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Khaak Udao Aaaj Chehallum hai shah e Dilgeer ka

We condolence on the Arbaeen anniversary, marking end of a 40-day chehallummourning period after the martyrdom anniversary of Hazrat Hussein ibn Ali (AS), the third Imam of prophet Mohammad’s (SAWA) infallible household.

Commemorating of  the fortieth day of deeds by their family and giving alms is one of the common custom among some of the Muslims. The fortieth day  of Imam Hussein (AS)’s martyrdom is called Arbaeen. In this day Shiites commemorate Imam Hussein’s revolution. These forty days are a suitable opportunity for people to develop the love of Hussein (AS) and hate his murderers, in their hearts. Forty consecutive days, from Ashura up to Arbaeen, also is a national ceremony of aversion announcement from oppressors of the history.

In the first Arbaeen, Jabir Ibn Adollah and ‘Atieh ‘Ufi were the persons who pilgrimaged the holy tombs of Imam Hussein (AS). According to some narrations, captive family of Imam Hussein (AS) In the way of returning to Medina from Sham, visited Jabir and  pilgrimaged tombs of Ashura’s martyrdoms.

Imam Hussein (AS) sacrificed himself along with his children and relatives to enforce Islam.


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Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri on Yazeed laeen

Message of Karbala

By Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri

Those people who say that the clash between Imam Hussain (AS) and Yazid was for acquiring power will have to admit (God forbid) that Hussain (AS) did not have his belief in the sayings of the Holy Prophet (SAW). If this is not so, which is factually the case, then we will have to admit that Imam Hussain (AS) was all set for embracing martyrdom, not power. The history of Islam is littered with many scores of martyrdoms having their respective place in history but the worldwide fame and importance of martyrdom of Hussain (AS) owes itself to the fact that those martyred were related with the Prophet of Islam (SAW) through bloodline. It is not merely the sacrifice of one individual but of many kith and kin of the Holy Prophet (SAW). The history cannot forget the epoch of Karbala, its details and importance at any stage.

However, some people out of their flawed thinking or lack of wisdom are bent upon belittling the sacrifices rendered in Karbala by dubbing it as a political clash between two princes aimed at acquiring power. Adopting this line of thinking is dangerous and is an attempt at disfiguring the history of Islam. The fact of the matter is that Karbala represented clash between the forces of truth and falsehood. The events of Karbala in particular and the entire reign of Yazid in general are reflective of the fact that he left no stone unturned to expose people to the worst forms of cruelty and oppression who refused to hold allegiance to him. When Yazid took over the mantle of power, his first act was to replace all experienced, pious, noble and wise governors with those from among his relatives having sordid conduct and questionable character. It was in this way that the entire government was handed over to such people and the culture of governance was changed. That is why we find that the Holy Prophet (SAW) did not single out one such individual of rotten character but branded the whole empire as representing sin and moral decay.

The government of Yazid was established on the foundation that negated the principles set out for Islamic Caliphate. He tore apart the Islamic system of democracy and consultation and replaced it with the one characterized by dictatorship and state terrorism. No space was available for tolerance, peace, freedom of expression and dissent in the Yazidi system. It was a horrible period where mischief and disorder reigned supreme.

Before the induction of Yazid in the corridors of power, planned efforts were set in motion to force people to take allegiance at the hands of Yazid and accept him as their Caliph. The policy of stick and carrot was mercilessly used to achieve the purpose. Marvan, who was appointed governor of Madina, tried his best to win support of people by equating the Yazid’s nomination for mantle of Caliph with that of rightly-guided Caliphs. When confronted by the faithful and told bluntly that it was big lie and deception employed by him because the rightly-guided Caliphs never nominated their sons or relatives for Caliphate, he stooped so low as to cast aspersion on the character of the such dissenting people. Later on, the way was smoothed for Yazid in the entire country including Syria and Hijaz and he held the mantle of power in the 60th of Hijra unleashing the forces of oppression, cruelty and darkness. So it was Yazid who inaugurated the reign of terror and pattern of evil governance at the political and governmental levels. Since the issue involved the honour of religion, Imam Hussain (AS) embarked upon the mission of saving the Islamic teachings from the Yazidi catastrophe. The ultimate result was the epoch of Karbala.

