Students recitation ...
The occasion of Muharram is a very important occasion. Muharram is the month of Imam Hussein. It is a Husseini month. It is the month of all the values that are embodied in the existence of the Master of Martyrs (God’s greetings be upon him). It is the month of martyrdom, jihad, sincerity, loyalty and forgiveness. It is the month of attendance to the preservation of religion – God’s religion – and resistance against those powers which confront religion. The auspicious existence of the Master of Martyrs and the events of Ashura, Muharram and other such events are the embodiments of these values.
The belief that it was the uprising of the Master of Martyrs that preserved Islam is really a correct belief. This event has become livelier, on a daily basis, in the course of time and after the passage of many centuries. Today, this ceremony is being held in a warmer and more enthusiastic and comprehensive manner than a hundred years ago when Muharram did not apparently have opponents like today’s opponents. All these matters reveal certain truths and it is suggestive of an orientation which is moving forward in the world with the leadership of Hussein ibn Ali (God’s greetings be upon him). By Allah’s favor, this orientation will move forward and will resolve the problems of nations.
Imam Hussain’s (a.s.) movement is, indeed, perceivable via two perspectives—both of which are acceptable. Nonetheless, when put together, the two views show the extensive dimensions of this movement. One perspective involves the appearance of Imam Hussain’s action, which is a movement against a corrupt, deviated, suppressive and oppressive regime: Yazid’s Regime. But, at the heart of his action, there is a more important movement that the second perspective will lead to: the move against ignorance and humiliation of the mankind. In fact, even though Imam Hussain (a.s.) fights against Yazid, his extensive historical fight is not against the short-living and insignificant Yazid. Rather, his main fight is against mankind’s ignorance, abasement, deviation and humiliation. Indeed, Imam Hussain (a.s.) fights against such vices.