Friday, December 17, 2010
Hazrat Imam Hussain - The Saviour of Islam
''SHAH AST HUSSAIN, BADSHAH AST HUSSAIN
DEEN AST HUSSAIN, DEEN PANAAH AST HUSSAIN
SAR DAAD NA DAAD DAST DAR DASTE YAZEED
HAQQA KE BINA LA ILAAHA AST HUSSAIN''
-Hazrat Khwaja Garib Nawaaz (Rahmatullahi Alaih)
The literal translation of the above Persian text is as below :
King is Hussain
Emperor is Hussain
Religion is Hussain
Saviour of Religion is Hussain.
He preferred to give his head rather than giving his hand in the hands of Yazeed.
By Allah, the foundation of Laa Ila Ha Illallaa (the doctrine of Islam - There is no God except Allah) is Hussain.
Alhamdullilah. It is due to the sacrifice of Hazrat Imaam Hussain (on the 10th day of Muharram) that Islam and the Holy Quran (the word of Allah) exists in the original form till this day.
The sacrifice of the grandson of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in the battle of Karbala with Yazeed, (who was a tyrant king and wanted to rule the Muslims by being their religious leader), is actually the Victory of Islam against falsehood. In the battle, almost the entire family of Imaam Hussain lost their lives. If the battle would be won by Yazeed, the religious texts of Islam would be corrupted and the Muslims would emulate the wrong practices being followed by the corrupt and immoral Yazeed. The events which followed after the matyrdom of Hazrat Imaam Hussain led to his downfall and later his death. And the Quran and teachings of Islam continued to remain as they were revealed to our beloved Prophet (pbuh) by Allah. Subhallah.
Even today, those Muslims who potray Islam in the inorrect way to innocent young Muslims and earn a bad name for Islam are, in a way, friends of Yazeed.
For those, who do not know, listed below are facts related with Ashura, the 10th Day of Muharram :
Q. Who is Hazrat Imaam Hussain R A?
A. He is the son of Hazrat Ali (son-in-law of Prophet Muhammad S A S)
Q. What is Muharram ?
A. In India, the holiday given for Ashura (10th day of Muharram) is referred to as 'Muharram'. Our fellow Indians get confused how to wish their Muslim friends and colleagues on this day. Some people call up to say 'Muharram mubarak', which is a wishing for a happy occasion. You have to then explain that it is not an event for celebration. Over a period of time, many non-Muslims have come to know that fact as wishes for this day have stopped.
Muharram is actually the first month of the Islamic calender. The holiday is given for the 10th day of Muharram, which is called Ashura.