The History and Philosophy of Aza’ al-Husayn – Part 2

The following excerpt from the last will and testament of the Late Ayatullah Ruhullah Khumayni (A.R.) is most touching and relevant: “The memory of this great epic event (Ashura) must be kept alive. Remember, the cries of damnation and all the curses that are rightfully raised against the cruelty of the Bani Umayyayah caliphs towards the Holy Imams, are reflected in the heroic protests against cruel despots by the nations through the centuries.

The History and Philosophy of Aza’ al-Husayn – Part 1

Over one thousand three hundred and fifty years ago, on the 10th of Muharram, just before ‘asr, a man stood on a sand-dune at Karbala’. He was bleeding from several wounds on his body. He had lost everything. Since early morning he had carried several dead bodies into his camp. He had even buried his infant child.

Martydom of Sons of Hadhrat Muslim (A.S)

Muhammad and Ibraheem were the two sons of Hadhrat Muslim (A). Hadhrat Muslim (A) had taken them together with him on the way to Kufa. After Hadhrat Muslim was killed, Muhammad and Ibraheem were also arrested and put into a dungeon. It is said that Muhammad was just eight years old and Ibraheem was ten years old.

Eid-al-Ghadeer 18th Dhul Hijjah

Ghadeer Khumm was the day that defined Islam. After all, the idea of a successor is fundamental, and Allah made sure that at Ghadeer, the Divine choice is revealed once and for all. If we seek incompetent people for our religion after the Prophet, then Islam will not survive for long. It is only through the Qur’an, Imam Ali, and the infallible Imams from his lineage that we can continue to follow the path of Allah after the Prophet.

Eid Al Adhaa – 10th Dhul Hijjah

At the end of Hajj, the pilgrims and Muslims all over the world observe Eid (Festival) to celebrate the spiritual and all the other achievements. This festival is also known as Eid al-Adh-ha meaning ‘the festival of sacrifice’. Muslims are reminded about that great trial, which Prophet Abraham (Peace be on him) was put to, of sacrificing his young son Prophet Ishmael (Peace be on him).