Temetwir

8.2.06

سأمضي فما بالموت عار على الفتى

I wonder what it would have been like to be raised in a world where you are of the same flesh and blood of the greatest man to live. Ever. Period: the prophet Mohammad Ibn Abdullah sallaa Allah 3alaih w aaleh.

Why stop there?

I wonder what it would have been like to be raised in the home of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib, who by the way happens to be the prophet Mohammad's PBUH first cousin. And who, he himself (Imam Ali), has also spent all of his years in the shadow of the prophet PBUH. Raised and learned from the greatest man to ever live. I wonder.

Why stop there?

I wonder what it would have been like to grow up in the home of il sayida Fa6ema (Il Zahraa'), who, again, happens to be the only daughter of the prophet 3alaih afthal elsalat wel salam, the daughter of sayida Khadeeja. Oh and also who happens to be Imam Ali's wife. The same Imam Ali who was raised by the prophet PBUH.

Why stop there?

I wonder what it would have been like to grow up with having a brother and a sister from that family. The things somebody could have learned.

Oh wait a minute. Why should I wonder? Imam Hasan was his brother. Sayida Zainab was his sister too.
Oh wait a minute. That would make him too the grandson of prophet Mohammed 3alaih el salam.
The son of Imam Ali 3alaih il salam.
The son of Fa6ema Bnt Mohammad, and daughter of sayida Khadeeja 3alaiha il salam.
The brother of Imam Hasan 3alaih il salam.
The brother of sayida Zainab, and Om Kulthom.

I shouldn't be wondering, then, should I?

Since I know that his name was Imam Husain Ibn Ali.

It's a shame, really, that most people only know the day he died on; or whose army has killed him.

It's a shame, really, that most people do not know what has happened after that day. Or what has happened to who, why and how?

It's a shame, really, that most people have no idea what has led him to that place and time on which he died in the first place.

It's a shame, really, that most people do not know who was with him on that day. Better yet, what has happened to those select few who were with him?

I would have never wondered what it would have been like for someone to witness his brothers, sons, cousins, and friends to die for the same exact cause on the same exact day, if it weren't for my knowledge that Imam Husain has witnessed that.

I wonder what great cause could that have been, if it wasn't the prophet Mohammad's cause. Say, the message of il Islam?

If there was only one thing I would change about the world I live in, it would definitely be making sure that everyone knew who Imam Husain was then. Simply because, how can you EVER know him without knowing ALL of the mentioned above salam Allah 3alaihom ajmi3een. How could you ever know him, without knowing his cause, and whose cause it originally was.

ما تم .. ما تم لولاك الفرض يا حسين

18 Comments:

  • i love this post. i support you 100%

    By Blogger Ms. Sarah, at 8.2.06  

  • لِيَــنُح كِتـاب الله مِــن ما نابهُ

    و لينْثَنـي الإِسـلامُ يَقـرعُ نـابا

    و ليَبْـكِ ديـنُ مُحمــدٍ مِن أُمّـةٍ

    عَـزلوا الـرُّؤوسَ و أَمَّـروا الأَذْنـابـا

    I know the feelings I get when I read this might not be felt by others, but at least I shared it. 3atham Allah ojoorkom, before it's too late, o ma2joren 3al post

    By Blogger ScarlO, at 8.2.06  

  • :)

    By Blogger Dr.Lost, at 8.2.06  

  • Salam,

    Imagine when you are a Shiite in hiding and your family constantly make fun of Imam Hussain 3alayhy al salam and you can't do nor say anything! and if you do God knows what would happen!

    it's so hard for me that sometimes i feel i want to scream, it's shocking how some people really hate ahal al bayt 3alayhom al salam for no reason at all! I'm sick and tired of hearing "hussian is for the shee3a not us" !!? what does that mean? isn't he the grandson of the prophet (pbuh&his household)? wallah ignorance!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8.2.06  

  • swair mashkora, im glad u feel that way

    scarlo eeh walla ammaru al adnaab .. sa7 elsanich, mn she3ra hatha?

    dr lost hala wala

    anonymous w 3alaikom el salam..
    hatha inshalla kela ajir, الصبر الصبر الصبر
    whatever happens and whatever they say or do, family is very important (i mean that's what il imaam taught us LITERALLY, not to mention the families of a number of prophets 3alaihom ilsalam!)

    but i dont understand why anoyone would make fun of il imam 3laih elsalam or hate him?
    i mean, sure, a large sect of muslims have NO IDEA what il imam's life was like, or what its events were up until 3ashoora (and even then they dont know anything).. so what could have they possibly heard (lies, obviously) that would make them do that?

    akh bas if they knew that hal imam ely ga3deen yet6anezon 3alaih was shedding tears FOR the sake of those who were about to kill him, urging them to stop in his speeches for their own good every now and then

    yakhi sheno galb, sheno ra7ma .. exactly like the prophet PBUH when he was being thrown by stones and being mocked.. all he did was shed tears asking god to forgive them, instead of yad3y 3alaihom

    all i can say is: it's the loss of those who do not know him unfortunately.. it's just their loss

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 8.2.06  

  • Temetwir,

    Don't know the name of the poet who wrote it. You can listen to it here, though:

    http://www.ya3li.net/media/latmeyat/bahraine/akraf/waqfat/syoof.ram

    (sorry for the ugly-looking link, don't know the html come)

    By Blogger ScarlO, at 8.2.06  

  • Mashalla I love how this time of year shows peoples true colors, besides uniting people of one faith.

