The Probe Into The History Of Ashura

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The Probe into The History of Ashura
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AuthorMohammad Ibrahim Ayati
PublisherIslamic Seminary Publications

The book The Probe into The History of Ashura deals with the history of Ashura and analyzes the uprising of Imam Hussein.

About the author[edit | edit source]

Mohammad Ibrahim Ayati was a Shiite writer and historian, the author of the History of Andalusia and the History of the Prophet of Islam, and the translator of the history of Ya'qubi into Persian. In addition to his seminary education, he had a doctorate in Islamic philosophy from the University of Tehran. Ayati was one of the active clerics in the fields of science, research and culture, and he had a place and respect among the people of science and culture. He died in a car accident in October 1964. The book of the history of his prophet was chosen as the first book of the year of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

About the book[edit | edit source]

This book, collected by Ali Akbar Ghaffari, and published in Islamic Seminary Publications (December 25, 2019), has 289 pages and best sellers rank of 8,560,552 in Books. It has reached its second edition.

The present book is a collection of lectures by Dr. Ayati on the Ashura disaster and its aftermath. Parts of the book is about the sermons of Imam Sajjad and Hazrat Zainab and the attitudes of the captives of Ahl al-Bayt. Some other parts are about devoted women during the history of Ashura, and the other parts are about the excuses of those who did not help the Imam and those who died on the way of victory of Islam.

Abstract of chapters[edit | edit source]

In this book, Dr. Ayati's lectures on the history of Ashura are collected. In his speeches, he analyzes the Ashura uprising. In the first few parts of the book, he deals with the story of the uprising of Imam Hussein until the event of Ashura, and in the following sections until the end of the book, he analyzes the events after Ashura. He believes that the Imam's uprising was not for gaining power but for martyrdom, and the fact that the Imam welcomed martyrdom was intended to keep the religion stable, not to find a way to survive, because if he surrendered, he would be killed again.

Ayati has dedicated part of the book to study the period of Mu'awiya's rule to invite the attention of the readers to the social and religious conditions of those days.

In short Imam Hussain did such a job that his martyred body became the symbol of Islam till eternity, and his memorial continues to be a permanent threat to the oppressive regime and will always be combating against the enemies of Islam.

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