Articles \ Lessons from the tragedy of Karbala
By Sayed Salman Hadi Altu'ma
An occurrence of a painful incident during this month, happened in the
Islamic history long time ago, it is the tragedy of Al-taf which its event still
alive during eternity.
The tragedy of Karbala represented a role which one of the extraordinary
humanitarian roles and gave the Islamic world unforgettable lessons which won't
be forgotten along eternity.
From this eternal city, Imam Hussain AS directed a fatal blow towards Umayyad.
In this noble land the martyrs ran their battle of rightfulness and dignity,
then their innocent pure blood was shed watering the land of Al-taf and it was
colored with their blood. They sacrificed their Precious selves for the sake of
honor and sovereignty and it was the most effective event in the Islamic
personality and to achieve the goal of the noble Islamic unity.
He who researches the Islamic history can feel that high position and the
glorious which happened to this holy city since the martyrdom of our master
AlHussain AS until today.
Imam Hussain AS gave significant lessons in revolution, freedom, defend the
self-honor and so he gave himself, family, children as sacrifices on the sand of
the desert and as offerings to the altar of honor and integrity for the sake of
correction the law of his grandfather so that Imam Hussain did his mighty stance
in the land of Al-taf with no fear or care, as if he was describing his
situation with this poem:
"If the religion of Mohammad was not going to live on except with me dead*** let
the swords tear me to pieces
This is my blood, let the swords drink from it*** and let the spears enjoys my
The day of Ashura cross by us every year, after the martyrdom of Hussain, on the
10th of Muharram, to remind us on the heroism of the father of the free, and his
firm stance against the tyrant Yazeid. That battlefield between truth and
falsehood, when the injustice almost defeated, and the justice to win, and the
right to prevail, and nothing should prevail above it.
Whoever studies the details of the horrible tragedy, and imagines the convoy of
glory stepping towards the way of sacrifice and martyrdom, and the stances the
hero of Al-alqami (river) of defending the harem of Hussain AS and his horrible
death in Karbala, will learn lessons and great examples.
It is incumbent upon us, to learn from those lessons, and accept that examples
to be able to get through life freely, to build our stardom, and to return the
right eminent position to the Islamic nation in history. The consultation,
collaboration, unity of rows and stances, filtering conflicts, and to work for
general goodness and other great works will lead us to fulfill the message of
Imam Hussain AS and to perform our sacred duty and work on to glorify and