Mission of Imam Sajjad (pbuh)
Imam Sajjad (PBUH) despite facing worst conditions and severe sufferings after the martyrdom of Imam Hosein, not only humiliated and defamed Yazid by displaying courage, bravery, and firmness and defendingmonotheism andprophet-hood from the side of Ahl-ul-Bait but also unveiled it for ever.
Imam Sajjad(PBUH) gave that greatest lesson of path to deliverance to the oppressed world by delivering heart-rending addresses in the streets of Kufa andSyria and in the courts of Bin Ziad and Yazid which is still a beacon of light for the oppressed nations and the Islamic World.
There were four important tasks entrusted to Imam Zainul Abideen (PBUH) i.e. maintenance of the inheritors of Karbala martyrs, protection of the martyrs’ blood, defending Imam Hosein’s targets, and pulling out the aggrieved Ummah from lowness and humiliation by increasing their spirit of courage for the completion of which the brought-up of Revelation and truthful Imam of Islamic nation Imam Ali bin Hosein confronted with firmness worst conditions and the tyrant and oppressive Yazid forces.
He along with Lady Zaynab and other women, the piousness of whom is proved by the Holy Quran, bore all difficulties with heavy thorny chains and chokers in hands, feet and neck and enlightened Mission of Hosein by repeating the stories of Karbala at every point and corner.
Allah has been termed the objective of human life and dua (supplication) has been called the best worship. Dua is the weapon of believer, pillar of the religion and enlightenment of sky and earth while martyrdom has been termed the last source of achieving that objective. Holy Quran has mentioned three holiest objectives i.e.Faith, Migration and Jihad (holy war). a person who keeps complete faith in Godly religion, he leaves his motherland for protection of his highest objectives and faith, and wages Jihad with big to big tyrant ruler for the safety of humanity and increase of honor of society, that is why Jihad is considered one of the doors of the Heaven that Allah Has created for His chosen persons.
Imam Hosein (PBUH) by offering sacrifice in the plains of Karbala along with his 72 near and dear ones for the defense of these highest objectives and promotion of religion, Shari’a, humanity and mankind preached a lesson to the coming generations that those who seek acme of religion and Shari’a they do not become afraid of death rather consider it an eternal life.
After the martyrdom of Imam Hosein (PBUH), his beloved son Ali bin Hosein titled Zain-ul Abideen (PBUH) was entrusted with a most important responsibility. About this title Ibn Jozi writes in ‘Tazkira-tul-Khawas’ : “The pious name of Zainul Abideen (PBUH) was given by the Holy Prophet (PBUH)”
He said brief crux of one of addresses of Imam Sajjad (PBUH)is that “O people, those of you who do not know me, I would like to introduce myself. I am son of Hosein bin Ali bin Abi Talib (PBUH)whose dignity has been trampled and whose Ahl-u-Bait (PBUH)have been detained, their assets were looted but I do not feel myself weak, vulnerable and helpless on account of these reasons rather I feel myself proud that my father presented his life for the supremacy of righteousness and he was killed unjustly.”
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