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  1. Imam Hassan Mojtaba (PBUH) Imam Hassan Ibn Ali (Arabic: الحسن بن علي بن أبي طالب‎) born March 4, 625 CE (Ramadan 15th, 3 AH) – martyred March 9, 670 CE (Safar 7th, 50 AH) is an important figure in Islam. He is the son of Imam Ali (PBUH) and Lady Fatimah (PBUH). After his father’s martyrdom, he briefly succeeded him as Imam, the Caliph and leader of Muslims (before the Prophet’s martyrdom, Gad had determined 12 Successor of the prophet as Imam and leader) . Imam Hassan (PBUH) is 2nd Imam of Shia Muslims. Imam Hassan is also highly respected by the Sunni as the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Birth in Medina Imam Hassan (PBUH) was born in 625 A.D (15 Ramazan 3 A.H). According to Shia and Sunni sources, the Prophet (PBUH), upon the birth of his first grandson, was ordered by the archangel Gabriel to name him Hassan – a name not used in the pre-Islamic period. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) also honored his grandson by reciting the Adhan & Iqāmah (the Islamic call to worship God, it contains testimony) in his ears, shaving his head, and sacrificing a ram for the sake of his birth. He grew up in a unique family, his mother was the best woman in the world and his father was the greatest man after the prophet Muhammad (PBUH), so he was taught best morals. As a growing youth, Imam Hassan (PBUH) saw his father on the battlefield defending Islam as well as preaching to a vast congregation of believers on the occasion of hajj and as a missionary of Islam to Yemen before retreating to a passive role in the matters of the state during the period of the first three caliphs after the demise of his grandfather, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). There are also Hadith that state that Hassan (PBUH) and Hussain (PBUH) are the Masters of the youth in paradise and Hassan (PBUH) and his brother Hussain (PBUH) are Imams “whether they sit or stand”. Imam Hassan (PBUH) is one of five persons included in the Hadith of the Cloak. He is said to have been the first of the Prophet’s family to enter Yemeni Kisa after Prophet Muhammad and to have walked hand in hand with the Prophet as a child to testify to the truth of Islam at Mubahila. Imam Hassan (PBUH) was one of the guards defending Othman Ibn Affan (third caliph) when the attackers were going to kill Othman. He also was injured. When the third caliph was murdered by protesters in his palace, finally people understood no one couldn’t be better than Imam Ali (PBUH) to lead them, thus, Imam Ali was elected to lead the Muslims. Hassan (PBUH) assisted his father: When Abu Musa al-Ash’ari, the governor of Kufa, did not cooperate with Imam Ali (PBUH)’s delegation in order to stand against those who waged the Battle of Jamal, Imam Ali (PBUH) sent Ammar Ibn Yasir and Hassan (PBUH) with a letter to Kufa. Imam Hasan (PBUH) delivered a sermon in the Mosque of Kufa and managed to convince about 10,000 people to join and stand against the army of Nakithin (oath- breakers). Then participated actively in the battles of Basra, Siffin and Nahrawan alongside his father, demonstrating skill both as a soldier and a leader. Imamate Upon the martyrdom of Imam Ali (PBUH) in Kufa a new caliph had to be elected. According to Imam Ali’s appointment before his martyrdom the Imamate transfered to Imam Hassan (PBUH). So Kufi Muslims gave their allegiance to Imam Hassan (PBUH) without dispute. however, Muawiyah ibn Abi Sufyan, who had a long-running dispute with Imam Ali (PBUH), and always have been against the truth and verity not only didn’t give allegiance to Imam Hassan (PBUH), but summoned the commanders of his forces in Syria, Palestine, and Transjordan to join him in preparation for battle against Imam Hassan. There was no choice, thus the Imam gathered his army to defend. Near the battlefield, Muawiyah sent some men through the army of Muslims and they rumored Imam Hassan (PBUH) wants to give up the battle. Although, Imam Hassan (PBUH) wanted the army to follow his orders even if they did not agree with them, but some of the troops rebelled and attacked him through persuading by Muawiyah’s men. Imam Hassan (PBUH) was wounded but loyal soldiers surrounded him and managed to kill the mutineers. On the other hand, since Muawiyah was so miscreant, offered