preperations:

a) Our Homes should show preparedness to welcome the Imam. They should be Islamic homes devoid of all things/situations, which lead to sins.

If we are not prepared to give up sins; shaving beards, listening to haram music, not wearing hijab etc for Islam, we may not be able to follow the Imam on his reappearance.

Attention to Islamic education of our children is very important. In our pursuit of wealth and/or over emphasis on academics, the children’s upbringing (tarbiyat) suffers causing our children to deviate.

Hujr ibn hadi’s insistence of his son to be killed before himself & Khizr’s killing of a son, in Sura Khaf, explain to us very vividly that it is better for our children to die in Iman rather than to lose faith & suffer the punishments of the Hereafter

b) Imam Hussain (as) in his last address on 10th Muharrum addressed his opponents by saying that they were unable to recognize the right path due to the Haram rizq in their stomach.

We are very careful of eating food, which does not harm our body & read / know all ingredients. Similar care is required to check if the food we eat is purchased by halal earnings and Khums is paid. This has a great effect on the ability to recognize & follow the leader in his just cause. We need to ensure this to be ready to participate with the Imam

c) Zulqarnain required the affected community to participate in efforts, which he directed. He used modern technology of mixing metals, to create a barrier between Gog & Magog & the troubled community. Time & energy is/ will be required to be spent for the cause of Islam by the community & only providing money will not be sufficient as the verses of Sura kahf narrating this event explain. Acquisition of the latest Technology is also required for salvation, even when the leader reappears to help. But technology without the control of the conscience is disastrous to humanity.

d) Implementation of the complete Shariah in society will be the main objective on reappearance & people who have complete knowledge of Islamic rules will be required. We need to learn & know more of the Islamic Rules. Download some of these from www.islamic-laws.com. Ziarat Arbaeen describes the purpose of Imam Hussain (as) jihad as ‘taking people out of Ignorance’. Acquisition of Knowledge is therefore very important. We do our best, but each one of us has different capacities, yet must remain connected to the source i.e. Marjas rather than remain isolated containers of the limited knowledge we can gather.

We are warned, through a dream of Jabir, of a piece of cloth being torn in parts. The Prophet explained this dream that at the end of time, people will take only parts of Islam to suit themselves, which will benefit no one. This will also give a bad image to Islam like a torn cloth. We need to accept the whole of Islam with all its rules & not only the parts that suit us/ our method of thinking, irrespective of our ability to understand the complete reasons/logic for the rules.

e) Representatives for different regions who have the perfect morals will be required & we need to ensure we acquire those qualities & get rid of the various diseases of the soul like Backbiting, Envy etc

f) We need to go behind events taking place & analyse the depths, rather than take them at face value. This skill requires to be developed for correct analysis & recognition of the plans of the enemy.

Similarly we need to possess the skills to distinguish between the false/self-seeking & the true religious leaders. There will be intellectuals who will present a face of Islam devoid of Islam, in the name of modernity, with the use of Media. The real Ulemas/Maraje & Howzas will never alter Islam to suit the people‘s wishes. They have a known background of years of study, tutors/students etc

g) We need to be aware of the attacks on us & protect the 3 corner stones institutions of Shia Islam i.e. Azadari, Marjaiyyat & the Belief in our Imam.

Our enemy knows this & makes efforts to cause doubts. Our lack of knowledge & emotions are used for these matters in the following ways:

    1) Azadari: The attacks are from 2 sources i.) Certain practices, which contradict Shari at i.e. Aspects, like women w/o hijab; Letting Salaat become qaza etc,is used by adversaries to mention that azadari itself is not ok as it results in these things. ii.) Use of so called ‘intellectual’ arguments to say, what is the need for Alam a wooden stick & Tazia & why beat chest etc. This is done to deviate us from practicing & keeping Azadari alive. Azadari is a source of spiritual strength.

    2) Marjaiyat: i.) Doubts on the need for Taqleed in the name of "we only follow masoom" & Marjas are fallible humans in one corner of the world who are not aware of many matters on which rulings are required etc

(ii.) Creation of Conflict between followers of different Maraje.

