A Probe into the History of Ashura'

A history of the events leading to and including the tragedy of Karbala, and its aftermath.

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  1. Preface
  2. Chapter 1: Regime of Mu'awiya
  3. Chapter 2: Regime of Yazid
  4. Chapter 3: Letters of the Kufians to the Imam
  5. Chapter 4: Muslim bin Aqil proceeds to Kufa
  6. Chapter 5: Martyrdom of Muslim bin Aqil
  7. Chapter 6: Muhammad bin Hanafiya
  8. Chapter 7: Causes of the rise of Imam Husayn
  9. Chapter 8: Peace Treaty of Imam Hasan
  10. Chapter 9: Who was Yazid?
  11. Chapter 10: Why the Imam rejects to take the oath?
  12. Chapter 11: Main causes of Rising of Imam Husayn
  13. Chapter 12: Departure of Imam from Madina
  14. Chapter 13: Merits of Imam Husayn
  15. Chapter 14: Imam Husayn Encounters Hurr
  16. Chapter 15: Arrival of Imam Husayn in Karbala
  17. Chapter 16: Imam’s Sermon on the Night of Ashura
  18. Chapter 17: Imam Husayn consoles Lady Zaynab
  19. Chapter 18: Morning of Ashura
  20. Chapter 19: Supplication of Imam in the Morning of Ashura
  21. Chapter 20: Sermon of Imam to the Army of Yazid
  22. Chapter 21: Negative Attitude towards the Tragedy of Karbala
  23. Chapter 22: Tragedy of Karbala Remains Unforgettable
  24. Chapter 23: The Sermon of Imam Sajjad in Kufa
  25. Chapter 24: Imam Sajjad in the Court of Ibn Ziyad
  26. Chapter 25: Journey of Ahlul Bayt to Kufa and Damascus
  27. Chapter 26: Events of Karbala Remained Safe from Distortion
  28. Chapter 27: Abu Sufyan Admits the Greatness of the Holy Prophet
  29. Chapter 28: Exhortation of Imam Ali
  30. Chapter 29: Tragedy of Karbala Remains Immortal
  31. Chapter 30: Self Sacrificing Ladies
  32. Chapter 31: History is Very Powerful
  33. Chapter 32: Sermon of Lady Zaynab in the court of Yazid
  34. Chapter 33: Benefits of History
  35. Chapter 34: Divine Law is Unalterable
  36. Chapter 35: Imam Ali's Sermon on Divine Law
  37. Chapter 36: Invitation of the Prophet to His Kin
  38. Chapter 37: Confident Companions of Imam Husayn
  39. Chapter 38: Martyrs of Ale Abi Talib in Karbala
  40. Chapter 39: Role of Islamic Training
  41. Chapter 40: Allegiance of the Madinites to the Prophet
  42. Chapter 41: Historical days of Madina
  43. Chapter 42: Holy Family Returns to Madina
  44. Chapter 43: Nauman Bin Bashir
  45. Chapter 44: Tribes of Aws and Khazraj
  46. Chapter 45: Authorities on the Event of Karbala
  47. Chapter 46: Explanation of the Sermon of Imam Sajjad in Damascus
  48. Chapter 47: Sermon of Imam Sajjad in Madina
  49. Appendix I: Arrival of Jabir and Atiyya in Karbala
  50. Appendix II: Day of Arba'in (40th day of Imam Husayn's Martyrdom - 20th Safar)
  51. Appendix III: Dr Iqbal on Imam Husayn