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Justification Of The Martyrdoms Of Imams Hasan And Husayn

Scholars have written that the Almighty Allah had bestowed every type of excellence on the Holy Prophet (S), except for the position of martyrdom. This exception is explained in the way that if he had been martyred directly, it would have been somewhat disrespectful for his stature. Therefore, this martyrdom was saved for his sons. In the view of the writer, this is a defective opinion.

First of all, how can martyrdom be disrespectful to any prophet? Secondly, if martyrdom is in anyway related to respect, how is it possible that it should apply to the Prophet but not for his grandsons? If martyrdom was a cause of disrespect for the Prophet, it should in the same way for his grandsons. According to the writer, this is not a valid explanation of the martyrdoms of Imams Hasan and Husayn (a.s.). Because, the fact seems to be that the martyrdoms of the grandsons was intended by Allah to prove the veracity of the Holy Quran.

Thus, this martyrdom proved the truthfulness of the claim of the prophethood of the Holy Prophet (S). Imam Hasan (a.s.) showed to the whole world the beautiful patience that the Quran has prescribed and Imam Husayn (a.s.) practically showed all the teachings of the Holy Quran.

O Allah! Bless Muhammad and the Progeny of Muhammad.