Imam Hussain (AS) is an eternal hero in the history of the world. Thousands of books have been written about him in the past by authors from different religions and countries. Poets have also written elegies about his martyrdom as well as poems praising excellence of character of Imam Hussain (AS).
The tragedy of Imam Hussain (AS) in Karbala is remembered and mourned to this day as if he was martyred recently. He is an excellent model for all people who like to attain perfection as human beings.
Here are some sayings of Imam Hussain (AS):
— Wisdom never attains perfection except by following the truth (obeying the commandments of God).
— One who loves you prevents you from all evils, while your enemy persuades you to commit wrong and evil.
— Act in this world like a person who knows that he will definitely be rewarded for good deeds and punished for sin and crimes.
— One who annoys God to please people, God leaves him to the people.
— Some people worship God coveting his rewards. This is worship of merchants Some people worship God, fearing His punishments. This is worship of slaves. Some people worship God, thanking His blessings. This is worship of the free superior persons.
— a) They asked Imam Husain (A.S): What is poverty? He replied: 1.Avarice 2.Despair
- b) They asked: What is richness? He replied: To be happy with what suffices you and to have few desires.
— One who accepts your gift has really helped you in attaining generosity.
— One who removes troubles from a believer, God expels troubles from him in this world and in the Hereafter.
— Do not seek help from any person except one who is religious, or generous or of noble descent (parentage)
— One who is generous may attain greatness and he who is a miser becomes miserable and contemptible.
— The most generous person is one who helps the despondent, who does not expect any help from others.
— Compete for virtuous deeds and hasten to seize opportunities for good deeds by the forelock.
— The most forgiving person is one who forgives in spite of his ability to punish. (or avenge)
— a) If you hear some one backbiting people, try to be unfamiliar to him.