Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 05:23:16 PM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Hazrat Husain (Ra)'s martyrdom

By
01st-Oct-2017       
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

The Day of Ashura marks the death anniversary of Hazrat Imam Husain ibn Ali (Ra), a 7th century revolutionary leader who was killed in The Battle of Karbala. The Day of Ashura is mourned by crores across the world to remember Imam Husain's valiant stand for Islamic state and Economy and social justice, against the most corrupt tyrant called Yazid.
Hazrat Husain ibn Ali (Ra) was the grandson of Hazrat Muhammad (the last Prophet of Islam), born in 620 AD to the family famed for their  unique values of love, honour and peace. Husain was a leader who was known widely for his compassion, wisdom and integrity. Not long after the death of Muhammad (Sm), the Muslim empire had slid into political turmoil and corruption as Yazid (from the Umayyad dynasty) usurped power and slowly began destroying the moral fabric of society.
Husain ibn Ali (Ra) is buried in the land of Karbala, Iraq, where millions of visitors come annually to pay homage to him.
Yazid wanted Husain to pay him an oath of allegiance in order to gain credibility for his illegal rule. Husain out of moral obligation towards his principles of Islamic social justice and honour refused to do so, despite it being a risk to his life.
Husain (Ra) chose to make a stand, and began a small but mighty uprising - he chose to leave the comfort of his own city and begin a journey eastwards towards modern day Iraq. Husain (Ra) travelled with his family and 72 companions to make it clear that he did not want violence, but was prepared to defend himself and sacrifice all he had for the greater good of his people.
Word reached Yazid of Husain's movement and out of fear that it would gain momentum he dispatched an army of 30,000 to halt Husain (Ra) and his supporters in their tracks. They were blocked from moving further until Husain pledged allegiance, but Husain resisted. Yazid ordered his army to attack and kill Husain and his supporters, on the 10th day of the first month of the Islamic calendar (Muharram) - which is known as The Day of Ashura (the 10th day).
Husain (Ra) and his supporters had been stopped in the desert land of Karbala (in Iraq), where they had been denied access to water for 3 days. At dawn on the Day of Ashura, Husain and his men made their prayers, knowing that what was ahead of them was certain defeat. Yet they all remained steadfast and loyal to their principles.
The battle of Karbala commenced at noon, small bands of men dispatched Husain's camp to go and fight valiantly against the army of Yazid. One after the other his supporters fought and died until eventually Husain (Ra) had no one left to support his resistance.
He  was fatigued, thirsty and heavily wounded having fought bravely against the enemy, until eventually he fell. The enemy forces attacked him from all sides with swords, spears and arrows until a man by the name of Shimar ruthlessly beheaded Husain (Ra) on the burning plains of Karbala.
Whilst Imam Husain (Ra)  accepted martyrdom in the battle, he was victorious through his legacy. His actions and the stand he made at Karbala triggered a series of small uprisings against the tyrannical regime of Yazid which led to his eventual demise. Yazid's army took the women and children from Husain's camp as war prisoners and marched from Iraq to Syria where they were held captive.
Husain's sister Zainab (Ra) and his son Zain Al-Abideen (Ra), defied Yazid in his own courtyard in famous sermons which unnerved even his closest allies. Thereon, the remaining members of Husain's family spread the word to the people about the massacre which took place and the crimes that were committed on The Day of Ashura.
Imam Husain ibn Ali (Ra) is remembered around the world as a symbol of resistance who stood for Truth-Islamic state and humanitarian values.
The Day of Ashura is mourned and remembered by crores and crores of people across the world as the day Imam Husain (Ra) and his supporters were martyred in the battle of Karbala. Today, pilgrims from all across the world visit the shrine of Husain ibn Ali in Karbala where he is buried, to pay their tribute to his unique courageous stand.
On the day of Ashura many Muslims partake in large peaceful gatherings where they recite poems in memory of Imam Husain (Ra) and his sacrifice whilst lamenting and beating their chest as a cultural tradition to display their grievance. Many people use the day of Ashura as a day to perform acts of kindness and charity as a way for them keep alive the very same principles and values Imam Husain (Ra) gave his life for.
-whoishussain.org

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Editorial »

Colleges without enrolment should cease to exist


OVER 1,500 colleges are in fear of closure as they have failed to fulfil the condition of the Education Ministry in terms of students' admission at Higher Secondary level, The concern is genuine because opening of new colleges and also their closure is not small thing, as it impacts lives ...

