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What did happen in the universe after Imam “Hussein” [AS]’s martyrdom on the day of ‘Ashura?
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What did happen in the universe after Imam “Hussein” [AS]’s martyrdom on the day of ‘Ashura?

Shias believe that appointing Imam and prophet [PBUH]’s successor is in the hands of god and people can’t interfere in this regard, as selecting prophet is done by god. There are many verses in Quran that prove this matter. God says about the Imamate of Hadrat “Abraham” [AS]:

وَإِذِ ابْتَلَى إِبْرَاهِيمَ رَبُّهُ بِكَلِمَاتٍ فَأَتَمَّهُنَّ قَالَ إِنِّي جَاعِلُكَ لِلنَّاسِ إِمَامًا قَالَ وَمِنْ ذُرِّيَّتِي قَالَ لَا يَنَالُ عَهْدِي الظَّالِمِينَ 

And when Abraham was tested by His Lord with certain words and he fulfilled them, He said: 'I have appointed you as a leader for the nation. ' (Abraham) asked: 'And of my descendants? 'my covenant, ' said He, 'the harm doers shall not receive it.

Sura AL-BAGHARA / verse 124

And god almighty says:

وَهَبْنَا لَهُ إِسْحَاقَ وَ يَعْقُوبَ وَ كلاُّ جَعَلْنَا نَبِيًّا

So when he turned away from them and those they worshipped, other than Allah, We gave him Isaac and Jacob. Each of them we made a Prophet. 

Sura MARYAM / verse 49

According to this verse Hadrat “Abraham” was appointed as Imam by god, as he was selected as prophet by god. but there is not any verse in which people were assigned to select Imam or prophet. And Shias also believe that as divine prophets [PBUTH] need to perform miracle to prove their prophecy, their successors should have used “miracles” otherwise their sayings aren’t accepted.

Shia Imams [AS] have had many “miracles” during their life that after seeing them from Imams [AS], people would accept and surrender to their Imamate.

Imam “Hussein” [AS] the third Imam of Shia had many miracles during his life even after his martyrdom and these miracles prove that he was the right Imam appointed by god and competent successor after his brother Imam “Hassan” [AS]; because it’s impossible that god gives such miracles to incompetent people and false claimants of divine guardianship and paves the way for people to go stray by giving miracles to these false claimants.

In this brief article, we deal with Imam “Hussein” [AS]’s miracles performed after his martyrdom, unique miracles that make people flabbergasted. With no doubt each one of these miracles could be enough for shedding light on truth for truth-seekers and those who seek divine guidance, provide ignorance bigotries are thrown away#

And since Shias and “Ahl al-Bayt” [AS]’s followers have no doubt about the imamate of “Hussein” [AS] and his miracles and from another side, we’re addressing those who don’t want to accept the guardianship and rather than following “Ahl al-Bayt” [AS] they follow “Ahl al-Bayt” [AS]’s enemies, we try to quote and prove his miracles merely from their {Sunnis}  most valid books quoted by their best scholars to perform ultimatum with all truth-seekers and remove all excuses.

1: encountering stars on the sky:

عن عيسي بن الحارث الكندي ، قال : لما قتل الحسين مكثنا سبعة أيام إذا صلينا فنظرنا إلي الشمس علي أطراف الحيطان كأنها الملاحف المعصفرة ، ونظرنا إلي الكواكب يضرب بعضها بعضا

“Isa bin Harith Kandi” says: when they martyred “Hussein bin Ali” [AS], for seven days, whenever we would say “Asr” {evening} prayer we’d see that sunlight hits the walls and it was so red as if walls are covered by red tents and we’d see some stars hitting each other. {encountering each other}.

Yusuf ibn Abd al-Rahman al-Mizzi”- Tahzib al-Kamal, v 6, p 433 /// “Al-Dhahabi” history of Islam /// “Ibn ‘Asakir”, history of Damascus”, v 14, p 227

2: sky cried blood:

 “عَنْ نَضْرَةَ الْأَزْدِيَّةِ قَالَتْ : لَمَّا أَنْ قُتِلَ الْحُسَيْنُ بن علي (عليهما السلام) مَطَرَتِ السَّمَاءُ دَماً فَأَصْبَحْتُ وَ كُلُّ شَيْ ءٍ لَنَا مَلْآنُ دَما

“Nazrah al-Azdiyyah” says: when “Hussein bin Ali” [AS] was martyred, blood fell from the sky and all our stuffs were covered by blood.

