The merits of the Ahle Bait of the Seal of the Prophets (s.a.w.a.), which includes Imam Husain (a.s.), are enumerated in several verses of the Holy Quran. In this short treatise, we will examine three of these verses. Any person who desires to seek all the verses on this topic can refer to the books of traditions and exegesis compiled by Shia and Sunni scholars. At this stage, to remove all elements of doubt or unpleasant perceptions and to establish the explanation of these verses, we will refer to traditions reported in the authentic books of scholars of Ahle Sunnah.
Allah the High sent Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa (s.a.w.a.) as His Prophet and Messenger and took the responsibility of all his words and deeds on Himself. All of his words bore divine endorsement and all his deeds were approved by the Almighty. Nay, these were divine acts in themselves. Allah the Almighty declares in the Holy Quran, “Nor does he speak out of desire. It is naught but revelation that is revealed.”
We find in Behaarul Anwaar v. 101 (New Edition) Kitaabul Mazaar a Ziyarat named Ziyarat-e-Naahiya attributed to the sacred personality of Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.). In this Ziyarat Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.), through various statements, intensely laments over his ancestor who was oppressed in a state of being far from his motherland. For illustration we shall present certain parts of this Ziyarat.
“Salutations upon the son of Lote tree (Sedratul Muntaha)” The word ‘Sedra’ means a lote tree. This has reference from the following verse: “And certainly he saw him in another descent, at the farthest lote-tree (Sedratul Muntaha); near which is the garden (Jannatul Mawa)”
The word ‘patience’ is at the very least uttered by the literate populace of society. From the dawn of realization to the last breath, patience acts as a soothing balm on the wounds of the heart. Everyone knows this doctor but nobody recognizes him. Everybody is familiar with it yet it lingers in the pale of unawareness. Here patience signifies the act which works towards the satisfaction of Allah (Blessed and High be He).