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1 Al-Haadi Anecdotes and Sayings By A.S. Hashim. MD Sayings of Imams taken from: Ziyarah of Imams taken from:

2 About this slide show: This slide show deals with: a.Al-Haadi during his years in Samurra b.A number of his Du’aas c.Many of his sayings d.Incidents and Anecdotes e.Ziyarah for him with its translation f.It also shows his shrine

3 Who is Al-Haadi? Lineage Muhammad (pbuh) Ali Al-Husain Zainul Abideen Al-Baaqir Al-Saadiq Al-Kadhim Al-Ridha Al-Jawaad Al-Haadi Al-Hasan Samaanah Progeny of Ammar ibn Yasir

4 Lineage FatherAl-Jawaad MotherSamaanah Al-Haadi Benu Hashim Ahlul Bayt Progeny of Ammar ibn Yasir

5 Part of sermon 152, page 212, Ali Speaks of the Authority of the Imams: وَإِنَّمَا الاَئِمَّةُ قُوَّامُ اللهِ عَلَى خَلْقِهِ، وَعُرَفَاؤُهُ عَلَى عِبَادِهِ، لاَ يَدْخُلُ الْجَنَّةَ إِلاَّ مَنْ عَرَفَهُمْ وَعَرَفُوهُ، وَلاَ يَدْخُلُ النَّارَ إِلاَّ منْ أَنْكَرَهُمْ وَأَنْكَرُوهُ. إِنَّ اللهَ خَصَّكُمْ بَالاِْسْلاَمِ، وَاسْتَخْلَصَكُمْ لَهُ، وَاسْتَخْلَصَكُمْ لَهُ، وَذلِكَ لاَِنَّهُ اسْمُ سَلاَمَة، وَجِمَاعُ كَرَامَة، اصْطَفَى اللهُ تَعَالَى مَنْهَجَهُ، وَبَيَّنَ حُجَجَهُ، Certainly the Imams are the sovereign of Allah over His creatures, and they are the ones to enlighten and inform about the Almighty. By virtue of this knowledge, no one will enter the Heavenly Bliss except he who comprehends their teachings about Him, glory be to Him. And no one will enter Hellfire except he who denies their Islamic teachings, thus denies the Almighty. Allah the glorified has distinguished you [O People!] with Islam and has chosen you for it. Islam indicates [to mankind] and honors the [deserving]. Allah chose Islam’s way and disclosed its pleas through open knowledge and undisclosed maxims.

6 Al-Haadi’s Imamah Imamah: Young Age through 42 Yrs old Started by 225H (some say 220H) Ended by 254H Period of Imamah: around 29 years Most recorded sayings were during this period

7 Sites of Discussions and Council 1. Al-Masjid Al-Nabawi 2. Medina, in Suraya (town built by Al- Kadhim) 3. Ka’ba during Haj 4. Home when in Samurra

8 Sites of Discussions and Council 1. Al-Masjid Al-Nabawi 4. Home, when in Samurra 3. Ka’ba during Haj 2. Suraya, when in Medina

9 Al-Haadi As the Imam 1. Imamah at a young age 2. Counsels at Suraya 3. Asked to move to Samurra 4. Counsels at home 5. Restricted to Samurra 6. Remembered fondly with Love

10 Al-Haadi's Sample Advice The person who gathers for you his friendship and advice, gather for him your obedience. The person who gathers for you his friendship and advice, gather for him your obedience. And the person who displays little self-respect do not feel secure from his malice. And the person who displays little self-respect do not feel secure from his malice. And the person who glorifies himself, many will be irritated with him. And the person who glorifies himself, many will be irritated with him. People —in this life— are esteemed by wealth, while —in the Hereafter— they are esteemed by their previous deeds. من جمع لك ودَّه ورأيه فاجمع له طاعتك، من جمع لك ودَّه ورأيه فاجمع له طاعتك، ومن هانت عليه نفسه فلا تأمن شره، ومن رضي عن نفسه كثر الساخطون عليه، والناس في الدنيا بالأموال وفي الآخرة بالأعمال والناس في الدنيا بالأموال وفي الآخرة بالأعمال

11 Al-Haadi is called upon to Samurra The 1100 mile trip

12 Golden Chain of Narration: (so far) The Golden Chain of Narration

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14 He Counsels Khalifa Al-Mutawak'kil Al-Mutawak'kil (Khalifa) vowed he would give much money as alms if he recovered his health. When he recovered his health he wanted to fulfill his vow: He asked the scholars about the alms to be given. Not satisfied with their answers the Khalifa submitted the question before Imam Al- Haadi Al-Haadi answered: You should give eighty dirhams as alms. When he was asked about this definition, the Imam quoted the Holy Quran (9:25) that Allah says to His Messenger: “Allah has helped you on many occasions”. As we counted these many occasions, they were eighty, though Allah regarded all of them in one term: (many occasions). Al-Mutawak'kil was pleased by this explanation and gave eighty dirhams as alms.