large sums of money and promises of vast properties and governorship of provinces to commanders of Imam Hassan’s army. Those commanders, who hadn’t deep faith, fooled by properties and not only they left the Imam but also they took their army and just some companions of Imam stayed beside him. In this situation, fight was not the right choice. Imam Hassan (PBUH) knew his army is not enough to fight against Muawiyah , in addition, engagement of Muslims in a battle against each other would mean a loss of many: Muawiyah also had his concerns about being forced into a battle thus, he sent two men from the Quraysh tribe to negotiate a settlement. It is mentioned in Sahih Al Bokhari, Volume 3, Book 49 (Peacemaking), Number 867: Narrated by Al-Hassan Al-Basri Muawiya sent two Quraysh men from the tribe of ‘Abd-i-Shams called ‘Abdu Rahman bin Sumura and Abdullah bin ‘Amir Bin Kuraiz to Imam Hassan “Go to this man (i.e. Imam Hassan (PBUH) ) and negotiate peace with him and talk and appeal to him.” So, they went to Imam Hassan and talked and appealed to him to accept peace. Imam Hassan (PBUH) said, “We, the offspring of ‘Abdul Muttalib, have got wealth and people have indulged in killing and corruption (and money only will appease them).” They said to Imam Hassan, “Muawiya offers you so and so, and appeals to you and entreats you to accept peace.” Imam Hassan (PBUH) said to them, “But who will be responsible for what you have said?” They said, “We will be responsible for it.” So, what-ever Imam Hassan asked they said, “We will be responsible for it for you.” So, Imam Hassan (PBUH) concluded a peace treaty with Muawiya but under some conditions. Shia scholars quote Hadith from later Shia Imams to the effect that Imam Hassan lacked the support to fight and win, so he ceded power to Muawiya. Muawiyah did not comply with the terms of the treaty, saying to the people of Kufa, “do you think I have taken power to teach you? No, I have taken power and if any one of you tries to disagree with me he shall pay the costly price of the loss of his head.” He carried out his ambition of keeping the power in his family by nominating his son Yazid as caliph after him. Some conditions of agreement Imam Hasaan asked Muawiah to follow Quran and the tradition of the prophet. However, when Muawiyah returned to Kufa said to the people: إني واللّه ما قاتلتكم لتصلّوا ولا لتصوموا ولا لتحجّوا ولا لتزكوا إنّكم لتفعلون ذلك. وإنّما قاتلتكم لأتأمّر عليكم، وقد أعطاني اللّه ذلك وأنتم كارهون “I didn’t sign agreement to make you pray, pay Zakat, go Hajj, no, but just to rule and patronize you.” كل شرط شرطته فتحت قدمى “Now, All conditions (between him and Imam Hassan) is under my feet (have no value anymore)” Imam Hassan (PBUH) said Muawiyah is not permitted to state Caliph after himself and Caliphate belongs to Imam Hassan. However after awhile Muawiyah stated Yazid as next Caliph by forcing, treating and killing people. Imam Hassan (PBUH) said Muawiyah ought not to insult or dishonor Imam Ali (pbuh). But Muawiyah in his first travel to Medina ordered to insult Imam Ali (pbuh) after each prayer and made it a tradition among Muslims. Imam Hassan (PBUH) wants Muawiyah to respect to the Shia (Muslim followers of Imams) rights and leave them in peace and safety. but Muawiyah did against this terms. As it was expected, Muawiyah ordered to kill Shia Muslims wherever they were found, even if two people testify someone is Shia, that person should be killed. Also he ordered to kill every baby or child who was named Ali. Imam Hassan (PBUH) returned to Medina. He lacked his moral support and had a hard time during his stay there after the peace treaty, with taunts and abuse from some of Muawiyah’s followers and the anger of his supporters for having relinquished the caliphate. He donated all his belongings completely twice in his lifetime. Also, he divided his property between himself and the poor people equally three times. He was famous in modesty, generosity, munificence, science and knowledge, bravery and many positive moral points. Martyrdom Imam Hassan (PBUH) martyred in Medina in 670 A.D (7 Safar 50 A.H). He is buried at the famous Jannat Al-Baqee cemetery across from the Masjid al-Nabi (Mosque of the Prophet). According to historians, Muawiyah wished to pass the caliphate to his own son Yazid, and saw