Imam Husain knew that it was important to tear the mask of Islam from the face of unislamic rulers, and to save the Muslims from their misguided rulers. He asserted that it was obligatory to uphold the banner of Islam and defend the fundamental principles of Islamic political system. Time and time again people used to come to him and tell him about the situation of Kufa and the evil ways of Yazid. People of Kufa invited imam Hussain to Kufa.
Every year Muslims mourn on Shohada e Karbala. It is a shame how narrow or shallow indeed we have become, to mourn on Shahadat! When Allah says that Shohada are not dead and they are given rizk.
Those who truly sacrificed their lives for Islam understood the importance of Islam and its principals; they knew their life is true Islam, if they die to save Islam it’s worth it. How superior were their actions! How practical and pure!
It would have pleased them if we instead of mourning on “Shahadat” a superior status they earned, try to follow their steps and understand purpose of their stand. Imam Hussain like his father fought for Islam’s stability. To maintain its implementation by rightly guided.
From the prophet(P.B.U.H) to Hussain we find Islam being practiced and it is the only way we can compensate their efforts, to stand for Islam like they did, to sacrifice our lives, to speak against and fight with rulers who do not implement Islam and do not deserve ruling Muslims. The other important lesson from Karbala to be learned is unity, it is the strength of unity which would serve and disunity and clashes which will not let serve Islam.
By: Rehman Abdullah