15 Select sayings of Al-Haadi Do not expect honesty or purity of intention from someone who has suffered from your malice; and Do not expect loyalty from the one to whom you have been disloyal; and Do not expect goodwill from someone whom you regard with ill-will: for his heart towards you is the same as your heart is towards him. Others will fear him who fears Allah. He who obeys Allah will be obeyed. He who obeys Allah will not care for the discontent of the creatures. He who enrages the Creator should be sure of encountering the dissatisfaction of the creatures.

16 Select sayings of Al-Haadi You should present thorough fondness to those who present for you their love and advice. Be cautious of those who disgrace their own person. He who feels secure from Allah's unexpected retribution and painful penalty will feel arrogant until Allah's act and inevitable decree, meaning death, will befall him. And he who receives proof from his Lord will belittle the worldly misfortunes, even if he is cut into pieces. There are definite places in which Allah likes the servants to supplicate to Him. One of these places is the tomb of Al-Husain, Master of the Martyrs.

17 Select sayings of Al-Haadi No one can describe Allah with attributes other than attributes with which He describes Himself. How can anyone describe Allah when senses are too short to perceive Him, illusions are too short to comprehend Him, ideas are too short to mark Him, and sights are too short to appreciate Him? Allah is remote in His nearness and near in His remoteness. Allah created the how without being asked "How?" and founded the where without being asked “Where?" He is out of how and where. He is the One and Only. Exalted be His Majesty and sacred be His Names.

18 Select sayings of Al-Haadi The clement oppressor is about to be acquitted for his clemency, while the fool is about to extinguish the illumination of his right with the blows of his foolishness. Others will fear him who fears Allah. He who obeys Allah will be obeyed. He who obeys Allah will not care for the discontent of the creatures. He who enrages the Creator should be sure of encountering the dissatisfaction of the creatures. This world is like a market in which some do profit and others lose.

19 Select sayings of Al-Haadi The one who spends his life in refuge of God, world's discomforts will become easy for him. The one who carelessly commits sin and throws away the curtain of modesty, God will make him ignominious, desperate and wretched. The one who does not counsel with others in his matters will be harmed. World is a bazaar in which one group makes benefit and the other faces loss. Cutting jokes and mockery is the activity and amusement of foolish ones.

20 Al-Haadi’s Jami'ah Kabirah Al-Jami'ah Kabirah describes Ahlul Bayt as Imam Al- Haadi saw them. Vivid Description of their status Their Detailed relation with the Almighty Their Unique Guidance to their Devotees What follows are select sections from Al-Haadi’s Jami'ah Kabirah Slides in Arabic are followed by its translation in next slide Only four selections appear

21 Selections from Al-Haadi’s Jami'ah Kabirah اَلسَّلامُ عَلَيْكُمْ يا اَهْلَ بَيْتِ النُّبُوَّةِ، وَمَوْضِعَ الرِّسالَةِ، وَمُخْتَلَفَ الْمَلائِكَةِ، وَمَهْبِطَ الْوَحْىِ، وَمَعْدِنَ الرَّحْمَةِ، وَخُزّانَ الْعِلْمِ، وَمُنْتَهَى الْحِلْمِ، وَاُصُولَ الْكَرَمِ، وَقادَةَ الاُْمَمِ، وَاَوْلِياءَ النِّعَمِ، وَعَناصِرَ الاَْبْرارِ، وَدَعائِمَ الاَْخْيارِ، وَساسَةَ الْعِبادِ، وَاَرْكانَ الْبِلادِ، وَاَبْوابَ الاْيمانِ، وَاُمَناءَ الرَّحْمنِ، وَسُلالَةَ النَّبِيّينَ، وَصَفْوَةَ الْمُرْسَلينَ، وَعِتْرَةَ خِيَرَةِ رَبِّ الْعالَمينَ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكاتُهُ، Translation in next slide

