Abu Noam reports; “Once I was with Ali and Imam Husain in the Saqar Safeen. When we came to the town of Tainvi, Ali warned Husain to stop on the banks of the Euphrates. When I asked the reason, Ali revealed that he had been forewarned by Jibrail that Husain should be killed on the banks of the Euphrates, and he (the Apostle) had been shown a handful of dust of that place by the arch angel.” (Sunni source)
Baihaqee reports from Umm-e~Fazl: “Once I had Imam Husain in my lap that the Holy Prophet (pbuh) came and staring him burst into tears. I requested him to give the reason ofhis shedding tears. Thereupon, the Apostle revealed that Jibrail (Gabriel) had informed him that his followers would kill his son, Husain.’ Later Imam Husain was slain in Kerbala making the prophecy true.” (Sunni source)
Ibn-i-Asakar reports from Mohammad bin Umar bin Hasan: “Once I was with Imam Husain in the Kerbala. The Imam said on seeing Shimr, ‘Allah and his Messenger told the truth.” On enquiry he revealed, “The Holy Prophet (pbuh) told that he saw a white-spotted dog putting his snout in the blood of his skin; and Shimr had white leprosy and was spotted white. (Sunni source)
300 Authenticated Miracles of the Holy Prophet by Badr Azimabadi
Published by Sheikh Mateen Charbonneau
Joshua Charbonneau is an American Muslim. He was born in 1982 in Sumter, South Carolina. He is of French Canadian and American descent. He was born into a Christian family, and later chose to revert to Shi’a Islam at the age of 17, having studied both faiths. After reverting to Islam he chose the name Mateen which in Arabic means strong, firm and unshakable. His first language is English and he also learned Quranic Arabic.
At age 26 he moved to Washington, DC area and has been an active part of the Muslim community. He took part in a documentary by Al-Anwar Hussain TV entitled Journey of the Spirit where he narrated his incredible story on how he became a Shia Muslim.
Since March of 2013 he has been studying Howza (Islamic Seminary) classes in America and Najaf al-Ashraf under esteemed scholars such as Sheikh Mustafa Akhound, Sheikh Mirza Abbas Shamsuddin, Sheikh Saed Kulayni, Sheikh Mohammad Baghernejad, Sayed Ibn Abbas Naqvi, Sheikh Mohammad Jafar Danesh, Sayed Baqir Imrani, Sayed Raad al-Alawi and Sayed Muhammad Baqir Shirazi.
Sheikh Mateen has also written, compiled and published some very in-depth books entitled The Suffering of the Ahl ul Bayt and their Followers (Shia) throughout History, Christians who defended and died for Prophet Muhammad and his Family (English, Spanish, French), Mystery of the Shia, a Study Guide for Logic and an extensive book of narrations entitled Prophetic Gems, A Commentary to the Faith of Shia Islam (Aqaed Imamiyya) of Allama Muzaffar (4 volumes) and Recalling the Sacrifices of Karbala. These titles are available at Amazon.
In 2014 he founded a nonprofit organization to send free books to prisoners entitled 2nd Chance Books, which was filmed about in a documentary by Ahlul Bayt TV entitled Faith Behind Bars.
He received his turban from the hand of Sheikh Ahmad al-Haeri on the martyrdom of Muslim ibn Aqil (ra) / Day of Arafat in 2016 and also from Marja’ Ayatollah Sayed Muhammad Taqi Modarresi in the Holy city of Karbala on the birth anniversary of Imam Sajjad (as) in 2018.
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