Message of Thaqalayn

A Quarterly Journal of Islamic Studies

The Virtues of Imam Husayn (a) and His Companions

On the day of Ashura, Imam Husayn (a) and his companions displayed the greatest morals while their enemies possessed the vilest corruptions. This paper presents some of the most prominent and finest of the Imam’s and his companions’ virtues, namely, ardent love for Allah (swt), great honor, and unwavering patience.  Those who truly love Imam Husayn and mourn for his suffering can – through Allah’s mercy – join him in the countless rewards he received as a result of his patience and the actions that stemmed from it. An additional illustration of the three types of patience will be offered, specifically, patience pertaining to performing obligatory acts, refraining from forbidden acts, and patience during calamities.  These three actions earned Imam Husayn immense heavenly rewards, and furthermore, Allah grants these rewards to those who wholeheartedly commemorate the tragedy of Karbala and endeavors to courteously visit him (a).


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