A few notes on the 10th of Muharram

God’s wisdom is beyond comprehension.

The 10th of Muharram is simultaneously the most celebrated day in the Islamic Calendar, and simultaneously the most sorrowful day of the Islamic Calendar.

It celebrates the day that God saved the Prophet Moses — and his people from the clutches of the Pharaoh.

It mourns the day that God allowed the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad — and his people to be slaughtered by the clutches of Yazid.

The moment of a person’s death is pre-scheduled. The moment you are going to die is already set. And it was in God’s will that the tyrant Pharaoh and the saintly grandson of the Prophet Muhammad -p- would be killed on the same day of the Calendar. The former is going to Hell and the latter is going to Heaven. It was God’s will.

Today, the mark of the Pharaoh is present in Egypt. Today, the head of Imam Husayn, may God be pleased with him, is present in Egypt.

There is a lesson in there; are we able to keep our sights clear?

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