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The story of Karbala

 

The story of Karbala

Prophet Mohammed his grandson Hussein Was killed in the Battle of Karbala why Did this battle happen and why is it so important to Islamic history after the 4th Caliph Ali was assassinated in 661 a power vacuum emerged leading to Muawiya assuming the role as caliph despite opposition from part of the Ummah who wanted Hassan son of Ali who was the grandson of the Prophet as the Caliph to avoid further bloodshed after years of conflict has son signed the peace treaty with aria, this the

treaty stipulated that Muawiya  would not appoint a successor after him in the year 670, Hassan was assassinated leaving his brother Husain to take on his duties the treaty was breached when Muawiya  named his son Yazid his successor in 680 beginning the Umayyad dynasty Yazeed spread his power through corruption bribery and the use of violence to legitimize his rule Yazeed demanded allegiance from the same as a knife used as Yazeed was openly corrupt and known to be brutal Husain was forced to flee Medina on the threat of imprisonment and assassination he had received thousands of letters from Kufa Iraq pledging support for an uprising against the heed of his refusal to pay allegiance he said I am ready to fight for the sole goal of seeking the reform of the home of my grandfather the prophet of Allah I want to enjoin good and forbid evil Husain first went to Mecca for Hajj but then left to avoid violence and preserve the sanctity of the holy city I same departed with his

family and companions to Khufu in response to the threat of rebellion from the coffins, you see the splash the governor to Kufa to quash dissent this led to thousands of coffins withdrawing their support and the threat of violence as they approached Kufa Hussein's The caravan was intercepted by a battalion of Yazid's army led by a man named

the whole area he a greater army which numbered in the thousands led by Omar bin Saud joined him and surrounded her scenes camp in what is now known as Karbala in In modern-day Iraq the army cut off access to water for Husain and his family leaving the men women and children to suffer from days of thirst in Iraq's blistering desert heat the army demanded allegiance from her same threatening him with death despite all the odds the same refused to back down on the night before the battle, Hussein told his companions that they were free to leave but they pledged to stand beside him in the face of certain defeat the following morning on the 10th of Muharram is known as the Day of Ashura Husain delivered a powerful speech reminding the opposition that he was still the grandson of the Prophet and that he still wished to leave moved by her same speech horror abandoned him insides army and joined her Saints the battle commenced with Hussein's 70-odd companions facing off against an army of what many historians number to be 30,000 the Companions of Hussein fought a group by group and were martyred on the battlefield eventually, Husain was left with a handful of remaining family members they too were killed, Hussein now at no one beside him pleaded with the enemy forces for water for his six-month-old baby the enemy responded by firing a fatal arrow at the infant killing her scenes child in his arms Husain buried the child and bid farewell to the woman and children of his camp he fiercely charged into the battlefield where after fighting valiantly eventually fell from his horse and was surrounded by the enemy soldiers the grandson of the Prophet was brutally attacked from all sides and beheaded the enemy forces attacked and plundered the possession of the dead bodies as well as the camp of the saints family the tents were set ablaze with the woman inside which included granddaughters of the Holy Prophet the family were taken captive by his deeds army later to be paraded to Damascus in Syria the story of Karbala took the Muslim Ummah as news spreads launching several uprisings across the Muslim Empire, many argue that the Battle of Karbala forever changed the course of Islamic history, the day of Ashura is mourned globally by millions of Muslims both Sunni and Shia to honor the heroic stand of the prophet's grandson Hussein

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