“Al-mizzi”, Tahzib al-Kamal”, v6, p 433 /// “Al-Dahahabi” – siyar A’lam al-Nubala” v 3, p 312, 313 // “Ibn Habban”, Al-Thuqat, v 5, p 487 // “Ibn Asakir” history of Damascus, v 14, p 227, 228

جعفر بن سليمان قال حدثني خالتي أم سالم قالت لما قتل الحسين بن علي مطرنا مطرا كالدم علي البيوت والجدر قال وبلغني أنه كان بخراسان والشام والكوفة

“Ja’far bin Suleiman” has quoted that my aunt, “Umm Salamah” said: when Imam “Hussein” [AS] was martyred, a rain like blood would fall on the walls and homes, and she said: I was notified that such rain fell in “Khorasan”, “Sham” and “Kufa”.

“Al-mizzi”, Tahzib al-Kamal, v6, p 433 /// “Al-Dhahabi”, Siyar  A’lam al-Nubala, v3, p 312 /// “Ibn ‘Asakir”- history of Damascus- v 14, p 228

3: Sky shed tear:

عن ابن سيرين قال لم تبك السماء علي أحد بعد يحيي بن زكريا إلا علي الحسين بن علي

“Ibn Sirin” said: sky has cried for no one other than “Jhon {Yahay} bin Zachariah” and “Hussein bin Ali” [AS].

4 and 5: world got dark and red:

حدثنا خلف بن خليفة ، عن أبيه ، قال : لما قتل الحسين اسودت السماء ، وظهرت الكواكب نهارا حتي رأيت الجوزاء عند العصر وسقط التراب الأحمر

“Khalaf bin Khalifa” quotes from his father who said: when Imam “Hussein” [AS] was martyred, sky got so dark that stars appeared at noon and “Gemini” {name of star} appeared in the afternoon and red soil fell from sky.

“Al-Mizzi”, Tahzib al-Kamal, v 6, p 431-432 /// “ibn Hajar”, Tahzib at-Tahzib”, v 2, p 305 // “Ibn ‘Asakir”, history of Damascus, v 14, p 226

وقال : وقال علي بن مسهر ، عن جدته : لما قتل الحسين كنت جارية شابة ، فمكثت السماء بضعة أيام بلياليهن كأنها علقة

“Ali bin Mushir” quotes from his grandmother who said: when Imam “Hussein” [AS] was martyred, I was a teenager girl sky halted several days as if it was colt.

“Al-Mizzi”, Tahzib al-Kamal, v 6, p 432 /// “Ibn ‘Asakir”, history of Damascus, v 14, p 226

 “وقال علي بن محمد المدائني ، عن علي بن مدرك ، عن جده الأسود بن قيس : احمرت آفاق السماء بعد قتل الحسين بستة أشهر ، نري ذلك في آفاق السماء كأنها الدم . قال : فحدثت بذلك شريكا ، فقال لي : ما أنت من الأسود ؟ ، قلت : هو جدي أبو أمي قال : أم والله إن كان لصدوق الحديث ، عظيم الأمانة ، مكرما للضيف

“Ali bin Mudrik” quotes from his grandfather “Aswad bin Qais” who said: horizon of the sky was red until 6 months after Imam “Hussein” [AS]’s martyrdom and we saw it like blood in the sky, “Ali bin Madaeni” asked him: what’s your relationship with “Aswad”? He said: he’s my mother’s father, he said: swear by god, he was honest, trustee and hospitable.

“Al-Mizzi”, Tahzib al-Kamal, v 6, p 432 /// “Ibn ‘Asakir”, history of Damascus, v 14, p 226 // “Al-Dhahabi”, Siyar A’lam al-Nubala- v 3, p 312

 “وقال عباس بن محمد الدوري ، عن يحيي بن معي : حدثنا جرير ، عن يزيد بن أبي زياد ، قال : قتل الحسين ولي أربع عشرة سنة ، وصار الورس الذي كان في عسكرهم رمادا واحمرت آفاق السماء ونحروا ناقة في عسكرهم فكانوا يرون في لحمها النيران

 “Yazid bin abi Ziyad” says: I was 14 when “Hussein bin Ali” [AS] was martyred, “Waras” plants at enemy’s camp turned into ash and sky turned into red color, troops slayed a camel and fire would flame out of camal’s meat.

“Al-Mizzi”, Tahzib al-Kamal, v 6, p 434- 435 /// “Ibn ‘Asakir”, history of Damascus, v 14, p 230 // “Al-Dhahabi”, Siyar A’lam al-Nubala- v 3, p 313

عن هشام عن محمد قال تعلم هذه الحمرة في الأفق مم هو فقال من يوم قتل الحسين بن علي

“Hesham” quotes from “Muhammad”: you know since when has horizon been red? Since the martyrdom of “Hussein bin Ali” this red color has been seen in horizon.

