The Martyr of Karbala

The Martyr of Karbala

Out of print at present

This is the first English translation of the ‘Allama’s much esteemed Urdu book, Shaheed-e Insaniyyat, a work which was written over half a century ago to commemorate the thirteen hundredth anniversary of the tragedy of Karbala. It is one of the most comprehensive accounts of the story of Imam Husain’s life and death, written in a style which is at once lucid and moving.

This work helps explain why it is that this event of human history continues not only to elicit unending sympathy, and grief, but also to give rise to ever-deepening piety and elucidation of the principles of the faith. In the words of the preface by Karrar Husain, ‘Throughout the ages the tragedy of Karbala has stirred the depths of human emotion and evoked a frenzy of grief, and has led deeply agitated hearts through a spiritual catharsis to a shore of deep peace and understanding.’

Author: Allama Ali Naqi Naqvi Translated by: S. Ali Akhtar Rizvi Binding: Hardback with dust jacket Publisher: Muhammadi Trust in association with the Islamic Culture and Research Trust, Karachi First Published: 1984 Size: 145mm x 228mm Pages: 542