On the day of Ashura, Imam Husayn (a) and his companions displayed the greatest morals while their enemies possessed the vilest traits. This paper presents some of the most prominent and finest of the Imam’s and his companions’ virtues, namely, ardent love for Allah (swt), great honor, and unwavering patience. Those who truly love Imam Husayn and mourn for his suffering can – through Allah’s mercy – join him in the countless rewards he received as a result of his patience and the actions that stemmed from it. An additional illustration of the three types ofpatience will be offered, specifically, patience pertaining to performing obligatory acts, refraining from forbidden acts, and patience during calamities. These three actions earned Imam Husayn immense heavenly rewards, and furthermore, Allah grants these rewards to those who wholeheartedly commemorate the tragedy of Karbala and endeavors to courteously visit him (a).
"Those who truly love Imam Husayn and mourn for his suffering can – through Allah’s mercy – join him in the countless rewards he received as a result of his patience and the actions that stemmed from it.
Imam Husayn regarded dignity as an essential part of living, as seen in his speech regarding Ubayd Allah ibn Ziyad:4 2 A verse from the poem composed by Imam Husayn on the day of Ashura - Bihar al-anwar, chapter volume, page 193 3 Bihar al-anwar, volume 44, page 324, chapter 37 4 The son of Ziad ibn Abi Sufyan, who after his father’s death, governed Kufa and Basra and led the army of Yazid during the battle of Karbala.
Through his patience, the Imam achieved an unlimited position in which Allah (swt) gave him whatever he wants whether for himself, his family, or for those who sincerely love him.
In Ziyarat Ashura, we refer to it as our tragedy when we say: T< G 3 3G ~ 3 9E, ‡ ~ 3G ~4 A I ask Allah (swt) to give me because of my pain and suffering over your loss the best reward that a person who faces a tragedy receives.
When we meet on the day of Ashura, we are recommended to say to each other: 5 3 34 3G 3H*$C p '( May Allah (swt) make our reward for our suffering over the loss of Husayn great!
Conclusion One of the greatest virtues exhibited by Imam Husayn (a) and his companions on the day of Ashura is love for Allah (swt)."