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  1. This post was made because I want people to post Hadith of the Importance of the Turbah of Karbala, I will start, • Umm Salama (عليها السلام) says: I saw Husayn (عليه السلام) sitting in the lap of his grandfather, the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم), who had a red block of soil in his hand. The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) was kissing the dust and weeping. I asked him what that soil was. The Prophet (عليه السلام) said: "Gabriel (عليه السلام) has informed me that my son, this Husayn, will be murdered in Iraq. He has brought this earth for me from that land. I am weeping for the suffering that will befall my Husayn." Then the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) handed the dust to Umm Salama (عليها السلام) and said to her: "When you see this soil turn into blood, you will know that my Husayn has been slaughtered." Umm Salama (عليها السلام) kept the soil in a bottle and kept watch over it until she saw on the day of Ashura, 10th of Muharram 61 A.H., that it turned to blood. Then she knew that Husayn bin Ali (عليه السلام) had been martyred. [al-Hakim, al-Mustadrak, vol. 4, p. 398] [al-Dhahabi, Siyar a`lam al-nubala', vol. 3, p. 194] [Ibn Kathir, al-Bidayah wa'l-nihayah, vol. 6, p. 230] [al-Suyuti, Khasa'is al-kubra, vol. 2, p. 450; Jam` al-Jawami, vol. 1, p. 26] [Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani, Tahdhib al-tahdhib , vol. 2, p. 346] • 'Ali ibn Abi Talib (عليه السلام), passed by Karbala after the battle of Siffin. He took a handful of its soil and exclaimed: 'Ah, ah, on this spot some men will be slain, and will enter Paradise without reckoning!' [Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani, Tahdhib al-tahdhib , vol. 2, p. 348] • After the martyrdom of Imam Husayn (عليه السلام), his son Imam Zayn al-'Abidin (عليه السلام) picked some up, declared it to be sacred dust, and kept it in a bag. The Imams (a) used to perform prostrations on it and make a tasbih out of it, and recited Allah's praises on it. [Ibn Shahrashub, al-Manaqib, vol. 2, p. 251] • The Imams (a) insisted that prostration before Allah must be on clean earth only and that it was preferable if it was performed on that earth of Karbala. [al-Tusi, Misbah al-Mutahajjad, p. 511] [al-Saduq, Man la yahduruhu'l faqih, vol. 1, p. 174]
  2. Asalam o alekom brothers and sisters I have been pondering about a dream I had last night it was about Karbala. In my dream it started out me seeing a red sky and millions and millions of people. I was also hearing loud chants of “labaik ya hussain” and other Farsi nohas about Imam Hussain ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)) and his family members. It was very interesting because in my dream I saw many non Shias I knew in real life who were all Shias in my dream taking part in Arbaen activity’s and all paying respects to the Imams. What was also interesting was that me as well as my family were treated very well in this dream and we were escorted through the millions maybe even billions of people straight to Karbala and the haram straight to the Zari of Imam Hussain and after I touched it everything became red and white and that’s all I remembered. What is the meaning of such a dream? I have never had a dream like this.
