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Hazrat Imama Hussain (a.s)

Imam Hussain (A.S) is the son of Imam Ali (A.S) and Fatima (S.A) the daughter of holy Prophet MUHAMMAD (P.B.U.H).

He was the second grandson of the prophet MUHAMMAD (P.B.U.H) and he was the holy Prophet's third caliph successor, after his father and brother HASAN (A.s) Like his father and Brother, he was the Imam (Leader) of the people [on the instructions from ALLAH Almighty, prophet MUHAMMAD (P.B.U.H) announced the twelve Imams who would succeed him in leading the Muslim nation] Imam Hussain is the father of the nine Imams who followed him in succession.

He was born in Madina on the third of the month of Sho'ban, in the third year of Hijra - 624 CE.

On the day of Ashura, while suffering from extreme thirst, he was brutally killed and his head severed by the swords of the army of Yazid-bin-mawiyah on Saturday the 10th of Muharram in the year 61 after Hijra around 681 CE - in karbala, Iraq.

His son and successor, Imam Ali ibn HUSSAIN, ZAIN UL ABIDIN (A.S) prepared his headless body, after being left in the field for three days, and buried him in the fields of Karbala, where his shrine stands today.

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The Holy Prophet has said in the praise of Imam Hasan and Imam Hussain (A.S) "My two grandsons are the delights of my eyes." "Hassan and Hussain are the leaders of the youth in Paradise." "Hassan and Hussain are both Imams weather they rise up or not."

He was the most Knowledgeable and the best worshiper among the people of his time. He would pray one thousands Rak'ahs every night like his father, and on many nights he would carry sacks of food to the needy, to the extent that the marks of carrying heavy sacks were clearly vsible on his back after his death. He was very kind, had a great and forbearing personality, and was hard on those who disobeyed ALLAH.

When a bedouin Arab came to Imam Hussain seeking help he recited the following poem for the Imam

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Disappointed will not be he who makes request from you. For you are generous trustworthy and your father was the killer of profigate and corrupt individuals. If it was not for the former (members) of your (Family), We would still have been in hell. Then Imam Hussain (A.s), While avoiding eye contact with the man, gave him four thousand gold coins (Dinars) and apologized to the man saying Take this for I apologies to you, and rest assure that you have my sympathy For if I were in a different situation and I had more (money) to offer you, I Would have given you far more

Through his courageous revolution, the like of which there has been none in the world, he revived the Islamic Law and the religion of his grandfather, and furthermore he even revived the whole world until the Day of Judgment. He is the leader of the martyrs and the best among people after his elder brother Throughout his life the Muslims used to revere and adore Imam Hussain (A.S), and used to see in him what they had seen his grandfather, the Messenger of Allah (P.B.U.H). Their adoration for Imam Hussain was not just because he was the grandson of the prophet (P.B.U.H), but also because he was the manifestation of the teachings of Islam and the conducts of the Messenger of Allah (P.B.U.H), no one could fail to see examples of the highest moral qualities in his behavior