The end of Dhu al-Qadah, 1438 marks the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Muhammad al-Jawad (p).
Imam Zayn al-Abidin (p) was once asked, “How have you been today, O son of the Messenger [of God]?” He (the Imam) replied, “I live today under the demand of eight issues: God, the most High, demands from me to fulfill my obligations toward Him, the Holy Prophet (pbuh&hp) demands me to follow his tradition (sunnah), the family demands from me their sustenance, the soul demands to have its desires met, Satan demands to follow him, the two guarding angels demand me to be truthful in deeds, the angel of death demands my spirit, and the grave demands to have the body, so I live under these demanding conditions.”
(Shaykh al-Majlisi, Bihar al-Anwar, Vol. 46)
I.M.A.M. sends condolences to the 12th Imam, Imam Mahdi (p) and the believers on the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Ali ibn Hussain (p).
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