Farazdaq’s famous poem on Imam Zainal Abidin (رضي الله عنه)

March 25, 2011 at 9:39 pm 1 comment

Hisham bin A’bd al-Malik performed the pilgrimage (حج) during the reign of his brother Al-Walid bin A’bd al-Malik. He circled the house (الكعبة). Due to the crowd, he was unable to kiss the stone (الحجر الاسود) without being supported by a pulpit. So he sat on it and kissed the stone.

Meanwhile Imam A’li Zaiul Abideen bin al-Husain (رضي الله عنهما) reached there attired with dress of ‘Ihram’. His face was the cutest, his scent was superior and he was the most pious among them. There was a mark of prostration between his eyes. He circled the Kaa’ba and approached the Stone to kiss it. Upon seeing him people stepped aside in exaltation, awe and respect of him. Hisham was a bit upset on seeing this.

One man among people of Sham thus asked Hisham, “Who is this man to whom people are paying high respect?” He replied: “I do not know of him”. Al-Farazdaq who was present there pointed to the Imam, and composed and recited this beautiful poem.

حجَّ هشام بن عبد الملك, فطافَ بالبيتِ وأرادَ استلامَ الحَجَر فلم يقدر ,فنُصِب له مِنبَرٌ فجلس عليه؛
فبينا هو كذلك إذْ أَقْبَلَ عليّ بن الحسين بن علي بن أبي طالب (رضي الله عنه) في إزار وردَاء,وكان أحسنَ الناس وَجْها,وأعطرهم رائحة, وأكثرَهم خشوعاً ,وبين عينيه سَجَّادة ,كأنها رُكبة عنز, وطاف بالبيت ,وأتى ليَسْتَلم الحجرَ,فتنحّى له الناسُ هيبةً وإجلالا,فغاظ ذلك هشاما؛ فقال رجلٌ من أهل الشام:

مَن الَّذي أكرمه الناسُ هذا الإكرام,وأعظموه هذا الإعظامَ؟ فقال هشام: لا أعْرفه,لئلا يَعْظُمَ في صدور أهل الشام؛ فقال الفرزدق وكان حاضراً:

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  • 1. ummuzahid  |  February 14, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    VERY NICE!!

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