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Al-Liwaat (Sodomy) - Part 7

WAYS TO SAFEGUARD FROM SODOMY:

The following are guidelines which Islam has given to safeguard oneself from the wicked act of Sodomy:-
Cover your shame and do not expose your private parts infront of others.

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Imam Hassan (A.S.) - A Brief Look Into His Life - Part 2

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Islamic Articles - Imam Hassan AlMujtaba (A.S.)

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Imam Hasan (a.s.)'s awareness of the people's desertion of him increased, (as did his awareness) of the corrupt intention of the Muhakkima (the Kharijites) against him, which they made obvious by cursing him, accusing him of disbelief, and declaring that it was lawful to shed his blood and plunder his property. There remained no one to protect him from his unfortunate predicament except the close associates from his father's Shia and his own Shia, and they were a group which could not resist the Syrian soldiers.

Muawiya wrote to him about a truce and peace treaty. He also sent him the letters of his followers in which they had guaranteed to kill him treacherously or to hand him over. He offered him as many conditions as he wanted, to answer his (call) for peace and he gave his (sworn) covenant by whose fulfilment everybody's interests would be served. Imam Hasan (a.s.), did not trust him. He was aware of his deception and his attempts at assassination. However he could find no escape from assenting to his demands to abandon the war and bring about a truce because of the weakness of his followers' understanding of his right, their corrupt attitude towards him and their opposition to him. (In addition, he was aware) of the view of many of them in declaring it lawful to shed his blood and to hand him over to his rival. (He also knew) of his cousin's desertion (of him) and his joining his enemy, as well as the inclination of the people towards the immediate present and their reluctance (to show concern) for the future.

Therefore he (a.s.), bound himself (in a treaty) with Muawiya as a result of the confirmation of the proof (of his situation) and with the excuses before Allah, the Most High, and all the Muslims, of what had taken place among them. He stipulated:

That the cursing of the Commander of the faithful, peace be on him, should be abandoned and the practice of using the personal prayer (qunut) in the formal prayer (salaat) (as prayer) against him should be set aside;

That his Shia, may Allah be pleased with them, should be given security and that none of them should be exposed to any evil; That each of them who had certain rights should attain those rights.

Muawiya accepted all that and made a treaty with him to observe that. He swore to him that he would fulfil it. When the truce had been concluded, Muawiya went on until he reached al-Nukhayla. That was on a Friday; he prayed the mid-morning prayer (duha al nahar) with the people, and he addressed them. In his address, he said

By Allah, I have not fought against you to make you pray, nor to fast, nor to make the pilgrimage, nor to pay Zakat. Indeed you do that (already). I fought so that I might have power over you and Allah has given that to me when you were reluctant to (obey) Him. Indeed I have been requested by al-Hasan (a.s.), (to give him) things and I have given things to him. All of them are now under my foot. And from now on I will not fulfil anything.

Then he went on until he entered Kufa. He resided there for several days. When the pledge of allegiance by its inhabitants had to be carried out, he went up on the pulpit and addressed the people. He mentioned the commander of the faithful, peace be on him, and that he had taken from him and from al-Hasan, peace be on him, what he had taken.

Al-Hasan and al-Husayn (a.s.), were present. Al- Husayn (a.s.), rose to reply but al-Hasan (a.s.), took him by the hand and made him sit down. Then he, himself, (al-Hasan) arose and spoke:

O you who mention Ali, I am al-Hasan and Ali was my father. You are Muawiya and your father was Sakhr (Abu Sufyan). My mother was Fatima and your mother was Hind. My grand father was the Apostle of Allah and your grandfather was Harb. My grandmother was Khadija and your grandmother was Futayla. May Allah curse him who tries to reduce our reputation and to diminish our nobility, who does evil against our antiquity and yet who has been ahead of us in unbelief and hypocrisy.

Groups of the people in the mosque shouted out: "Aameen, Aameen"

When the peace between al-Hasan (a.s.), and Muawiya was concluded in the way we have mentioned, al-Hasan (a.s.), left for Medina. He resided there, restraining his anger, staying close to his house, and awaiting the command of his Lord, the Mighty and High, until Muawiya had completed ten years of his administration.

Source: http://www.qaem.org

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