Husain in the Battlefield to Offer the Greatest Sacrifice for the Truth
- :S.V. Mir Ahmed Ali
Husain FIRST PREACHED to his enemies, the love of God, the obedience to the Holy Prophet and abstinence from vice and wickedness, and at last asked the people:-
"Why do ye kill me?" "Did I commit any sin or crime?" "Did I plunder anybody?" "Did I interfere with any one's affairs?"
All stood dumb and none answered. Then the Holy Imam continued:
"Then why do ye kill me? What answer have you to give to God, and to the Holy Prophet on the Day of judgment?"
When no answer from the Devil's forces, the Holy Imam said :-
"You have killed all my companions, my children, my brothers and even my little baby; now I tell you leave me, I will migrate to Yeman, to Iran or even to the far off Hind (India), stain not your hands with my blood, which is the blood of the Holy Prophet himself, you will not have salvation. It is for you; I tell you, shed not my blood and save yourselves."
This last offer of the Holy Imam was superb and matchless and yet the devils did not avail of it. It was in fact the fulfilment of the Hujjat' or the argument to give the last chance to the greedy devils to save themselves from the wrath of God.
Adapted from the book: "Husain; The Saviour of Islam" by: "S.V. Mir Ahmed Ali"
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