Short story of Kerbala and Imam Hussain (AJ).

On the day of Ashur all living creatures in this world and in all unknown, undiscovered and hidden galaxies mourn for Imam Hussain (aj), Sayid-ul-Shuhada (Lord of Martyrs), Who is this Hussain? One for whom the whole world mourns. Old, young, men, women, rich and poor, wihtout any discrimination of race, color or gender, without any differentiation, all gather on one platform and mourn for Imam Hussain. Who is this Hussain (AJ)?

Jiss ki ragon mein aatish-e-badr o honain hai
Us surman ka ism e-girami Hussain hai.

Imam Hussain (AJ), the second non begotten son of Imam Ali (AJ) and Janab-e-Fatimah (S.A) was born in the year 4 AH, and after the martyrdom of his elder brother, Imam Hassan (AJ), became his successor. Hussain (AJ) was Imam for 10 years which was mostly during the reign of Muawiyah, except the last 6 month which coincided with the reign of Yazid lanah.

Imam Hussain (AJ) lived under the most difficult conditions of suppression and persecution. This was due to the fact that, first of all, religious laws and regulations had lost much of their weight and credit, and the edicts of the Umayyah government had gained complete authority and power. Secondly, Muawiyah (lanah) and his fans made use of every possible means to put aside the Household of prophet and to move them out of the way. Above all, Muawiyah wanted to strengthen the basis of future kingdom of his son, Yazid, who because of his lack of principles and scruples was opposed with a large group of Muslims. Therefore, in order to quell all opposition, Muawiyah had undertaken more severe means until he died in 60 AH and his son Yazid took his place.

Giving the oath of allegiance, was an old Arab practice which was carried out in important matters like governorship. Well-known people would give the oath of allegiance as a sign of agreement and obedience to their king and showing their support for his future actions. Braking the agreement after the oath of allegiance, was considered as a definite crime.

Muawiyah during his life time, had asked well-known people to give the oath of allegiance to Yazid, but did not impose this request upon Imam Hussain (AJ). He particularly told Yazid in his last will that if Imam Hussain (AJ) refused to give the oath of allegiance, he should take it easy because Muawiyah the cursed one knew the bad consequences of such enforcement. However because of his egoism and recklessness, Yazid neglected his father’s advice, and immediately after taking over the power, ordered the governor of Medina to either take the pledge of allegiance from Imam Hussain, or send his head to Damascus.

After the governor of Medina informed this demand to him, Imam Hussain(AJ) refused, and moved with his family toward Mecca. He sought refuge in the sanctuary of God in Mecca which is official place of refuge in Islam. This happened at the beginning of Shaban 60 AH. Imam Hussain (AJ) stayed in Mecca for nearly four months.

This news spread throughout the Islamic world, and many people who were tired of inequalities during Muawiyah reign and were even more disturbed when Yazid took over, corresponded with Imam Hussain and expressed their sympathy for him. On the other hand, a flood of letters began to flow, specially from Iraq and particularly from the city of Kufah, inviting the Imam to go there and to build up a government. Naturally such situation was dangerous for Yazid.

The stay of Imam Hussain (AJ) in Mecca continued until the season of pilgrimage when Muslims from all over the Islamic world came to Mecca to perform Hajj. The Imam realized that some of the followers of Yazid son of Mua’viah Lanah) had entered Mecca as pilgrims with the mission of killing Imam during the ceremonies of Hajj with the arms they carried under the special pilgrimage dress.

In order to safeguard the great sanctuary of Mecca, Imam Hussain (AJ) decided to leave for Iraq before completing the ceremony of Hajj. When he was asked the reason for the mysterious departure, Imam Hussain (AJ) said that he would perform this year’s pilgrimage in the desert of Karbala, offering the sacrifice of not any animals, but himself (Holy Book of Issaiah whole chapter of 53) and his family and friends. Giving a short speech in the vast crowd of people, he announced that he was setting for Iraq, and said he would be martyred. He asked people to join him in attaining the goal of offering their lives in the path of God.

