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Views of a christian scholar about battle of Karbala

The 680 AD Battle of Karbala in which Imam Hussein, peace be upon him, and his faithful companions sacrificed their lives for the sake of the truth and justice, has been a source of inspiration throughout history.

 

 

The 680 AD Battle of Karbala in which Imam Hussein, peace be upon him, and his faithful companions sacrificed their lives for the sake of the truth and justice, has been a source of inspiration throughout history.

In a TV speech, Irish Christian scholar Chris Hewer talks about the lessons all human beings can get from the events of Karbala and Imam Hussein (AS) uprising against the tyranny of Yazid:

The Scholar said “If we are to understand the meaning of Karbala, we need to take it out of an Iraqi context, out of a Shia context, out of a Muslim context, and to see it as a piece profoundly of human drama.”

Hewer added  “I, as a Christian, would also want to take my own lessons in remembering the events of Karbala. To understand the importance of Imam Hussein, we need to go back to the time of the Prophet himself, because the Prophet designates his successor as Ali to lead the community.”

 

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