The month of Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar year. Every injustice and oppression recall us of karbala, the tragic incident took place on the tenth of Muharram which was eye opener for the whole world. It was murder of Imam Hussain (AS), his famil members and his friends by the Yazid. Yazid was most cruel ruler at that time. Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) was the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and Prophet loved him dearly, his affection for Hussain was absolutely wonderful. The whole world accepted the fact that Hussain (AS) saved Islam from the destruction by sacrificing his precious life, it was a
battle between Haqq (right) and Batil (wrong) and in this battle Haqq clearly won. Imam Hussain (AS) gave the practicle concept of justice, he fought bravely against despotic ruler Yazid.
Some historians, scholars, writers philosphers and world leaders who said wonderful things about Imam Hussain (AS) which include Dr. K. Sheldrake, Charles Dickens ,Thomas Carlyle, Edward Gibbon , William Muir,Sir Mohammad Iqbal , Browne, here i will quote two of them, Sir Muhammad Iqbal and Thomas Carlyle; “Imam Husain uprooted despotism forever, till the Day of Resurrection. He watered the dry gardens of freedom with a surging wave of his blood, and indeed he awakened the sleeping Muslim nation. If Imam Husain (AS) had aimed at acquiring the worldly empire, he would not have traveled the way he did. Husain weltered in blood and dust for the sake of truth. Verily, therefore, he becomes the foundation of the Muslim creed ‘La Ilaha Il-lallah,’ meaning, there is no deity but
Allah (God).” – Sir Mohammad Iqbal
“The best lesson which we get from the tragedy of Cerebella 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
Most of our youth in the society have different role models like film stars, sportspersons, politicians etc, these role models serve no purpose in uplifting their character, our youth are busy in listening to music, watching movies, entertainment etc. Young boys and girls should make role model and their hero one and only Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS).
Hazrat Imam Hussain(AS) was a brilliant young boy and is definitely the role model for the youth, his upright character, his stand for justice are some of his characteristics which today’s youth should take up. Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) laid the foundation of the revolution with his blood and that revolution changed the world forever. Hujjatul-Islam Maulana Ali Naqvi has written that in Karbala, the largest number of true Muslims gathered in the entire history of Islam. Imam Husain was not seeking the best fighters, since his goal was not to fight to win a physical war. He was looking for men of principle, true Muslims, firm and patient, who would go through the utmost hardships successfully. Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) challenged Yazid and in the process Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) laid down his precious life for the cause of justice, this battle changed the world forever, the sacrifice of Hussain (AS) will be remembered forever. Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) revived Islam through his upright character and by sacrificed his precious life, his role as a young man in the battle field was brilliant his every move in the battle catches the heart and mind of every human being in the world, he was definitely a gifted young man.
If we look at Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS)’s life closely we come to know that his upbringing was very much inspiring .He was very much dear to Prophet Muhammad (SAW), Prophet’s love for Hazrat Imam Hussain(AS) catches everyone’s eye. Most of our youth in the society have different role models like film stars, sportspersons, politicians etc, these role models serve no purpose in uplifting their character, our youth are busy in listening to music, watching movies, entertainment etc. Young boys and girls should make role model and their hero one and only Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS), when they will make Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) as their role model then they will take up their responsibilities with utmost care and will become best human beings. Some of our youth are indulging in different crimes like rape, drug addiction etc. The reason is that our youth have given up the guidance of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS), youth should wake up and follow the way of Imam Hussain (AS). Once they will do it success will kiss their forehead, Insha-Allah
(The author presently Principal at Alamdar public school Bandzoo Pulwama writes on Islamic topics exclusively for “Kashmir Horizon”. The views of the author are his personal)