Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A.) 'leader of the youth of Paradise'
On the birth of Hazrat Imam Hussain (Radi Allah Anhu), Hazrat Mohammad (Peace Be Upon Him) was became very happy and picked him in his lap and recited Azaan in his right ear and Aqamat in the left one.
In the early days, Holy Prophet (Peace be Upon Him) hinted about the incident of Karbala, he (Peace be Upon him) often hugged Hussain (Radi Allah Anhu) taking him into his lap and used to seep bitterly by saying “My son Hussain will face a very big tragedy”.
Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) once said,
“As a result of the martyrdom of Hussain such warmth will be kindled in the hearts of the believers that shall not become cold till the Day of Ressurection.”
‘Hussain’, name suggested by Allah
On the seventh day, after the birth of Imam Hussain (Radi Allah Anhu), the Angel Hazrat Jibril (Alaihisaalam) came to the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) and suggested him the name to new born baby ‘Hussain’ stating “Just as Haroon (Alaihisaalam) was the brother, sympathizer, and helper in each and every difficulty of Moosa (Alaihisaalam) similarly Ali (Radi Allah Anhu) is your sympathizer helper and brother in each and every matter of yours. Therefore, keep the name of this child upon the name of Haroon’s son ‘Shabeer’ in Hebrew, which translated into Arabic becomes ‘Hussain’.
Why Hazrat Imam Hussain remembered?
Hazrat Imam Hussain (Radi Allah Anhu) was remembered for the battle of Karbala, a mission Allah had entrusted him. Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) had many time disclosed statement regarding martyrdom of Hazrat Hussain.
Hazrat Hussain (Radi Allah Anhu) took stand against brutal and cruel regime of Yazid to uphold and put into practice amr-bil-Ma’roof (ordering for acknowledged virtues) and nahi anil munkar (forbidding from sin). During the struggle Hussain and his companions were al martyred and his family members were taken prisoners. His martyrdom gave the message to the people in the surrounding cities puting the agents and paid servants of the Bani Omayaid to disgrace and shame.
How World see Hussain (Radi Allah Anhu)
Khawaja Moinuddin Chisti
“He gave his head, but did not put his hand into the hands of Yazid”
Verily, Husaainn is the foundation of la ilaha illa Allah. Hussain is lord and the lord of lords. Husayn himself is Islam and the shield of Islam. Though he gave his head (for Islam) but never pledged Yazid. Truly Hussain is the founder of “There is no Deity except Allah .”
English Novelist, Charles Dickens
“If Husain had fought to quench his worldly desires…then I do not understand why his sister, wife, and children accompanied him. It stands to reason therefore, that he sacrificed purely for Islam.”
“I learnt from Hussain how to achieve victory while being oppressed.”
“My faith is that the progress of Islam does not depend on the use of sword by its believers, but the result of the supreme sacrifice of Hussain.”
Scottish historian and essayist, Thomas Carlyle
“The best lesson which we get fromthe tragedy of Karbala is that Husain and his companions were rigid believers in God. They illustrated that the numerical superiority does not count when it comes to the truth and the falsehood. The victory of Husain, despite his minority, marvels me!”
English historian and member of parliament, Edward Gibbon
“In a distant age and climate the tragic scene of the death of Hussain will awaken the sympathy of the coldest reader.”