Hussain Lives Forever
There were many wars before and after Karbala. Each one was to defend the principles of Islam and to glorify the name of Allah. There were many wars in which RasoolAllah Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam was present himself and there were others fought by his companions. But unfortunately, Muslims today hold very little knowledge about them. Little do they know and realise the great sacrifices through which Islam has reached us.
The point to be made is that why do we hear about Karbala more than any other war? Why is the war of Karbala commemorated each year and not other? One of the main reasons for this is that most of the other wars were waged between Islam and Kufr. Believers were fighting the non-believers. But this was a war within Islam. The opposite parties were both Muslims. But greed had overcome the enemies. They were the people who only desired the wealth and position of this world and neglected the pleasures of the Hereafter. They feared a tyrant ruler but did not fear Almighty Allah. They supported the rich and the powerful and isolated the righteous and the pious. This war is always remembered by the Muslims and so is a lesson for them.
Thus we know that not always, those who claim to be Muslim and apparently practice Islam are on the true path. We have to recognise the true followers of RasoolAllah Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam in order to protect our Iman. Imam Ahmed Raza Khan RadiyAllahu Anhu was one such personality in the past century who established the principles of Ahle Sunnah in the light of Qur’an and Sunnah and saved us from the misguided ones. May Allah Ta’ala keep us steadfast on the straight path.