Published on 05 Mar 2013 | over 4 years ago
See below for; Quotations about Imam Hussain by Non-Muslims.
"I learnd from Hussein how to achieve victory while being oppressed."
"The best lesson which we get from the tragedy of Karbala is that Hussain and his companions were firm believers in God. They illustrated that the numerical superiority does not count when it comes to the truth and the falsehood. The victory of Husain,
despite his minority, marvels me!"
Thomas Carlyle (Scottish historian and essayist)
"In a distant age and climate, the tragic scene of the death of Hussain will awaken the sympathy of the coldest reader."
Edward Gibbon (English historian and member of parliament)
"If Hussain had fought to quench his worldly desires...then I do not understand why his sister, wife, and children accompanied him. It stands to reason therefore, that he sacrificed purely for Islam."
Charles Dickens (English novelist)
"No battle in the modern and past history of mankind has earned more sympathy and admiration as well as provided more lessons than the martyrdom of Hussain the battle of Karbala."
Antoine Bara (Christian Lebanese writer)
"Of that gallant band, male and female knew that the enemy forces around were implacable, and were not only ready to fight, but to kill. Denied even water for the children, they remained parched under the burning sun and scorching sands, yet not one faltered for a moment. Hussain marched with his little company, not to glory, not to power of wealth, but to a supreme sacrifice, and every member bravely faced the greatest odds without flinching."
Dr. K. Sheldrake
"...Weeping and lamentation over the evils and persecutions suffered by the 'Ali's family, and mourning for its martyrs: these are things from which loyal supporters of the cause cannot cease. "More touching than the tears of the Shia's" has even become an
Arabic proverb." (Introduction to Islamic Theology and Law, Princeton, 1981, p.179)
Ignaz Goldziher (Hungarian orientalist)
"...a reminder of that blood-stained field of Karbala, where the grandson of the Apostle of God fell, at length, tortured by thirst, and surround by the bodies of his murdered kinsmen, has been at anytime since then, sufficient to evoke, even in the most lukewarm and the heedless, the deepest emotion, the most frantic grief, and an exaltation of spirit before which pain, danger, and death shrink to unconsidered trifles." (A Literary History of Persia, London, 1919, p.227)
Edward G. Brown (Professor at the University of Cambridge)
"Though Imam Hussain gave his life years ago, but his indestructible soul rules the hearts of people even today."
Dr. Radha Krishnan
"My faith is that the progress of Islam does not depend on the use of sword by its believers, but the result of the supreme sacrifice of Hussain (A.S.), the great saint."
"Imam Hussain's (A.S.) sacrifice is for all groups and communities, an example of the path of rightousness."
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
"The sacrifice of Imam Hussain (A.S.) is not limited to one country, or nation, but it is the hereditary state of the brotherhood of all mankind."
Dr. Rajendra Prasad
"Though Imam Hussain (A.S.) gave his life almost 1300 years ago, but his indestructible soul rules the hearts of people even today."
Dr. Radha Krishnan
"It is Hussain's (A.S.) sacrifice that has kept Islam alive or else in this world there would be no one left to take Islam's name."
"I congratulate Muslims that from among them, Hussain (A.S.), a great human being was born, who is reverted and honored totally by all communities
Mrs. Sarojini Naidu
The Holly shrine of Imam Hussain in Iraq, city of Karbala was opened to the public after 45 days as the golden window was changed to a new one that was built in Iran for our beloved Imam Hussain. Today March 5, 2013. The Golden window around the holly grave of Imam Hussain is made of pure Gold.
باز گشایی ضریح امام حسین بعد از 45 روز