Imam ‘Ali Zayn al-’Abidin (‘a), son of Imam Husayn (‘a), stayed aloof from public life in order to avoid being involved in their disputes with one another and in order to dedicate his entire time to worshipping Allah and mourning his father. He kept weeping day and night. One of his slaves said to him, “I fear for you lest you should perish”

He (‘a) said to him, “I only convey my complaints and my grief to Allah, and I know from Allah what you all do not know. Jacob was a prophet from whom Allah caused one of his sons to be separated. He had twelve sons, and he knew that his son was still alive, yet he wept over him till he lost his eyesight.

If you look at my father, my brothers, my uncles, and my friends, how they lay slain all around me, tell me how can my grief ever end? Whenever I remember how Fatima's children were slaughtered, I cannot help crying. And whenever I look at my aunts and sisters, I remember how they were fleeing from one tent to another...”


The fire burning in the tent did he see

While he was the tent of honour and dignity.

He saw how apostasy and misguidance assailed

The daughters of the wahi and the creed.

He saw about the ladies of Prophethood

What the norms of manliness hold as abhorred:

Their looting and their beating

While none to help them besides their Lord.

He saw shy and pure ladies' faces uncovered

To the son of the prostitute driven.

He saw how the pure and virtuous ladies stood

Before ignominy: Yazid, the tyrant, how they cried.

And they were in the ropes tied

Before the assembly of every villain and dastard displayed.1


To you, O Messenger of Allah (S), is our complaint from the way whereby your nation treated your pure offspring, from the oppression and persecution to which they were subjected, and all Praise is due to Allah, Lord of the Worlds.


1.These verses were composed by the authority shaikh Muhammad Husayn al-Isfahani.


Ove knjige su samo jedno skromno djelo. To je prica o putovanju i velikom otkricu, ali ne onom kao u tehnickim ili prirodnim naukama, nego otkricu u polju religije i filozofije. Posto je svaki pronalazak zasnovan, prvenstveno na zdravoj pameti i jasnom razumijevanju - po cemu se ljudi i razlikuju od drugih stvorenja - ove knjige su posvecene svakoj zdravoj pameti. Pameti koja stavlja istinu na provjeru i razlikuje je od zla koje lezi u zabludi.Pameti koja procjenjuje sve sto je receno po mjerilu pravde i uvijek daje prednost logici. Pameti koja poredi rijeci i kazivanja i posjeduje sposobnost da razlikuje izmedju logicnog i onog sto nije bas logicno - da razlikuje izmedju jasnog i zbunjujuceg.



A call for good faith

O brothers, until when will this disagreement last? What are these enmities and hatred for? Allah, the One and Only, is the Lord of us all. Islam is our religion. The holy Qur'an is the Book of all of us. The Kaaba is our Qiblah. The master of the prophets and the last of the messengers Muhammad bin Abdullah is our Prophet. His sayings and doings are our Sunna. The daily five prayers, fasting Ramadan, zakat and hajj are our obligations.

The permissible things are the things that Allah and His Messenger have permitted and the impermissible things are the things that they have prohibited. The truth is what they have determined as the truth and the untruth is what they have rejected. The guardians of Allah and His Messenger are our guardians and the enemies of Allah and His Messenger are our enemies. The day of Resurrection will come no doubt and Allah will resurrect the dead from their graves

“ that He rewards those who do evil, according to their deeds, and He rewards those, who do good, with what is best” (Qur’an 53:31).