Imam Sadiq (peace be upon him) Online Seminary Offers Heartfelt Felicitations on the 4th of Sha’bān, the Birthday Anniversary of Hadhrat Abbas (peace be upon him)
Today marks the birth of a person who went on to define the meaning of bravery and loyalty. His strength and art of the battlefield were such that the enemies at the battle of Siffin mistook him to be Imam Ali (peace be upon him). Therefore, when Imam Ali (peace be upon him) himself appeared on the battlefield, Muawiya's soldiers were astonished to see him and confused about the identity of the other soldier. Imam Ali (peace be upon him) then introduced Abbas (peace be upon him) by saying:
He is Abbas, the moon of the Hashemite’
Historians recall H. Abbas (peace be upon him) as a courageous, brave, strong, and ferocious warrior. A lion that other lions feared. Yet, despite his strength and bravery the most amazing feature notably in H. Abbas (peace be upon him) is his obedience to the Imam of his time, Husain (peace be upon him). This is testified in the Ziyārah of H. Abbas (peace be upon him) which is narrated by Imam Sadiq (peace be upon him) where he says;
“Peace be upon you, O righteous servant (of Allah), and the obedient to Allah, to His Messenger, to the Commander of the Faithful, to Imam Hasan and Imam Husain (peace be upon them all)”
On this blessed day, we ask Allah to hasten the reappearance of our Imam, al-Mahdi, and help us to foster in ourselves the quality of obedience towards him.