Imam Husain (AJ) was determined not to give his allegiance to Yazid (La’anah) and fully knew that he would be Martyred. But it was not the time to save the life. That moment was the right time to water the faded lawn of Islam by his blood. Some of outstanding people of Mecca stood in the way of Imam Hussain (AJ) and warned him the danger of the move he was making. But he answered that he refused to pay allegiance and to give his approval to a government of injustice and tyranny. He added that wherever he would go, he would be killed, so he would leave Mecca in order to preserve the respect for the House of God.

While on the way of Kufah, he received the striking news that under the pressure of Yazid’s agents, people of Kufa did not support his representatives {Janab Muslim-bine-Aqeel (AS)} and turned back, and some of them joined the Yazid’s army to kill Imam’s representatives in Kufah. The city and its surroundings were under very strict marshal law by countless soldiers of enemy who where waiting to face Imam. There was no way for Imam to turn to except march ahead and face the Martyrdom.

Approximately 44 miles from Kufah a desert known as Karbala in Iraq, Imam and his followers were surrounded by the army of Yazid. They cut off the water supply of the Household of Prophet and their companions and their families among them were many women and children. For eight days they stayed in that place under the heat of the sun, and the circle among them narrowed and the number of enemy’s army increased by a number of 30,000 fully equipped soldiers of Yazid son of Mua’viah (La’anah).

Once again, Imam gathered those who remained to put them on the test. He addressed his companions and Hashimite relatives, repeating that enemy was only concerned with him and they could escape the danger in the darkness of night. But this time the faithful companions answered, each in own way, that they would not deviate from the right path and would never leave him alone. They said that they would defend the Household of Prophet to the last drop of their blood as long as they could carry a sword.

The enemy intended to start the war in the eve of the ninth day of the month, but Imam asked for a delay till next morning to worship all the night for the last time.

On the tenth of Muharram of the year 61 (680 C E) That inequitable war began. That day, they fought from morning till their final breath, and all the companions and the relatives were martyred.

When Imam himself was ready to fight, he saw his six-month-old baby is also demanding shahadah. Imam brought his infant to the enemy and demanded some water for baby, saying: You want me but not this baby so give him some water. The words of Imam were not finished that the thirst of the baby was quenched by a deadly poisoned arrow from enemy which pinned the baby’s neck to the arm of his father. Imam looked at his infant in his arms and said: “O’ Lord! Your Hussain has offered whatever You have given him. Bless me by acceptance of this sacrifice.” Finally Imam came to the field and fought for a long time till the time of salat and was finally martyred during praying of sallat in the war ground. The army of Yazid having martyrdom Imam Hussain (AJ), cut his head and raised it on a lance.

The army of Yazid cursed one, after ending the war, burned the tents of women and children accompanying Imam and his companions, and plundered those helpless women. They decapitated the bodies of the martyrs, denuded them and threw them to the ground without burial. Then they moved women and children along with the heads of the martyrs to Kufah.

The event of Karbala, the capture of women and children of the Household of Prophet (SAVW), their being taken as prisoners from town to town, and the speeches made by Janab-e-Zainab ( AJ) the daughter of Ali, who was one of the prisoners, became a scandal for Umayyah’s Kingdom. Such abuse of the Household of Prophet nullified the propaganda which Muawiyah had built up for years. The scandal reached to the extent that Yazid denounced the action of his agents in public. That was what excactly Imam Hussain wanted to do, otherwise he would not bring women and children with him and sacrifice some, and let the rest to become captives. That was the only way to make a wave in order to awaken the Muslim nation.

The event of Karbala was a major factor in the overthrow of Umayyah kingdom. Among its immediate results were the revolts and rebellions combined with bloody wars which continued for twelve years. During those riots non of the important elements in Karbala could escape revenge and punishment, including Yazid.

Some famous sayings about Imam Hussain (AJ)

Charles Dickens had said the following about Imam Hussain (AJ):

“If Hussain fought to quench his worldly desires, then I do not understand why his sisters, wives and children accompanied him. It stands to reason therefore that he sacrificed purely for Islam.”