The Yazidi monster was let loose. In short, people started disobeying Yazid due to his activities and refused to accept him as their ruler. The people of Madina were at the forefront in such courageous initiative. The martyrdom of Imam Hussain (AS) served to unleash the raging volcano of anger and disgust against Yazid. He, on the contrary, became more arrogant, power-drunk and evil incarnate after the martyrdom of Hussain (AS). His cruel and promiscuous practices knew no end. Due to these factors, all people especially those belonging to Hijaz broke their allegiance to him and became his opponents. When Yazid saw people of Makkah and Madina breaking apart, he feared that the onward march of such movement of opposition would have domino effect in other areas of the empire. So in order to arrest the trend, he dispatched a strong army of twenty-thousand under the leadership of Muslim bin Uqba.

The soul trembles at the thought of huge magnitude of miseries the holy city of Madina was exposed to by the Yazidi army. Heart-rending cruelties were committed against the residents of the holy city. Massacre, plundering, anarchy were the order of the day. People were required to take allegiance to Yazid under duress and those who refused were put to sword. About ten thousand people were mercilessly killed. After the destruction of the holy city of Madina, the Yazidi forces led by Haseen bin Numairi attacked the city of Makkah. The Yazidi army besieged the city for sixty-four days, killed people at will and pelted stones.

In short, both holy cities of Islam were dishonoured. Firstly, the relatives of the Holy Prophet (SAW) were put to sword and their beheaded heads were bandied about in the bazaars of Damascus. The religion, Islam, was disfigured and dishonoured for the retention of illegitimate power. Imam Hussain (AS) knew that the government of Yazid was illegal, which wanted to invest the history of Islam with authoritarian, dictatorial and immoral character. At a time when many preferred escape, the Imam chose the path of action not of passivity. Although he knew that there was no organized support available to him and that he was faced with the brute and overwhelming might of a cruel government, he opted for the way shown him by his respected father, Huzrat Ali (RA) and grandfather, the holy Prophet of Islam (SAW).

For any wavering and faltering at that point in time in the face of the challenge to Islamic ideology would have cleared the way for dictators and despotic rulers till the Day of Judgment. Through his courageous martyrdom, the Imam proved that the forces of truth are destined to prevail. Whatever be the thickness of darkness, there is always light at the end of tunnel. Thus Imam Hussain (AS) chronicled a golden chapter in the history of Islam. The struggles for freedom and self-determination, being waged anywhere, derive their inspiration from this gigantic struggle of Hussain (AS). The poet has very rightly said:

Insan ko bedar to ho lanay do
Har qaum pukaray gi hamaray hain Hussain
(Let man awaken himself, every nation would say that Hussain is theirs.)



Day Month Year Event
3 Sha’ban 4/625 Birth of Imam Husayn
27 Safar 11/632 His grandfather, Prophet Muhammad,
21 Ramadan 40/660 His father, ‘Ali,
7 Safar 50/670 His brother, Hasan poisoned to death
27 Rajab 60/680 Yazid demands allegiance of Husayn
28 Rajab 60/680 The Imam leaves Medinah at night
3 Sha’ban 60/680 The Imam arrives at Mecca
10 Ramadan 60/680 People of Kufah, Iraq, invite the Imam
15 Ramadan 60/680 Muslim goes to Kufah as Imam’s
5 Shawwal 60/680 Muslim arrives in Kufah
8 DhulHijjah 60/680 Muslim betrayed and killed
8 DhulHijjah 60/680 Imam leaves from Mecca to
2 Muharram 61/680 Imam arrives in Karbala’, Iraq
3 Muharram 61/680 ”Umar Ibn Sa’d arrives to army of
7 Muharram 61/680 Imam’s camp blocked from access to
9 Muharram 61/680 The first attack on Imam Husayn’s camp
10 Muharram 61/680 Massacre of Imam Husayn and his
11 Muharram 61/680 Captivity of Imam’s

Muharram An Idea Of Truth

 Moinuddin Chisti was referring of course to Hazrat Imam Hussain, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammed (s.a.w)
   Shah ast Hussain , Baadshah ast Hussain
     Deen ast Hussain, Deen panah ast Hussain
     Sar dad no daad dast dar dast-e-Yezid
     Haq ke bena la -ila ast Hussain .”
     Loosely translated , the couplet would mean:
    ‘ A rular is Hussain , an emperor is Hussain.
     Faith is Husain , guardian of faith is Hussain .
     He offered his head and not the hand to Yezid.
     Truly, Allal’s true mirror of faith is Hussain ‘.

