Martyrs in Human History

Martyrs in Human History
Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri

In this inspiring talk, Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri takes us on a tour of early Islamic history and provides a touching account of his childhood in Karbala. The talk begins by outlining how early Islamic civilization was formed, giving some socio-political context for the battle of Karbala.

Shaykh Fadhlalla not only recounts the harrowing story of the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (AS), but provides moving insight into the parallels between Hussain's martyrdom and the state of our own souls. Through sharing his personal experiences as a child in Karbala, we learn how to truly honor our martyrs, whose deaths enable us to practice Islam today.

The talk explores how to use personal suffering as a tool to discover Eternal Light, the truest form of liberation. Our faith calls on us to pursue justice in the face of oppression; Shaykh reminds us of this and teaches us how to live every day as if it were Ashura.