“Al-Dhahabi”- Siyar A’lam al-Nubala, v 3, p 312 // “Al-Dhahabi”- history of Islam, v5, p 15, “Ibn ‘Asakir”, history of Damascus 

6: the wall of Dar al-‘Imara {palace of the governor} cried blood

حدثني أبو يحيي مهدي بن ميمون قال : سمعت مروان مولي هند بنت المهلب ، قال : حدثني بواب عبيد الله بن زياد أنه لما جئ برأس الحسين فوضع بين يديه ، رأيت حيطان دار الامارة تسايل دما

When Imam Hussein [AS]’s head was put before “Ibn Ziyad”, I saw blood flowing from the wall of “Dar al-‘Imara”


7: Solar eclipse:

عَن أَبُو قَبِيلٍ لَمَّا قُتِلَ الْحُسَيْنُ بْنُ عَلِيٍّ (عليه السلام) كُسِفَتِ الشَّمْسُ كَسْفَةً بَدَتِ الْكَوَاكِبُ نِصْفَ النَّهَارِ حَتَّي ظَنَنَّا أَنَّهَا هِي

When Imam “Hussein” [AS] was martyred, solar eclipse occurred and it was so dark that stars appeared on the sky at noon. I thought that it’s resurrection.

“Al-Mizzi”, Tahzib al-Kamal, v 6, p 433 /// “Ibn ‘Asakir”, history of Damascus, v 14, p 228 // “Al-Bayhaghi”, Sunan Al-Kubra

8: flowing fresh blood under stones

( وقال ) يعقوب بن سفيان ثنا سليمان ابن حرب ثنا حماد بن زيد عن معمر قال َ أَوَّلُ مَا عُرِفَ الزُّهْرِيُّ تَكَلَّمَ فِي مَجْلِسِ الْوَلِيدِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الْمَلِكِ فَقَالَ الْوَلِيدُ أَيُّكُمْ يَعْلَمُ مَا فَعَلَتْ أَحْجَارُ بَيْتِ الْمَقْدِسِ يَوْمَ قُتِلَ الْحُسَيْنُ بْنُ عَلِيٍّ فَقَالَ الزُّهْرِيُّ بَلَغَنِي أَنَّهُ لَمْ يُقْلَبْ حجرا إِلَّا وَ تَحْتَهُ دَمٌ عَبِيط

“Abu-Bakr al-Bayhaqi” has quoted from “Ma’rouf” that “Walid bin Malik” asked Abd al Malik Zuhry” about stones at “Jursalim”, he said: I was told that on the day of “Hussein” [AS]’s martyrdom, there was fresh blood under any stone that was lift up of the ground.

“Al-Mizzi”, Tahzib al-Kamal, v 6, p 434 /// “Ibn ‘Asakir”, history of Damascus, v 14, p 229 /// “Al-Dhahabi”, Islam history, v 5, p 16 /// al-Dhahabi, Siyar A’lam al-Nubala, v 3, p 314 

محمد بن عمر بن علي عن أبيه قال أرسل عبد الملك إلي ابن رأس الجالوت فقال هل كان في قتل الحسين علامة قال ابن رأس الجالوت ما كشف يومئذ حجر إلا وجد تحته دم عبيط

“Abd al-Malik” sent someone to son of “Ra’s al-Jalout” to ask him if there a sight was seen from imam “Hussein” [AS]’s martyrdom in the world or not? He said: there was blood under any stone that was lift up of the ground

“Al-Dhahabi”, Islam history, v 5, p 16 // “ibn Asakir”, History of Damascus, v 14, 229

عَنْ أُمِّ حَيَّانَ قَالَتْ يَوْمَ قُتِلَ الْحُسَيْنُ أَظْلَمَتْ عَلَيْنَا ثَلَاثاً وَ لَمْ يَمَسَّ أَحَدٌ مِنْ زَعْفَرَانِهِمْ شَيْئاً فَجَعَلَهُ عَلَي وَجْهِهِ إِلَّا احْتَرَقَ وَ لَمْ يُقَلَّبْ حَجَرٌ بِبَيْتِ الْمَقْدِسِ إِلَّا أَصْيب تَحْتَهُ دَماً عَبِيطا

“Umm Hayyan” has been quoted that after Imam “Hussein” [AS]’s martyrdom sky got dark three day and night and any who would touch saffron would burn his hand and there blood under any stone in “Jerusalem”.

“Al-Mizzi”, Tahzib al-Kamal, v 6 // p 434 /// “Ibn ‘Asakir”, history of Damascus, v 14, p 229 

9: “Waras” plant turned into ash

( وقال ) ابن معين حدثنا جرير ثنا يزيد بن أبي زياد قال قتل الحسين ولي أربع عشرة سنة وصار الورس الذي في عسكرهم رمادا

“Yazid bin Abi Ziyad” says: I was 14 that “Hussein bin Ali” [AS] was martyred, “Waras” plant turned into ash at enemy’s camp.

