Nafasul Mahmum, Relating to the heart rending tragedy of Karbala'

A historical account, using original sources, of the Tragedy of Karbala', from the time of the birth of Imam Husayn (as) till the time of Mukhtar's revolt.

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  1. Translator’s Note
  2. Author’s Preface
  3. Introduction: Birth of Our Master Imam Husayn (a.s.), the oppressed
  4. On some of the virtues of Imam Husayn (a.s.)
  5. Forty Traditions (Ahadith) regarding the merit of mourning over the afflictions of Imam Husayn (a.s.), the reward of invoking curse upon his murderers, and prophesies regarding his martyrdom
  6. Part 1: On what befell Imam Husayn (a.s.) before Yazid bin Mu’awiyah claimed alle­giance from him, until his Martyrdom
  7. Relating to the death of Mu’awiyah bin Abu Sufyan
  8. The governor of Madina and Imam Husayn (a.s.)
  9. Discourse of Allamah Majlisi in Biharul Anwar
  10. On Imam Husayn (a.s.)’s intention on proceeding towards Makkah (from Madina) and the letters addressed to him by the people of Kufa
  11. Muslim bin Aqeel’s departure from Makkah in mid-Ramazan according to the discourse by Mas’oodi
  12. Imam’s letter to the noblemen of Basra
  13. Ubaydullah bin Ziyad’s exit from Basra towards Kufa
  14. Ubaydullah in Kufa
  15. Martyrdom of Meytham bin Yahya at Tammar
  16. Imam Husayn (a.s.)’s intention of proceeding towards Iraq from Makkah
  17. Relating to Imam Husayn (a.s.)’s departure from Makkah towards Iraq
  18. Information to Hurr bin Yazeed ar Riyahi, his encounter with Imam Husayn (a.s.) and resisting him from going towards Kufa
  19. Imam Husayn (a.s.) on way to Kufa
  20. Imam Husayn (a.s.)’s halt at the ground of Karbala, Umar bin Sa’ad’s entry, and the circumstances therein
  21. Imam Husayn (a.s.) in Karbala’
  22. Shimr bin Ziljawshan’s arrival at Karbala and the events on the night of ninth Muharram
  23. Relating to the events of the night before Ashura’ (the tenth of Muharram)
  24. Relating to the events of the day of Ashura’, the array of the two armies and Imam Husayn (a.s.)’s remonstration amidst the people of Kufa
  25. Praise of the battle of the companions of Imam Husayn (a.s.) and their Martyrdom (May Allah be pleased with them)
  26. Combat of the members of Imam Husayn (a.s.)’s Household (Ahlul Bayt) and their Martyrdom (May Allah be pleased with them)
  27. Relating to the Martyrdom of Our Master Abu Abdullah Husayn (a.s.), and furthermore the Martyrdom of a suckling child and Abdullah bin Hasan (a.s.)
  28. Part 3: Relating to the incidents after the Martyrdom
  29. After Martyrdom
  30. Plundering of the belongings of Imam Husayn (a.s.) and the wailing of the womenfolk of Ahlul Bayt
  31. Looting of the heads of the martyrs, jewelry of the women folk and Camels of the Master of the oppressed by the Kufan army
  32. Incidents of the evening of the tenth of Muharram (Ashura’) and dispatching the blessed heads to the accursed Ubaydullah bin Ziyad
  33. Exit of Umar bin Sa’ad from Karbala to Kufa
  34. Relating to the burial of our Master Imam Husayn (a.s.) and his companions
  35. Entry of the Household (Ahlul Bayt) of Imam Husayn (a.s.) into Kufa
  36. Relating to the entry of the Household of Imam Husayn (a.s.) into the presence of Ubaydullah bin Ziyad
  37. Ubaydullah bin Ziyad dispatches Abdul Malik Salami to Madinah with the news of Martyrdom of Imam Husayn (a.s.), and the sermon of Abdullah bin Zubayr in Makkah
  38. Dispatching of the blessed heads of the Pure Household by Ubaydullah bin Ziyad, the accursed, from Kufa to Syria, and the events that occurred thereafter
  39. A short Account of the Events taken place en route to Syria
  40. Entry of the Household (Ahlul Bayt) into Syria and the blessed head in Damascus
  41. Dispatching of the Household (Ahlul Bayt) by Yazid from Syria to Madinah
  42. Part 4: Relating to the events that manifested after the Martyrdom of Abi Abdullah Imam Husayn (a.s.)…
  43. Mourning of the Heavens and Earth and its inhabitants upon Imam Husayn (a.s.)
  44. Complaining of the Angels regarding the Martyrdom of Imam Husayn (a.s.) in the Audience of Allah and their lamenting upon him
  45. Bemoaning of the Genies upon the Martyrdom of Imam Husayn (a.s)
  46. Part 5: Relating to the number of children and wives of Imam Husayn (a.s.), the merit of visiting his blessed grave, and the oppression of the Caliphs upon his grave
  47. The children of Imam Husayn (a.s.) and some of his wives
  48. Merit of visiting the grave of Imam Husayn (a.s.)
  49. Oppression of the Caliphs upon the blessed grave of Imam Husayn (a.s.)
  50. Conclusion: An account of the Tawwabeen (Penitents) and the rising of Mukhtar bin Abu Ubaydah Saqafi to avenge the blood of Imam Husayn (a.s.)