Philosophy Of Qayam –e- Hussain (a.s)


MATAB Publications is pleased to present another work of Ustad Sayed Jawad Naqvi in English language. The topic under discussion in this book is “Philosophy of Qayam-e-Hussain (a.s)” (Philosophy of Uprising of Hussain (a.s)). This topic is highly significant in this era when a similar Yazidi governance system as that in the era of Hussain (a.s) prevails in different parts of the world today and specifically in the Islamic world. Today attempts are being made to distort the purpose and objectives of the uprising of Imam Hussain (a.s). The uprising of Hussain (a.s) is a school of thoughts and movements which inspires all the righteous and truth loving people to stand for justice and not bear oppression and tyranny. There are some ignorant preachers and also some agents of enemies planted inside the Muslim Ummah (nation) who repeatedly justify the personality of Yazid ibn Muawiya and try to transform the cause of this divine uprising into a family and self interest oriented political battle between two parties. This book serves as an answer to such doubts created in the minds of the people and after understanding to some extent the purpose of the uprising of Hussain (a.s), the readers can themselves assess and think about what motives such persons and groups have who distort the sacredness of this uprising and justify the tyrants like Yazid as someone whom Allah would get pleased with.

This book is based on a four lecture seminar delivered shortly after the brutal assassination of Martyr Muzaffar Kirmani (r.a). Marty Muzaffar was amongst those few who understood the philosophy of Hussain (a.s) movements and was inspired by it. His journey on the path of Imam Hussain (a.s) became the cause for the bullets to pierce his chest. 

In this book the Author, once again Ustad Sayed Jawad Naqvi approaches this sensitive topic in a logical and scholarly way. He presents twenty different opinions regarding the purpose of the uprising of Imam Hussain (a.s) and then addresses the actual purpose of this uprising through the words of the pioneer of uprising himself, which is Imam Hussain (a.s).

This book serves as introduction to trigger the thought process on this very important and a highly distorted subject. This book is not a comprehensive one which covers this topic from all aspects, this book is aimed to start this subject and give the users the right food for thought, where they start to think, study , analyze and finally implement the concept of this uprising in their own lives and society.

This book is translated by Bethat Islamic Research Center (B.I.R.C) which operates under the complete supervision of Ustad Sayed Jawad Naqvi. For any further information on this book and any other related content, the readers can visit the website of B.I.R.C  at 

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