The image of a sad, oppressed and captive woman, which some of us have in…
The religion of Islam and the principles which Imam Hussain (p) sacrificed himself, his companions and his family for had to be kept alive after he was martyred in Karbala. Such a responsibility could not have been placed on just any person, rather, it had to be entrusted to someone who was absolutely firm in their conviction and willing to endure great hardship, and possessing the knowledge and eloquence to keep the Hussaini legacy alive.
This was Zaynab, the granddaughter of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh&hp), the daughter of Imam Ali (p) and Lady Fatima (p), and devoted sister of Imam Hussain. Her birth, upbringing, and the events of her life led to what would be her fateful destiny in Karbala, Kufah and Damascus. She pushed back against tyranny and oppression, resisted corruption of the lofty ideals of Islam, shattered social boundaries, and demonstrated that wisdom, resolve and forbearance can overcome any adversity. This is Zaynab!
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