  3. Plzz I have aquestion...I wnt to know if the hadith of 12 hypocrite fit on Muawia and some others?? and how muawia died??? plzz answer me in the light of Sunni and Shia books?? I have searched this topic on internet but no resullts..help me...Allah bless u
  4. Salaam, It is with regret that there is news coming from Karbala that 31 people have died in a stampede in Karbala when a rod/barrier broke. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un (إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ) There are also about 100 injured so please pray for them. أَمَّنْ يُجِيبُ الْمُضْطَرَّ إِذَا دَعَاهُ وَيَكْشِفُ السُّوءَ
  5. 1. Aim of Imam Hussain (AS)’s Revolution The aim of my revolution is to reform the society and revive the true teachings of Islam (Tuhaf al-Uqul, p.243) 2. Being Free-spirited If you don’t believe in any religion, at least be free-spirited and honest in your actions (Bihar-al- Anwar, Vol. 45, P. 51) 3. Revolt against Tyranny I never revolted in vain, as a rebel or as a tyrant; rather, I rose seeking reformation for the nation of Islam (Bihar-al- Anwar, Vol. 44, P. 329) 4. Patience in the Journey toward What Is Right On the Day of Ashura, he addressed his companions: “Be patient, you noble ones. Death is only a bridge which takes you from misery and loss to the vast Paradise and the eternal graces”. (Bihar-al- Anwar, Vol. 44, P. 297) 5. Peacemaking and Preventing from War O’ people! Listen to my words and don’t hasten to start a war, so that I clarify the reason behind my revolution (al-Shaykh al-Mufid, al-Irshad, p.253) 6. Being a Just Leader On the night of Ashura, he gathered his followers in his tent, put out the light and said: “Beware that I give you permission to leave this place; there is no obligation on you anymore, and you can all leave.” However, not even one of them left his side…. (al-Shaykh al-Mufid, al-Irshad, p. 250) , 7. Being a Steadfast Seeker Be steadfast and firm in the way toward what is right, even if your journey is full of pain and challenges. (Usul al-Kafi, vol. 2, p. 28) 8. Preserving Human Dignity Death with dignity is better than a life of abasement. (Bihar-al- Anwar, Vol. 44, P. 192) 9. Being Courageous By God, I will never surrender to my enemies like a humiliated person and never pledge allegiance to them like slaves (Bihar-al- Anwar, Vol. 45, P. 7) 10. Martyrdom for What is Right To me, death for the sake of what is right, is nothing but happiness, and living under tyrants nothing but living in a hell (Tuhaf-al- Uqoul, P. 245) 11. Importance of Praying The most incapable person is the one who can’t pray. (Bihar al-Anwar, vol.81, p.257) 12. Generosity The most generous person is the one who gives to those who do not expect his help. (Kashf al-ghumma, vol.2, p.30) 13. Competing in Good Deeds Try to compete with one another in good deeds and hurry to seize the opportunities, and forget the good deeds that you haven’t hastened to do. (Bihar al-Anwar, vol.57, p.121) 14. Being Religious People are slaves of this world. Religion is just what they say. They use it as long as it provides them with their living. When they are tested, there remain only a few true religious ones. (Tuhaf al-Uqul, p.245) 15. Worshiping Allah If you worship Allah the way He deserves to be worshipped, He will fulfill all your wishes, and bless you much more than what you deserve. (Bihar al-Anwar, vol. 68, p.184) 16. Helping Others God will help the person who cares about other people’s needs, both in this world and the hereafter. (Bihar al-Anwar, vol.75, p.121) 17. Having Faith in Allah O’ Allah! What has gained the one who has not found You, and what has lost the one who has found You? (Bihar al-Anwar, vol.95, p.226) 18. Don’t be an Oppressor Avoid oppressing the one who does not have any supporter against you, other than the Almighty God. (Bihar-al- Anwar, Vol. 78, P. 118) 19. Allah’s Bounties When Allah chooses to favor someone, makes him/her the source of satisfying other people's needs. (Bihar al-Anwar, vol.74, p.205.) 