Sermon of #ImamSajjad (A.S.) in the court of Yazeed and the People of Damascus - THREAD
#ImamSajjad 1/n - It was said that the fourth Imam got the best opportunity on the day on which the official preacher mounted the pulpit and abused Imam Ali and his children and eloquently praised Mu'awiya' and his descendants, and thereupon the Imam said to Yazid:
#ImamSajjad 2/n - "Do you permit me also to ascend these pieces of wood and to say a few things which may please Allah and also become the means of the hearers earning spiritual reward".
#ImamSajjad 3/n - Ppl insisted that Yazid shud accord the Imam permission, but he declined persistently. At last Yazid said: "These r the people, who were fed on knowledge & wisdom while the others wr sucklings & children. If I permit him to speak .....
#ImamSajjad 4/n - he will disgrace me in the eyes of the people". Eventually, however, he had to accede to the demand of the people and the fourth Imam mounted the pulpit. He said things which made a serious impact on the minds of the people and they began to cry and lament.
5/n - During the course of his address #ImamSajjad specified the place of Ahlul Bayt in the realm of Islam and said: "O people! Allah has given us 6 things and our superiority to others is based on 7 pillars. To us belong Hamza and Jaffer.
6/n - To us belong Asadullah-The Lion of Allah-Imam Ali (a.s.).To us belong the leaders of the youth of paradise-Imam Hassan (a.s.) and Imam Hussain (a.s.). #ImamSajjad
7/n - Whoever recognizes me knows me, and whoever does not recognize, let me tell him who I am and to what family I belong: I am the son of Mecca and Mina; I am the son of Zamzam and al-Safa; I am the son of the one who carried Zakat in the ends of the mantle. #ImamSajjad
8/n - I am son of d best man who ever put on a loincloth & clothes; I am the son of d best man who ever put on sandals & walked barefooted; I am d son of d best man who ever made tawaf (the procession round d Kaaba) & Sa‘i (ceremony of running seven times between Safa and Marwa)
9/n - I am son of d best man who ever offered hajj & pronounced talbiya. I am son of d one who was transported on d buraq in d air; I am son of d one who was made to travel from d Sacred Mosque to d Remote Mosque, so glory belongs to Him Who made (His Servant) travel #ImamSajjad
10/n - I am the son of the one who was taken by Gabriel to sidrat al-muntaha ; I am the son of the one who drew near (his Lord) and suspended, so he was the measure of two bows or closer still. #ImamSajjad
11/n - I am the son of the one who led the angels of the heavens in prayer; I am the son of the one to whom the Almighty revealed what He revealed; I am the son of Mohammed al-Mustafa ; I am the son of ‘Ali al-Murtada. #ImamSajjad
12/n - I am d son of d one who fought against d creatures till they said: There is no god but Allah. I am d son of d one who struck (the enemies) with 2 swords before Allah’s Apostle, may Allah bless him and his family, #ImamSajjad
13/n - and stabbed (them) with two spears, emigrated twice, pledged allegiance twice (to the Prophet), prayed in the two qiblas, and fought (against the unbelievers) at Badr and Hunayn and never disbelieved in Allah not even as much as the twinkling of an eye.  #ImamSajjad
14/n - I am son of d best of d believers, the heir of d prophets, d destroyer of d unbelievers, d Commander of the Muslims, d light of d mujahidin, the ornament of d worshippers, the crown of d weepers, d most patient of d patient, #ImamSajjad
15/n - and d best of d steadfast 4m among d family of Yasin, and d Messenger of the Lord of d world’s inhabitants. I am d son of d one who was backed by Gabriel, supported by Mikael. #ImamSajjad
16/n #ImamSajjad I am d son of d one who defended d Muslims, killed d oath breakers of allegiance and d unjust and the renegades, struggled against his tiring enemies, the most excellent one of those who walked (to war) from among Quraysh,
17/N - #ImamSajjad the 1st to respond to Allah 4m among d believers, d prior to all d previous ones, d breaker of the aggressors, d destroyer of d atheists, an arrow 4m among d shooting-places of Allah against d hypocrites, d tongue of the wisdom of worshippers, d supporter of
18/N - #ImamSajjad d religion of Allah, d protector of d affair of Allah, d garden of d wisdom of Allah, d container of d knowledge of Allah, tolerant, generous, benevolent, pure, Abtahi, satisfied, easily satisfied, intrepid, gallant, patient, fasting, refined, steadfast,
19/N - #ImamSajjad courageous, honored, the severer of d backbones, d scatterer of d allies, d calmest of them, d best of them in giving free rein (to his horse), the boldest of them in tongue, d firmest of them in determination, d most powerful of them, a lion, brave,
20/n - #ImamSajjad pouring rain, d one who destroyed them at d battles & dispersed them in d wind, the lion of al-Hijaz, the possessor of the miracle, the ram of Iraq, the Imam through the text and worthiness, Makki, Madani, Abtahi, Tuhami, Khay‘ani, ‘Uqbi, Badri, Uhdi, Shajari
21/n - #ImamSajjad Muhajiri, the Lord of the Arabs, the Lion of war, the inheritor of al-Mash‘arayn, the father of the two grandsons (of the Prophet) al-Hasan and al-Husayn, the one who manifested miracles, the one who scattered the phalanxes, the piercing meteor,
22/n - #ImamSajjad the following light, the victorious Lion of Allah, the request of every seeker, the victorious over every victorious, such is my grandfather, ‘Ali b. Abi Talib".
23/N - #ImamSajjad

"I am the son of Fatima, the best woman of the world."
24/N - The effect of d speech was so powerful dat everybody in d court began to weep and blame Yazid. Yazid was afraid that the #ImamSajjad continued his speech, there would be a revolution and revolt. At the same time, Yazid could not stop Imam and get him down from the pulpit
25/N - He, therefore, ordered a caller of prayer to give Azaan, knowing that this would automatically cut #ImamSajjad's speech. When the Muazzin said "Allahu Akbar", the Imam testified Allah’s greatness.
26/N - When the Muazzin said, "Ash hadu anna Mohammadan Rasoolullah", #ImamSajjad stopped the muazzin from going any further. He then turned to Yazid and asked him," Tell me O Yazid, was Mohammad (pbuh) your grandfather or mine?
27/27 - If u say he wz ur grandfather, it wud b an open lie, & if u say he was mine then y have u killed his son & imprisoned his family? Why hv u killed m father & brought his family to this city as prisoners"? Eventually, all praise is due to Allah, the Lord of all the worlds.

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