Thomas Carlyle has relayed this about the Tragedy of Karbala:

“The best lesson which we get from the tragedy of Karbala is that Hussain and his companions were the rigid believers of God. They illustrated that numerical superiority does not count when it comes to truth and falsehood. The victory of Hussain despite his minority marvels me!”

The famous, Dr. K. Sheldrake on Imam Hussain (AJ) said this:
“Hussain marched with his little company not to glory, not to power or wealth, but to a supreme sacrifice and every member of that gallant band, male and female, knew that the foes were implacable, were not only ready to fight but to kill. Denied even water for the children, they remained parched under a burning sun, amid scorching sands yet no one faltered for a moment and bravely faced the greatest odds without flinching.”

World famous Arab historian al-Fakhri has said this about Imam Hussain’s sacrifice:

“This is a catastrophe whereof I care not to speak at length, deeming it alike too grievous and too horrible. For verily, it was a catastrophe than that which naught more shameful has happened in Islam…There happened therein such a foul slaughter as to cause man’s flesh to creep with horror. And again I have dispersed with my long description because of it’s notoriety, for it is the most lamented of catastrophes.

The previous four quotes have been taken from “The Martyrdom of Imam Hussain (AJ).”

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Achievements of Prof Dr. Syed Akbar Abbas Naqvi of Journalism and Illahiyat in last five years.

Achievements:

1. Prof Dr. Syed Akbar Abbas was married in 2005 with Prof. Syeda Masooma Z Naqvi, ( Senior Subject Specialist of English ) and a Resource person for AIOU University of Islamabad working in BPS grade 19, as well as a prominent Zakira-e-Ahlelbeit ( A S ) from last 19 years preaching in Multan, Lahore, Rawalpindi & Islamabad . Also the Administrator of this website and one of the most respectful lady of Naqvi Bokhari Sadat of Bibi Pakdaman, Lahore.

Prof Dr. Akbar was taken as a Professor for M Sc Mass Communication subjects in BPS 20, by the University of Islamabad in 2005. Regularly awards were given to him on his best teaching abilities by the said University every year. His students are in every department of Journalism either it is from Print Media or of Electronic media in all the provinces of Pakistan. Most of them are Colonel or Major in rank of Pakistan Army from ISI and Public Relations department and many others spreaded in all the provinces of Pakistan or serving in Pakistan Embassy abroad from last 5 years.

2.Honorary Appointed as an Ambassador ( Foreign Affairs & interfaith harmony) in BPS grade 21, Federal Government of Pakistan through Ministry of Interior in NPCIRH in 2008, being a recognized Scholar, a prominent Mufassir of Holy Qur’an and Sahaif as well as the only authority on “Illahiyat” for Jews, Christians and Muslims equally.

3. Awarded “National Peace Awards” ( Twice ) in year 2008 /2009 once Ceremony held in Lahore Al- hamra Art Centre, through Provincial Minister of Punjab and in Islamabad Press Club through Federal Minister of Pakistan recognizing his authority and work done being Ambassador ( Foreign Affairs & Interfaith Harmony) in NPCIRH .

4. Selected after screening of the executive body Board in BPS Grade 21 of ISI of Pakistan Army, in it’s headquarter situated in Islamabad for Media and Information ( MI) wing with Brigadier. Saqib in 2008, certifying the most efficient & excellent Professor of Post graduate Subjects in Journalism ( M Sc in Mass Communication ).

5. His recognized divinely written work on “Divine Unity / Illahiyat ” have been sent for higher study in Iran through Iranian Head of Cultural & Research Centres of Islamabad in 2009. Moreover, he is a religious head from 1999 for a new developed faith of Islam namely “Monotheism ( Hebrew)/ Millat-e-Ibrahim (AS) internationally. His students are spreaded arround the globe and every one of them has completed their “Doctorate” in divine subject of “Illahiyat” under his supervision.

