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Al-Hussein's (a.s.) revolution: An extension of the Messenger's Hijra

Since the early years of Islam, Muslims chose the immigration as the starting point of the Islamic calendar. It is also said that they consulted Imam Ali (a.s.) on that and he agreed. Then, in the year 60 H. Imam Al-Hussein (a.s.) immigrated from Medina to Mecca, and then from Mecca to Karbala.

The Hussaini platform

The majales, or Husseini congregations, has been going on for as long as we can remember. However, the themes, methods of narrations and stories have not developed yet. The concept of Ashoura is one that has untimely significances and connotations...

In praise of Al-Hussein (a.s.)

Following are sayings by a number of international figures of different cultures, affiliations and regions in praise of Al-Hussein, which reveal how these figures were influenced by the dedicated character of Al-Hussein (a.s.) in serving the Message of Islam until he was martyred.

The immortal Sayyeda Zeinab (a.s.)

Historically, female leaders have been overshadowed in the mainstream Muslim world. In fact, Islam would not have survived all that time if it were not for the phenomenal female figures who propagated the message of Islam including Lady Khadijah, Lady Fatima (a.s.), and Lady Zeinab.

Imam Hussein (a.s.): The epitome of justice and tolerance

Imam Hussein (a.s) remains an icon of principles in the Islamic world. He refused to surrender to the unjust ruler Yazid, who destroyed the concept of leadership through “consensual democracy” and began a spiritually destructive greedy dynasty. However, the sacrifice of Imam Hussein (a.s) is looked up as the revival of the faith and justice.

The life of Imam Al-Hussein (a.s.)

More than 1300 years after his martyrdom Imam Al-Hussein (a.s.) still stands as an exemplary figure in terms of his leadership, bravery, and patience. This memory of the greatest martyr in the Islamic history has affected Muslims and non-Muslims until today as many a lesson can be derived from his life.

The Majales in their religious and social context

“O you who believe! When it is said to you, Make room in (your) assemblies, then make ample room, Allah will give you ample, and when it is said: Rise up, then rise up. Allah will exalt those of you who believe, and those who are given knowledge, in high degrees; and Allah is Aware of what you do.” (58:11)

The Massacre of Karbala: A historical recount

“The Massacre of Karbala: A historical recount”; an article piled by Bayynat, discussing the massacre of Karbala and wholly covers its aspects: Karbala throughout history, the general dominating circumstances on the eve of Al-Hussein’s (a.s.) rebellion, Al-Hussein (a.s.): the challenge and the confrontation, the journey of heroism and bravery, the cause and the stand, a lesson and an example.

The sermon of Sayyeda Zeinab (a.s.) in Al-Kufa

The sermon that Sayyeda Zeinab, the sister of Imam Al-Hussein (a.s.), delivered in Al-Kufa; which is a brilliant example of how her bereaved heart impacted the people through her sermon. This sermon was so powerful that it converted the glorious show of victory into a mournful ceremony, where the evil doings of the governor were revealed, and it made the delighted happy faces o sadden, and many even began to cry. As a matter of fact, her eloquent speech even boosted people's anger toward the governor.

The sermon of Sayyeda Zeinab (a.s.) in Yazid’s palace

Sayyeda Zeinab (a.s.), the sister of Imam Al-Hussein (a.s.), delivered this sermon in Yazid’s palace, after the tragedy of Karbala, in which she faced him very bravely and told him of his evildoings, winning the hearts of the people present at the palace. Moreover, she revealed to the people the principles and practices of Islam and the wrong and merciless killings of the followers of Imam Hussein in the battle of Karbala by Yazid and his cruel army. This sermon, along with others, reflects the bravery, serenity, chastity, eloquence, forbearance and patience that Sayyeda Zeinab (a.s.) enjoyed.

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