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Title: War of Karabala - Ultimate Story of Sacrifice, 72 Muslims agains 30000 Mushriks
Post by: Soldier of Islam on December 11, 2010, 02:57:34 PM
Think not of those who are slain in God’s way as dead. Nay, they live,
finding their sustenance in the presence of their Lord. Holy Quran (3:169)


Hereby I am making a small effort to narrate the Whole episode of KARBALA on this forum
as posts. The matter has been taken from Books & Internet.

1. The events of Karbala reflect the collision of the good versus the evil..
http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78375.html#msg78375 (http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78375.html#msg78375)

2. Beginning of Hijra Calendar  
http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78377.html#msg78377 (http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78377.html#msg78377)

3. Marraige of Bibi Fatima and Birth of Imam Hasan & Imam Hussain
http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78378.html#msg78378 (http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78378.html#msg78378)

4. Hazrat Ali - Martyred & Imam Hasan becomes Imam - Treaty with Muawiya.
http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78379.html#msg78379 (http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78379.html#msg78379)

5. Assasination of Imam Hasan & widespread agitation among the faithful...
http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78380.html#msg78380 (http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78380.html#msg78380)

6. The Call from the Governor of Medina
http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78381.html#msg78381 (http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78381.html#msg78381)

7. Imam Hussain (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) decides to leave Madina
http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78382.html#msg78382 (http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78382.html#msg78382)

8. Muslim son of Aqeel - the Holy Imam’s Deputy to Kufa
http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78383.html#msg78383 (http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78383.html#msg78383)

9. Muslim son of Aqeel Arrested and Martyred...
http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78384.html#msg78384 (http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78384.html#msg78384)

10. News had reached Damascus that Imam Hussain had left Madina for Makkah
http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78385.html#msg78385 (http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78385.html#msg78385)

11. The Prophesied Desert of Karbala
http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78388.html#msg78388 (http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78388.html#msg78388)

12. Imam Hussain (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) purchases the site for the Graves
http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78390.html#msg78390 (http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78390.html#msg78390)

13. 3rd of Muharram - Arrival of Yazid’s Forces
http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78391.html#msg78391 (http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78391.html#msg78391)

14. No room for any criticism left
http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78392.html#msg78392 (http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78392.html#msg78392)

15. If you pay homage to Yazid, everything will go well for you..
http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78393.html#msg78393 (http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78393.html#msg78393)

16. 7th Muharram - Water supply to Imam Hussain’s camp cut off
http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78394.html#msg78394 (http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78394.html#msg78394)

18. 9th of Muharram - Enemy decides to attack
http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78401.html#msg78401 (http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78401.html#msg78401)
   
19. The Holy Imam and Umar son of Saad confer :
http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78402.html#msg78402 (http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78402.html#msg78402)
   
20. The night before the tenth Muharram
http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78406.html#msg78406 (http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78406.html#msg78406)
   
21. Holy Seventy-Two (72) who stood fast by the Holy Imam ...
http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78407.html#msg78407 (http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78407.html#msg78407)

22. Spent the night in prayers, reciting the Holy Quran & rejoicing approaching cup
http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78409.html#msg78409 (http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78409.html#msg78409)

23. The night in the Yazidian Camp
http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78507.html#msg78507 (http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78507.html#msg78507)

24. Battle Begns :It looked as if the thirst, hunger, heat & the wounds hd no affect
http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78532.html#msg78532 (http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78532.html#msg78532)

25. Wahab got back fighting until he killed 19 knights and another twenty of the ...
http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78536.html#msg78536 (http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78536.html#msg78536)

26. Aun and Muhammad were quite young, aged ten (10) and nine (9) years respectively
http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78542.html#msg78542 (http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78542.html#msg78542)

27. “How can we kill someone whose face is shining like moon? - Son of Imam Hassan
http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78544.html#msg78544 (http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78544.html#msg78544)

28. The knot at the mouth of the sack gave way to the pressure and the whole water
http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78547.html#msg78547 (http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78547.html#msg78547)

29. Sakina : “Al Atash, Ya Ammahu! I am thirsty O my uncle Abbas!”
http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78548.html#msg78548 (http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78548.html#msg78548)

30. Sakina : I will never ask for water again!’ and ran inside to her mother.
http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78550.html#msg78550 (http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78550.html#msg78550)

31. The Hashimite Prince Ali Akbar’s Martyrdom
http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78551.html#msg78551 (http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78551.html#msg78551)

32. Baby Ali Asgher (Abd Allah) comes into Battlefield
http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78555.html#msg78555 (http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78555.html#msg78555)

33. Parting advice to Zainab and Kulthoom-Our camp will be plundered and set fire
http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78557.html#msg78557 (http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78557.html#msg78557)

34. Imam Hussain in the Battlefield to offer the greatest sacrifice
http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78558.html#msg78558 (http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78558.html#msg78558)

35. The unique unparalleled prayer (Namaz)
http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78561.html#msg78561 (http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78561.html#msg78561)

36. More than Thirty Thousand (30,000), fought against an army of Seventy Two (72)
http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78562.html#msg78562 (http://kgn786.com/forum/index.php/topic,20942.msg78562.html#msg78562)





Title: The events of Karbala reflect the collision of the good versus the evil..
Post by: Soldier of Islam on December 11, 2010, 03:02:45 PM

The events of Karbala reflect the collision of the good versus the evil, the virtuous versus the wicked, and the collision
of Imam Hussain (the head of virtue) versus Yazid (the head of impiety). Imam Hussain  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) was a revolutionary
person, a righteous man, the religious authority, the Imam of Muslim Ummah (nation). As the representative of his
grandfather Prophet Muhammad  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him), Imam Hussain’s main concern was to safeguard and protect Islam and guide
fellow Muslims. On the other hand, the staying power of the rulers (Muawiya and his son Yazid) depended solely on the
might of the sword. They used brute force to rule over the Muslim empire even by all possible illicit means.

The mission of Imam Hussain  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) is distinctly unique, political and religious revolutionary movement in the history
of World. His was a tremendous undertaking which still reverberates throughout the Muslim nation. He has been a propelling
force and a seminal element in events throughout Islamic history, particularly in the sphere of Jihad (the holy
struggle in the way of Almighty God). Imam Hussain’s example has remained vividly alive for generations and centuries.
His uprising, movement and ideals still have a deep impact on the conscience and awareness of the Muslim empire.


The Holy Prophet  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) is reported to have said: “The best of Jihad is that of a word of right spoken to an unjust ruler.”

Imam Hussain  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) witnessed the deteriorating political and social situation and clearly recognized that the general
policy of the authorities did not abide with Islamic principles. He was aware of the Ummah’s numerous and painful afflictions,
and was determined to exercise his religious duty, being the duly sanctioned leader & central figure capable of
restoring Islamic values. Thus he rose. His revolt is rich in lessons and divinely inspired attitudes. Imam Hussain  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him)
embodied the sacrifice of self, money, family, social status and the challenge to terror and cruelty. He patiently traversed
hundreds of miles, moving both night and day. The epic protest he engendered came at the most critical political juncture.
In fact, the Prophet’s grandson had vowed to sacrifice himself.

Thus, Karbala proved to be a clash involving Islamic truths versus falsehood, belief versus disbelief, and the oppressed
versus the oppressor, faith against brute force. Karbala was about standing in the face of oppression, regardless no matter
the cost. In Karbala, Imam Hussain the fifty seven year old second grandson of Prophet Muhammad  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him), sacrificed
his totality and all he had, for one goal. This goal was to let the truth triumph over falsehood eventually, and he did that
brilliantly.
His goal was to foil the plan of Yazid, which was to establish a permanent Umayyads (Banu Umayya)
ruler ship over the Muslim Ummah (even by sacrificing the Islamic principles), but doing it in the name of Islam. Brilliantly,
Imam Hussain  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) succeeded in foiling this plan and he exposed the disreputable nature of Umayyads though this was
at the expense of his life.


Eventually he was martyred along with his sons, most of his household and all of his companions. The bodies were mutilated
and their heads were carried from Karbala, to Kufa and finally Damascus. His womenfolk were taken prisoners and
marched across the desert. He himself was expecting all that, but did not budge an inch.

An uprising led by the noblest and best accepted personality in the entire Ummah, is certainly one which is uniquely distinguished
as a movement abounding with spiritual, moral and religious ideals. Due to the importance of this personality,
we are honored to present this post ...Hereunder are related the most outstanding
incidents of the dynamic Hussaini movement, which stands unequalled in its greatness and fills pages upon pages of
history.

Such a sublime revolution has to be studied, dissected and fully understood. Lessons should be drawn from it. Here we
note that the backward and downtrodden nations must one day follow in the footsteps of Imam Hussain  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) if they
are to challenge the despots.

We beseech the Most High and Almighty God to make this volume of enduring benefit to our esteemed readers and to help
us in disseminating benevolence and guidance. He is the Hearing and Answering.
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Karbala garden of swords, blood and inspiration for innumerable pens.
Karbala is the word of right…the hymn on the lips of time.
Karbala is a poem…a rhyme of anguish and pain.
Karbala never passes away. Its sun never sets in the horizon of history. Its anguish can never be
effaced from the conscience of freemen by the collective conspiracy of tyrants.

At Karbala clouds of blood rained and generations of martyrs and revolutionaries took root and
sprouted. The sound of the fearless voice of Imam Hussain  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) still echoes in the valley of Karbala,
ringing in the ears of time. It is a hurricane that chafes and shakes the tyrants. It is a volcano of blood,
violently jolting the despots’ thrones. It awakens free consciences and stirs within man the spirit of
revolution and Jihad. His voice is still echoing in the ears of mankind:

“By God, I will never give you my hand like a man
who has been humiliated, nor will I flee like a slave.”

Who actually is Hussain  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) ? What is the background of this exceptionally unique and great personality?

This prominent man of history, the legend of epics, the word of pride and honor was no less the
Grandson of Prophet Muhammad  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) the son of his daughter Fatimah Zahra  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) and her
cousin and husband the Commander of the Faithful, Ali son of Abu Talib son of Abdul Mutalib son of
Hashim.

