Shia Muslims celebrate birth anniversary of Imam Sajjad (AS), the fountain of knowledge and wisdom on earth
Friday , 03/19/2021 - 7:45
Shia Muslims celebrate birth anniversary of Imam Sajjad (AS), the fountain of knowledge and wisdom on earth
The world brightened when Imam Sajjad (AS) was born, for he would split the fountain of knowledge and wisdom in the earth. He would also show, through his behavior, wonderful examples of self-negation, renouncing the world, and cleaving to Allah. The Prophet's family was very happy to receive this blessed baby, of whom the Prophet, may Allah bless him and his family, gave good news. All the companions who had good relations with the members of the house were happy to hear of the birth of Imam Sajjad (AS).

Misfortunes and pain accompanied him from his childhood. Among them was that his pure mother died while he was still a baby in the cradle.
The historians and the narrators unanimously agreed that the greatest Prophet, may Allah bless him and his family, named his grandson Ali ibn al-Hussein and gave him the surname of Sajjad. That was ten years before he was created, and that was among the wonderful signs of his prophecy. The accounts have been frequently reported on his authority. The Prophet (pbuh) named his grandson Ali and gave him the nickname of Zeinulabedin (the adornment of the worshippers), to show that the Imam had an important position with Allah, the Glorified.
As for his nick names such as Sayyid al-Abidin, Dhu al-Thafanat, Al-Zaki, Al-Amin, Ibn al-Khiyaratayn and Al-Sajjad they show his good inclinations, his excellent qualities, his noble morals, his obedience and worship to Allah. 
Among his nicknames, Al-Sajjad is the most outstanding one, which means “the one who constantly prostrated himself in prayer”. He prostrated himself in prayer to Allah and obeyed him more than the ordinary people did. Imam Abu Jafar al-Baqir, peace be on him, talked about the constant prostration of his father, saying: "When Ali ibn al-Hussein mentioned Allah's favors toward him, he prostrated himself in prayer. (When he) read a verse with prostration of the Book of Allah, the Great and Almighty, he prostrated himself in prayer.
When Allah drove away from him a misfortune which he was afraid of, he prostrated himself in prayer. (When he) finished his obligatory prayers, he prostrated himself in prayer. The marks of prostration were prominent on the parts on which he prostrated, so he was called al-Sajjad." 
He was given the nickname of al-Zaki or the pure one because Allah purified him, as He took away uncleanness from his grandfathers and purified them completely.
Among his nicknames for which he is famous is al-Amin or the trusted one. 
He was ideal for this noble quality, so he, peace be on him, said: "If the killer of my father deposited with me the sword with which he killed him, I would give it to him."
Another of his holy nicknames for which he is famous is Ibn al-Khiyaratayn or the son of the best two. He was proud of this nickname, saying: "I am the son of the best two." He referred to the words of his grandfather, Allah's Apostle, may Allah bless him and his family, who said: "Allah, the Glorified, has the best two from among His servants, so His best one from among the Arabs is Hashim and from among non-Arabs is the Persians."
The Imam had a long period as Imam (34 years). From 61 AH until 95 AH he was known for his discipline and commitment to Allah.  During his tenure, the Imam wrote many works which served to revive some of the religious knowledge of the Prophet (pbuh) to the followers of Ahl al-bayt in particular and Muslims in general.