Eid al-Mubahalah


"And unto him who disputeth with thee therein after the knowledge hath come unto thee, Say ! ( O' Our
Apostle Muhammad ! ) ( Unto them ) come ye, let us summon our sons, and ( ye summon ) your sons, and ( we summon )
our women and ( ye ) your women, and ( we summon ) ourselves and then let us invoke the curse of God on the liars !"

Glorious Quran Chapter 3 Verse 61

This verse refers to the famous event of ' al-Mubahalah ' which took place in the year 10 A.H against the Christians of Najran. A deputation of 60 Christians of Najran headed by Abdul Masih their chief monkpriest came and discussed with the Holy Prophet ( pbuh ) the personality of Hazrat Eesa ( as ). The Holy Prophet ( pbuh ) told them not to deify Jesus for he was only a mortal created by God, and not God Himself.

This historic event of a unique triumph of Islam is taken by the Shias as a religious thanksgiving festival of the triumph against falsehood. Some of the significance of this event are as follows :

* this event un-questionably establishes the truth about the spiritual purity of the Ahl al Bayt

* it proves beyond any doubt as to who are the members of the house of the Prophet ( pbuh )

* the seriousness and the solemnity of the occasion demands absolute purity, spiritual as well as
physical in the individuals to serve in the fateful occasion for the Holy Prophet to present
them to God as the best one of His creation to be heard in the prayers of Truth !

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