Sunday, January 06, 2008

MUHARRAM COUNTDOWNS

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem Salam, COUNTDOWNS To Muharram 1429: 5 days To Ashura 1429: 14 days To Soyem 1429: 16 days To Martyrdom - 4th Imam: 28 days (The above are estimates. The actual days may vary by 1 or 2 days) Iltemas-e-dua Imam-e-Zamana Assalaamu `Alaykum wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakaatuhu Dear Brothers and Sisters, I pray that all of you are well by the grace of Allaah Subhaanahu wa Ta`aala Abdullah ibn Ziad narrated that he greeted Imam Sadiq (a.s) in Mena and then asked: "O' grandson of the Prophet! We are a group of passers-by. We were unable to become your companions no matter how hard we tried. Please give us some advice." The Imam ( a.s) said: "I advise you to adhere to piety, honesty, trustworthiness, treating others with kindness, greeting, feeding the poor, praying in the mosques, visiting the ill, and attending funeral processions. My father told me: "Our followers were always the best people. If there was a jurisprudent, he was a Shiite. If there was a caller to prayer, a prayer leader, an orphan keeper, a trustworthy person, or a depositor, he was one of the Shiites. Now you be the same way, and make us loved by the people, not hated by them." MISHKAT UL-ANWAR FI GHURAR AL-AKHBAR : 762

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