The Light of Karbala in our Community

Published on Islamic Insights on Oct. 29, 2015

The events of Karbala are more than just words on the page in a history book and the sobering tragedy that occurred on the day ofAshura (the tenth of Muharram) needs to be commemorated in a special way. The fifth Imam of Islam, Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (as) is reported to have said, “If our Shia truly knew what happened in Karbala, they would die from grief.” We will never be able to experience the gravity of the tragedy of Karbala, but we can bring the events to life as much as possible.

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