Imam Hassan as an obstacle. According to the Shia and Sunni sources he secretly contacted Imam Hassan’s wife, Ja’da bint al-Ash’ath Ibn Qays, and incited her to poison her husband. Ja’da did as Muawiyah suggest, giving her husband poison mixed with honey when he came back home for Iftar(Muslims Iftar to finish fast). Ja’da was promised gold and marriage to caliph Yazid. Seduced by the promise of wealth and power, she poisoned her husband, and then hastened to the court of Muawiyah in Damascus to receive her reward. Muawiyah reneged on his promises. It is said that Ja’da lost his mind because of killing an Imam and also being rejected by Muawiyah. Also Sadi Khazraji has quoted that Tabari has narrated: وفي تاريخ الطبري أن الحسن بن علي رضي الله عنهما مات مسموما في أيام معاوية وكان عند معاوية كما قيل دهاء فدس إلى جعدة بنت الأشعث بن قيس وكانت زوجة الحسن رضي الله عنه شربة وقال لها إن قتلت الحسن زوجتك بيزيد. فلما توفي الحسن بعثت إلى معاوية تطلب قوله فقال لها في الجواب أنا أضن بيزيد. “It is written in Tarikh Al-Tabari that Hassan ibn Ali (PBUH) was poisoned in Muawieh era. Muawieh who was clever sent syrup to Ja’da bint al-Ash’ath, Imam Hassan’s wife, secretly and told her if you kill Hassan (PBUH), I will take you to marry with Yazid. When Hassan (PBUH) passed away, she sent someone to Moawieh to fulfill his promise, Moawieh respond her: I’m jealous about Yazid( I don’t give him to everyone), I don’t take a bride who has killed her husband” (Al-Sadi Al-Khazraji, Oyoon Al-Anba fi Tabaghat Al-Atba, volume1, page 174) However, unfortunately, this narration does not exist in new prints of the book Tarikh Al-Tabari and it is omitted from it by some depositaries. Imam Hassan (PBUH) had asked for his body to be taken to the prophet’s grave, so that he could pay his last respect. This caused armed opposition. As the funeral proceeded towards the grave of Prophet Muhammad some Umayyad mounted on horses obstructed it. Aisha bint Abu Bakr (one of the Prophet’s wives) appeared, riding a mule and shouting that the grave of Muhammad (PBUH) was in her house and she would not allow the grandson of Khadijah (the first wife of the Prophet and mother of Lady Fatimah) to be buried beside the Prophet. Then a shower of arrows fell on the coffin. Marwan was the governor of Medina at the time and objected on the grounds that Othman (third caliph) had not been allowed to be buried. There is a detailed account of the events in Ibn Katheer’s book Al-Bidayah wan-Nihayah: “It is narrated that Jabir bin ‘Abdullah saw Hassan Ibn Ali (PBUH) on the day of his martyrdom. Conflict almost broke out between Hassan Ibn Ali (PBUH) and Marwan Ibn Hakam after Imam Hassan (PBUH) instructed his brother to bury him with the Messenger of Allah, but if some battle or mishap were to occur because of it then he should be buried in Janat Al-Baqi. Marwan objected to allowing Imam Hassan (PBUH) to be buried with the Messenger. In fact Marwan never ceased to be the enemy of the Banu Hashim tribe until his death. As Jabar recalls:”That day I spoke to Hussain bin Ali (PBUH), I said: O Abu Abdullah! Fear Allah for your brother did not like to see conflict. Therefore bury him in al-Baqi , so he did” “Marwan Al-Ḥakam, who had been deposed the year before, swore that he would not allow Imam Hassan to be buried next to Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) with Abu Bakr and Omar as long as Othman was buried in al-Baqi … Muawiyah eventually rewarded Marwan for his stand by reappointing him governor of Medina “ After Imam Hassan’s martyrdom his Iraqi followers wrote to Imam Hussain (PBUH) pledging allegiance and proposing to remove Muawiya. because they were informed about Imams by the prophet’s narrations. The shrine containing Imam Hassan’s tomb was destroyed in 1925 during the conquest of Medina by Al-Saud tribes (Wahhabi). This was part of a general destruction of memorials in cemeteries for beliefs. In the eyes of Wahhabis, historical sites and shrines encourage “shirk” (the sin of idolatry or polytheism) and should be destroyed but it’s against Islam’s view. it’s provable that keeping these memorials and pilgrimage isn’t Shirk. Imam Hassan Mojtaba (PBUH) in Baqi cemetery. Wahhabi government of Saudi Arabia, don’t let the pilgrims to get close to the graves. They even don’t let Shia people make a Shrine there.
