A Universal Ethic of Justice in The figure of Imam Husayn and his Progeny

A Universal Ethic of Justice in The figure of Imam Husayn and his Progeny

Vinay Khetia

During these 10 nights Muslims and especially Shia Muslims congregate in all corners of the world to remember what took place on the 8th of January, 680 A.D. A tragedy and sacrifice of little parallel occurred in a little known area of southern Iraqi dessert. To provide a short historical backdrop, just a year or less before the caliph or leader by the name of Yazid the son of Mu‟awiyya was ushered into power by his father. At this point and time the Muslim world had never had a ruler of this kind- an individual so morally bankrupt with no concern for the welfare of his people, and with no consciousness of God. Imam Husayn, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad would not and could not allow for business as usual, he would and could not stand in absolute silence in the face of such moral bankruptcy...

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