With broken hearts full of grief and eyes full of sorrow and tears , the servants of the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine have commemorated the anniversary of the martyrdom of the fifth of the lights of Ahl Al-Bayt (peace be upon them), Imam Muhammed Al-Baqir (peace be upon him), which coincides this year with Thursday, 7th of Dhu Al-Hijjah, 1435 AH, corresponding to the 2nd of October, 2014.
The Holy Shrine has prepared to commemorate as usual at every occasion and every revival of God rituals such as births and martyrdoms of Ahl Al-Bayt (peace be upon them), a condolences program including several parts that reflect this calamity that befell lovers and followers of Ahl al-Bayt (peace be upon them).
So, a condolences procession led by officials of the holy shrine and holders of grief and sorrow banners started from the holy courtyard of the Master Aba Al-Fadl Al-Abbas (peace be upon him) heading towards the courtyard of the second grandson of the prophet (Prayers and Allah's peace be upon him and his holy Household) Imam Al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) passing through the courtyard between the Two Holy Shrines, chanting lamentations that describe the outrageousness of this tragedy and finally arriving at the courtyard of the Master Abi Abdillah Al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) for setting up a condolences council where they were reading elegies and some threnodies, for the loss of the fifth Imam of Ahl Al-Bayt (peace be upon him), who has dedicated his life in the service of the Mohammedan message that came to lay the lofty values and principles and to output human grievances of infidelity and enslavement to the path of guidance and inner peace.
It is to mention that Imam Mohammed Al-Baqir (peace be upon him) was born on the 1st of the month of Rajab, 57 AH (677 AD), in the city of Madina. On the 7th Dhu Al-Hijjah when he was fifty-seven years old Hisham ibn Abdul Malik, the then Umayyad ruler, killed him by poison.
The funeral prayers for Imam Al-Baqir (peace be upon him) were conducted by his son Imam Ja'far As-Sadiq (peace be upon him), and His body was buried in Baqi cemetery alongside the graves of Imam Hasan and Imam As-Sajjad (peace be upon them) in Medina.
Before his martyrdom, Imam Mohammed Al-Baqir (peace be upon him) instructed his son Imam Ja'far As-Sadiq (peace be upon him) about his kafan and burial since only an Imam can say the prayers of an Imam, he (peace be upon him) also mentioned that 800 Dirhams should be spent on his funeral, and arrangement should be made that the Hajj pilgrims would commemorate the martyrdom in Mina for the next 10 years. And it is also narrated that according to his Will, he (peace be upon him) was shrouded in three pieces of cloth. These included a Yamani sheet that he used to put on Friday prayers and a shirt, which he always wore.