Life of Imam Husain (AS)
After the death of Muawiyah bin Abi Sufyan, Yazid ibn Mu'awiya sent a letter to the governor of Medina to take an allegiance from Husain ibn Ali and others. But Husain bin Ali did not swear allegiance to Yazid, and nightly moved with his family to Mecca. [5] When Imam Husain (AS) stayed in Mecca, many people of Kufa invited him to guide and lead them. Despite the opposition of some people such as Muhammad ibn Abi Bakr and others, Imam Husain (AS) accepted the invitation of the people and moved toward Kufa. Unfortunately, before Imam Husain (AS) arrived to Kufa, he heard that his representative, Muslim bin Aqeel, was martyred by Ibn Ziad, so he did not continue going to Kufa rather he moved towards Karbala. Imam (AS), his children such as Ali Akbar and Ali Asghar as well as his seventy-two of the best companions were martyred in Karbala.[6]

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English Marthia - Tomorrow - English

   Author: مکبر 3    Issue:Video ،Ashura ،


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hazrat abbas (a.s)

Imam Sadiq (A.S), the immaculate Imam and great scholar and unique figure of knowledge in the world, always appreciated his uncle, Hazrat Abbas (A.S). He always remembered him by praising and admiring him. He was highly grateful to his heroic stances and sacrifices he made during the event of Ashura. In what follows, some of Imam Sadiq’s sayings about Hazrat Abbas also known as Ghamar-e-Bani Hashem are mentioned:

“My uncle, Abbas Ibn Ali (AS), had a strong faith and profound insight. He fought for the sake of God along with his brother, Imam Hussein (AS). He was able to successfully pass the test and was eventually martyred…”

Imam Sadiq (A.S) also names his uncle’s greatest characteristics which is an astonishing one as follows:

B. Strong Faith

One of the distinctive characteristics of Hazrat Abbas (A.S) was his strong and firm faith. One of the sings of his strong faith was his contribution to fight in the way of God alongside his brother, Imam Hussein (A.S).

 In fact, Imam Hussein was the Holy Prophet Muhammad’s dear grandson; Hazrat Abbas accompanied his brother in order to win the almighty Allah’s pleasure and satisfaction. In his boasting on the day of Ashura, he said he didn’t have any material reason for his self-sacrifice which clearly represents his strong faith.

C. Jihad Alongside Imam Hussein (A.S)

Another virtue by which Imam Sadiq (AS) describes his uncle, Abbas (A.S), the hero of Karbala, was Jihad under the commandership of Lord of martyrs, grandson of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and the head of youth in heaven. Fighting for the sake of God and his brother’s goal was the greatest virtue of Hazrat Abulfazl (A.S); he successfully passed the test and on the day of Ashura, he acted so heroically that was unique and incomparable in the arena of braveness and courage.

Translated by: Sadroddin Musawi

Other links:

Hadhrat Abbas, one of the bravest of the Prophet’s followers

The Killing of Al-Abbas and his Brothers


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Yazid Is Still Alive

   Author: مکبر 3    Issue:Ashura ،Imam Hussain ،

imam hussein (a.s)

Imam Hussein (peace be upon him) did not give allegiance to Yazid.

This is the generic message that most of us have been taught as kids, whether at Sunday school, at our own homes, or even at those Muharram classes for kids during the first 10 nights. Then we go on to learn, "Every day is Ashura, and every land is Karbala."

Really? How can that be? But Imam Hussein is not being martyred every day. Lady Zeinab and Lady Sakina (peace be upon them) are not being beaten and deprived of their Hijabs every day. Yazid is not usurping the rights of Islam every day. Or is he?

When it comes to Islam, be it historical events or the thought-provoking laws of jurisprudence, there is more to understand and learn than what the eye sees or what the ear hears.

When Imam Hussein called out Hal min nasirin yansurna ("Is there anyone to help us?") he was quite aware that his family members were no more. As we all should know by now, this call was being made to us.

And we all should also know by now, Islam is a religion for all times and all ages, until the end of time. So what is the wisdom behind our dear Imam Jafar Sadiq (peace be upon him) saying, "Every day is Ashura, and every land is Karbala"?