Hence the only fact remains: There never was a Hussain before him, there has been none after him.

The object of this work is only to present with extreme brevity the great historic event of the matchless
sacrifice of the King of Martyrs Imam Hussain  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him), in the seed of Abraham  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) through
the Holy Prophet Muhammad  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him), offered to save the Truth and humanity from getting lost to
falsehood forever, for the apostleship had been concluded with the revelation of the Holy Quran, the
Final Word of God. If anything had to be done or could be done, to save the Truth, it was only through
the Imamate which was destined to do it, and Imam Hussain was the divinely chosen one for it.
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Title: Beginning of Hijra Calendar
Post by: Soldier of Islam on December 11, 2010, 03:09:05 PM
Holy Prophet Muhammad  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) started preaching to the people of Makkah at the age of forty (40)
years. If anyone goes through the life of the Holy Prophet Muhammad  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him), he will not be able to
resist shedding tears for the tortures, the miseries and calamities which the great godly soul suffered
at the hands of the people. Any intelligent reader would find that all the sufferings which every one of
the preceding apostles of God had suffered, had been inflicted on the Last Apostle of the Lord, along
with other additional tortures and miseries which none else had ever experienced and he suffered all
the calamities with ideal patience, matchless fortitude, unparalleled steadfastness and unshakable
determination to fulfill the covenant established with the Lord.

Conspiracy to Assassinate the Holy Prophet  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him)
The Makkan’s alarmed at the growing impact of Islam and their abject helplessness to contain its
radiant rays conspired to assassinate the Holy Prophet. Moreover, the death of Abu Talib that
devoted guardian of infant Islam, had removed an obstacle from their path, embodying the
haughty ignorant to plot Muhammad’s  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) assassination.

Beginning of Hijra Calendar
As per the command of Almighty God, the Holy Prophet migrated to Medina at the age of fifty
three (53) years. This epoch-making night which marked a turning point in the message of
Islam, also marks the start of the Muslim Lunar Calendar (Hijra).


Title: Marraige of Bibi Fatima and Birth of Imam Hasan & Imam Hussain
Post by: Soldier of Islam on December 11, 2010, 03:16:06 PM
In the second (2) year of Hijra, the Prophet’s cousin, Imam Ali  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) married the Prophet’s
daughter Fatima; the Lady of Light  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) in the simplest possible manner. A divine lady like
Fatima  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) could not have been the wife of any ordinary man, and more particularly when she
was destined to provide the Divine Plan with the godly characters suitable to be the Universal Guides
to mankind as a whole. They had four children, Imam Hassan, Imam Hussain, Zainab and Kulthoom.

Imam Hussain  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) was born on the 3rd of Shabaan in the fourth (4) year of Hijra. The Holy
Prophet  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) came to Fatima  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) and taking the baby in his lap, mysteriously placed his tongue
in the mouth of the baby, and the baby began sucking it and thus the Holy child was first fed by the
Saliva of the Apostle of God, as the first sustenance of his Holy body in this world. After giving the
Holy baby the first feeding by his Saliva, the Holy Prophet  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) said:
“Hussainun minni wa ana minal Hussain (Hussain is of me and I am of Hussain).”

The Holy Prophet  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) loved all his grand children very much. One day, when he was in prostrate
(Sajdah) while praying in the  Masjid, Imam Hussain  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) climbed on his back. The Holy Prophet
remained in prostrate until Imam Hussain came down by himself.

The Holy Prophet  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) used to carry Imam Hussain  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) and his elder brother Imam Hassan
 (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) in his arms and declare expansively in front of his companions.
“O God, I love them and love those who love them.”

The Holy Prophet  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) expressed his deeply felt love for Imam Hassan  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) and Imam Hussain
 (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) in these words:

“These two sons of mine are my two plants of sweet basil in this world.” “Whoever loves
Hassan and Hussain then he loves me and whoever dislikes them he dislikes me.”
Also, said that both “Hassan and Hussain are the chiefs of the youth of paradise.”



Also, said that both “Hassan and Hussain are the chiefs of the youth of paradise.”


Title: Hazrat Ali - Martyred & Imam Hasan becomes Imam - Treaty with Muawiya.
Post by: Soldier of Islam on December 11, 2010, 03:29:13 PM
Abdur Rahman son of Muljim’ martyred the Commander of the Faithful ‘Ali son of Abu Talib’ by striking his head with a poisoned sword,
during the dawn prayer at Kufa  Masjid, on the 19th day of the month of Ramadan in the year 40 Hijra. Imam Ali  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him)
attained martyrdom on the 21st day of the same month, at the age of sixty three (63) years.

After the martyrdom of Imam Ali  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him), Imam Hassan  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) his elder son was chosen by the
people of Kufa as their Caliph


Imam Hasan makes a Treaty with Ameer Muawiya :
The salient points of the treaty are:

1. Muawiya should rule strictly according to the Holy Quran and the Sunna of Holy Prophet.
2. Muawiya should not appoint or nominate anyone to the Caliphate after him but that
choice should be left to the Muslims.
3. The people should be left in peace, wherever they are in the land of God.
4. The persecution of the companions of Imam Ali should immediately be stopped;
their lives, properties and families guaranteed safe conduct and peace.
5. The cursing of Imam Ali from the pulpit should stop immediately.
6. No harm should be done secretly or openly against Imam Hassan and his younger brother
Imam Hussain or any of the Ahlul Bayt  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him).



Thus the rightly guided Caliphate came to an end with the abandonment of the Caliphate by Imam
Hassan  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him). He returned to Madina after administering the people’s affairs, following the martyrdom
of his father, Imam Ali  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him), for a period of six (6) months.


Title: Assasination of Imam Hasan & widespread agitation among the faithful...
Post by: Soldier of Islam on December 11, 2010, 03:35:45 PM
YAZEED (son of Muawiya) carried out his ambition of keeping the power in his family by nominating himself as the ruler of the Kingdom.
after his fathers Death.

This demanded that Imam Hassan should predecease him, an unlikely event considering their discrepancy in their ages.
Hence Yazeed bribed Ju’ada daughter of Ash’ath (wife of Imam Hassan), to poison him. He also promised to marry her and so
Ju’ada poisoned Imam Hassan in 50 Hijra. Imam Hassan died with the effect of poisoning on 28th of
the month of Safar, at the age of forty seven (47) years.

When Imam Hassan  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) died, the followers of Imam from Iraq began to make plans. They wrote
to Imam Hussain  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) concerning removing YAZEED and giving the pledge of allegiance to him.

However, he refused and chooses to abide by the treaty between Imam Hassan and Muawiya, which
he could not break until the period came to an end.

But the decision of Yazid becoming a ruler, stirred widespread agitation among the faithful,
particularly amidst prominent personalities such as Imam Hussain son of Imam Ali  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him), Abdul-
Rahman son of Abu Bakr, Abdullah son of Omar, Abdullah son of Al-Zubayr and other well-known,
leading figures.


After the death of Muawiya in 60 Hijra, Yazid succeeded his father to the throne. Imam Hussain was then fifty seven years old.

He was not properly educated with the teachings of Islam. And he used to drink alcohol, gamble, and commit all other sins according to historic sources.


Title: The Call from the Governor
Post by: Soldier of Islam on December 11, 2010, 03:45:43 PM
The Call from the Governor

On receipt of the letter from Yazid, ‘Al-Walid son of Utbah son of Abu Sufyan’ the Governor of
Madina immediately called his servant (Abdullah son of Omer son of Uthman) and sent word
inviting Imam Hussain and Abdullah son of Al-Zubayr, to visit him. Imam Hussain and Son of
Al-Zubayr were in the  Masjid at night time, when Walid’s servant came to them with the message
inviting them to the Governor House. The moment Imam Hussain heard the call from the Governor;
he suddenly exclaimed that Muawiya had died.

In reply to the call Imam Hussain sent word to the Governor Walid saying, it was too late and he will
visit him the next morning.

The next day Imam Hussain accompanying around thirty (30) Hashimites courageous youths visited
the Governor, but reaching the entrance of the Governor’s house, he told the Hashimites to stay at the
door watchful and if they hear Imam Hussain talking unusually aloud they may get in to him.

Walid received Holy Imam with all respect and regard. Offered him the seat besides him and read out
the letter he had received from Yazid and when he reached the matter asking him to send the severed
head of Hussain, if Imam Hussain refuses to pay allegiance. Imam Hussain smiled and said:

“O Walid! Pledge of allegiance cannot be given secretly. Invites the Muslims of Madina tomorrow and
ask them if they say that I should pay allegiance to Yazid, let us then decide.”


Walid readily accepted the Holy Imam’s reply but ‘Marwan son of Al-Hakam’ the old enemy of Islam
who was expelled by the Holy Prophet out of Madina, seated there, addressing Walid said:

“Let not Hussain go out of the grip now, lest the fox is out of the four walls of the court you will not
approach the dust behind it. Cut off his head now and let not this unique opportunity go for, you will
never get it again.”

Imam Hussain  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) stood up to depart from the Governor and hearing the insulting words of
Marwan, Imam Hussain the son of Ali the Lion of God got angry and retorted aloud: “Woe to you, O
son of a foreign women, will you cut my head off? By God, you have told a lie and showed your base
origin.”

Then he turned to al-Walid and said to him:
“O Walid! We are the household of the Prophet  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him). We surely are the centre of the message, and
to our house the angels descend from heaven. By us God sent his first Apostle and by us He sent the
seal of the Prophets. Yazid, on the other hand, is a corrupt man, who imbibes wine, puts to death the
soul which God forbids to be destroyed and declares his debauchery in public. A man like me would
never give a vow of loyalty to him. But we will see about that in the morning, so will you. We will see
and so will you, who is more entitled to the office of Caliphate and to receive the pledge of allegiance.”

Marwan immediately got up and ran away and the Hashimites youth who stood restless and anxious,
hearing the voice of the Holy Imam, rushed into the court with drawn swords. Imam Hussain immediately
commanded restraint and had not Imam Hussain controlled the situation, the matter would
have been settled then and there. The meeting came to an end. Imam Hussain returned home.