Professors & Doctors like Prof Dr. Jamil Qalander ( Arabic ) of Islamic University of Islamabad or Prof Dr. Khursheed Hassan Khawar ( Arabic ) of Garden College Rawalpindi etc, are working under his supervision, Masha- Allah. His great work for divine faiths are available for Professors of Islam, Judaism and Christianity on the website at: www.monotheismhebrew19.wordpress.com.

Prof Dr. Syed Akbar Abbas Naqvi said that there is a women behind every successful man so behind me there is my wife Prof. Syeda Masooma Zahra Naqvi, Zakira-e-Ahlelbeit- (A S ). Alhamdo – Lillah.

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Lebanon’s Leader of Hizbullah the hero of Islam.

Shia Muslims mourn for Imam Hossein (JJ) around the world.

Pakistan ISIJ News. Shia Muslims mourn for Imam Hossein (JJ), the third Imam of Prophet Muhammad’s (SAWW) infallible household, all around the world on the day of Ashoura, the tenth day of Moharram, the first month of the Lunar calendar. On such a day in the year 61 of Lunar calendar, Imam Hussein (JJ) and 72 of his family members and friends fought against the army of Yazid bin Moaviya and were all martyred and their women and children were taken captives.

This day is a symbol of fight against cruelty and injustice by all means and devoting one’s life to lofty human values. Shia Muslims call Imam Hussein (JJ) as ‘Lord of the Martyrs’ and remember him in the days of Moharram in special ceremonies. According to INUJ reporters, this year too, Shiite (Shia) Muslims from Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Tokyo, Amman, Ashkhabad, Algiers, Rome, Vienna, Athens, Paris, New Delhi, Moscow, London, Manchester, Dubai, Riyadh and different cities in Germany, Poland, Belgium, Denmark and the Netherlands as well as many other cities commemorated Imam Hussein’s (JJ) uprising against injustice.

Syed Hassan Nasrullah in Lebanon also appeared in a huge procession of the Shiite believers and he also lashed out on the evil forces like Israel and America. He claimed that he is still holding the heads and the bones of the bodies of the soldiers which the forces of Israel left behind. It may be noted that Jews around the world will not forget the defeat they have got first time in their history during the war between Israel vs. Lebanon’s holy warriors of Hizb-Ullah. Eeven the Israelites were having the forces beyond numbers in front of few holy fighters of the Hizbullah under the command of Syed Hassan Nasrullah the holy warrior and the hero of the Muslim world and the believers.

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Remembrence of Imam Hussain (JJ) in Karbala Iraq.

Number of “Wahabies mischief makers” have been arrested.

KERBALA, Iraq (INUJ) – Iraqi forces imposed tight security on the city of Karbala as 2.5 million pilgrims marked the climax of a major Shi’ite rite on Saturday, even a day after gunmen attacked worshippers and police in other southern cities. Police said sporadic fighting between security forces and gunmen from a Wahabies cult called the “Soldiers of Heaven” had broken out again in the cities of Basra and Nassiriya on Saturday. There was no information on casualties. Nearly 70 people were killed and more than 100 wounded in gun battles on Friday after gunmen from the cult launched nearly simultaneous attacks in the two cities. In Karbala, pilgrims thronged streets and narrow alleyways for the end of the 10-day Ashura ritual, in which Shiites mourn the slaying over 14 centuries ago of the Prophet Mohammad’s (SAWW) grandson Imam Hussein (JJ) near the holy city. Among the pilgrims were there was hundreds of men wearing white robes, who marched through the streets striking their heads with swords to show their grief at the martyrdom of their holy Imam Hussein ( JJ).

Blood flowed down their robes. Others beat their chests to the sound of religious chants. Medics carrying first aid kits walked through the crowd, ready to staunch head wounds. Imam Hussein’s death in 680 CE, entrenched the schism between Shiite peaceful believers and Yazid & Moavih’s followers, the extremists and so called Muslims of the time. The split still sharply divides Iraq, with tens of thousands killed in sectarian fighting since the U.S-led invasion in 2003. Although violence has dropped in recent months. Officials said 25,000 Iraqi police and soldiers were deployed across Karbala, 110 km (70 miles) south of Baghdad.

