The Islamic holiday known as Ashura commemorates the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (RA), the holy Prophet’s (PBUH) grandson, and his comrades at the Battle of Karbala on the tenth day of the Islamic month of Muharram. When faced with disasters, Imam Hussain (RA), his family, and associates displayed the greatest moral standards.
Here are some lessons that we think everyone should learn from Hazrat Imam Hussain’s (RA) remarkable journey:
Significance of Salah
Imam Hussain (RA) never forgot the significance of Salah when engaged in the Battle of Karbala. When it was time for Zuhr, Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions halted to pray despite the Yazid’s troops firing arrows at them nonstop.
Imam Hussain (RA) demonstrated to the devout believers that they should be willing to give up all to uphold Allah’s religion when it is in danger. He rebelled against Yazid when he saw how the dictator openly disobeyed Allah’s precepts.
One of the most important life lessons we can take from Imam Hussain (RA) is to be patient, even when things don’t go your way. Imam Hussain (RA) maintained his composure throughout everything, including the contract violation that led to hostilities with Muawiyah and the incident where he was turned away from water on the Euphrates. He had the patience to put his affairs in Allah’s hands despite the oppressors killing the Imam’s (RA) youngest child, Ali Asghar, who was just six months old.
On the Day of Ashura, when the battle was in full swing, he told his companions: “Be patient O ‘ the son of the nobles. Death is only a bridge that takes you from misery and loss to the vast Paradise and the eternal graces”
Imam Hussain’s (RA) legacy is one that exemplifies remarkable courage, determination, and grace in the face of oppression. Imam Hussain (RA) did not move from his true position in the face of enormous obstacles. On numerous occasions, including at Karbala, he was given the chance to swear allegiance to Yazid in exchange for the protection of his life and the lives of his family. However, Imam Hussain (RA) remained steadfast in his choice since he understood it would go against Islamic values.
Submission to Allah’s will
From an early age, when his Grandfather Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) would tell how he will be left alone in a place called Karbala, Imam Hussain (RA) was aware of his fate. However, Imam Hussain (RA) never questioned Allah’s plan, even when he was left alone on the Day of Ashura. He always accepted his fate.