Title: Imam Hussain (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) decides to leave Madina
Post by: Soldier of Islam on December 11, 2010, 03:59:13 PM
Imam decided to rise to his religious responsibilities as the lawful Imam and the leader of the Islamic
nation entrusted with the task of preserving its divine message.

He went to his grandfather’s grave, and recited the following prayer: “O God, This is the grave of your
Prophet, Muhammad  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) and I am his daughter’s son, and I have come to know what you
undoubtedly know. O God, I like to enjoin the good and reject the evil. I ask you O Almighty God by
this grave and by who is in it to choose for me what would please You and Your Prophet.”

Thus Imam Hussain  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) pledged that he would defend the message whatever the cost, as long as
it would lead to God’s satisfaction. He declared his first revolutionary communique which took the
form of a will he wrote to his brother,

Muhammad Ibn Hanafiyyah:“...I did not revolt for the cause of evil tyranny or corruption, but to reform my grandfather’s [Prophet
Muhammad  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him)] nation. I want to enjoin the good and denounce the evil, and take the course of
my father and grandfather.” This eternal communique was the official declaration of his revolution.

Imam Hussain  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) decides to leave Madina
In the month of Rajab; exactly four months remained for Hajj. During the time of Hajj.
people from every corner of the country would come for pilgrimage to Makkah. He could then easily convey his
message to the people, Imam Hussain knew that if he were to start his Qiyam and struggle from
Makkah, all the world of Islam would become aware of his objectives and then it would not be so easy
for the regime to deceive the people about him and his aims.

Imam Hussain  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) determined to leave Madina for Makkah at the earliest opportunity before the
Governor and related officials had any knowledge of his intentions of departure.


Title: Muslim son of Aqeel - the Holy Imam’s Deputy to Kufa
Post by: Soldier of Islam on December 11, 2010, 04:02:09 PM
The Holy Imam commanded his cousin Muslim son of Aqeel, to proceed to Kufa which used to
be the capital of Iraq at that time. And to report from there, after studying the bona fide of the
call from the people of the place. In the middle of Ramadan 60 Hijra Muslim son of Aqeel left
Makkah with two of his young sons Muhammad and Ibraheem. It is said that Muhammad was just
ten (10) years old and Ibraheem was eight (8) years old.

After reaching Kufa, he stayed in the house of Al-Mukhtar son of Abi Ubayda. The Kufees gave
Muslim son of Aqeel a very warm reception and eighteen thousands (18,000) of them paid their
‘Allegiance’ to the Holy Imam on the hands of Muslim son of Aqeel. Poor Muslim son of Aqeel,
impressed with and guided by the enthusiasm of the deceitful Kufees and not knowing what would
befall him the very next day, wrote a letter to Imam Hussain to come over to Kufa. When the letter
inviting the Holy Imam had gone with a favorable report about the situation at Kufa, Muslim son of
Aqeel learnt of the treachery, i.e., the turn of the tide of the situation


Title: Muslim son of Aqeel Arrested and Martyred...
Post by: Soldier of Islam on December 11, 2010, 04:10:58 PM
Ubayd Allah son of Ziyad called his men and commanded Muslim son of Aqeel to be taken on the roof
of a Castle to be beheaded and his body to be thrown down from the top, to the ground.

Hearing the verdict, Muslim son of Aqeel replied: “I am ready to pass on in the way of the Lord” and
then turning to the audience in the court asked, if there was any Quraishites among them there to hear
his last desire in this world and execute it. Omar son of Sa'd, a Quraishites, replied: “Yes! I am here!
Say what you have to say!”

Muslim son of Aqeel said: “Look O’ son of Sa’d! The first thing I request you to do is to write to the
Holy Imam or send a message at once to him never to think of coming over to Kufa!”

Secondly, “I owe seven hundred dirhams to the people here in Kufa. Here is my horse and my armor.
Sell these two things and disburse the dues.”

And finally! “Bury my body out of my own money raised by the sale of my belongings without any obligation
from any one of the Kufees.”

Omar replied we will act as deemed desirable by us. The people seated around in the court wept but none spoke
a word against the brutal behavior against Muslim son of Aqeel.

When Muslim son of Aqeel was taken on top of the Castle, asked respite of the executioners to offer his last
prayer to the Lord. After the prayer he turned toward Makkah and cried:

“Pardon me O’ Holy Imam, for misleading you. But think not to come towards Kufa!”

No sooner Muslim son of Aqeel had finished his prayer, and his cry to the Holy Imam, fell the stroke
of the sword from the executioner. His head was taken and the body was thrown down on the ground.
The heads of Hani son of Urwa and Muslim son of Aqeel were despatched to Yazid as a token of the
faithful execution of his orders by his Deputy Ubayd Allah son of Ziyad.


Title: News had reached Damascus that Imam Hussain had left Madina for Makkah
Post by: Soldier of Islam on December 11, 2010, 04:19:03 PM
News had reached Damascus that Imam Hussain had left Madina for Makkah. Yazid became so
worried that he decided to send ‘Amr son of Saad son of Al-Ass’ as delegate of the Caliph to the
Hajj pilgrims and that among his duties was to kill Imam Hussain wherever they found him
and whatever the costs. Yazid hired thirty men to guide themselves as pilgrims (Hajjis) with daggers
hidden in their pilgrim garbs to murder the Holy Imam even while performing the pilgrimage rites,
be he even in the very precincts of the Great Sanctuary of the Holy Kaaba.

Imam Hussain had received the letter from his Deputy Muslim son of Aqeel in Kufa to proceed
towards Kufa without any delay, the letter which Muslim son of Aqeel had written before what befell
him later. Imam Hussain only waited for the pilgrimage to start, so that he can proceed towards Kufa
thereafter. But he got intelligence about the plot to kill him even in the Holy Sanctuary.


Title: The Prophesied Desert of Karbala
Post by: Soldier of Islam on December 11, 2010, 04:32:13 PM
At a place near the Euphrates, the Holy Imam’s steed suddenly stopped and in spite of the unusual
spurring, the animal did not move; but raised its head towards heaven, as if to say that it was
helpless and could not step forward any more. Imam Hussain changed six (6) horses one after
another but none of the animals moved from the spot.

Gathering the people in the neighborhood, the Holy Imam
enquired the name of the place. Some said ‘Maria’ some said
‘Nainawa’ and some said ‘Shattul Furat’ but the Holy Imam
was not satisfied and continued his enquiry asking if there
was any other name for the place. An old man stepped forward
and said “O’ Son of the Apostle of God! I have heard
from my ancestors this plain being called also as ‘Karbala’.”

The moment the Holy Imam heard the name of Karbala, he smiled, thanked God and said:
“Surely this is the plain I was in quest of. This is the place where my holy Grandfather had prophesied
that I, with all my faithful companions, will lay slain after suffering three day’s hunger and thirst. Here
will the Garden of Fatima be cut and destroyed. I cannot and I will not move an inch from this place,
I have reached the destined destination.”

Saying this, the Holy Imam ordered the caravan to be stopped and declared that the journey had
ended as he had arrived at the desired destination. Tents were ordered to be pitched but Bibi Zainab,
Hussain’s sister, hearing of the Imam’s decision to camp there, wept and sent for Hussain and
requested him saying:

“Brother dear! Do not camp here! Some how my heart is restless and does not consent. Brother dear!
Since our arrival on this plain, I distinctly hear the lamenting voice of our dear mother, wailing somewhere
nearby in this desert.”

Imam Hussain, hearing his mother’s name, shed tears and said: “Zainab! We need not fear when God
is with us. It is immaterial, sister, where we camp. This is the place, sister dear, I was in quest of, and
thanks to God I am at it and now sister dear, I cannot move from here.” Imam Hussain, set up camp
by the banks of the river Euphrates known as the Al-Qama.


Title: Imam Hussain (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) purchases the site for the Graves
Post by: Soldier of Islam on December 11, 2010, 04:33:49 PM
Imam Hussain  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) purchases the site for the Graves

The Holy Imam gathered the people of the surrounding places, the owners of the plain of Karbala, and
purchasing the land from them gifted the same to the people of Banu Asad.

Addressing the males among them he said: “On the Tenth day (Ashura) of this month (Muharram)
you shall see us lying here slain, our bodies lying on the plain with our heads severed and taken away.
I request you to kindly bury us, and when our devotees come to visit our graves, hold them in honor
as your guests and point out to them the places of our burial.”

He then addressed the ladies :
“O virtuous ladies! If your husbands, fearing the wrath of Yazid do not bury us, you kindly encourage
them to do it or do it yourselves.”

The Holy Imam then turned to the young children in the gathering and addressing them said:
“O innocent ones! If your parents, out of fear of the wrath of the Ruler, do not bury us, you may, by
way of playing bring some mud in your laps and throw it upon our bodies and hide them.”
The appeal was so touching that the whole gathering wept.


Title: 3rd of Muharram - Arrival of Yazid’s Forces
Post by: Soldier of Islam on December 11, 2010, 04:37:35 PM
The Brute Ibn Ziyad at Kufa got the information of Imam Hussain’s getting out of the control of Hurr
and also learnt that Imam Hussain had camped near the river Euphrates known as the Al-Qama.

On the 3rd of Muharram Ubayd Allah son of Ziyad sent an army counting four thousand led by Umar
son of Saad Abi Waqqas were the first to move towards Karbala. His orders were to get Imam Hussain
to surrender to Yazid. When Imam Hussain refused, Umar son of Saad told Ubayd Allah son of Ziyad
to send more troops. Ubayd Allah son of Ziyad ordered all the men in Kufa to come out and join the
army to fight against Hussain. Anyone not doing so would be killed. Whoever brings the head of
Hussain will get a great prize and I will make him the Governor of Al-Ray province.

Regiment after regiment began to pour in on the plain of Karbala from all sides until they were
(30,000) thirty thousand 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. When the enemy wished to
march towards the Holy Imam’s camp, the brave Abbas at once drew his sword and stood firm and
shouted to the men: “If you advance one step forward, you shall lay headless there.”

