The celebration of the birth anniversary of Imam Hadi (as) was held alongside the lovers of Ahl ul-Bayt (as) at the Islamic Centre of England.
The ceremony, took place in three different languages, Arabic, English and Persian, on Monday night, 26 July 2021 from 18:30 to 20;30 where the scholars spoke about the virtues of Imam Hadi (as).
At the beginning of the ceremony, the Arabic Speaker HIWM Dr Abdul Zahra Al-Bandar said: Imam Hadi and Imam Hassan Al-Askari, peace be upon them, took many measures to form a righteous society and prepare them for the Occultation of Imam Mahdi. Dr Al-Bandar added: Imam Hadi tackled intellectual and atheistic deviations in his time while he was arrested by the Abbasid government to stop his activities in reforming the Muslim Ummah. However, Imam Hadi (as) was still an influential personality of his time.
Sheikh Rashid Ayub, the English speaker of the ceremony, also mentioned the important role of Imam Hadi (as) in leading the society, adding that Imam Hadi (as) showed a clear picture of the Divine leadership.
Sheikh Rashid Ayub added: “The time of Imam Hadi (as) went through a difficult time due to many restrictions imposed by the government, but he managed to create a network of Shiites to deal with the spiritual and social affairs of his time.”
HIWM Seyyed Mahdi Rabbani in the Persian part of the ceremony, in a speech referring to the actions of Imam Hadi (as) to pave the way for the era of occultation, said: The readiness of the Shiites to enter the age of occultation and to fight against intellectual deviations in society was one of the prominent actions of Imam Hadi (as) for the era of the occultation of Imam Mahdi (as).