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عمر ابن سعد: اي والله.. قتال أيسره أن تطيح فيه الرؤوس وتسقط الأيدي

".. a reminder of the blood stained field of Kerbela, where the grandson of the Apostle of God fell at length, tortured by thirst and sorrounded by the bodies of his murdered kinsmen, has been at anytime since then sufficient to evoke, even in the most lukewarm and heedless, the deepest emotions, the most frantic grief, and an exaltation of spirit before which pain, danger, and death shrink to unconsidered trifles."

Sir Thomas Adams. Professor of Arabic and oriental studies at the University of Cambridge. London. 1919. 'A Literary History of Persia'. Page 227.

"In a distant age and climate the tragic scene of the death of Hosein will awaken the sympathy of the coldest reader."

Edward Gibbon. British historian (considered the greatest of his time). London. 1911. 'The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire'. Volume 5. Pages 391-392.

"Hussein accepted and set out from Mecca with his family and an entourage of about seventy followers. But on the plain of Kerbela they were caught in an ambush set by the ... caliph, Yazid. Though defeat was certain, Hussein refused to pay homage to him. Sorrounded by a great enemy force, Hussein and his company existed without water for ten days in the burning desert of Kerbela. Finally Hussein, the adults and some male children of his family and his companions were cut to bits by the arrows and swords of Yazid's army; his women and remaining children were taken as captives to Yazid in Damascus. The renowned historian Abu Reyhan al-Biruni states; ... then fire was set to their camp and the bodies were trampled by the hoofs of the horses; nobody in the history of the human kind has seen such atrocities."

Peter Chelkowski. Professor of Middle Eastern Studies. New York University. 'Ta'ziya: Ritual and Drama in Iran': New York. 1979. Page 2.

"Then Hosein mounted his horse, and took the Koran and laid it before him, and, coming up to the people, invited them to the performances of their duty: adding, O God thou art my confidence in every trouble and hope in all adversity! He next reminded them of his excellency, the nobility of his birth, the greatness of his power, and his high descent, and said 'Consider with yourselves whether or not such a man as I am not is not better than you; I who am the son of your prophet's daughter, besides whom there is no other upon the face of the earth. Ali was my father. Jaafar and Hamza, the chief of the martyrs, were both my uncles; and the apostle of God, upon whom be peace, said both of me and my brother, that we were the chief of the youth of paradise. If you will believe me, what I say is true, for by God, I never told a lie in earnest since I had my understanding; for God hates a lie. If you do not believe me, ask the companions of the apostle of God, and they will tell you the same.'
They asked: 'What hindered him from being ruled by the rest of his relations'. He answered, 'God forbid that I should set my hand to the resignation of my right after a slavish manner. I have recourse to God from every tyrant that doth not believe in the day of account."

Simon Ockley. Professor of Arabic at the University of Cambridge. 'The History of the Saracens'. London. 1894. Pages 404-405

"Hussayn fell, pierced by an arrow, and his brave followers were cut down beside him to the last man. Muhammadan tradition, which with rare exceptions, is uniformly hostile to the Umayyad dynasty, regards Husayn as a martyr and Yazid as his murderer."

Sir Thomas Adams. Professor of Arabic and oriental studies at the University of Cambridge. London. 'A Literary History of the Arabs'. 1930. Page 197.

عميد الحر عجب ينداس بالخيل
على اخشوم الزلم رغما نشيله
و كل مقتول تنهض ليه قبيله
تسل بيض السيوف اوتعتنيله
لعد المعركة والجثته اتشيل
العشيرة شالته بحّر الظهيرة
الكل منهم عليه شالته الغيرة
بس ظلوا الماعدهم عشيره
ضحايا على الترب من غير تغسيل

Eeeeeeeeeeeeih. Ziman.


  • 3atham allah ujorna wa ujorkom bi maqtal aba 3abdllah ow enshalla n3oda kil sena 3al 7ob ow elwifa

    By Blogger jiji, at 9.2.06  

  • I'm out of words.

    Heaps of thanks for this great post. I hope people can *read* and learn from this, instead of throwing accusations and calling names.

    Heaps of books and words won't be enough to describel el emam -salam allah 3alaih- and/or what he and his family and household went through.

    Heaps of tears won't be enough to speak for this tragedy. The lines you wrote, literal tear-jerkers, are reminders of how things went there, of how all these things saved Islam as well as you and me.

