The Events of the Day of Arbaʿin as Narrated by Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

Ṣafar 20th: the day of Arbaʿīn/Jābir ibn Abdullah al-Anṣārī: the first pilgrim of Imam Husayn’s tomb/The caravan of the Ahl-al-Bayt (ʿa) returns from Damascus to Karbala/ Arbaʿīn: the day when the heads of the martyrs were j o i ned with their bodies/A word about the time that the caravan of the Ahl-al-Bayt (ʿa) returned to Karbala based on the historical proofs.

The Events of Muharram 13th as Narrated by Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

Muharram 13th: The Lady Zeyhab (s) delivers the most crushing speech in Kūfah/The speech of Fatimah al-Ṣughrā (s) in Kūfah/The speech of Umme-Kulthūm (s) in Kūfah/The historic speech of Imam al-Sajjad (ʿa) in Kūfah/The captives of the Ahl-al-Bayt (ʿa) in the public meeting with ʿUbaydullah ibn Ziad/The Lady Zeynab’s crushing response to ʿUbaydullah ibn Ziad/Imam al--Sajjad (ʿa)’s crushing response to Ibn Ziad/The captives of the Ahl-al-Bayt (ʿa) in the prison of Kūfah/ʿUbaydullah ibn Ziad insults Imam Husayn (ʿa)’s severed head/The story of Imam Husayn (ʿa)’s severed head in Kūfah/What verses from the Quran did Imam Husayn (ʿa)’s severed head recite?/The news of Imam Husayn (ʿa)’s martyrdom reaches Medina and Damascus/The martyrdom of ʿAbdullah ibn ʿAfīf.

The Events of Muharram 12th as Narrated by Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

The burial of the martyrs of Karbala/The Bani-Asad clan bury the martyrs of Karbala: the presence of Imam al-Sajjad (ʿa) for the identification and burial of the martyrs/ The secret behind the hexagon design of Imam Husayn (ʿa)’s burial chamber/ How did Imam al-Sajjad (ʿa) manage to come back to Karbala to bury the martyrs despite being a captive at the time?/The Ahl-al-Bayt arrive to Kūfah/The martyrdom of Imam al-Sajjad (ʿa)

The Events of Muharram 11th as Narrated by Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

The dividing of the martyrs’ heads among the clans of Kūfah/The caravan of captives leaves Karbala/The names of the captives of the Prophet’s Ahl-al-Bayt (ʿa)/The caravan of captives passes the beheading site of Imam Husayn (ʿa)/Zeynab (ʿa) gives Imam al-Sajjad (ʿa) solace/The manner in which the women and children of the Ahl-al-Bayt (ʿa) were moved as captives.

The Events of Muharram 10th as Narrated by Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

Imam Husayn(‘a) chants prayers on Ashura morning/Imam Husayn(‘a)’s sermon on Ashuramorning/ Imam Husayn(‘a)’s heroic speech directed at the enemy army/Ḥurr ibn Yazid Riyāḥī regrets being against Imam Husayn(‘a) and comes to fight for the Imam/Battle Commences: a number of Imam Husayn(‘a)’s companions are killed in the first wave of the attacks/The martyrs of the first wave of the attacks on the day of Ashura/Single combats commence and Imam Husayn(‘a)’s companions are martyred one by one/Noontime and Imam Husayn(‘a)’s last prayer/The martyrdom of the last companions of the Imam/Imam Husayn(‘a)’s last stand and martyrdom/What happened after Imam Husayn(‘a)’s martyrdom/ Imam Husayn(‘a)’s weapons and clothes are plundered/The pillage of the camp/ The burning down of Imam Husayn(‘a)’s camp/The trampling of the martyrs’ bodies/Sending the sacred head of Imam Husayn(‘a) to Kūfah.

