Prayers of Sayyidina Imam Zainul Abedin (AS)

Prayers of Sayyidina Imam Zainul Abedin (AS)

After the shahaadat of his blessed father Imam Hussain (radi Allahu anhu), he completely divorced himself from the materialistic world. He spent all his time in the remembrance of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala. He would pass his days and nights thinking of the tragedy of Karbala and weeping. When Hazrat Imam Zainul Abideen (radi Allahu anhu) used to sit down to perform wudhu, then his face used to become pale, and when he stood in Namaaz, then his complexion would change to such an extent, that it would be difficult to recognise him. The people would ask, “O Beloved of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam! What has happened to you?” and he said, “O People! Namaaz is a time when you are present in the Court of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala. Who is so naive as to smile and look happy, when he is standing before his Creator.” [Awaariful Mu=aarif pg.475]

He used to perform one thousand rakaats of nafil salaah every night. One night whilst he was performing his nafils, his house caught on fire. The people were rushing around trying to put of the fire, but he continued his Namaaz with total sincerity. After he completed his salaah, the people told him that his house had caught on fire and yet he continued reading his Namaaz without any showing any sign of panic. He said, “You were trying to extinguish this fire, and I was trying to extinguish the fire of the hereafter.” [Khazinatul Asfiyah vol.1 pg.31]

Imam Talha Shafi=i (radi Allahu anhu) writes that once shaitaan appeared in the form of a snake whist the Imam was in Salaah. He caught the toe of Hazrat Imam Zainul Abideen Radi Allahu anhu in his mouth, but the Imam Radi Allahu anhu did not even move or show sign of discomfort. After some time, he became disillusioned and stood a distance away from the Imam Radi Allahu anhu. Then, a voice was heard thrice, saying the following words, “You are the Jewel of the Worshipper, You are the Chief of those who prostrate (to Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala).”

Yaa Imam Zainul Abedin Radi Allahu anhu Al Madad


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