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!"

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