Saturday, November 24, 2012

On Ashoura...

 (Women look on as they observe the Ashoura holiday in Istanbul, Turkey)

Ashoura, is the the tenth day of the Islamic month of Muharram, is marked by believers as the day that Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings upon him), was killed in the Battle of Karbala in the year 680 A.D.

The best lesson which we get from the tragedy of Karbala 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 and the falsehood. The victory of Husain, despite his minority, marvels me! -Thomas Carlyle

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