20. Beware of Your Own Sins Beware! Do not be among those who are concerned about the sins of others while neglectful of their own sins. (al-Kafi, vol.8, p.49, Hadith #9) 21. A True Friend One who reveals your faults to you like a mirror is your true friend, and one who flatters you and covers up your faults is your enemy. (Bihar-al- Anwar, Vol. 78, P. 128) 22. Satisfying People, while Disobeying Allah Whoever seeks the satisfaction of people through disobedience of Allah; Then Allah subjects him to people. (Bihar-al- Anwar, Vol. 78, P. 126) 23. Follow the Truth Wisdom will not be gained, unless through following the right path. (Bihar-al- Anwar, Vol. 78, P. 127) 24. Say Good Things Say what you like to be said about you, in the absence of your fellow believer. (Bihar-al- Anwar, Vol. 75, P. 127) 25. Don’t Commit What is Wrong Avoid doing things that would make you apologize; since a believer won’t commit a wrong action that would make him/her sorry. (Bihar-al- Anwar, Vol. 75, P. 120) 26. Actions should be done for Allah If you lead your actions through committing sins and disobeying Allah, your intentions won’t be fulfilled and will be caught in what you fear most. (Bihar-al- Anwar, Vol. 75, P. 120) 27. Kindness and Faithfulness Kindness elevates human beings, and faithfulness is the sign of decency. (Bihar-al- Anwar, Vol. 75, P. 122) 28. Extremism and Abject People Extremism is like going down in a swamp, and keeping company with abject and corrupt ones will bring evil and misery for you. (Kashf al-ghumma, vol.2, p.30) 29. Knowledge Seeking knowledge will lead you toward wisdom and elevation. (Bihar-al- Anwar, Vol. 75, P. 128) 30. Visiting Relatives Visiting relatives and keeping in touch with them will bring you a longer and more substantial life. (Al-Shaykh al-Saduq, Oyoun Akhbar Al-Ridha, vol.2, p.44) 31. The Most Generous The most generous person is the one who forgives while in power. (Kashf al-ghumma, vol.2, p.29) 32. Maintaining Family Ties The best way of maintaining family ties is through visiting the ones who have cut ties with you and haven’t visited you for a while. (Kashf al-ghumma, vol.2, p.29) 33. Helping Your Fellow in Religion Whoever helps his/her fellow in religion for the sake of Allah, He will compensate for him/her and eliminate the hardships from his/her life. Also, whoever relieves a believer’s grief, Allah will free him/her of his/her pains and sufferings in this world and the other world. (Bihar-al- Anwar, Vol. 75, P. 121) 34. Trusting Others Only trust those who believe in Allah and are afraid of His questioning on the Day of Judgement. (Al-Shaykh al-Saduq, Jameh al- Akhbar, p.97) 35. Paying the Debts While on his way to Karbala, Imam Hussain (عليه السلام) said: “I cannot have whoever owes a debt in my company. Prophet Muhammad ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)&HP) used to say: ‘whoever dies while owing to other people, his/her good deeds will be void in the hereafter.’” (Kalimat al-Imam al-Hussain (عليه السلام) (Words of Imam Hussain), p.417) 36. People’s Praise and Blame Gain people’s praise with your efforts and successes, and do not expose yourself to people’s blames through laziness and lethargy. (Kashf al-ghumma, vol.2, p.29) 37. Gaining Experience Long and numerous experiences strengthens your mind. (Bihar-al- Anwar, Vol. 75, P. 128) 38. A Scholar’s Sign One of the signs of a scholar is criticizing his/her own words and thoughts and being aware of different viewpoints. (Bihar-al- Anwar, Vol. 78, P. 119) 39. Beware of What You Say Do not say something which would undermine your self-worth. (Muhammad Baqer al-Majlisi, Jala’a al-Oyoun, vol.2, p.205) 40. Physical Health Observe your physical health in your lifetime. (Tuhaf al-Uqul, p.239)
  6. As a father myself, and many of you will know as parents too, our children's lives are so precious, so important, more so than our own. When a child is hurt, we feel that pain, it happens even when we hear about someone else's child. The sorrow, the ache in the heart, we feel it as if they were our own. So it shocks me how the tragedy of Ali Asghar doesn't cause grief, hurt and anger to Muslims worldwide, not just Shi'a Muslims. As many Muslims are parents themselves, the loss of a six month old baby should resonate with everyone. Yet many Muslims deny or question the events of Karbala, over what? Sectarianism? Stubborness to accept the truth? These people value their ideology over innocent lives, innocent children. Nobody would, in their worst nightmares, wish a child to die, a child to be thirsty, a child to be locked up like a criminal and taunted, crying every day until their soul left this world. At the very least nobody would wish to deny these atrocities. Yet, they do, or at least they refuse to speak out against injustice, they refuse to learn from the realities of Karbala. The day of Ashura will go by without even a mention in most of the mosques around the world, isn't that sad? The family of the Prophet gave so much, yet most remember them so little. Beyond Hasan and Husayn being lifted upon the Prophet's shoulders, or being compared to sweet basil, what else do most people remember about Husayn? How sad.