  2. Imam Mahdi (PBUH) in Other Religions and Nations We are going to briefly take a look at the glad tidings of past scriptures and the beliefs of past nations concerning the Savior. Belief in a savior originates from the divine nature of man; it is this belief that gives hope to the hearts. However; this belief has been recorded in the ancient civilizations’ books. Furthermore, even though there have been differences in the belief in the existence of a savior, this belief has existed amongst most nations, being related to many faiths directly. Due to the divine law of Allah of sending prophets to promise the arrival of a savior, the belief in a savior has been mentioned in other holy books. Though the narrations regarding the savior in other beliefs do not all coincide exactly with the Shiite faith, they at least prove the existence of a savior. This article will be elaborating and presenting the different beliefs of previous faiths about the existence of a savior. So, in this part of the article we shall discuss the glad tidings of past scriptures and the beliefs of past nations concerning the Savior. Imam Mahdi (PBUH) in the Old Testament In 35 out of the 150 parts of psalms, Coming of Savior (The Psalms of David) is mentioned. For the evildoers shall be cut off,” but those who wait for the Lord shall inherit the land. In just a little while, the wicked will be no more…” (Psalm 37:9, 10) In the book Isaiah: “There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit. And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him…but with righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth.”(Isaiah11:1-10) There are some brief descriptions of the conditions of advent in this book; The wolf shall dwell with the lamb,” and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together; and a little child shall lead them …They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. And it emphasizes on the Divine Expectation: although their delay, wait for him, cause they come with no hesitation.”(Isaiah11:6, 9) Imam Mahdi (PBUH) in the New Testament (The Gospels and Accessories) There have been some speeches about him in various Gospels: “For as the lightning comes from the east and shines as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man…Then will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” (Matthew 24: 27, 30) And the same Gospel talks about ‘expectation’: “Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” (Matthew 24: 44) And the Gospel of Mark talks about the responsibilities of those awaiting the savior: “But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only. Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come. “(Mark 13:32, 33) An interesting point regarding the Gospels: “According to American Max in the “Lexicon of the Holy Bible”, the word ‘Son of Man’ is repeated 80 times in the Gospels and accessories (New Testament), of which 30 are adaptable to Jesus Christ and the other 50 are descriptions of the Savior who will come in apocalypse; And Jesus Christ will come with him and glorify him, and no one knows the date and time of his coming but great God.” Imam Mahdi (PBUH) in Indian holy books Let it be emphasized that these books, in the view of Shiite, are not holy books. In fact these are adaptations of past Scriptures and are created by the nature of pure men and these predictions should be merely of revelation sources. In “Basque”; one of holy books of Indians: “The two worlds shall end to a just king in apocalypse who is the leader of angels and mankind, and truth and rightfulness will be with him…and he will gain what is hidden in the seas and lands and sky.” In ‘Shakmoni’, an accredited Hindu book, it has been mentioned that: “Monarchy in this world will end by the son of the best creature, ‘Koshen; (name of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). He will rule on the mountains of the east to west and will ride upon the clouds…” Furthermore, we read in ‘Vashen-Jool’ about the end of the world: “Eventually, the world will turn toward the one whose name is “Auspicious”, he loves God and is of God’s special servants.” We may find texts about The Savior in other Hindu books such as: Dartek Dideh, Patkil and Shaboohergan. Imam Mahdi (PBUH) in the Zoroastrian holy books In “Zand”, one of the holy books of Zoroastrians, the end of the world is discussed in this way, “Then, Izadan will be aided by Ahoora Mazda and will gain a great victory against Ahrimans. It is after Izadan victory that human beings will become prosperous”… The book of Jamasb Nameh, by Jamasb (one of the Zoroastrian scholars), describes the characteristics of Imam Mahdi (PBUH) as such, “A man with large head, body and arms will come from the Tazian (Arabs) Land, of Hashem descendants with the religion of his ancestors; he will come towards Iran with many troops; he shall civilize and fill the earth with justice such that the wolves and the sheep shall drink water together, the population shall increase and people shall live long lives once again, some men shall have fifty sons and daughters. The hills and valleys shall become full of people and animals. It shall be like a wedding and all people shall again follow the religion of ‘Mehr Azmay’ (Prophet Muhammad PBUH&HP). Tyranny and rebellion shall be a thing of the past, such that people shall forget how to bear arms. If I describe the goodness of this period our lives shall become so bitter.” And somewhere else he says, “From the (last) prophet’s descendants, someone will come in Medina who is the successor of the prophet, who follows his ancestor’s religion. From the justice he practices, the wolves and the sheep shall drink water together; the entire world