Hussain, the Savior of Islam

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Hussain, the Savior of Islam
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AuthorS. V. Mir Ahmed Ali
PublisherCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

The book Hussain, the Savior of Islam presents the lifetime of Imam Husayn from birth to martyrdom, and concentrates his role in everlasting guidance to humanity.

About the author[edit | edit source]

S. V. Mir Ahmed Ali was born on 15 July 1902 in Madras, British India. He was born into a family whose paternal ancestors were descendants from the Fourth Holy Imam Ali ibn al-Husayn Zayn al-'Abidin, who called themselves Sajjadis. He received primary education from his maternal uncle Mr. Mir Jaffer Hussain Peer and later matriculation at Harris High School, Madras. After that he joined the Govt. Mohamadan College in clerical services. During his service he obtained the title of Munshi Fazil, B.O.L Degree and qualified himself with M.A in Arabic and Persian. He was then absorbed in the same college as Asst. Professor and later on he got B.T and M.Ed. degree from Madras University. The interest in Arabic and Persian made him pursue a Diploma in higher proficiency in those languages. It was at this time when he founded The Hussainy Trust (formerly known as Madarasa-e-Hussainy and Yateemkhana) in 1943. He served as the president of The Hussainy Trust until his death.

About the book[edit | edit source]

This book published in CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2018, has 204 pages and is intended just to give a glimpse of the divine plan implemented in the enactment of the great heart-rending tragedy (karbala disaster), and the unique and the glorious position of its Holy Hero and the Godly Band of his faithful comrades.

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Chapter 1: Husayn the King of Martyrs[edit | edit source]

The author starts his book with belief that things isolated from their natural set up away from the connected events, without the necessary reference to their original context, can neither be properly studied nor correctly understood nor duly judged. He believes that the divinity endowed in the great heart-rending martyrdom of Husayn, the second grandson of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, can be correctly viewed only when it is studied along with the background concerned with its genetic factors and the angle from which it would have been viewed is important. He finishes this part with stress on the fact that there are many similar declarations made by Apostles of God in the various parts of the earth, at different times, emanating from the Divine Mercy of the Lord, to keep mankind informed of the Great Guide mankind.

Chapter 2: The Seed of Abraham caused to grow in the wilderness[edit | edit source]

This chapter deals with Abraham, his life story, and the way he was tested with a sacrifice. The author examines the object of the sacrifice in detail. At the end of this section, it can be seen that there was a mess in worshipping prophets and saints. The Christians condemned the Israelites as being meaningless, in their faith and the Israelites criticized the Christians similarly in return, while both of them were on the wrong track diametrically opposed to what they had been preached by their respective teachers, Moses and Jesus.

Chapter 3: The Darkened Earth[edit | edit source]

When Satan had beguiled every nation of the world and had taken every nation far away from goodness in thought and action, and the darkness shrouded the earth, and corruption ruled all over the world, the peoples in the various parts of the earth had been given guidance from God in their respective languages through the apostles. And at last, dawned the heaven's Brightest Light in the arrival of Muhammad, the Last Apostle of God.

Chapter 4: The Divinely Planned Measure for an Everlasting Guidance to Humanity[edit | edit source]

The author in this chapter starts with this the Divine Plan that was to associate the lives of most of the leading apostles of God, with some tragic ends, for it is an acknowledged fact of the phenomena of human psychology that human sympathy always goes without fail, to the victims of an unprovoked aggression. Then introduces Muhammad, the Last Apostle of God, his Ahlul Bayt, Ali, as his Deputy, Vicegerent and Successor, and twelve Imams from the first to the last one who is absent. He concludes this section by addressing the issue of who actually God’s apostle is who actually God’s apostle is and who appoints a Khalifatullah, i.e., the Vicegerent of God ('Khilafat' means here 'Imamat' and 'Imamat' actually means 'Vilayat' or the divine guardianship or mastery).

Chapter 5: The Imamat, promised to Abraham[edit | edit source]

This chapter focuses on the subject of Imamat or the Guidance or the Leadership that first bestowed upon Abraham, and promised by the Lord to be continued in his seed, but was fulfilled in the immediate succession to the Holy Prophet. The Holy Prophet, by the command of God, appointed Ali in his place, before he left the world and it was the start of the Imamat.

Chapter 6: Husayn takes charge of the Imamat[edit | edit source]

Before breathing his last, Hasan handed the charge of the Imamat to his brother Husayn. This chapter examines what happened to Husayn and his loyal companions during his Imamat.

Chapter 7: The Prophesied Desert of Karbala[edit | edit source]

This chapter describes what happened in the desert of Karbala step by. After that disaster and when bodies of the martyrs trampled by the Devil's cavalry, the looted Caravan of the Holy House of the Prophet as the Captives arrived in Damascus. After a long imprisonment, the sick Imam Ali, with the other captives, was released. They returned to Karbala and after burying the bodies of Husayn and the other martyrs which were lying unburied till then, they returned to Madina. Thus the Holy Imam Husayn offered the Greatest Sacrifice to re-establish the Truth firmly never again to be shaken by any one until the Day of Judgment.

Chapter 8: Who was Victorious, Yazid or Husayn?[edit | edit source]

The author in this chapter explains the word ‘Shahadat' or Martyrdom and speaks about Husayn, the King of martyrs, and the martyrs of Karbala.

Today when the leaders of every religion are revered only by their respective followers, the Holy Imam Husayn is the International Hero who occupies a special position of love, honor, reverence and holiness in the hearts of the followers of all the religions in the world. People in every part of the world, without any distinction of caste, creed, color or nationality, love Husayn and hold him in reverence, recognizing and hailing him as a Great Hero of Truth.

Chapter 9: Shia'ism or Islam-Original[edit | edit source]

This chapter addresses the importance of distinguishing between Shiism or genuine Islam.

People who are largely unaware of what a Shiite is and what a Shiite's commitment to their faith is, in fact, are operating under a gross misunderstanding of the faith and its followers.

Shia'ism is nothing but the Original Islam in its original purity. It is the, very same faith which was preached and practised by the Holy Prophet without anything added to or subtracted of it.

At the end of this chapter, the author speaks about the last day of the final judgment (Qiamat).

Chapter 10: Some Guiding Clarifications[edit | edit source]

In this chapter, the readers become familiar with some rituals in mourning for the great Martyrs of the Holy Ahlul-Bait, particularly for the First Holy Imam Ameerul-Momineen Ali and the Holy Imam Husayn, the King of Martyrs, like 'Seena-Zani' or the Chest-Beating in Majlis al-Aza or between the Mourning Congregations.

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