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The Year of his Martyrdom of Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (a.s.)

The Year of his Martyrdom of Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (a.s.)

It is famous that Imam al-Baqir, peace be on him, died in the year 114A.H.

To the Highest Paradise

The poison acted quickly on the body of Imam Mohammad Baqir, peace be on him. So, death approached fast. During his last hours, he gathered all his feelings and sentiments, and cleaved to Allah, the Most High. He began reciting the Holy Koran. He asked Alla

h's forgiveness. While his tongue busy praising Allah, death came to him. So, his great matchless soul ascended to it

s Creator after it had enlightened the cultural scientific life in Islam. When the Imam died, the most wonderful stage of the Islamic message, which provided the Islamic community with the elements of awareness, development, and prosper, ended.

His Preparation (for Burial )

Imam al-Sadiq, peace be on him, prepared the holy body for burial. He washed it and shrouded it. He was weeping bitter tears for the missing of his father, who was the best person under the sky in knowledge, outstanding merits, and devoutness.

His Burial

The people carried the great body from al-Hamima. They gathered around it. They were shouting: "There is no god but Allah! Allah is Great!" They were greatly moved to touch the coffin of the Imam. They were mentioning the laudable and favors of Imam Abu Ja'far (al-Ba`qir), peace be on him.

Then they reached at Baqi' al-Gharqad. They dug a grave alongside the grave of his father, Zayn al-'Abidin, the greatest Imam, peace be on him, and besides his great-uncle, Imam al-Hasan, the Lord of the Youth of Heaven, peace be on him. Then Imam al-Sadiq buried his father in his final resting place. He buried with him knowledge, clemency, and kindness to people.

The martyrdom of Ima`m Abu` Ja'far (al-Ba`qir), peace be on him, was the greatest loss for the Muslims then. For they missed the leader, the pioneer, and the guide, who spared no effort to spread knowledge and cultural awareness among Moslems.

The Holy Ima`m, peace be on him, was martyred at the age of 58.

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