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Day of Ashura | Why did Imam Hussain move to Karbala?

Why did imam Hussain move to Karbala? Why did Imam Hussain rise up? Did Imam Hussain sacrifice his life?


Ashura – The holy shrine of Imam Hussain (PBUH) in Karbala

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).


Ashura – The name of Imam Hussain (PBUH) in Araic

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:

  1. Imam Hussain moved because he did not not want to pay allegiance to the tyranny of the time,
  2. 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,
  3. 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…

Ashura 2014 in Iran

Today is Ashura, the day when the prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Imam hussain and 72 of his loyal companions were violently martyred in Karbala and all of  his family were taken as prisoners only because they did not want to say yes to Yazid ibn Mu’awiyah.

Yazid had forced Imam Hussein to pledge allegiance to his tyrannical government otherwise he killed Imam hussein (PBUH) .

There was no way for Imam Hussein (PBUH) but Imam Hussein preferred to be killed instead of accepting tyranny and injustice as he said it openly in front of Yazid’s Army: “death with honor and nobility is better than life with baseness and contempt.“[1]

Along with the grandson of the prophet Muhammad, 72 of his companions also decided to stand with him up to end. They all scarified their lives to save Islam from utter distortion and destruction .

Every year millions of Muslims hold mourning ceremonies to mark Ashura, the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (PBUH) and here are some photos of this year on Ashura:


Ashura 2014 in Iran

The symbolic event of burning tents in one of the  mourning ceremonies held today in the capital city of Iran to mark the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (PBUH) .


Ashura 2014 in Iran


Ashura 2014 and the day of fight against global arrogance.

Text shown in the above image:  “Down with Yazid of  time”

As November 4, also known as “Student Day” in Iran, marks the day of fight against global arrogance, Iranians have held massive rallies across the country to mark this day along with Ashura.


Ashura 2014 and the day of fight against global arrogance


Ashura 2014 and the day of fight against global arrogance in Qom, Iran


Ashura 2014 in Qom, Iran

The mourning ceremony held in the Holy shrine of Hadhrat-e Masumeh, Imam reza’s sister, in Qom, Iran.


Ashura 2014 in Qom, Iran

Mourning people took part in the noon prayer in congregation held in the Holy shrine of Hadhrat-e Masumeh in Qom, Iran.

[1]-” الموت اولی من رکوب العار “