A worse fabrication is the one mentioned by Hajji Nuri. As you know, in the heat of the battle on the day of \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'Ashura\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\', the Imam offered his prayers hurriedly in the form of salat al-khawf. The Shari\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'ah stipulates certain modifications in the obligatory... Show More >>A worse fabrication is the one mentioned by Hajji Nuri. As you know, in the heat of the battle on the day of \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'Ashura\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\', the Imam offered his prayers hurriedly in the form of salat al-khawf. The Shari\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'ah stipulates certain modifications in the obligatory salat, the daily ritual prayers, when offered in conditions of war and danger of the enemy\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s attack. The salat thus offered is referred to as salat al-khawf; (see the Quran, 4:101). And there was no respite even to offer full prayers. In fact, two of the companions of the Imam came to stand in front of him to shield the Imam (against the arrows) so that he may offer two rak\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'ahs of the salat al-khawf. The two of them fell from the injuries inflicted under the shower of the arrows. The enemy would not even give respite for offering prayers. Nevertheless, they have concocted a story that the Imam called for a wedding ceremony on this day, declaring, \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'It is my wish to see one of my daughter wedded to Qasim.\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' Obviously, one cannot take one\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s wishes to one\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s grave.
By God, see what kind of things they have attributed to a man like Husayn ibn \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'Ali, things the like of which we sometimes hear from persons of a very mediocre character, who express a wish to see the wedding of their son or daughter in their life. And this is said to have occurred at a time when there was hardly any respite even for offering prayers. They say that the Hadrat said, \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'I want to wed my daughter to my nephew here and now, even if it is just an appearance of a wedding.\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' One of the things that was an inseparable part of our traditional ta\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'ziyahs was the wedding of Qasim, the boy bridegroom. Such an episode is not mentioned in any reliable book of history. According to Hajji Nuri, Mulla Husayn Kashifi was the first man to write this story in a book named Rawdat al-shuhada\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' and it is totally fictitious. The case here is similar to the one about which the poet says:
Many are the appendages that they have clapped upon it,
You will hardly recognize it when you see it again.
Were the Sayyid al-Shuhada\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' to come and observe these things (and, of course, he does from the world of the spirit, but were he come into the world of appearance ) he will find that we have carved out for him companions that he never had. For instance, in the book Muhriq al-qulub - whose author was, incidentally, an eminent scholar and jurist, but who had no knowledge of these matters - that one of the companions to appear out of nowhere on the day of \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'Ashura\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' was Hashim Mirqal, who came bearing an eighteen cubits long spear in his hand. (After all someone had claimed that Sinan ibn Anas - who according to some reports severed the head of Imam Husayn - had a spear sixty cubits long. He was told that a spear could not be sixty cubits. He replied that God had sent it for him from the heaven!) Muhriq al-qulub writes that Hashim ibn \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'Utbah Mirqal appeared with a spear sixteen cubits long, whereas this Hashim ibn \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'Utbah was a companion of Amir al-Mu\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'minin \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'Ali and had been killed twenty years earlier.
We have attributed several companions to Husayn ibn \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'Ali that he did not have, such as the Za\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'far the Jinn. Similarly, there are some names among the enemies that did not exist. Show Less >>
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