The security situation in Karbala is under control,” Karbala police chief Brigadier General Raad Shaker told Reuters. Iraqi helicopters circled over Karbala while pilgrims were frisked up to 10 times before they could reach the focus of the ceremonies, The holy Imam Hussein (JJ) and Hz: Abbas’s shrines in the heart of its Old City. Crowds, including black-clad mourners flagellating themselves, jammed into a courtyard that links the two mosques. I am very happy to see these security measures, but I am afraid something may happen at any moment,” said Jaber Yusif, 43, who said he had traveled from the nearby city of Hilla. In the northern city of Kirkuk, a bomb killed two Shiite pilgrims heading to a mosque for Ashura, police said. The governor of Karbala province said more than 2.5 million people were in the city for Karbala, one of the holiest event in the Shiite Muslim religious calendar.

A statement from the prime minister’s office said a number of “Wahabies mischief makers” had been detained after they attacked Ashura processions in Basra and tried to seize a municipal building. Security officials said. Police had thwarted similar attacks in Hilla on Friday by detaining 26 “Terrorists of Wahabies. The “Soldiers of Heaven” cult was once led by a man who claimed to be the Imam Mahdi’s (JJ), force in the name of an Islamic messiah like figure. A man who said he was from the movement told Reuters in Basra their fighters had decided to attack security forces on Friday because of persecution he said the cult had suffered from these Wahabi terrorists in Iraq.

Ashura has been a target in the past from Wahabi al Qaeda militants who view Shiites, a majority in Iraq but a minority in the Muslim world, as heretics. The ritual was severely curtailed under Saddam Hussein a Wahabi Arab. Shiites have dominated politics in Iraq since his ouster. Wahabies are backed from Saudi Arabia and they are spreading the terrorism around the world. They are the worst enemies of Muhammad (SAWW) and his holy clan, following Yazid & Muawiah’s footprints those were the responsible of Karbala’s war 14 centuries ago and were recorded as mischief makers / wicked ones in the Islamic History as well as in the world history records.

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The holy Queen of Heaven discovery of the day.

EL- Fatimah ( SA ) the blessed & divine one.

Hadis -e- Qudsi :

“Allah revealed to Prophet Muhammad that he created the universe for him and because of him. He later told him that Muhammad himself was created because of Ali and both because of Fatima”.

Moulana Jelal-ud-din Rumi said :

“Woman is a beam of the divine Light. She is not the being whom sensual desires takes as its object. She is Creator, it should be said. She is not a creature. Great Fatima tul Zehra ( Means of Fatimah the Radiant, Brightest Star, Star of Venus & the Evening Star), the daughter of the Prophet, is the secret in Sufism. She is the Hujjat of Eli ( JJ ). In other words, she establishes the esoteric sense of his knowledge and guides those who attain to it.

Through her perfume, we breathe paradise. Though she was his daughter, the Prophet Muhammad ( SAWW ) called her “Um Abi’ha” ( mother of her father ). What mystery was the Prophet hinting at by this statement? While El : Fatimah Zahra ( Salam -ullah – alleha ) was Muhammad’s ( SAWW ) daughter. The spiritual EL : Fatimah -el-Batool ( the divine virgin) her house is the living Ka’ba.

Allama Majlesi of Iran said :

“She is called Zahra, the radiant one, a universal motif and a characteristic of all saints. She is also called EL : Batul, means “divine virgin”. She is the Queen of Enn‘as, she is the Queen of Heaven. She is the first woman who entered the paradise and all those who accompany her and have prayed to her, will also enter paradise and their sins will be forgiven. She is their Savior and Protector. She is a Mohadisa, revealing the holy sayings. She is the one who talks and is in contact with Angles. In fact Angles are at her service.