22 Selections from Al-Haadi’s Jami'ah Kabirah "Peace be upon you, O People of the House of the Prophethood! And the seat of Divine Mission, and domicile of the Angels, And the seat of the Divine revelation, the essence of mercy, the treasures of wisdom, And the ultimate in forbearance, the source of giving, And the leaders of nations and distributors of bounties; And the elements of virtues, and pillars of goodness; You guide mankind, are protectors of the lands, and the gateway to the faith. You are the Trustees of the Lord, and the distinguished descendants of the Prophets, And the cream of the children of the Messengers, the pure family of the best of Allah’s creation (Muhammad (pbuh)). Be with Mercy and Blessings of the Lord of the Worlds,

23 Selections from Al-Haadi’s Jami'ah Kabirah اَلسَّلامُ عَلى اَئِمَّةِ الْهُدى، وَمَصابيحِ الدُّجى، وَاَعْلامِ التُّقى، وَذَوِى النُّهى، وَاُولِى الْحِجى، وَكَهْفِ الْوَرى، وَوَرَثَةِ الاَْنْبِياءِ، وَالْمَثَلِ الاَْعْلى، وَالدَّعْوَةِ الْحُسْنى، وَحُجَجِ اللهِ عَلى اَهْلِ الدُّنْيا وَالاْخِرَةِ وَالاُْولى وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكاتُهُ، اَلسَّلامُ عَلى مَحالِّ مَعْرِفَةِ اللهِ، وَمَساكِنِ بَرَكَةِ اللهِ، وَمَعادِنِ حِكْمَةِ اللهِ، وَحَفَظَةِ سِرِّ اللهِ، وَحَمَلَةِ كِتابِ اللهِ، وَاَوْصِياءِ نَبِىِّ اللهِ، وَذُرِّيَّةِ رَسُولِ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكاتُهُ Translation in next slide

24 Selections from Al-Haadi’s Jami'ah Kabirah Peace be upon the Guides to the Right Path, who illuminate darkness, teach awareness of boundaries specified by Allah, Who are masters of reason and intellect, Who advocate and encourage forethought and deliberation, and keep safe the mortals; Who have taken over the heritage of the Prophets, set examples of the high standard, enjoining in the good, And serving as decisive argument of Allah over mankind in this world and in the Hereafter…..

25 Selections from Al-Haadi’s Jami'ah Kabirah عَصَمَكُمُ اللهُ مِنَ الزَّلَلِ، وَآمَنَكُمْ مِنَ الْفِتَنِ، وَطَهَّرَكُمْ مِنَ الدَّنَسِ، وَاَذْهَبَ عَنْكُمُ الرِّجْسَ وَطَهَّرَكُمْ تَطْهيراً، فَعَظَّمْتُمْ جَلالَهُ، وَاَكْبَرْتُمْ شَأْنَهُ، وَمَجَّدْتُمْ كَرَمَهُ، وَاَدَمْتُمْ ذِكْرَهُ، وَوَكَّدْتُمْ ميثاقَهُ، وَاَحْكَمْتُمْ عَقْدَ طاعَتِهِ، وَنَصَحْتُمْ لَهُ فِى السِّرِّ وَالْعَلانِيَةِ، وَدَعَوْتُمْ اِلى سَبيلِهِ بِالْحِكْمَةِ وَالْمَوْعِظَةِ الْحَسَنَةِ، وَبَذَلْتُمْ اَنْفُسَكُمْ فى مَرْضاتِهِ، وَصَبَرْتُمْ عَلى ما اَصابَكُمْ فى جَنْبِهِ،…... Translation in next slide

26 Selections from Al-Haadi’s Jami'ah Kabirah Allah preserved you guiltless, and free from error, and kept you safe from sedition, and freed you from impurity and the unruly And He cleansed you with thoroughly: So, you have glorified His Grandeur, and Have declared great His majesty Have venerated His Splendor Have restated His Mention Have emphasized His Covenant Have affirmed your pledge to His obedience Have advised people for His behalf, privately and publicly Have called unto His way through words of wisdom and …..

