16 Nov Imam Husain (a.s.) and Raj’at (the return)
Imam Husain (a.s.) and Raj’at (the return)
In the light of Islamic teachings, just as the reappearance of Imam Mahdi (a.s.) is a certainty, similarly Raj’at too is a certainty. Raj’at means that after the reappearance of Imam Mahdi (a.s.) those who have left this world will be brought back to life. Only those who don’t believe in the Day of Judgment will consider Raj’at to be impossible.
Those who believe that the dead will be re-enlivened, are of the view that when the Day of Judgment nears it will not be surprising if some people are brought back to life following the reappearance of Imam Mahdi (a.s.) and his reign, as it is in accordance with the Sunnah of Allah.
Amongst those who will return is Imam Husain (a.s.). According to a tradition from Imam Sadiq (a.s.), the first person for whom the Earth will split open to remerge is Imam Husain Ibn Ali (a.s.).
(Behaar ul Anwaar, vol. 53, page 39; Tafseer e Burhaan, vol. 2, p. 408)
In another tradition Imam Jafar as-Sadiq (a.s.) says:
“The first amongst those who will return is Imam Husain (a.s.) and his faithful companions. At the same time Yazeed and his forces too will return and they all will be killed.”
After this Imam Jafar as-Sadiq (a.s.) recited the following ayat:
“Then We will make you prevail again and will help you with wealth and children and increase your numbers.”
(Bani Israel: 6)
(Behaar ul Anwaar, vol 53, p. 76; Noorus Saqalain vol 3, p. 140)
In a tradition from Imam Muhammad Baqir (a.s.) it is mentioned:
“On the eve of Ashura, Imam Husain (a.s.) told his companions: “… heaven awaits you, after what will happen with us. Following that we will rest for as long as Allah wishes. Then Allah will bring us back to life, when our Qaem will reappear. Then revenge will be taken from the oppressors. Then you and I will see them chained and tied with ropes and will witness them facing the severest of punishment.”
(Kefaayah al-Muhtadi, pp. 105-106)
Have you realized how strong is the bond between Imam Husain (a.s.) and Imam Mahdi (a.s.)? They are mentioned together at all places. They gave tidings about each other and will fulfill each others aims.
O Allah! Include us all amongst the sincere servants of Imam Wali-e-Asr (a.s.) and raise us with the faithful companions. O Lord of Husain (a.s.)! For the sake of Husain (a.s.), for the tranquility of the heart of Husain (a.s.), hasten the reappearance of Hujjat (a.s.)! Aameen!