Imam Hossein (PBUH) saved Islam and justice, Imam Khomeini explained

Imam Hossein (PBUH) saved Islam and justice, Imam Khomeini explained

Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic once said that matchless sacrifice of the Household of Imam Hossein (PBUH) and his Companions shook the pillars of tyrant rulers of the Umayyads.

“The revolution of Ashura emerged at the hands of the Master of Martyrs (PBUH), who by sacrificing his own blood and the blood of his dear ones saved Islam and justice, and condemned the rule of the Umayyads and demolished its rules and foundations,” Imam Khomeini said. 

Imam Khomeini, the leader of contemporary Muslim world, also said that the struggle for the Islamic revolution was inspired by the genuine teachings of Islam, and has been closely associated to movement of Imam Hussain (PBUH) who rose against all types of tyranny.

The 3rd of Shaban – on the Islamic calendar reminds us of birth anniversary of Imam Hussain (PBUH), the grandson of the holy prophet of Islam and one of his truthful infallible successors.

Imam Hossein (PBUH) spent his childhood with Lady Fatimah (PBUH), Imam Ali (PBUH), and especially with Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). The love and affection Prophet Muhammad (PBUH&HP) had towards Hussain (PBUH) was so unique that all the companions were aware of it, had frequently seen its manifestation, and had heard of it repeatedly. 

According to the Holy Quran, the Prophet's (PBUH) actions and words are apart from his desires: "Indeed in the Messenger of Allah you have a good example to follow ..." (The Holy Quran, 33:21)

All companions knew that the Prophet's love for his two grandchildren, especially for Hossein (PBUH) was not a usual love of a grandfather for his grandchild. 

The companions had seen Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) repeatedly put Hassan and Hussain (peace be upon them) on his shoulders and play with them. At other times he would kiss Hossein (PBUH) and say, "Hossein is from me, and I am from Hussain. May Allah love him who loves Hussain." In other traditions the Prophet would say, "Hassan and Hossein (peace be upon them) are my two aromatic flowers from this world." 

Prophet Mohammad's (PBUH) recommendations and affections for Hossein (PBUH) were in fact portraying an important fact. He would repeatedly inform people that salvation and prosperity can only be found through the friendship and love of Imam Hussain (PBUH).

It has been narrated from Prophet Muhammad (PBUH): "Hassan and Hossein are masters of the youth in heaven. Whosoever loves them has loved me, and whosoever has animosity with them, is my enemy."

In another account the Holy Prophet has also said, "You came to awareness by me; you found the right path and were guided by Ali; you were given blessings through Hassan; but your eternal salvation is with Hussain. Be aware that Hossein is a door from the doors of heaven. Whosoever has animosity towards him can never enter heaven." 

Moreover, historians have recorded incidents and narrations in this respect. In one account it has been said that the Prophet's prostration took longer than usual in his prayer. People came to the Prophet and asked, "Were you receiving a revelation or order from Allah during prostration?" Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) replied, "No, my son Hussain had climbed onto my back; I waited until he wished to come down." This is an example showing how the best creature of Allah treated Hossein (PBUH) while he was in the best state of worship. 

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