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The Sixth Imam, Ja’far Ibn Muhammad As-Sadiq (as)

The 6th Imam, Ja’far Ibn Muhammad As-Sadiq (as) was Born in Madinah on 17th Rabiul Awwal 83 Hijiri (23.4.702 AD). Died in Madinah on 15th Shawwal, 148 Hijri (7.12.765 AD) at the age of 63. Period of Imamate 34 years. The 6th Imam, Ja’far Ibn Muhammad As-Sadiq (as) was Born in Madinah on 17th Rabiul Awwal 83 Hijiri (23.4.702 AD). Died in Madinah on 15th Shawwal, 148 Hijri (7.12.765 AD) at the age of 63. Period of Imamate 34 years. It is known from various history books and various sources of Hadith that when Imam As-Sadiq was a young...

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Imam Mohammed Baqir bin Ali bin Hussain bin Aliasws

The 4th Imam, Zainul-abideen (asws) and Syeda Fatima (asws), the daughter of Imam Hassan (asws) were blessed with a son, Imam (asws) Mohammed Baqir (asws), on 1st Rajab 57 AH in Madina. The 4th Imam, Zainul-abideenasws and Syeda Fatimaasws, the daughter of Imam Hassanasws were blessed with a son, Imamasws Mohammed Baqirasws, on 1st Rajab 57 AH in Madina. The 5th Imamasws’s both parents were direct descendents of Imam Aliasws and Syeda Fatima Zahiraasws. The 5th Imamasws too suffered from the brutalities of Muslims very early on in his life, the same way as Imamasws‘s ancestors did, the foundation...

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The Day of Arbaeen, today

Today, almost 1400 years later, the Day of Arbaeen is mourned by millions of people around the world. It is marked as a day to pay tribute to the sacrifice of Hussain for social justice. Typically, on this day people organise large marches in cities across the world to symbolise the eternal nature of Hussain’s revolution and to show they stand for social justice, honour and peace. In recent years – after the fall of the Saddam regime – a tradition of walking 80km from Najaf (the resting place of Hussain ibn Ali’s father) to Karbala has been reignited. Every year...

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