Quotations about Imam Hussain (A.S.) by Non-Muslims

Quotations about Imam Hussain (A.S.) by Non-Muslims

Mahatma Gandhi (Indian political and spiritual leader): “I learnd from Hussein
how to achieve victory while being oppressed.”

Thomas Carlyle (Scottish historian and essayist): “The best lesson which we get
from the tragedy of Cerebella is that Husain and his companions were rigid
believers in God. They illustrated that the numerical superiority does not
count when it comes to the truth and the falsehood. The victory of Husain,
despite his minority, marvels me!”

Edward Gibbon (English historian and member of parliament): “In a distant age
and climate, the tragic scene of the death of Hosein will awaken the
sympathy of the coldest reader.” (The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, London,
1911, volume 5, p. 391-392)

Charles Dickens (English novelist): “If Husain had fought to quench his
worldly desires…then I do not understand why his sister, wife, and children
accompanied him. It stands to reason therefore, that he sacrificed purely for

Antoine Bara (Lebanese writer): “No battle in the modern and past
history of mankind has earned more sympathy and admiration as well as
provided more lessons than the martyrdom of Husayn in the battle of
Karbala.” (Husayn in Christian Ideology)

Dr. K. Sheldrake: “Of that gallant band, male and female knew that the
enemy forces around were implacable, and were not only ready to fight, but
to kill. Denied even water for the children, they remained parched under the
burning sun and scorching sands, yet not one faltered for a moment. Husain
marched with his little company, not to glory, not to power of wealth, but to
a supreme sacrifice, and every member bravely faced the greatest odds
without flinching.”

Ignaz Goldziher (Hungarian orientalist): “…Weeping and lamentation over
the evils and persecutions suffered by the ‘Alid family, and mourning for its
martyrs: these are things from which loyal supporters of the cause cannot
cease. ‘More touching than the tears of the Shi’is’ has even become an
Arabic proverb.” (Introduction to Islamic Theology and Law, Princeton, 1981, p.179)

Edward G. Brown (Professor at the University of Cambridge): “…a reminder of
that blood-stained field of Karbala, where the grandson of the Apostle of
God fell, at length, tortured by thirst, and surround by the bodies of his
murdered kinsmen, has been at anytime since then, sufficient to evoke, even
in the most lukewarm and the heedless, the deepest emotion, the most
frantic grief, and an exaltation of spirit before which pain, danger, and death
shrink to unconsidered trifles.” (A Literary History of Persia, London, 1919, p.227)

Sir William Muir (Scottish orientalist): “The tragedy of Karbala decided not
only the fate of the Caliphate, but also of Mohammadan kingdoms long after
the Caliphate had waned and disappeared.” (Annals of the Early Caliphate,
London, 1883, p.441-442)

“Though Imam Hussain gave his life years ago, but his indestructible soul rules the hearts of people even today.”Dr. Radha Krishnan

Mahatma Gandhi
“My faith is that the progress of Islam does not depend on the use of sword by its believers, but the result of the supreme sacrifice of Hussain (A.S.), the great saint.”

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
“Imam Hussain’s (A.S.) sacrifice is for all groups and communities, an example of the path of rightousness.”

Reynold Alleyne Nicholson
“Hussain (A.S.) fell, pierced by an arrow, and his brave followers were cut down beside him to the last man. Muhammadan tradition, which with rare exceptions is uniformly hostile to the Umayyad dynasty, regards Hussain (A.S.) as a martyr and Yazid as his murderer.”
[A Literary History of the Arabs, Cambridge, 1930, p197]

Rabindranath ***************ore
“In order to keep alive justice and truth, instead of an army or weapons, success can be achieved by sacrificing lives, exactly what Imam Hussain (A.S.) did

Dr. Rajendra Prasad
“The sacrifice of Imam Hussain (A.S.) is not limited to one country, or nation, but it is the hereditary state of the brotherhood of all mankind.”

Dr. Radha Krishnan
“Though Imam Hussain (A.S.) gave his life almost 1300 years ago, but his indestructible soul rules the hearts of people even today.”

Swami Shankaracharya
“It is Hussain’s (A.S.) sacrifice that has kept Islam alive or else in this world there would be no one left to take Islam’s name.”

Mrs. Sarojini Naidu
“I congratulate Muslims that from among them, Hussain (A.S.), a great human being was born, who is reverted and honored totally by all communities


57 thoughts on “Quotations about Imam Hussain (A.S.) by Non-Muslims”

  1. Rabindranath ***************ore
    “In order to keep alive justice and truth, instead of an army or weapons, success can be achieved by sacrificing lives, exactly what Imam Hussain (A.S.) did



  2. Bas Yaa Hussain..!1

    Truly, all the superiors above said exactly what is the truth and what is believed by the entire world.!! Imam Hussian (A.S), the savior of Islam and mankind is still alive and is ruling the hearts of every human being in this world.


