Saturday, November 2, 2013

Lamenting over the sorrows of Ahlulbait (a.s.)

Musme’ Kardeen says that one day Imam Ja’far as Sadiq (a.s.) told me,
“O Musme’! Being a resident of Iraq do you go for the pilgrimage to the grave of Imam Husayn (a.s.)”?
I replied, “No, for the people of Basra know me well and they are the adherents of the Caliph and there are numerous enemies from the nasibies (those who bear enmity towards the Prophet’s Ahlul Bayt) of the clans and others around us. I fear lest they malign me in presence of the sons of Sulayman (bin Abdul Malik, the Abbaside Caliph), who would then torture and harass me.” Then Imam said,
“Then do you remember the troubles which were inflicted on Imam Husayn (a.s.)”
and I replied in the affirmative. Imam again asked,
“Are you then disturbed by it”?
I replied, “Verily yes, by Allah! And this grief effects me such that the people of my family see this (it’s effects) upon my face, and I even leave my meals while this sorrow becomes apparent on my cheeks.” Imam Sadiq (a.s.) said,
“May Allah have mercy upon your tears! Verily you are of those people who are afflicted by our grief, those who rejoice at our prosperity and lament over our sorrows, and who are attached to us in our time of dread and peace. In fact when you die, you will find our Blessed Forefathers close to you and they will counsel the Angel of death regarding you, and glad tidings shall be given to you which will illuminate your eyes. Then he shall be more compassionate and merciful towards you than a mother is to her son.”

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