  7. Donald Trump should be mindful of Saddam Hussein’s experience invading Iran nearly forty years ago, lest he endure the same fate. Do not threaten us with war, we are alive We have entrusted our swords with our answer to you The word ‘surrender’ has been erased from our vocabulary These were the words passionately chanted by a Shiite Maddahi performer in Iran in September 2018. As a part of commemorating the holy month of Muharram, Shiites often gather and listen to eulogistic tributes to their archetypal hero, Imam Hossein. Ashura—marking the tenth day of Muharram—is a day of lamentation, as Shiites the world over memorialize the martyrdom of Hossein and the epic tale from seventh-century Karbala that came to define their religion and inform their worldview. https://nationalinterest.org/blog/middle-east-watch/Trump’s-Iran-policy-needs-history-lesson-77011
  8. Salaamun alaikum, I am attempting to learn about Karbala and struggling to understand what the official Shia position is amongst the Salafi propaganda out there. I figured this forum would be a good place to start to get a better understanding. I am a revert so forgive me if I am a litlte blunt at times or incorrect in my understanding.. From my own reading it appears Yazid wanted the allegience of Imam Hussain (A) as soon as possible and the Imam abstained. The chiefs of Kufa invited Hussain to be their Imam and went back on their oaths as soon as ibn Ziyad started the brutal crackdown in the city. Hussain was eventually boxed in at Karbala and surrounded by the troops of Umar ibn Sa'd. I have read narratives that the Imam did not want to fight and was happy to return realising he had been deserted, nevertheless the opposing army wanted to fight and eventually martyred him and his companions (عليه السلام). It seems to me that the immediate people to blame for the death of Imam Hussain (A) were the people of Kufa and Yazid & Co. It is most unfortunate that some of the Shia chiefs at the time invited Imam Hussain to Kufa and their guilt is evident by the later Tawwabun movement. Do you know if these Tawwabun did not join Hussain out of laxness or were they genuinely unable to escape Kufa when it was put under lockdown? I am personally uncomfortable with what I hear about the Imam being a "necessary sacrifice for Islam" as it reminds me too much of how modern day Christians make Isa (عليه السلام) out to be, that he was sent to this Earth with the sole purpose to be murdered for the sins of the world. Isa's (عليه السلام) mission was much loftier than that despite being opposed by the chiefs of his time who tried to assasinate him. Maybe "unintended sacrifice" is better as surely Imam Hussain went to Kufa because of the letters sent to him - he was doing his duty as an Imam. I cannot imagine him going there with the sole purpose of being brutually massacared.. It seems these me that these narratives distract the reader from the true causes behind Karbala which was basically the failure of the Ummah to support their Imam (I am not just talking about the Kufans either!). To play devil's advocate you could say this is to distract the attention away that some of the Shia chiefs invited Imam Hussain to Kufa.. However at least this is admitted in the Shia narratives (like Nafsul Mahmoon) unlike the Salafi's who tried to make out the people of Sham to be the good guys for not getting involved (they conveniently forget Muawiyah ibn Abi Sufyan destroyed any support for the Ahl al Bayt in Sham). Finally as a question which I appreciate may be tricky for some people to answer, would Imam Hussain (A) of gone to Kufa if it wasn't for those letters, and/or would he have attempted an uprising? Let's not forget, a Muslim is never meant to throw themselves into destruction. This is why Imam Ali (A) (on the Prophet's (S) advice) did not launch an uprising against Abu Bakr because he very few supporters and was asked to save himself and his followers. In the same way, Imam Hasan drew up a treaty with Muawiyah ibn Abi Sufyan when his followers betrayed him, went to the side of Muawiyah and left him outnumbered. I struggle to understand the idea that Imam Hussain (A) would not act upon this Sunnah and put him and his family in such a situation, unless he had good reason to believe he would be supported (eg, by an 18,000 army of Kufans). No doubt Imam Husasin (A) sacrificed himself but he had to, he had no choice.. may he rest in peace. What is everyone's perspective on this? As a side note does anyone think that these blood letting rituals only cheapen the image of Imam Hussain (A) and the Ahl al Bayt? Every Muslim I have met (including myself) avoids Shia Islam because of these acts. I did not judge the Shia by their rituals but only by the Prophet and their Imams so I saw the light, but they are doing a big injustice in directing people away from the Ahl al Dhikr through such rituals. This may seem slighty off topic but I believe these rituals are to do with the "blood sacrifice" of Imam Hussain (A), again please correct me if I am wrong. Thanks jzk
  9. As salam alaykum, hope you're all well. I have a presentation on a historical person in history class, and I chose Imam Hussain (عليه السلام) in hope of learning more about him, and I want to present about his life as genuine and proper as possible, since it's in front of mostly people that have never heard of him or just heard misconceptions. I unfortunately can't say I know much about the Imams and their lives, so I was wondering if someone could help me. Basically I have to choose an issue around his life, and try to answer that through the presentation, I'm thinking of going with why did he fight at Karbala. I don't want to give any false information, therefore I was wondering if someone could help me a bit with his life, such as his birth (where he was born, when), death, where he lived, education, work etc, basically the beginning of his life. What he has done that made him so famous today (I can't just say he is a Shia Imam, but also how he is relevant for non Muslim history as well in general). Theories on him and why he did what he did, his thoughts, and view on it all. I also have to talk about the how community and society around him was at the time, how people were treated, difference he made and other important things in his life. I would appreciate it a lot if someone could help me with this, I personally have just started getting closer to God, and my religion therefore I don't really know that much besides the basic, and I don't have anyone to ask. It would mean a lot if someone personally told me, or gave me links to sites that have answers, please don't provide information if you don't have the source. Thank you so much to anyone that helps.
