The real name is Ali ibn Hussain and also known as Imam Sajjad. He was born in Madina. Imam Hassan was uncle and Hazrat Ali (R.A) was the garandfather. He was raised in the presence of his uncle Imam Hassan (A.S) and his father Imam Hussain (A.S). Hazrat Fatima (S.A) is the Grandmother and Prophet (P.B.U.H) is the grandfather of Imam Zain Ul Abideen (R.A).
Hazarat Imam Hussain (A.S), his family and his companions were martyred at the battle of Karbla by the large yazidi force, to whom Hussain (A.S) had refused to give an oath of allegiance.
Imam Zain ul Abideen was also there and He was ill. Kufas people invited Hazrat Imam Hussain (A.S) to go to Kufa and be their Imam. But they did not back him and his family against brutal attack of kufas governor . A battle named as ‘KARBLA’ was fought between Hazrat Imam Hussain (A.S). So he was enslaved with women of his family were taken to yazid. After some time they were allowed to go back to Madina. During the journey, He delivered speeches in Kufa and Damascus. He remained so sad in his remaining life. He never took food for sevrel days. After the battle of Karbla Imam Zain ul Abideen remained sad in his life. During the month of Ramadan, Imam Zain Ul Abideen would spend most of the night in prayer
The date of his death is 95/713-714. It is said that Imam Zain Ul Abideen was poisoned by Ummayad ruler through the caliph of Madina. He is buried next to his uncle Imam Hassan (R.A) in jannat ul Baqi. After his death many people discovered their livelihood had come from him. He would go with a sack of food on his back , knocking at the doors of more than hundred families and gave them food for their livelihood.
- “He who honors himself will debase the worldly life.”
“Avoid telling lies, whether they were significant or venial, or in serious or humorous situations, for a man who tells a trivial lie will surely dare to tell a big one.” IMAM SAJJAD A.S
- “The company of the righteous invites you to goodness.” IMAM SAJJAD A.S
“Do not make anyone your enemy even though you consider him harmless and do not turn down a person’s friendship even if you think he will not benefit you.” IMAM SAJJAD A.S
“What harm will come to you if you take all Muslims to be your family and your relations?” IMAM SAJJAD A.S
- “Knowledge and the perfect religion is to avoid intruding into unconcerned matters, dispute others rarely, show clemency and steadfastness, and be well-mannered.” IMAM SAJJAD A.S