    Ma2jor inshalla

    By Blogger ScarlO, at 9.2.06  

  • Ya36eek el 3afyaa Temetwir

    you always find the right things to write about

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9.2.06  

  • jiji elahy ameen

    scarlo the only thing that's holding a LOT of people from knowing about ahl el bayt is PREJUDICE.. their loss i guess (in the sense that they're missing out on a lot, and not that they're not mn el math'hab fa kelman 7urr b hal shay)

    laialy allah ye3afeech, tislemeen 3al kalam el6ayib

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 10.2.06  

  • wallah w 6ila3 likom 7is yal shi3ah! imnashbina fi deeratna! ana agool riddaw deeratkom Iran wila Iraq wayid a7san w spare us the lo3ah!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10.2.06  

  • blogger
    بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

    يريدون ليطفئوا نور الله بأفواههم والله متم نوره ولو كره الكافرون

    walaw eny madri meno el "shee3i" men el quotes heh, laken wala yhemek al7een a7e6 jan6ety w basma3 "ely tegola" o barid "deerty"

    o ba3ad? qarrid

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 10.2.06  

  • apparently, blogger didn't read the post.. or doesn't understand english.. or is just plain dumb.. i think the last point applies the most..

    thanks temetwir for another amazing post, i loved the excerpts :D

    By Blogger Ms. Sarah, at 10.2.06  

  • blogger, ma khobri el deen la dera!
    Law ennik rayyal chan 76ait esmik, bas ....

    Agool ethlif la barak Allah feek. Oo etha mo 3ajbek el 7achy, mo ella tegra.

    Temetwir, Kudos to you man.

    By Blogger MBH, at 10.2.06  

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    By Blogger the11thmuse, at 10.2.06  

  • swair
    dont mind him or her
    and ur most welcome, im glad u love them

    dont mind him or her lat'athy 3omrek.. and again ur more than welcome 7abebi

    u dont have to apologize for anything afa 3alaich bas, kelena rubaina o raafajna sinna (o ghair el sinna) o sh zeena weya ba3ath ma baina shay
    'blogger' only represents himself and whatever he or she has to say amounts to absolutely nothing

    o bel3aks i know exactly what u mean when u say ur not aware of those events.. but as far as books are concerned im sorry that i cannot 'recommend' one, BUT im more than certain that when ur back in q8 and go to one of the libraries ur gonna get loads and loads of books abt their lives (the ones ely fi baly r mostly in bnaid elgar o chenhom dekakeen mn bara heh!)

    if u want to learn abt the "events", i guess u can also get a book (and again sorry for not knowing one to recommend) that is concerned with that, but i think if u get something general like a title about "ahl el bait" ull learn a lot more since ull cover their lives, and quite naturally cover the events too

    but, if there are any particular questions, shoot and i'll tell u what i know

    PS: the best thing to do is to go for نهج البلاغة which has a lot of khe6ab el imam 3ali

    from there, ull know everything there is to know abt ahl el bait without actually "knowing" anything abt them (latse'leeni kaif, ull know when u read nahj el balaqa)

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 10.2.06  

  • يريدون ليطفئوا نور الله بأفواههم والله متم نوره ولو كره الكافرون

    temetwir, eee! 6ab3an 3indikom il sinna kuffar! garaitaw yelli itdaf3oon 3anhum? kaafiroon?
    hatha intaw ma titghayiron, il 7iqd maali iqlobkom!
    mbh, shush! int 5allik 3ala kitir
    the11thmuse, I will not lower myself to you! bes laygi9 3alaich yigolich ro7ay bneid il gar (masqa6 ras'hum) 3shan tishtireen kotob "muzawarrah"! il shi3ah il wid wid'hum yathbi7oona! bes thank god, malhum kalma ib hal deerah, 7ad'hum 3ashooraa o yi5ob 3alaihum ba3ad!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10.2.06  

  • blogger, i have tons of friends who happen to be sinna, and i don't have any kind of "7iqd" 3alaihum.. laish etgool hal 7achi? it's really not true.. the way i see it, somebody who happened to be shee3i bothered u in a way.. but that doesn't mean u should think of all the shee3a in that way...

    i mean, seriously, u should be way more mature than that..
    and if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it, ur only bothering the other readers of this blog :/

    ana ma agool ila alla esam7ik :/

    sorry, Temetwir, i just had to say something..

