The Manifestation of the Divine Honor in the ‘Āshūrā Heroic Act

Author

Assistant Professor, Department of Islamic Knowledge, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran

Abstract

The examination of the word “‘izza” (honor) in the divine discourse and its attribution to God, the Prophet (s), and the believers is important in determining and directing the personal and social life policies. In this article (which is on the manifestation of the divine honor in Imām Ḥusayn’s heroic act), we aim to illustrate some of the honorable deeds of Imām Ḥusayn on his way from Medina to Karbala up until the ‘Āshūrā evening. These will prove wrong the tales of some people who interpret Imām’s movement in ways far from his high status. We also aim to prove the manifestation of the divine honor in Imām Ḥusayn’s heroic act and the fulfillment of the concept of true honor and the victory of the honorable people and to show the great difference that exists between the true honor and victory and the victory attained by force and brutality. We also aim at reminding a lesson from among the ‘Āshūrā lessons.

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