His Holy Children
Hazrat Imam Muhammad Baqir’s respected children’s holy names are given below. They are:
(i) Hazrat Abu Abdullah(ii) Hazrat Imam Jafar Sadiq (iii) Hazrat Abdullah (iv) Hazrat Ibrahim (v) Hazrat Abdullah(vi) Hazrat Ali and (vii) Hazrat Zainab Rizvanullahi Ta’ala Alayhim Ajmain.
His Precious Sayings
Hazrat Imam Muhammad Baqir honoured his holy son Hazrat Imam Jafar Sadiqwith the crown of the caliphate. At that time he told his son, “O’ my son! When Allah, the Almighty blesses you with some boon, thank Him by reciting Alhamdolillah, and when He sends some hardship you recite, ‘La Hawla Wala Quwatah Illah Billah Hil Ali ul Azeem’ and when there is a shortage of food, recite, ‘Astagfirullah’.”
Abu Sa’ed Mansoor-bin-Husain has written in his book, “Hazrat Imam Muhammad Baqir told his holy son Hazrat Imam Jafar Sadiq, ‘O’ my son! Allah, the Almighty has hidden three things in three things, (i)His wish in the obedience of His order. It is for this that none of His orders should be taken lightly. Perhaps He is pleased with this obedience. (ii) He has hidden His wrath in the forbidden deeds. Hence, do not underestimate any sin to be a trifle one. It is possible that His anger is hidden in this small misdeed. And (iii) He has hidden His spiritual seekers (Auliya) in the people at large. So please, do not humiliate any person, for, it is quite possible that he may be a seeker of Allah (Vali). He said, ‘Trial comes to both, the believer and the non-believer. But, the trial on the believer is prevented by the unseen hands.’ Rasul-e-Khuda said, when there is a sound of thunder and lightning bolts, recite this ‘Allahumma La Taqtulna Bi-Ghadabika Wa La Tuhlikna Bi-Adhabik’. He said that Rasul-e-Akram recited the following prayer at the time of thunder Subhana-Aladhee Yusabihu Ar-Radu bi Hamdihi Wa Mala’ikatu min Khiyfatihi.’ )))
He said, “All worship and devotion are washed out by slander. defamation, vicious plotting and humiliation of others. Keep yourself away from the hatred and vices because these two are the gateways of all evils. You take this finite world just as a station and your property assets as if they are given to you in a dream. When you awake, you find your hand empty.” It is said that when a real faith towards Allah, the Almighty, enters a human heart, all other things, except that of mother’s love, are thrown out of it. The people of the path do not attach themselves to the worldly things due to its finiteness. It is said that in the heart, that has been given to by Allah, keep only Allah, the Almighty. When the true seer experiences the contentment, he is absolutely saturated and looks only towards Allah, the Creator.
At the time of his Demise
Hazrat Imam Jafar Sadiq says, “At the time of my holy father’s sad demise, I was with him. He gave me some instructions regarding the final bath, shroud and the grave. I told him, ‘O my holy father; you look better than before since the day you are ill. And at this time, I do not see any sign of death on you.’ He told me, ‘O my loving son! Do you not hear Hazrat Ali Ibn-e-Husain from behind this wall calling me, ‘Ay Muhammad, hurry up?”” (Tashrif-ul-Bashar)
The Shroud (Kafan)
He had wished, and told Hazrat Imam Jafar Sadiq, in his will that his dead body should be covered with the same cloth on which he used to offer his prayers. Hence, Hazrat Imam Jafar Sadiq gave him his final bath and, according to his will, covered his holy body in the cloth he wished. (Ja’ame-ul-manaqib and Tashrif-ul-Bashar)
His Holy Exit
There is a controversy about the date of Hazrat Imam Muhammad Baqir’s death. According to popular belief, he passed away on 7th Zilhajj, Hijri 114 on Monday at the age of 57 years during the reign of Hisham Ibn-e-Abdul Maliq Amvi. (Masalik-ul-Salikin)
His Holy Shrine
His holy shrine is in the public graveyard, Jannat-ul-Baqi, near the holy shrine of Hazrat Imam Hasan.
The seal on his grave is; ‘Rabbi la tadharni fardaw.’
Hazrat Imam Muhammad Baqir AlahisSalam part 4
His Holy Children