Why did imam Hussain move to Karbala? Why did Imam Hussain rise up? Did Imam Hussain sacrifice his life?
Imam Hussian (PBUH) was the prophet Muhammad’s grandson, who left the Hajj pilgrimage and moved to Iraq with all of his family and friends, then he was surrounded by Yazid’s army of 30,000 people on his way, in the land called Karbala, so there were no way out for Imam Hussain and all his 72 friends except defending themselves. They fight with no water for three days and all of them were killed and beheaded on the day of Ashura and all their women and children were captured and moved to Syria along with the heads.
Did Imam Hussain knew his fate in Karbala?
Not only Imam Hussain knew that he will be killed on the day of Ashura in Karbala but also all the Prophets of God knew about the detail of this catastrophe and all cried for Imam Hussain (PBUH).
But why did Imam Hussain move to Karbala?
There were three causes for Imam Hussain’s movement or in a better word, Imam Hussain revolution which we have already explained it in a post before. The causes were gained from a book written by a great Iranian philosopher and cleric, professor Mortaza Motahari.
The summary of these three causes were as follows:
- Imam Hussain moved because he did not not want to pay allegiance to the tyranny of the time,
- About 100,000 people of Kufa had sent 18,000 letters to Imam Hussain and invited him to Iraq to re-establish an Islamic government,
- Imam Hussain wanted to reform the Muslim community of his grandfather and promote virtue and prevent vice
Which one was the main reason of Imam Hussain’s revolution? Read More…
Today is the anniversary of the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain, the one who revived Islam by his blood. He scarified himself to save the humanity , to save us.
Peace be upon Imam Hussain and his descendant, Imam Mahdi (May Allah hasten his reappearance)
A quote about Imam Hussain by Imam Khomeini (The founder of the Islamic republic of Iran)
The story of Imam Hussain (PBUH) on the day of Ashura in Karbala has a heat that still burn our hearts over centuries. Day of Ashura was a day in which even the heavenly angles wept for Hussain (PBUH), the prophet Muhammad’s grandson.
Imam Mahdi, the 12th Shia Imam and the grandson of Imam Hussain (PBUH) has said in “Ziarat Nahiya” that not only the heavenly angles but the skies, the mountains, the oceans and even the fishes wept for Imam Hussain:
“…Mourning commemorations were held for you [O’ Hussain!] in the utmost exalted place Heaven,
and the dark-eyed Maidens [of Paradise] hit their own heads and faces in grief,
The skies and their inhabitants wept,
as did Paradise and its keepers,
The mountains and their surroundings,
The oceans and their fishes,
The heavens and their servants
The Ka’ba, and the Station (of Abraham),
The sacred Monument,
and Mecca and its sanctuary …” (Read the full Ziarat Nahiya at here).
I do not know how these can be happen but I know that there is a verse in the holy Quran saying all the creatures exalt God but you can not understand:
“The seven heavens and the earth and whatever is in them exalt Him. And there is not a thing except that it exalts [ Allah ] by His praise, but you do not understand their [way of] exalting. Indeed, He is ever Forbearing and Forgiving.” [The holy Quran, 17:44]
Day of Ashura is not a day of celebration nor a day of self-mutilation. Day of Ashura for Shia Muslim people and other Imam Hussain’s lovers is the day of grief and deep sorrow. people around the world dressed in black commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain, the prophet Muhammad’s grandson on the day of Ashura.
On the day of Ashura, mourning processions and ceremonies for Imam Hussain are held all over the world as well as all the cities of Iran. One of the greatest mourning procession is the mourning procession of The Imam Sadiq University which is held annually in north of Tehran, the capital city in Iran.
The following images are taken on the day of Ashura in 2018.
Today is the day of Ashura. People around the world commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain, the prophet Muhammad’s grandson on Ashura and millions of mourners flocked to the city of Karbala for the pilgrimage of the holy shrine of Imam Hussain (PBUH).
The following images are taken on the day and night of Ashura 2018 in Karbala
Each year , a huge numbers of mourners for Imam Hussain (PBUH) flock to the holy shrine of Imam Hussain on the day and night of Ashura in Karbala Read More…
Recently , I searched again for the quotes about Imam Hussain, the prophet Muhammad’s grandson, in Sunni collections of quotes and I found some other traditions about him by the holy prophet Muhammad (PBUH) at here.