    By Blogger Ms. Sarah, at 10.2.06  

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    By Blogger the11thmuse, at 10.2.06  

  • There’s already all kinds of hell raised in Iraq between il sinna wil shee3a. Why don’t we get a share of that action too? 5osh 7achee, let’s agitate the situation between sinna and shee3a in Kuwait. Let’s forget that our country has been a model for sinni-shee3a tolerance, that our neighborhoods and work arenas are filled with both sects who live and work together harmoniously, and start some kind of unholy civil war between il sinna wil shee3a? La shay jameel il sara7a. We have nothing to lose, right?

    By the time this war will be over, we’ll all be packing up and heading to najd, Iraq, Iran, or whatever hole we came from that isn’t worth a grain of Kuwaiti sand.

    By Blogger ZinZinQ8, at 10.2.06  

  • wait.. haha.. chinna i over reacted.. Lol.. faj'a haha I just lost it.. 3adi tanshaw i blame it on stress from school and stupid people..!

    By Blogger the11thmuse, at 10.2.06  

  • zinzin dahling.. we all know inna 7abayib girayib;).. its just one dumb ass qarar yisib-hom o yamshi.. thats all:)..

    By Blogger the11thmuse, at 10.2.06  

  • 11th muse, ma tsadgeen shkithir ythayigni hal 7achee. I am sinniya and I know I cannot stop the prejudices of either sinna OR shee3a no matter what I say. But I really believe that if you are a patriot (and I hope both sinna and shee3a Kuwaitis are huge patriots) and you have Kuwait's best interest at heart you'd think before you make statements that make hateful sentiments fester in the hearts and minds of the other sect. I7na bro7na shwayya ham inta5anag! This is exacerbated by the fact that we are in an extremely unstable region where sinna and shee3a are actually fighting! Ya3ni moo b3eed some of that gets transferred over to Kuwait, Allah la ygool. Keep the national security of our Kuwait as the number one concern and you’d know that dividing this tiny state any further would wreak havoc on all of us, sinna and shee3a alike.

    btw, private schools are really good when it comes to that. Bayan was like that too.

    By Blogger ZinZinQ8, at 10.2.06  

  • blogger
    laish entay 3ada ro7ich al7een el naa6ig el rasmy b esm el math'hab mathalan? wallah ma7ad baalishna ghair amthaalech el yahaloo

    6er6angeyat akher zeman la man6eg, la fekir, la eslob, la fahim bas fal7eenli tefelsif 3al aakher o kalaam fathy wen ma 3ajabhom el7achi gamaw o faseraw 3ala kaifhom

    mani 3arif belthab6 meno el 7aaqid wely mayet qahar o shway w b yenfejir mn el 7arra, latmoteen bas

    - kelmat "masqa6 raas'hom" mo hatha estekhdamha ya mama, ta3alemay shlon et7achain
    - enty gasdich "a7adeeth mawtho3a" moo "kotob mozawarah" .. 3erfy shga3da etkharbe6een
    - aham shay "el she3a elwid widhom yethbe7ona" .. aftat faylasofat zemanha ya jema3a, istedely barak allah feech, khal neshof sh betbad3een ba3ad

    "yekhob"? el3ashir mn mo7aram yekhob..? besmelah elra7man elra7eem:

    قل للذين آمنوا يغفروا للذين لا يرجون أيام الله

    allah yaster 3alaich bas

    anyway arid wagol, madri meno mn elquotes shee3y ely enty wayed emsadga ro7ech al7en wena 3endich shay tegoleena

    - manse7ich tegoleen shay ba3ad ehni lena adry fech kel ely 3endich kalam faaregh fa shakli bamsa7 o akhaly elnas elfahma ehya ely etgol ely 3endaha

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 10.2.06  

  • swair
    enty mn sejich ma36at'ha wayh 3ala 6ary sina o shee3a?
    yam3awda shakelha wayed met'athra mn ayaam thanya ebteda'ee "ana asali chethy wenta etsali chethy"

    terky 3anech hal ashkaal

    6ab3an ako farg bain el mathaheb laken mako farg bain elnaas nafs`hom.. th3aaf el nefous ohma ely yaboon yetheeron el fitna, aw ely shaak eb 3omra o shaayef ena eflan yshakel 3alaih kha6ar yedakhel feha shegel deerty o deertek .. el qabaa' shlon gayel?
    latrideen 3ala blogger, nas fathya ma laha man6eg w ma teste7y 3ala wayeha

    regarding ur 2nd comment: tension from school, tell me abt it.. cant wait to get those results from last semester n get it over with!

