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Vale of Sorrow

 imam hussein (a.s)

Through the Vale of sorrow does history trace

Two matchless martyrs our Prophet's pets

Who left their hearths with Islamic grace

In hunger and thirst their duty to face.

Severed from home, exhausted on the field

Opposed by enemies who had Satan's shield

They gave their lives that others be freed

From falsehood, tyranny and a Kafir's creed.

Most precious blood flowed from their veins

Battlefield of Karbala has still those stains

From our hearts should rush rivers of blood

Renewing our faith with this vital flood. !*



Line 8: Kafir refers to infidel, unbeliever, or pagen.

By T. D. Chattani

Taken from: Ashura poems in English Compiled by Muhammad Reza Fakhr Rohani

Other links:

Why 40 Days of mourning? Arbaeen of Imam Hussein (A.S)

Did Imam Hussein (A.S) Know He Would Be killed?

Imam Hussein (A.S) in the Holy Qur'an

Muharram the Month of Mourning

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