Knowing the bravery, valor, and prowess of the valiant son of Ali, the Lion of God, none cared to step
forward. But Hussain called his Brother saying:

“Brother Abbas! Let not bloodshed be initiated from our side. Let them occupy any place they like.
They call themselves my Grandfather’s followers. Let them enjoy every comfort they want. We shall
suffer for them, being away from the water. When God is with us, Brother, what if, the river is far away
from us.”

With these words, Imam Hussain  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him), in order to avoid bloodshed, issued orders to shift this camp
several miles into the interior of the burning desert and it was immediately done. Also Imam Hussain
did not want the people to think that the battle in Karbala was about water.


Title: No room for any criticism left
Post by: Soldier of Islam on December 11, 2010, 04:39:16 PM
If the Holy Imam had stayed at Madina and got slain there, it would have been said, why did he not
migrate to Makkah to take shelter in the Great Sanctuary there? He did go to the Kaaba 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? Imam Hussain left Makkah too, even though it was the
very eve of the pilgrimage. And if he had gone to Kufa it would have been said why he went to a place
where his Deputy Muslim had been killed, and when he knew the situation there. Imam Hussain
avoided going to Kufa. Imam Hussain also availed of the opportunity given by Hurr. Now when the
enemy became cruel, heartless and aggressive, he avoided bloodshed by shifting his camp into the
interior of the desert, abandoning the bank of the river to the enemy.


Title: If you pay homage to Yazid, everything will go well for you..
Post by: Soldier of Islam on December 11, 2010, 04:41:00 PM
Imam Hussain  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) besieged at Karbala

When the whole plain of Karbala was full with Yazid’s regiments and the Imam Hussain’s camp was
totally surrounded by the enemy’s forces, Son of Saad the Commander of the Brute armies met Imam
Hussain on the banks of the river and demanded ‘allegiance’ on behalf of the tyrant Yazid and said:

“If you pay homage to Yazid, everything will go well for you and whatever worldly comforts and privileges
you desire for, will be at your disposal. Otherwise, it will end in a wholesale massacre of yourself
and all your dear ones here.”

Imam Hussain firmly refused to pay the ‘allegiance’ saying:
“Tell Yazid to tempt with the worldly comforts to those who are after this World. I am the Imam, the
representative of the Apostle of God. I shall never yield to the one who believe not in God and who
defied the Word of the Lord, in word and deed, and who spread godlessness on the earth. Let any
calamity befall on me & my dear ones, the will of the Lord shall be followed. Hussain will cheerfully
meet any catastrophe but never surrender Truth to falsehood.”


Title: 7th Muharram - Water supply to Imam Hussain’s camp cut off
Post by: Soldier of Islam on December 11, 2010, 04:44:30 PM
At last on the 7th Muharram 61 Hijra 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 Imam Hussain’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.

What a torturous situation it
must be, and how did those Holy ones suffer all these unbearable tortures, it is very difficult for any
human mind to conceive, but all these are facts which the Holy Imam and his Godly companions suffered
with wonderful fortitude and patience. Over and above all these tortures, the sight of the
enemy’s forces preparing all around for the massacre and a wholesale destruction was there, before
the ladies and the children in the besieged camp. Hurr remembered how kind Imam Hussain was
when he needed water. He asked Umar son of Saad to give water to Imam Hussain’s camp or at least
to the children, but Umar son of Saad showed no pity.


Title: 9th of Muharram - Enemy decides to attack
Post by: Soldier of Islam on December 11, 2010, 05:00:28 PM
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 of the desert and the thirst of three
continuous days suffered by himself, his faithful companions, the helpless ladies & 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. On the 9th of Muharram a final
warning was sent to Imam Hussain from Umar son of Saad that if he did not surrender, he would be
killed.

Imam Hussain refused to bow down to his threats. The enemy’s forces advanced towards the
camp of the Holy Imam to affect a wholesale massacre of all the inmates therein. Imam Hussain sent
word to the enemy’s Commander, Umar son of Saad through the brave Abbas with the request for a
night’s time to spend it in his last prayers to the Lord which was at first refused but ultimately with
much reluctance granted.


Title: The Holy Imam and Umar son of Saad confer
Post by: Soldier of Islam on December 11, 2010, 05:04:48 PM
The Holy Imam sent for the enemy’s Commander Umar son of Saad and proposed the following:
“Leave me, and I shall quit the Muslim Empire with my whole family and children, and live in some
non-Muslim lands. I shall go away to Yemen or to Iran or to the far off Hind (i.e., India).”

The tyrant answered: “It can never be so.”

Imam Hussain said: “Will you at least allow having some water for the helpless ladies and & innocent
babies who are dying of thirst in my camp?”

The tyrant replied: “First pay ‘Bait’ (allegiance) and then take the water from the river.”

Imam Hussain at last said: “Umar son of Saad, why you destroy the house of the Holy Prophet? If the
whole world were to be given to me to rule over, I shall never yield to the tyrant.”

Imam Hussain had done the best possible to avoid bloodshed, but every offer for a peaceful settlement
was rejected and the surrender to Yazid was insisted upon. Imam Hussain then decided to fight the
might of the Devil for the truth and to surrender his all in the way of the Lord and to demonstrate to
the human race what Bravery, Steadfastness, Patience and Fortitude, ever in the worst of the painful
sufferings, those who really love God should put up with to defend the Truth and uphold it.

When all efforts through exhortations to the enemy’s forces proved unfertile and the only alternative
left was to fight for the cause of Truth, the Holy Imam decided first to prove the miraculous strength
and the matchless prowess the Godly ones possessed, and how bravely the huge host of the enemy
could be resisted, and then to surrender himself and his dear ones to drink the cup of martyrdom and
to fulfill the Covenant of the Lord to save the Truth for all times Imam Hussain asked Umar son of

Saad: “Will you at least agree to conduct tomorrow's battle in single combats between one from either
side?” Umar son of Saad consented but the treacherous Brute did not keep to his promise.

On the evening of the 9th, six thousand (6,000) men led by ‘Shimr son of Zil Jawshan’ were the last
detachment to reach Karbala.


Title: The night before the tenth Muharram
Post by: Soldier of Islam on December 11, 2010, 05:20:24 PM
The night following the ninth day of Muharram presented a unique spectacle which has no parallel
in the history of the world. A detailed description of the scene of that night in Karbala,
requires at least a separate chapter. However, only a few important events of the dreadful night
are briefly related here.

Since his arrival at Karbala on the 2nd Muharram, the Holy Imam used to gather all those who had
accompanied him from Makkah, and address them after every night prayer, advising them to leave
him to his own fate and to return to their homes, giving them every assurance that the consequences
of his journey would be quite a different one from what had been imagined by them to be.


Title: Holy Seventy-Two (72) who stood fast by the Holy Imam ...
Post by: Soldier of Islam on December 11, 2010, 05:24:43 PM
Imam Hussain had to offer the sacrifice which had been termed by God Himself as ‘Zibh-e-Azeem’
the Great Sacrifice. The purity of his body and the divinity of his soul were unquestionable,
but those whom he had to offer along with himself in the way of the Lord, had to be of
some purity worthy to be blessed with the martyrdom. There were the good and the bad ones, mixed
up, in his camp but what he needed was only a pure and clean stuff to be presented to God along with
himself. Many who had accompanied him with selfish intentions, had deserted him, and of those still
left, the Holy Imam wanted to effect a final shifting so that only those who desired nothing but the
pleasure of the Lord, might remain to accompany him in his resignation to the Divine will, to resist
against the onslaught of the falsehood of the Devil.

At last on the 9th Muharram, soon after the
enemy’s consent to wait till the following morning, the Holy Imam, after the ‘Isha’ or the night prayers
summoned the remaining people and addressed them thus: I am most pleased with you. I know no
companions more loyal or better than my companions and no household more reverent or pious than
my household, so may God bless you for my sake because you have been good and cooperative. I do
not think that the enemies will give us a day more than tomorrow.

“You are all free, my companions, members of my family, my sons, and my nephews - everyone - to
leave without being liable to anything. I release you from the oath and excused you all and you may
go free from my obligation. They (i.e. the enemy forces) have nothing against anyone except me. Do
not feel guilty; the night is dark. Take advantage of the darkness of the night and depart, let each one
of you take the hand of one of my household. Leave me to my fate and save yourselves. They will definitely
not stop you.”

At the end of his speech, the Holy Imam asked his brother Abbas to put out the
lamp in the tent so that people may walk away in the darkness without being
ashamed of being seen by him.

It is reported that as soon as the lamp was put out, all those who had accompanied
the Holy Imam from Makkah in their vain hopes of making their own fortune,
began to desert the Holy Imam in batches and when the lamp was again lit after a
while, there were left only a few here and there, and those who remained constituted
the Godly band of the Holy Seventy-Two (72) who stood fast by the Holy Imam
in the battle for Truth to save the human race against its falling into the abyss of
falsehood.

But these remaining seventy two people said unanimously, that such a thing was
impossible. Oh son of the Prophet; What will we tell the people, shall we say that
we have abandoned our chief and leader, the son of the daughter of our Prophet without lancing an
arrow for him or stabbing with a spear for him or striking a sword for him; by God no, oh son of the
Prophet we will not leave you until we die before you and let us share your fate with you for life after
you is meaningless. What answer we will give to the Prophet on the Day of Resurrection? What will
happen to loyalty, to humanity, to love and attachment? Their ardent responses and their words said
on that occasion melt a heart of stone and are most moving.


Title: Spent the night in prayers, reciting the Holy Quran & rejoicing approaching cup
Post by: Soldier of Islam on December 11, 2010, 05:31:50 PM
Abbas the brave said: “Is one life worth enough to be sacrificed for someone like you? I wish that I
were brought to life seventy times to die seventy times for your sake.” Another says, “I would lay down
a thousand lives for your sake if I had them.”

