Condolences on the arrival of Ashura and martyrdom of Imam Hussain (AS) and his companions to all followers of Ahlal-bayte (AS).
Imam Hussain (AS) is the third Imam of Shiites and the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and the son of Hazrat Ali (AS) and Hazrat Zahra (AS).
According to the verse of the Holy Quran, Imam Hussain (AS) was considered as the son of the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) and the Prophet (PBUH) loved him very much. The Prophet of Islam has mentioned many virtues for Imam Hussain (AS).
In the year 60 A.H., Imam Hussain (AS) moved from his hometown Madina to Mecca with his family and Ahl al-Bayt in order not to pledge allegiance to the oppressive and tyrannical government of Yazid and stayed in Mecca for a few months.
After a few months, because the enemies planned to assassinate and kill Imam Hussain (AS) in Mecca, and on the other hand, thousands of people of Kufa had invited him to come to Kufa to be supported by the people, so Imam (AS) moved towards Kufa.
On the way to Kufa, Ubaidullah bin Ziyad's army prevented Imam Hussain (AS) from going to Kufa, and he had to stop in the land of Karbala in the second day of month of Muharram.
The government of Yazid asked Imam Hussain (AS) to surrender and pledge allegiance to Yazid, but Imam Hussain (AS) categorically refused and did not accept it because Yazid was a tyrant, oppressive, corrupt, irreligious, and incompetent person, and if Imam (AS) had pledged allegiance to him in fact, he helped his oppression and corruption, and religious values were exposed to destruction, so Imam Hussain (AS) stood against oppression, corruption and deviation and never gave up.
On the seventh day of Muharram, Omar Saad's army shut off the water on Imam Hussain (AS) and his companions and family, and on the tenth day of Muharram, which is called Ashura, the oppressive Yazid army, which according to some reports was more than 30 thousand people and was under the command of Omar Saad, started the war against Imam Hussain (AS).
There were 72 companions of Imam Hussain (AS), but Imam Hussain (AS) and his companions, although they were very few, were never afraid and bravely fought the enemy army.
First, the companions of Imam Hussain (AS) fought with the enemies, and after the martyrdom of all his companions, it was the turn of the Imam's children and family members, and the first person from the family of Imam Hussain (AS) who fought with the enemies was his young son Hazrat Ali Akbar (AS) and after him, it was the turn of Imam Hussain's brothers, nephews, nieces, etc., and they also fought with the enemies one after the other and all of them were martyred.
The enemies did not spare even the six-month-old child of Imam Hussain (AS) and killed him with an arrow that hit his throat while he was in the arms of Imam Hussain (AS).
Because the enemies had shut off water to Imam Hussain (AS) and his companions, all the companions of Imam Hussain (AS) were martyred with thirsty lips.
The last person who went to war with the enemies was Imam Hussain (AS). Imam Hussain (AS) went to fight with the enemies while on the one hand he had lost his best loved ones and there was no one left to help him and on the other hand he was very thirsty but still he fought bravely with the enemies until his enemies martyred him unjustly and with thirsty lips, and after his martyrdom, they separated his head from his body and cut his body into pieces.
After the martyrdom of Imam Hussain and his companions, the enemies captured the family of Imam Hussain (AS) and hurt them a lot and martyred the three-year-old daughter of Imam Hussain (AS).
Yes, Imam Hussain (AS) sacrificed himself and his best loved ones for the religion of truth and divine and human values and taught people to never accept oppression and fight oppression, always seek the pleasure of Allah, fulfill their divine duty, trust in Allah, do not sell their hereafter to the temporary life of this world and...
Imam Hussain (AS) watered high religious values with his blood and revived the religion of truth and religious values, and taught humanity lessons such as courage, standing against oppressors, freedom, patience, doing one's duty, etc.
Shiites and lovers of Ahl al-Bayt (AS) mourn every year during the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (AS) so that the name of Imam Hussain (AS) and his noble goals remain forever.
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