There are numerous books on the tragedy of Karbala that cover minor and major incidents that happened before, after and on the actual Day of ‘Ashura. Most of the renown resources such as Kitab al-Irshad, al-Luhuf, Maqtal Abi Mikhnaf, Mawsu‘at Karbala and al-Sahih min Maqtal Sayyidu al-Shuhada that we referred to, do not mention that there was a voice from the heaven saying: O Soul at peace! Return to your Lord, Well pleased, well pleasing, And enter among My worshippers, And enter My Garden (Q 89: 27 –30) at a time when the Imam (a) was preoccupied fighting the enemy on the
Day of ‘Ashura.
However, in a book Chehal Majalis by ‘Ziya’ Jamnagari (p. 167, published in Karachi, n. d.) it says that when the Imam was busy fighting, he heard the above verses being recited from an unknown place at the time of ‘Asr. Consequently, Imam Husayn (a) stopped fighting and kept his sword a side. He did not stop enemy’s attacks nor did he attack them; he was simply waiting for an appointed time. The book does not include list of references used for the work.
When referring to encyclopedic programs on the collection of Quran Tafaseer and Books of Hadiths published by Noor Software in Qum, we found several references which indicate that Imam Husayn (a) is the confirmation (misdaq) of nafsul mutma’innah in Sūratul Fajr (Tafsīr al-Qummī, v. 2, p. 466 & Tafsīr al-Burhan, v. 5, p. 756).
It is difficult to say that mentioning of the above event is a disgrace or insult to the Holy Imam (a). Allah (swt) knows the best.
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