Rumi and Imam Hussain

By • Oct 20th, 2021 • Category: Islam

Ashura, and the battle of Karbala in 680 A.D., was a pivotal moment in Islamic history. The slaughter of Imam Hussain and the Prophet Mohammad’s family left a deep scar on Muslim psyche. Rumi has a unique take on this event. He sees a different face of Ashura, which Muslims have failed to notice: the beauty of overflowing love for God, loyalty, perseverance, self-sacrifice, courage and bravery. This is the face we should memorialize- not death and destruction. In this presentation, we will discuss Rumi’s view of Ashura and Imam Hussain.

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