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!