Another companion Saad son of Abdullah Al-Hanafi who raised saying:
By God no, oh son of the Prophet we will never abandon you so, that God will know that we have kept
our word to His Prophet Muhammad regarding you. And if I know that I would die for your sake and
then live again then be burnt alive and sprinkled for your sake and that is done to me seventy times.
I will never leave you until I meet my destiny with you. And why would I not do this when I know that
it is only one death and then I will get the everlasting reward?

And then the Imam changed the subject and told them about the events of the next day, informing
them that they all would be killed. I tell you openly now that I will be mercilessly butchered. My
Brother Abbas will lose both his hands and die on the banks of the river. My eighteen (18) year old
son Ali Akbar will die by the lance pierced through his cheast. And similarly, every one of my companions
who will remain with me here, whether he be a relative or a friend of mine, will be rolling in
his own blood and ultimately be slain. Only my son Ali (Imam Sajjad), who is sick, will survive to suffer
the worst of tortures along with the people of my family. All of them receive it as great good news.
But the young thirteen (13) year old Qasim son of Imam Hassan  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) wondered if he too would be
one of them. He thought to himself, after all I am only a boy. Perhaps the Imam means that only the
elderly would be martyred. I am just a minor. Therefore, he turned to the Imam and asked him: Will
I be among those who will be killed?

The Imam says to him, “Qasim, first let me ask you a question. I will reply after you have answered
me.” “My nephew, tell me, how do you regard death and what do you think about getting killed?”
“It is sweeter to me than honey!” i.e., “I haven’t a desire that should be dearer & sweeter to me!”
After getting this answer, the Imam said to him, “My nephew, you too will be killed. But your death
will be different from that of others and (it will be) after you have faced a great ordeal.” I tell you now,
not even my baby son Ali Asgher will be spared; he will receive an arrow on his tiny neck in my own
arms and pass away.

This small band of Godly souls, pure in their spirit and sincere
in their desire to fight and fall in the way of the Lord.
Spent the night in prayers, reciting the Holy Quran & rejoicing
in the hope to drink the fast approaching cup of martyrdom
the following morning. Everyone anxiously waited for
the break of dawn, to lay down his life in the way of the Lord
in supporting the cause of Truth. The ladies were preparing
their young children to be sacrificed along with the Holy
Imam in upholding the cause of the Lord. The noble mothers
of the family of the Holy Prophet  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) were busy
advising their young sons to be steadfast in facing the might
of the enemy in defense of the right, and to lay down their
lives cheerfully and thus to drink the cup of martyrdom in
the cause of the correct guidance of the Human Race.

Zainab said to her sons, “My sons, tomorrow there will be a battle. I cannot ask you to fight because
you are young. But if anything happens to Imam Hussain, while you are still alive, I will be filled with
shame.” Both the boys stood up and said: “Mother, we have the blood of Ali and Ja’far in our veins.
Our Grandfathers were warriors whose fame will always be remembered. Do you think we can possibly
shame them? Moreover we are the pupils of Uncle Abbas. Mother, unless you forbid us and stop
us from fighting, we shall go to the battlefield & show the enemies of Islam how bravely the children
of Islam can fight. All we want from you is a promise that you will never weep for us. Or souls will
never rest in peace if you grieve for us after we are gone.” Tears of joy and pride flowed down Zainab’s
eyes as she embraced her two boys.

Imam Hussain  heard Qasim say to his mother, “Mother, tomorrow Uncle Abbas, Ali Akbar and I will defend
Imam Hussain. Mother, if I get killed please do not weep for me.” Farwa replied, “My son although I dearly love you,
I shall not weep for you. Nothing will make me prouder than to see my son give his life for Islam.” When
Imam Hussain heard this conversation he prayed to God to bless Qasim and Farwa.


Title: Re: War of Karabala - Ultimate Story of Sacrifice to save Humanity from Extinction..
Post by: syedfayaz on December 11, 2010, 08:32:23 PM
JazaakAllah Khaire Bhai....


Title: The night in the Yazidian Camp
Post by: Soldier of Islam on December 12, 2010, 01:31:55 PM
While the hungry and thirsty devotees of God in the Holy Imam’s camp spent the night in
prayers and the devotional supplicate services to God, the soldiers in the Yazidian ranks in
the opposite camp spent the whole night in drinking, feasting and making merry in the hope
of the promised rewards from Yazid in return for the destruction of the family of the Holy Prophet.
God alone knows how many thousands of bowls of wine were emptied on that night. The Yazidian
forces anxiously awaited the break of the dawn of the next day to affect the brutal slaughter of the
Holy Imam and the small band of his kith and kin and faithful devotees.


Title: Battle Begns :It looked as if the thirst, hunger, heat & the wounds hd no affect
Post by: Soldier of Islam on December 12, 2010, 02:32:22 PM
Thus the battle of Truth against Falsehood began. One after another of the Godly ones from the
Holy Imam’s side went into the field and laid down his life after exhibiting wonderful bravery,
courage, valor and prowess. It looked as if the thirst, hunger, heat and the wounds had no affect
whatsoever on the patience, the strength and the determination of Imam Hussain  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him)’s devotees.

At last when the deceitful Umar son of Saad saw the wonderful fight, he was astonished that each one
from the Holy Imam’s side easily destroyed dozens before he fell, and who proved unconquerable, he
ordered a sally in contravention of the solemn agreement entered into,
the previous night.

The bravery and the skill displayed by the faithful supporters of the sacred cause, the matchless resignation to
the Divine Will, and the flawless devotion and the ideal attachment of each one of the hungry and
thirsty sufferers of the Godly camp, to the Holy Imam and to the sacred cause of Truth, drowned the
Devil’s army and their officers in wonder and astonishment, and they had become so awe-stricken at
the miraculous strength and unparalleled courage of the helpless sufferers that they began to dread
the very countenance of each of the Godly devotees of the Holy Imam who came alone into the field
and fought and fell in the way of God.

Imam Hussain’s companions were determined that as long as one of them was alive, they would not
allow the blood of Imam Hussain and his family spill in Karbala. From early that morning, Imam
Hussain together with Abbas the brave, Ali Akbar and others carried the bodies of their companions
back to the camp.

Thus, whenever a supporter of the Holy cause went against the Devil’s forces and fell, Imam Hussain,
Abbas the brave and Ali Akbar would rush out to be by the side of their dying companion and brought
his body back and laid it in a tent pitched particularly for the martyrs. As the battle for Right against
Might proceeded and the supporters of the Truth fell one after another, the tent containing the bodies
of the martyrs was turned into a ‘Ganj-e-Shaheedan’ or the ‘Repository of the Martyrs’. When the
dust of the battle settled, around fifty of Imam Hussain  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him)’s companions were martyred


Title: Wahab got back fighting until he killed 19 knights and another twenty of the ...
Post by: Soldier of Islam on December 12, 2010, 02:35:13 PM
Wahab and his Family

Wahab son of Abdullah Al-Kalby was a Christian, who was accompanied by his newly married wife
and mother. All of them declared their Islam before Imam Hussain  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) on the way to Karbala.
During the Battle between Holy Imam  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) and his enemies Wahab’s mother said: “My son, go and
support the son of God’s messenger.” That is what I intend to put my best resolve into. Wahab replied.
He rode to the battlefield saying: “If you deny me. I am the son of Al-Kalby. You’ll see me and my
fighting. And learn of my strength and steady fastness.”

Wahab killed some of them and returned to his mother and said: Mother are you satisfied with me?
I’ll never be satisfied until you are killed for the cause of Imam Hussain  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him).

His wife said “For God’s sake we have just got married I cannot stand even the thought of your death.”
His mother interrupted saying “Go away from her sight; don’t listen to her. Go back and fight for
Imam Hussain  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him). You will earn his Grandfather’s intercede on Doom’s Day.”

He got back fighting until he killed nineteen knights and another twenty of the infantry. Then his fingers
were cut; at that moment his wife carried a pole and rushed towards him, saying: May my father
and my mother be your redemption. Fight for the sake of the women of God’s Messenger.
He tried to make her return back to the women camp, but she held his clothes and said: I’ll never go
back until I die with you.

Wahab turned back to her saying “Some time ago you were objecting and now you are urging me to
fight! What happened?”

She replied: Wahab, I have forsaken life since I heard Imam Hussain calling: Oh My God, Oh How
few are my resources. I am left alone; is there anyone to support us? his voice really broke my heart.


Then Wahab sought assistance from Imam Hussain
to tell her to go back to her tent. Imam Hussain
said: May God reward you and May God have mercy upon you, go back to the women. So she returned
and Wahab fought like an angry lion and he killed so many of the enemies, but the enemies had no
choice but to shower him with arrows till he was martyred.

The enemies beheaded Wahab and threw his head besides his wife’s tent. His wife came out and started
to wipe the blood and dust from Wahab’s face. Shimr saw her and ordered his slave to strike her;
she fell down beside her husband’s head, thus becoming the first women to be killed from Imam
Hussain’s camp.


Title: Aun and Muhammad were quite young, aged ten (10) and nine (9) years respectively
Post by: Soldier of Islam on December 12, 2010, 02:43:47 PM
Aun and Muhammad
Aun and Muhammad were the sons of Zainab, and they were quite young, aged ten (10) and nine (9)
years respectively. They had learnt the art of fencing from their uncle, Abbas the brave.

When devotee after devotee fought and fell, in defense of the Holy Family, Aun and
Muhammad felt that it was now their turn to go to the battlefield. They went to their mother
Zainab, to ask for her blessings. Aun and Muhammad assured their mother that they
would fight with such bravery that whenever she thought of them, she would remember how brave
they were. Zainab went to her brother to request him, and said: “Hussain, at the Battle of Siffin, Abbas
was only ten (10) years old. When he saw someone trying to attack you, he rushed into the battle field
and killed the man. Do you remember how proud our father Ali was? Today I too want to be proud of
my sons. I want to see them go out there and defend Islam. Will you not allow me that privilege?”
Imam Hussain stood there in silence. He looked at his sister. He saw the disappointment on her face,
and saw tears forming around her eyes. Then said: “My beloved sister you have never asked me for
anything before, how can I say no to you now.” He turned to Aun and Muhammad and said “Go my
sons, be brave, I shall join you soon on your journey to the heavens.” Zainab held them close and
kissed them goodbye. The boys raised their hands and said “Fi Amaani-llah, mother!” Zainab replied,
“Bismillah my sons. God be with you!”

