Muharram is the first month of the Islamic Calendar, and holds as much significance as the month of Muharram, especially, for Shia Muslims. This is not just a month to commemorate but to revitalize one’s soul.
1400 years ago the tragedy of Karbala took place in this month, where a battle took place on 10th Muharram, between Imam Hussain (A.S.) and Yazid’s Army. This battle wasn’t just any battle, but a battle between the oppressor and the oppressed. Imam Hussain (A.S.) stood against the injustice and oppression that Yazid was committing on him and his family. He stood against the innovation of Islam that Yazid was compelling him to agree to. He kept his beliefs and actions firm to preserve Islam in a way that Prophet Muhammed (P.B.U.H.) had brought to the community.
Death with dignity is better than life with humiliation
There was no day like his, where 72 of his loyal soldiers had sacrificed their life, and the aftermath was even worst, when the women in his family were humiliated by being forced to walk in the streets of Kufa, Syria without their hijab.
However, they lived through this torment patiently. Nothing had been able to shake their faith in Allah.
To this day, we remember them and commemorate their sacrifice in the month of Muharram, to acknowledge and thank them for preserving Islam in its purest form.