In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
The Islamic–Eid is a thanking demonstration for God, and recognition for his kindness, the Eid reminds the human about the essence of human existence, also the perfection of this humanitarian essence and God's month represents the brightness of servitude. What is hoped in this Eid is to offer kindness and boons to others, to swap visits, communication, harmony, mutual affection and compassion among each others to achieve a meaning and pronunciation in the nation. What a great merit is it, that deserves to be bounded to Allah thanking, praising and holiness. Therefore, it was reported about the prophet's family the following: "if he said, why the day of Eid is done? It was said, to have a convention for Muslims to meet and excel to God praising him to what He (Allah) has bestowed upon them, so this day will be Eid and a day for gathering, a fast breaking day, almsgiving day, and a day for desires and supplicating to God…."
In this sequence, Al-Imam Al-Khamenei (God keep him) Says
There are two dimensions For the Islamic–Eid: first, to be bound for Allah and to the moral outlook. The second: is the wrap of all Muslims around one axis and both subjects represent the case of era for our people and the Islamic nation; and what we mentioned can be seen in more optimism and hope because the whole evidence and events reflect that. Al-EID is the day that God made it for Muslims a festival and to Mohammad (peace be upon him and his household) an asset, honor and dignity because it is manifestation for meeting, unity, brotherhood and dignity for all Muslims and their attitude toward God with one heart and an honor to Islam and to the prophet (peace be upon him). So Muslims should invest this ammunition over their world for the collection of the elements of integration and progress, and achieving unity, cohesion and the return to moral dimensions that are internalized by the Islamic religion."
Al-Imam Al-Khamenei (May God keep him)
The Relationship between the Faithful and Al-Imam Al-Mahdi (may God hasten his appearance)
Al-Imam Al-Khomeini (may his secret be sacred) says: "we should look well in our work sheet before Allah and Al-Imam (A.S.) receive it, and after looking we may fit a set of ethics with Al-Imam (A.S.) including:
1- Longing to see him (A.S.): Al-Imam Al-Sadek (A.S.) said longing to see him: "….if I have realized him, I would have served him all my days." Besides, the prophet's family taught us to ask God to see him (may God hasten his appearance), and in their supplications: "oh God, show me his prudent appearance, and his bright brow and eye line my eyes by a look to him. Oh God, we are you servants, who have a desire to see your Imam and your Prophet. Oh God, show us the face of your auspicious leader in our lives and after death." It was mentioned in Al-Nodba supplication," o son of Ahmad do you have a way to meet you..."
2- Crying for his parting: about Al-Imam Al-Sadek (A.S.): "I swear by God that your Imam will be absent for years through your age…. and the eyes of believers will cry because of this part…"
3- The Supplication for him: in particular the following supplication, "God is to your guardian Al-Hoja the son of Al-Hasan…"
4- His visit: in particular, the visit of (al-yasin) that is received from Al-Imam Al-Mahdi (may God hasten his appearance) teaching us how to feel his presence. It says: "peace be upon you when you stand up, peace be upon you when you sit, peace be upon you when you read and turn out, peace be upon you when you pray and while saying supplication and peace be upon you when you kneel down and prostrate."
5- Entreating through him: whether in the matters of life, as Al-Imam Al-Khamenei has entreated him in Jamkaran mosque for the victory of the Islamic resistance in April war. Or in the matters of the hereafter, interceding for us as in the prayer pleading (Duaa Al-Tawasol).
6- Praying on him: it was reported how much it is desired to pray on him in more than one place as in the opening supplication (Duaa Al-Eftetah) and the received prayer (Al-Salat Al-Wareda): "God pray on the pious successor, Al-Mahdi the leader, the leader of believers and faithful, the heir messenger and the pretense of the lord of the world."
7- To stand up while Mentioning his name: in particular, "Al-Qaem" it was reported that the name of Al-Imam Al-Mahdi's name was mentioned in the presence of Al-Imam Al-Sadek (A.S.), he stood up for his respect.
8- Paying charity for him: it was mentioned in the charity supplication while traveling: "oh God, this is for you and from you, and it is a charity for our Imam (may God hasten his appearance) and pray on him through his travels, actions and turns during the hours of his days and nights."
Virtues of Al-Imam Al-Sadek (A.S.)
Narrated that Al-Imam Al-Sadek (A.S.) said once to one of his students: what did you learn from me? He said: eight issues my lord. He (A.S.) said: "tell them to me, I want to know. Then he said:
First: I saw each beloved leaving the one he loves during death, so I dismissed my grief away to a place that entertain me in my loneliness, it is the good work, and that is God's words ﴾so he who has done an atom's weight of good shall see it﴿.
