Muharram marks the first month of the Islamic calendar, it marks the month in which Imam Hussain along with his family and companions were massacred in The Battle of Karbala on The Day of Ashura (the 10th day of Muharram). The Battle of Karbala is a battle from which all Muslims, Shia and Sunni alike, can draw countless lessons from and implement in their own lives.
“The realities of Karbala should not be something we segment into theological divides that allow for us to only engage with them at simplicistc levels.
If you are a Shia or if you are a Sunni, you have to know what took place at that time.
And you have to understand that the individuals who were massacred and slaughtered on that day, were not people we are meant to have tangential relations with… these were the children of the prophet of God!”