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The Ancestors and Family Tree of Imam Husein (as) and Yazeed

The ancestors of Imam Husein (as) and Yazeed, and look in some detail at the family tree of Imam Husein (as).1.1 Ibraheem and Ismaeel    We are looking at a time about four thousand years ago, when Prophet Ibraheem (as) is living in what is now Palestine; he has two wives - Sarah and Hajar; at that time, it was accepted to have more than one wife at a time.    His first wife is Sarah and from this marriage, he has ...

Sermon of Lady Zainab in the Court of Yazid

Now we propose to study the sermon of lady Zaynab which she delivered in the court of Yazid and which is recorded in a book written in the third century A.H. [1]Yazid recited the blasphemous poetic verses of Abdullah bin Zab'ari Sahmi which he had composed while he was an unbeliever and also added some poetic verses of his own and said openly that he wanted to take revenge upon the descendants of Muhammad because Muhammad and his companions had ...

Role of Women in the Husayni Revolution

It is a historically foregone conclusion that Imam Hussein (a.s.) was fully aware of the fact that his opposition to the Ummayyad policy and the strong stance he took against it would only lead to his martyrdom in the way of Allah, whether he remained in the city of Medina, Mecca or any other city. But he wanted his martyrdom to have an impact on the life of the ummah as wide and great as the personal reward, comfort and eternal pleasure of ...

Review of Al-Maqtal al-Husayni al-Ma'thur (The Hadith-Based Martyrdom Account of Imam al-Husayn (A.S.)

Review of: Al-Maqtal al-Husayni al-Ma'thur [The Hadith-Based Martyrdom Account of Imam al-Husayn], 2nd ed. by Muhammad-Jawad al-Tabasi. Tehran: Daral-Sami`, 2007. 303 pp. ISBN: 978-964-8237-33-0, Paperback. Price: 30,000 RialsThe Ashura tragedy happened on the plain of Karbala, southern Iraq on Ashura, 10th Muharram 61 AH/ 10 October 680 CE. Ashura has since inspired Muslim historians and ulema to produce accounts (maqtals) of this tragedy. ...

Our Hussain (a.s), Mourning him and his Karbala

It is accepted to the Islamic nation, due to the finality of the Prophethood and its particular concerns, that the holy prophet (s.a.w) had the knowledge about the wars, trials and that which happened to his family-house hold, their progeny, and relatives, more or less, of the enormous tragedies, of the dark surprises of time, of the hard events, wide killings, and to whatever else that has entered on them from torture, trickery, ill-treatment, ...

Karbala Revitalized the True Islamic Spirit

Events leading to the martyrdom of Imam Hussain and his family have great significance in the history of Islam. As one poet wrote on these events:Islam is revived after every Kerbala.In the year 60 Al Hijra (680 AD) Yezid, son of Maaviya, was the Calipha (head of Islamic government) in Damascus, Syria. Yezid's rule as Calipha was far from Islamic. Under Yezid's rule, there was widespread corruption in government as well as in social morals, ...

Journey of Endless Tears Begins, IMAM HUSSAIN (AS) LEAVES MADINA

The Story of Karbala is a tale of five journeys of tears. The first journey started on 28th Rajab, From Madina to Mecca. Each journey had its hero and heroine. The hero of this first journey was Imam Hussain(AS) and the heroine was the memory of Fatima Sughra (SA), his beloved daughter whom he had left behind.When all the men who had accompanied Imam Hussain (AS) to the Governor's palace got back, the ladies came to know about the journey.Hazrat ...

Imam Husain's Revolution Analytical Review

INTRODUCTIONThis survey of the unique revolution of Imam Hussain (p.b.u.h.) is analytical in essence. The purpose of this essay is to give a qualitative rather than quantitative account. It has dealt with the causes, policy and results of this eternal revolution. This is done in the hope of unveiling the startling aspects of the revolution's message, which is often neglected in its traditional commemoration.In being confronted with this event, ...

Imam Hasan (A.S.): The Saviour of Islam

(This is) an account of the Imam Hasan(A.S.) after the Commander of the Faithful(A.S.), the date of his birth, the evidence for his Imamates the period of his succession, the time of his death, and the place of his grave. (It also provides) a brief outline of the reports about him. The Imam after the Commander of the faithful, peace be on him, was his son al-Hasan, the son of the leader of the women of the worlds, Fatima, daughter of Muhammad, ...

Companions of Imam Hussain (A.S.) and their Martyrdom

Hasan Sa'eed bin Hibatullah, renowned as Qutubuddin Rawandi, relates through his chain of authorities from Imam Mohammad al Baqir (A.S.), that before his martyrdom, Imam Husain (A.S.) told his companions that his grandfather the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) had told him,"O my dear son! You shall be killed at Iraq, and it is a place where the Prophets, their successors and Apostles have met one another and it is called Amoora. You shall be martyred at ...

