A variety of positive and negative factors influenced Ashura’s epic tragedy.
The capacity to identify the right road is what made the names of Imam Husayn’s companions immortal in history. In contrast, many others failed to distinguish the truth from the false, sealing their fate in ignominy.
Imam Husayn’s 72 devoted companions found divine salvation by discerning between right and evil at critical times and taking suitable action in response.
The perplexing question remains how people would attack his family in such a cruel way just a few decades after the Holy Prophet’s (PBUH) demise and how only a few individuals remained faithful to Imam Husayn.
Secularism and aristocratic attitudes were among the traits that characterized the Muslim Ummah following the Prophet Muhammad’s death, sapping Islamic society’s early zeal and determination to continue on the path of truth.
Specific individuals fight until their last breath after discovering the path to the truth, and nothing can stop them from continuing on their journey to the heavens.
Others, however, fail in the face of the world’s seductive glitter, and their desire for carnal pleasures precludes them from seeing the light of God, leading them astray eternally.
Ignorance and blindness are undeniably weaknesses that have had many negative ramifications throughout Islamic history, particularly during the Karbala tragedy.
For their worldly status, love of their children, and, above all, for the riches of this world, many Kufans abandoned God’s chosen Imam.
Finding political and social insight does require courage and a willingness to confront the difficulties, dangers, and threats that come with it, which the Kufans failed to realize.
The Kufans, who sent many letters to Medina requesting Imam Husayn’s visit to Kufa, abandoned the Prophet’s beloved grandson. Yazid’s troops stormed and massacred the noble family of the Prophet in the scorched desert of Iraq.
Most Kufis admitted their betrayal and expressed regret, but it was in vain. In conclusion, various reasons affected the Kufis’ attitude, including ignorance of the concept of Imamate and Wilayah, worldly expediency, mindless imitation of their timorous leaders, and being deceived by enemy propaganda.