The two boys rode out into the battlefield. They fought bravely. At one point ‘Umar son of Saad’ asked,
“Who are these two youngsters? They fight like I have seen Ali son of Abu Talib fight.” When he was
told who they were he ordered his soldiers to give up single combats and surround and kill the boys.
Aun and Muhammad were attacked from all sides.


Imam Hussain, Abbas and Qasim, stood by Zainab as she watched her sons fighting. Hardly a few
minutes had passed when Aun fell from his horse and shouted for Imam Hussain. Just at that
moment another cry was heard, this time from Muhammad. Abbas left Qasim with Zainab while he
ran to the battlefield. Imam Hussain carried the body of Aun while Abbas carried Muhammad.
Imam Hussain walked to Zainab’s tent. He found her in Sajdah praying, “Oh my God, I thank you for
accepting my sacrifice. My heart is filled with pride because my two sons have given their lives for
your religion.”

Zainab came to the two bodies of her sons
and addressing them said: “My dear children! Now I am
pleased with you that, you have proved your worth and laid down your lives for Truth and pleased God
and His Holy Prophet  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him).”


Title: “How can we kill someone whose face is shining like moon? - Son of Imam Hassan
Post by: Soldier of Islam on December 12, 2010, 02:48:51 PM
Qasim was the youngest son of Imam Hassan  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him), he was born in 47 Hijra, three (3) years
before the martyrdom of his father. When Imam Hussain prepared to leave Madina in the
month of Rajab 60 Hijra. Qasim’s mother Farwa asked Imam Hussain to take her and Qasim
with him. Imam Hussain agreed. Qasim, although only thirteen (13) years old, had, like his cousins
Aun and Muhammad, learnt fencing from Abbas and Ali Akbar.

After Aun and Muhammad had fallen in the battlefield, Qasim came to Imam Hussain and begged for
permission to go and fight. Twice Imam Hussain refused saying “Qasim you are young and your
mother’s only son.” After much insistence, received the permission to leave for the battlefield, being
very young, there was no armor that was fit for his years, nor a helmet nor shoes, nor arms. Imam
Hussain tied Imam Hassan’s turban (Amamah) on the head of Qasim and helped him mount his
horse. Qasim came to the battlefield. He was a very handsome boy. When the enemy saw him, they
began to murmur, “How can we kill someone whose face is shining like moon?

In a loud and a clear voice Qasim introduced himself and cried out a challenge for single combat. He
killed several famous warriors who came forward. When ‘Umar son of Saad’ saw the courage of this
young fighter, he ordered his troops to attack him in force. They surrounded him from all sides, and
attacked him with swords, spears, daggers and arrows. An enemy soldier hit him on his head with
such force that he fell from his horse.


Imam Hussain stood near the tents as he held his horse’s reins. Evidently he was alert and ready. At
once he heard a cry. It was Qasim: “Ya Ammah!” (O Uncle!). Imam Hussain flew on the horse like a
hunting falcon. As he arrived by the side of Qasim, about two hundred men had surrounded this child.
They fled as the Imam attacked, and one of the enemy’s men who had dismounted to sever
Qasim’s head was himself trampled under the hoofs of the horses of his fleeing comrades. When
the Imam arrived at Qasim’s side, there was so much dust and confusion that nobody could see
what was happening; when the dust settled down, they saw the Imam sitting at Qasim’s side with his
head in his arms. They heard the Imam utter this sentence: “My nephew! By God, it is very hard on
your uncle that you should call him and he should not be able to respond, or that he should respond
without being able to do anything for you!” It was at this moment that a cry came from this youth and
his spirit departed towards its Creator.


Title: The knot at the mouth of the sack gave way to the pressure and the whole water
Post by: Soldier of Islam on December 12, 2010, 02:52:13 PM
Abbas Qamar-e-Banu Hashim (the Moon of the Hashimites), who was next only to the Holy
Imam in charge of the Holy Imam’s camp, after a very strenuous fight with the enemy at the
river, got a sack of water but when the sack filled with water was placed before the thirsty children,
the poor innocents not waiting till it was properly opened, and not knowing how to open the
sack, rushed to it and fell upon it, one over the other, in the haste to at least cool their burning bodies.

But alas! The knot at the mouth of the sack gave way
to the pressure and the whole water flowed
away on the sand. It can be imagined what the feelings of despair and disappointment of the poor children
and the helpless mothers would have been, and how disappointed the brave son of Imam Ali
 (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him), who got the water, would have felt at the loss of the water which he could get for the poor children
and the inmates of the camp after so much of fight with the enemy guarding the banks of the river.

Attempts to dig a well were also made but in vain,
for instead of water, stones came out. The
Holy Imam preached patience and fortitude to every one at each disappointment and torture, saying:
“Be you all cheerful and always surrender to the will of the All-Merciful Lord, for the end of all these
trials is at hand and the water of Paradise awaited there to quench your thirst.”


Title: Sakina : “Al Atash, Ya Ammahu! I am thirsty O my uncle Abbas!”
Post by: Soldier of Islam on December 12, 2010, 02:56:08 PM
After the Zuhur prayers on the day of Ashura, one by one the brave companions of Imam Hussain fell
in the battlefield. At last only Imam Hussain, Ali Akbar and Abbas were left. Imam Zainul Abideen
(Sajjad) lay sick in his tent.

Several times Abbas asked Imam Hussain for permission to go and fight. Each time Imam Hussain
would reply “Abbas, you are the captain of my army; you are my Alamdar - the Standard Bearer.”
Abbas would never argue with Imam Hussain. His three brothers were killed in the battle fought after
Zuhur. Imam Hussain could see the anger in Abbas’s eyes. Imam Hussain knew that if he let Abbas
go and fight; there would be a massacre in the enemy rank. Imam Hussain's
object was to re-awaken Islam and not to score a victory on the battlefield.

Just then Sakina (According to other reports Roqaia is the name) four (4) year

old daughter of Imam Hussain came out holding dried up leather bag (Mashk). She walked up to
Abbas and said “Al Atash, Ya Ammahu! I am thirsty O my uncle Abbas!” Abbas went to Imam Hussain
 (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) and requested for permission to go and get water for Sakina. Imam Hussain gave his permission.
Abbas put Sakina’s Mashk on the Standard (Alam), mounted his horse and rode up to Imam
Hussain. He said “I have come to say goodbye.”

Imam Hussain said “My brother, come and embrace me.” Abbas dismounted his horse.
There were tears in Imam’s eyes.He rode into the battlefield, armed only with a spear
and holding the Alam.


Title: Sakina : I will never ask for water again!’ and ran inside to her mother.
Post by: Soldier of Islam on December 12, 2010, 03:02:22 PM
Now note this majestic scene! What greatness! What valor! What a spirit of understanding and selfsacrifice!
A lone warrior, alone by himself, advances against a host. The number of men who guarded
the river bank was four thousand (4,000). They had all heard of the valor of Abbas. A cry arose,
“Abbas is coming!” Yazid’s soldiers started hiding behind one another. A few brave ones dared go near
Abbas but were soon put to death by the spear or by a kick.

He descends along the river bank Euphrates (Furaat) and leads his horse into the water. First, he fills
the water skin (Mashk) that he has brought and lays it on his shoulder. He himself was very thirsty.
The air is hot and has been fighting. But as he sits on the back of his horse and the horse stands in
water reaching up to its belly, he lowers his hands into water, takes water into them and raises them
somewhat towards his sacred lips.

Those who were watching from a distance report that he hesitated for a while. Then they saw that he
threw the water back and came out of the river without drinking any. He placed the Mashk on his
Alam and started to ride back. No one knew why Abu Al-Fadl did not drink water there. But when he
came out he recited Rajaz verses which were addressed to himself. Now from these verses they understood
why he had not drunk water:

“O soul of Abu al-Fadl! My wish is that you live not after Hussain! Will you have a drink of cold water,
while there stands Hussain, thirsty, near the tents, And about to drink the cup of death!? Such is not
the way of my faith, Nor that of one who abides in conviction and truth!”


‘Umar son of Saad’ cried out, “Do not let that water reach Hussain’s camp; otherwise we shall all be
doomed!”


A soldier climbed a tree and as Abbas was riding past the tree he struck his sword on the right shoulder
and the arm fell on to the ground. Just then someone
crept behind Abbas and struck him on the left shoulder.
The Alam fell down. Abbas gripped the Mashk with his
teeth. His only object was to get the water to Sakina.

Fighting with his feet he urged the horse to get him to
Imam’s camp as quickly as possible.

Alas! An arrow was shot. It went flying across the desert
and hit the Mashk.
The water began to pour out and with
the water all the hopes of Abbas poured on to the sands of
Karbala to be buried forever in the thirsty desert. Abbas
now did not want to go back and face Sakina. With his
feet, he signaled the horse to turn back.

The enemy surrounded him from all sides
. Abbas fell from the horse!! As
he fell, he cried out “My Salutations (Salaam) to you my Master (Maula)!” Imam Hussain seemed to
lose all his strength when he heard the voice of his dear brother Abbas.

When Abbas left to go to fetch water
, Imam stood at the gate of the camp watching the Alam. Sakina
was standing next to Imam Hussain, also with her eyes fixed on the Alam. When Abbas reached the
river bank and bent down to fill the Mashk, the Alam disappeared from sight. Sakina was frightened
and looked at her father. Imam said, Sakina, your uncle Abbas is at the river bank. Sakina smiled and
said, ‘AlHamdulillah!’ and called out all the children to welcome Abbas. When Abbas lost both arms,
the Alam fell onto the ground. Sakina could not see it any longer! She looked at Imam Hussain, but
he turned his face away.

