Shahadat Imam Raza (A.S)

Name: Ali bin Musa (a.s.) Mother: Al Khayzran

Kunniyat (Patronymic): Abu al-Hasan

Laqab (Title): Al-Rida

Birth: He was born at Madina in 148 A.H.

Martyrdom: He was poisoned in the year 203 A.H. and is buried in the Khurasan district of Iran.

Imam Ali bin Mousa al-reza (PBUH), the eighth Imam of Shiites , is of the progeny of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH&HP) and his eighth successor. At age 35 he became the leader of the Islamic union. His life was contemporary to the Abbasid reign and therefore, he suffered great difficulties made by the Abbasids. Finally, he was martyred by Ma"moon (the contemporary Abbasid Caliph) at the age of 55.

His name, title and honorary name

His name is Ali, his title is Abu al-Hassan, and his most famous honorary name is reza, meaning  Satisfaction.

According to his son, Imam Muhammad Taqi (PBUH), the ninth Imam, The glorious and mighty Lord named him reza because Allah was pleased with him in the heavens and the Prophet of Allah and the Imams of guidance were pleased with him on earth. Also, his friends and relatives and even his enemies were satisfied with him because of his great moral qualities

One of his famous titles is Alim Al Muhammad (scholar of Prophet"s progeny).  His success in the different disputes with the scholars of various religions indicates his high knowledge. We will discuss some incidents in this article. This ability and superiority in knowledge is a proof for his Imamat, as it can be inferred from his sayings.

THE Holy Prophet H. Muhammad (S.A.W.W.)

 Name: Muhammad

Designation: Last Prophet of Allah

Father: Abdullah Ibn Abdul Muttalib

Mother: Amina Bint-e-Wahab

Born: 12th or 17th Rabi 'Al Awwal (570 AD)

Died: 28th Safar 11 AH (632 AD)

Lived: 63 Years

Buried: Medina Al-Munawwarah

He did not speak or advocate the cause of some particular race or ethnic group, but stood up for all humanity irrespective of race, colour, class, language or geographical barriers.  The Message he preached was universal, transgressing all obstacles whether artificial or otherwise.  A Message so complete and comprehensivethat it not only revolutionized the era in which it was proclaimed, but even today its timeless beauty has lost none of the original charm and continues its profound appeal to the human intellect.

Imam Hassan (A.S) Shahadat

The Pearls of WisdomAmidst the chaos of the everyday life, certain phrases like Brotherhood, Dignity, and Forbearance have lost their meaning. One might think those phrases belonged to a previous age and to another period of time. The age that a father would ask his son while he did not need to ask; and the son would reply while he knew the father already knows the answer. It was all so a time would come, when some exhausted souls like me, you, and us, would ponder upon their dialog and break the barriers of ambiguity to these strange words.

Amir al-Mu'minin (A.S.) asked his son Hassan:

-"O my son, what is righteousness?"
Hassan Ibn Ali (A.S.) replied: "O father, righteousness is to replace the bad things with good deeds."

- What is Dignity?
- To be good with relatives, and to remain tolerant of their cruel deeds.

- What is Bravery?
- To be chaste
- What is Lowliness?
- To think of cheap things in life and to refuse giving even smallest belongings in charity.

- What is Generosity?
- To give away (in charity) before requested.

An Evening of Grief and Sorrow - Saturday 7th December 2013

Milton Keynes has been the chosen Hussainiyah to host the 6th "Evening of Grief & Sorrow" event, a Majlis in commemoration of our Perfect 14 (as) exclusively in the language of English.

This year the guest reciters are as follows;

Taher Adel

Ammar al Nashed

Nouri Sardar

The Tejani Brothers

Sheikh Jaffer Ladak

Sayed Ali Radhawi S

adiq Damani Nazim Ali

A huge event that many from across the country will be attending with coaches coming from nationwide. We wish for all of the Milton Keynes residents to come out and show their support for this fantastic event which we are blessed to host. This Saturday; 7th December 2013 - Starting promptly at 18.30 See below for the Facebook Event Page, and the Promo for the event, and attached is the poster.

Trailer/Promo -

Facebook Event Page - https://www.facebook.com/events/185909874931234/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

Let's welcome our guests from across the country in the manner in which Milton Keynes Zainaibya does best. We look forward to seeing you there.

HAZRAT ZAIN-UL-ABIDEEN ALI BIN HUSSAIN (AS) - 25th Muharram

Period of Imamate and events of Karbala Imam Sajjad(a.s.) was about 22 or 23 years old when the sad event of Karbala occured. Since Allah(swt) mentions in his holy Book that this world cannot survive for a moment if there is no Masoom "Imam" present at all times, Allah(swt) arranged it such that Imam Sajjad(a.s.) became severly ill during that battle and could not participate as a warrior. He asked the permission to fight in the battle but Imam Hussain(a.s.) told him that he had been assigned a different type of "Jihad" that was to start after the martyrdom of Imam Hussain(a.s.) - namely leading the women and children of the household of Prophet Mohammad(pbuh&hf) into the bazars and courts of Kufa and Damascus.

Imam Sajjad(a.s.) was made a prisoner of war together with the whole family of the Prophet Mohammad(pbuh&hf). It was at this time that he was given the responsibility of Imamate and his was one of the most difficult times when any Imam was given this responsibility. Truly speaking, for him, it would have been very easy to die on the battle field as a martyr than to be taken as prisoner of war and see all the insult and humiliations thrown on him and on the womenfolk of the house of the Prophet. However, he did what Allah wished him to do After the martyrdom of Imam Hussain(a.s.), the survival of Islam depended on Imam Zainul Abideen(a.s.), and that also at a tender age of 22. He had a very hard job of letting the world know the mission of Imam Hussain(a.s.) and exposing the evil intentions of Yazid and the Bani Umayyah. He had to keep the message of Islam alive and save it from being confused by the evil Bani Umayyah. The army of Yazid treated him very badly by putting him in heavy chains. As a prisoner of war, he was made to travel on the open back of a camel in burning sunshine from Kerbala to Kufa and then from Kufa to Shaam (Damascus) - a distance of about 750 kilometres. Sometimes, he would be made to walk on the burning sands of the desert.