Great message of Karbala, Editorial 31 July 2023.

Great message of Karbala 

The battle of Karbala has given message to humanity forever. It  bears an intrinsic message for all human beings of all times to uplift the human spirit beyond short-sighted materialistic pursuits and establish a just and equitable order in society.

The moral message of Karbala is relevant for all times .Live  and die with an honor and respect and don’t accept injustice on any condition. Imam Hussein a.s. once said that the authorities in Kufa had given him only two options — humiliation or death. He carried on to say, ‘And we do not accept humiliation’. Dying for the cause “Islam” is martyrdom and a great honor.

As a matter of fact, Every year, in the month of Muharram, millions of Muslims (both Shias and Sunnis) mourn the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (a.S), his family and friends. Some do it to the highest level of emotional and sentimental state and others equally feel the pain of agony experienced by the martyrs.

It is heart refreshing that When people gather to recall and cry over the brutality meted out to Imam Hussain (a.s) , his family and followers, it unconsciously imbues a profound impact on one’s character and thinking. The beauty of this pain that moves a soul to tears not only softens the heart but enhances the virtues of empathy, compassion and humanity. 

Pages of history bear witness to the fortitude, courage and determination of scores of warriors and fighters who have left indelible marks on the canvas of bravery but no battle can match Karbala in its message of justice and peace. 

We need to live a life of justice and respect humanity then only we can proudly say we are implementing message of Karbala in our lives.