Along with Imam Husain (AS), from Medina to Karbala (5)

Imam Husain (AS) continuing his journey towards Iraq halted at a place called Shiraf, and asked his companions to store more water than is normally needed for the rest of the journey. Suddenly one of his companions said "Allahu Akbar," at what appeared to him palm trees in the far distance.The people around him said it is impossible for palm trees to be in such a waterless tract. When they looked carefully, they saw spears and horses. The Imam ...

Along with Imam Husain (AS), From Medina to Karbala (4)

As we said yesterday, Imam Husain (AS) left Mecca and at Tan'im he met a caravan which carried luxury goods and royal robes and gowns. It was a destined for Damascus for the tyrant Yazid Ibn Mu'awiyah from his governor at Yemen. The Imam ordered that all the cargo of the caravan be taken and given to the poor people. He said, "Who is to have this luxury while poor people starve?" Then, he announced to the people and to the workers on the ...

Al-Hussain in the eyes of Humanity

Charles Dickens - (1812-1870) English novelists of the Victorian period“If Hussain fought to quench his worldly desires, then I do not understand why his sisters, wives and children accompanied him. It stands to reason therefore that he sacrificed purely for Islam.”Thomas Carlyle – (1795-1881) Famous British historian“The best lesson which we get from the tragedy of Karbala is that Hussain and his companions were the ...

Along with Imam Husain (AS), From Medina to Karbala (1)

Salaam and welcome to the first part of our special program for the month of Moharram "Along with Imam Husain (AS), From Medina to Karbala."The month of Moharram has started. It is the month of mourning for the martyrs of the greatest ever tragedy the world has ever seen. It is the month on whose advent the faithful don black clothes and put up black banners on roofs, walls and streets, highlighting the words and objectives of the Chief of ...

Along with Imam Husain (AS) from Medina to Karbala (2)

Salaam and welcome to the second part of our special feature titled “Along with Imam Husain (AS) from Medina to Karbala”. As we said yesterday in the first part, Imam Husain (AS) on leaving his hometown for Mecca asked his brother Mohammad Hanafiyah to keep him informed of the events in Medina during his absence. After settling down in Mecca, he sent a letter to Medina that read:In the Name of Allah, the All-Beneficent, the ...

What is the importance and philosophy of mourning for Imam Hussein (a.s.)?

In order for us to understand the significance and philosophy of mourning for Imam Hussein (a.s.), it is necessary to take notice of the following points:1. The Holy Quran (a.s.) has emphasized through many different verses on maintaining and reviving lofty virtues and traits of great men and noble religious leaders.2. The great Shia Imams, peace be upon them, have encouraged us to keep the memory of the event of Karbala alive through different ...

Traditions Fabricated by the Jews

When the Muhammadan Da’wah (invitation) got so much valour and prowess, becoming much strong, with smash of all the powers and forces combating it, those opposing and restraining it found no choice but to hatch plans and conspire against it through trickery and deceit, after failing in weakening it through means of force and contest.Since the most vehement of mankind in hostility to those who believe are the Jews, as they allege to be ...

Liars and Their Slanders against the Prophet

Hammad ibn Zayd is reported to have said:The Zanadiqah (atheists) have fabricated twelve thousand traditions, ascribing them to the Messenger of Allah (S).Al-Mahdi said: One of the Zanadiqah has confessed before me that he composed four hundred traditions, and they were being circulated and conveyed among people.Ibn Asakir reported that a zindiq was brought once to al-Rashid who gave his orders to behead him, when he (zindiq) said: O Amir ...

Whole Heart Has Full Knowledge of the Fabricated Hadith

In another chapter, Abu al-Hasan Ali ibn Urwah al-Hanbali is reported to have said:“If the heart be pure, clean and sanctified, it will be able to discern between right and falsehood, truth and lie, and guidance and misguidance, especially when being bestowed with illumination and adroitness from the Prophetic light. Only then it shall have the power to penetrate and find out the concealed facts and hidden aspects, with discerning between ...

Can We Recognize the Fabricated without Looking into its Sanad?

Al-Imam Shams al-Din ibn al-Qayyim was asked once: Is it possible to recognize the fabricated hadith through a regulation without looking into its sanad (chain of transmission)? He replied.This is truly a very important question. This (fabricated) hadith can only be recognized by that who is thoroughly acquainted with knowing the correct sunan, in a way they be intermingled with his flesh and blood, and he having an instinctive knowledge and ...