Blog by Fahad Arshed

  • The battle of Karbala was not only an event in the history but it was a significance movement for the revival of religion Islam. The battle of Karbala took place on 10th Moharam, 680 A.D on banks of river Euphrates in Iraq which was the consequence of conflict over succession of caliphate between Muslims.

    In this battle Imam Hussain (A.S) martyrdom provided Islam with an example for selfless struggle and sacrifice for the religion. The battle of Karbala can be viewed from three specific angles are military, political and historical. From military perspective,Karbala was a massacre of a small party, old and young people by large army for revenge. It was not a real victory for Yazid nor was defeat for Imam Hussain (A.S) because His cause of Islam Lived forever.

    The battle of Karbala produced another great lesson that Imam Hussain (A.S), willingly and knowingly suffered martyrdom so that the right, the honor, the pride and the Independence and self-respect of his people may be saved. The Imam Hussain (A.S) become a savior and marked his name in the history of Islam and world. From the psychological, emotional, religious and historical point of view, the battle of Karbala is a milestone.

    It was a great victory for Imam Hussain (A.S) and for the survival of the Islamic spirit. His martyrdom was never forgotten in Islamic history and kept on inspiring movements and standup against any authoritarian and tyrannical regime in later history.