“O son! I am teaching you a dua- Imam Husain(a.s)

A Gift from Imam Al-Husayn (A.S.)

(courtesy – Al Mahdi Center – Wesses – UK)


On the 10th day of Muharram, known as the day of ‘Aashura, in the year 61 A.H. when Imam Abu ‘Abdillahil Hussein (as) came into the tent to bid farewell to his family members, he held the hand of his sick son, Ali ibn al-Hussein (as) and pressed it against his chest. He (as) then said,

“O son! I am teaching you a dua’ which you should remember. Angel Jibrael taught it to my grandfather the messenger of Allah who passed it to my mother Fatima. Whenever you have a special need or are faced with any calamity or crises, or are inflicted with any grief or hardship, then recite the following supplication”:



By the truth of Yaseen (a title of the Holy Prophet) and the Quran full of wisdom And for the sake of Taa-haa (another title of the Holy Prophet) and the great Quran O He Who is able to fulfil the desires of those ask. O He Who knows what is in the heart. O He Who banishes sorrow from the sorrowful. O He Who dispels grief from those who grieve. O He Who is merciful to old men. O He Who provides for infants. O He Who needs not to be explained. Send blessings upon Muhammad and his progeny and fulfil for me…(mention your wishes)

Mafateeh al-Jinaan, page no. 380

Ask your Hajaats after reading this Dua’. Insha’Allah your Duas’ will be accepted May Allah swt fulfill all your legitimate wishes with the Wasila of this Dua.

Late Ahmed Hussein Sheriff in his book “Imam Hussein (as), as his words potray”

comments on the above dua’ as thus:

This dua’ in fact is meant to be a lesson to us not to get shaken in faith even under most trying circumstances. The words contained in the dua’ are meant to convey to us that Allah (SWT) is fully aware of what is going on in our hearts. He is capable of dispelling our sorrows and griefs and He is the only One Who can fulfil all our desires. What is required of us is always to have full trust in Him and rely upon Him and Him alone.

He further adds:

As such, we are taught to present our desires and our problems through intermediaries and with the recommendations of the divinely chosen personalities in the persons of Muhammad ( saww) and his progeny. We are therefore required to invoke blessings upon Muhammad (saww) and his progeny whilst invoking to Almighty God.

QAis ZAngipuri Nauha yaad e karbala 2008

Qais Academy Bangalore
Under Marhoom Maulana Yousha Faizi
Release this Set Of Nauha and Hadith e kissa
in Muharram 1429
Kalam By Marhoom Qais zangipuri
Hadith e Kissa in urdu Poetry. By Qais Marhoom Zangipuri.
Nauha 1:Jo hashm Hai purnam hai
Nauha 2:Ae Zuljinaah kya kiya apnae sawaar ko
Nauha 3Hai Barader
Nauha 4 Chehallum hai shah e Dilgeer ka
Nauha 5 Husaina Husaina
Nauha 6 Qasim sae na Akbar se naShabeer sae P..
Nauha 7 Paesar ka waqt Aakhir hai
Nauha 8 Koofioon nae gher sae bulaya tumhain

Janabe Burair Ibne Khuzair Hamadani – The Reciter of Quran

Janabe Burair Ibne Khuzair Hamadani – The Reciter of Quran


The Chief of the Reciters, Burair bin Khuzair was from the people of Bani Mashriq and belonged to Hamadan.

(Asadul-Ghabah – Ibn Aseer Jazari)


Some of the authors of Rejal have referred to him as Burair bin Haseen instead of Burair bin Khuzair.