    3) False Mahdi’s introduced like creation of Bahai & Ahmadia & Wahabi isms. We must watch & evaluate any claims rather than rush to accept any claim of being mahdi even if he can demonstrate some miracle like acts (using technology probably).

h) Imam Ali’s has informed us of an allegiance (bayyatnama) that the twelfth imam will ask of his followers. This was written & saved by him in a casket for posterity, lists 25 matters, which are to be accepted/followed to be eligible to be amongst the followers of the Imam. Besides the usual things of Avoiding sins, they include; leading simple life protecting property/travellers, Amr bil maroof etc

i) Unity amongst Muslims & Shias We must try to eliminate differences & not give them prominence. Divisions & subdivisions are increasing by the day, which is a policy of our enemy. We should help in playing down conflicts & encourage reconciliation. This does not mean that we give up our Faith about wilayat & forget the atrocities. Mothers need to inform the children of history & public forums need not b used to accentuate differences

Sufyani (Sword- fear) & Dajjal (Material Benefits – Attractions)

Historically tyrants have used 2 methods to silence/mislead people; the sword to make them fearful & money to buy peoples loyalties. Sufyani & Dajjal are symbolic for these at the time of Imams return.

The sword has not been effective in eliminating the true believers, but apparent attractions & enticements have resulted in many deviations of true believers.

Keeping wants & desires in check will help in not getting carried away by material pleasures offered & the apparent “heaven” which will actually be Hell as shown by Dajjal.

Dajjal could be a symbolic of a system of government based only on material progress & NGO’s apparent beneficent aims having hidden agendas. Or it could be governments, individuals & even an entertainment system like Cable TV, which takes us away from HIS rules. One eyed in the sense that it will only consider material aspects, completely ignoring spirituality.

Recitation of Sura Kahf (Ch 18) especially on Fridays is a recommended way to protect oneself form Dajjal. Imam Hussein (as) recited this sura on the spear in Kufa & drew our attention to it. This sura is in exactly in the middle of the Quran & has several relevant messages in the 3 events narrated in it as a reply to the questioners. These are of Ashab e Kahf (Ikhlas), Musa / Khizr (Importance of knowledge & unconditional acceptance of the leader with knowledge without objections) & Zulqarnain (Technology use, but ‘after’ knowledge/fear of Allah)

Some Signs of Reappearance

At the time, which is close to, Reappearance there will be 4 sins by ‘Momins’ first by wrongly making them ‘halal’:

1) Interest, in the name of profit

2) Alcohol, in the name of medicine

3) Music, in the name of entertainment

4) Bribe, in the name of gift

There are other Haidth, which continue after the famous “ Antenna” Hadith, related to Salman E Farsi. It mentions about using a mirror like gadget for security (possibly CCtv ) & a gadget for visually communicating with people close & far (possibly the mobile gsm ) at the time of Reappearance.

Possible reasons for Delay in Reappearance – Duas not accepted for our salvation

Imam is in waiting & Imams dua is accepted by Allah swt

State of momins is that they are not prepared, ie involved in sins, not following Sharia. However their Iman / Faith is in tact. Sins can get forgiven & momins can achieve salvation despite all the problems they face in the material world.

After Reappearance, not following the Imam unconditionally, will mean a fault in beliefs (Iman) & hence it is possible many "momins" may lose their faith itself. & Hence lose salvation.

Our Imam is concerned for Momins & prefers to wait & give additional opportunity to Momins to reform themselves & be prepared. This delay does cause additional hardship to Momins & their lives/ property / honour is more & more in danger with the passing of time.

Insufficient followers who can Unconditionally obey Imam

There is a Story of Ayt Khoie’ s father who saw a house in Hilla which is a mosque/imambara/ house / shrine all in one. The background is that the resident of the house was a true follower of Imam & on a specific day Imam informed him to call all believers to his home. At this event, goats were used to spill blood from the terrace, which scared the believers into fleeing the place. This demonstrated that momins were not prepared to sacrifice for Imam, but were calling without preparation & commitment of unconditional adherence to his commands.

Sahl Khurasani once approached Imam Ja’ffar al-Sadiq (as) and complained: "Why is it that inspite of the truth being on your side, you do not stage an uprising? At present, there are 100,000 Shia’hs, who upon your orders, would immediately unsheathe their swords for battle". In order to give him a practical answer, the Imam (as) ordered the furnace to be lighted and then instructed Sahl to jump into the flames. Sahl was shocked and said: "O my Master! May God shower you with His grace and favours! Do not place me in the fire. I take back my words and request you to withdraw your instruction". After a while, Haroun Makki, a sincere companion of the Imam (as) entered and greeted. As soon as the Imam (as) saw him, he told him to take off his slippers and walk into the hot furnace. Without any question, Haroun complied. Imam (as) then turned towards Sahl and began inquiring about Khurasan as if nothing had happened. All this time, Sahl appeared uncomfortable and disturbed worrying about the plight of Haroun in the furnace. Finally the Imam (as) asked him to get up and to look inside the furnace. Sahl witnessed that Haroun was seated comfortably and unharmed in the fiery flames. Imam (as) asked, "How many such Shia’hs exist in Khurasan?" Sahl said, "By Allah! Not a single Shia’h like Haroun exists in Khurasan". Thereupon, the Imam (as) said, "I shall not stage an uprising when I do not have even five sincere companions. (And do remember) we are very well aware as to when we should stage an uprising".  (Safeenatul-Bihar)

Perhaps this incident conveys why our 12th Imam (AJ) has still not come out of his concealment. It is easy for us to call on him but we must also ask ourselves how many of us are sincere in what we say? How many of us are prepared for his arrival? And how many of us lead a lifestyle, which is in conformity to his teachings?

