Sayings of Imam Zayn-ul Abideen (p) on Karbala Tragedy
By: Binte Moosa Moosavi
-- Once a man came to Imam Ali Ibn al-Husain
Zayn-ul Abideen (p) and said that years have passed on Karbala Tragedy
but you still weep. You should stop weeping now. You and your
forefathers themselves said ‘martyrdom is our inheritance’ then if
your father, uncle, brothers and companions of your father were
martyred, why you weep?
“O man! Martyrdom is our inheritance,” Imam replied adding that but,
was it also our inheritance that veils of daughters of prophet whom
even the sun had not seen were taken away, they were fixed in ropes
with their hands after their necks, their tents were set on fire, they
were seated on bare backs of camels, and brought to the bazaars of
Syria and Kufa and courts of Yazid and Ibne Zyad??
-- Surely, I have never brought to mind the martyrdom of the children
of Fatimah (p) except that I have been choked with tears due to it.
-- Imam Ali Ibn al-Husain (p) used to say: Every Mu'min, whose eyes
shed tears upon the killing of Husain Ibn Ali (p) and his companions,
such that the tears roll down his cheeks, Allah shall accommodate him
in the elevated rooms of paradise.
-- We, descendants of the Noble Prophet of Islam (p), have been
trained from childhood to face afflictions and sufferings. We know
that those who are loved by Allah are tried by Him and if they remain
steadfast and true to their faith in Him, then only He bestows His
Divine favors on them in the life hereafter which is permanent and not
transitory like this worldly life.
better than wealth because it protects you while you have to
guard wealth. it decreases if you keep on spending it but the
more you make use of knowledge ,the more it increases . what you
get through wealth disappears as soon as wealth disappears but
what you achieve through knowledge will remain even after you."MORE