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High Merits of Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A.) In Islam

Updated on April 3, 2015

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High Merits of Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A.)

Huusain is the grandson of Hazrat Muhammad (peace be upon him), who is Imam ul Ambia, the Chief of all the prophets.

Hussain is the son of Ali the chief of all the Walis, the fourth Khalifa e Rashid and cousin of Hazrat Muhammad Peace be upon him

He is the son of Fatima Bibi who is the dearest daughter of Hazrat Muhammad and also she is the chief of all the women in Jannah.

He is the chief of the youth of Jannah as per sayings of prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

He is the chief of all the shohada

His sacrifices for Islam are enormous. His own life and the life of all his family was in great danger but he did not comprise on the teachings of Islam. He is the true rescuer of Islam. Without his sacrifices we could not find Islam in its original shape as the

The Companions of Holy Prophet (PBUH) had the highest regard for the relatives of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). All of the companions of Prophet (PBUH) loved Hassan and Hussain with the same tenderness with which they had been loved by their grandfather.

Hazrat Ali, the father of great Imam did not take the oath of allegiance to Abu Bakr for about six months. He thought that being the nearest relative of the last Prophet (PBUH), he should have been elected the Caliph. However, there was no ill-will between him and Abu Bakr. Ali soon realized that he should respect the choice of the people. As he took the oath of allegiance, Abu Bakar declared: “By Allah! The relatives of the Prophet (PBUH) are dearer to me than my own relatives.”

Abu Bakar really meant what he said. He had the greatest regard for Hasan and Husain, although he never cared for his own interest or the interest of his relatives. He served Islam with an unselfishness that has never been equaled.

Abu Bakar was followed by Omar, who had still greater regard for the grandsons of the Prophet (PBUH). His was the period of rapid expansion. His armies overranIran,SyriaandEgypt. This brought a constant flow of riches into Madina. When giving away these riches, Omar was far more mindful about the grandsons of the Prophet (PBUH) than about his own sons.

Once rich booty came into the public treasury at Madina. Omar distributed it among the people. Hasan and Hussain got then thousand dirhams each. Omar’s own son, Abdullah, got much less. This seemed strange to Abdullah. He complained to his father, saying: “I am one of the early converts to Islam. I am also one of those who fled to Madina. How is it that these two youngsters have been rated higher than I?”

The reply of Omar to this query was: “Abdullah, your reamrs have pained me. Don’t you know that your grandfather stands no comparison with their grandfather! Do you think your grandmother can equal theirs? Has your maternal uncle the same standing as theirs? Can your maternal aunt compare with their aunts? Is your uncle of the same rank as theirs? Can your paternal aunt be a match for theirs?”

“Listen,” Went on Omar, “ their grandfather is the Messenger of Allah. Their father is Ali. Their mother isFatima. Their grandmother is Khadija. Their maternal uncle is Abraham, the son of the Prophet (PBUH). Their maternal aunts are the daughters of the Prophet (PBUH) viz, Zainab, Ruqayyah and Ummi Kulthum. Their paternal uncle is Jafar, son of Abu Talib. Their paternal aunt is Ummi-Hani, the daughter of Abu Talib.”

When it came to the fixation of stipends for the Muslims, Hassan and Husain, again, received special consideration from Omar. Those who had taken part in the battle of Badr were allowed two thousand dirhams, but those who showed outstanding valour in that battle got five thousand. Ali belonged to the latter category. Hasan and Husain also got five thousand each, although they were not even born at the time of this battle.

Once fine dresses were received fromYemen. Omar distributed them among the people. Soon people were going about in these dresses. Presently, Hassan and Husain passed by. They did not have the Yemeni dresses on. The tought made Omar very unhappy. “What a pity!” he exclaimed, “that these two boys who are responsible for giving people these fine dresses, should themselves be without them”.

Omar at once wrote to the Governor of theYemen, asking him to send two dresses for the grandsons of the Prophet (PBUH). The order was carried out. When Omar saw the two boys clad in Yemeni dresses, he cried out, “Now I am really happy.”

WhenIranwas conquered, a princess, Shah Bano by name, was among the prisoners of war. She was among the prisoners of war. She was brought to Madina. The Caliph’s son expressed a desire to marry her. “How dare you make such a request?” exclaimed Omar. “She is a princess and can only be married to a prince.” Saying this, he called Husain and gave the princess to him.

One day Omar sat surrounded by the Companions. Hussain was also present. Addressing the Companions, the Caliph said, “By Allah ! Whatever honour we may have in this world and in the world to come, is due to the grace of Allah and to the bounty of the Prophet and his family. But for this, we would have been without any hope.”

Once the son of Omar complaint to his father, “Hazrat Imam Hassan and Hosien said that I and my family is their slave.” On hearing this Hazrat Omar said, “ O my son! This is a great honour. I will be glade if they write it down on a piece of paper that I and my family is the slave of descendents of Holy Prophet.”


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