3 Rajab ul Murajjab, 254 Hijri, Shahadat-e-Hazrat Imam Ali Naqi A.S
The 3rd of the Month of Rajab
The Martyrdom Anniversary of Imam Ali-un-Naqi al-Hadi(A.S.)
Imam Ali-un-Naqi al-Hadi(A.S.) the Tenth Holy Imam and the Infallible Leader of the Muslims who safeguarded the Islamic Sharia from the innovations spread by the ruling Abbasid caliphs was martyred by poisoning on the third day of the month of Rajab in the year 254 A.H. at Samarrah(Iraq) by the Abbasid caliph Mu'taz.
On this tragic and heartrending occasion we extend our Heartfelt Grief and Condolences to all the lovers and followers of the Holy Ahlul Bayt(A.S.) in the world.
Hazrat Imam Naqi A.S.- 10th Imam and 12th Infallible [Masoom]
Name- Hazrat Imam Ali bin Mohammad A.S.
Title- Hazrat Naqi un Hadi A.S.
Kuniya- Hazrat Abul Hasan A.S.
Father- Hazrat Imam Mohammed Taqi A.S.
Mother- Hazrat Bibi Umme Fadhl S.A.
Date of Birth- 27th Zilhijja, 212th Hijri, Medina
Period of Imamat- 33 Years
Age at Shahadat- 42 Years
Date fo Shahadat- 3rd Rajab, 254th Hijri
Cause of Shahadat- Poisoned in Food (by Abbasids)
Name of Qatil- Agent of Mu'taz
Place of Burial- Samrah, Iraq
Children- 4 Sons and 1 Daughter
Ruler at that time- Mu'taz Abbasi
Sayings of Imam Ali-un-Naqi al-Hadi(A.S.)
1- Imam al-Hadi(A.S.) said to one of his adherents: In a friendly manner say to him: When Allah intends goodness for somebody, He makes him accept the blame of the friends.
وفقكم الله تعالى ببركة وسداد اهل البيت عليهم السلام
2- Al-Mutawakkil (the Abbasid caliph) vowed he would give much money as alms if he would recover his health. When he was healthy, he wanted to fulfill his vow: therefore, he asked the scholars how much he should give as alms so as to be regarded as much money. The caliph then submitted the question before Imam Ali-un-Naqi al-Hadi (A.S.), who answered:
You should give eighty dirhams as alms. When he was asked about this definiton, the Holy Imam (A.S.) answered: Allah says to His Messenger (p): Allah has helped you on many occasions. (Holy Qur'an 9:25) As we counted these many occasions, they were eighty. However, Allah regarded them as many.
Al-Mutawakkil was pleased by this explanation and gave eighty dirhams as alms.
3- There are definite places in which Allah likes the servants to supplicate to Him. One of these places is the tomb of Al-Hussein: Master of the Martyrs (A.S.).
4 - Others will fear him who fears Allah. He who obeys Allah will be obeyed. He who obeys Allah will not care for the dissatisfaction of the creatures. He who enrages the Creator should be sure of encountering the dissatisfaction of the creatures.
5- No one can describe Allah with attributes other than these with which He describes Himself. How can anyone describe Him when senses are too short to perceive Him, illusions are too short to comprehend Him, ideas are too short to mark Him, and sights are too short to appreciate Him? He is remote in His nearness and near in His remoteness. He created the how without being asked "How?" and founded the where without being asked "where?" He is out of how and where.