08 Nov 2015
25th Moharram Shahadat e Imam Zain ul Abedin (a.s.)
Tranquility and worship were reborn on 5th of Shab`an,38 A.H. when the son of 3rd Imam,(Imam Hussain AS),Imam Ali bin Hussain AS came to this world. He was born in Kufa.He is known as "Zain ul Abedin" AS meaning "the Beauty of Worshippers" and "Syed Us Sajjad" AS meaning "the Leader of Worshippers". His mother is Bibi Shehrbano (S.A), the daughter of a Persian king.
Imam Zain ul Abidin AS, was given the Kunya of:
1. Abu` al-Husayn.
2. Abu` al-Hasan.
3. Abu` Mohammed.
4. Abu` Abd Allah.
When he became old, he became thin and weak. This is because he worshipped Allah constantly. Moreover, the tragedy of Karbala drowned him in sorrow and pain, for its terrors accompanied him till he met his Lord, Almighty Allah.
All the noble virtues and gifts which Allah created to distinguish man were found in the character of Imam Zain ul Abedin, AS. No one matched him in his inclinations and his qualities such as sublime manners, high moral standards, and adherence to religion.Imam AS used to leave revenge when he could do so easily.Once when the Imam went out of the mosque, a person abused him, so the people hurried to punish the man, but the Imam prevented them from doing that, saying:
"What Allah has concealed from you is more than (this). Shall I help you with your need?" The person was ashamed of himself and wished that the earth would swallow him up.