    like i told 11th, hal yahaal 6agat blogger ma 3endaha salfa o mehy 3arfa ras'ha mn keryas'ha

    allahuma ketab derasaat eslameya thaltha ebtedaa'ey .. naas thaallah allah layableena, khaleehom yet7achon mn elyom laih bacher tara sadgeeni akthar elnas wa3ya o akthar elnas teth7ak 3ala hal nemaayen

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 10.2.06  

  • "History unfolds countless stories that humankind must learn from.
    The Tragedy of Karbala was a lesson for muslims & humanity to open minds and think how to differentiate righteousness from falsehood.
    Humanity will lose its recollection when it fails to perceive its own history”

    Temetwir’s blog
    The Blogosphere

    By Blogger iDip, at 10.2.06  

  • the11thmuse, the bookshops he mentioned can be found here ::
    Let Fridays be on your right, as if you're leaving Marina Mall. Stop the traffic light at Fridays and make sure you are at the most left.
    When the traffic light opens, take a left. Take the first right. That street has bookshops. I think the first one to notice will be on your left "Maktabat Alfain", if I'm not mistaken.
    By the way, the street that you'll make a right into is before the place where people park for "Hard Cook".
    I hope my directions are correct ^_^

    By Blogger MBH, at 10.2.06  

  • nice Tem =}

    tsk tsk tsk blogger, ebghath el nathar 3an shee3a aw sunna those are the family of our prophet we are meant to love and respect them as much as we love him, it's sort of automatic, and it just so happens that people show different manners to express their love, you don't have to share, you also don't have to gloat =} 3aib 3al metrabeen make fun of others' beliefs.

    By Blogger Spontaneousnessity, at 10.2.06  

  • idip
    very well said

    yal GIZEEZ, lazem mn el ba7ar? :p

    terkeeha 3anich.. mekhtal6a 3alaiha umoor 3idda ma ra7 tegdar etfachich 3omorha

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 10.2.06  

  • blogger:
    LOL you make me laugh wallah, whatever you say or do you can't stop the Shiite's devotion to their sect, plus you'd be amazed at how many Sunnis (from well known families too) who converted to Shia in hiding in Kuwait i know cuz I'm one of them so babble your nonsense away.

    p.s. what about the Kuwaiti Sunni terrorists who attack OUR country and have loyalty for Saudi Arabia? they should go back to their country too right?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10.2.06  

  • Shame on Kuwaiti Blogs for allowing such hateful blogs (someone had too much time on their hands)


    hatha eely fal7een fee we Kuwaiti could never get along with each other lets become like Iraq mo a7san?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10.2.06  

  • anonymous1
    trust me lata36enha wayh shes lost

    yet7acha mn elyom laih bacher, wetha she3i sawwa nafs elshay ham yet7acha mn elyom laih bacher.. bel6agag

    ana wa7ed 3an nafsi agool: besmelah elra7man elra7eem

    وإن جادلوك فقل الله أعلم بما تعملون * الله يحكم بينكم يوم القيامة فيما كنتم فيه تختلفون

    wely mo`men fi shay gair ely ana mo`men feh, khal yathkerli hal aytain o khalas..

    وما يدريك لعل الساعة تكون قريبة

    amma el wa7ed lama yeg3ad yet7acha o yaby el naas tentham ma3ah fa hatha maskeen makhtheta el denya o man feeha, ye6ali3 elnas gabel lay6aali3 rabbah

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 10.2.06  

  • i just wanted to say that i agree with 11thmuse.. growing up; i never thought about farg ben she3a oe sena.. not in my family .. and not even in school.. unfortunatly, the fact that such mentality existed was clear in KUniv :< prjudice, stereotyping and social labeling :<

    thank god eny tethaqaft 3adil fe mawtho3 ahl elbeit wala makint a3arf ared 3alehom ow ykon mawqify SOLID jidamhom ow akser eb 3ainhom

    By Blogger jiji, at 11.2.06  

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