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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Lessons of Ashura

   Author: مکبر 3    Issue:Ashura ،

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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 ،

Have you ever paid attention to the mourning groups and lamentation and people who beat their breast?

Bible says: at that time, the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the son of man coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory… (Matthew 24:30-31)

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who is hussain

   Author: مکبر 3    Issue:Imam Hussain ،Image ،

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Husayn is from Me and I am from Him

   Author: مکبر 3    Issue:Imam Hussain ،

رسولُ اللَّهِ صلى اللَّه علیه وآله : أمّا الحُسَینُ فَإنَّهُ مِنّی وَهُوَ ابنی وَوَلَدی وَخَیرُ الخَلقِ بَعدَ أخیهِ وَهُوَ إمامُ المُسلِمینَ وَمَولى المُؤمِنینَ وَخَلیفَةُ رَبِّ العالَمینَ وَغیاثُ المُستَغیثینَ وَكَهفُ المُستَجیرینَ وَحُجَّةُ اللَّهِ عَلى خَلقِهِ‏أجمَعینَ وَهُوَ سَیِّدُ شَبابِ أهلِ الجَنَّةِ وَبابُ نَجاةِ الاُمَّةِ أمرُهُ أمری وَطاعَتُهُ طاعَتی مَن تَبِعَهُ فَإنَّهُ مِنّی وَمَن عَصاهُ فَلَیسَ مِنّی .۱

۴۲۸.The Prophet (SAWA) said, 'As for Husayn, he is from me, he is my son, my offspring, and the best of all mankind after his brother. He is the Imam of the Muslims, the Master of the Believers, the vicegerent of the Lord of the Universe, the helper of those who seek assistance, the refuge of those who seek refuge, the proof of Allah on all of His creation. He is the chief of the youth of Paradise, the door to the community's salvation. His command is my command. Obedience to him is obedience to me. Whoever follows him is associated with me and whoever disobeys him cannot be associated with me.' ۲

 كانَ رسولُ اللَّهِ صلى اللَّه علیه وآله حامِلَ الحُسَینِ ابنِ عَلیٍّ عَلى عاتِقِهِ ، فَقالَ رَجُلٌ : نِعمَ المَركَبُ رَكِبتَ یا غُلامُ، فَقالَ النَبیُّ صلى اللَّه علیه وآله : وَنِعمَ الراكبُ هُوَ .۷

۴۳۱. Sunan al-Tirmidhi: 'Ibn Abbas narrated, 'The Prophet (SAWA) was carrying Husayn b. Ali on his shoulders, and a man said, 'What a good ride you've mounted on, son!' to which the Prophet (SAWA) said, 'And what a good rider he is!' ۸

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(The Birth of Imam Husayn (AS

   Author: مکبر 3    Issue:Imam Hussain ،

الإمامُ زینُ العابدینَ علیه السلام : فَلَمّا وُلِدَ الحُسَینُ علیه السلام أوحى اللَّه تَعالى إلى جَبرَئیلَ علیه السلام أنَّهُ قَد وُلِدَ لُِمحَمَّدٍ ابن فاهبِط إلَیهِ فَهَنِّئْهُ وَقُل لَهُ إنَّ عَلیّاً مِنكَ بِمَنزِلَةِ هارونَ مِن موسى فَسمِّهِ بِاسمِ ابنِ هارونَ فَهَبَطَ جَبرَئیلُ علیه السلام فَهَنَّاهُ مِنَ اللَّهِ تَعالى ثُمَّ قالَ : إنَّ اللَّهَ عزّ وجلّ یَأمُرُكَ أن تُسَمّیهِ بِاسمِ ابنِ هارونَ ، فَقالَ وَما كانَ اسمُهُ ؟ قالَ : شُبَیراً ، قالَ : لِسانی عَرَبیٌ ، قالَ : سَمِّهِ الحُسَینَ .1

425.Imam Zayn al-'Abidin (AS) said, 'When Husayn (AS) was born, Allah, most High, revealed to Gabriel 2 (AS) that a boy had been born to Muhammad, and to descend to him, to congratulate him, and to tell him that indeed Ali's position with respect to you is as that of Aaron to Moses. So name him with the name of Aaron's son. So Gabriel (AS) descended, congratulated him on behalf of Allah, and then said, 'Verily Allah commands you to name him with the name of Aaron's son'. He [the Prophet] asked, 'And what was his name?' He replied, 'Shubayr.' He said, 'But my language is Arabic.' He said, 'So name him Husayn [i.e. its Arabic equivalent].' 3

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