Second: I saw people who feel pride about their pedigree, and others for money and children, and that don't have any pride. Whereas, I saw the pride in Allah's great words ﴾surely the most honorable of you with Allah is the one among you most careful (for his duty)﴿ so I worked on my self to be generous according to Allah.
Third: I saw entertained and busy people and I heard Allah's saying: ﴾and as for him who fears to stand in the presence of his lord and forbids the soul from low desires * then surely the garden in the abode﴿ so I worked on my self, disbursing fancy from my self until it settled on obeying and satisfying God.
Fourth: I saw that whoever finds an honorable thing, had worked hard to save it, and I heard Allah saying ﴾who is there that will offer to Allah a good gift so he will double it for him, and he shall have an excellent reward.﴿ so I loved to double and I didn't see more saver from what he has, so whenever I found an honorable thing I direct it to him to have it as an assed when I need.
Fifth: I saw the envy of people to each other and heard God saying ﴾will they distribute the mercy of your lord? We distribute among them their livelihood in the life of this world, and we have exalted some of them above others in degrees that some of them may take others in subjection; and the mercy of your lord is better than what they amass.﴿ so when I knew that Allah's mercy is better than what they gathered, I didn’t envy anyone or regret for any missed thing.
Sixth: I saw people enmity for each others in this world and the prejudice in their hearts, and I heard Allah's saying ﴾surely the shaitan is your enemy, so take him for an enemy﴿ so I worked on the enmity of the devil rather than the enmity of others.
Seventh: I saw people's toil and how much they are busy about earning a living, and I heard God saying ﴾and I haven’t created the jinn and the men except that they should serve me * I don’t desire from them any sustenance and I do not desire that they should feed me * surely Allah is the bestower of sustenance, the lord of power, the strong﴿ so I discovered that his promise is a right, his saying is a truth, so I relaxed to his promise and agreed about what he had chosen, and I worked for what he has on me and not for what I have on him.
Eighth: I saw people relying on their good health, and others on the abundance of their money and some people relying on others, and I heard Allah's saying: ﴾and whoever is careful of Allah, he will make for him an outlet * and give him sustenance from whence he thinks not, and whoever trusts in Allah, he is sufficient for him, surely Allah attains his purpose, Allah in deed has appointed a measure for everything.﴿ so I depended on God and never depended anymore on others.
He (A.S.) said: "I swear by God that the torah, the bible, the psalms and the criterion and other books are due to these issues."
Rouh Allah's Call
"Discipline is one of the Islamic duties, and the whole society need a system, so if the system is lost, the community is lost."
Al-Imam Al-Khomeini (may his secret be sacred)
The Redolence of Leadership
"We are obligated to regulate our affairs in accordance to what religion imposes on us and what a healthy brain requires."
Al-Imam Al-Khamenei (May God keep him)
From Al-jihad memory
Humility on the Trigger
-Saker coughed in what seemed like an apology, as if he is ashamed in advance of what he is going to say, interfering himself in a talk between 'Baqer' and 'Muslim' which he heard by chance:
- You Muslim are trying to convince Baqer to leave the South and leave fighting?!
- You are still young, and the war is fierce, and you are absolved of the pending.
- I did well so far and I haven’t any fear in my heart and didn't think about returning back, yesterday I stood with you against the landing, "I didn’t eat from the fruit, so why you want to punish me by asking me to leave the heaven."
- May God guide you.
Saker turned to Jawad asking him to give him his share of drinking water and he makes the Friday ablution.
Then there on the grass, below the tree, he put a prayer rug, prayed a leaving prayer and his rifle is on his shoulder and in his supplication he asked God to tender him martyrdom," my lord, I swear by Al-Hussein's thirst pour me some of the martyrdom drink, a drink that won't make me thirsty anymore…. light and fire… no wailing only to knees.
His forehead has been subjected only to prostration.
And upon supplication, he didn't leave his weapon.
Occasions of Shawal Month
First of Shawal: Al-Fitr Eid.
Third of Shawal: the battle of the trench 5 A.H.
Fourth of Shawal: the beginning of the major occultation of Al-Imam Al-Mahdi 329 A.H.
Sixth of Shawal: the battle of hanin 8 A.H.
Fifteenth of Shawal: the martyrdom of Al-Hamza (A.S.) 3 A.H.
The Battle of Uhud
Twenty-fifth of Shawal: the martyrdom of Imam Al-Sadek (A.S.) 184 A.H.
Twenty-second of Shawal: the celebration of the divine victory for the Islamic resistance war in July 2006 A.D.
October7: world children's day
October 16: Hula massacre 1948 A.D.
October 18: France's occupation for Lebanon 1918 A.D.