An Important Anecdote


Due to the bad political atmosphere that was established by the perverted and cursed[1] government of the Abbasid and Umayyad and inability of (Alawis) the descendant of Ali to convene a Just nation, our holy Imams (peace be upon them) were not opportune to explain the divine mysteries, to this end it was said the first person whose right was usurped was Ali son of Abi Talib (peace be upon him).

The Prophet (peace be upon him and his family) had a lot mystery that wasn’t known except by few individuals … if not because of the despotic rulers of this nation the mystery could have be divulged to us.[2]

They did not explain and divulge this mystery to general people except to few among their associates and friends hence they were not able to reveal the mysteries and spiritual facts due to the weakness of the people to endure it, because they were under the usurped government which will prevail till the coming of the divine government.

Imam Sadiq (peace be upon him) said regards the following verse, {by the night when it journeys on!}[3]
It is the usurped nation which shall prevail till the coming of the awaited one, Imam Mahdi (peace be on him)[4]

They mentioned a lot of these mysteries under the pretext of prayers and supplications through which you perceive it and the facts in it.
The explanations given by the Ahlulbayt (peace be upon them) did not only confined to the political atmosphere of their time rather they have mentioned other important issues in ideology and exalted sciences in the prayers and supplications. The manifestation of this fact is by referring back to their supplications. In addition to their explanation concerning mysteries and ideology, they have also treated a lot of issues that has impact in human’s life and they have also enlightened the society the best lesson in life.

Be aware precisely the “Psalm of Imam Sajjad” which it’s authenticity was approved by the awaiting Imam Al- Mahdi (May our souls be sacrifice for him), you will observe how Imam Sajjad (peace be upon him) has expound tremendous facts in a short word under the pretext of prayers and supplications. You should also be precise in other supplications from Imam Sajjad (peace be upon him) and other Imams from the progeny of the holy Prophet (peace be upon them).

Presently we will mention some similitude of the lively lessons which they have teaches us through supplications:
We pray to Allah in the Gospel supplication of Imam Sajjad (peace be upon him) that:
O’ God I seek for exalted determination from thee.

This is a word of exhortation from Imam Zainul Abideen for all those that are calling Allah. Meaning that any caller, who lowered himself, will request from Allah to grant him an exalted determination so that he might possess a tremendous changing in his life, henceforth his existence will have fundamental effect and impact in the society. This fact will manifested when the light of the Imam (peace be upon him) flashes the heart of human being.

The supplications which was a sublime mountain of guardianship for who desired to go to the right side valley and climb the sublime mountain of guidance should take off his shoes and purify his wears and study the manner of prayers and its acceptance in order to envisage concern and acceptance.This is what came to us from the Qur’an and traditions of the infallible ones, so hold fast with it in order to benefit from it and don’t be despaired from God’s comfort. {of God’s comfort no man despairs, excepting the people of the unbelievers}[5]
Be certain of that as you will envisage the light and you will also be acquainted with the mystery because the Imams (peace be on them) guides people to mysteries and facts in all they have said in their prayers and supplications.
[1] – The word habtar in Arabic language means the first that usurp the right of the divine sucessors.
[2] – Al- Bihar 95: 306.
[3] – Qur’an 89: 4
[4] – Al-Bihar 24: 78.
[5] – Qur’an 12: 87.


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