Taking Time to recognize Imam

It is expected that there will be many false Mahdi’s who will appear before the true Mahdi (atfs). We presently observe many people who claim that Imam meets them regularly. These are all fraudsters. Current technology also makes it possible to show the apparent ‘miracles’ if someone does not have sufficient knowledge of science.

There is a wrong notion that we have to immediately rush to our Imam upon hearing a call. This is only true for those who can & will recognize that it’s the Imams call through own knowledge/deduction. Others need to wait & verify the claim especially thru the Maraje who have the means to guide us.

Salman e Farsi who had waited for 200 years for the Prophet to appear, took 3 consecutive weeks of action & meetings before confirming the Prophet hood with the signs he had.

One final method to recognize Imam will be thru the reappearance of Hazrat Isa (as) who should not have an identifiable birth date

Accepting ALL actions of Imam as full of wisdom

It is possible that the awaiters/callers would go against the Imam when he reappears. This could be because of 2 reasons;

a) Being unable to adopt lifestyle as required

b) Expecting a favourable status compared to others (esp. apparently non-believers/followers) & not receiving the same. A superiority complex.

This has happened before as Quran explains in Ch 2 V 89 :SHAKIR: And when there came to them a Book from Allah verifying that which they have, and a foretime they used to pray for victory against those who disbelieve, but when there came to them (Prophet) that which they did not recognize, they disbelieved in him; so Allah’s curse is on the unbelievers

Don’t Despair, Take Actions within your capacity & Duas too

Duas have a very important role but have to be accompanied by actions. Prophet Abraham’s wife Hagar undertook the ‘action’ of Saaee between Safa & Marwa & prayed to Allah swt & hence the prayer was answered in a way, that she asked for a cupful of water & got in return Zam Zam for all times !

We have to take the required action & leave the rest to HIS will. Allama Hilli commenced copying a very big book at dusk, though it was an impossible task to do it by dawn & return the book to its owner as required. His job was to start the work & with the Imams help the work was accomplished!

The opponents /enemy may appear very strong, & impossible to defeat, but this should not lead to despair. It should lead us to redouble our efforts instead with the resources at our disposal. There are examples in History where the impossible became a reality in a very short period of time. Eg Bilal would have been very happy at being able to practice Islam himself without prosecution, in Mecca, but could never have imagined that he would be reciting the Azan from top of the Kaaba within a few years!

Our Imam has also advised us to recite the following:

Ziarat Ashura at http://www.duas.org/ashura/z_ashura.htm

Ziarat Jamiah

Salat Lail http://www.duas.org/tahajjud.htm

There are other duas relating to Imam like Nudba, Ahad etc & are at http://www.duas.org/imamezamana.htm and www.duas.org/Sahraz/imammehdihtml/indeximammehdi.htm

The reappearance will also be a continuation of the fight between evil & good. A continuation of the Kerbala episode;

It will require participation from all young old, men & women & children, just as Kerbala required all participants. It will not be sufficient to be observers, as was the case of say Khandaq or other wars at the time of the Prophet (saws).

Our Imam is in waiting for over 1170 years & has been perfectly worshipping the Almighty for these years. There are countless events of his meetings/assistance & presentation of our deeds to him. Each of us is required to act in our own way to hasten the reappearance.

May Allah swt keep us guided, hasten his reappearance & make us amongst his followers.

January 19

A Poem To Explain What Moharram Is All About..

Mazlum_Ya_Karbala_by_Sarab1400The Day the Skies Wept Blood
The tenth dawn of Islam’s new year, Seventy-two of the bravest who had nothing to fear,

Came out to battle for our pride,
Knowing that the journey to Heaven would be their very next ride.

On the blistering sands, under the scorching sun,
Stood the mighty Hussein, a soldier second to none,

With the fragrance of musk, it had to be said,
The skies of Karbala were already turning red.

