Why did Imam Hussain (PBUH) rise up ?

Imam Hussain's movement is , indeed , perceivable via two perspectives.

One perspective involves the appearance of Imam Hussain ’s action , which is a movement against a corrupt , deviated , suppressive and oppressive regime : Yazid ’s Regime .

But , at the heart of his action , there is a more important movement that the second perspective will lead to : the move against ignorance and humiliation of the mankind .

In fact , even though Imam Hussain fights against Yazid , his extensive historical fight is not against the short - living and insignificant Yazid . Rather , his main fight is against mankind ’s ignorance , abasement , deviation and humiliation .     Ayatollah Khamenei

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چرا امام حسین (علیه السلام) قیام کرد ؟

ﻗﻴﺎﻡ اﻣﺎﻡ ﺣﺴﻴﻦ (ع) ﺭا ﻣﻴﺘﻮاﻥ اﺯ ﺩﻭ ﺩﻳﺪﮔﺎﻩ ﻧﮕﺮﻳﺴﺖ : ﺩﻳﺪﮔﺎﻩ اﻭﻝ ﻛﻪ ﻇﺎﻫﺮ ﻗﻴﺎﻡ اﺳﺖ , ﺁﻥ اﺳﺖ ﻛﻪ اﻭ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﺣﻜﻮﻣﺖ ﻓﺎﺳﺪ , ﻣﻨﺤﺮﻑ ﻭﺳﺘﻤﮕﺮ ﻳﺰﻳﺪ ﻗﻴﺎﻡ ﻛﺮﺩ .

اﻣﺎ ﺩﺭ ﻗﻠﺐ ﺣﺮﻛﺖ اﻭ , ﻫﺪﻓﻲ ﻣﻬﻤﺘﺮ ﻧﻬﻔﺘﻪ اﺳﺖ ﻛﻪ ﺩﻳﺪﮔﺎﻩ ﺩﻭﻡ ﺑﻪ ﺁﻥ ﺭﻫﻨﻤﻮﻥ ﻣﻴﺸﻮﺩ , و ﺁﻥ ﻫﺪﻑ ﭼﻴﺰﻱ ﻧﻴﺴﺖ ﺟﺰ ﻣﺒﺎﺭﺯﻩ ﺑﺎ ﺟﻬﻞ و ﺗﺤﻘﻴﺮ ﺑﺸﺮﻳﺖ .

ﺩﺭ ﺣﻘﻴﻘﺖ ﻗﻴﺎﻡ اﻣﺎﻡ ﺣﺴﻴﻦ ﺗﻨﻬﺎ ﻣﺤﺪﻭﺩ ﺑﻪ ﺣﻜﻮﻣﺖ ﻛﻮﺗﺎﻩ ﻣﺪﺕ ﻳﺰﻳﺪ ﻧﻴﺴﺖ . ﻗﻴﺎﻡ اﺻﻠﻲ اﻭ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﺟﻬﻞ , اﻧﺤﺮاﻑ , ﺧﻔﺖ و ﺫﻟﺖ ﺑﺸﺮﻳﺖ اﺳﺖ .  ﺁﻳﺖ ا ﻟﻠﻪ ﺧﺎﻣﻨﻪ ا ﻱ