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Karbala and Ashura, Out of Time and Space

   Author: مکبر 3    Issue:Ashura ،

imam hussein (a.s)

How is it possible that every place is Karbala and every day is Ashura? Are not the concepts of time and space present in Karbala? Of course not! Time and space are ‘relative’ matters. They do not exist in an ‘absolute’ situation.

Karbala is the heart of earth and Ashura is the heart of time. In other words, Karbala is the absolute on the earth and Ashura is the absolute in time. That is where the heavenly paths start and the gate to the world of absolute is opened.

There is no time and space in Karbala. In order to get to Karbala, one should go beyond the self, beyond the attachments of this world and further than time and place; to let go of the attractions of this world and to leave. A selfish heart can never understand what it means to be in love with the school of thought of Hussein (AS).

Ashura is still here and the caravan of Karbala is still on its way. This caravan of love traverses the path of history, and is with this caravan anyone who let go of the worldly attachments because of it.

Many years have lapsed since Ashura, but the rulers of the world are still people like Yazid. Karbala will be here as long as the people of Yazid are here. This battle between good and evil never ends.

Every place in the world can be Karbala and every single day can be Ashura. The actual place and date are just indicators of a great and unique event, which took place when the men of God willingly let go of their attachments and properties, and sacrificed whatever they had, just to fight for establishment of the religion of God and the truth.

This is what distinguishes human from all the other beings, as it is the personification of truth.

Karbala and Ashura, being out of the boundaries of time and space, are measures for us to judge ourselves before it comes the Doomsday, so that we could realize if we are fighting for the right or for the wrong front in this battle.

By: Hojjatuleslam Seyed Javad Hosseini

Translated by: Sadroddin Musawi

Other links:

The Beauties of Ashura: The Most Beautiful Choice

The Beauties of Ashura: The Most Beautiful Words

The Beauties of Ashura: The Most Beautiful Respect

The Beauties of Ashura: The Most Beautiful Repent (Hur ibn Yazid Riyahi)

The Beauties of Ashura: The Most Beautiful Repent (Zuhayr ibn Ghin)

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who is hussain

   Author: مکبر 3    Issue:Imam Hussain ،

 We call on humanity to carry the love of Imam Hussain (AS) and sprinkle it on the world. It is only with love that we can establish a world that enjoys peace, tranquility and justice.

On the tenth day of the lunar month of Muharram, in the year 61 A.H., Imam Hussain (AS) made an unprecedented sacrifice. He sacrificed his life, the life of his family members, and the life of his companions to repel injustice.

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who is hussain

   Author: مکبر 3    Issue:Imam Hussain ،Image ،

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The Proof for his Imama

   Author: مکبر 3    Issue:Imam Hussain ،

.الإمامُ الحسنُ علیه السلام : إنّ الحسینَ بنَ علیٍّ علیهما السلام ، بعدَ وفاةِ نَفْسی ومُفارَقَةِ رُوحی جِسْمی ، إمامٌ مِن بَعدی ، وعندَ اللَّهِ جلّ اسمُهُ فی الكتابِ ، وِراثة مِن النّبیِّ صلى اللَّه علیه وآله أضافَها اللَّهُ عزّ وجلّ لَه فی وِراثةِ أبیهِ واُمّهِ ، فعَلِمَ اللَّهُ أنّكم خِیَرةُ خَلقِهِ ، فاصْطَفى‏ مِنكُم مُحمّداً صلى اللَّه علیه وآله ، واختارَ محمّدٌ علیّاً علیه السلام ، واختارَنی علیٌّ علیه السلام بالإمامةِ ، واخْتَرْتُ أنا الحُسَینَ علیه السلام .۳

۴۲۷.Imam al-Hasan (AS) said, 'Certainly Husayn b. Ali (AS) will be the Imam after my death and after my soul has departed from my body. And with Allah - exalted is His Name in the Book - is the legacy of the Prophet, which Allah has added to him along with the legacy of his father and mother. Indeed Allah knew that you are the best people among His creation, hence he chose from you Muhammad (SAWA), and Muhammad chose Ali (AS), and Ali (AS) chose me for the Imama, and I have chosen Husayn(AS).' ۴

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