    3a'6am Allah Ajorkum.

    By Blogger teagirl, at 8.2.06  

  • scarlo,
    thnx again

    photoflow,
    sedagtay.. times like this make me REALLY wish i was in kuwait so i dont miss out

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 9.2.06  

  • Temetwir,

    most welcome


    Photoflow,

    I believe this is the 'bright side' of the tragic incident: unity

    By Blogger ScarlO, at 9.2.06  

  • The poet who wrote "Wa8fat el Syoof" is called Sayed Abdulaziz Al Husaini.

    Your post was very nice. It's been sometime since I've read something like that on any blog.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9.2.06  

  • scarlo
    the link doesnt work lelasaf

    anonymous
    u sure thats the poet's name? i couldnt find it madri

    and thank u for the compliment ur very kind

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 9.2.06  

  • Yes I'm very sure. I have both the CD and the cassette.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9.2.06  

  • Temetwir,
    Sorry about that. Just checked and yes you're right.

    I found another link, though. It's a zip file that you're supposed to download. Hope that's fine with you
    http://www.nuwaidrat.org/3li/waqft%20alm/4.zip

    And anonymous is right. It's recently written, I believe. Perhaps that's why you couldn't find it on the Net.

    thx & sorry

    By Blogger ScarlO, at 9.2.06  

  • anonymous yeah thanks i just searched again .. 3isht oboy

    scarlo
    ma sarly 10 seconds mn i dloaded it already, chan yosalni ur comment :/

    wel meshkela from the EXACT same url .. the mp3

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 9.2.06  

  • عظم الله أجورنا و أجوركم في هذا المصاب

    What kills me is that some people try to apply political correctness to those who slaughtered ahl al-bait and the very grandson of their own prophet!

    "We have to be neutral. We have to give them the benefit of doubt." It's amazing how some can miss the big picture, the big stain in history in these treacherous acts.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9.2.06  

  • sapphire
    the whole thing can be attributed to ignorance..
    in the sense of those ppl simply not knowing and having absolutely no clue what they are talking abt in the first place

    just like the 1st anonymous has said, ppl would tell her "hussian is for the shee3a not us" .. mn wain yah hal 7achi!!

    what kind of neutrality can u ever expect in a misconception like that?
    but you're right, i think the word "amazing" fits much more than "sad" when saying how can ppl miss the big picture and take what they have learned in 'derasat islameya' thaaltha metwasi6 as their faith

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 9.2.06  

  • خووش بوست الصراحة

    ادعوا لهم بالهداية و الرسول و اهل بيته عليهم السلام لا يحتاجون لحبنا أو كرهنا فنحن من نحتاجهم و نحن من نحتاج التقرب لهم و نحن من نحتاج احترامهم و احترام انجازاتهم و كل نفس صدر من أفئدتهم لننظف بها قلوبنا و نرسم بها طريق خلاصنا

    سبحان الله عندما رأيت فلم المسيح عليه السلام أكثر شي ما عجبني هو قلة الكلام الذي قاله كان ودي أسمع رسالته و الكلام الي قاله

    نفس الشي مع الرسول و الامام علي و الحسين و بقية الأئمة عليهم السلام مجرد ان تقرأ جملة قالوها تحس ان جسمك يرجف و شعر ينبك يوقف لا شعوريا

    الي ما يحبهم فهو الخسران و الذي لم يعرفهم فهو الفاقد و الذي يسخر منهم فألله يعينه

    و كما قلت للاخت أو الأخ أنونمس الصبر

    و الشكر و آسف للاطالة

    By Blogger Mohammad Al-Yousifi, at 9.2.06  

  • KM,
    mashkoor istaathy el kibeer

    o ma a3teged ako wa7ed 3arafhom o karah`hom, laken el so'al kaif et3arif fehom?
    elejaba: b kalamhom

    كلام الملوك
    ملوك الكلام

    and

    كبيرهم لا يقاس
    وصغيرهم جمرة لا تداس

    la kalami, wala kalam wa7ed ye7ebhom, kalam yazeed ma gairah lama shaaf 3awaageb fe3leta el qabeya

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 10.2.06  

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