147. The reason due to which Ali (asws) Bin Al-Husayn (asws) is called ‘Zayn Al Abideen’ (Adornment of the worshippers)

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حدثنا عبد الله بن النضر بن سمعان التميمي الخرقاني رضى الله عنه قال: حدثنا أبو القاسم جعفر بن محمد المكى قال: حدثنا أبو الحسن عبد الله بن محمد بن عمر الاطروش الحرانى قال: حدثنا صالح بن زياد أبو سعيد الشونى قال: حدثنا ابو عثمان عبد الله بن ميمون السكري قال: حدثنا عبد الله بن معن الاودي قال: حدثنا عمران بن سليم قال: كان الزهري إذا حدث عن علي بن الحسين عليهما السلام قال حدثني زين العابدين علي بن الحسين، فقال له سفيان بن عيينة: ولم تقول له زين العابدين؟ قال: لانى سمعت سعيد بن المسيب يحدث عن ابن عباس، ان رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله قال: إذا كان يوم القيامة ينادي مناد أين زين العابدين فكأني انظر إلى ولدي علي بن الحسين بن علي بن ابى طالب يخطو بين الصفوف.


1. Abdullah Bin Al Nazar Bin Sam’an Al Tameemy Al Kharqany, from Abu Al Qasim Ja’far Bin Muhammad Al Makky, from Abu Al Hassan Abdullah Bin Muhammad Bin Umar Al Taroush Al harany, from Salih Bin Ziyad Abu Saeed Al Shouny, from Abu Usman Abdullah Bin Manmoun Al Sakry, from Abdullah Bin Ma’an Al Awdy, from Imran Bin Saleym, said, ‘When Al-Zuhry narrated from Ali (asws) Bin Al-Husayn (asws), said, ‘Zayn Al-Abideen Ali (asws) Bin Al-Husayn (asws) narrated to me’. So, Sufyan Bin Ayayna said to him, ‘And why are you saying ‘Zayn Al-Abideen’?’ He said, ‘I heard Saeed Bin Al-Musayyab narrating from Ibn Abbas, that Rasool-Allah (saww) said: ‘When it would be the Day of Judgement, a Caller would Call out: ‘Where is Zayn Al-Abideen?’ So it is as if I (saww) am looking at my (saww) son Ali (asws) Bin Al-Husayn (asws) Bin Ali (asws) Bin Abu Talib (asws) stepping (forward) in between the rows’.




حدثنا محمد بن علي ماجيلويه رضى الله عنه قال: حدثنا محمد بن يحيى العطار قال: حدثنا محمد بن يحيى بن عمران الاشعري قال: حدثني العباس ابن معروف عن محمد بن سهل الحرانى، عن بعض أصحابنا عن أبى عبد الله " ع " قال: ينادي مناد يوم القيامة أين زين العابدين فكأني انظر إلى علي بن الحسين " ع " يخطو بين الصفوف.


2. Muhammad Bin Ali Majaylawiya narrated to us, from Muhammad Bin Yahya Al Ataar, from Muhammad Bin yahya Bin Imran Al Ash’ary, from Al Abbas Ibn Marouf, from Muhammad Bin Sahl Al Harany, from one of our companions, Abu Abdullah (asws) has said: ‘A Caller would Call out on the Day of Judgement: ‘Where is Zayn Al-Abideen?’ So it is as if I (asws) am looking at Ali (asws) Bin Al-Husayn (asws) stepping (forwards) between the rows’.




وبهذا الاسناد عن سفيان بن عيينة قال: رأى الزهري علي بن الحسين ليلة باردة مطيرة وعلى ظهره دقيق وحطب وهو يمشي فقال له يابن رسول الله ماهذا؟ قال: اريد سفرا أعد له زادا أحمله إلى موضع حريز فقال الزهري: فهدا غلامي يحمله عنك فأبى، قال انا احمله عنك فأني ارفعك عن حمله فقال علي بن الحسين لكنى لا أرفع نفسي عما ينجيني في سفري ويحسن ورودي على ما أرد عليه اسألك بحق الله لما مضيت لحاجتك وتركتني، فانصرفت عنه فلما كان بعد أيام قلت له: يابن رسول الله لست أرى لذلك السفر الذي ذكرته أثرا، قال بلى يا زهري ليس ما ظننته ولكنه الموت وله كنت استعد، إنما الاستعداد للموت تجنب الحرام وبذل الندى والخير.


