By Naved Ahmad
12 October 2016
Women mourn as they watch a Muharram procession in Ahmedabad, India. ─
I am not a Shia, I am not a Sunni and
besides being a Muslim I am the best of the best creation of The ALMIGHTY, that
is human (Al Insaan). I am the best of the best creation, primarily, because
the grandson of the very best among the best of the best creation, the son of
the finest man and the most pious lady among us, lives in my heart. He is my
hope in despair, he is my prayers, and he is my strength in trials and tribulations.
He is an ideology; He is truth and justice embodied. He is an answer to every
tyranny and atrocity of the world. He is neither for Shia nor for Sunnis and
obviously not for Muslims. Let humanity awaken, and every tribe will claim him
as their own. Hussein is for humanity.
Mahatma Gandhi quoted:
“If I had 72
companions like Husain, I would have freed India in 24 hours, from British”.
Gandhi, the champion of non violence himself, further added “the progress of
Islam does not depend on the use of sword, but on the supreme sacrifice of Imam
Hussein, I learnt from Hussein, how to achieve victory whilst being oppressed”.
The little writer in me, never wanted my
mother to finish the story of Karbala, as she herself could not hold her tears,
while describing the utmost gruesome tyranny on humanity. As, I grew up, I read
Karbala and understood the essence of supreme sacrifice from the leader of all
the martyrs. I could differentiate, being a victim and a survivor.
martyrdom of Hussein is supreme in every sense and he will be the leader of all
martyrs because of the fact that he just not defeated Yazeed; he defeated every
tyrant, despot and diabolical propaganda they carry against humanity. Karbala
is just not about making Islam alive and a triumph of good over evil it’s a
tight slap on Iblees. It’s a
reminder to him, that we are our Lord’s best of the best creation and we love
our Prophet Muhammad SAW more than anybody in this universe. We may be clay and
we may go astray but we will keep humanity alive because Imam Hussein is our
heart, Prophet Muhammad SAW is our love and The ALLAH is our Almighty.