Archangel Gabriel representing the Holy Ghost praises her at her incredible wedding in heaven. She is pure ( Tahereh & Mutaheera ) and also provide purity. She is a sinless and becomes one of the 14 innocents and as well as one of the holy five ( Panjtan Pak ). She is made pre-existence and almost immortal. The holy five were created from divine rays of light even before the beginning of the time. She sobs and mourns over her beloved son’s slain body as a distressed mother and is present at all the passion plays even though she had died fifty years earlier before the tragedy of Karbala. The long gone ancient Prophets sympathize and angles cry with her.

Yet at another level she is the fighter and the defender of the true faith and justice. After her fathers’ death the power struggle starts, her family representing the true faith, the pure and the holy blood is pushed aside. It is her speech that stirs, accuses and reveals all that is wrong and how deviations will happen with the greedy leaders who will change the course of Islam for ever and for worse.

At the domestic level she is the loyal daughter, the devoted wife, the caring mother and a symbol of endurance. Such themes have been used for centuries to project her image as that of the ideal Muslim woman. The one who will not hesitate to sacrifice all including herself for the sake of her family and the true fate.

Hadis-e-Qudsi:

“Fatima is the cause of creation, she is a life giver”.

This is practically saying that a male sovereign God (Allah) created all for the sake of a female deity who is the source of all life ( Shajra-e- Khuld )

Introduction of EL:Fatimah (SA) the holy Queen of Heaven from the part of holy verses ( Aya’at ) of the Bible. Holy Prophet of the past Hz : Solemn (AS) praised her in wisdom & said :

Proverbs : 3 : 15 – 19.

 

 

She is more precious than rubies;

Nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life ( Immortals ) is in her right hand; In her left hand are riches ( Ghanaian ) and honor ( El: Azmah ) her ways are pleasant ways and all her paths are peace ( Sablul Salem of Qur‘an). She is a Tree of Life ( Shajrah Khuld of holy Qur‘an), to those who embrace her, those who lay hold of her will be blessed.

Song of Songs ( Sadaha Syedim /Sadat ) 6 : 7 – 10.

Sixty queens there maybe, And eighty concubines, and virgins beyond number : But my dove { Fatima (SA) } my perfect one is Unique. The only daughter of her mother ( Khadija-ul-Kubra ). The favorite of the one who bore her. The maidens saw her and called her blessed,

The queens and concubines praised (Sub’ han of ) her.

Prophet of the past Hz : Daud / David (AS) introduced Mohammed (SAWW) as holy and Divine calling him Ellohim and then in the same way briefly highlighted to Hz: Fatimah (SA) not only the Queen of Heaven but also the Foundation of Sadat and the one who will be praised ( Sub’han) for ever and ever, through the holy Aya’at of Zabur as under:

Psalm 45 : 9- 16.

(O ’Muhammed SAWW ) Daughters of the Kings ( Bibi Shehr Bano ) are among your honored women;

at your right hand is the Queen ( of heaven ) a Royal bride, in gold of Ophir. Listen O’ daughter ( EL:Fatimah ) , consider and give ear, Forget your people and your father’s house. The King is enthralled by your beauty, Prostrate (Sajdah) Him for He is your LORD. The daughter of Tier will come with a gift, Men of wealth will seek your favor. All the Glorious ones (Qule Jalalien) are the princes / Syedim (Sadat) within her chamber, her gown is interwoven with gold. In embroidered garments she is led to the King.

Her virgin companions follow her, and are brought to you ( O‘ Muhammed SAWW ). They are led in with Joy and gladness. They enter the palace of the King / Malik ( ELYON / ELI, JJ ). Your sons ( O’ EL : Fatimah ) will take the place of your father ( Muhammed SAWW ).

You will make them Prices / Syedim ( Sada‘at ) throughout the land. I (the LORD ELI, JJ ) will perpetuate your memory through all generations. Therefore, the nations will praise you ( with your Sub’han by Tasbih -e- Fatimah ) for ever and ever.

Imam Eli (JJ) said:

Do not talk about knowledge with the foolish so that they deny you, nor with the ignorant so that they find you oppressive, but talk about it with those of its people whom you meet who will accept it and understand it.

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