Zaynab’s Sermon, Its Historical Background & The Sermon of Imam Zayn Al-Abidin
The Saga of Karbala did not end with the martyrdom of Imam Husayn (a), nor did his mission. His death was the initiation of a long ordeal faced by his family. During this ordeal, it was the timeless sermons of Lady Zainab and the fourth Imam al-Sajjad (a) which truly pierced the hardened hearts of the people, sparked a revolution, and introduced change. The sermon of Lady Zaynab and the sermon of Imam Zayn al-Abidin (a) complement one another: Zaynab’s sermon formed the “tabarra” dimension and Imam Zayn al-Abidin’s sermon formed the “tawalla” dimension: the former exposed the real identity of the oppressors, while the latter introduced the true and pure image of the Prophet’s family