The Grandson of the holy Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ)

imam hussain jannat k sardarHazrat Imam Hussein (رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ) was inborn to the offspring of the holy Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ), Hazrat Fatima (رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہَا), in the holy Islamic month of Shaaban 3/4 Hijra, in the time of illiteracy, before the time of the holy Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ) no one was regarded with this name. When Hazrat Imam Hussein was born, the holy Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ) recited the holy “Azan” in his ears. On the seventh day, after the childbirth of Hazrat Imam Hussein (رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ), the Angel Hazrat Jibraeel (عَلَیْہِ السَّلَام) came to the holy Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ) and recommended him the name of the infant baby “Hussein” and declared “As Hazrat Haroon (عَلَیْہِ السَّلَام) was the holy brother, comforter, and companion in each and every hardship of Hazrat Moosa (عَلَیْہِ السَّلَام) alike that Hazrat Ali (رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ) is your comforter, companion and brother in each and every thing. Therefore, name this child as the name of Haroon’s offspring ‘Shabbier’ in Hebrew, which transliterated into Arabic becomes ‘Hussein’.

Hazrat Abu SA’d Khudri (رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ) states that the holy Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ) said that Hazrat Hassan (رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ) and Hazrat Hussein (رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ) are the commanders of the teenagers in the holy “Heaven”.

Hazrat Hafiz Ibn Katheer (رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ) addresses one day an angel came and sat beside by the holy Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ). Our holy Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ) stated to Hazrat Salma (رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہَا) the wife of the holy Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ) and the holy mother of the disciples), “we have a visitor, do not permit entrance to anyone as we are having a discourse.” In the meantime Hazrat Imam Husain (رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ), who at that time was very immature, entered the nest, and as infants usually do, he crawled over the shoulders of our holy Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ). The angel inquired “You love your grandson very much” the holy Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ) said “Yes”. The holy angel “Jibraeel” (عَلَیْہِ السَّلَام) then replied “Your devotees will surely at an ensuing future saint him. If you desire I may show you the place he will be martyred. The holy Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ) replied with the willingness to see where his grandson will be martyred. The angel then fluttered his hand and presented some rosy sand and stated, “This is the exact place where he will surely be assassinated”. The holy Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ) took some earth from his palm and handed it to Hazrat Salma (رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہَا) which was preserved by her in a bottle.

After this incident it became evident amid the associates of the holy Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ) that Hazrat Imam Hussein (رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ) will be martyred in the ground of Karbala. The holy Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ) told them that if any one of you exists at the time, they should endorse him. Hazrat Anas bin Harris (رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ) supported him in Karbala and was also martyred.

In a narrative it is stated that once Hazrat Ali (رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ), (may Allah Most High be pleased with him), was traveling through a country he stopped and inquired: “What is this region entitled? He was replied, “The Plain of Karbala.” Hazrat Ali (رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ) rested there and offered Salah (prayer) and then stated that the group of people who will be martyred here will have the topmost position among martyrs, after the holy Associates, and they will enter “Heaven” without any assessment. While Hazrat Ali (رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ) was there he highlighted the spot where his son would be martyred. The narrator certifies that Hazrat Imam Hussein (رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ) was in fact martyred in the precise spot Hazrat Ali (رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ) had highlighted. This unique factual sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Husain (رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ) and his limited line of adherent compared to the army of Yazeed has attracted the thoughts of historiographers, theorist, and authors around the globe, in all eras of history.

Hazrat Abu Hurairah (رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ) says the coolness of our eyes the holy highness (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ) came to us, and on one his shoulder was Hazrat Hassan (رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ) and on the other Imam Hussein (رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ). On the way towards us we saw that frequently he would kiss Hazrat Hassan (رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ) and Imam Hussein (رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ). Someone inquired and asked, “Dear holy Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ) do you love them extremely? The loving Prophet said (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ) and whoever shall do so I will surely love him immensely and whoever holds an animosity against them, he indeed holds an animosity towards me?”

The collections of these Hadiths are from the holy Bukharee shareef, the holy Muslim shareef, the holy Tirmizi shareef, and other related books of Hadith. These hadiths have been accepted as authentic a hadith by all of the following scholars:

‘And (as for) those who moved in Almighty Allah’s way and are then slaughtered or perish, Almighty Allah(عَزَّوَجَلَّ) will indeed award them a sizable aid, and most indeed Almighty Allah(عَزَّوَجَلَّ) is the best Giver of aid.’ (Surah Hajj (22): Verse 58)

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