Karbala as Baqa-e-Deen
There is a great significance associated with the Karbala that marks a tragic incident in Islamic
history. The Battle of Karbala has been a never to be forgotten incident that transmits the real
sense of sacrifice and devotion towards the religion.
Karbala is a powerful paradigm that reveals the best form of human virtue towards the religion
Islam. It has a stir of justice and spirituality, the heartbreaking tale of injustice and the painful
narrative of faith attached to it that makes this particular event graved in the hearts and minds
of countless millions all over the world.
Karbala is considered as Baqa-e-Deen, the protector of Islam. The great sacrifice of Imam
Hussain a.s in the battle of Karbala can never be compared with any deed till the Doomsday
and thereafter. The noble sacrifice spreads a message to all corners of the world that nothing
can be more precious than the religion and truth in this world. Imam Hussain a.s not only
sacrificed his life but gave his children and friends also in the name of Allah the almighty. Even
though he was finally massacred in battle, he and his most loyal companions were victorious.
They set the true example of love towards the religion and gave their lives in protection of it. It
is also explained that Islam is reborn after every Karbala.
In the great Battle of Karbala, Imam Hussain a.s along with his family and relatives bravely
fought the huge force of Yazid. Yazid was a Cruel, characterless and egoist ruler who was trying
to destroy and end the religion Islamic and its teachings of truth. He did not accept God as the
almighty and the creator and also tried to make Imam Hussain to accept his view. But Imam
Hussain a.s preferred getting killed along with his family, children and colleagues, rather than
accepting Yazid as Muslim ruler of Islam. He clearly denied the ways and principles set by the
unworthy Yazid and protected Islam form his evil perceptions. It was his sacrifice that sets the
true Islamic teachings of peace, justice and acceptance to belief that God exists. Indeed, the
martyrdom of Imam Hussain a.s is the symbol of the victory of Islam today.
The mourning’s of that day however have a deeper spiritual significance associated with it. The
10th day of Muharam is the day of Ashura that is marked as the death of Imam Hussain ibne Ali
a.s. On this occasion Shia Muslims all over the world weep in protest of the death of their Imam
and take out rallies. They also conduct Majlis, a religious meeting to discuss the tragedies of the
Battle of Karbala and to mourn for the deaths of innocents. Such events have usually been
universal, appealing to people of all creeds. There is a transcendental resonance about this
event in Islamic history.
From the broken threads of calamity, the Famous Urdu Poets and writers have weaved
narratives of hope and optimism, reaching out to people throughout the ages about this great
event. The writings of the Famous Urdu Poets on this event have renovated the true sense of
Some of the lines about the event in poetic form:
Sajday Se Karbala Ko Bandagi Mil Gayi
Sabar Se Ummat Ko Zindagi Mil Gayi
Ek Chaman Fatima(S.A) Ka Ujra
Magar Sarey Islam Ko Zindagi Mil Gayi
Certainly, Karbala is the true essence of truth and sacrifice in the universe and the true
protector of religion Islam. In honor of this holistic place every year millions of pilgrims visit
here to pay ziyarat to the Imam Hussain shrine in Iraq.