Imam Husayn (a.s.) said:
لا وَاللّهِ لا أُعْطِيهِمْ بِيَدِيْ إعْطَاءَ الدَّليلِ وَ لا أَفِرُّ فِرارَ الْعَبِيْد... إنِّىْ لا أَرَىَ الْمَوْتَ إلاّ سَعادَةً و الحَياةَ مَعَ الظّالِمِينَ إلاّ بَرَما
I swear by God that I shall never join hands with them like those humbled, nor escape like the slaves. I consider death as nothing but prosperity, and life with the unjust as nothing but a source of blame and misfortune. 1
Karbala is the great and everlasting epic of man’s history.
Ashura is an unforgettable day in the history of mankind and nations who want to live honorably and die honorably. The above two sentences from a speech of Imam Husayn (a.s.) are two clear signs of this reality.