  10. Salam I will go to Ziarat of Karbala & other holy site about a week from this Thursday please forgive me
  11. I think it is quite obvious that Shiachat is very silent these days. I had a long absence due to personal commitments. This said I was quite shocked (so to speak) to find out that Shiachat is not what it has been before. I do not know the exact reason but I think it might be due to people finding posts repetitive, boring and not exciting. The 2013-era is indeed dead to quote Nietzsche. I mean some initiatives can be made to make the place more engaging. I won't mention my personal intentions, which I think have been well established. However, if an admin wants an elaboration (note: only an admin), they can contact me on PM). And these are my last words: Walhamdulillahi rabil alameen, wa salalahü ala Tâha wa Ahle Taha.
  12. First: Watch from 1:19min the Tradition form Mudammad Al-Mustafa (peace be upon him and his pure progeny). Stop after the Hadith/Tradition finishes. Watch from the begining with the Hadith in mind- and ask the question - did you not understand the Tradition - If you did, why this confusion and conjecture ? Correct me If I am wrong- I believe, these type of tradition are been referred to, https://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235060161-what-was-achieved-out-of-karbala/?page=5&tab=comments#comment-3184035
  13. Ayatollah Khamenei narrates the martyrdom of Imam Hussain's 11 year-old nephew http://english.khamenei.ir/news/4208/Ayatollah-Khamenei-narrates-the-martyrdom-of-Imam-Hussain-s-11 ***** https://www.al-islam.org/lohoof-sighs-sorrow-sayyid-ibn-tawus/battle-and-its-related-events#event-4 https://www.al-islam.org/event-taff-earliest-historical-account-tragedy-karbala-abu-mikhnaf/martyrdom-al-husayn#al-husayn-advances-towards-battlefield
  14. As received: Chronology of Events on the Day of 'Ashura In accordance with the interview held with the deceased Doctor Ahmad Birshak in Gashimari-ye Irani, the event of Karbala falls on the Solar calendar on the 21st of Mehr, year 59. The Solar calendar is not like the Lunar calendar in the sense that it changes. The position of the Earth in relation to the Sun is fixated, and it is thus possible to calculate the timings of the city of Karbala on this date and allocate the words of the individuals who have written the Maqtal to the appropriate hours and minutes. 5:47 AM: Fajr Adhan Imam Husayn (as) gives a sermon for his companions after the morning prayers. He invites them towards patience and struggle and then recites the prayer: اللهم انت ثِقَتی فی کل کَرب [O Allah! You are my trust in all calamities]. The Kufans also prayed on their side behind ‘Umar ibn al-Sa'ad and after the morning prayers, became busy in preparing the army and gathering their strength together. Approximately 6 AM Imam Husayn (as) orders for a trench to be dug around the tents, and asked it to be filled with thorny shrubs so that they could later set it on fire and make them an obstacle for the enemies to attack from behind. 7:06 AM - Sunrise A short time after sunrise, Imam sat on a camel so that he could be seen better. Then he went towards the army of Kufa and with a loud voice, gave a sermon for them. He reminded them of the attributes and merits of himself, his brother, and his brother. He also reminded them that the Kufans had written letters to the Imam (as), and directly conversed with some soldiers in the army of Kufa, and asked Hijar bin Abjar and Shabth Rab'i whether they had not invited him (with their letters)? They rejected any such invitation, and thus the Imam threw their letters towards them and thanked Allah [swt] for establishing his proof upon them. The sermon of the Imam was approximately thirty-minutes long. Approximately 8 AM After he speech of the Imam (as), some of his companions such as Burayr - who was known as Sayyid al-Qurra’ (The master of the Qur'an reciters) of Kufa - and according another narration, Zuhayr, gave similar sermons. After the sermon of Zuhayr and Burayr, the Imam asked: “Is there anyone to help me?” A few soldiers become unsure of what to do, particularly Hurr. Another individual by the name of Abu al-Sha'tha and two brothers who were previously from the Khawarij, came towards the army of the Imam. It is not far-fetched that others who felt that the army of Kufa is serious about fighting Husayn, also ended up coming towards the army of the Imam. Approximately 9 AM It was at this time that the accursed Shimr asked Umar ibn al-Sa'ad as to why he is delaying the battle. Eventually Umar determined that it is appropriate to start the battle, and shot the first arrow towards the army of Imam Husayn (as). He says to his army: “Testify in front of Ubaydallah that I shot the first arrow.” After that, the bowmen of the Kufan army, all together began shooting arrows. The Imam said to his companions: “Become prepared for death.” A few individuals from the army of Imam Husayn (as) were martyred in this initial attack. Some reports mention that those who were killed in the initial shower of arrows from the army of the Imam was close to fifty people. Approximately 10AM After the initial shower of arrows, Yasar the slave of Ziyad bin Abih, and Salim the slave of Ibn Ziyad came out from the army of Kufa to continue the battle in duels. Abdullah bin Umayr requested permission to fight from Imam Husayn (as). The Imam gave him permission and he killed both of them - however the fingers of his left hand were cut. After this duel, the Kufan army began attacking collectively. Hijar attacked the right flank of the army of Imam Husayn (as), but Habib and his companions stood their ground firmly. At the same time, Shimr was attacking the left flank of the army, where he faced Zuhayr and his companions. Shimr himself was slightly injured in this attack. After pushing back the two sets of soldiers of the Kufan army, Umar ibn al-Sa'ad ordered 500 bowmen to shoot arrows at the army of the Imam. A number of companions of the Imam were killed in this attack. Some reports have mentioned that 50 people were martyred, Ibn Shahr Ashub mentions that 38 were martyred. The first to become martyred in this attack was Abu al-Sha'tha - who was a bowman himself, and shot 8 arrows, killing 5 people. The Imam supplicated for him. A group of men from the army of Shimr asked to attack the Imam from behind, where the Imam had dug a trench and set fire in it. Zuhayr and 10 other companions attacked them. Approximately 11AM After these attacks, the Imam asked his companions to go out individually. The companions of the Imam agreed amongst themselves to not let anyone from Bani Hashim go towards the battlefield until they are alive. The companions were very eager to taste martyrdom. Some become martyred in the sight of the Imam. One of the first individuals to be martyred was the old and ascetic Burayr and after him Muslim bin ‘Awsajah. Habib went towards Muslim and said that he wished he would have been able to execute his last-will. Muslim pointed towards the Imam and said “That is my last-will (i.e. protect him)”. At one point, 7 companions of the Imam were surrounded by the army of the enemy, and ‘Abbas came and saved them. 12:50 PM - Adhan of Zuhr Habib ibn Mazahir was martyred at the time of Zuhr. It has been recorded that the Imam said to his companions that one of them goes and asks Umar ibn al-Sa'ad to pause the battle for the time of prayers. One of the soldiers from the Kufan army said: “Your prayers are not accepted”. Habib replied to him: “O Donkey! You think that your prayers are accepted, and that the prayers of the son of the Prophet is not accepted?” He went out to fight him, but the soldiers of the Kufan army came to help and Habib was thus martyred. Imam (as) was extremely saddened by Habib’s martyrdom and for the first time he (as) cried on the day of ‘Ashura. Imam (as) prayed Qasr and in accordance to the rules of Salat al-Khawf. Some companions followed the Imam in congregation, while others continued fighting. Zuhar and Saeed bin Abdullah Hanafi were guarding the Imam. It has been recorded that Saeed bin Abdullah took 13 arrows to the body and was martyred. Approximately 1 PM 30 companions of the Imam were martyred by the end of the prayers, including Zuhayr and Hurr. After the companions had been martyred, the Bani Hashim began to come out to fight. The first person to fight was Ali Akbar, the son of Imam Husayn (as). Other reports mention Abdullah bin Muslim bin Aqeel being the first to go out and fight from the Bani Hashim. Approximately 2 PM 28 members of the Bani Hashim were killed: 7 brothers of Imam Husayn , 2 sons of Imam Hasan, 2 sons of Imam Husayn, 2 grandsons of Ja'far bin Abu Talib, 9 members of the family of Aqeel, and the rest from the extended family of the Imam. Eventually, only Imam Husayn (as) and 'Abbas remained. Abbas requested permission to go the battlefield, but the Imam instead asked him to go get water. The enemy was able to split the two brothers, and while 'Abbas was on his quest to get water for the women and children, both of his arms were cut off. One of the enemies attacked his head with a pole and he fell on the ground. It has been reported that this was the second time the Imam (as) cried and said: “Now my back has been broken”. Approximately 3 PM The Imam returned back towards the tents and began to bid farewell. He started tearing parts of his shirt and wore it so that when the enemies begin their looting, they do not rob his shirt. While bidding farewell, he took his 6-month old Ali Asghar out of the tents to get him a drop of water, when Hurmala shot an arrow at the baby and killed him. The Imam returned back to the battlefield to fight and initially very few dared to fight him, so they would shoot arrows from far or throw their spears at him. After the Imam (as) was martyred, it has been reported that there were 33 injuries from spears, 34 injuries due to swords on his body. It has been reported that when the Imam was in his last moments, no one dared to come towards him to finish him. The horse of the Imam went towards the tents and the women and children became aware that the Imam was no longer on the horse. A child by the name of Abdullah the son of Imam Hasan ran towards Imam Husayn (as), but the enemies killed him while he was in the lap of the Imam. 4:06 PM - Adhan of 'Asr According to the report by Hamid bin Muslim in Tarikh al-Tabari, the time that Imam Husayn (as) was martyred was the time of 'Asr. It was at this time that Sinan bin Anas attacked the Imam and beheaded him. Other reports mention that it was Shimr who beheaded the Imam. Approximately 5 PM After the martyrdom of Imam Husayn (as), people began to loot him. It has been reported that all of those who had stolen something from the Imam, became afflicted with incurable diseases. The army began to loot possessions of his martyred companions as well. Umar ibn al-Sa'ad asked his army to stop the looting temporarily. Suwayd bin Mata’ - one of the Shi'as from Basra - arrived in Kerbala after the martyrdom of the Imam and in order to protect the family of the Imam, began fighting the enemies until he was also killed. It was close to sunset when the head of the Imam was given to Khuli so that he could take it to Ibn Ziyad. After that, Umar ibn al-Sa'ad ordered his soldiers to trample the body of the Imam with horses. 6:49 PM - Adhan of Maghrib The sorrowful day of 'Ashura ends with Umar ibn al-Sa'ad holding congregational prayers of Maghrib. Sinan bin Anas started reciting poetry alluding to him being rewarded with gold, for he was able to kill the best of men.
