Forty Sayings of Imam Reza (A.S.)
Compiled by: Shaykh Mohammad Ishtihardi
The Tenth Infallible: Imam Ridha’ (as)
Name: Ali Ibn Musa (as)
Renowned Title: Ridha’
Father and Mother: Imam Musa Ibn Ja’far (as) and Najma (as)
Time & Place of Birth: 11th of Zilqaad year 148 Hijrah, in Medina.
Time & Place of Martyrdom: End of Safar, 203 Hijrah at the age of 55 Years was martyred through poisoning of mamoon (Abbassade caliph) in Sana bad nauqan (a Mohallah today & site at Mashad Muqadas, (Islamic Republic of Iran.)
Shrine: Mashad Muqaddas.
Life duration: in three segments.
1. before Imamate (35 Years), From 148 to 183 Hijrah.
2. after Imamate, 17 Years Residence in Medina.
3. And Three Years in Khorasan, the most Sensitive part of his political life was in this period.
He had only a single son Imam Jawad Who was seven years of age at the time of his martyrdom.
Forty Traditions from Imam Ridha’ (as)
عن الامام علی الرضا علیه السلام
1. He who compares & likens Allah to his creations is a polytheist & the one who attributes something which has been forbidden for him is an infidel. 1