Sakina began to tremble with fear and her eyes filled with tears. She raised her hands and prayed,
‘Oh my God! Do not let them kill my uncle Abbas! I will never ask for water
again!’ and ran inside to her mother.


Imam Hussain reached where Abbas was lying.
It was a tragic sight. Abbas was lying on the ground.
Both arms had been severed! There was an arrow in the right eye and blood blocked the left eye. As
soon as Abbas sensed the presence of Imam Hussain he said “Maula, why did you take the trouble to
come over? Please go back and look after Sakina.” Imam Hussain said, “My dear brother, all your life
you have served me and my children. Is there anything I can do for you at this last moment of your
life?” Abbas replied, “Maula, please, clean the blood from my eye so that I can see your beloved face
before I die!”
Imam cleaned the blood. Abbas fixed his gaze on Imam. Then he said, “Maula please do
not carry my body to the camp. I do not wish Sakina to see me in this state!” Imam Hussain took
Abbas in his arms, and kissed his forehead. Imam Hussain said “O Abbas I also have one request for
you, I have never heard you call me brother, for once I would like to hear you call me brother.” Abbas,
with his dying breath called out “My brother”, Imam Hussain  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) cried “O Abbas my beloved
brother what have they done to you? Who is now left to fight by my side now?” Just then the Thirty
four (34) year old Abbas son of Imam Ali  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) breathed his last. Imam Hussain placed Sakina’s
Mashk on the Alam and carried the Alam to the camp. He went to Zainab’s tent. Imam Hussain could
not say a word. He gave the Alam to Zainab and sat down on the floor!


Title: The Hashimite Prince Ali Akbar’s Martyrdom
Post by: Soldier of Islam on December 12, 2010, 03:07:06 PM
After Abbas, came the turn of Ali Akbar, to go to the battlefield. The battle drums of the enemies
were now getting louder and louder. It is reported that this eighteen (18) year old son was so
very much loved by one and all in the camp that the account of his taking leave of his aunts, sisters,
brothers and other relatives is so pathetic that none can resist shedding at least a few tears over
the heart-rending event. At last when the Holy Imam sent Ali Akbar, the ‘Ahmad-e-Thani’, i.e.,
(Muhammad the Second), to the battlefield, he raised his head towards Heaven and said:

“Lord! Here I sent in your way, the one who resembled the most with the Holy Prophet Muhammad,
whenever we did desire to have a view of the Holy face departed away from us, we used to look at the
face of this youth.”


When Ali Akbar went to the battlefield, and faced the enemy with all
the bravery that he inherited from his Grandfather Imam Ali  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him), it is reported that the enemy
forces were so much amazed at his resemblance with the Holy Prophet that such of those who had
seen him before, wondered if the Holy Prophet  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) had reappeared in the world to help his dear
Grandson Hussain. People were so anxious to have a look at the enchanting beauty of the youth that
those in the rear of the enemy’s ranks, mounted on the horses and camels, even stood on the backs of
the animals to have a look at the matchless and the wonder striking beauty of this son of the Holy
Imam.


Ali Akbar reminded the enemy that his father,
Imam Hussain spent his life in the way of Islam, and
did no harm to them. By spilling his blood they were making the Holy Prophet  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) very sad. ‘Umar
son of Saad’ told his troops not to listen to Ali Akbar, and ordered them to attack him. One by one he
fought them with great skill, and killed many of them. Ali Akbar received several wounds, and was losing
a lot of blood. The thirst was getting more unbearable. At the moment he longed to see his loved
ones for the last time.

Ali Akbar turned his horse back towards his camp.
He found his aged (57) father standing at the
entrance of the tent; watching the battle between his beloved thirsty son and the enemy. Holy Hussain
congratulated his son and then said “I am sad that I do not have any water to give you.” Ali Akbar met
each and every one of his family. They were all in tears because they knew that this time he wasn’t
coming back alive.

It was not long before Imam Hussain
heard the painful cry from the battlefield. Ali Akbar fell with a
fatal wound in his chest. He called out to his father to come to him quickly. Imam Hussain went
towards his son; and found him lying in a pool of his own blood. When he saw his son he cried out
“Here I am my son, please talk to me.” Ali Akbar was in great pain, the broken end of the lance was
sticking out of his chest, and blood was gushing out. Ali Akbar died in his father’s arms. God alone
knows what a patient heart the Holy Imam had been endowed with, which never gave way against any
catastrophe even that of the loss of such a son. The Holy Imam stood looking at his son dying before
his eyes and lifting his head towards Heaven said:

“Lord! It will be quite sufficient for your Hussain if you accept this sacrifice and if you pleased with
this humble offer.”


Imam Hussain lifted Ali Akbar carefully, as if protecting him from any more pain. He cried all
the way back to his camp.


Title: Baby Ali Asgher (Abd Allah) comes into Battlefield
Post by: Soldier of Islam on December 12, 2010, 03:10:52 PM
When Imam Hussain  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) 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:

“O People! If, in your opinion, Hussain is guilty of any sin or crime, this innocent babe has done nothing
to hurt any one of you. It does not even speak, and has not even uttered anything against you or
your Amir at Damascus. He is dying of thirst. He had neither milk nor water for the last three days.
Would you quench his thirst by a few drops of water? If you suspect that I demand water for myself
in the name of the babe, then I will leave it here, if you want, and go easy and you may return it with
his thirst quenched.”

It is reported that the address of the Holy Imam and the scene, with the thirsty innocent babe in his
hands, was so touching, so pathetic and so heart-rending that even the men in the enemy’s army could
not help weeping and cursing the Yazid and his Deputy ‘Ubayd Allah son of Ziyad’, Governor of Kufa,
who had gathered them there against such Holy ones. ‘Umar son of Saad’, fearing a revolt of his forces
in sympathy for the Holy Imam, at once ordered a stonehearted brute named Hurmula to answer Hussain.

The tyrant, shot a arrow from his bow which after piercing through the Imam’s arm got stuck into
the tiny neck of the innocent babe. Blood gushed out of his neck and splashed on to Imam Hussain’s face. Ali
Asgher died in his father’s arms with his smiling face. Imam Hussain  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) walked back to the camp weeping
with Ali Asgher in his arms. At the door he waited for a moment and then turned back, this he did seven
times as if he was building his strength to face the mother of the baby who had been so brutally murdered.

Rubab looked at her husband’s face covered in blood and cried out “What have they done to
my son, did they even give him a drop of water before they killed him?” Imam Hussain said “I pleaded
with them to give him water, but instead they drenched him with blood.” Rubab said “Please bury
Ali Asgher with your own hands.” Hence he sat down to bury his baby son in the burning sand of the
desert, by digging a grave using sword. After that he looked up and said.
“O Almighty God bear witness that I have done my duty to the last.”

God alone knows the degree of the patience and the fortitude which He had endowed in the
Imam Hussain  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) to bear the series of such unbearable calamities.


Title: Parting advice to Zainab and Kulthoom-Our camp will be plundered and set fire
Post by: Soldier of Islam on December 12, 2010, 03:14:10 PM
The details of the final separation of the Holy Imam from the helpless ladies, children and other
inmates of his camp, particularly from his sisters Zainab & Kulthoom, are very heart-rending and it
is impossible for any one to describe the whole sorrowful scene in a paragraph of a brief work like this.

To Zainab and Kulthoom, his two sisters, I
mam Hussain said: “Our camp will be plundered and
set on fire. After I am slain, the series of calamities to you all would begin. Your heads will be
stripped of your covering cloths-veils. Beware O my dear sisters; let not patience under any suffering
be lost. The enemies will take you prisoners and parade you in the streets of Kufa and Shaam.

This will be a very difficult time for you. Do not give up hope; you will have to be brave. Bear every
calamity in the way of the Lord with patience and fortitude. Dear sisters, let not what I have done with
so much of patience and fortitude would be undone by your impatience.” Zainab with tears rolling
down her cheeks promised her brother that she would not let him down. “Convey my salaams to my
people, and tell them to remember our thirst whenever they drink water.”

After that, Holy Imam told her sister Zainab to bring him an old garment. Because, the enemy is an
unmanly one. After killing me, they will take my clothes as spoils. I want to wear an old garment under
my clothes so my body will not be bare after I’m martyred.

Then, Imam Hussain turned to sister Zainab and said “I am leaving the widows and orphans in your
care. My dear sister please look after my Sakina especially, she has never been separated from me
even for a day. Please dear sister when you get water give it to her first, she hasn’t asked for water
since her uncle Abbas died.”

At this Sakina came forward and said, “Oh father. When ‘Muslim son of Aqeel’ was martyred, you
hugged his orphan girl and patted her head. If you go and I become an orphan who is going to pat my
head?” Imam’s eyes filled with tears. While fighting back his tears, he slowly whispered, “Sakina, my
daughter, please do not cry, because after I go you will shed  many tears. While I am here still alive, do not set my heart
ablaze with your tears.” He picked up Sakina, and kissed her cheeks, knowing that these same cheeks were going to be
slapped by the cruel hands of Yazid’s men.

The Holy Imam at last came into the field bidding goodbye to all (including advanced age nurse, Fizza), not to return again
to his camp, but to drink the cup of martyrdom to fulfill the covenant with the Lord to save and secure the Truth for all
times until the Day of Judgment.


Title: Imam Hussain in the Battlefield to offer the greatest sacrifice
Post by: Soldier of Islam on December 12, 2010, 03:22:09 PM
Imam Hussain went to the battlefield wearing the Prophet’s robe and turban. Imam Hussain first
preached to his enemies, the love of God, the obedience to the Holy Prophet and abstinence from
vice and wickedness, and at last asked the people:

“Why do you kill me?”, “Did I commit any sin or crime?”, “Did I plunder anybody?”, “Did I interfere
with any one's affairs?”

All stood dumb and none answered. Then the Holy Imam continued: “Then why do you kill me? What
answer have you to give to God, and to the Holy Prophet on the Day of Judgment?”

‘Umar son of Saad’ shouted to his men “Do not be fooled by Imam Hussain’s words, attack him now!” Arrows were showered on Imam Hussain.

