Thursday, August 26, 2010

Rejoice, its Imam Hasan (a.s) Birthday

Yes, rejoice, celebrate, enjoy, invite your family and friends for Iftar and dinner. Today, 15th of Ramadhan is the birthday of the second Imam, Imam Hasan Mujtaba (a.s.), the elder and beloved grandson of the holy prophet of Islam (pbuh). The elder brother of Imam Husain (a.s.). Imam Hasan (a.s.) was born in Madina and is buried in Madina (Jannatul Baqee).
Imam Hasan and Imam Husain (a.s.) are named by the holy prophet (pbuh) as the youths of the Paradise. On this happy occasion there are celebrations at numerous places in Mumbai. Do not forget to give greetings to the great grandson of Imam Hasan (a.s.), hadhrat Imam Mahdi (a.s.). Give charity to the poor, feed the destitute and help the helpless. One of the attributes of Imam Hasan (a.s.) was that he distributed his wealth among the needy and the destitutes. He performed Hajj 25 times on walk. One should know that from Madina to Makkah the distance is approx. 450 Kms. One has to wear Ehraam for Hajj outside the city of Madina, a place known as Masjide Shajrah which is the Meeqaat for Hajj. Wearing Ehraam from Masjide Shajrah to Masjidul Haraam in Makkah is not comfortable and that also walking! How many days it took to reach Makkah?
Twenty Five Hajj means he has been through all the seasons. Extreme heat and extreme cold!
Today's Haaji reaches Makkah by Air and complains about his journey. The Haaji travels by bus from Masjide Shajrah to his hotel in Makkah and feels uncomfortable. Just 450 kms by road in the bus!!!!

No comments: