Tuesday, September 10th, 2019, marks the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain ibn Ali (p), 10th of Muharram, the Day of Ashura, 1441 A.H.

Imam Hussain ibn Ali (p) is reported to have said, “A group worships God for the [reward of paradise], this is the worship of traders. Another group worships God due to fear [from hell and the torment of God], this is the worship of slaves [who obey their masters out of fear]. And a group worships God for out of thanks [to Him], this is the worship of the free and is the best [kind] of worship.”

[Ibn Abi Shuba al-Harrany, Tuhaf-al-Uqool, p. 246]

روي عن الإمام الحسين إبن علي (ع): إنَّ قَوماً عَبَدُوا اللهَ رَغبَةً فَتِلکَ عِبادَةُ التُّجّارِ، وَاِنَّ قَوماً عَبَدُوا اللهَ رَهبَةً فَتِلکَ عِبادَةُ العَبيِد، وَاِنَّ قَوماً عَبدُوا اللهَ شُکراً فَتِلکَ عِبادَةُ الأَحرارِ،وَهِيَ اَفضَلُ العِبادَةِ.
[إبن أبي شعبة الحرّاني، تحف العقول، ص 246]

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