- Category: Ahl al-Bayt
- Written by Sadullah Khan
We bid farewell to the old year by celebrating Prophet Ibrahim's commitment to God displayed through his willingness to sacrifice his patient son, Prophet Ismail; we welcome the new year by commemorating the migration of Prophet Muhammad to Madinah, which marked the beginning of a period of enlightenment for civilization.
This is also the month where we remember the martyrdom of Prophet's beloved grandson, Imaam Husayn.
WHO IS HUSAYN?
Husayn is the son of Fatimah, the daughter of the Prophet. The holy Prophet said of her, "she is among the leaders of the women of Paradise".
The father of Husayn is Ali, who was a cousin and one of the most beloved and steadfast companions of the Prophet. Indeed, Ali is like the sun, Fatimah like the moon and Husayn a star in the galaxy of heroes.