  15. The Martyrdom Of Al-Imam Al-Husayn (as) https://www.al-islam.org/event-taff-earliest-historical-account-tragedy-karbala-abu-mikhnaf/martyrdom-al-husayn The Event of Taff, The Earliest Historical Account of the Tragedy of Karbala’ Abu Mikhnaf
  16. The Day of A'shura: The First Speech of the Al-Imam Al-Husayn (as) https://www.al-islam.org/event-taff-earliest-historical-account-tragedy-karbala-abu-mikhnaf/day-ashura#first-speech-imam The Event of Taff, The Earliest Historical Account of the Tragedy of Karbala’ Abu Mikhnaf
  17. The Martyrdom of the Infant of al-Husayn (as) https://www.al-islam.org/event-taff-earliest-historical-account-tragedy-karbala-abu-mikhnaf/martyrdom-family-members-al#martyrdom-infant-al-husayn
  18. The Martyrdom of ‘Ali bin al-Husayn al-Akbar (as) https://www.al-islam.org/event-taff-earliest-historical-account-tragedy-karbala-abu-mikhnaf/martyrdom-family-members-al#martyrdom-ali-bin-al-husayn-al-akbar
  19. Most of us have heard that the foundation of Karbala was laid at Saqifah. Here is how: 01. Abu Bakr became Caliph at Saqifah (632 AD) 02. Caliph Abu Bakr made Yazid bin Abu Sufiyan a general for the invasion of Roman Syria (634 AD) 03. Caliph Umar and Abu Sufiyan were extremely close (throughout the Meccan years of the Prophet (saw) and post Mecca victory) 04. Caliph Umar made Yazid bin Abu Sufiyan the governor of Syria (639 AD) 05. Caliph Umar made Muawiya bin Abu Sufiyan the governor of Syria after the death of Yazid bin Abu Sufiyan (639 AD) 06. Caliph Umar left Muawiya bin Abu Sufiyan unchecked while rotated all other governors (639 - 656 AD) 07. Marwan bin Hakam and Muawiya heavily influenced Caliph Uthman reign (644 - 656 AD) 08. Muawiya was able to create a huge army and amass a tremendous amount of wealth under caliphs Umar and Uthman (639 - 656 AD) 09.Muawiya broke the treaty with Imam Hasan (as) and made his son Yazid caliph (680 AD) 10. Karbala happened (680 AD)
  20. https://www.al-islam.org/event-taff-earliest-historical-account-tragedy-karbala-abu-mikhnaf/martyrdom-family-members-al#martyrdom-qasim-bin-al-hasan
  21. https://www.al-islam.org/event-taff-earliest-historical-account-tragedy-karbala-abu-mikhnaf/martyrdom-companions-al-husayn#martyrdom-habib-bin-muzahir
  22. https://www.al-islam.org/event-taff-earliest-historical-account-tragedy-karbala-abu-mikhnaf/beginning-battle#martyrdom-muslim-bin-awsajah
  23. Second of Muharram 61 H. https://www.al-islam.org/event-taff-earliest-historical-account-tragedy-karbala-abu-mikhnaf/stations-way-kufah#nainawa The Event of Taff, The Earliest Historical Account of the Tragedy of Karbala’ Abu Mikhnaf
  24. Humanity vs inhumanity - Karbala Message War between humanity and inhumanity has been going on since the beginning of time Physical wars- you conquer and subjugate other human ( Physically) or you keep them in open air prisons or you violate the sovereign state’s sovereignty at will. This requires physical weapons and whoever has the upper hand in physical weapons and has the economic muscle will control, subjugate, coerce others to form a coalition to achieve the goal of Physical colonization. through physical wars, proxy wars, economic wars, currency wars, spearheading/supporting a manufactured crisis within the target state, either alone or with a willing coalition. This playing field is not an even playing field. Spiritual/Intellectual wars- the scope of this war is larger and this virus has long generational life and can degenerate into drug resistant state and could pass down the mutant spiritual DNA to the next generations. Highly infectious and can take a form of a global epidemic. Here the playing field is even. The weapons here is intellect, knowledge. But we have not paid attention to it, no glory, no instant victory parade etc...Humans usually look for glory and fame and bragging rights and want to be acknowledged and sometimes glorified for their physical accomplishments. Religion can not be imposed on anyone through Physical threat. You can only subjugate human body and have him/her do your will. But you do not control his/her heart and mind. Liberation of Human heart and mind is a priority vs freeing them from physical bondage, in a world with uneven playing field. Only way you can change this state (Physical bondage) and bring about its decline, is by bringing about freedom of hearts and minds. Which will in turn remove the will to subjugate others and justice will prevail. So, focus on godless ideologies is vital. Urgent Vaccination is needed . Weapon is available to all, no shortage of manpower (soldiers). We have the tools (Intellect), Karbala. In order to change the status quo. Your thoughts?
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