A variation of this is quoted by most sources where he leaves the city so that the sanctity of the house of God would be violated by the shedding of human blood in it. Again he met a man on the way...
We have tried so far to set the martyr of Karbala in his religio‑devotional context. It is hopefully clear from what has been said up to this point, that Husayn, before being a martyr, was a man of...
Based on many traditions narrated from the Holy Prophet and the Infallible Imams, one of their orders to their followers (Shias) is to memorize forty traditions. For instance, the Holy Prophet has...
What we have stated clarifies that reason; the Shari’a condones one's walking to his death when doing so serves a common interest greater than that of his own life, such as the continuity of the...
The discussion of al-Husayn's martyrdom has been one of the mysteries of creation, one of the legacies of the prophets, and one of the subjects quite often discussed by the wasis and the bearers of...
Hazrat Moosa (AS) Once Hazrat Moosa (AS) was passing through Karbala when the straps of his sandals broke and thorns pricked his feet due to which they were badly injured. He implored, "O Allah why...
One of the miracles that testify to the veracity of the Prophet's (p.b.u.h) claim of Prophethood is that each of his prophecies has proved to be true. The pages of history have recorded the...
Imam Husain and His Martyrdom (4) Call to Surrender or Die Presently messengers came from Kufa, and Imam Husain was asked to surrender. Imam Husain offered to take one of three alternatives. He...
Imam Hussain and His Martyrdom (3) Snare of Riches Meanwhile Persia came within the Muslim orbit. When Medain was captured in the year 16 of the Hijra, and the battle of Jalula broke the Persian...
Imam Hussain and His Martyrdom (2) Abundant water & tragedy of thirst From the most ancient times this tract of the lower Euphrates has been a garden. It was a cradle of early civilization, a...
Imam Hussein and His Martyrdom 1 Introduction: The month of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, brings with it the memory of the sacrifice of Imam Hussain [a], the grandson of Prophet...
The Excellences of the Imam Hussain in Sunni Hadith (4) Divine wisdom in creation can be best discerned, according to the Qur'an, in the order of nature, and in the human individual and his society....

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