Seyyed al-Shaheda Imam Hossein

The Everlasting Light

One of the important matters regarding the movement of Imam Hussain (PBUH) which has been discussed over and over among the intellectuals as well as ordinary people is the question that “Was Imam Hussain (PBUH) defeated or did he

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The Sun in Blood

And then Hussain (PBUH) called upon the enemies to fight him and said, ” Martyrdom is better than getting humiliated, and humiliation is better than entering the Hellfire. One of the narrators says,” I had

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I Have a Due Right…

A narrator narrates that, “I went to Imam Kadhim (PBUH) and said to him, “My wife and Ibn Marid’s wife go out to attend mourning ceremonies, and I forbid them from doing so. But my

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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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The Red Birth

The more ambitious a person is in achieving his clear and cut goal, the less obstacles and difficulties are able to discourage him from reaching his goal. Such person is not a quitter, and will go to extreme lengths

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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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I Have Put My Hope in You

Having a firm and powerful support in difficulties and problems is a means for standing firm and not fearing the enemies. Tawakkul (reliance on God) is relying on the power of Allah (SWT) and His assistance and help. The

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Promptness of Choice

When I exited the house, I heard a voice calling me three times: Glad tidings of Paradise to you! I told myself, ”May your mother mourn for you! You are going to fight the son of the Messenger of

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The Dignity of Bravery

Bravery has a unique place in our daily life. It has a holy definition and becomes meaningful with danger. Perhaps the highest level of bravery occurs when one’s life is in danger. Nonetheless, there is a higher

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Prayers of the Master of Love

On the day of Ashura, Hussain ibn Ali (PBUH) found the enemies all set for combat to the extent that they banned water from his camp and children, and were awaiting any signal to commence the battle. Despite this situation,

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Submitted to the Beloved

There are some people who view the incident of Ashura with wonder and amazement, and cannot grasp its meaning; thus, they think to themselves, “What does it mean? How could some of the nobles and intellectuals rise, take their

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Crying, the Depth of Love

When Prophet Muhammad (PBUH&HP) informed Lady Fatimah (PBUH) about the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (PBUH) and the sufferings he will face, she cried and asked: “O father! When will this tragedy take place?” Prophet Muhammad (PBUH&HP) replied: “At a

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Love Means Hussain (PBUH)

.. Witness the certainty in Hussain (PBUH) whose essence is derived from his heart’s separation and independence from this materialistic world. When he left Medina and reached Karbala, Imam Hussain (PBUH) wrote a letter addressing his brother, Muhammad al-Hanifeh

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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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Self-Sacrifice for Saving Others

“…and he spent his effort in you to save your servants from ignorance and the confusion of misguidance…” … He sacrificed his life in Your way; so that he would save Your servants from ignorance, vagrancy of misguidance …” (Phrases from Ziarat

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