When al-Ḥusayn radi Allahu ‘anhu was martyred, the world stood still for seven days and the stars collided with one another. He was killed on the Day of ‘Ashūra’ [10th of Muharram] and there was a lunar eclipse on that day and the horizon was a blood-red color for six months after that. The redness of the sky continued after that, even though such a thing had never been seen before. It was also said that not a single stone was overturned in Jerusalem on that day except that fresh blood was found beneath it.
~ Imam Jalāl al-Dīn al-Suyūṭī (Rahimāhullāh) Tārīkh al-Khulafā’, Pages: 184–188. –
Defender, Reviver, Protector of Islam,
Imam Hussain Ibn Ali, (radi Allahu ‘anhum) most fragrant flower
of the Prophet (salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)
Endless peace be upon you Oh Hussayn!
When the captives comprising of the blessed household of our Beloved Prophet Muḥammad (ﷺ) chained, heartbroken, and wounded were brought to the court of Ibn Ziyād (Yazīds governor in Kūfa) he asked Lady Zaynab radi Allahu ‘anha (Imām ‘Alī’s eldest daughter (radi Allahu ‘anhu) and, Imam Ḥusayn’s sister (radi Allahu ‘anhu)):
“Did you see what God brought to your brother Ḥusayn?”
“By God, I saw nothing but beauty.”
So great and eminent a personality, is this great Prophet – Salla Allahu ‘alayhi wasallam, whose Kingdom encircles the East and the West and whose greatness and stature, is heard in all the Seven Heavens; yet, there is no ornamentation in his house. In his entire blessed life, he did not even get a stomach full of dried dates and wheat to eat!
“The possessor of the entire universe, yet, coarse wheat is his food,May there be a thousand salams upon his blessed appetite”
Look at his regal robes! Nearly seventy patches adorn them. Most amazing of all, even those pieces of cloth for the patchwork are not of the same fabric! For nearly two continuous months, no smoke is seen in the Royal Kitchen, (preparing any food). This is the condition of his worldly life. And when we look at his Religious Existence, we take an oath that the entire universe sings his praises.
“He is the true leader of the entire universe, yet, though there is nothing (externally) with him, the treasures of both worlds are found in his bare hands!”
At this time, let us emphasize that these trials and tribulations are happily carried out by him. He has not been made helpless.
Salla Allahu ‘alayhi wasallam!
Taken from Shaykh Hasan Rida Khan’s *Karbala – The Mirror of Qiyamah*
What Sujood Can Ever Be Compared
to The Sujood Of Imam Hussain رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ
To Me, Death Is Nothing But Happiness,
And Living Under Tyrants Nothing But Living In A Hell.
– Sayyiduna Husayn Ibn ‘Ali (Radi Allahu ‘anhum) –
O’ Hasan let the disrespectful blaspheming sect hear;
That Sunnis sing the praises of the Ahl al-Bayt.
– Mawlana Hasan Raza Khan rahimahu Llah –
The Warrior of God,
he whose eyes once sparkled with joy as he played upon the Prophet ﷺ’s knee.
Master of the Youth of Jannah.
Darkness of this day aches my heart,
A shade after Asr, Karbala turns red.
And trials intensify for the noble women;
Even today you can hear their shrills.
Thus, the mountains have turned mute,
For they’ve witnessed a great atrocity.
– Fahad Faruqui –