16 Nov Shab-e-Qadr and the remembrance of Imam Husain (a.s.)
Shab-e-Qadr and the remembrance of Imam Husain (a.s.)
Shab-e-Qadr is the most significant of all nights. This night is specifically related to Imam Mahdi (a.s.) because in this night the angels appear in the pious presence of Imam (a.s.) with the affairs of the entire year. The most commendable of actions for this night is Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.). The one who recites it will have the honour of shaking hands with the souls of 124,000 Prophets (a.s.).
The day of birth of Imam Mahdi (a.s.), too, is of similar significance. The visitor will have the honour of shaking hands with 124,000 Prophets. Likewise, the one who does Ziyarat on Shab-e-Qadr will have the same privilege. Perhaps, the reason for this is that Imam Mahdi (a.s.) was born on the night of 15th Shaban and that he may reappear in Shab-e-Qadr.
The night of 15th Shabaan is the greatest and most blessed after Shab-e-Qadr. On one night the silent Quran was revealed and on the other the speaking Quran was born. One is the night of ‘Qadr’ which is better than thousand months and the other night is a practical interpretation of Shab-e-Qadr. It is better to spend this night, too, in worship. The best action in this highly significant night is the Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.) and the one who wants to shake hands with 1,24,000 Prophets then he should recite the Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.).
As if, all the Prophets have come to congratulate Imam Husain (a.s.) on the birth of his dearest grandson Imam Mahdi (a.s.) this night. To praise him for the one who will fulfill the purpose for which he sacrificed himself and spread his religion in the entire world.
One night is holy on the basis of his birth and the other is from the perspective of reappearance. Both nights are categorically connected with Imam Zamana (a.s.) and on both these nights there is Ziyarat of Imam Husain (a.s.).