The Day of Eid for the lovers of Ahlul Bayt a.s.
Congratulations and Eid Mubarak to the lovers of the Ahlul-bayt (as).
9th of Rabiul Awwal marks the day when our present Imam a.s. assumed the position of Imamat in 260 AH
and the perpetrators of Karbala got their just reward.
The Day also reminds us about the Hijra of our Prophet (pbuh) - 1st Rabiul Awwal &
The Marriage of our Prophet (pbuh) to Lady Khadija a.s. - 10th Rabiul Awwal.
All in all, it is one of the greatest days in the history of Islam and a Day of happiness and joy for the lovers of Ahlul Bayt a.s.,
which they mark by holding gatherings/Jashan and thanking Allah swt for His bounties!!!!!
“9th of Rabi al-Awwal is the day of Eid. It is our greatest Eid and the Eid of our followers.”
(As narrated to Ahmad ibn Is-haq al-Qummi by Imam Muhammad al-Hadi (A)
Rasulullah (saww) said, "Train your children in three things, the love of your Prophet, the love of his progeny i.e. Ahlul-bayt, and the recitation of the Quran"
Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (as) said, "The best means by which servants can obtain nearness to Allah, Mighty and Glorious, is the obedience of Allah, the obedience of his messenger, and the obedience of those charged with (spiritual ) authority." Then, he added; " The love of us (Ahlul-bayt) is Faith (Iman) and the hatred for us in infidelity (kufr).
After years of grieving for Imam Husain (as) and his companions (as), it was this time of the year when Imam Ali bin Husain Zainul Abideen (as) had a smile on his face. He received the good news that the great companion and true Shia, Al-Mukhtar al-Thaqafy has taken revenge for the Ahlul-bayt (as) and killed off many of the criminals who tortured the Ahlul-bayt (as) in Kerbala. Today we salute this great companion for his services to the true Islam.
This was the day, in Rabi'a al-Awwal, when Omar ibn Sa'ad [la], was killed by Hazrat Mukhtar. He was the criminal who was the first one to shoot an arrow towards Imam Hussain (as) on the battle field of Karbala thus formally starting the war against Imam Hussain (as) ! And he proclaimed, " O people of Kufa and Shaam, be witness hereto on the Day of Judgment, that I am the one who is the first to shoot an arrow at Hussain " ! And saying this, he shot the arrow!
Al-Mukhtar announced the aims of his revolution in
Masjid-e-Kufa, "I'll conform to Allah's Book and to His Apostle's Sunnah. I'll
take the revenge on Imam Husain's killers. I'll fight against those who have
broken Allah's laws. I'll defend the weak against the strong."
It is only the lucky ones who have the opportunity to celebrate this Eid! This was the day, when for the first time after the massacre of his father Imam Hussain (as) & his companions, that the 4th Imam (as) smiled! Is this not enough an excuse to celebrate? For, our joys are with the joys of Ma'sumin (as) and our grief & sorrows are for them alone !
Imam Jaffer as-Sadiq (as) said; "Verily there are various degrees of serving Allah, but affection (and cordial inclination) for us, Ahlul-bayt, is the highest one."
Imam Jaffer as-Sadiq (as) said, "He who is not able to do any good unto us (Ahlul-bayt) then he may do good to our pious adherents; and he who is not able to visit us, he may visit our righteous followers by which the reward of visiting us (pilgrimage) will be recorded for him."
May Allah swt raise us among the helpers of our 12th Imam a.s.
From Imam Hadi (as)
Surely my father (Imam Jawad) alayhessalam narrated from Huzaifa Bin AlYaman, he visited my grandfather RasoolAllah in one of these days (9th RabiulAwwal).
Huzaifa said: I saw Amirulmomineen Alayhessalam and his 2 sons Alayhemassalam. They were having food with RasoolAllah sallallaho alayhe Wa aalehi while he was smiling looking on their faces. He said to his 2 sons Hassan & Hussain Alayhemassalam that eat & enjoy with the grace of this day and its happiness. For surely this is the day when Allah (Ta'ala) destroyed His enemy and the enemy of your grandfather. Surely this is the day when Allah (Ta'ala) accepts the deeds of your Shias and your Mohibeen and the day when the word of Allah Jalla Jalalaho is fulfilled "فَتِلْكَ بُيُوتُهُمْ خَاوِيَةً بِمَا ظَلَمُوا" ( So those are their houses fallen down because they were unjust - Sure Naml, Ayat 52). And the day when He blew up the firaun to Ahlebait (Alayhemussalam) and their oppressor and the usurper of their right. And the day when Allah (Ta'ala) turned to
" مَا عَمِلُوا مِنْ عَمَلٍ فَجَعَلْنَاهُ هَبَاءً مَنْثُورًا"
(whatever deeds they did (in this life), and We shall make such deeds as floating dust scattered about.- Sure Al-Furqan: 25, 23).
Bihar Ul Anwar, Vol. 95, pg. 351, 352.