will become ‘Mehr Azmay’ (Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH&HP)) followers.” Other parts of Zoroaster’s foretellings on “Bahman Posht” are available in detail. In the book of Zand and HooHooMan Lisen the arrival of Socians, the great savior of the world, has been foretold as: “Marvelous signs shall appear in the sky as signs of the arrival of the savior and some angels will carry his messages from the east and the west to the whole world.” The ancient Iranians believed so strongly in the arrival of “Socians” that when their empire was defeated decisively in the “Qadesieh war” the third Yazdgerd turned to his great castle, “Mada’in”, and said “Bless you; I will leave now and shall return with one of my descendants who has not reappeared yet” (Book of Jamasb, pages 121-122) However, the Shiite believes Mahdi (PBUH) is of the descendants of Yazdgerd’s daughter. She was the wife of the third Imam of Shiites, Imam Hussein (PBUH), who is the ninth forefather of Imam Mahdi (PBUH). Imam Mahdi (PBUH) in other nations In this part, we try to briefly refer to the beliefs of different nations concerning this issue: Ancient Iranians believed that Gorza Sepah, their historical hero is alive and hundreds of angels take care of him until the day he rises and corrects the world. Islam has believed that someone arises from the east and unifies all tribes of Islam and makes them dominant in the world. Germans believed that a victorious man arises on their behalf, making the Germans dominant in the world. Serbian people had faith in the coming of Marco Karliowich. Jews believe that the Messiah (the great savior) will come in the apocalypse and rule the world forever, but they consider him son of Isaac, while he is clearly the son of Isma’il. The Scandinavians believe that there will be difficulties for people. World wars destroy most of the communities. Then Odin, the Divine power comes and dominates the entire world. Greeks say ‘Kal’, the great savior, will come and save the world. Central American tribes have believed that “Cotzlecomel”, the savior of the world, will be victorious after some major events happen in the world. Chinese people have faith in someone called ‘Krishna’ as savior of the world. People of Central Europe are waiting for ‘Bokhes’. The By: Hojjat al-Islam Javdan http://islampfr.com/imam-mahdi-pbuh-in-other-religions-and-nations/
  3. O Ali, your Shia and you will come to Allah with content and pleasure. Your enemies will come with anger and will be unable to bend their heads to find their ways. as-Sawaaiq ul-Muhriqa; 2 / 449 *** and Majmaa uz-Zawaaid; 9:131 Mujam Al-Tabarani 1 / 319 948 On the Day of Resurrection, Ali and his Shia will be the winners. Kunouz ul-Haqaaiq; 92 O Ali, Allah has forgiven you, your progeny, your sons, your household, your Shia, and the adorers of your Shia. as-Sawaaiq ul-Muhriqa; 96. The Shia of Ali will be the true winners. Kunouz ul-Haqaaiq; 82 O sons of Abdul-Muttalib, I do not know any young Arab man who has brought to his people a thing that is better than that which I have brought to you. I have brought to you the goodness of this world as well as the world to come. Allah, Exalted is He, has ordered me to call you to accept this matter. Which one of you will support me in this regard and he will be my brother, successor, and representative among you?” They all kept silent except me. I said, while I was the youngest among them, “O the Prophet of Allah, I will be your supporter in this matter.” I repeated this statement three times. The Prophet (s) then took me from the neck and said: “This is my brother, successor, and representative among you. You thus should listen to and obey him.” They left him laughing and saying to Abu Talib: “He has ordered you to listen to and obey your son!”)) Tarikh; at-Tabari 2:319-21, Al-Kamil fit Tarikh; Ibn ul-Athir 2:22, As-Sirat un-Nabawiyya; al-Halabi ( the Shafiite ) 1:311-2, kenz ul-Ummal; al-Muttaqi ( the Hanafite ), Mustadrak us-Sahihayn; Al-Hakim an-Nisapuri ( the Shafiite ) 3:133, Ad-Durr ul-Manthour: As-Suyoutti ( the Shafiite ) 5:79, Al-Musnad; Ahmed bin Hanbal ( the founder of Habalites ) 1:111, Al-BIdaya wan-Nihaya; Ibn Kuthari 3:39, Tarikh; Abu al-Fidaa 1:119, Shawahid ut-Tanzil; Al-Hasakani 1:485 H.514 and 580, Tarikh Dimashq: the life account of Imam Ali bin Abi Talib; Ibn Asakir ( the Shafiite ) 1:97-105 H.133-40, and Sharhu Nahj ul-Balagha; Ibn Abi al-Hadid ( the Mutazilite ) 13:210 and 244. http://abdelzahra1.com/?page_id=18784
  4. Allahu by Sami Yusuf Album: Al-Mu’allim Lyrics: Bara Kherigi Year: 2003 [Download link removed.] Chorus Allahu Allahu Allahu Allahu Allahu Allahu Truly He is the One He has no father or son everything in creation was by Him begun With His infinite power anything could be done Ask Allah for His Pardon and you’ll enter the Garden Chorus Before Him there were none of partners He has none He knows what is apparent and what is hidden all the fate of creation has already been written His Will is always done and can never be undone Chorus From amongst all humans Muhammad was chosen He was illiterate and he was an orphan Yet Allah sent him to those who were pagans Oh Allah let us drink From his hand in the fountain Chorus Ya Allah You’re the Sovereign You’re the Sultan of Sultans Please protect me from Shaytan (Satin) and all of his treason Let him not with his whispers my iman(faith) ever weaken My only wish in this life Is to attain Your Pardon
  5. Ashura in Denmark

    Copenhagen (Denmark)- Ashura 2017 Copenhagen (Denmark)- Ashura 2017 Ashura, the anniversary of Imam Hussein’s martyrdom, held in Copenhagen along with walking in some streets, distributing tracts, and explaining the event of Ashura by Shia youth.
