Some Lessons from Karbala
Some Lessons from Karbala
The event teaches us; not to waiver from the right path & not to panic while discharging obligations. One has to have conviction on the hereafter & focus ones mind on permanent consequences in the hereafter.
This has to be done irrespective of how big or strong the enemy is & irrespective of the consequences, but with the knowledge of what Shariat ( www.Islamic-laws.com) requires us to do under those circumstances.
One should never give up, for eg despite strength of Media or other social widespread ills, we need to continue to believe that we can overcome & continue to fight ,rather than give up saying that the enemy is strong & we cannot achieve anything by ourselves. One can at least begin with ones own family & then the surrounding environment. Know & Discharge your duties with whatever is in your capacity & leave the results to Allah (swt)
Once there is conviction on the leader & his knowledge, his word is obeyed without any objections/reservation.The importance of knowing fiqh(Islamic practical laws) is seen from the event when Imams sister asks for edict from the Imam of the time, even while the tents are burning.
This is seen from 2 events . First Imam chooses lady Ummul Banin as wife for a progeny like Hazrat Abbas(as) & secondly when Imam addresses the Yazidi troops telling them that its the fault of their forefathers & upbringing which has made them fight against him.
4.Husband- wife relations It teaches that the wife is to be a source of peace for husband...thus Imam’s statement that I don't like a house devoid of Rabab & Sakina. The wife should not stop her husband from discharging his duties to HIM. Lady Rabab did not stop Imam even when he took their child towards death. Sometimes women don't even allow their husbands to go to haj without them. Women should support & encourage their men in discharging their duties to HIM(swt) & others.
5.Importance of knowledge (ilm).so that life can be led as per HIS will. The purpose of Imams sacrifice is mentioned in four words in Ziarat Arbaeen where we say that "I give witness that the entire purpose of the total sacrifice was "saving people (bande) from ignorance (jihalat)"
6.The event teaches Ikhlas ie do your duties for HIS sake only, without any Riya (show off), thus belief (Aqaed)in hereafter /Qayamat must be very strong(Yakeen), only then one can sacrifice material things/pleasure for permanent benefits in hereafter.
7.It teaches us to have control over emotions while acting for HIS sake. At the same time it does not prevent us from expressing our emotions,but without compromising on the actions required for HIS sake.
8.Importance of Hijab & Reservation from all non mehram, whether they are close family friends or non mehram family members. This is seen from many events after 10th Muharrum
9.The 4th Imam (as) said that his follower should; avoid Music, should not shave his beard & should not indulge in gambling/chess or drink liquor, as these were the traits of Yazid & it reminds him of the day he was standing in court.
11. Azadari & Namaz are very important & complimentary to each other .They have no conflict as 4th Imam was the Greatest Azadar & the Greatest Abid, at the same time.!
12 The event teaches us to be in Submission to HIS will ..at all times, in all states. Imam (as) even offered a sajda(prostration) of thanks when every conceivable difficulty was upon him.