Eid e Zahra(sa)

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Celebrating Eid e Zehra (sa)
The 9th of Rabi'al Awwal marks a turning point in the history of the AhlulBayt (peace be upon them) and their followers. This day, which is affectionately known as Eid-e-Zehra – in reference to the daughter of the Prophet Muhammad (may the prayers of Allah be upon him and his family) – is a day of joy and happiness for the lovers of the AhlulBayt (peace be upon them).
The hadith which speaks about this day, refers to it as the ‘Greatest Eid’ in the sight of the AhlulBayt (peace be upon them) and those who love and follow them. In Certain Traditions it is referred to as second Eid e Ghadeer ( Ayatullah sistani istifta 32653113710)
Indeed, it is after going through close to 80 days of grief and sorrow in which we commemorated the murder of Abi Abdillah al-Husain (peace be upon him) and his family and friends in Kerbala and the other Shahadats which we have marked over this period - including the loss of our 2nd Imam, 4th Imam 8th Imam, 11th Imam, and of course our beloved Prophet Muhammad (may the prayers of Allah be upon him and his family) – that we have finally been able to take the black clothes off of our bodies (however the grief and sorrow at the loss of these personalities should still remain in our hearts for the rest of the year) and adorn ourselves with the clothing of piety (Taqwa) which we have learned from the Majaalis over the past two and a half months.

We bid a Tearful Farewell to the Mourning period on 8th RabialAwal
One particular hadith which speaks of this day tells us that while in a gathering with the Prophet of Islam, Imam Ali and his two sons, Hasan, and Husain (blessings be upon all of them), the Prophet, with a smile on his face, said, “It is on this day that Allah will destroy your enemies and the enemies of your grandfather and it is on this day when Allah will accept the actions of your Shia and those who love you. This is the day when the words of Allah came true where He said (in the Qur`an): ‘So those are the houses fallen down because they were unjust…’ (27:52) And this is the day when the Pharaoh (Firawn) of the time of the AhlulBayt was destroyed…”

On this day, one of the important things which we should bring to mind is the start of the Imaamate and leadership of our 12th and Living Imam, Al-Hujjat ibnil Hasan al-Askari (may Allah hasten his return). With the tragic death of his father at such a young age, the Awaited Saviour began his Imaamate on this day – and it continues even now during the period of the Ghaybah (Occultation) until Allah permits him to make his advent to establish the universal government of Islam over the entire planet!

We should also keep in our hearts two of the most important pillars of our Furu ad-Din – namely Tawalla and Tabarra – or showing love for the Ahlul Bait (peace be upon them) and those who love them and showing and expressing our hatred for the enemies of the Ahlul Bait (peace be upon them) during this day and the gatherings which we attend. The concept of love and hate is something which is engrained in the Quran in many verses and is something which we must live our life by – we must know who are our friends are and love and support them, and we must know who are enemies are so that we can keep away from them and their wicked plots and ideas.
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“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)
The Holy Prophet (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 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!

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 !

From Imam Hadi (as)
Surely my father (Imam Jawad -as) narrated from Huzaifa Bin AlYaman, he visited my grandfather The Holy Prophet(saws) in one of these days (9th RabiulAwwal).
Huzaifa said: I saw Amirulmomineen (as) and his 2 sons . They were having food with the Holy Prophet(saws) while he was smiling looking on their faces.
He said to his 2 sons Hassan & Hussain (as) that eat & enjoy with the grace of this day and its happiness. For surely this is the day when Allah (swt) destroyed His enemy and the enemy of your grandfather. Surely this is the day when Allah (swt) accepts the deeds of your Shias and your Mohibeen and the day when the word of Allah (swt)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 Ahlulbayt (as) 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).
Both references: Bihar Ul Anwar, Vol. 95, pg. 351, 352. 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."

Imam Sajjad (as) :He who says "Allahumma la'an al Jibt wal Taguth" (O Allah ! send Curse on Jibt and Tagut)
once every morning, Almighty Allah (swt) will write in his scroll of deeds 70 million good deeds, erases for him 70 thounds bad deeds and elevate him 70 degrees.
(Ref : Dhiya al Salihin Pg 652)

Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (salla llāhu ʿalayhi wa-alehe wa-sallam) said:
"He who is reluctant to curse whomever Allāh has cursed, upon him is the curse of Allāh."
[Reference: Bihar Al Anwar Vol. 25 Pg. 318/319 ; Rijal Al Kashi Pg. 328]
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (alayhi salām) quoted Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (salla llāhu ʿalayhi wa-alehe wa-sallam):
‘One who is too weak from helping us – the People of the Household, so he should curse our enemies in his privacy.
Allāh would Make his voice to reach the entirety of the kingdoms, from the soil to the Throne.
Every time this man curses our enemies with a curse, the (other) ones who curse them assist him and they also curse, then they praise and they said,
‘O Allāh! Send Salawat upon this servant of Yours who has exerted whatever was in his capacity, and had he been able upon more from him, he would have done so’.
So there comes a call from Allāh Mighty and Majestic: “Your supplication has been Answered, and your call has been Heard, and I have Sent Salawat upon his soul among the souls, and Made him to be from the Chosen ones, the choicest ones in My Presence!”’
[Reference: Bihar Al Anwar Vol. 25 Pg. 318 narrating from Tafseer e Imam Hasan Askari (a.s.) H 11 P 16,17]
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from Ayatollah Vahid khorasani:
Be aware Shias, they should not divert our Eid"
This is the way of the children of oppressive kings and sultans who sought the death of their father in order to rule themselves.
Where in history have you seen the children of the Imams rejoice in the martyrdom of their noble father? Or should their companions congratulate them? Did the companions of Imam Hasan a.s congratulate him on reaching the Imamate with the martyrdom of the Commander of the Faithful a.s? Did they congratulate Imam Hussain a.s for reaching the Imamate after his brother's poisoning? After Ashura, did they congratulate Imam Sajjad a.s? To which one of the Imams did they congratulate their arrival to the Imamate the day after their father's martyrdom?
Should we congratulate the Imam of the time, peace be upon him, on the fact that his father has been martyred and he has been appointed as the Imamate? Shouldn't we be sad with the sorrow of the Ahl al-Bayt and happy with the joy of the Ahl al-Bayt?

"The Eid of 9th of Rabi '
Do not let them change the meaning of this great holiday for us.
This day is Eid and is great only because it is the day of realising someone who disobeyed the command of the Messenger of God and did not join Osama's army.
He slandered the Prophet, saying that he was delirious.
He burned the hadiths of the Prophet and denied the tradition of Saqalain.
Usurped the caliphate.
He set fire to the house of revelation.
He made the Commander of the Faithful a.s stay at home. Caused the incident of alley.
It caused the murder of Hazrat Zahra a.s.
He caused the martyrdom of Hazrat Mohsen, whom the Prophet pbuh had given him this name, between the door and the wall.

It caused all the laughter to be removed from the blessed lips of the Commanders of the Faithful a.s for 13 years, until on the ninth of Rabi, when they informed Imam of this person killing in the hands of Hazrat Abu Lo'lo that smile sat back on his blessed face for the first time after 13 years. And we are happy with the laughter and happiness of the Imam and we celebrate this day as an Eid.
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