Question:Please explain the main purpose one should seek in marriage, and mention the characteristics of a spouse who could bring us to this goal. Answer: Not only in marriage, but also in all other stages of life, one should have a major goal, namely to obey Allah (SWT) and to gain proximity towards Him. This is mainly because any other goal is transient and futile, and will eventually experience annihilation.
Martyrdom of Imam al-Jawad (PBUH)
After the martyrdom of Imam Reza (PBUH) in the province of Khorasan by the Abbasid Caliph, the period of Imam Jawad’s (PBUH) Imamate began. A wave of public anger towards the martyrdom of Imam Reza (PBUH) by the order of Ma’mun took place. Ma’mun of the Abbasid Dynasty thereafter travelled from Khorasan towards Baghdad, and moved the capital of the empire to Baghdad once again. In order to cover his betrayal to Imam Reza (PBUH), and in order to face the elites of the Abbasid Dynasty, and to win the hearts of the general public, he sent a messenger to Medina to formally invite Imam Jawad (PBUH) from Medina to Baghdad.