Salaam dear young friends. Condolences on the martyrdom anniversary of the Symbol of Justice, the Epitome of Valour, and the Gateway of the City of Knowledge, Imam Ali ibn Abi Taleb (AS).
As the cousin, ward, son-in-law, and divinely-decreed vicegerent of Prophet Mohammad (blessings of God upon him and his progeny), Imam Ali (AS) needs no introduction.
It is indeed an irony of Islamic history that on the 21st of Ramadhan, the second of the three probable Grand Nights, the Grand Man, Imam Ali (AS), who was second only to the Best of creation, that is, his cousin Prophet Muhammad (SAWA), achieved martyrdom, having been struck a fatal sword blow on his head while performing the morning ritual prayer in the Grand Mosque of Kufa, by a Khwarej – progenitors of modern day Takfiri terrorists.
Well friends, it is nice to have a chat with you after the refreshing you went through over the past few days during the Grand Nights of Qadr. This year people were advised to hold the mourning ceremonies in the outdoor events while observing social distancing rules due to the coronavirus pandemic.
May God accept your earnest endeavours, especially as for tonight which will be the last of the three Grand Nights of Qadr.
These nights are indeed a great blessing from the Lord Most High. It is the turning point of the year. Actually it is the start of the new spiritual year, since it is on these blessed nights that God decrees the happenings in our personal and social life till next year’s Grand Nights.
The Almighty Creator, Who controls our destinies, has decreed three alternate nights of the blessed month of Ramadhan on which year-long happenings are determined. As ayahs 3 to 5 of Surah Qadr say:
"The Night of Grandeur is better than a thousand months. The Angels and the Spirit descend therein by the permission of their Lord for (decreeing) every affair. Peace! it is till the breaking of the dawn.”
The Holy Qur’an further says in ayahs 3 to 5 of Surah Dukhan – that we so devoutly recited on the 23rd eve of blessed Ramadhan:
"Surely We revealed it on the Blessed Night (Laylat al-Mubareka) . Indeed We are ever warning. Therein every wise affair is made distinct. A command from Us; surely We are the senders.”
When asked about Allah’s saying "We revealed it on Laylat al-Mubareka or the Blessed Night...” Prophet Muhammad’s (SAWA) 5th Infallible Heir, Imam Mohammad Baqer (AS) replied:
"Yes, it is Laylat-al-Qadr, it comes every year, in the month of Ramadhan, during its last ten nights. The Qur’an was not sent down but on the Night of Grandeur as Allah says: In it every wise affair is made clear. That is, He decrees that night everything to happen during the year...”
In view of these undeniable facts, all of us fervently prayed for the besieged and brutally bombarded people of Yemen. God is All-Observant. He knows the savagery of the Zionists and their godfather, the US, as well as the crimes against humanity of the Takfiri terrorists trying to destabilize the whole region.
The hour is nigh. Surely the hour will come when these satanic regimes and devilish outfits will be wiped out forever from the face of the earth, as promised by God – with the advent of the Saviour of mankind, the Prophet’s 12th and Last Infallible Heir, Imam Mahdi (AS).
The Imam to whom the angels descend on the Grand Nights of Qadr for finalization of the fates of every individual will reappear with Prophet Jesus (AS) as his assistant to establish the global government of peace, prosperity, and justice.
God bless you all, goodbye till next week.