Ahl-e-Haram was imprisoned as captives for almost a year and during this
imprisonment in Shaam they lost the beloved daughter of Imam Husain A.S
, Janabe Sakina , who died of the wounds caused by the whips and slaps by
the tyrants. After a year the Ahlul-Bayt was released from the prison of
Shaam ,the heavy chains and the ropes were untied and they were free to
Imam Zain-ul-Abedeen A.S told Bibi Zainab about the final liberation ,the
first thing she said was :” My dear nephew tell Yazid that he should give
us a room where I can declare the mourning congregation for the martyrs of
Karbala “.The wish of Bibi Zainab was fulfilled and the first Majlis-e-Aza
(which is the “Sunnat-e-Zainab”),was addressed by Janabe Zainab ,the Holy
sister of Imam Husain A.S in Damascus.
Zainab recited the mourning sermon and grieved for Imam Husain A.S and all
the martyrs of Karbala.Later the Holy caravan returned to Karbala to say farewell
to the Holy graves of their martyrs . Every Bibi came to their beloved grave's
,crying and lamenting:” We are on our way to Madina, now tell us what to answer
Janabe Sughra when she will look for you all everywhere .Tell us how will
she take this sorrow.Will she carry the strength to hear about the tragedy
they had wailed and grieved for their martyrs at their graves ,the caravan
began to move towards the holy city of Madina. Before their entrance in Madina
it was announced to the citizens that Imam Husain A.S along with His companions
had been martyred in Karbala.Now the survivors of the Holy Family of Imam
Husain A.S was returning.Everyone in Madina lamented and began to slap their
heads and cried in this grief.When the sick daughter of Imam Husain A.S, Janabe
Fatema Sughra heard this sad news, she appeared from her abode ,but she could
barely walk due to her sickness,and wept saying: “Please end this sad announcement
, this can’t be true. I have waited so long for my father and my brothers
to return to Madina “.
soon the Holy caravan entered the holy city of their grandfather S.A.W. Bibi
Zainab and Imam Zain-ul-Abedeen A.S stepped down from the camels and approached
Janabe Sughra and their grandmother Janabe Umme-Salma who immediately embraced
them all and began to weep and wail.When Janabe Umme-Salma embraced the sick
Imam (A.S),He told his grandmother to be careful because the back of the Holy
Imam was deeply wounded by the whips of the tyrants.
Sughra searched everywhere for her father ,for her brothers and for her beloved
sister Bibi Sakina and I can't imagine how Janabe Zainab told everyone about
the tragedy of Karbala and how they all managed to hear about it.Also how
difficult it must have been for Janabe Sughra and Janabe Umme-Salma to look
at the wounds and the bruises that were on the bodies of the Ahl-e-Haram .
Holy Imam Husain A.S along with his family offered the great Sacrifices to
save Islam .The lovers of Imam Husain A.S will truly remember these sacrifices
till the Day of Judgement and will continue to mourn in this grief.We will
always try our best to keep the message of Imam Husain A.S alive and heard.At
last ,may Bibi Fatema S.A the Holy mother of Imam Husain A.S and Imam-e-Zamana(A.S)
accept our condolences.
by: Sughra Khatoon .