The following image is a quote I found it about the holy prophet Muhammad’s view toward those who fight with Imam Ali, Lady Fatima, Imam Hassan and Imam Hussain (PBUH).
I continued my search through the references mentioned below the quote for confirmation and I found it correct.
The Prophet said to Ali, Fatemah, Hasan and Hussain (PBUT):
“I am in war with those who will fight you, and in peace with those who are peaceful to you.”
Two References: Sunan Al-Tirmidhi, v.5, p.699 and Sunan Ibn Majah, v.1, p.52
رسول الله صلی الله علیه و آله قال لعلی و فاطمه و الحسن و الحسین
انا حرب لمن حاربتم و سلم لمن سالمتم
سنن الترمذی، ج 5، ص 699 و سنن ابن ماجه، ص 52
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Imam Hussain was the prophet Muhammad’s grandson who refused to pay allegiance to the tyrant of his time thus he along with his few followers were all brutally killed on the day of Ashura at the battlefield of Karbala about 14 centuries ago but every year, Muslim people around the world participate in the mourning ceremonies and processions to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain.
Why they have been weeping for Imam Hussain for centuries?! Why the holy prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and other Shia Imams were crying for Imam Hussain and why they have also recommend us to cry for him (PBUH)?
Imam Khomeini , the founder of Islamic republic of Iran has stated the reason of weeping for Imam Hussain (PBUH) in his speech. The following image includes a part of Imam Khomeini’s speech in the year 1969 (several years before the victory of Islamic revolution).
Imam Khomeini stated in his speech:
“…Now, a group has appeared demanding that: “Do not commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (PBUH) and other Infallible Shia Imams.” They do not know the outcome and consequences of this mourning and lamentation. They do not realize that it is the uprising of Imam Hussain (PBUH) against tyranny that has been conserved up to this time and has set off this movement [Islamic revolution]. This movement is a ray, a reflection of Imam Hussain’s uprising. They do not know that weeping for Imam Hussain (PBUH) means perpetuation of his uprising and maintaining the fact that even a small number could stand up against a great empire. This is the Imam Hussain’s instruction. This is an instruction for all people that: “Every day is an Ashura and each territory is Karbala!” This instruction implies that Imam Hussain’s movement must be kept alive and active everywhere and at all times.
Imam Hussain (PBUH) with his few men scarified himself for Islam. He stood up and said: “No!” to a great empire ; and his “No” must be conserved daily and at everywhere; and these mourning sessions are also held for the perpetuation of the same “No”.
Our children and youth should not consider this matter as a matter of “weeping nation”. The “weeping nation” has been induced by others to you. They (the enemies of Islam) afraid of such weeping because it is a cry in support of the oppressed. It is an outcry in opposition to the tyrants. These organized processions and rituals are against the cruelty and injustice, They have rose up. You must keep these rituals alive. These are the religious signs which must be kept alive, These are the political signs which must be conserved…”
Reference: The Ashura uprising in the words and messages of Imam Khomeini (Text translation from Persion to English was edited by ashuraaa.wordpress.com)
Muharram is coming in a week and we should prepare for it.
One way can be changing our desktop or mobile phone background or even our profile photos in social networks to a photo by which we maintain Imam Hussain’s love in our hearts, memorize his ideology and uprising and introduce him to other people.
إن لقتل الحسین حرارة في قلوب المؤمنين لاتبرد اَبَداً
“Surely , there exists in the hearts of the believers, with respect to the martyrdom of Hussain, a heat that never subsides.”
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Whoever believes in the unique God and the religion he sent to the people by all of his prophets, admires the prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Imam Hussain, who revived the religion through all he had on the day of Ashura.
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Shia and Sunni Muslim people at the holy shrine of Imam Hussain at Karbala on the day of Arbaeen, the 40th day following the day of Ashura in 2017
People praying at the holy shrine of Imam Hussain at the city of Karbala on the day of Arbaeen, the 40th day following the day of Ashura in 2017
The holy shrine of Imam Hussain, the prophet Muhammad’s grandson at the city of Karbala, Iraq
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