Cricket »

A good number of spectators arrived at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium to watch the final match of the AKS Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Twenty20 Cricket between Rangpur Riders and Dhaka Dynamites at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in the city's Mirpur on Tuesday.


Cricket »

India celebrate Kohli-Sharma 'royal' wedding


AFP, Mumbai :He's the "king" of Indian cricket. She's a glamorous Bollywood actress and former model. Newlyweds Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma are celebrity royalty and India is cock-a-hoop over their marriage."Officially India's First Couple," screamed the front page of Mumbai tabloid Mid-Day on Tuesday -- a day after the ...

Entertainment »

Congratulations to Virat and Anushka for getting married


Celebrity power couple Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma got married yesterday. The rumours were rife from past few days when Anushka flew out of the country with her family. Anushka and Virat tied the knot in Italy, in a private ceremony where close friends and family members were invited. The ...

Entertainment »

Ireen Afroz, Azad Abul Kalam, Urmila’s serial Countdown


Sheikh Arif Bulbon :For the first time Azad Abul Kalam worked with Urmila Srabonti Kar and Ireen Afroz in a drama serial. They worked together in Sokal Ahmed’s serial Countdown. After completing shooting of the serial in Malaysia now it is going on in different places in Dhaka.  While talking ...

City »

Joy inaugurates emergency service `999`


Prime Minister's Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy on Tuesday inaugurated the national emergency service '999' aimed at providing emergency assistance to people across the country."The Awami League government always thinks about the future of the country where people will not face any type of hurdle," ...

International »

On eve of climate summit, Macron reminds Trump of `responsibility to history`


French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday reminded his US counterpart Donald Trump of his responsibility to history over his decision to quit the Paris climate change agreement, in an interview aired on CBS.Speaking on the eve of the One Planet Summit, two years to the day since 195 nations adopted ...

International »

Women accusing Trump of sexual misconduct seek congressional probe


Reuters, New York :Three women who have accused US President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct called on Monday for a congressional investigation into his behaviour amid a wave of similar accusations against prominent men in Hollywood, the media and politics.Over the past two years, more than a dozen women have ...

National »

Gafargaon Liberation Day observed


Gafargaon (Mymensingh) Correspondent :Gafargaon Liberation  Day  was observed through gathering of freedom fighters, mass people , human-chain,rally  on December 9 .  Discussion meeting , human-chain  and rally were held adjacent to Charalgi Vatipara Abdus Satter High School. Central Vice Chairman of  Muktijuddha Sanghoti Parishad and  MP aspirant  of  Awami League ...

International »

California`s Thomas fire scorches area larger than NY City


BBC online :The most destructive wildfire raging in southern California has expanded significantly, scorching an area larger than New York City.The Thomas fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties has consumed 230,000 acres (930 sq km) in the past week.Fanned by strong winds, it has become the fifth largest wildfire ...

Editorial »

Relocation of tannery in Savar is failing to meet the purposes


RELOCATING the tannery industry from Dhaka to Savar was taken in order to prevent land, water and air pollution, and also to install discipline and order in the industry. In short - it was meant for a complete overhauling of the industry. However, the plans have not worked in the ...

Cricket »

Mushfiqur Rahim going to be a father


Sports Reporter :Former captain of Bangladesh National Cricket (Test) team Mushfiqur Rahim is going to be a father of a baby soon. His wife Jannatul Rifayat Mondi is pregnant. If everything goes well she will be a mother of a baby soon. Mushfiqur Rahim failed to show notable performance in ...

Entertainment »

Nargis Fakhri to play an Afghan girl in Sanjay Dutt`s Torbaaz


Nargis Fakhri has been away from the silver screen for a while now. But it seems the wait for her fans has got over. The actor has bagged an interesting project opposite none other than Sanjay Dutt. Nargis will be seen playing an Afghan girl who runs an NGO in ...

City »

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir distributing winter clothes among the cold-hit people in the city on Monday. BNP Dhaka Mahanagar Dakshin organised the programme.


International »

Chinese billionaire-in-exile wants regime change in Beijing


AFP, New York :Billionaire Guo Wengui, who is seeking asylum in the United States after accusing officials in his native China of corruption, wants "a change of the regime" in Beijing and the introduction of democracy in the world's most populous country."I want to try and to have rule of ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news