Karbala lessons


Some people say that the battle of Karbala was a battle of two princes. It was not a war of Islam or values but a war of power. Charles Dickens wrote in response:
If Hussain had fought to quench his worldly desires then why his sister, wife and children accompanied him? It stands for reason therefore, that he sacrificed purely for Islam. ”
“If Imam Hussein had fought only for his own desires (as some people say it was not a fight for Islam but for power), I do not understand why he took his wife, his sister and children with him. ? The only reason is that their sacrifice was for the sake of Islam. ”
It has been the rule of the world that the majority is right. The principle of modern democracy is that power is handed over to the one chosen by the majority. Imam Hussein changed this attitude in Karbala and proved that the criterion of victory is not majority but truth and truth. Man should support the truth, not the majority and the powerful. The famous Scottish historian Thomas Carlyle said:
The best lesson that we get from the tragedy of Cereballa is that Husain and his companions were rigid believers in God. They illustrated that the numerical superiority does not count when it comes to the truth. ”
The tragedy of Karbala teaches us that Imam Hussein and his companions were true followers of God who proved that numerical superiority does not matter when confronted with the truth. ”
Whenever a war ends, it leaves behind a painful chapter of destruction, but Imam Hussein told a story in Karbala that the world remembers him as a trend setter rather than a government. He also received blessings and sympathy from all sections of the people and left lessons for them which are a beacon in any difficulty. Anthony Bara says:
“No battle in the modern and past history of mankind has earned more sympathy and admiration as well as provided more lessons than the martyrdom of Husayn in the battle of Karbala.”
The martyrdom of Imam Hussein in the tragedy of Karbala earned him compassion and praise (in terms of patience, courage and perseverance) and left lessons for humanity. There is no other precedent in the history of ancient and modern wars in the world. ”
The life of Yazid and Imam Hussein teaches us that there are two kinds of kings in the world, those who rule over hearts and those who rule over bodies. Bodies can be bent by the force of the sword and power, but hearts cannot be ruled. Yazid ruled a mortal body for a few days and died, but Hussein is still alive today because those who rule hearts still live. Dr. Radha Krishna states that:
“Though Imam Hussain gave his life years ago, his indestructible soul rules the hearts of people even today.”
“Even though Imam Hussein gave it to Allah Almighty years ago, his immortal soul still rules the hearts of the people.”
Although history is unable to provide such evidence, it is still propagated by Orientalists that Islam thrives on the sword. The fact is that the strong edifice of Islam is based on high morals and great sacrifices. Mahatma Gandhi pointed out that:
“My faith is that the progress of Islam does not depend on the use of the sword by its believers, but the result of the supreme sacrifice of Hussein.”
“I believe that the great progress of Islam is not due to the sword of its followers but to the great sacrifice of Imam Hussein.”
The world has always relied on weapons and troops. Even today, every country wants to increase the number of troops and weapons and considers it a guarantee of survival, but Imam Hussein, by destroying Yazidism with just a few swords and the population, gave the message that survival depends on something else. ? Rabindranath Tagore says:
“In order to keep alive justice and truth? instead of an army or weapons? success can be achieved by sacrificing lives? exactly what Imam Hussain did?”
Whenever there is a war between two religions or nations, the hero of one is the villain of the other and the hero of the other is the villain of the former. How many personalities in the world are considered heroes even by their opponents? If searched in this regard, there is only one Imam Hussain whose sacrifice is considered a source of pride by every school of thought. Maybe someone rightly said, “Every nation will call us Hussein.” And this is because the great causes for which Imam Hussein sacrificed are harming every nation. Dr. Prashad says:
“The sacrifice of Imam Hussain is not limited to one country, or nation, but it is the hereditary state of the brotherhood of all mankind.”