Thursday, December 29, 2011

Hidden Agenda of Mu'awiya

Mutraf bin Mughira bin Sho`ba says:
"I accompanied my father Mughira to see Mu`awiya. My father visited him every day and praised him very much on his return. 
When he came back one night he was very sad and he did not even take his dinner. On my having enquired about the reason for his sadness he said: 
My son!Tonight I have come after meeting the most evil person.
On my having enquired as to who he was he said: 
"I told Mu`awiya in seclusion: You have achieved all your desires. It will now be in the fitness of things if you behave with the people kindly. You have grown old now. You should behave well with Bani Hashim who are your kith and kin.
There is no reason for you to be afraid of them now!
Mu`awiya replied: `Never! Never! The man belonging to the Family of Taym (Abu Bakr) became caliph. When he died he was no longer talked about. Now he is called only `Abu Bakr' by the people. 
After him Umar became caliph and ruled promptly for ten years. With his death he also ceased to be talked about and people now call him `Umar'.
Then our brother Uthman became the caliph. He belonged to the noblest family. He ruled justly but when he died he too ceased to be talked about. 
However, the name of the son of Bani Hashim (i.e. Muhammad) is announced five times during the day and night (i.e. everyone says: I acknowledge that Muhammad is the prophet of God). Now what else can be done with his name except that I should destroy it Completely''. 
(Murujuz Zahab, vol. 2, page 241).(Voice of Human Justice Pg.230)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Horr, Hero of Karbala

Horr and Omar-ebn-Sa'd both have come all the way from the palace of Yazid to Karbala together and they share the same status and   social class. Horr asks Omar:
"Can't you find a peaceful solution for this situation? "
"You know that if it had been up to me I would have done as  what you propose, but your master Obeid-Allah-Ziyad did not  accept a peaceful resolution!"  
"So are you going to fight with this man (Hussein)?"
"Yes, by God, I will fight a battle the least consequence of  which will be separated heads and broken arms!"  
Now, it is evident that no longer can he play games with his  religion. Now, the two separate their paths.  
For Horr, Yazid's army of tens of thousand is now nothing more   than a bunch of faces, without meaning. A crowd of men without  selves, a group of people without hearts, those who shout but  don't know why, fight but don't know for whom. Now the Jesus of  love and conscience cures a blind and resurrects a dead, creating  a martyr from a murderer. In a journey it is not enough to ask  for the destination, but one should also ask from the origin.  Thus, the length of Horr's journey becomes evident when one   realizes from where he started, and to where he ended, all in  half-a day's time. In his emigration from Satan to Allah , Horr  did not study philosophy or theology, nor did he attend any  lectures or schools. He just changed his direction, and it is  in fact this "direction" which gives meaning to everything: art,  science, literature, religion, prayers, hajj, Mohammad, Ali...   Having started his journey, and riding his horse, he slowly leaves  his Army toward Hussain. Muhajer-ebn-Ous, who sees him agitated  and worried asks:
"Whats wrong with you Horr? I am puzzled by your case, by God if   I were asked about the bravest man in our army I wouldnt hesitate  to mention your name, and now you are so disturbed and worried?"
"I find myself between the Hell and the Heaven, and I have to   select between them, and by God I will not choose but Heaven,   even if I were cut to pieces or burnt to ashes!"