Kerbala: A struggle for Reform

Kerbala: A struggle for Reform | Imam Husain in Kerbala

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Kerbala: A struggle for Reform

Imam Husain‘s mission explained

Every year, millions of Muslims commemorate the sacrifice of Imam Husain Ibn Ali (a), the grandson of the Prophet(s) in Kerbala during the month of Muharram.

The story of his heroic martyrdom along with a small group of his followers against an army of thousands of men is retold every year with the purpose of reviving the true value of religion, to achieve greater spiritual insight and awareness of God (excerpt:

The event took place on 10 October 680 (10 Muharram in the year 61 AH of the Islamic calendar) between the army of the second Umayyad caliph Yazid I and a small group of companions and family members led by Husain ibn Ali, the grandson of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, at Kerbala, Iraq.

Prior to his death, the Umayyad caliph Muawiyah I had nominated his son Yazid as his successor.  This was the first time that a caliph was appointed by succession of lineage and without prequalification to leadership (dynastical power).  During his rein, he exhibited an extreme form of unfair, oppressive and corrupt ledership, while showing open contempt for religion and spirituality.


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