Story No. 439 – Imam Hadi (as) and the cruel Abbasid Caliph Al-Mutawakkil:
During the time of our 10th Imam, Imam Hadi (as) Al-Mutawakkil, the cruel Abbasid Caliph fell very ill. The doctors could not make him better.
Imam Hadi (as) and the cruel Abbasid Caliph Al-MutawakkilAl-Mutawakkil’s mother was very sad and asked Imam Hadi (as) to help him. Imam Hadi (as) told her what medicine to use to make her son, Al-Mutawakkil better and when she used what Imam Hadi (as) had told her to use, Al-Mutawakkil became well again.
All the doctors were very surprised.
Although Al-Mutawakkil was a cruel, bad man, Imam Hadi (as) still helped him, because his mother had come to him for help.
Moral: If anyone ever asks you for help you should help them even if they are not very nice.