The one who will revenge for Imam Ḥusayn (pbuh)’s blood, will not exceed the [just] limit in slaying [of the enemies]

«وَلَا تَقْتُلُوا النَّفْسَ الَّتِي حَرَّمَ اللَّهُ إِلَّا بِالْحَقِّ ۗ وَمَنْ قُتِلَ مَظْلُومًا فَقَدْ جَعَلْنَا لِوَلِيِّهِ سُلْطَانًا فَلَا يُسْرِفْ فِي الْقَتْلِ ۖ إِنَّهُ كَانَ مَنْصُورًا»

اسراء -33

… And whoever is slain unjustly, we have indeed given to his heir authority, so let him not exceed the just limits in slaying; surely he is aided. (Holy Qurʾān, Surah 17, Verse 33)

[In this regard], there is a Ḥadīth which reads: The [above] verse is about Imam Ḥusayn (pbuh) and Imam Zamān (mgehr); the deceased is Imam Ḥusayn (pbuh) and his avenger is Qa’im [Imam Mahdī (mgehr)].

By the expression “… Let him not exceed the just limits in slaying ” it means, he will not take the life of non-murderers…

They asked Imām Rīḍa(pbuh):

While God has stated, “Certainly no one will bear the responsibility of the sins of another.” (Holy Quran, Surah 53, Verse 38), why will Qa’im (mgehr) kill descendants of Sayyid al- Shuhadā; Imam Ḥusayn’s (pbuh) murderers who were not one of his murderers?

The Imām (pbuh) stated:

Allah is right!

Be aware! Anyone who is satisfied with others’ deeds, it’s as if you did it yourself!

[For example], If a man is killed in the East and someone in the West of the Earth is satisfied with his death, that person is the partner in crime, from God’s perspective.

So Qa’im (mgehr) kills them, because they are satisfied with what their grandfathers did!


Yanābīʿ al-mawadda, P. 590

Tafsīr al-ʿAyyāshī, Vol. 2, P. 290

Holy Qurʾān, Surah 17, Verse 15

Tafsīr al-riwa’i of Al-Burha, (Trans.) Vol.5, P. 852

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