A Brief Introduction in to the Life of Imam Al-Baqir (‘a)

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A Brief Introduction in to the Life of Imam Al-Baqir (‘a)

Question: How was the life of Imam Al-Baqir ('a) like?
Concise answer:

Imam Al-Baqir (‘a) was born in the year 57 Hijrī, in the city of Medina. He was 39 years old at the time of the death of his father, Imam Zayn al-‘Abidīn (‘a) (who passed away in 94 Hijrī). His name was Muhammad, while his kunya was Abū Ja’far, and his agnomens were al-Baqir and Baqir al-‘Ūlūm.
 

Detailed answer:

Imam Al-Baqir (‘a) was born in the year 57 Hijrī, in the city of Medina. He was 39 years old at the time of the death of his father, Imam Zayn al-‘Abidīn (‘a) (who passed away in 94 Hijrī). His name was Muhammad, while his kunya was Abū Ja’far, and his agnomens were al-Baqir and Baqir al-‘Ūlūm.

His mother was Umm ‘Abdullah, the daughter of Imam Ḥasan al-Mujtabā (‘a). He was the first person who was a Fāṭīmī and an ‘Alawī from both his mother and father. Imam al-Baqir (‘a) was martyred in the year 114 Hijrī, in the city of Medina, and he was buried in the famous graveyard of Baqī‘. He was buried next to the grave of his father and grandfather. The period of his Imamate was 18 years long. The 5th Imam (‘a) lived contemporaneously with the following caliphs:

1- Walīd ibn ‘Abd al-Malik (86-96 Hijrī)

2- Sulaymān ibn ‘Abd al-Malik (96-99 Hijrī)

3- ‘Umar ibn ‘Abd al-’Azīz (99-101 Hijrī)

4- Yazīd ibn ‘Abd al-Malik (101-105 Hijrī)

5- Hishām ibn ‘Abd al-Malik (105-125 Hijrī)

These caliphs, with the exception of ‘Umar ibn ‘Abd al-’Azīz, who was relatively just and inclined towards the family of the Prophet (ṣ), were all tyrannical, despotic, and self-serving. They were no less tyrannical and oppressive than their forbearers, and they were especially severe on Imam al-Baqir (‘a). [1]

Footnote:

[1] Taken from the text: Sīrah Pīshvāyān, Mahdī Pīshvāī, p. 306.


Published on: « 1393/01/17 »
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