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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 1,190th Birthday To Imam Ali al-Hadi (A.S.), The Struggler Of Strugglers Whose Defiance Of Despotism Was Boundless

by Jonathan Azaziah

May the peace, blessings and mercy of ALLAH al-Mousawwir (SWT) be upon the Ummah today for the 1,190th birth anniversary of Imam Ali al-Hadi, also known as Imam al-Naqi and Abou al-Hassan III (A.S.), among other titles. The 10th Imam of we Jaafari Shi’a and a figure adored by Muslims the world over for his upright character, generosity, wit, intelligence, insight, humbleness and hatred for oppression, the son of Imam Jawad (A.S.) was a Struggler of Strugglers whose defiance of despots and challenges of tyrants were as boundless as his Qur’anic knowledge and Godwariness.

Abou al-Hassan (A.S.) was like a Dawah machine, arguably bringing more people into the warm embrace of Al-Khalil (SWT) than anyone in Ahlul Bayt (A.S.) outside of the Holy Prophet Muhammad al-Moustafa (S.A.W.W.) and Imam Ali al-Karrar (A.S.) The reason for this was because, unbeknownst to many, Imam al-Naqi (A.S.) was a highly gifted polyglot! He spoke Farsi, Hindi, Russian, Bulgarian and several other Slavic dialects, not to mention several variations of Arabic as well as the ancient language of Aramaic. It was the last of those that gave him a great deal of credibility among Christians, theologians especially, and through his love of Christ (A.S.) and eloquent discourses on the Messiah’s deeds and miracles by ALLAH’s (SWT) leave, he led many to Islam.

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