The Holy Prophet of Islam (peace be upon him and his progeny) said:
"إنَّ لِقَتْلِ الْحُسَيْنِ حَرَارَةٌ فِى قُلُوبِ الْمُؤْمِنينَ لَنْ تَبْرُدَ أَبَداً"
The martyrdom of Imam Husayn (a.s.) creates a fire and heat in the hearts of believers which will never be extinguished.1
There have been a lot of bloody wars in the world which have faded from memory with time and are forgotten over the years. However, the self-sacrifice of those who offered their lives in the way of God and for freedom of men and honor and virtue, shall not be forgotten because God, freedom, honor and virtue do not get old. Imam Husayn (a.s.) and his companions were the pioneers of the martyrs for faith.