For the Love of Hussain – The Pastor Who Visited Karbala
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“For the Love of Hussain (A.S.)” recounts the reflections and experiences of a Christian Pastor from America on the fifty-mile walk from Najaf to Karbala, Iraq for Arbaeen
The film has been released on YouTube “For the Love of Hussain (A.S.)” recounts the reflections and experiences of a Christian Pastor from America on the fifty-mile walk from Najaf to Karbala, Iraq for Arbaeen in October 2018.
Arbaeen is the largest yearly peaceful gathering on Earth. Officials estimate the number of people entering Karbala over a two-week period over fifteen million.
Yes. You read that correctly. Fifteen million. Other estimates are even higher. By comparison, the Hajj, receives three million visitors each year. Arbaeen has no central organization but has self-organized spontaneously after the fall of Saddam as visitors walk to visit the shrines of Hussain and Abbas in commemoration of their martyrdom in the Battle of Karbala 1400 years ago.
It is said that God loves those who love Imam Hussain …
Few men indeed, if any, have ever commanded such love, inspired such allegiance, and commandeered to their name such selfless devotion.
Martyred in the plains of Karbala over 13 centuries ago, Imam Hussain ibn Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad and third Imam of Islam, remains to this very day a catalyst for change – together a beacon of hope, and a light that no darkness has ever been able to dim.
Truth it is said owes to Imam Hussain, for it is the boundless courage of his stand against the tyrannical forces of Yazid which allowed Truth to be set free and man taught that none should enslave those God created free. Alone against a power which brought to its deception thousands upon thousands of souls, enslaved countless communities of men, and abused nation into forfeiting their right to stand dignified, Imam Hussain spoke a revolution into motion … It is that revolution,