Happy Birth Day Anniversary of the eighth Imam of Shiites, Imam Ridha (PBUH)

Happy Birth Day Anniversary of the eighth Imam of Shiites, Imam Ridha (PBUH)
(Tuesday, August 25, 2015) 09:54

According to the Center of Mosque Studies, the sky of Mashhad City in Iran and Qom will be lighted by coming Birth Day Anniversary of Imam Ridha (PBUH). please let us congratulate this fully grace event to All Muslims around the world, specially his followers.





 Biography of Imam Ridha (PBUH)

Name: Ali bin Musa (PBUH)

Mother: Al Khayzran

Kunniyat (Patronymic): Abu al-Hasan

Laqab (Title): Al-Rida

Birth: He was born at Madina in 148 A.H.

Martyrdom: He was poisoned in the year 203 A.H. and is buried in the Khurasan district of Iran.

Imam Ali bin Mousa al-reza (PBUH), the eighth Imam of Shiites , is of the progeny of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH&HP) and his eighth successor. At age 35 he became the leader of the Islamic union. His life was contemporary to the Abbasid reign and therefore, he suffered great difficulties made by the Abbasids. Finally, he was martyred by Ma"moon (the contemporary Abbasid Caliph) at the age of 55.

His name, title and honorary name

His name is Ali, his title is Abu al-Hassan, and his most famous honorary name is reza, meaning  Satisfaction.

 According to his son, Imam Muhammad Taqi (PBUH), the ninth Imam, The glorious and mighty Lord named him reza because Allah was pleased with him in the heavens and the Prophet of Allah and the Imams of guidance were pleased with him on earth. Also, his friends and relatives and even his enemies were satisfied with him because of his great moral qualities

One of his famous titles is Alim Al Muhammad (scholar of Prophet"s progeny).  His success in the different disputes with the scholars of various religions indicates his high knowledge. We will discuss some incidents in this article. This ability and superiority in knowledge is a proof for his Imamat, as it can be inferred from his sayings.

His father and mother

His father was Imam Mousa al-Kadhim (PBUH), the seventh Imam. He was martyred by Haroon on 138 (AH). His mother was Najmah.