03 May 2016
Shahadat Anniversary Baabul Hawaij Imam Moosa Kazim [AS]
Name: Imam Musa Al-Kazim (AS)
Kunyat: Abu Ibrahim
Born: Sunday 7st of Safarb 128 A.H. , at Abwa (Between Mecca and Medina)
Father's Name: Jaffar Ibn Muhammad
Mother's Name: Hamida Khatoon
Shahadat: At the age of 55 years, at Baghdad, on Friday, 25th Rajab 183 AH. Poisoned by Harun-al-Rashid the Abbaside caliph.
Buried: Kazmain, Baghdad
Born in Madina on 7th Safar 128 Hijri (10.11.745AD). Died in Baghdad Iraq 25th Rajab 183 Hijri (4.9.799 AD) Period of Imamat was 35 years.
Imam Musa Ibn Jaafar was born during the struggle between the Ummayads and the Abbasids. He was only four years old when Abul Abbas Saffah, The Shedder of Blood, came to the throne as the first Abbasid caliph. For twenty years he was under the authority of his father, who died ten years before the end of the long reign of Mansur. The Imamat of the 7th Imam extended through the ten remaining years of the caliphat of Mansur, and included the ten years of the rule of Mahdi, one year and some months of Hadi and about twelve years of the reign of Harun al- Rashid. Thus for thirty five years he was the Imam. He held this coveted distinction as the longest period of Imamat of the Eleven Imams.