Pearl of Wisdom

'Contemplate now O Mufaddal about the fact that man's lifespan has been kept concealed from his knowledge; for verily if he was to know the span of his life, and if it were short, he would never take pleasure in living, while being always in anticipation of death and the time that he knows. In fact, he would be like someone whose wealth has perished or is close to perishing, so he feels a sense of poverty and terror at the thought of losing his wealth and a fear of poverty. The feeling which the man who knows that he is going to lose his life is much more intense, for the one whose wealth is diminishing still continues to hope that some of it will be replaced enabling him to live off that, whereas he who is certain of the loss of his life, is taken over by despair. And if instead his lifespan was to be long, and he knew this , he would be certain of staying alive and would therefore become absorbed in vain pleasures and sins, and would act to gratify his desires intending to repent at the end of his life... And if you retort by saying that right now, even though his lifespan is concealed from him and he is anticipating death, he still yields to vile sins and commits forbidden acts, we would reply that the way this matter has been decreed is exactly how it is at the moment, and if man, in spite of that [i.e. his ignorance of his death] does not desist from and shun sins then that is because of his own heedless merriment and the hardness of his heart, and not because of a mistake in divine planning!'

Imam Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sadiq [as]
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 3, p. 83

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Yousuf N.Lalljee (2006). Know Your Islam. Ansariyan Publications. Qum
Lohouf, By Sayyid ibn Tawoos
Ali Hussain Jalali (2003). Karbala & Ashura. Ansariyan Publications. Qum

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The Story of Karbala in Pictures

Obaydullah ibn Ziyad's henchmen about to throw Muslim ibn Aqeel from a tower in Al-Kufa

Imam Hussain's (A) convoy arrives at Karbala

Imam Hussain (A) talking to the people of Bani Asad's tribe and negotiating purchase of Karbala

Imam Hussain (A) addresses the army of Omar ibn Sa'ad before the battle

Two men from Oman ibn Sa'ad's army approaching Imam Hussain (A) and offering loyalty to him which he accepts

Imam Hussain (A) brings a martyr's body into the tents

Battling with the enemies

Ali Al-Akbar (A): Oldest son of Imam Hussain (A) dying on the laps of his father

Abbas (A) on the Euphrates river looking towards the fleeing army of Omar ibn Sa'ad

Imam Hussain (A) rises his baby Ali Al-Asghar towards the unashamed army of Oman ibn Sa'ad requesting water for him. The army replies him with a fatal arrow

Imam Hussain (A) bidding the last farewell to the ladies at the tents.

Imam Hussain (A) at battle

The fallen Imam (A) awaiting the call of Allah

Zul-Janah [The Winged] returning without his master

Women of the sanctified household at the feet of Zul-Janah who returns without the Imam (A)

The ladies with Zul-Janah weeping at the martyrdom of Imam (A) . The women of Imam's household wailing over the total devastation in Karbala over the past few hours

The headless body of Imam Hussain (A) left on the plains of Karbala.

Omar ibn Sa'ad's army Looting and Burning of the tents

While in chaos, the ladies rally around the new Imam Ali Zainul-Abideen (A) [The Best Of Worshipers]

In chains and on foot, the women are taken prisoners to Al-Kufa

Sayyida Zainab (A) addresses Yazeed ( Allah's curse upon him ) in the royal court

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