The Events of Muharram 9th as Narrated by Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

The arrival of Shimr in Karbala/Besieging Imam Husayn (‘a)’s camp in Karbala/Safe-conduct for Umm Al Banīn (‘a)’s sons/The mobilization of troops to begin the war/The speech of Imam Husayn (‘a) to his companions/Imam Husayn (‘a) advises the women of the Ahl-al-Bayt (‘a) to be patient in the face of calamities to come

The Events of Muharram 8th as Narrated by Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

ʿAmr, Imam Husayn (‘a)’s emissary/ Nāfeʿ ibn Hilāl accompanies Abbas ibn ʿAli to break through the enemies lines and fetch water from the Euphrates drinking place/Imam Husayn (‘a)’s last word of warning with Umar ibn Saʿd/Imam Husayn (‘a)’s remarks to Harthamah ibn Salīm

The Events of Muharram 7th as Narrated by Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

The day ʿUbaydullah’s army cut the access of Imam Husayn (‘a)’s caravan to the water of Euphrates/ Imam Husayn (‘a) curses Abdullah ibn Ḥuṣain Azdi: “O’ Lord! Let him die of thirst!”/ Imam Husayn (‘a) curses the enemy army for their wickedness/ Muslem ibn ʿAwsajah j o i ns Imam Husayn (‘a) in Karbala.

The Events of Muharram 6th as Narrated by Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

Ḥabīb ibn Muẓāhir calls the Bani-Asad clan to j o i n Imam Husayn('a)/ The Bani-Asad flag and fail in aiding Imam Husayn('a)/ Imam Husayn('a) sends a letter from Karbala to his brother, Muhammad ibn Ḥanafiyyah, and the rest of the Bani-Hāshem

The Events of Muharram 5th as Narrated by Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

The day Shabath ibn Ribʿī was sent to Karbala/ who was the “man of many faces” of Kūfah?/ The day Ḥuṣain ibn Numayr arrived in Karbala/ The day Ibn Ziad ordered his soldiers to prevent those who intended to j o i n Imam Husayn ('a) from going to Karbala/The man who sought a reward!

The Events of Muharram 3rd as Narrated by Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

Imam Husayn ('a) narrates the story of prophet Yaḥya ('a)’s martyrdom/ Imam Husayn ('a) predicts his own martyrdom/the promise of the advent of Imam Mahdi ('a) who will avenge Imam Husayn ('a)/the arrival of Umar ibn Saʿd in Karbala/Umar ibn Saʿd’s letter to Ibn Ziad

The Events of Muharram 4th as Narrated by Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

ʿUbaydullah’s response to Umar ibn Saʿd’s letter/ Imam Husayn ('a)’s dignified and uncompromising attitude toward ibn Ziad and his remarks in his letter/ Imam Husayn ('a)’s response to Qays ibn Ashʿath with regard to pledging allegiance to Yazid/ The day Kanānah ibn ʿAtīq j o i ned Imam Husayn ('a) in Karbala

The Events of Muharram 2nd as Narrated by Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

The arrival of Imam Husayn ('a)’s caravan in Karbala/ Imam Husayn ('a)’s remarks upon his arrival in Karbala/ʿUbaydullah ibn Ziad learns about Imam Husayn ('a)’s arrival in Karbala/The Letter of ʿUbaydullah ibn Ziad to Imam Husayn ('a) on Muharram 2nd/ Imam Husayn ('a)’s crushing response to Ibn Ziad/ Imam Husayn ('a)’s uncompromising attitude toward injustice and its agents/ Imam Husayn ('a)’s letter to the people of Kūfah/ Imam Husayn ('a)’s last word of warning to the people of Kūfah

The Events of Muharram 1st as Narrated by Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

Muharram, a time of grief and sorrow for the Ahl-al-Bayt (‘a)/Muharram from the viewpoint of Imam Riḍa (‘a)/ The Imam camps at a lodging place called the “Palace of Bani-Muqātil”/ Imam Husayn (‘a) asking ʿUbaydullah ibn Ḥurr to j o i n and help him/ Imam Husayn’s (‘a) remarks to ʿUbaydullah ibn Ḥurr Juʿfī/ ibn Ḥurr: one of those who remained behind/ Imam Husayn (‘a)’s last ultimatum to all the people

The Birthday Anniversary of Imam Sajjad ('a)

Here you could find Interesting Information about Imam Sajjad ('a)'s Life

The Significant Role of the Lady Zaynab in Explaining the Revolution of Ashura According to Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

The Lady Zaynab is narrated to have said to Imam al-Sajjad (a): In this land in the future, a flag will be raised over the tomb of your father, Imam al-Husayn (ʿa), which will never become old or faded. With the passing of time, it will not be damaged and no matter how much the leaders of disbelief strive towards effacing it, it will only grow in grandeur and greatness day by day.

