Hussainiat for Humanity— The Final Way of Struggle against Tyrants and Devils of the Time

“Neither sect nor special suffixes/prefixes with names, and nor color of clothes shall make one a Hussaini. Its the rising up against tyrants and devils of the times by adopting the course of Hussain (AS), Ghazi Abbas (AS) and Hurr which would truly make one a Hussaini.”

Chaos on earth is an inevitable phenomenon, and this reality is told by Quran (Sūrah al-Baqarah, verse 2:30) “when your Lord told the angels, “I will place a vicegerent on earth,” they said, “Will you put someone there who will produce chaos and shed blood, while we glorify, praise, and sanctify You?” He said, “I know things you do not know.”

Chaos is equivalent to uncertainty whose opposite is certainty (faith, Eeman, Yaqeen). New advances in science of Physics tell that entropy (which is measure of chaos, uncertainty) is getting produced continuously on this earth, and humans are the most potent generator of entropy (chaos). Humans have capacity to produce chaos not only in visible symmetries but also in invisible symmetries of thoughts.

Man induced chaos and disorder may take many forms like pollution, environmental degradation, turmoil, social chaos, cognitive chaos, corruptions, and tyrannies. Quran tells the same thing (Sorah ar-Rum, Verse 30:41) “Corruption and disorder have appeared on land and in the sea because of what the hands of people have (done and) earned (of evil deeds). Thus He causes them to taste the consequence of some of what they have done, so that they may (take heed, repent and reform, and so) return (to the right way)”

Allah orders for a struggle for good order in Quran (Surah al-Imran verse 3:104) “And from among you there must be a party who invite people to all that is good and enjoin the doing of all that is right and forbid the doing of all that is wrong. It is they who will attain true success.” Fight for good order, and fight against chaos and agents of chaos starts with instilling a belief (faith, certainty, negentropy) at cognitive level, and then it expresses into material based struggling actions of various difficulty levels.

Struggle against DEvils and his agents is the duty of every Muslim and Momin (Muslim with firm faith). This struggle of “amr-bil-maroof-wa-nahi-anil-munkar” for which Allah has ordered is always coupled with testing, pain, agony and sufferings. The degree of difficulty level a faithful can embrace during struggle demonstrates the degree of his faith/Eeman on Allah Almighty.

It should be remembered that it’s not the success level achieved during a way of struggle but the difficulty level encountered which is an indicator of faith/Eeman. For a Muslim and Momin success is measured according to difficulties encountered during process of effort. It does not require high calculations to understand that difficulty level of a course is ultimate when chances of worldly success are bleak, death of the whole family including infants is impending, and when opponents are from their own ranks, huge in number, and seemingly invincible.

In human history the most difficult way for “amr-bil-maroof-wa-nahi-anil-munkar” has been adopted by one person, and he is Hussain ibn Ali (A.S). In words of famous historian Gibbon (Edward Gibbon, 1737–1794) “…..feat of Imam Hussain ibn Ali, the brave grandson of the Prophet of Islam Muhammad (PBUH), has for centuries amazed the greatest minds of the whole world with his unprecedented sacrifice and heroism. You do not need to be a Muslim to believe in the sincerity and purity of the intentions with which the Imam gave his life in an unequal battle with the oppressors….”

The way of struggle wherein a person fights for “amr-bil-maroof-wa-nahi-anil-munkar” at the expense of everything he/she possesses, and is not deterred by concerns for family, defeat, death and destruction is called Hussainiat. Hussainiat is not only the last degree of sacrifice, worship to one Allah (Tauheed), and denial to all gods but also the ultimate degree of success. And above Hussainiat is the final course of action for all faithful against the Devil and his agents of all times.

A true Hussaini is a Momin Muslim who is fights against devils and evils when they are rampant, innumerable, mighty and not distinguishable easily. Hussainiat is the last fall back defense strategy available to Muslims and righteous humans. In words of Charles Dickens “The principles of Hussein’s revolution have become close to each rebel, who is eager to regain his rights from his oppressors.” (Charles Dickens, 1812–1870. English writer, novelist and essayist).

[On 10th of Moharram 61 AH, 10th of October 680, Imam Hussain (AS) gave his last speech to army of Yazid in following words: Citizens of Kufa, Remember my image and look who I am, then awaken yourselves. Ask if it is fair for you to kill me and to violate the honor of my women? Am I not the son of your prophet’s daughter, the son of his successor, his cousin and the first one who believed in what he attains from God? Isn’t Hamzah, Master of martyrs, my father’s uncle? Haven’t you heard the words that God’s Messenger said to me and my brother that we are the masters of the Heaven’s youths……”]

In current times when Muslim Ummah and humanity is facing so many powerful, innumerable and seemingly invincible tyrants and agents of Devil the reincarnation of Hussainiat in form of true Hussaini Muslims is required for salvation of oppressed, enlightenment of the derailed, and renewal of order out of the chaos. Neither sect nor special suffixes/prefixes with names, and nor color of clothes shall make one a Hussaini. Its the rising up against tyrants and devils of the times by adopting the course of Hussain (AS), Ghazi Abbas (AS) and Hurr which would truly make one a Hussaini.



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Dr. Shakir Ahmad Shahid, PSP, Bar, Ph.D, Postdoc

Dr. Shakir Ahmad Shahid, PSP, Bar, Ph.D, Postdoc

Ex-Director (Counter-Terrorism), Fulbright Postdoc (Forensics), Ph.D (Chemistry), Ph.D Sch. (Criminology), M.Sc (Chem.), M.Sc (Psychology), L.L.B. , B.Sc (Bio)