Quotes on Imam Husain By Great Writers,Intellects, Artists And Leaders of History

“The world is unable to present an example finer and brighter than the personality of Imam Husain (A.S.). He was the embodiment of love, valor, and personification of sacrifice and devotion. Every Muslim, in particular, must learn a lesson from his life and should seek guidance from him.”

Quid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah

(The found of Pakistan said in one of his messages for “Husain Day” in Bombay).

“My admiration for the noble sacrifice of Imam Husain as a martyr abounds because he accepted death and the torture of thirst for himself for his sons and for his whole family, but did not submit to unjust authorities.”

Mahatma Gandhi

(Great Indian political leader who achieved India’s Independence)

“There is a universal appeal in this martyrdom. Imam Husain sacrificed his all, but he refused to submit to a tyrannical government. He never gave any weight to the fact that his material force was far less in comparison with that of the enemy. The power of faith to him is the greatest force which regards all material force as nothing. This sacrifice is a beacon light of guidance for every community and every nation.”

-Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

The first Prime Minister of India

“The best lesson which we get from the tragedy of Karbala is that Husain and his followers were the rigid believers of God. They illustrated that numerical superiority does not count when it comes to truth and falsehood.

The victory of Husain despite his minority marvels me.”

-Thomas Carlyle

Hero and Hero- worship

“In the history of Islam, especially the life of Imam Husain stands unique, unapproached and unapproachable by anyone. Without his martyrdom, Islam would have extinguished long ago. He was the savior of Islam and it was due to his martyrdom that Islam took such a deep root, which it is neither possible nor even imaginable to destroy now.”

-Edward Gibbon

Decline and fall of the Roman Empire

“It was possible for Husain to save his life by submitting himself to the will of Yazid, But his responsibility as a reformer did not allow him to accept Yazid’s Caliphate, He therefore prepared to embrace all sorts of discomfort and inconvenience in order to deliver Islam from the hands of Omayyad’s, Under the blazing sun, on the parched land and against the stifling heat of Arabia, stood the immortal Husain.”

-Washington Irving

“If Husain fought to quench his worldly desires, then I do not understand why his sisters, wives and children accompanied him. It stands to reason there that he sacrificed purely for Islam.”

-Charles Dickens

“In a distant age and climate, the tragic scene of the death of Husain will awaken the sympathy of the coldest reader.”

-Edward Gibbon

Decline and fall of the Roman Empire

“A reminder of the blood stained field of Karbala, where the grandson of the Apostle of God fell at length tortured by thirst and surrounded by the bodies of his murdered kinsmen, has been at any time since then sufficient to evoke, even in the most lukewarm and heedless, the deepest emotion, the most frantic grief and an exaltation of spirit before which pain, danger, and death shrink to unconsidered trifles.”

  • E. G .Brownie
  • A Literary History of Persia

“The scarifies that Hazrat Imam Husain gave us in the desert of Karbala thirteen hundred years ago is an example to us all, giving us impetus and intuition to do our bit when circumstance, oblige us to face evil against truth. Imam Husain with his 72 followers achieved everlasting victory in his defeat, which it is impossible for any great force to acquire at any cost. Imam Husain proved to the world for all times that numbers do not count when the real spirit is in action with a definite purpose and determination.”

  • Sir Byramjee Jeejeebhoy

“The Karbala tragedy is a historical event of human martyrdom of such importance that it can never be forgotten. It shall continue to influence the lives of billions of men and women of the world throughout the ages.”

The event is commemorated in India with complete reverence, Not only Muslim participate in the rites, but the non-Muslims evince great interest therein equally well.”

-Dr. Rajandra Prasad

The First President of India, Past President Congress Party

“No tragic event of human history can vie with the end of Hazrat Imam Husain in point of its heart – rendering pathos, in the field of Karbala.”

Dr. Amar Nath Jha

Past Vice Chancellor, Hindu University, Banaras India

“The scarifies of Imam Husain was for the sake of the good of the whole mankind. There is no martyr in the whole history of the world who can compare with him in point of exalted excellence.”

-Prof, Radha Kumund Mukerje

Chairperson-Dept. of History, Lucknow University. Lucknow India

“Hazrat Imam Husain gave to the world some thirteen hundred years ago, a message and way of life, which was unique and perfect and of which we are celebrating the memory. I do not possess the words nor has any language of the world the eloquence and comprehension, which can serve as the vehicle of expression for the sentiment of reverence, which I entertain in my mind for this magnificent martyr. Hazrat Imam Husain does not belong only to the Muslims but he is a treasure, common to all the creatures of the Almighty God. I congratulate the Muslims that among them has been such a personality who is acknowledged and revered equally by all communities of the world.”

  • Mrs. Sarojini Naido
  • The Nightingale of India

“My admiration for the noble sacrifice of Imam Husain as a martyr abides, because he accepted death and the torture of thirst for himself, his sons and for his whole family but did not submit to unjust authorities.”

  • Mahatma Gandhi
  • India’s greatest Freedom Fighter

“Everyone knows dying after death, but you (Husain) taught us how to live after death.”

  • Kuwar Mahendra Singh
  • A Leading Hindu Parisad


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