The servants of both holy shrines renew their covenant and loyalty to the Imam Al-Hadi (peace be upon him) on the anniversary of his martyrdom

With great sadness and sorrow, we would like to convey our condolences to the Imam of our time, the awaited Imam Al-Mahdi (May Allah hasten his reappearance), the Islamic nation and the Islamic religious authorities in the anniversary of Martyrdom of Imam Ali Al-Hadi (peace be upon him).

In this great tragedy, the grief and mourning overshadowed the holy shrines of imam Al-Hussayn and Al-Abbas (peace be upon them)

Within their general annual program in commemorating birth and martyrdom's anniversaries of the infallible imams (peace be upon them), both holy shrines has prepared a special program for the commemorations of this sad occasion that befell lovers and followers of the Ahl al-Bayt (peace be upon them) in the third day of the month of Rajab.

The Al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine that was covered with black, has declared mourning. And to express their heartfelt sorrow, its employees prepared a program of commemoration included the establishment of religious lectures within the courtyard of Aba Al-Fadl Al-Abbas (peace be upon him), as well as the organization of Majlis ("consolation" gathering) held in the hall of hospitality of Al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine.

On the afternoon of the Saturday 3 Rajab 1435 AH corresponding to May 3, 2014, the staff of both holy shrines went in a consolation parade, enlightened by the missionary and heroic position of the Imam Al-Hadi (peace be upon him) in the dissemination of his pure fathers' sciences and his defence of the faith and the Islamic message. The employees’ procession reiterated loyalty cheers and covenant poems that renewed grief of the Ahl Al-Bayt (peace be upon them) for the martyrdom of Imam Abu Muhammad Al-Hadi (peace be upon him).

It is worth mentioning that the Imam Al-Hadi (peace be upon him) is the 10th of Ahl Al Bayt's Imams (peace be upon them), He is Imam Ali Al-Hadi son of Imam Al-Jawad son of Imam Ar-Redha son of Imam Al-Kadhem son of Imam As-Sadeq son of Imam Al-Baqer son of Imam As-Sajjad son of Imam Al-Hussayn son of Imam Ali ibnu Abi Talib (Peace be upon them)

The Imam Al-Hadi (peace be upon him) was born in the village of Surya in the vicinity of Al-Madina in 212 AH (214 AH in another tradition) and died a martyr and was buried in Samarra in 254 AH. His mother was Om Walad and her name was (Sumana the Moroccan) and dubbed (Om Alfadl). He (Peace be upon him) has four sons and one daughter, and they are Imam Al-Hassan Al-Askari (peace be upon him), Alhussayn, Mohammad, Jaafar and Ulayyah.

From his early childhood Imam Al-Hadi (a.s) was a perfect model of Islam. He was free of all faults and defects, and was adorned with all good qualities and virtues. It was for this reason that the people called him “An-Naqi" which means pure and holy, and "Al-Hadi" which means guide. He was well known by his science, knowledge, piety, worship, and leadership.

Sheikh At-Tusi narrated that Imam Al-Hadi (peace be upon him) had 185 students who were learning and narrating for him, among them Al-Fadl Ibnu Shathan, Ali Ibnu Mehzyar, Dawud Annaysaburi, Ahmad Ibnu Is'haq and other great scholars.

The Saint Imam (peace be upon him) had to bear the oppression of Abbasid's power. So not only al-Mutawakkil, but also his successors opposition to the Imam (Peace be upon him) was fierce. After the death of al-Mutawakkil, al-Mustansir and al-Musta`in, al-Mu`tazz carried on the same mission of harassment against the family of the Imam (peace be upon him).

Al-Mu`tazz, understanding the uncontrollable and intense devotion of the people towards the Imam (peace be upon him), eventually contrived the Imam’s assassination. He got him poisoned through an ambassador that resulted in the Imam’s martyrdom.

The martyrdom occurred on 3rd Rajab 254 AH, and his funeral prayer was conducted by his son Imam Hasan al-Askari (Peace be upon him), Imam Al-Hadi (peace be upon him) was only forty-two years old at the time of martyrdom. The period of his Imamate was thirty-five years . He was buried in Samarra Iraq.

Peace is on him the day he was born, the day he died a martyr and the day he will raised alive among his pure fathers (God's prayers on all of them).
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