Imam Sadiq (peace be upon him) Online Seminary Offers Heartfelt Felicitations on the 3rd of Sha’bān, the Birthday Anniversary of Imam Husain (peace be upon him)
His station is such that any prayer done through the intercession of this Imam has been guaranteed acceptance. This is true not only for human beings but even the angels pin their hopes on the intercession of this great Imam.
When the angels, including Gabriel, descended to congratulate the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his pure progeny) they passed by an Island inhabited by an Angel known as Fitrus. Fitrus, due to his negligence was expelled to that Island to seek Allah’s forgiveness and return to his status. His laxity caused his wings to be taken away. When he saw the great group of Angels moving together, he inquired about their destination. Gabriel informed about the newborn and that they were going to greet and congratulate the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his pure progeny) and Fitrus instantly insisted to come along.
The angels greeted and congratulated the Prophet (peace be upon him and his pure progeny) and the Prophet ordered Fitrus to rub himself against the cradle of Imam Husain (peace be upon him), Fitrus followed the command and as soon as he rubbed himself against the cradle, Allah forgave his negligence and also restored him to his previous rank.
In return for the intercession of the Imam (peace be upon him), Fitrus endowed himself to the service of the Imam (peace be upon him) and is tasked with delivering the salutations sent to the Imam (peace be upon him) by his lovers.
On this blessed day, we ask Allah to accept our little deeds and forgive our shortcomings for the sake of Imam al-Husain (peace be upon him) and also to hasten the reappearance of the Imam of Our Time.