  6. Hussain (PBUH) in the Bible or Who is “stronger” than John the Baptist? The holy books of Abrahamic faiths are God’s guidelines for nations. The divine call of these powerful words, has passed the limits of time and space and will forever last. In this article we will analyze parts of Torah and bible in which various predictions exist and the secrets of which will only be revealed through the passing of time or the detailed analyzation of words and phrases. Part 1 John, 1:19- 23 19- And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?” 20- He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, “I am not the Christ.” 21- And they asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?” He said, “I am not.” “Are you the Prophet?” And he answered, “No.” 22- So they said to him, “Who are you? We need to give an answer to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?” 23- He said, “I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way of the Lord,’ as the prophet Isaiah said.” From such accounts it’s clear that Jews have waited for 3 important figures: Jesus, Elija, and the prophet (who was promised). Meaning that in Biblethe coming of 3 people was predicted, but who are they? Clear descriptions of these people has certainly been mentioned for people to not be misguided and to leave no room for doubt and questions. Here, we will discuss the third figure “promised prophet” and find out who he is In Deuteronomy 32:21 we read: They have made me jealous with what is not God; They have provoked Me to anger with their idols. So I will make them jealous with those who are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.” In these verses there’s talk of the disobedience of Jews and God’s fury and the promise of another nation the choice of whom will angerJews. In another verse we see the same case: Matthew 21:43 Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people producing its fruits. These phrases show that another nation will appear in the path ofprophethood. Aside from these two, some other verses also prove this claim. Deuteronomy 18:15- 19 15- “The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your brothers—it is to him you shall listen— 16- just as you desired of the LORD your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly, when you said, ‘Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God or see this great fire any more, lest I die.’ 17- And the LORD said to me, ‘They are right in what they have spoken. 18- I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers. And I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him. 19- And whoever will not listen to my words that he shall speak in my name, I myself will require it of him. Which prophet is meant by the verses? The prophet Joshua (pbuh) of Jews, or prophet Jesus (pbuh) of Christians? The following verse of Deuteronomy has a very strong answer Deuteronomy 34:10 And there has not arisen a prophet since in Israel like Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face, In this verse, God says that this prophet is not appointed in the tribe of Israelites, even though prophetsJoshua (pbuh) and Jesus (pbuh) are both from the Israelites. On the other hand, according toDeuteronomy 18:18, two important characteristics are predicted for the aforementioned prophet: That he’s is similar to Moses(pbuh), and that he will be chosen from amongst brothers ofIsraelites. Deuteronomy 18:18 18- I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers. And I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him. Joshua (pbuh) however does not resemble Prophet Moses as he did not bring a new religion and faith. Prophet Jesus (pbuh) is also unlike Prophet Moses since he bears no resemblance to Prophet Moses in terms of bringing a new faith, his single life, being crucified, and his presence in the kingdom of God. Now the second sentence: he will be appointed from amongst your brothers. To decode this verse in chapter 16 of Genesis, we review the 15th verse. Genesis 16:15 And Hagar bore Abram a son, and Abram called the name of his son, whom Hagar bore, Ishmael. After Ismail, God blessed Abraham with Isaac and through the generations Isaac’s children were called the Israelites and Ismail’s children were called the Ismailites. Thus, the aforementioned prophet will not be from the Israelites but he’ll be “from amongst your brothers,” a prophet from the tribe of Ismail. From all the mentioned verses, it can be deduced that both prophets Moses and Jesus (pbut) have given good tidings of the coming of a prophet, from amongst another nation who are the brothers of Jews, a prophet is a descendentof Ismail. It’s also said that this prophet resembles Moses (pbuh). But is there such a prophet? Yes, the final prophet sent by God, who’s descended from Ismail and his life resembles of Moses (pbuh) is Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Similar to Moses (pbuh), he was raised away from his mother for the fear of being assassinated. Similar to Moses (pbuh), he first heard the word of God in the mountains. