Friday, February 24, 2012
We can learn unity through justice from Zainab, daughter of Fatima (one of the four perfect women of all times). In the aftermath of Kerbala--where she witnessed the brutal massacre of her brother Hussain and other family members of the Prophet (S)--Zainab courageously spoke out against the oppressors as well as their silent spectators. Her call for truth and justice inspired many Muslims, some of whom organized uprisings against the ruling regime.
With oppression rampant around the world, sincere seekers of truth and justice have no choice but to unite in order to resist those who have been allowed to "divide and conquer" for far too long.
As Imam Khomeini warns: "We Muslims are busy bickering over whether to fold or unfold our arms during prayer, while the enemy is devising ways of cutting them off!"