The Anniversary of the Demise of Lady Zaynab (s)

Here you could find interesting notes on the life of this great lady

A Practical Strategy towards Confronting the Arrogant Super-Powers from the Perspective of Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

We must emphasize the important, strategic fact that we have never submitted to the pressures exerted upon us by the arrogant superpowers, nor will we submit to them in the future. Through the blessings of the Islamic Revolution, the Islamic Republic of Iran has been transformed in to an example of what is possible. Other nations, including those of Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, as well as many others have in turn rejected the pressures of the Global superpowers and they have decided to stand up to America and the Zionist Regime.

The Political Role of Imam Al-Sajjad (ʿa) in Reviving the Revolution of Ashura from the Viewpoint of Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

Through his perseverance, resistance, lack of submission, and delivery of fiery sermons in Kufah and Damascus, Imam al-Sajjad (ʿa) was able to turn the public opinion against Yazīd and turn a formerly safe environment in to an unsafe one for the Umayyads.

The Effects and Consequences of the Ashura Revolt According to Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

There is hope that in the world of today, the oppressed nations will take lesson from the story of Karbala and rise up, crushing their oppressors once and for all.

A Look in to the Strategies of Combatting the Oppressive Super-Powers as Found in the Revolution of Ashura by Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

One of the main problems facing humanity during our time period is that of the oppressive superpowers and their destructive goals and policies. The aim of Imam al-Husayn (ʿa) was nothing but fighting against these oppressive and tyrannical powers.

The Manifestation of the Culture of ‘Servanthood’ in the Epic of Ashura From The Viewpoint of Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

Imam al-Husayn (ʿa) performed his prayers in congregation even on the day of Ashura. This shows us that the prayers must be performed even in the most extreme and difficult of condition. Thus, in order to highlight this lesson and show its importance, it is very important that we offer the Noon Prayer of the day of Ashura in congregation.

Ethical Lessons from the Movement of Ashura by Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

Reviving the name and memory of these great men is something which gives inspiration and it furthermore gives human beings a spirit of self-sacrifice.

A Look in to the Detriments of the Distortions Created in the Mourning Ceremonies of Imam Al-Ḥusayn (ʿa) Through the Viewpoint of Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

The mourning ceremonies must be held in a way where all the people are made aware of the goals of Imam al-Husayn(ʿa). The methods which are used in these ceremonies must be in line with the guidelines of Imam al-Husayn (ʿa) and the rest of the Infallibles (ʿa), as well as the common practice of the wise members of the Muslim community.

The Key Element of “Remembering Death” in the Movement of Imam Al-Husayn (ʿa) as Reflected in the Words of Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

Various moments in the history of Karbala have shown us how we should live an honorable life and how we should die an honorable death. These are the same lessons which Imam al-Husayn(ʿa) taught the world at the Battlefield of Karbala on the Day of Ashura.

Teachings and Messages from the Uprising of Ashura as Reflected in the Words of Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

We must follow in the footsteps of the martyrs of Karbala and we must also implement the teachings and messages which they left behind for us.

Important Considerations Regarding Mourning for Imam Al-Husayn (ʿa) According to Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

The combination of the proper affections for Imam al-Husayn (ʿa) alongside the necessary knowledge and understanding of the purposes behind Imam al-Husayn (ʿa)’s uprising are two necessary aspects of the establishment of proper mourning. The mourning ceremonies must be held with ever increasing levels of grandeur and perfection every year and we must be careful not to engage in any actions which will tarnish the grandeur of these ceremonies.

The Semiology of the Martyrdom of Imam Al-Husayn (ʿa) on the Day of Ashura from the Viewpoint of Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

The martyrdom of Imam al-Husayn (ʿa) was so intertwined with various lofty values that it will never become old, nor will its values ever become outdated. Not only that, but Karbala and the sacrifice of Imam al-Husayn (ʿa) grows in value and relevance every single day.