Women of Karbala

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To the women from each and every nation,
Learn from the women of Bani Hashim.

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Umme Farwa

Raised alone by Umm e Farwa, she brought up a lion
Whose father was poisoned till death, he was Qasim
He kept his promise to Hassan and stood for Hussain
He fought, until he was cut into pieces for this religion
Now look at Farwa, who collects the pieces of her son
She gave this huge sacrifice, against injustice she won.

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Ummul Banieen
She changed her name, for the sake of Imam Ali
To not remind pain, she became Ummal Baneen
She treated the sons of Zahra as her very own
For that is how her Abbas became Hussain’s soul
Just as his mother, protected Ali from any sadness
Abbas gave his life, trying to save Sakina’s distress.

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Umm Al-Laila

He was the resemblance of the Holy Prophet of God
His voice reminded Hussain, the prayer of Muhmmad
By Umm e Laila, Ali Akbar as a huge sacrifice was given
Surely, by a look alike of Ahmad, their hearts would soften
They remained cold, like dead idols and stabbed his chest
They broke the mirror of Mustafa, and failed their test.

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Lady Rubab

In hope, her 6-month-old would get some water
Rubab, let go of Ali Asghar, parting away forever
Less did she know, that this was her final farewell
For how could she, imagine the worst and dwell?
Hussain returned back with Asghar’s neck torn
Rubab’s soul shook, in silence unable to mourn
But that is not all, Rubab had seen
Her daughter, Sakina didn’t find sleep for days
She was tortured not just one but in many ways
Her clothes were burned, and ear rings ripped
Related to Ahmad, is that why she was punished?
When asked for Hussain, his head they presented
Broken, in sleep from this world, she descended.

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Syeda Zaynab

Now, Look at Zaynab, who gave up her children
to protect Hussain, became her single mission
She spoke out loud against the nasty tyrants,
She reminded the women of God’s assurances
For now if you ask, why did Hussain take his women?
Look around, in their calamity, they spoke his message.

 

So think again, oh my women of each and every nation
The grandson of Muhammad, by you saved his mission
Doubt not your worth, no matter the pain you endure
For by God, no creation but you is the strongest of all

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The Silent Killers of Hussain

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He knew from the beginning
of his very first breath,
How tragically he would
be slaughtered to death.

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He saw his grandfather,
mother and father weep.
No matter what this promise
he declared to always keep.

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To rescue the nation of Ahmad,
became Hussain’s ultimate mission.
Wont the saviour arrive when he
is called to stop oppression?

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Knowing where death awaits, to the
call of those people, marched Hussain

They betrayed him due to cowardness,
leaving him slayed and broken.

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Would you not rush to help
those who are your beloved?
Then why do you question
Hussain, when he kept his word.

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You see, this was their test, by
God would Hussain be saved?
Together they could have won
against Yazid, instead they cheated.

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They were sacred from Yazid’s judgement
but now they can’t escape from God’s
How would they face Muhammad, while
letting his family remain without shrouds?

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Prophet Yusuf (Jonah) True self

For being loyal and
a kind-hearted son
Without envy, or
jealousy from anyone

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Yusuf was given the
knowledge of dreams
For God rewards the
doer of good deeds.

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To test, how obedient was
Allah’s this gifted slave
Yusuf was trapped, and his
soul, he alone could save.

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When the wife of the Aziz,
asked him to join this sin
He proclaimed, from his true
self, he could never give in.

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‘No good comes to those who
do wrong’ He would explain
Ignored the words of God, she
approached him without no shame.

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Yusuf, then asked his Lord, to show
him a way out of this wrath.
To the doer of good, who passed
his task. God then opened a path.

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Though he escaped, he was
still unjustly imprisoned
A gift from this world, he
received for being resistant.

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But you see, Yusuf
was never sad.
He accepted prison
with open hands.

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For he knew, he was free
in the sight of his Lord
And any calamity shrinks,
with the protection of God

Fear Of the saviour

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You seized the rights of
Allah, given of your leader
From his family you snatched
away every sip of water.

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Without a sword, he showed you all to
abstain bloodshed and enter God’s path
But instead you killed him and gained
the Most Merciful’s worst wrath

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I am not surprised why do
you forbid his mourning,
Just as you denied him
water, you deny us grieving.

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How do we stop, knowingly,
that our lives are always at risk
For only through Hussain, in this
land human rights still exists

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You see, we try to change, and
to change we need to live
For our leader’s return every
sacrifice, we are willing to give.

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Just like Muhammad, Mahdi too
will be a mercy to mankind
He will show, how God- from
your dark soul’s, you’ve denied.

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I now know, it’s not hate, against
my pure school of thought
It’s fear, for as believers you’d
be exposed, as an enemy of God

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Shine for Imam Mahdi (as)

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Like the Sun I want to rise,
bright in front of your sight.
Sacrificing for the good, I try
to never dim away my light.
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For you, I speak against the
wrong and defend what’s right.
And you secure my soul,
form any darkness to ignites.
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I fear, this light, before you arrive, with my
every fibre, I continuously try to obtain.
But due to my sins, might lose its shine,
tarnishing me into pieces, once again.
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Yet I know, you’ve raised me to glare
against every cloud and thunder
I plead, approve me as your own
and come back as my just leader.
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My just leader

 

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Only for your mother, the
doors of Kabah, opened
To give you birth, Fatima
Binte Asad, was chosen.
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In your first vision, your eyes
saw the light of Ahmad
The protector of his nation,
Mustafa’s arms cradled.
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When no one listened, and
accused Ahmad of his mission
You stood against the odds and
decaled your submission.
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You then defended, Ahmad in
every battle and oppression
While others ran, for God you
remained firm in your position.
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You became inseparable
from the messenger of God
You love grew deeper, till you
obeyed without any reward.

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You became a definition, of how
must the lord be worshiped
You taught us how to love God,
with your actions of leadership
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You were the only cure, for
Muhammad’s lost nation
They begged for your leadership
in tearful, desperation.

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But you didn’t agree, instantly,
you knocked from door to door
Asking, is there anyone against
you for becoming their mentor?
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Pleased was the entire land of Madina,
of you becoming their saviour
For only you were the, the Quran
and Mustafa’s teaching’s armour.

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I am not surprised, after years of
your rights being unjustly snatched
They begged for you, for in God’s path
only you remained attached.
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You are my brave, just, leader,
with calamities you taught me
As long as I remain close to God,
everything’s a test and not misery.

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Abbas protects the proof of God

In Karbala, both of his
hands were unjustly taken
For in return, 2 wings were
gifted to him in heaven.
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I now understand why was Hazrat
Abbas given something so high
He protected the proof of God,
with every pain and every cry.

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With no vision, within his heart
he saw God in his every action
Yet with clear sight, the poof of
God, from us remains hidden.