MAKE YOUR CHOICE
The first converts of Islam - many men of very humble origins bore with fortitude and courage the hardships perpetuated by Koreish chieftains opposed to the teachings of RASULALLAH (S.A.)
The hills of RAMDAH and the place called BATHA became scenes of cruel tortures. BILAL the first Muezzin of Islam was taken each day to Batha by his master Ommeya, son of Khalf, when the heat of the sun was greatest and there exposed him bare back, with his face to the burning sun, and placed on his chest, a large block of stone with the words - ' thou shalt remain until thou art dead or thou has abjured Islam'
BILAL HAD MADE THE CHOICE
He would answer
dying with thirst and under immense pain - 'Ahdun - Ahdun' that
is one (Allah) one.
He answered to the
heathen Koreish ' I would not wish to be with my family, my
substance, and my children, on condition that Mohammad (S.A.) was
only to be pricked with a thorn.'
THE ANSARS HAD MADE THE CHOICE
They readily agreed
to take care of their brethren although their own means were
limited, and were themselves living a frugal life. They did not
show their preference, but gladly took into their fold those
whome Rasulallah (S.A.) entrusted.
THAT THEY HAD MADE THE CHOICE
During the course of journey IMAM HUSAIN (S.A.) calls ZOHER BIN KAIN who is travelling in another caravan. The messenger of Imam (S.A.) comes at a time when Zoher is having lunch. He immediately leaves the thal, comes in the presence of Imam (S.A.)
ZOHER BIN KAIN HAD MADE THE CHOICE
joins with the Karbala bound caravan. He returns to his people,
divorces his wife making ample provisions for her, distributes
his possession amongst his family, and rushes back to become
SAHEED in the path of Allah.
THE ASHABE HUSAIN (S.A.) HAD MADE THE CHOICE
We mumeneen know
the answer they gave. Led by none other than ABBASE ALAMBARDAR
each one got up to saythat Maula we will never ever forsake you,
even if we are made to die a hundred times.
HUR BIN RIAHI HAD MADE HIS CHOICE
He moved out of the yezidi flanks and fell at the kadam mubarak of Maula begging forgivness, and went on to become the frist Saheed of Karbala.
ALLAH O AKBAR WHAT A RIGHT CHOICE
SAIYEDI NAJAMKHAN SAHEB whose kabar is in Aurangabad, had been removed from his exalted position. Under such adverse circumstances he did not waver a bit.
SAYEDI NAZAMKHAN SAHEB HAD MADE HIS CHOICE
He thawted the
approaches of munafekeen by saying that 'it is my Maula's karam
that he has kept me in his fold as a mumin.'
Abde Syedna (TUS)