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The Islamic Movement Commemorates the Ummah on the Matrydom of Imam Baqir(AS) Print E-mail

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria, under the leadership of Sayyid Ibraheem Zakzaky commemorates with Followers of Ahlul Bayt(AS) on the Martyrdom of Imam Muhammad Baqir(AS).

 Imam Muhammad Baqir(a.s) was born in the 57th year of the Hijra, on Friday the first day of the month of Rajab, in the city of Madina.

Baqir is a derivate of the word 'Baqara' which means to open up or to expand. Imam Mohammad Baqir(a.s.) was named as such since he introduced and spread the knowledge and teachings of various dimensions and implemented the knowledge streams in a manner which had never been seen earlier. It is a proven fact that Prophet Mohammad(SAWA) had informed about the birth of Imam Mohammad Baqir(a.s.) about 64 years before his birth.

The founder of the Hanafi School of thought, Imam Abu Hanifa was a disciple and student of Imam Mohammad Baqir(a.s.) for a long period. He used to study fiqh and ilmil-hadeeth and other branches of knowledge from the Imam(a.s.) and both Shia and Sunni Ulema agree that most of his knowledge was derived and obtained from Imam Mohammad Baqir(a.s.).

Hashsham, the Ruler at that time ordered the then governor of Madina that Imam Mohammad Baqir(a.s.) should be poisoned as he is becoming a constant threat. The governor of Madina - Ibrahim bin Walid carried out the order and poisoned the Imam(a.s.) in 114 A.H.

Imam Muhammad Baqir(a.s.), lived for a period of 57 years, and in the 114th year of the Hijra, on the seventh day of the month of Zil-Hijjah, in Medina he left this world. His body was buried in Baqi cemetery alongside the graves of Imam Hasan(a.s.) and Imam Sajjad(a.s) in Medina.