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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3rd Muharram - Arrival of Yazid's forces

3rd Muharram - Arrival of Yazid's forces

The Brute Ibne-Ziad at Kufa got the information of Hussain's getting out of the control of Hur and also learnt that the helpless Imam had camped near the River Euphrates. Regiment after regiment began to pour in on the plain of Karbala from all sides and ultimately the enemy's forces compelled Hussain to shift his camp from the bank of the river to the interior of the burning desert.

Hussain's brother, the lion-hearted Abbas, objected to this demand from the enemy, claiming priority of occupation and the right of the son of the Holy Prophet, the Holy Imam, to stay where he had first camped.

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4th Muharram - NO ROOM FOR ANY CRITICISM LEFT

4th Muharram - NO ROOM FOR ANY CRITICISM LEFT

If the Holy Imam had stayed at Madina and got slain there, it would have been said, why did he not migrate to Mecca to take shelter in the Great Sanctury there? He did go to the Ka'ba and if he had stayed there to be killed by Yazid's agents, it would have been said why did he not leave the holy place to avoid bloodshed in the Great Sanctuary? Husain left Mecca too, even though it was the very eve of the pilgrimage.

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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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I have risen (against Yazid) as I wish to reform the ummah of my grandfather. I wish to encourage the good and discourage the evil, and follow in the way of my grandfather and my father, 'Ali bin Abi Talib

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