The revolution that never end until the end of the universe?
Through out the history we read about revolutions at their induction, climax and decline. Almost all of these revolutions are based on mounting pressure by tyranny or a party in power. At the end a new state formed making certain correction yet not suitable for every one.
The revolution of Imam Hussein is the only one which will never end and will remain active and vivid at its climax against all tyrants and oppressors. Imam Hussein is a symbol for freedom and dignity not for one nation or religion or school but for all mankind at any time.
Imam Hussein is the son of the daughter of Prophet Mohammad (peace be up on them) and the son of Imam Ali (PBUH). More than 1400 years ago he refused to give allegiance to the tyrant of the time Yazid Bin Moawiyah who inherited power from his father by a decree before his death in Damascus. Yazid was dissipated, perverted, cruel tyrant. Right after proclamation of power he sent militant messengers to Madena and asked the most important peoples and chiefs of tribes to acknowledge his leadership as the Caliph or be killed. Almost all of them accepted but Imam Hussein. Some of them tried to convince Imam Hussein to do the same. Imam Hussein refused and he felt that giving such an allegiance from a person like his-good-self will be a very big mistake as it may pave a way for similar and even worse things in future. One has to know that Imam Hussein was the only son of a daughter of a Prophet on the face of the earth at the time.
After his refusal to submit to Yazid, Imam Hussein left his beloved birth place Madena towards Makah to perform the Umra (small kind of pilgrimage) and from there proceeded to Iraq. He knew that Yazid will send agents to kill him if he stayed in Madena or Makah as it happened with others before. Prior to that Imam Hussein received several letters from chief of tribes in Kuffa in Iraq asking him to come and they will provide him with protection and support. However Yazid transferred Obayidella Bin Ziad from Basrah to Kuffa as the new governor. OBZ was inequitable oppressive tyrant. He killed his opponents without mercy and by the cruelest ways. Before the arrival of Imam Hussein those who sent him their letters were almost turned against him or stayed away. On arrival Imam Hussein with seventy people most of them among his family (the family of Prophet Mohammad PBUH) faced a big army of more than thirty thousands men and cavalry.
They forced Imam Hussein to pull towards Kerbala about 60 KM south west of Kuffa. They prevented him and his children from water. They requested that he will submit his will completely to OBZ. Imam Hussein refused and asked them to leave him and his family to go somewhere else but they insisted not to leave him. On the day of 10th of Moharam there was an uneven battle between Imam Hussein and his few followers and Yazid's army which was ten of thousands. Imam Hussein and his followers were all killed and their tents burnt in the most horrific way especially for his children and women who were then taken as prisoners. Along the way towards Damascus the wicked army raised the heads of Imam Hussein, his sons, his brother, and his followers in front of the caravan of children and women. Along that way the children and women were therefore forced to see the heads of their beloved ones through out the way.
Just before arriving to Damascus there was a Monkery in a remote area. The monk saw the caravan from a distance which is not unusual for him to see some caravans as he was not far from the road used by traders and travelers at the time. In that caravan the monk saw some thing unusual. He saw in front of the caravan a beautiful light arising from the headmost of the caravan towards the heaven. The more the caravan became visible to the monk the more the light becomes clearer until to the surprise of the monk the light was shining from one of the heads on the spear. The monk descended from his church and asked the soldiers about this head who is he? They are transgressors; the soldiers replied! The monk was not convinced. He insisted to know. He is Hussein Bin Ali the son of Fatama the daughter of Prophet Mohammad; some soldiers told the monk. By the way and very interesting (Fatama) is a name used for Virgin Mary the mother of Jesus Christ (Peace be up on him and his mother and we love both of them). The monk had some money kept it for the hard times. He brought the money and asked the guards to let him the head while they are resting there and take the money. They agreed but to keep it secret. They took the money and the monk took the head of Imam Hussein. He washed the head and was crying and weeping. While the head was inside the monkery the monk heard the head reciting the holy Quran through out the night time while the head is there. The monk was then become Muslim serving the cause of Imam Hussein during his life.
Imam Hussein blood will stay recording victory over all tyrants in the history of mankind. It is a revolution that will never end.
If there is anything one may learn from Imam Hussein, is his resolution and determination about the principles, dignity, and freedom from becoming handicapped by inferior limitations. It is the victory of the oppressed over the oppressors and the blood against the swords.
Imam Hussein will stay the candle or the light that shows the right way against going astray when darkness deeply-set.
Peace be up on you Imam Hussein and all those who killed with you on the 10th day of Moharam. May Allah included us with you on the Day of Judgment and be our intercessor at that day by Allah's will.