Monday, January 23, 2012

Today 28th Safar: Martyrdom of the Holy Prophet of Islam (s.a.)

Juloos on this occasion at Irani Imambada, Pune (21/1/2012)
During the last moments of his life, the Holy Prophet opened his eyes and asked for his brother to be called. Aeshah called her father Abu Bakr, but when the Holy Prophet saw him he placed his head back on his pillow and repeated that his brother should be called for. Hafsah, another wife of the Holy Prophet called her father ‘Umar, but the same thing happened. Aeshah then sent for Imam ‘Ali saying that the Holy Prophet would see no one else. When Imam ‘Ali arrived, the Holy Prophet raised his cloak and took him under its cover. He then placed his head on the chest of Imam ‘Ali and talked to him for a long time.
In the last moments of his life a knock was heard on the door. Lady Fatemah told the caller to come later, because her father was very ill. However, the caller was insistent and kept on knocking. Lady Fatemah told him again to come later. When the third knock came, tears welled up in Lady Fatemah’s eyes, but her father said to her, “Oh Fatemah, let him in. For it is none other than the Angel of Death. It is only in respect of your presence that he is asking for permission to enter; otherwise he waits for nobody when he comes to take away the soul.”
Soon afterwards the signs of death began to appear on his face. The last sentence he spoke was, “No. With the Divine Companion.” It appears that at the time of his last breath the angel Gabriel gave him the option to recover from his illness and remain in this world or to allow the Angel of Death to remove his soul so that he may proceed with him (the Divine Companion) to the next world. The Holy Prophet uttered this sentence and passed away on Monday 28th Safar 11 AH. He was 63 years old.

Imam Hasan Mujtaba(A.S.) the elder son of Imam Ali(A.S.) and Hadrat Fatima Zahra(A.S.) was martyred by poisoning by his wife Jadah on 28th Safar 50 Hijrah and was buried at Jannat al-Baqi cemetery in the holy city of Madinah. Imam Hasan(A.S.) the Second Holy Imam of the Shi'ites in the world was Divinely gifted with all great qualities to such an extent that he was outstanding in knowledge, tolerance, intelligence, bounty and valour.

On this sad occassion, We present Our condolences to our living imam Imam-e-Zamana(a.s.),Muslim Ummah and all the lovers of the Holy Ahlul Bayt(A.S.).

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