These days, specifically at the end of the month of Jumada II, we commemorate the death anniversary of great personality that only few people know. This person has endless blessings and one of the precious jewels of the Household of our holy Prophet (prayers and Allah's peace be upon him and his holy Household).. Those who have special needs head towards his shrine with the hope of their fulfilment... He is Sayed. Abu Ja'far Mohammed son of Imam Ali Al-Hadi, brother of Imam Hassan Al-Askari (peace be upon them) and the uncle of the Imam of our time the Imam Al-Mahdi (may Allah hasten his reappearance). He was all the time accompanying his brother Imam Abi Mohammed son of Imam Ali Al-Hadi (peace be upon them), he was then of great position and with has lot of blessings, he was a scholar known by his title "Sab' [lion[ Dujayl", and that because bandits and thieves could never harm his visitors as they feared him for what they have seen and heard of his miracles.
During his life, he was one of the scholar to whom people from far countries come to be his students, thinking he will be the Imam after his father, as since its birth he was educated by the infallible in the Holy Household that is the pure tree whose root is firmly fixed and its branches [high] in the sky. It produces its fruit all the time, by permission of its Lord.
He was born (peace be upon him) in Medina in a village called "Sariya" that Imam Musa Al-Kadhem (peace be upon him) has founded three miles from the city of Medina. Imam Al-Hadi (peace be upon him) left him as a child when he was obliged to leave to Samarra, then he came to Samarra when he was forty years old and got ill severely, which caused his death on the place of his current grave at the end of Jumada II 252 AH, some say he was killed by poison as he was the eldest son of the Imam and people thought he is his successor, Imam Al-Hassan Al-Askari (peace be upon him) accompanied him then, and was very pained for his death, as he was his closest brother...
On the bed of death, he was constantly reciting verses of the holy Quran, until his pure soul ascended to its creator. Abi Mohammad (peace be upon him) was so sad for the death of his brother and his heart was full of anguish and sorrow, drenched in tears he made all the presents and his lovers cry of grief.
Imam Al-Hadi (peace be upon him) was the one who prepared the funerals of his son abu Ja'far, and carried his holy body to bury him in his current grave with all his blessings.
His holy shrine is visited by believers from all over, thanks to his status, blessings and miracles. His shrine is located in the city of Balad which is an old city on the left of Tigris River on the way to Samarra in the district of Dujayl, which is always full of visitors especially those with special needs, his shrine is a shelter and a refuge for whoever ask his intercession sincerely, and God the Almighty fulfil their needs and let them go back to their houses safe and sound.