The story

The story of Imam Hussein and the day of Ashura. This is a true story in the year 61 AH

Start moving towards Kufa

D uring his four-month stay in Mecca, he received numerous letters from the people of Kufa accepting his rule, and after his envoy, Muslim Ibn Aqil, confirmed the sympathy of the people of Kufa, on the 8th of Dhu al-Hijjah, He moved towards Kufa before knowing about the Kufis' subsequent betrayal and Muslim martyrdom.

Avoid moving towards Kufa

W hen Ibn Ziad became aware of the movement of Imam Hussein towards Kufa, he sent Hassin Ibn Tamim, the chief of his army, along with four thousand military men to the city ‘Qadisiyah’ to monitor the people travel into the city. Hurr Ibn Yazid Riahi and a thousand soldiers under his command were also part of this 4,000-strong army that had been commanded by Hussein Ibn Tamim to prevent the movement of Imam Hussein's caravan to the area.

On the 7th of Muharram

O n 7 Muharram in the year 61 AH of the Islamic calendar, Obaidullah Ibn Ziad demanded in a letter to Umar Ibn Sa'd that the water to be closed to Imam Hussein and his companions. When the letter reached Umar Ibn Sa'd, he ordered Amr Ibn Hajjaj Zubaydi to go to the bank of one of the tributaries of the Euphrates river with five hundred horsemen and prevent Hussein and his companions from accessing the water.

On the 9th of Muharram

B efore reaching Kufa, Imam Hussein faced Omar Ibn Sa'd's army under the command of Obeidullah, and the two armies fought on the 10th of Muharram, known as Ashura, in which Imam Hussein was martyred.

Shemr Ibn Dhi Al-Jushn on Thursday afternoon , the ninth of Muharram in the year 61 AH, after the evening prayer, visited Umar Ibn Sa'd and conveyed Ibn Ziad's message to him. Umar Ibn Sa'd said to Shemr: I will take the responsibility for this.

Shiites believe that the sacrifice of Hussein Ibn Ali and the battle of Karbala was a divine command, and they consider this historical event necessary to awaken and spark awareness of the Islamic Ummah and cease the usurpation upon Muslim caliphate by Yazid.

Verily Hussein is shining light of guidance and the ark of salvation.