Āshūrā, a battle of Peace, Responsibility, Equalit

1. Have you ever been envied, hated, and oppressed by others because of your convictions that were grounded in truth?

1. Have you ever been envied, hated, and oppressed by others because of your convictions that were grounded in truth?
2. Have you ever been in a situation where you had no interest in confrontation, but others attempted to single you out for a fight?
3. Have you ever refused when faced with threats, such as someone saying, “Give me your allegiance, or you will be fired, or—even worse—killed and beheaded”?
4. Have you or your family or your near relatives ever been threatened because you took an independent position?
5. Have you ever paid a heavy price for your obedience to the law?
6. Have you ever felt a sense of responsibility for your reason and your conscience?
        If you have experienced some or all of the aforementioned situations you are on the line of Āshūrā.

     ‘Āshūrā means PEACE, since our impeccable Imam faced his enemies peacefully and performed the congregational prayer with them, advising them to leave off violence many times.  And Imam Ḥusayn did not initiate war, but rather acted in defense.
 ‘Āshūrā means EQUALITY. Whether you are an Ethiopian servant such as “Jawn” or a Christian groom Like “Wahab,” as Ḥusayni companions all were respected and loved like other martyrs. 
     ‘Āshūrā means RESPONSIBILITY. This is the solution: “Death with honor is better than life in disgrace.”
    ‘Āshūrā means MERITOCRACY. Such as the third Imam did not agree to give his allegiance to a tyrannical and unworthy king like Yazid.

 
Date : 1/9/2017 9:43:23 PM