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Happy 1,208th Birthday To Imam Jawad (A.S.), The Youngest Infallible, Child Genius, Pious Resistor and Reflection of Jesus Christ (A.S.)

by Jonathan Azaziah

This past weekend marked the 1,208th birthday of Imam Muhammad ibn Ali ibn Moussa al-Jawad (A.S.), the 9th Imam in the Jaafari Shi’a tradition and the youngest of the Infallibles (A.S.), with his life only lasting 25 years before he was martyred. Known also as Al-Taqi (the pious), Al-Qani and Al-Radhi (the content and the satisfied, as in content/satisfied solely with ALLAH [SWT]), Al-Zaki (the pure) and Bab al-Mourad (the Gate of Hopes and Dreams), the Imam (A.S.) was, as Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei, the leader of the Islamic Revolution, said on June 13th, 2011, “the epitome of fighting falsehood. He strove for the rule of ALLAH (SWT). He fought for ALLAH (SWT) and the Holy Quran. He did not fear any power. He was in fact the leader, role model and forerunner of the movement followed by the entire Iranian nation today.” Which makes his life all the more important to study. Moreover, Sayyed Khamenei said in a May 15th, 1981 sermon that Imam al-Taqi (A.S.) “was a sign and symbol of resistance; a great man who fought against the pretentious and hypocritical influence of the Abbasid caliph Ma’moun and he never withdrew an inch. He endured all the arduous conditions, while employing every possible means to fight against falsehood.” It is this exemplification of truth in which we derive our analysis that Imam Jawad (A.S.) was also a reflection of Jesus Christ (A.S.), who is described by ALLAH (SWT) as His Word in the Holy Qur’an (3:45 and 4:171). And what is His Word but truth?

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Happy 1,253rd Birthday To Imam Reza (A.S.)! Remember His Example As We Confront The Tyrant Of Zionism Today!

by Jonathan Azaziah

Congratulations to the entire Ummah on the 1,253rd birthday of Imam Ali ibn Moussa ar-Reza (A.S.), the 8th Imam for we Jaafari/Twelver Shi’a and a figure beloved by Zaydi Shi’a, numerous Sufi orders and many Sunnis too. The Marvel of Medina, the Tower of Knowledge, the Mountain of Wisdom, the Crown of Cures, the Master of Medicine, the Ruby of Resistance, Imam Reza (A.S.) was a figure as prolific in his dissemination of different aspects of exoteric and esoteric ‘ilm and hikmah as he was in his steadfast stances against tyranny. There are true scholars from the Hawzas in Iraq, Iran and Yemen infinitely more eloquent and exuberantly more capable than me in telling you what the virtues of the Imam (A.S.) are as well as all the intricate details of his magnificent 53 years upon ALLAH’s (SWT) Green Earth. So instead I will just relay a moment that has always resonated with me, especially considering what we are contending with as we speak. Continue reading Happy 1,253rd Birthday To Imam Reza (A.S.)! Remember His Example As We Confront The Tyrant Of Zionism Today!