The 10th of Muharram marks the martyrdom anniversary of Master of Martyrs, Imam Hussain ibn Ali (p) and the Day of Ashura.

Imam al-Hussain (p) is reported to have said: “He who seeks to please God at the expense of people’s displeasure, God suffices him in all of his affairs with people. But the one who seeks to please people at the expense of God’s displeasure, God renounces him to those very people.”

[Al-Mufeed, al-Ikhtisas, p. 225.]


روي عن الإمام الحسين (ع): مَن طَلَبَ رِضا اللّه‏ بِسَخَطِ الناسِ كَفاهُ اللّه‏ اُمُورَ الناسِ، ومَن طَلَبَ رِضا الناسِ بِسَخَطِ اللّه‏، وَكَلَهُ اللّه‏ إلى النّاسِ

[المفيد، الاختصاص، ص ٢٢٥]


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