 “Ibn Hajar”- Tahzib al-Tahzib- v 2, p 305 /// “ al-Mizzi”, Tahzib al-Kamal, v6, p 434-435 /// “Al-Dhahabi”, Siyar al-A’lam al-Nubala, v 3, p 313 /// “al-Dhahabi”, history of Islam- v 5, p 15

( وقال ) الحميدي عن أبن عيينة عن جدته أم أبيه قالت لقد رأيت الورس عاد رمادا ولقد رأيت اللحم كأن فيه النار حين قتل الحسين

“Ibn Uyaynah” quotes from his father’s mother that when Imam “Hussein” [AS] was martyred, I saw “Waras” plant that turned into ash and I’d see fire in meats.

“Ibn Hajar” Tahzib al-Tahzib- v 2, p 305 /// “Al-Mizzi”, Tahzib al-Kamal- v 6, p 435 /// “Al-Dhahabi”, Siyar al-A’lam al-Nubala- v 3, p 313 // “Al-Dhahabi”- History of Islam, v 5, p 16

وقال محمد بن المنذر البغدادي ، عن سفيان بن عيينة : حدثتني جدتي أم عيينة : أن حمالا كان يحمل ورسا فهوي قتل الحسين ، فصار ورسه رمادا

“Umm Uyanah” says: someone was carrying “Waras” plant, he remembered to attending war against “Hussein” [AS] that suddenly plant turned into ash.

“Al-Mizzi”- Tahzib al-Kamal, v 6, p 435 /// “Ibn ‘Asakir”, history of Damascus, v 14, p 231

أخبرنا أبو محمد السلمي أنا أبو بكر الخطيب وأخبرنا أبو القاسم بن السمرقندي أنا أبو بكر قالا أنا أبو الحسين أنا عبد الله نا يعقوب نا أبو نعيم نا عقبة بن أبي حفصة السلولي عن أبيه قال إن كان الورس من ورس الحسين يقال به هكذا فيصير رمادا


“Jamil bin Marrah” says: on the day of “Hussein bin Ali” [AS]’s martyrdom they looted a camel from his camp, Then they sacrificed and cooked it, narrator says: it got so bitter that they couldn’t eat it.

“ibn Hajar”- Tahzib al-Tahzib, v 2, p 306 /// “Al-Mizzi”, Tahzib al-Kamal, v 6, p 435-436 /// “Al-“Dhahabi”, history of Islam, v 5, p 16 /// “Ibn ‘Asakir”, History of Damascus- v 14, p 231

11: fire was seen in the meat of the camel looted from Imam “Hussein” [AS]’s camp

وقال محمد بن عبد الله الحضرمي : حدثنا أحمد بن يحيي الصوفي ، قال : حدثنا أبو غسان ، قال : حدثنا ، أبو نمير عم الحسن ابن شعيب ، عن أبي حميد الطحان ، قال : كنت في خزاعة فجاؤوا بشئ من تركة الحسين فقيل لهم : ننحر أو نبيع فنقسم ؟ قالوا : انحروا ، قال : فجعل علي جفنة فلما وضعت فارت نارا

It’s been quoted from “Hamid Tihan”, I was at “Khuza’ah”, among things that have been looted from Imam “Hussein” [AS]’s camp and brought there, was a camel. People of that tribe said: shall we sacrifice it or deal it? The guy who had brought the camel said: I want you to sacrifice it. “Hamid”: says: I prepared the shield for slaying. When we lay the camel down and were ready to slay her, suddenly fire erupted out of that shield like water!

“Al-Mizzi”, Tahzib al-Kamal, v 6, p 435 /// “Ibn ‘Asakir”, History of Damascus, v 14, p 231

( وقال ) ابن معين حدثنا جرير ثنا زَيْدِ بْنِ أَبِي الزِّنَادِ قَالَ قُتِلَ الْحُسَيْنُ وَ لِي أَرْبَعَ عَشْرَةَ سَنَةً وَ صَارَ الْوَرْسُ رَمَاداً الَّذِي كَانَ فِي عَسْكَرِهِمْ وَ احْمَرَّتْ آفَاقُ السَّمَاءِ وَ نَحَرُوا نَاقَةً فِي عَسْكَرِهِمْ فَكَانُوا يَرَوْنَ فِي لَحْمِهَا النِّيرَان

It’s been quoted from “Yazid bin Ziyad” who said: the year that Imam “Hussein” [AS] was martyred, I had 14 years old {and I heard that signs have appeared at enemies’ camp following his martyrdom, such as:} “Waras” plants were turned into ash at their camp and sky got red and they sacrificed a camel but as if fire was put in it!

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