Every ally wanted the honour of being first,
To drink the honey of paradise and quench their
thirst,

As each one’s body fell on the sand and mud,
It was Ashura, the day the skies wept blood.

A marriage in the tent during this grieving hour,
Abdullah knew that the time was not far,

In the attire of a groom, He set out to fight,
Realizing the loss, Sakina cried throughout that
night.

Abbas did not even drink a sip from the river,
But was hit by arrows from the trees’ rear,

Hussein’s final support ascended to the heavens,
It was now only Hussein and those inhumane devils.

But, Ali Akbar, the very valiant youngster the world has seen,
Was hit in the heart during the pinnacle of His teens,

The face of the Prophet (SA) with blood was smeared,
Hussein’s tears completely drenched His beard.

Asgar, the courageous six month old prince,
Fought for Islam’s pride without hesitance,

Until that heartless satan let his arrow fly,
Young Ali Asgar’s blood was taken by the sky.

Hussein ibn Ali, the Noble Son, and The Greatest Martyr,
Stood ready to fight with absolutely no fear,

Until a teary eyed Jibrael descended from the Heavens,
Allah’s wish is Your sacrifice Oh Highborn Eminence.

Hussein happily welcomed Allah’s Missive,
Bowed down to Sajdah for the future billions,

Zainab, cried aloud at the sight of Her mind’s eye,
Upon witnessing Her imperial brother peacefully die.

January 15

14 Lessons From Karbala

DO NOT ACCEPT HUMILIATION

In one of his speeches, Imam Hussein (AS) said that the authorities in Kufa had given  him only two options – humiliation or death. He carried on to say  ‘And we do not  accept humiliation’.  A tradition reported by Imam Sadiq (AS) records that, other than not accepting humiliation, Allah Almighty has given to believers a choice in all matters.

 
A WIDER UNDERSTANDING OF DEATH
Few people desire death. The Holy Quran challenges the Jews for not welcoming death in view of their alleged special relationship with Allah (SWT) Imam Hussein(AS) extended our comprehension of death by drawing attention to the three points below:

  • Death is written for everyone and no soul may escape it. He said: Death is an adornment of life as a necklace is an adornment of a beautiful woman.

  • Death with dignity is preferable to a life lived in humiliation.

  • Dying for the cause of Islam is martyrdom and a great honour. In his farewell to relatives in Madina, Imam Hussein (AS) said: "Whoever joins us will be martyred, those who remain behind will miss the victory."

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    SUPPORT THE TRUTH
    Imam Hussein(AS) announced: ‘Don’t you see that Truth has been replaced by falsehood. We must be prepared to sacrifice everything that is precious in support of Truth!’ Truth is the essence of Islam and fortifies the values emphasized in the Holy Quran. Hazrat Ali Akbar asked his father Imam Hussein (AS). "Are we not supporting the Truth?" Imam (AS) replied in the affirmative Hazrat Ali Akbar (AS) said: "Then, it makes no difference if death comes to us or if we approach death."

     
    FIDELITY AND LOYALTY
    Fidelity is a characteristic admired by all. If friends meet in times of comfort and wealth but leave when hardship and difficulty strike, it is clear that their friendship is not true. On the day of Ashura, Imam Hussein (AS) told John, a servant of the renowned companion Hazrat Abu Dhar (AS) You have accompanied us all the way but now you may go. John replied: It is not fair that I benefit from your company and hospitality but abandon you in your hardship? His attitude exemplifies fidelity, loyalty and true friendship.

     
    TO PLEASE ALLAH
    The objective of all believers should be the pleasure of Allah Almighty. Imam Hussein (AS) said in one of his speeches that the only objective of the Prophet’s household is to please Allah.

     
    PATIENCE IN ADVERSITY
    Allah tells us in the Holy Quran that only those who remain patient will receive reward without measure. Imam Hussein(AS) brought up to understand the Quran that is why he was happy to remain patience in hardship and endurance and to await his Lords reward. His patience wasn’t out of weakness or helplessness but a demonstration of his steadfastness and bravery. Those who saw Imam Hussein(AS) on the Day of Ashura reported: We have never seen a man remaining as composed as Imam Hussein a.s. whereas his relatives and children were slaughtered before his eyes.

     
    THE USE OF LAWFUL MEANS
    Imam Hussein(AS) tried to stop Umar ibn Saâd from pursuing his evil objectives. He said to him: You are promised government of Ray (Tehran today) yet you will never eat the wheat of that area. Ibn Saad responded: Its barley will suffice!! Realizing that he couldn’t change Ibn Saâds mind, Imam Hussein (AS) said: Those who use unlawful means to achieve their objectives never attain them.