Battle of Karbala : Upheld the struggle of good against the evil.

10th Muharram is a day of mourning for all Muslims. The tragic incident at Karbala where the righteous Hazrat Imam Hussain (son of Hazrat Ali ibn Abi Talib and Hazrat Fatimah Zahra (daughter of prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) refused to submit to the autocracy of Yazid is an event laden with deep symbolism. Hazrat Imam Hussain and his faithful companions preferred to die on the banks of river Euphrates and upheld the struggle of good against the evil.

The reason for the battle was Yazid's insistence that Hazrat Imam Hussain accept him as the upright and undisputed ruler. Hazrat Imam Hussain was not an ordinary person. Grandson of the prophet, he was widely accepted as the most pious throughout his life. A seal from such a personality would have given a kiss of life to Yazid's unlawful power grab. Both were well aware of this. Yazid chose to use the state power to first disallow access to water and food for three days to Hazrat Imam Hussain his family including women and children whom some were either old (90+ years) or young (6 months) and when Hazrat Imam Hussain still insisted on his stance of not providing legitimacy to Yazid's rule, told Hazrat Imam Hussain that he would be killed. Hazrat Imam Hussain chose that & with his small group of companions and family members, who were between 72 men of he fought with a large army of Yazid during the 1 day battle in Karbala they all faught bravely and martyred. The captured women were tortured. In the end though, these women specially the sister of Hazrat Imam Hussain Hazrat Bibi Zainab, through their speeches were able to turn the tables on Yazid. This battle also had significant effects on the social, religious and political situation.

10 Muharram the day of Ashura marks the high point of the Remembrance of Muharram. It is commemorated by Muslims as a day of mourning for the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain at the Battle of Karbala. Muslims fasted on the 9th and 10th Muharram to express gratitude. Processions of Azadari, Religious gatherings and rallies are an essential part of Muharram to remember the scarifies of the loving grand son of the Holy Prophet P.B.UH. and his family including 6 month old kid of his own Hazrat Ali Asghar and so many others. This was the biggest scarifies for the sake of Islam and We, whether the Shia's or Sunni's express our gratitude to the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain . In Pakistan Commemoration of Hazrat Imam Hussain become a national holiday and most ethnic and religious communities participate in it.

Shah ast Hussain, Badshah ast Hussain
Deen ast Hussain, Deen Panah ast Hussain
Sardad na dad dast, dar dast-e-yazeed,
Haqaa key binaey La ila ast Hussain

Ruler is Hussain, Emperor is Hussain,
Faith is Hussain , guardian of faith is Hussain .
Offered his head and not the hand to Yazid.
Truly, the mirror of faith is Hussain


Anonymous said…
What a great post on this auspecious occasion May Allah give us the courage to live and die like those great people.thx for sharing such a nice article .

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