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“Avoid oppressing the one who does not have any supporter against you, other than the Almighty God.” -Imam Hussain (a.s)

Wazir Khan Mosque.
Lahore, Pakistan. (Instagram: aabbiidd)


Tomb of Mohammad’s granddaughter
Zainab, the daughter of Ali in Damascus, Syria

Zainab accompanied her brother Hussain, as did most of his household to Iraq. After Hussain and all his 72 companions were brutally killed at the Battle of Karbala by the order of Yazid, Zainab was taken captive by the army of Yazid. Zainab and the other survivors of Hussain’s expedition, most of them women and children, were marched to Damascus, Yazid’s capital, where they were held hostage.
Zainab, already in anguish due to the death of her brother Hussain and her sons was forced to march unveiled and beaten. This was an extreme indignity to inflict on a high-ranking woman, the granddaughter of Muhammad.

O God,

You are my only trust
in every calamity,

You are my only hope 
in every hardship.

You are the only promise 
in anxiety and distress; 

in which the hearts become weak
and human actions become feeble,

in which one is deserted
and forsaken
by his friends.