Why Did Imam Hussain Rise Up on Ashura? A Quote By Imam Hussain 3

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Imam Hussain (PBUH) explained his revolutionary goal as a will which he wrote to his brother, Muhammad bin Al-Hanifiah. The text in the above image is a part of Imam Hussain’s will:

اني لم اخرج اشرا و لا بطرا و لامفسدا و لاظالما انما خرجت لطلب الاصلاح في امة جدي و اريد ان امر با لمعروف و انهي عن المنكر

“I did not rise up for the cause of wickedness, amusement, corruption or oppression, but I rose up to reform the Muslim community of my grandfather [Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)]. I want to promote virtue and prevent vice.”

Ref.: Bihar Al-Anvar: V.44, P. 329.

 

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