By Samiya Bint Nazir
Karbala being a tragic chapter in the history of Islam, but on the other side it gives us the way how we should respond to our present times oppressor. Our ever act should be based on the basic tenets of Islam . Our actions, way of life, conversation, even our day to day activities should charm on the principles of Islam.
Imam Hussain (A.S.) gave the supreme sacrifice in the battleground of Karbala. He along with his family, friends and followers were martyred in the battle field of Karbala. He gave his everything for the betterment of Ummah. Karbala didn’t stop there. This journey which Hussain ibn Ali (A.S.) initiated was propagated by Imam Sajad and Syeda Zainab (S.A.).
Zainab (S.A.) being a daughter, sister, wife, mother was the eyewitness of everything that happened in the battleground of Karbala with Imam Hussain (A.S.) and his companions. She saw how one by one from her family got surrounded by the army of Yazid. At last on the tenth of Muharram (Ashura) ,she along with her nephew Zainul Abideen (A.S.) ,some women folk and little children .The tyrant Yazid made her captive and put lot of difficulties in her path just to loosen her hope. But being a daughter of Ali ibn Abi Talib (A.S.) she remained steadfast to her mission which his brother started from Medina .She hold on the rope of patience as in mentioned in the Holy Quran, “Indeed Allah loves those who used to be placid if difficulties comes to their path” (Al Quran )”. She took a firm stand against the tyrant ruler Yazid who was alcoholic, used to caress with females and was against the human ethics. He tried to put hurdles in the path of Hussain (A.S.) and did everything to destroy Islamic principles but failed in his all nefarious designs.
The personality of lady Zainab (S.A.) did shaken the foundation of Yazid. She didn’t carry any spear or sword with her but her character, pure and pious lineage, morale and her truthfulness which tormented the shameful and real face of Yazid. She gave inspiring sermons to the people of Syria and Kufa where she preached the significance of uprising against the tyrant, immoral Yazid. She reminded people that Imam Hussain (A.S.) stood only to save the Sunnah and Deen of his grandfather Prophet Mohammad (SAWW) which Yazid wanted to damage with his sinful acts .
I salute to Syeda Zainab (S.A.) who indeed faced all the tribulations and miseries throughout her journey but she overcome all ordeals to spread the message of Karbala.
Ya ZAINAB (S.A), if we will be dismembered thousand and thousand times we will always remember and mourn for your brother HUSSAIN (A.S.).
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