Imam Hussain’s uprising

Embraced by Swords

Five decades after Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH&HP) demise, Muslims living in birthplaces of Islam, Mecca and Medina, or those who lived in the capitals of government such as Damascus or Kufa(1) (1. Kufa: Near current Baghdad; Shaam: current Damascus) ,

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The Pervasive Rising

It was the last days of the life of Mu’awiyah. With his vicious plots, he chose his corrupt son Yazid as his heir (1), (1. According to the peace treaty between Imam Hassan (PBUH) and Mu’awiyah, Mu’awiyah did

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A Victorious Army

Most of the uprisings are comprised of two components: combat and message. Combat refers to the struggle and sacrifice made in the way of a holy goal, whereas the message component deals with announcing the purpose of the uprising

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Movement Aimed at Guidance

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH&HP) has said, “Whoever witnesses an oppressor ruler declare lawful what Allah (SWT) has forbidden, break the promise of Allah (SWT), object the tradition of the Messenger of Allah (PBUH&HP), and act among the people with injustice

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The Victorious Blood

Who is more dear to you, your Caliph or a God sent representative?”(1) This question was asked by the bloodthirsty governor of Kufa, Hajjaj, who governed the city of Kufa during the reign of the fifth Umayyad Caliph, Abd

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The Message of Devotion

“O People! The Messenger of Allah has said: If anyone witnesses an oppressive ruler – who permits that which has been forbidden by Allah, breaks the divine covenant, opposes the Prophet’s Sunnah and regulations, and treats Allah’s servants through

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Performing a Divine Duty

With the situation taking place during the reign of Yazid ibn Mu’awiah and that of the corrupt Umayyad dynasty, there remained no choice for an ordinary Muslim, let alone the divine leader of Muslims, to pursue except for that

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