The grandson of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and the son of Hazrat Ali(RA), Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA). He refused to pledge allegiance to Yazid Ibn e Muawiya and insisted on his own legitimate claim as Caliph.
His resolve to stand his ground based on religious and moral reasons and not giving up or pleading allegiance to Yazid is the ultimate display of moral strength in the world. It is so powerful that leaders like Napoleon and Gandhi were inspired.
And even though he was martyred, his name is spoken of 1400 years later with even more love and devotion and Yazid has been subject to curses and has had his name forgotten.
People took it to Twitter to express what Imam Hussain’s sacrifice means to them an what they learned from it.
— Uma!r Al! (@UmairAliKhan33) October 11, 2016
— M Junaid iqbal ツ (@Stay_____Happy) October 11, 2016
— Mazhar Iqbal Khokhar (@mzrkhokhar) October 11, 2016
#ImamHussainTaughtMe to not bow down in front of a tyrant
— Shaz Malik (@shaz_Insafiyan) October 11, 2016
#ImamHussainTaughtMe standing by the truth no matter what, even it means standing alone.
— Eh* (@ehmedsyed) October 11, 2016