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Sayyid Zakzaky (H) explains the real meaning of mawaddati fil Qurba
(love of the near of kin of the Prophet).
by Dauda Nalado
The activities of the Ashura mourning gathering being conducted at the Baqiyyatullah Husainiyya Zaria continues as usual. On Thursday 4th Muharram, 1432, Shaykh Zakzaky (H) explained the real meaning of the love of the near of kin of the holy prophet. He emphasized the fact that there is no difference of opinion as regards the meaning of kinsfolk in the quranic verse: “---say I do not ask any recompense (for deliverance of the Divine Message) save the loving kindness among the kinsfolk---.” (Q 42: 23). It is unanimous that this refers to theclose progeny of the Holy Prophet.
Hence, the love of the progeny of the Holy Prophet is mandatory according to Quranic injunction. Then Sayyid went on to quote the sayings of some Imams on what constitutes the real meaning of love to them since they are part and parcel of the Prophet’s kinsfolk: It is to sympathize with them at their sorrowful moments and to rejoice with them at their cheerful moments. Commensurate examples are the Ashura mourning and maulud (birthday celebration) respectively. Sayyid (H) gave some vivid examples to show the folly of those with the opinion of being indifferent to what happened to the Prophet’s progeny.
After Salat and iftar, Malam (H) recited the famous Du’a Kumayl which
is being recited, as usual, on Friday nights.
Wednesday highlight below:
Sayyid Zakzaky (H)
established the authenticity and hence the need for
He informed the people that he was told by
Angel Gabriel that Imam Husain, his grandson, would be massacred
at the plain of Karbala. In another Hadith (this is famous and
known to our ulama as Hadith of karora), it was reported that
The Prophet gave his wife Umm Salma a handful of karbala dust
which was kept in a bottle. She was told that whenever she
noticed the sand turned into red, Husain has been slain.