Importance of remembering Imam Husayn (a) in the role of a dhakir.
Story of the dream of a well-known scholar that those who will easily pass through the Day of Reckoning. Story of famous poet, Jamal al-Din al-Musalli al-Hilli whose mother vowed that she would dedicate him to be a highway robber for the zuwwar (visitors) to the rawdha of Imam Husayn (a). Qur’an 9:119: “O you who believe! be careful of (your duty to) Allah and be with the true ones.” – Definition of a true person is one whose batin (inner) corresponds 100% to his outer (dhahir). Such a state can only be achived by the Ma’asumeen (a), as others are affected by waswasah (whispering) – The way to be with the ma’asumeen (a) is either to study their biographies (which is important) or to study their teachings (which is more important). We therefore wish to study the teachings of Imam Husayn (a). Analysis of portion of du’a Arafah dealing with Tawheed Entirety of tawheed is encapsulated in “laa ilaaha illallaah”. Importance of understanding tawheed as a lifelong process. Detailed analysis of “Subhaanallahi wa al-Hamdu lillaahi wa laa ilaaha illallaahu wallahu akbar”.- Allahu akbar is short for “Allahu akbar min an yoosaf” — Allah is greater than can be described – Light of understanding that cannot be learned through books.
Shi’a Assocation of Bay Area Islamic Guidance Center, San Jose, CA
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