On the morning of the third day of Sha’ban, the fourth Hijri year, Ali (PBUH), the cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) along with Fatima Zahra (PBUH), , embraced their newly-born child.
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) named him Husain by God’s command (PBUH) which means good; while before he had named his older brother as Hassan (PBUH)
But the happy days of Hussein’s childhood ended very soon. He was about seven years that the Messenger of Allah made all the Muslims and the Muslim world grief-stricken.
deviate the direction of the Islamic society
After the death of the Prophet (PBUH), seditions began to deviate the direction of the Islamic society.
This trend continued until 61 AH and Yazid Ibn Mu’awiya, a bloodthirsty, bacchanal and topper man, took over Islamic rule.
He forced Imam Hussein to swear allegiance to him.
martyred with a thirsty mouth
but Imam Hussein (PBUH) did not accept to swear allegiance to Yazid and rebelled against Yazid’s ruthless and corrupt government and migrated from Medina to Mecca and from Mecca to Kufa.
In the vicinity of Kufa in Karbala, he faced Yazid’s bloodthirsty army, and eventually Imam Hussein (PBUH) and his brothers and children were martyred with a thirsty mouth on the battlefield, and they were beheaded by filthy hand of Yazidis.
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