Posts Tagged Martyr

Truth After All Can Never Die!


The tyrant is nothing but a slave turned inside out. When a valiant soul seems to stand against the world; when the noblest motives are reviled and mocked; when truth seems to suffer an eclipse, the martyr’s whisper comes: “Truth after all can never die.”

“Tolerance is man’s ornament , keeping promises is a sign of nobility , and bonding with others is a grace.”Imam Hossein

“To me , death is nothing but happiness, and living under tyrants nothing but living in a hell.” Imam Hossein

Hossein brave stand was taken against oppression and dictatorship. When evil and injustice threatened to ruin society, he and his family and his true friends, fought for human rights, freedom and justice for all!

Imam Hossein said:” Death with dignity is better than life with humiliation.” He was the grandson and successor of prophet Mohammad(s). He was mercilessly martyred along with 72 others comprising of his family members including his 6 month old son as well as his companions after being denied access to water for 3 days. He said: “I swear by God, I shall not surrender as a humiliated person and shall not escape like slaves.”

Shia Muslims commemorate this tragic event every year. Although Hossein and his companions lost the physical battle, they ensured victory for truth, morality and selflessness. Mahatma Gandhi said: “I learned from Hussein how to achieve victory while being oppressed.”

We remember him not just for his sacrifice but for the cause:

  • Justice is not to be compromised at all levels. No matter where we live, what we do, at work,  at home, or at street, we will never tolerate injustice.

 

  • Freedom is an absolute right not to be taken from anyone. No manmade authority has the right to make people slaves. God created people as equals with free will, and none can deny them this.

 

  • No justification of wrong in the name of the religion. God sent messengers to guide people to what is best. Truth and happiness is what religion holds for people. To use it as a justification for one’s own interests and agenda is never to be accepted. 
“Your neighbours are like your relatives.Telling the truth brings about honor. People’s secrets are properties held in trust with you.” Imam Hossein

So every year on Ashoura we mourn the tragedy of Karbala, and the stand for all that was right against all that was evil.

We should stand together and do not allow extremists to use religion to justify their unkind crimes!

We should stand together so that one day we may have a world where justice and peace reign for all people.

Hossein represented authentic Islam, a way of life based on community, love of one’s neighbors, peaceful co-existence with people of different believes, social justice and equality for all regardless of race or religion.

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Time is not a healer!


 Flo14wer-Father

There is nothing more deceptive than a smile. And no one knows this better than the people who hide behind them. Some flash their teeth as a polite warning to their enemies. Some put on beaming faces to keep their tears from falling. Others wear silly grins to mask their fear. But then, there is that rare smile that is actually genuine, it’s the smile of a person who knows his troubles will soon, be over.
 
When my father was in so much pain, I sat there next to him, holding his hands and kept smiling hiding my tears and fear, to help him forget his pain I read his favourite books Hafez, history of Iran, and books about people like Sattar Khan, Bagher Khan, Amir Kabir, Mosadegh and many other patriots. I was just 8.


I had a dream last night. He was alive and wanted to hug me, I smiled to keep my tears from falling. I told him I’ve missed you so much. Where have you been for so many years? You can come and see me, but how about me? What do I do, when I need you and miss you? Everyday I waited, watching for you to walk through the door. After many years I accepted, you would never return home.


I stopped smiling, and said I can’t pretend and smile, come back home … … … I felt a terrible burn in my heart and that woke me up

Time is not a healer and the pain of losing someone does not end and gets deeper and deeper.

Flo14wer-Father

 Time is not a healer and the pain of losing someone does not end and gets deeper and deeper.

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