Burair was quite aged, brave and staunch worship­per keeping himself awake for the whole night in prayers. He was enumerated among the Tabeein’ (followers). He was popularly known as ‘Qariul-Quran’ (The Reciter of Quran) and ‘Sayyedul-Qurra’ (The Chief of the Reciters). He was a companion of Hazrat Ali (a.s.). His personality can be known by the fact that he was regarded among the respectable men of Kufa from the tribe of Hamadan. His uncle, (the hus­band of his maternal aunt) Abu Ishaq al Hamadani As-Sabeei was a Tabeei’ from Kufa, about whom it is said that for forty years he completed recitation of Holy Quran, once every night and performed morning prayers with the same Wuzoo which he had made for the ‘Isha’ (night) prayers. Nobody in his time surpassed him in worship. Regarding the narration of the traditions (Ahadees), he is considered reliable among the Shias and the Sunnis alike. He was from the aides of Imam Zainul Abedeen (a.s.).


According to historians when Burair heard of Imam Husain (a.s.)’s migration from Medina to Mecca, he immediately left Kufa for Mecca and joined the handful followers of Imam (a.s.) and finally attained martyrdom in Karbala.


Survi writes that “When Hur intercepted the path of Imam Husain (a.s.) with obvious harshness, Imam (a.s.) delivered a sermon. After the sermon of Imam (a.s.), Burair said: “By Allah, O Son of Messenger of Allah, Allah has obliged us by giving us an opportunity to fight at your side and get ourselves killed with our body cut to pieces, so that on the Day of Qiyamat, the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) may intercede for us. They will never succeed and prosper, who do not fulfill the right of the son of Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.). Indeed their plight will be deplorable when they face Allah. Woe be upon them when they will burn in the fire of Hell and their cry and plea will rise high.”


A section of historians recorded that when the thirst of Imam Husain (a.s.) reached at the peak, Burair sought permission from Imam (a.s.) that he may talk with the faithless army. When Imam (a.s.) permitted him, he went to the contingent of Ibne Saad and addressed them thus:


“O men! Surely Allah raised Muhammad with truth as a Warner and a conveyor of glad tidings, caller towards Allah with His permission and a bright beacon. The dogs and swines drink from the water of Furaat, while you block it for the son of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.). Is this the reward for the toils and pains of Muhammad (s.a.w.a.).”

The enemies replied: “Enough Burair! Shut your mouth, By Allah! Husain should be slain thirsty in the same way as Usman was killed thirsty.” Then Imam Husain (a.s.) himself addressed them.


Abu Makhnaf has recorded a dialogue between Burair and Yazeed bin Ma’aqal, who was from the tribe of Bani Umar in the following manner:

Yazeed: How is your condition, Burair?

Burair: Extremely good.

Yazeed: You are lying, while you were not a liar. Don’t you remember that while passing through the street named Lauzan in Kufa you were loudly an­nouncing that Usman is no good and Muawiya is deviated from the right path and Ali Ibne Abi Taalib (a.s.) is the righteous Imam.

Burair: Certainly, I said so.

Yazeed: I testified that you too are among the deviated ones.

Burair: Would you like to come forward for Mubahila (a trial from Divine) so as curse be upon the liars and truth be revealed.


Then both of them fought.Yazeed attacked Burair but was not successful. Then Burair struck Yazeed’s head, which shattered his helmet and bisected his skull. The sword got struck in Yazeed’s brain. Burair pulled the sword back and said: “I am Buriar and my father is Khuzair, and every virtue can be found in Burair.”


After eliminating Yazeed he assaulted the contin­gent. Razi bin Marqad Abdi attacked Burair. Burair smashed him on the ground and sat on his chest. He cried for help. Ka’ab bin Jaabir Umar Azadi took his men and sprang to his rescue. When they saw Burair they said “He is the same” Qari’ (Reciter) who taught us Quran in the mosque. Then they struck sword on Burair’s back and then came in front and hit him with the sword. Thus Burair was martyred

(Ansaar-ul-Ain, pg. 102; Zakhiratud Darain, pg. 261).


The narrator says that Razi rose from the ground and shed dust from his attire and expressed his gratitude to Ka’ab. When Ka’ab returned, then his sister or wife said, you killed ‘Sayyedul Qurra’ (The Chief of Reciters), a great crime indeed. By God, I will never talk to you again. It is said that Burair was killed by Bahrain bin Ous Zabbi.