27 Selections from Al-Haadi’s Jami'ah Kabirah اَلسَّلامُ عَلَى الدُّعاةِ اِلَى اللهِ، وَالاَْدِلاّءِ عَلى مَرْضاتِ اللهِ، وَالْمُسْتَقِرّينَ فى اَمْرِ اللهِ، وَالتّامّينَ فى مَحَبَّةِ اللهِ، وَالُْمخْلِصينَ فـى تَوْحيدِ اللهِ، وَالْمُظْهِرينَ لاَِمْرِ اللهِ وَنَهْيِهِ، وَعِبادِهِ الْمُكْرَمينَ الَّذينَ لا يَسْبِقُونَهُ بِالْقَوْلِ وَهُمْ بِاَمْرِهِ يَعْمَلُونَ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكاتُهُ، اَلسَّلامُ عَلَى الاَْئِمَّةِ الدُّعاةِ، وَالْقادَةِ الْهُداةِ، وَالسّادَةِ الْوُلاةِ، وَالذّادَةِ الْحُماةِ، وَاَهْلِ الذِّكْرِ وَاُولِى الاَْمْرِ، وَبَقِيَّةِ اللهِ وَخِيَرَتِهِ وَحِزْبِهِ وَعَيْبَةِ عِلْمِهِ وَحُجَّتِهِ وَصِراطِهِ وَنُورِهِ وَبُرْهانِهِ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكاتُهُ Translation in next slide

28 Selections from Al-Haadi’s Jami'ah Kabirah Peace be on you who invite people unto Allah and the guide unto what pleases Allah O you who abide by the laws of Allah Who truly adore Allah, and the sincere in the Oneness of Allah Who give emphasis to what is made lawful or unlawful by Allah You are His creatures, the honored bondmen, who speak not until He has spoken and only perform by His command And upon you be the mercy and blessings of Allah…..

29 Ziyarah (Visitation) for Al-Haadi …. اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى عَلِيِّ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَصِيِّ الْأَوْصِيَاءِ وَإِمَامِ الْأَتْقِيَاءِ وَخَلَفِ أَئِمَّةِ الدِّينِ وَالْحُجَّةِ عَلَى الْخَلاَئِقِ أَجْمَعِينَ‏ اللَّهُمَّ كَمَا جَعَلْتَهُ نُوراً يَسْتَضِي‏ءُ بِهِ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ فَبَشَّرَ بِالْجَزِيلِ مِنْ ثَوَابِكَ‏ وَأَنْذَرَ بِالْأَلِيمِ مِنْ عِقَابِكَ وَحَذَّرَ بَأْسَكَ وَذَكَّرَ بِآيَاتِكَ وَأَحَلَّ حَلاَلَكَ وَحَرَّمَ حَرَامَكَ‏ وَبَيَّنَ شَرَائِعَكَ وَفَرَائِضَكَ وَحَضَّ عَلَى عِبَادَتِكَ وَأَمَرَ بِطَاعَتِكَ وَنَهَى عَنْ مَعْصِيَتِكَ‏ فَصَلِّ عَلَيْهِ أَفْضَلَ مَا صَلَّيْتَ عَلَى أَحَدٍ مِنْ أَوْلِيَائِكَ وَذُرِّيَّةِ أَنْبِيَائِكَ يَا إِلَهَ الْعَالَمِين Translation in next slide …….

30 Translation of Ziyarah (Visitation) O Allah bless Ali ibn Muhammad, the successor of the previous successors, the Imam of the Pious, the Vicegerent of the Imams of religion, the decisive argument over the created beings. O Allah just as Thou made him the Beacon to give light to the believers, to give them the glad tidings of Thy recompense, To warn them about Thy punishment, to put the awe of Thy Might in their hearts, to make mention of Thy verses, to prescribe what Thou have made lawful, to proscribe what Thou have made unlawful, To make known Thy laws and what Thou have made obligatory, to encourage people to worship Thee, obey Thee, and not to transgress the limits laid down by Thee, So, Bless him and send more blessings than Thou had conferred on any of Thy representatives, and on the progeny of Thy Prophets, O Lord of the Worlds!

31 In Conclusion Al-Haadi: Brilliance in young age and distinction in teaching Islam Discussed in this slide show are: Taught diligently while in Medina Tough atmosphere in Samurra by Mutawak’kil His Du’aas and Sayings are the guiding light Is remembered with fondness and love Teaching in Samurra is restricted, but done directly but more often indirectly through letters

32 Shrine of Al-Haadi and Al-Askari the Shrine

33 Inside the Shrine

34 Result of Terrorist attack:

35 For Details Go to: Islamicbooks.info then choose: Series of Islamic Books: Life of Ahlul Bayt Vol. III

36 Be in Allah’s Care Thank you and May God Bless you. Dr. A.S. Hashim


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