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and his followers were forced to leave their hometown as Moses (pbuh) and his followers had before them. Just like when the Nile River parted for Moses (pbuh), the moon was parted as a miracles of prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Part 2 Now we review Genesis 17:18, in which Abraham (pbuh) pray for his son, Ismail in this words: Genesis 17:18 And Abraham said to God, “Oh that Ishmael might live before you!” God answer him in Genesis 17:20 Genesis 17:20 As for Ishmael, I have heard you; behold, I have blessed him and will make him fruitful and multiply him greatly. He shall father twelve princes, and I will make him into a great nation. This time we investigate the issue of 12 Princess. In the Hebrew version instead of the word “prince”, it is “נשיאם“; In Syriac version it is “ܪܘܪܒܢܝܢ“; and in Aramaic it is “רברבין“. “נשיאם“(pronunciation: nasi’eem) is the plural form of “נשיא“(pronunciation: nasi) that means: leader, chief, Imam, king. Those three words have the ame meaning. In the above, we understood that the last prophet is descended from Ismail and here, 12 leaders descending from Ismail have been mentioned. Is there a connection between the two? In the holy Quran God promises prophet Muhammad “increasing good”(108:1). It also talks about LadyFatimah(pbuh), the only child of Prophet Muhammad(pbuh). Her husband, Ali(pbuh), was chosen by God as his first successor and leader(to know more about his succision, go to Imamate & Saqifah), and after him his sons Hassan (pbuh) and Hussain (pbuh). Then 9 other descendants of Imam Hussain (pbuh) were chosen as a leader by God, the 12th of them, called Mahdi, will be hidden from sights just like Jesus (pbuh), so that they both return at the end of the world and guide the people of the world from darkness to light. Thus the 12 Imams descended from Isamil are the same 12 Imams who were designated to guide people after the prophet in worldly matters and those of religion; the husband and children descending from Lady Fatima (Prophet Muhammad’s daughter), the 12th of whom will return along with Jesus (pbuh)to guide people. Part 3 It’s said in various accounts that when Imam/leader Mahdi returns, he introduces himself to the world with the name of his great grandfather, Hussain (pbuh). But do the people of the world know Hussain? Has he been mentioned in the holy books so that Christians also know who he is? Let’s take a look at the following verse: Matthew 24:30 Then will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. Who is this person for whom all nations mourn? Has he been mentioned in another verse of Bible as well? Revelation 5:9 And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, In the ancient Greek version of this verse, the phrase “you were slain” is ἐσφάγης,(esphagēs), which means to be killed in a gruesome manner with the head cut off. The phrase tells us that the slain person, has given his life, in order to attain God’s satisfaction. Christians think the verse is in reference to Prophet Jesus (pbuh), which is untrue because of the following reasons. First, according to Christians, Jesus (pbuh) was crucified, not slain. Second, according to the verses of holy bible, Matthew 10:5 to 10:7 and 15:22 to 15:26, the mission of Jesus (pbuh) was to save only the Israelites; however, this phrase is referring to saving people of all nations. Has any source directly mentioned this person? Matthew 3:11 “I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who will come after me is stronger than me, he who his sandals I am not worthy to remove. He will baptize you by the Holy Spirit and fire. In the English version, the one who’s been mentioned by prophet John the Baptist (pbuh) is translated to “stronger” but has prophet John the Baptist (pbuh) said that himself? What is clear is that John the Baptist (pbuh) spoke in Aramaic, and the main bible is written in this language. We will thus check the Aramaic version of this verse and discuss the above phrase further. Table of Aramaic Letters According to the above table, this verse is read in the following manner: Ana mo’ammed ana lakon bemia letibota hova din debteri a’ta Hussain hova menni hova delashova ana masnohi lemash’ghal hova mo’ammed lakon be rooha deghodsha va be noora Pay attention to the highlighted word. The