Roshd Islamic Shia Website : Ocassion Letters 2011/10/28
Martyrdom of Imam al-Jawad (PBUH) : The Remembrance of the Beloved 

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

The Remembrance of the Beloved

Musa bin Qassim says: I told Imam Jawad (PBUH), “I wanted to circumambulate Ka’aba (perform the Tawaf) on the behalf of you and your father; but they told me that performing the Tawaf on behalf of the successors of the Prophet (PBUH&HP) is not allowed.

Jawad (PBUH) said, “Perform the Tawaf as much as possible, and know that Tawaf (on the behalf of the successors (PBUT)) is allowed.”

After three years I visited Imam. I told him, “Three years ago I asked you if I could perform the Tawaf on the behalf of you and your father; you allowed me, and I performed the Tawaf. After that something came to my mind and I acted according to it.”  

Imam (PBUH) said, “What came to your mind?”

I said, “One day I performed the Tawaf on the behalf of the Prophet (PBUH&HP).” Imam said for three times: “The salutation of God be upon the Prophet of God (PBUH&HP).”

I said, “The second day I performed the Tawaf on the behalf of Amir al-M’uminin (PBUH), the third day on the behalf of Imam Hasan (PBUH), the fourth day on the behalf of Imam Hussain (PBUH), the fifth day on the behalf of Imam Sajjad (PBUH), the sixth day on the behalf of Imam Baqir (PBUH), the seventh day on the behalf of Imam Sadiq (PBUH), the eighth day on the behalf of Imam Kadhim (PBUH), the ninth day on the behalf of Imam Reza (PBUH), and on the tenth day on the behalf of you, and these are the ones whom I have accepted the religion of God based on their Welayat (mastership).”

Imam Jawad (PBUH) said, “By god, now you have the religion of God, which nothing is accepted from the people except it.”

I said, “I even performed the Tawaf on the behalf of your mother Fatima Zahra (PBUH), and sometimes I didn’t.” Imam Jawad (PBUH) said, “Do this as much as you can; for, God willing, this would be the best action you do.”

We do different actions with different motives during our lives; however, only the actions that their motives are the obedience of God are helpful and counted. In this respect, if these actions are adorned with the scent of the best creatures of God, our action would have a better look, and they will be accepted easier by God.

On the other hand, when we want to show affection toward the ones we love most, one of the best ways is to remember them in our best moments. If we truly don’t love anyone more than the Great Prophet and his household, it is best to tie our best moments with the remembrance and the names of them.    

(The above is a selection taken from “Al-Anwaar al-Bahiah fi Tarikh al-Hujaj a-Ilahiah”, by Late Muaddith Shaikh Abbas Qummi)

 Roshd Website offers condolences to all Muslims, especially to you dear friend, upon the last day of the month of Dhi al-Qa’da, the anniversary of the martyrdom of the ninth Imam, Imam Muhammad-bin-Ali Al-Jawad (PBUH).

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