In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Rajab the Source of Light
Rajab is the first of the months of light. Its days and nights are adorned with blessed occasions, from the Night of Wishes (the night of the first Friday) to the night and the day of the birth of The Prince of the Believers Imam Ali bin Abi Taleb (A.S.) (the 13th of Rajab) to the various birthdays of the Imams of the Household to the night and the day of the sending of The Concluding Prophet (peace be upon him and his household) (the 27th of Rajab). All these are precious chances and stops to be considered in this month during which the mercy is poured on the mankind.
With the blessed light sending of The Messenger (peace be upon him), the blessings became abundant; the human standards were elevated; the societies were rescued from the net of polytheism; and the human being moved towards the era of the mental sublimity and towards the readiness to carry out the divine message. With this sending, into the heart and the soul of the humanity were admitted a fragrance from the moral of the one sent [i.e. The Prophet] and a light from his wisdom.
With respect to that night, Imam Mohammad Al-Jawad (A.S.) said, "In Rajab, there is a night which is far better for the people than everything else on which the sun shines. It is the night of the 27th: in its morning, God’s Messenger was made a prophet…" The revelation began to come down to him (peace be upon him), and this was spread in the prophetic household. Some of those who knew about it initiated to believe in The Prophet and to believe in his message. Accordingly, the good of Islam was scattered all over the humanity.
Even those who have not come under the light of the noble sending have been benefiting from it, and His Eminence Imam Al-Khamenei (May God keep him) pointed out to those people in his saying, "It is doubtless that they have till now been benefiting from the graces of the blessed sending." He also said, "Look at the graces and the giving of those blessed years which The Noblest Prophet spent in the era of his sending! How mush those blessings were! He could establish a very high monument during these years and in the middle of the Jaheeleeyya and the climax of the eras of ignorance; and he could enkindle a flame of light which has been illuminating for the history the right path!"
The Status of the Jihad and the Strugglers (mujahedin)
The struggle for God’s sake is the collective and broad title for a great believing and Islamic movement, whose leaders are The Noblest Prophet (peace be upon him) and his pure Household and their believing followers and Shiite in our time who have been facing the Israelite enemy through the work which includes exerting the power and the effort for God’s sake.
His Eminence Sayyid Hassan Nasrallah pointed out to the importance of the struggle for God’s sake in Islam and to the prestige of the resistants with The Most High God. He (May God keep him) said, "The struggle for God’s sake is ranked among the great and very important Islamic issues, exactly as praying, fasting, performing pilgrimage, ordering with what is good, and forbidding what is abominated are.
"From the point of view of Islam, the struggle for God’s sake has its elevated special prestige. The Noble Quran constitutes a lot of verses which talk about the struggle for God’s sake, its importance, greatness, and sacredness; about the merit of the resistants with The Most Glorified and High God; and about the merit of the martyrs in this life and in the hereafter. Moreover, we find a lot of the like in the discourses which are ascribed to The Noblest Messenger (peace be upon him and his household) and his Household). It is related that The Commander of the Believers (A.S.) said, "The belief in The Most Glorified God, in His messenger, and in the struggle for God’s sake is the best by which the invokers intercede Him, for it is the climax of Islam."
"The struggle for God’s sake is, therefore, the summit of Islam because its imprints and consequences are great. And the witness for this is what the struggling for God’s sake nation gains as glory, victory, pride, forgiveness for the sin in this life, and heavens which are as wide as the skies and the earth are in the hereafter. This is in the contrary to what the nation which is forsaking the struggle for God’s sake gains as shame, disgrace, weakness, feebleness, and defeat in this life and in the hereafter. It suffices to refer to "The Speech of the Struggle for God’s Sake "for The Commander of the Faithful (A.S.) in order to get acquainted with the huge and dangerous consequences of forsaking the struggle for God’s sake."
The Redolence of Leadership
The event of Lebanon – i.e. the War of July 2006 A.D.. – is a lesson which was given for all the Muslims. You need to know that a great page form the history of the nation was folded after that event. It is probable that the consequences of this may not be noticed in the near future, yet it is going to become clear for everybody gradually and in the long term.
A Story and a Lesson
From the hard moments which Malak remembers is the martyrdom of one of his comrades whom he was the last one to talk to while [that comrade] was telling him that the plane had spotted him in an advanced location in the front line. Ali, who had a PhD in advocating, had an insistence on the confrontation and on not coming back. Accordingly, he was looking for the most difficult mission, so he was the most daring one even though he was preparing for his wedding which was soon. Here Malak adds affectionately, "Some people depict us as suiciders for who life is valueless; they do not understand our ardent love for the martyrdom for the sake of life."
Ali’s Recommendation includes:
Not to cry in case he martyrizes- to hold the councils of jot- to decorate- to engrave on his tomb certain words about the martyrdom for God’s sake
The Commander's jurisprudence
Most universities and educational and social and medical institutions and centers have male and female students in their classes, and male and female employees and workers. Sometimes, it is required, due to the nature of the work or the study itself, that cooperation takes place between them. There is no problem concerning this, but both the man and the woman must abide by the following religious rules and etiquettes:
- Taking high cautious from the devilish insinuations and temptations
- Being limited to the necessities of the work or the study as regards the cooperation
- Not being alone in the same place where nobody else can enter
- Maintaining seriousness and gravity in the movement and in the talk
The Occasions of Rajab
- 1st of Rajab (57 A.H.): birth of Imam al- Baker (A.S.).
- 2nd of Rajab (212 A.H.): birth of Imam al- Hadi (A.S.) and the Night of Wishes
- 3rd of Rajab (254 A.H.): Martyrdom of Imam al- Hadi (A.S.).
- 10th of Rajab (195 A.H.): birth of Imam al- Jawad (A.S.)
- 12th of Rajab (36 A.H.): Imam Ali (A.S.), adopts Al Kufa as the capital of the Islamic State.
- 13th of Rajab (23 before the Hegira): birth of Imam Ali (A.S.).
- 15th of Rajab (62 A.H.): death of Sayyeda Zeinab and al- Kaaba becomes the Kiblah of Muslims instead of Al Aqsa Mosque.
- 21st of Rajab (42 A.H.): birth of Sayida Soukayna, daughter of Imam Hussein (A.S.).
- 24th of Rajab (6 A.H.)the conquest of Khaybar.
- 25th of Rajab (183 A.H.): Martyrdom of Imam al- Kazem (A.S.).
- 27th of Rajab (13 before the Hegira): the day of delegation of the Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him).
- 28th of Rajab (60 A.H.): Imam Hussein left Mecca and went to the Medina.
The occasions of July
Twelfth of July 2006: the operation of the divine victory and the beginning of July war.
Twenty fifth of July: the war of the seven days 1993(A.D.)
Twenty eighth of July: the First World War 1914 (A.D.)