Are we Imam Husayn(AS)’s Followers by Name or Actions?

Sukaina Bhalloo

(Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)

Celebrating Happy Occassions [Especially Birthdates] during these 2 Months of Grief & Sorrow (Muharram & Safar) while Imam Husayn (as)’s household have been captive & tortured!

Even if it is your birthdate during  these 2 months, anyone wishes you on Facebook or sms, just reply them politely that these 2 months are of sorrow, We are the followers of Imam Husayn (as) & give them the  reasons why we aren’t celebrating during these months……

Imam Sadiq (as) :  “O’ Son of Shabib! If it makes you happy (and you desire) to be with us in the elevated ranks of paradise, then be sad in our grief and happy at our happiness.”  [Wasaail al?Shiah, vol. 14 pg. 502].

Imam ‘Ali (A.S.) said:  “Our followers (Shiites), are happy at our happiness and are sad in our sadness.”  [Ghuraral?Hikam vol. 1, pg. 135]”

Imam Sadiq (as):  “O’ Zurarah! The sky had cried for forty days over (the martyrdom of) Husayn (as).”   [Mustadrakal?Wasail, vol 1 pg. 391]”

Holy prophet (saw) to lady Fatimah (sa):  “On the Day of Judgment, you shall intercede for the ladies and I shall intercede for the men; every person who has wept over the tragedy of Husain (A.S.), we shall take him by the hand and lead him into Paradise.”   [Bihar al?Anwar vol. 94 pg. 192]

~ “We call ourselves LOVERS of Imam Husayn (as)”???

~ During the majalis, when we hear the tragedy of Kerbala, we mourn on them, cry on Imam Husayn (as) & his Beloved relatives & companions, once we are out of majalis, outside we forget the grief!!    WHY??

~ Arent we supposed to mourn what befell on Imam Husayn (as) in Kerbala?

~ Dont we all know that after 10th Muharram, when Imam (as) was martyred, the actual tragic started?

~ After Shame Ghariba, Imam Sajjad (as) & the ladies of the Holy Household house hold of Ahlulbayt (as) were captivated.

 ~Imam Sajjad (as) relates that “I was mounted upon a feeble and naked Camel (without a litter), while the head of Imam Husain (a.s) was raised upon a bamboo.
And the women were behind me mounted upon mules devoid of saddles. While the guards had surrounded us behind our heads and all around with extended lances.
And if a drop of tear would fall off from anyone of our eyes, their heads would be beaten with their lances, until they entered us into the city of Damascus.
And a caller was announcing, ‘O Syrians! These are the captives of the accursed family’.” (Allah’s refuge)

~ Shaikh Mufeed says that they looted the belongings, camels and the chattels of Imam Husain (a.s) and also the veils of the women-folk of his family.

~Hameed bin Muslim says that by Allah! I have seen with my own eyes that they pulled the veils off the shoulders of the women-folk, their daughters or other ladies and removed from them forcibly.

~It is related, that then Umar bin Sa’ad called out was standing in the battlefield, when in a loud voice among his accomplices, “Who is desirous of volunteering to gallop the horses upon the back and chest of Husain?” Ten men among them volunteered to do so, among them was Ishaq bin Hawah Hazramee, the one who robbed the shirt of Imam Husain (a.s). The others being Akhnas bin Mursid, Hakeem bin Tufayl Sumbosi, Umar bin Sabeeh Saydawi, Raja’ bin Manqaz Abadi, Saleem bin Khaysamah Ju’fi, Wahez bin Na’em, Saleh bin Wahab Ju’fi, Hani bin Sabeet Hazramee and Usayd bin Malik. (May Allah’s curse be upon all of them). They trampled the body of Imam Husain (a.s) with their horse’s hooves until they crushed his chest and back. The narrator says that these ten men came to Ubaydullah, and Usayd bin Malik among them said, “We trampled the chest after the back with the powerful hooves”. (Ubaydullah) Ibne Ziyad said, “Who are you?” They replied, “We trampled the back of Husain until the bones of his chest turned into a powder”, he bestowed some gifts upon them.

These are the references.  Kindly refer to it :

Refer to Chapter 3 of this book “Nafasul Mahmoom (Relating to the heart rending tragedy of Karbala By Haj Shaikh Abbas Qummi (a.r.))

Relating To The Incidents After The Martyrdom

Plundering of the belongings of Imam Husain (a.s) and the wailing of the womenfolk of the Household (Ahlulbayt)

Looting of the heads of the martyrs, jewelery of the women folk and Camels of the Master of the oppressed by the Kufan army

Incidents of the evening of the 10th of Muharram (Ashura) & despatching the blessed heads to the accursed Ubaydullah bin Ziyad (LA) –

Exit of Umar bin Sa’ad (LA) from Karbala to Kufa –

Relating to the burial of our Master Imam Husayn (as) & His companions

Entry of the Household (Ahlulbayt) of Imam Husain (a.s) into Kufa & Sermon of Lady Zaynab, Lady Kulthum (sa) & Imam Sajjad (as) in Kufa –

Relating to the entry of the Household of Imam Husain (a.s) into the presence of Ubaydullah bin Ziyad

Ubaydullah bin Ziyad despatches Abdul Malik Salami to Madinah with the news of Martyrdom of Imam Husain (a.s), and the sermon of Abdullah bin Zubayr in Makkah

Despatching of the blessed heads and the Pure Household by Ubaydullah bin Ziyad, the accursed, from Kufa to Syria, and the events that occurred thereafter

A short account of the events taken place en route to Syria

a) Entry of the Household (Ahlulbayt) into Syria and the blessed head in Damascus

b) Dream of Sayyedah Sakinah, daughter of Imam Husain (a.s)

c) Dream of the wife of Yazeed and her lamenting upon Imam Husain (a.s) –

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