Washington Irwing (American author, essayist, biographer and historian) “It was possible for Hussein to save his life by submitting himself to the will of yazid. But his responsibility as a reformer did not allow him to accept yazid’s Caliphate. He therefore prepared to embrace all sorts discomfort and inconvenience in order to deliver Islam from the hands of the Omayyads. Under the blazing sun, on the parched land and against the stifflinging heat of Arabia, stood the immortal Hussein.”
Thomas Carlyle (Scottish historian and essayist: The best lesson which we get from the tragedy of Karbala and his companions were rigid believers in God. They illustrated that the numerical superiority does not count when it comes to the truth and the falsehood. The victory of Husain despite his minority, marvels me!
Mahatma Gandhi:“If I had an army like the 72 soldiers of Hussain, I would have won freedom for India in 24 hours.” “I learned from Hussain how to be wronged and be a winner, I learnt from Hussain how to attain victory while being oppressed.” “My faith is that the progress of Islam does not depend on the use of sword by its believers, but the result of the supreme sacrifice of Hussain (A.S.), the great saint.”