3. And by this chain, from Sufyan Bin Ayayna who said, ‘Al-Zuhry saw Ali (asws) Bin Al-Husayn (asws) on a cold and rainy night, and upon his (asws) back was some flour and firewood, and he (asws) was walking. So he said to him (asws), ‘O son (asws) of Rasool-Allah (saww)! What is this?’ He (asws) said: ‘I (asws) intend for a journey and am preparing provisions for it. I (asws) am carrying it to a safe place’. So Al-Zuhry said, ‘So this is my slave, he would carry it for you (asws)’. But he (asws) refused. So he said, ‘I will carry it from you (asws), for I am more appropriate than you (asws) for carrying it’. So Ali (asws) Bin Al-Husayn (asws) said: ‘But I (asws) do not consider myself (asws) higher from what would save me (asws) in my (asws) journey, and that my (asws) return should be good upon what I (asws) am intending for. I (asws) ask you for the Sake of Allah (azwj), go and fulfil your need and leave me (asws)’. So he left from him (asws). So when it was a few days later, he said to him (asws), ‘O son (asws) of Rasool-Allah (saww)! I did not see you (asws) go on that journey which you (asws) had previously mentioned?’ He (asws) said: ‘Yes, O Zuhry! It is not what you are thinking of, but it is the death, and it is for it that I (asws) was preparing. But rather, the preparation for the death is to stay away from the Prohibition, and stay on the generosity, and the goodness’.




حدثنا محمد بن الحسن بن احمد بن الوليد (رض) قال: حدثنا محمد بن الحسن الصفار، عن علي بن اسماعيل، عن محمد بن عمر عن ابيه، عن علي بن المغيرة عن ابان بن تغلب قال: قلت لابي عبد الله " ع " إنى رأيت علي بن الحسين " ع " إذا قام في الصلاة غشى لونه لون آخر: فقال لي والله ان علي بن الحسين كان يعرف الذي يقوم بين يديه.


4. Muhammad Bin Al Hassan Bin Ahmad Bin Al Waleed narrated to us, from Muhammad Bin Al Hassan Al Saffar, from Ali Bin Ismail, from Muhammad Bin Umar, from his father, from Ali Bin Al Mugheira, from Abab Bin Taghlub who said, ‘I said to Abu Abdullah (asws), ‘I saw Ali (asws) Bin Al-Husayn (asws) when he (asws) stood for the Prayer, his (asws) colour was overcome by another colour’, so he (asws) said to me: ‘By Allah (azwj)! Ali (asws) Bin Al-Husayn (asws) used to recognise the One in front of Whom he (asws) was standing for’.




حدثنا محمد بن الحسن رضى الله عنه قال: حدثنا الحسين بن الحسن بن أبان عن الحسين بن سعيد، عن حماد بن عيسى قال: حدثني بعض أصحابنا، عن ابى حمزة الثمالى قال: رأيت علي بن الحسين عليهما السلام يصلى فسقط رداؤه عن احد منكبيه قال: فلم يسوه حتى فرغ من صلاته قال: فسألته عن ذلك فقال ويحك أتدرى بين يدي من كنت ان العبد لا يقبل من صلاته إلا ما أقبل عليه منها بقلبه وكان علي بن الحسين عليهما السلام ليخرج في الليلة الظلماء فيحمل الجراب فيه الصرر من الدنانير والدراهم حتى يأتي بابا بابا فيقرعه ثم يناول من يخرج إليه فلما مات علي بن الحسين عليهما السلام فقدوا ذلك فعلموا أن علي بن الحسين عليهما السلام الذي كان يفعل ذلك.


5. Muhammad Bin Al Hassan narrated to us, from Al Husayn Bin Al Hassan Bin Aban, from Al Husayn Bin Saeed, from Hamaad Bin Isa, from one of our companions, from Abu Hamza Al Sumaly who said, ‘I saw Ali (asws) Bin Al-Husayn (asws) Praying, so his (asws) cloak fell off from one of his (asws) shoulder, so he (asws) did not straighten it until he (asws) was free from his (asws) Prayer. So, I asked him (asws) about that, so he (asws) said: ‘Woe be unto you! Do you know in front of Whom I (asws) was? Nothing is Acceptable from the Prayer of a servant except for what he performs from it by his heart’. And Ali (asws) Bin Al-Husayn (asws) used to go out in the darkness of the night, so he (asws) would carry the bags of Dinaar and Dirhams until he (asws) would come to a door after a door and know upon it. So the one who would come out to him (asws) would take it. So, when Ali (asws) Bin Al-Husayn (asws) passed away, that was lost, and they came to know that it was Ali (asws) Bin Al-Husayn (asws) who used to do that’.