The Birthday Anniversary of Imam Husain (A.S.)
3rd Shaban: The Birthday Anniversary of Imam Hussain (A.S.)
Imam Husayn (A.S.), the Doyen of the Martyrs, the Grandson of the Holy Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.), the Chief of the Youth of Paradise who saved Islam from complete destruction by his great sacrifice at the battlefield of Karbala was born in the holy city of Madinah on the 3rd day of the month of Shaban in the fourth year after the Hijrah.
The first celebrative Islamic occasion of the glorious month of Shabaan is the birth-anniversary of our 3rd Infallible Imam and the 3rd descendant of the Holy Prophet S.A.W. The second star of Hazrat Ali A.S and Janabe Fatema Zehra S.A enlightened Madina-e-Munawwara a year after the birth of Hazrat Hasan A.S. Imam Husain A.S the Imam through 9 more descendants of his holy grandfather was about to be followed , was born already after 6 months of pregnancy and a resembling birth in history is found about Hazrat Eesa A.S and also Hazrat Yahya A.S. No other child has survived a birth after 6 months in its mother’s womb. The holy Prophet S.A.W recited Azaan in the right ear and Aqamah in the left and after that He gave His tongue to Imam Husain A.S who sucked it.
On this blissful event Allah S.W.T sent his felicitation through Hazrat Jibraeel who was ordered by the Lord to convey His greetings to the Noble Messenger S.A.W but not only that , Hazrat Jibraeel also brought the sad news of the martyrdom of Imam Husain A.S . When the Holy Prophet S.A.W received the sorrowful news His eyes were filled with tears and the happiness turned into mourning for the fate of His grandson. When Hazrat Ali A.S was informed He too started to cry , seeing this touching scene worried Janabe Fatema Zehra S.A and she asked her holy Father for the reason of crying. The Holy Prophet S.A.W answered when He wiped away His tears:
” Hazrat Jibraeel descended from Heaven and with the message of congratulation on the birth of your holy son He also revealed the painful news of the martyrdom of my precious grandson Husain.”
Janabe Fatema Zehra S.A was also deeply affected when she listened to the full story of how her beloved son was about to be martyred in Karbala and that this was going to happen after the demise of His holy grandfather , father, mother and brother. After this detailed information Janabe Fatema Zehra S.A was anxious to know then who would weep for Imam Husain A.S . The Holy Prophet S.A.W continued:
“His lovers will weep for Him, the elder will mourn for the elder martyrs , the youths will mourn for the young martyrs , children will mourn for the youngest martyrs and the women will mourn for the female victims till the end of this world.”
Allah S.W.T sent His personal greetings to His beloved Prophet S.A.W through Jibraeel-e-Ameen and associated to this special event we often recall a beautiful miracle. Among other miracles connected to the birth of Imam Husain A.S is the phenomenal and wonderful story of the angel Fitrus which occured something like this : Allama Mazkoor whith his references to Hazrat Sheikh Mufeed Alaihur-Rehmah have reported that : Related to the moment of when Allah the Almighty delivered His sacred congratulations , the angel Jibraeel descended from Heaven obeying the command of the Lord accompanied by sundry angels. As they passed by an island suddenly their attention was attracted to an angel who was lying on the ground crying and weeping.
When Hazrat Jibraeel along with his company of the other angels approached this miserable angel they asked him the cause of his distress. In guarded terms he answered them that : ” O’ Jibraeel don’t you recognize me , I am the angel who was the Leader of 70.000 angels on Heaven and my name is Fitrus.” Hazrat Jibraeel continued to ask another question due to his curiousity and began : “Tell me the cause behind this accident?” Fitrus opened up his sad story and said: “Somehow I was delayed in understanding the will of Allah which trapped me into this pain and sorrow. My hair and wings are burnt and and I have been left on this island on earth to suffer this dreadful grief. Please O’ Jibraeel I beg you to help me and relieve me from this punishment.”
Hazrat Jibraeel wasn’t even given the chance to reply when Fitrus hastily asked him that :”O’ Ruhul-Ameen tell me where are you headed?” Hazrat Jibraeel answered him delightfully: “Today a son of the Final Apostle of Allah ,Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa S.A.W is born whose name is Husain. I have been sent by my Lord to visit the House of the Noble Messenger S.A.W to deliver the felicitations of Allah to the Prophet S.A.W and His household.” Hearing about this happy and joyful news he requested Jibraeel to take him along as he knew that his visit to the house of the sacred personalities of Allah could be the solution for his repentance. When Jibraeel reached his destination along with Fitrus they saw the newborn Imam Husain A.S in the arms of the Noble Messenger S.A.W. After offering the salutations Hazrat Jibraeel told the story of Fitrus. The holy Prophet S.A.W commanded Fitrus to stroke his body gently against the holy body of Husain. The angel Fitrus acted as he was told and soon miraculously his hair and wings were grown out again and everybody witnessed his recovery.
This was one of many miracles related to Imam Husain A.S. Today on the birth-anniversary of the Leader of the Youths of Paradise we all recall and will always reminiscence his sacrifices for Islam. Hearty greetings are sent to all mumineen and muminaat all over the world and we offer our felicitations to our Living Imam A.S. May He accept our greetings. At last we raise our hands in supplication for our sins to be forgiven and may Allah continue to guide us on the right path and keep us away from the path of the astrayed , He is the most Merciful and the Lord of Mighty Grace. Ameen
By: Sughra Khatun