Aramaic equivalent of it in Arabic will be transcribed in the following form: ܚ = ح ܤ = س ܝ = ی ܢ= ن ⇐ ܚܤܝܢ= حسین “Hussain” is the exact word seen in the Aramaic bible of Matthew about whom prophet John the Baptist (pbuh) had said following: he will come after me is Hussain and he’s better than me and he is in such a higher level that I’m not deserving of even moving his shoes. He will be baptized with the Holy Spirit and light. Therefore according to the predictions of the biblea prophet will come from the Israelites from whom 12 leaders/Imams will descend, one of whom will be slain in the path of God and will save all nations by Interceding in front of God, and there comes a time, tribes will mourn for him. Is there such a person in the descendants of prophet Ismail? Yes, only one person matches such description. Hussain (pbuh), a son of Lady Fatimah (pbuh), daughter of the Prophet who ismentioned in Bible. Hussain (pbuh) is the third of the 12 Shia Muslim leaders (Twelve princes) who was slain by the Euphrates river; the one who was slain like John the Baptist, alongside his companions. Every year many Muslims, Christians, and members of other faiths go to Karbala, Iraq, where he was killed and buried, to mourn for him. Matthew 24:30 …….and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn…….. The same person who has been mentioned in all holy books and who will save the people all nations by Interceding. Every year, on the day of Arba'een (the 40th day after his martyrdom) members of various faiths go to Karbala, walking some 80 Kilometers to his shrine, and mourning his loss. This gathering is the greatest in the human history and it takes place every year, though mainstream media try their best to avoid covering it. According to the verses of Quran, the last holy book which confirms the prophets and holy books before its revelation, Muhammad (pbuh) from the Israelites was chosen as prophet and God also chose 12 leaders descending from him to be the source of guidance for all the nations on earth. However, after Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was poisoned and killed in his own house, a coup took place, preventing the 12 leaders from guiding the society. Initially, during the years, Lady Fatimah (pbuh), the prophet’s daughter, was killed in an attack to her house and then Ali (pbuh), the 1th leader was killed with a poisonous sword as he was praying in the mosque. Then the 2th leader Hassan (pbuh), was poisoned by his wife, Ja’deh. Hussain (pbuh)brother of Imam Hassan (pbuh) was the 3th Imam who was slain in Karbala. His son Sajjad (pbuh) and his grandson Baqir (pbuh), 4th and 5th leader were poisoned. 6th Imam/leader was Sadiq (pbuh) who was the source of science and knowledge like his father. Many scientists, physicians, mathematician who lived in 800AC were his students, but he was killed by poison too. His son was Kadhim (pbuh) as the 7th leader. But before his martyrdom, he was imprisoned in dungeon for 14 years, and finally poisoned him. The 8th leader/Imam, Ridha (pbuh), was first banished to Khorasan, then poisoned and killed. His son, the 9th leader, was named Javaad (pbuh) who was imprisoned without giving water, then given poison instead of water. Then Hadi (pbuh), the 10th leader, was first banished to a military zone and kept under surveillance and finally poisoned and killed. Hassan Askari (pbuh), the 11th Imam, was also kept under surveillance and killed with poison. But his son, Mahdi (pbuh) the 12th and last leader, is alive and hidden from sight like Prophet Jesus (pbuh), and will return on the promised day to save the earth from the corruption and the injustice of the oppressors. The followers of this 12 leaders, are called Shia who are a minority (around 300 million people). Following in the path of these 12 Imams and leaders, Shia’s oppose injustice everywhere and have always strived to support the oppressed, even if the oppressed is not from the same faith or religion. Currently, it’s the Shia who fight the extremistSunnis such as ISIS and the Takfirist. Their goal is helping the oppressed and not expansion and domination. The Shia example for fighting oppression, is the third Imam, Imam Hussain (pbuh), who’s also been the role model for members of other faiths such as Ghandi (the leader of the Indian revolution). The third leader, Imam Hussain (pbuh) whopeople of all faiths and religions seek his help by going on a pilgrimage to drown in the sea of his mercy even over 1000 years of his martyrdom, in Arba'een. Dedicated to all open minded people who are in search of truth. Researcher and writer: Ms. A.Sheikh-ul-Islami Sources: The Bible Research and speeches made by the Shia scholar, Mr. Raefipour