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Uprising Imam Hussein (AS)

The views on the uprising of Karbala and Imam Hussein (AS)

  British writer, Freya Stark, said:


“The Shiites throughout the Islamic world revive the memory of Al-Hussein and his killing and mourn him the first ten days of the month of Muharram… There he pitched his camp while his enemies surrounded him and held the water: the details are as living to-day as then, 1257 years ago; nor can anyone with much profit visit these Holy Cities unless he knows something of the story, for its tragedy is built into their very foundation. It is one of the few stories I can never read without weeping.”


Indian leader, Mahatma Gandhi, said: “I learnt from Hussain how to attain victory while being oppressed.”

Mahatma Gandhi’s first Salt Satyagrah was inspired by Imam Hussain’s nonviolent resistance to the tyranny of Yazid. Gandhi is said to have studied the history of Islam and Imam Hussain (A), and was of the opinion that Islam represented not the legacy of a sword but of sacrifices of saints like Imam Hussain (A).

Mahatma Gandhi writes:“My faith is that the progress of Islam does not depend on the use of sword by its believers, but the result of the supreme sacrifice of Hussain (A), the great saint.”

“I have looked into the biography of Imam Al-Hussein, the great martyr of Islam, and I have scrutinized the tragedy of Karbala and reached the conclusion that if India wishes to achieve victory, it has to model after Al-Hussein.”


Charles Dickens (English novelist) writes: “If Husain had fought to quench his worldly desires…then I do not understand why his sister, wife, and children accompanied him. It stands to reason therefore, that he sacrificed purely for Islam.”


The Japanese writer Koiana: “He stated in some of his texts: The revolution of Imam Hussain AS enlightened the path of salvation to the oppressed, firmed their attitudes, pulled them out of misguidance, and cleared to their minds routs of justice


Edward Gibbon Brown, the professor of Arabic and oriental studies at the University of Cambridge, praises Imam Hussain in these words:

“… a reminder of the blood-stained field of Kerbala, where the grandson of the Apostle of God fell at length, tortured by thirst and surrounded by the bodies of his murdered kinsmen, has been at any time since then sufficient to evoke, even in the most lukewarm and heedless, the deepest emotions, the most frantic grief, and an exaltation of spirit before which pain, danger and death shrink to unconsidered trifles."

[A Literary History of Persia, London, 1919, p. 227]

Tolstoy, the Russian thinker and author said: “No doubt Hussain was among greatest rebel men in purpose to correct the governess who were deviated away from the right path, and for his attitudes he obtained that martyrdom which the free once wishes”


The Egyptian writer Abbas Mahmod Al’aqad said, “The revolution of Imam Hussain is one of the unique revolution in History which there is no similar to it until now whether religious calls or political revolutions. Umayyad state did not last for long, not even for the average of life of a normal human. The period between Hussain revolution and the fall of Umayyad was not more than sixty years or a little more”


Author and Islamic researcher, Hashim Ma’rof Alhasani said,

“The revolution of Imam Hussain AS was the bright light which enlightened the path of those who wanted to follow Islam as the right path and a pure mirror to get rid from the present situation which the nation lives, and to get rid from its reality which limited its freedom.”

He also said, “Hussain AS was the only heir of that revolution which his grandfather The Greatest Messenger SAWA against the mindless ignorance age, and paganism racism, to save the weak once on earth from injustice, oppression, and slavery.”

“Imam Hussain AS did his great stance which confused minds, for its deep meanings, heroism, sacrifice, which history never told about something similar to it for the sake of faith, principles, and the freedom of human and dignity.”

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