He charged into the battlefield like a lion, saying “If you are determined to fight me then I am ready; watch how the
Grandson of the Prophet fights; see how the son of Ali and Fatima fights. Even after three days of hunger and thirst,
I am not afraid to die. For me death is better than surrender.”


When the enemy saw Imam Hussain charging towards them, they thought for a moment that Imam
Ali  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) had come down from the heavens to take revenge on them. Many of them ran away.


When ‘Umar son of Saad’ saw the fear on their faces, he sent his bravest soldiers to fight Imam Hussain.
There was not a single member in Yazid’s army who could stand in front of Imam Hussain. The enemy
troops surrounded him from all sides, but he defeated them all. ‘Umar son of Saad’ stood back and
watched, amazed at how Imam Hussain who had suffered so much, was fighting so bravely.


Imam Hussain had chosen a point for his combat which was nearer the tents of the womenfolk. That
was for two reasons. Firstly, he knew the unmanly and inhuman character of the enemies. They lacked
even the sense of honor to spare the tents of their attacks as it was he whom they were fighting.

Therefore he wanted to restrain them from attacking
his camp so long as he was alive and had the
strength to stop them. He would make a frontal attack and they would flee. But he would not pursue
them but return to guard the tents of his womenfolk from any assault. Secondly, so long as he was
alive he wanted the members of his family to know that he was alive. Accordingly, he had chosen a
point from where his voice could be heard by them. Whenever he returned after making an attack he
would stand at that point and cry out: There is no power or strength to save that which derives from
God, the Exalted and the Almighty.

His cries would reassure the women who knew that the Imam was still alive. The Imam had told them
not to come out of the tents as long as he was alive. He had told them that they must not make any
untoward utterance which might reduce their reward with God. He had told them that they would find
deliverance and that their ultimate end would be a good one, that God will punish their enemies.

Hussain son of Imam Ali’s sense of manly honor and their own sense of feminine honor did not permit
them to come out. Accordingly, when they heard the Imam utter ‘La Hawl Wala Quwatta Illa
Billahil Aliyyil Azim’, they felt reassured. And as the Imam had come back to them once or twice after
bidding them farewell, they still expected the Imam to return.


Title: The unique unparalleled prayer (Namaz)
Post by: Soldier of Islam on December 12, 2010, 03:28:41 PM
Every awakened mind will surely confess that it is not possible for any mortal to understand the
great heavenly personality which enacted the absolute submission to the Lord, which he displayed
on the field of Karbala.

Having lost every one of his faithful comrades including his baby son, himself fully wounded from
head, to toe with arrows struck in his holy body with his blood flowing from the wounds, his clothes
drenched with blood, and that of his comrades, his kith and kin whose dead bodies he removed from
the field of the massacre to a tent in his camp to spare them from being trampled under the hoofs of
the cavalry of the heartless enemy, hungry with choking thirst for the last three days, Hussain was
seen seated on his horse the ‘Zul Jinah’, looking every now and then towards Heaven with prayers for
the acceptance of his sacrifices. In the midst of the indescribable miseries, sorrow and grief, and
under the indefinable agony of the worst torturous and the most painful death, the Holy Imam ever
remained mindful of the Lord and his submission to Him with the desire not to leave the world
defaulting not even a single one of the prayers (Namaz) prescribed by him for man in this world.
Imam Hussain returned his sword back into the sheath so that he could prepare for Asr prayers.

“YAA AYYATUHAN NAFSUL MUTMAINNAH, IRJI’II ILAA RABBIKI RADHIYATAN
MARDHIYYAH, FADKHULII FII IBAADII WADKHULII JANNATII.”

“O soul that is at rest satisfied. Return to your Lord well-pleased (with Him), well-pleasing (Him). So,
enter among My servants, and enter into my Paradise.” (Al-Fajr 89:27-30)

His condition was such that Hussain now could not of his own efforts get down from the horse.
Hussain hinted to his horse (which was presented to him by his Grandfather) saying:
“Will you my dear ‘Zul Jinah’ kneel down a little to enable me to roll myself down to the ground?”
The faithful animal which was itself hungry, thirsty and wounded, spread its legs in such a way that
the Godly soul, one of the most brilliant stars of the heaven of divinity, slid himself down.

Now lying with his bleeding wounds on the flaming sand of the burning desert, Imam Hussain,
desirous of offering his prayers and engaged in his last prayer (Namaz) on earth, resting his wounded
forehead on a heap of the burning sand. Thus ultimately the wounded Holy Imam  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) lay in
communion with the Lord.

When ‘Umar son of Saad’ saw this he ordered his army to attack him in force.
Some of them threw
stones, while some attacked him with swords and others with arrows. Imam Hussain was very badly
wounded; he was bleeding from head to toe, and the sacred blood of the Holy Prophet Muhammad
 (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him), Imam Ali  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) and Fatima  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) was flowing on the earth.

Even in the last moments when that accursed wretch approached him to sever his sacred head
, he
says, “When I approached Imam Hussain son of Imam Ali & my eyes fell on him, the light & burnish
of his face so gripped me that I forgot my intention to kill him. The light of his face and its awe-inspiring
beauty so gripped me that I was distracted from the thought of killing him.”

Several men one after another, were deputed by the Commander of the enemy forces to cut off the
head of the Holy Imam, but every one that came near the Holy one lying on the burning sand, found
his lips moving and heard to say:


“O All-Merciful Lord of the Universe accepts the humble sacrifice of Hussain.” And at the end of the
prayers it was heard: “O Lord! O Lord! Being repeated several times.”


Hearing these last prayers of Imam Hussain, none dared to cut off his holy head, even on an offer of
thousands of Gold coins with promises of highly tempting rewards, but Shimr, the stone-hearted
brute committed the heinous crime.


In those days they used to train Arabic horses for the battlefield
, such a horse would show a particular
reaction when its master was killed. The members of Imam Hussain’s household were in the tents waiting for the Imam, that he might
return to them once again and they might see his angelic visage once again. Suddenly they heard the sound of the neighing of the Imam’s
horse ‘Zul Jinah’. They rushed to the tent’s door imagining that the Imam had come. But they saw the horse without its rider with its saddle
overturned. It was then that the children and the women raised the cries of Wa Husaynah!
and Wa Muhammada!


Title: More than Thirty Thousand (30,000), fought against an army of Seventy Two (72)
Post by: Soldier of Islam on December 12, 2010, 03:30:54 PM
Zainab ran to Imam Zainul Abideen  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him), & told him what had just happened. They stood silently,
tears rolling down their cheeks. A strong gust of wind blew on the desert. They felt as if nature itself
was crying with them. The silence was only broken by the beating of drums from the enemy camp.
They were celebrating their victory. It was indeed a hollow victory, won by a well fed huge army of
more than thirty thousand (30,000), fighting against an army of seventy two (72) brave warriors, who
died hungry and thirsty.


Note: It is worth knowing that Yazid ruled the Islamic world for three (3) years only. His main
achievements of crimes during these three years were. The first year he Martyred Imam Hussain
 (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him), the Grandson of Prophet Muhammad  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him).

The second year he invaded Madina the capital of the Prophet Muhammad  (Choicest blessing and peace be upon him) and permitted his solders to kill, steal and rape all the women  and children in Madina for three days after killing all his oppositions.

The third year he invaded Makkah and ruined the Kaaba.


Title: Re: War of Karabala - Ultimate Story of Sacrifice to save Humanity from Extinction..
Post by: monu.mohsin on December 12, 2010, 05:36:00 PM
BRILLIANT brother....WAT A HEART RENDERING, touching, Teary incident was that... I felt to leave and forget everything related to this world and stay in the service of Ahle-Bayt (Athar ridhwaanullahi ta'ala alaihim ajma'een) all my life, to love them at the fullest with complete devotion and affection..... ALLLAHU AKBAR ALLAHU AKBAR...

EXCELLENT SOLDIER OF ISLAM.....EXCELLENT....TRULY BEST....

Ya HUSSAIN ( Alaihis Salaam ) YA HUSSAIN ( Alaihis Salaam ) YA HUSSAIN ( Alaihis Salaam )


Title: Re: War of Karabala - Ultimate Story of Sacrifice to save Humanity from Extinction..
Post by: Raziya Warsi on December 13, 2010, 12:23:56 PM
very nice share brother...i can understand how much efforts have gone in this post.
i want to know what happend after the war to the Women and children of Ahle Bayt.
how did yazeed die can someone please post the details after the war


Title: Re: War of Karabala - Ultimate Story of Sacrifice to save Humanity from Extinction..
Post by: masood on December 13, 2010, 01:53:07 PM
Great detailed post..never read such a post on the forum


Title: Re: War of Karabala - Ultimate Story of Sacrifice to save Humanity from Extinction..
Post by: arsh1226 on December 13, 2010, 02:02:32 PM

DEAR SISTER RAZIYA

kindly watch the videos of DR.TAHIR UL QADR SAHEB ONTHIS TOPIC WHEN REPLYING TO ZAKIR NAIKS SUPPORT TO YAZID ON YOUTUBE,,,,,,

YOU WILL START CRYING WHILE LISTENING TO THE LECTURE , SPECAILLY WHEN BIBI ZAINAB REACHES DAMUSCUS.


Title: Re: War of Karabala - Ultimate Story of Sacrifice to save Humanity from Extinction..
Post by: arsh1226 on December 13, 2010, 09:23:06 PM
watch this videos,

Reply to zakir naik LA on yazid topic by Dr.Tahir ul Qadri-3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bp33LZj_YbY#)


Reply to zakir naik LA on yazid topic by Dr.Tahir ul Qadri-4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdmxp2kBELk#)


Title: Re: War of Karabala - Ultimate Story of Sacrifice to save Humanity from Extinction..
Post by: benazir on December 16, 2010, 09:34:43 AM
excellent brother. the way u had described it looked as if the whole event was happening in front of our eyes. but did really our generation learn anything from this event. from the sacrifices of the baby ali asghar(razi allaahu ta'aala anhu) and  ahlul bait(razi allaahu ta'aala anhu)