Literally meaning ‘the tenth’, Youm-e-Ashura marks the 10th day of the month of Muharram and the day when Imam Hussain (AS) embraced martyrdom in the Battle of Karbala. If there’s one sacrifice that is lamented world across and rightfully so, it is that of Hussain (RA) and his family that stood up against the tyrannical rule of Yazid. Commemorated worldwide as The Great Sacrifice, Ashura brings with it a reminder of Hussain’s life and principals that he fought for.
Several of our celebrities took time out from their schedules in respect and remembrance and posted what Ashura meant to them.
“Remember me when the truth becomes alone, alone and sad,” Mahira Khan posted a quote of Imam Hussain.
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) September 9, 2019
Feroze Khan also took to his Instagram to share a conversation between Yazeed and Imam Hussain, reflecting on his strength and resolve to stand against evil.
Imran Ashraf shared a blank black canvas and wrote: HUSSAIN KAL BHI ZINDABAD THA
HUSSAIN AJ BHI ZINDABAD HAI
yazeed KAL BHI MURDABAD THA
yazeed AJ BHI MURDABAD HAI
Yumna Zaidi, on Instagram, posted the Will of Imam Hussain (as), defining his legacy.
Anoushay Ashraf posted a heartfelt message: “Karbala; a lesson of standing against oppression. A lesson of standing by your truth. #labaikyahussain #ashura” and put up a link of Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) love for Imam Hussain.