The policies of Imam Hussain (AS) (Part Six)

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SHAFAQNA – Imam Hussain (AS) considered declaring allegiance to Yazid as the height of depravity which God does not approve for any believer as mentioned in Ayah 8 of Surah Al-Momenoon. Therefore it was impossible for Imam Hussain (AS) to follow the scared people of the society and accept Yazid’s rule. Hence on the Day of Ashura, Imam Hussain (AS) said: Be aware, Yazid has placed me between sword and humiliation (declaring allegiance to Yazid) but humiliation is far from us and we never accept that. God, his prophet and believers do not approve it [9].

On the Day of Ashura, Imam Hussain (AS) said: An honourable death is better than life with humiliation [10]. It is clear from this sentence Imam hussain (AS) was forced to rise up. The rule of Moaweih and his son created a situation in the society that people lost their inherent sense of courage which had existed among desert Arab but after deviations from Islam by corrupt and despotic rulers these basic inherent principle disappeared.

[9] Mosoa Kalamat Imam Hussain (AS), Page 425, Hadith 412.
[10] As above, Page 499, Hadith 289.

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