It is mentioned in the book Asrar al-shahadah that \\\\\\\'Umar ibn Sa\\\\\\\'d\\\\\\\'s army in Karbala\\\\\\\' consisted of one million and sixty thousand men. One may ask, where did they come from? Were they all Kufans? Is such a thing possible?
It is also written in that book that Imam... Show More >>It is mentioned in the book Asrar al-shahadah that \\\\\\\'Umar ibn Sa\\\\\\\'d\\\\\\\'s army in Karbala\\\\\\\' consisted of one million and sixty thousand men. One may ask, where did they come from? Were they all Kufans? Is such a thing possible?
It is also written in that book that Imam Husayn himself personally killed three hundred thousand men in combat. The bomb that destroyed Hiroshima killed sixty thousand people. I calculated that if we assume that a swordsman kills one man every second, it would take eighty-three hours and twenty minutes to massacre a force of three hundred thousand. Later, when they saw that this number of those felled by the Imam did not fit with a day\\\\\\\'s duration, they said that the day of \\\\\\\'Ashura was also seventy-two hours long!
Similar things are said concerning Hadrat Abu al-Fadl, that he killed twenty-five thousand men. I calculated that if one man were killed per second, it would require six days and fifty and odd hours to kill that many. Therefore, we have to admit what Hajji Nuri, this great man, says, that if one wanted to mourn the Imam today and narrate the ordeals of Abu \\\\\\\'Abd Allah, may Peace be upon him, one should lament over these new tragedies, over these falsehoods, which have been incorporated in the accounts of his martyrdom.
Another example relates to the day of \\\\\\\'Arba\\\\\\\'in. At the time of \\\\\\\'Arba\\\\\\\'in everyone relates the narrative that leads the people to imagine that the captives of the Imam\\\\\\\'s family arrived at Karbala\\\\\\\' on the day of \\\\\\\'Arba\\\\\\\'in, and that Imam Zayn al-\\\\\\\'Abidin met Jabir (ibn \\\\\\\'Abd Allah al-Ansari) there. However, excepting the Luhuf, whose author is Sayyid ibn Tawus and who has denied it in his other books, or at least has not confirmed it, such an episode is not mentioned in any other book, nor does it seem very reasonable to believe it. But is it possible to expunge these stories, which are repeated every year, from the people\\\\\\\'s minds? Jabir was the first visitor to Imam Husayn grave, and the significance of \\\\\\\'Arba\\\\\\\'in is also nothing except that it is the occasion for the ziyarah of Imam Husayn\\\\\\\'s tomb. It is not for the renewal of mourning for the Ahl al-Bayt, nor on account of their arrival in Karbala\\\\\\\'. Basically, the road to Madinah from Syria is not through Karbala\\\\\\\' and the two ways diverge from Syria itself. Show Less >>
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