Musnad al-Imam As-Shaheed Abi Abdullah al-Husayn ibn Ali Alyhim As-Salaam

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The book Musnad al-Imam As-Shaheed Abi Abdullah al-Husayn ibn Ali Alyhim As-Salaam is about the life of Imam Husayn, his virtues, attributes, narrations, companions, and his sayings, compiled and organized by Azizullah Atardi.

Content of the book[edit | edit source]

Musnad al-Imam Husayn is considered as one of the historical-narrative works and its contents can be divided into three parts:

  1. The life, uprising, and martyrdom of the Imam and those who were martyred with him
  2. Traditions of Imam
  3. Anthology of narrators from Imam

The narrations of the book are taken from Shia and Sunni sources, and the author has made it possible that there are other narrations not mentioned in this book. All the sources of the book are old; only the book of Alaki va Al-Alqaab by Sheikh Abbas Qomi and Maqtal-ul-Husayn by Muqarram are used as contemporary-era sources.

Volumes of the book[edit | edit source]

The first volume of the book is about Imam Hussain’s virtues and his uprising. Some of the chapters of the book are as follows:

  • The names and titles of the Imam
  • His Imamate
  • Being a "Syed ash-Shohada"
  • His refusal to pledge allegiance
  • The sending of Muslim Ibn Aqeel to Kufa
  • The events occurred on the route of Makkah and Qadisiya
  • His arrival in Karbala
  • The sieging of the Imam

The second volume begins with a discussion of the events of the night and day of Ashura and continues with the martyrdom of Imam Husayn, his companions, and his family. Then, there are narrations about the events after his martyrdom, the captivity of Ahl al-Bayt, and the pilgrimage to his shrine.

The text of the third volume begins with narrations about the reward of remembering Imam Husayn, the virtues of Karbala, attacks on the Imam's grave, the number of his children, and his life span. Then, under the title "Bab al-Nawader fi Qiyam al-Husayn", the opinion of several people (Abdullah bin Ja'far, Rabi' bin Khashim, Sulaiman bin Sard, Maitham Tamar, etc.) about Imam and his uprising has been written. After that, the traditions of the Imam have been categorized by topic, and in the following, there is a brief description of the narrators' biographies by the Imam. The last part of the book contains laments of poets in the mourning of Imam Husayn.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Mohammad Isfandiyar, Kitabshanasiye Tareekhiye Imam Husayn (AS), p. 215-216