Imam Sajjad (pbuh) was born in 38 AH. His mother was Shahrbanu, a noble Persian brought to Madina. His devotion in prayer gave him the titles Zainul Aabideen (The Adornment of the Worshippers) and al-Sajjad (Prostration).
He was a survivor of the massacre at Karbala in which he witnessed the murder of his father and family. Imam Sajjad played a crucial role in narrating the tragedies and confronting Yazid’s Government in Syria.
His wrote many works which served to revive the religious knowledge through various modes, the most famous being “al-Sahifa al-Sajjadiyyah” (The Psalms of al-Sajjad) and “Risalat al-Huqooq” (The Treatise on Rights).