The Martyrdom of Imam Husayn (peace on him) at Karbala took place in 61 AH some 49 years after the passing of Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace on him and his family). The protest to death of the Ahl al-Bayt is a symbol of the unity of all Muslims. It is for the sake of this unity in faith and commitment to God & truth (which is Islam), that Imam Husayn (peace on him), eighteen direct descendants of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace on him and his family) , & 53 followers drank the nectar of Martyrdom at Karbala thus earning everlasting life. Imam Husayn (peace on him ) took a stand against tyranny at the age of 56 years. He gave the ultimate sacrifice of position, family and life for the restoration of justice. He refused a partisan Islam, & leadership devoid of morality (Adab) & love (ishq).
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