  3. It is a great website. Imam Hussain(as)is an example for all man kind. Non muslims who are not biased respect and love him. It is really sorrowful that many prejudiced non shia muslims like dr.Zakir Naik and dr.Israr Ahmad do not revere imam Ali (as) and Imam Hussain(as)


      1. i totally agree with you,to tell you the truth .there is no comparison ,imam hussein and imam ali kahan and zakir kahan …. zakir will go to hell becos he does not respect the Ahleil baith lanath zakir or yazidh par


  4. hussainiyat
    hope and hindutva
    mutual coexistence
    both communities hearts do please
    watan parast shias are hard core indians
    at the crease
    muslims yet called heretics
    for their blood shedding idiosyncrasies
    azadari e hussain a thought
    they can never seize
    said the Imam
    I want to go to Hindustan
    the land where people
    are hospitable
    live in Peace
    away from my
    grandfathers ummah
    hate as disease
    he did not come to Hindustan
    but gave his head
    not his hand
    Islam from
    clutches of Yazidiyat
    did release
    Kabala a land of Sorrow
    with his blood did appease.


  5. i would like to thank all those who published these.. they ahve been a great help to me and i am sure many others…. also this site rocks! we all need to preach unity.. whatever kind of muslims we r.. let us be greatful we r all believers in Allah and his prophets :-D. salam


  6. This is a great idea to publish. It was helpful and easy to find. May Allah (SWT) bless you and your loved ones for all your efforts in His way!


  7. Thank you for this great work. I would like to ask you for the source and references for the two quotations by Mahatma Gandhi about Imam Hussain. Please let me know at your earliest as I am doing a study on the cpmemoration of the Imam.
    Thank you


  8. asaalm bro ,congrat 4 ur work buttttttttttttttt it would be better iffffffffffffffffffffffffff mention the references from where such personalities had appreaciated IMAM HUSSAIAN SACRIFICE,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,BECAUSE without a proper reference ur work is incomplete. thanksssssssssss


      1. Salaam Syed! If you do have access to the magazines with the references, could u please send me a scanned copy of it?



  9. Really I become overjoyed after seeing this site,regarding Imam Hussain Radi Allah-o-Anho.It is right that the history of Islam couldn’t complete with mentioning the Sacrifice of Imam Hussain (R.A)


  10. Great Work……………………… awesome but one thing makes me unhappy that even non muslims accept his greatness and sacrifices which he gave for islam but we muslim do not accept them and not ready to give him his approperiate place in history and Islam


  11. it is awesome.
    thxs to all who who publish this on net
    once again thx u very much keep on collectint such information and publishing it.
    may GOD solve all ur problems and give u power to do such deeds


  12. hello this is simply amazin n i wld lyk to thank u fr postin this. i shalll pray fr u m really hope tht u continue u enlighten othrs in this way. amen


  13. it’s Great….
    Thxs for all of u who publish on net as well as the non-muslims Scholars great one like Mahatma Gandhi.
    I fill Proud and great as a Shia Muslim…
    thx Again….keep commenting it’s must !!!


  14. Masya Allah, that’s great work!
    السلام على الحسين و على علي ابن الحسين و على أولاد الحسين و على أسحاب الحسين


  15. Jazaakumullah! Masya Allah, that’s great work!
    السلام على الحسين و على علي ابن الحسين و على أولاد الحسين و على أسحاب الحسين


  16. दुनियाके कोने कोनेसे आवज़ आइ हमारे है..हुसैन..आपके ब्लोगसे मै थोडे क्वोटेशन लेके मेरे ब्लोगमे रख रही हुं ..आपको ऐतराज़ है तो आप बताइयेगा..मै नीकाल दुंगी..


    1. Sapna tum kuch bhi utha kar apne blog me dal sakti ho kyuki ye Imam Hussainki tarif hai jisko sari duniyane follow kiya hai, Imam Hussain ne Insaniyat ka paygam diya hai unhone jo kiya hai uska likh pana mumkin nahi hai lekin firbhi thoda bahot mai apko provide kar sakta hu, aap muje “zain_comp@yahoo.com” par mail karna agar aap kuch aur janna chahti ho to



  17. This site is uite informative specialy for thise who can’t read Arabic and Urdu. We must try to follow the path shown by Prophet (PBUH) and his Ahal Al Bait (family) with sincerity and honesty. We may start practicing Islam in its true sense individually from home. This is the only way to express solidarity for the religion Allah


  18. Masha allah, i liked all u r quotes, Janab josh mallihabadi says;
    may allah bless u 2 cont.u r work … aameen.


  19. Its a great work by everbody whoever is associated with it. May Allah Almighty include us among the followers and servants of Imam Hussain (a.s). Allama Iqbal has well said
    Insaan KO bedaar toh holenay do,
    Har qaum pukaaray gee hamaray hai Hussain (a.s)


  20. Just wondering why Rabindranath Tagore’s name has been replaced with *************ore …?? He was an awesome writer and visionary, with utmost respect for Imam Hussain (AS) and the Shia faith.


  21. Statistics ?
    To what Purpose ?

    “” The Supreme Sacrifice of Hussain [AS] and his companions, does not require History’s judgment …

    “The quoted observations, are reserved for the mundane … people and their acts … and meant to serve Political ends ! “”

    For I find it rather amusing, that at this point in Pakistan’s history, a group of Indians is rummaging through the huge volume of remarks … by nine Hindus and seven others … to show the community of Sentiment … that exists among Hindus and the Muslims.

    But the “Replies” belie the Truth … for in the around 38 … there is only one Reply … posted by a Hindu !


  22. amazing piece of work, i am awfully thankful for the one who shared this research with us. love for Hussain (A.S) in our hearts is love for Righteousness


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