Tragedy of Karbala

Tragedy of Karbala

Imam Husayn (A.S.), the Chief of the Martyrs,the second son of Imam Ali(A.S.) and Hadrat Fatimah Zahra (A.S.), the third Holy Imam of the Shi'ites was martyred along with his 72 faithful followers on Tenth of Muharram(Ashura),61 Hijrah in Karbala (Iraq).

The martyrdom of Imam Husayn(A.S.) uprooted despotism forever till the Day of Judgment. He watered the dry garden of freedom with surging wave of his sacred blood, and indeed he awakened the sleeping Muslim Ummah.Though Imam Husayn(A.S.) was martyred with his family and companions, it were the martyrs of Karbala' who were the real victors.

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6th Muharram - AUN AND MUHAMMAD

6th Muharram - AUN AND MUHAMMAD

Aun and Muhammad were the sons of Bibi Zainab. They had not accompanied Bibi Zainab when she left Madina with Imaam Hussain A.S. Just before Imaam Hussain started his journey from Mecca, Hazrat Abdullah ibne Jaffer brought his two sons to Mecca and handing them over to Imaam Hussain said, "Ya Imaam, since you have decided to go and will not allow me to come with you, please take my two sons with you. Aun will represent his maternal grandfather Hazrat Ali A.S. and the other will represent his paternal grandfather Hazrat Jaffer-e-Tayyaar".

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7th Muharram - WATER SUPPLY TO HUSAIN'S CAMP CUT OFF

7th Muharram - WATER SUPPLY TO HUSAIN'S CAMP CUT OFF

At last on the 7th Muharram 61 A.H.(October 680 A.D.) the Commander of Yazid's forces received orders to cut off all sources of supply to the Holy Imam's camp and not allow even a drop of water to reach any of the inmates therein. It can better be imagined than described what the condition of Husain's camp would have been under the scorching Arabian sun. The camp was in the midst of the burning desert, with the heat-waves blowing from all sides. The unavailability of water, with nothing to feed even the young children, the wriggling of the babies for milk which the poor mothers, who were themselves suffering from the killing thirst, could not give, caused distress.

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8th Muharram - ABBAS THE BRAVE - THE STANDARD BEARER

8th Muharram - ABBAS THE BRAVE - THE STANDARD BEARER

The children were crying of thirst after the forces of Yezid stopped the supply of water. Bibi Sakina, the daughter of Imam Hussein (A.S.), came to her uncle Hazrat Abbas and said "AL ATASH, YA AMMAHU! I am thirsty O my uncle Abbas !" Abbas went to Imaam Hussain and requested for permission to go and get water for Sakina. Imaam Hussain gave his permission. Abbas put Sakina's mashk on the 'alam, mounted his horse and rode up to Imaam Hussain. He said "I have come to say goodbye". Imaam Hussain said "My brother, come and embrace me". Hazrat Abbas dismounted his horse. There were tears in Imaam's eyes.

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9th Muharram - ENEMY DECIDES TO ATTACK

9th Muharram - ENEMY DECIDES TO ATTACK

All efforts of the enemy through temptations, promises, persecutions and tortures, to persuade the Holy Imam, to yield to Yazid were in vain. Even the killing heat and the thirst of three continuous days suffered by himself, his faithful companions, the helpless ladies and even the innocent infants and the babies, could not move the Holy Imam to effect the least change in the strength of his will re-establish the Truth paying any price the task might demand.

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10th Muharram - THE YOUNGEST MARTYR - THE 6 MONTH OLD

10th Muharram - THE YOUNGEST MARTYR - THE 6 MONTH OLD

When Imam Hussain (pbuh) stood all alone in the battlefield surrounded by the enemies, he was summoned by a call from his sister Zainab in his camp. When he went into the tent, he found his six (6) month old baby son Ali Asgher, dying of thirst in his cradle. And the poor mother Rubab, whose milk had dried up by the continuous thirst and hunger, could not help the baby with even a drop of milk. Telling the mother that he would show the baby to the enemy and get some water for it if they give it, Imam Hussain took the babe to the battlefield by covering with his robe and raising it up in his arms to enable everyone in the enemy's forces to see it, and said:

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What is Islam?

What is Islam?

Islam is one of the major world religions. Every fifth person on the face of this earth is a Muslim. Muslims are found in the Middle East, in north, west and east Africa, in Asia and Eastern Europe. In modern times, Muslims are found in large numbers in Western Europe, the Americas and Australia through immigration as well as conversion. Recent statistics show that Islam is the fastest growing religion in the USA. With the vast world turning into a "global village," such a wide-spread religion followed by over a billion people indeed deserves a careful study

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Muharram Apps for Mobile

Muharram Apps for Mobile

Dua's and Amaal for the month of Muharram. The application contains a detailed guide on what to do for the day of Ashura, the supplications and salutations that should be recited especially for the day of Ashura

Available in Android, iPhone and Blackberry Playbook. Download now today!

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Who Is Hussain

Who Is Hussain

A world of love, of morality, of compassion, is one worth striving for. What's more - it's within our grasp. All we have to do is learn from the life of a truly inspirational man named Hussain.

Hussain was born in 620 AD to a family famed for their values of equality, love and peace. Raised by his grandfather Muhammad (the last prophet of Islam) Hussain was a figure known for his integrity, generosity of spirit and blindness to colour, social class and personal beliefs. It was for this reason that people flocked to him and his family.

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