101+ Best Imam Hussain Quotes, and Sayings

Are you looking for Imam Hussain quotes? Here is the right place to get the best collections of Imam Hussain’s quotes and sayings. Imam Hussain (as) was steadfast on the path of true Islam – the Islam that does not prioritize rulers or dynasties. 

My revolution aims to reform society and revive the true teachings of Islam.

The month of Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar year. Every injustice and oppression reminds us of Karbala, the tragic incident that took place on the tenth of Muharram.

Sir Muhammad Iqbal said “Imam Husayn uprooted despotism forever till the Day of Resurrection. He watered the dry garden of freedom with the surging wave of his blood, and indeed he awakened the sleeping Muslim nation.

If there were no poverty and illness in this world, man would never bow down in front of his lord.

If you don’t believe in any religion, at least be free-spirited and honest in your actions.

Imam Hussain (RA) not only gave the world and humanity the concept of justice in practical terms but the whole world accepts the fact that Hussain (RA) saved Islam from destruction by sacrificing his precious life.

Imam Hussain Quotes

If Imam Husayn had aimed at acquiring a worldly empire, he would not have traveled the way he did (from Medina to Karbala). Husayn weltered in blood and dust for the sake of truth.

A person who considers you his friend will always stop you from doing anything bad, however, a person who considers you an enemy will always persuade you to do bad.

I never revolted in vain, as a rebel or as a tyrant; rather, I rose seeking reformation for the nation of Islam.

The great scholars, writers, philosophers, and world leaders who said wonderful things about Imam Hussain (RA) include Dr. K. Sheldrake, Charles Dickens, Thomas Carlyle, Edward Gibbon, William Muir, and Allama Mohammad Iqbal, Browne, and so on.

Here are some quotes from Imam Hussain (R.A) on obedience, fear of God, salvation, and most notably Death.

A person who considers you his friend will always stop you from doing anything bad, however, a person who considers you an enemy will always persuade you to do bad.

On the Day of Ashura, he addressed his companions:

Washington Irving, American Author, said about Imam Hussain (AS), “Hussain could 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.

Whoever seeks the satisfaction of people through disobedience of God; Then God subjects him to people.

Death is nothing for me but only happiness however living a life full of deception is the same as like living a life in hell.

Be patient, you noble ones. Death is only a bridge that takes you from misery and loss to the vast Paradise and the eternal graces.

Dr. Rajendra Prasad said: “The sacrifice of Imam Hussain is not limited to one country, or nation, but it is the hereditary state of the brotherhood of all mankind.”

People with good deeds are not scared of the consequences after death.

people! Listen to my words and don’t hasten to start a war, so that I clarify the reason behind my revolution.

Hussein fell, pierced by an arrow, and his brave followers were cut down beside him to the last man. Muhammadan tradition, which with rare exceptions is uniformly hostile to the Umayyad dynasty, regards Hussein as a martyr and Yazid as his murderer.

Avoid oppressing the one who does not have any supporters against you, other than the Almighty God.

People with good deeds are not scared of the consequences after death.

On the night of Ashura, he gathered his followers in his tent, put out the light, and said:

Imam Hussain’s sacrifice is for all groups and communities, an example of the path of righteousness.

Crying out of fear from God is salvation from the hellfire.

Beware that I permit you to leave this place; there is no obligation on you anymore, and you can all leave.

Though Imam Hussain (AS) gave his life almost 1300 years ago, his indestructible soul rules the hearts of people even today.

One should decrease his wishes and whatever he has in his hands should be enough for him to be satisfied.

joBe steadfast in the way toward what is right, even if your journey is full of pain and challenges.

The most generous person is the one who offers help to those who do not expect him to help.

A rude person in all true meanings is the one who avoids greeting others.

Death with dignity is better than a life of abasement.

The most merciful person is the one who forgives when he can revenge.

Never show off your happiness in front of a sad person.

By God, I will never surrender to my enemies like a humiliated person and never pledge allegiance to them like slaves.

Wisdom will not be complete except by following the truth.

Among all of you, the most merciful person is the one who forgives even when he is fully able to take revenge.

To me, death for the sake of what is right is nothing but happiness, and living under tyrants is nothing but living in hell.

To me, death is nothing but happiness, and living under tyrants is nothing but living in hell.

A person never forgets two types of persons in his whole life, the one is a person who helped him in his hard times and the second one is the person who left him in his most difficult times.

The most incapable person is the one who can’t pray.

Everyone who stays silent when others are being oppressed is considered to be guilty of oppression.

The most generous person is the one who gives to those who do not expect his help.

Avoid doing anything bad to a person who doesn’t have anyone except Allah because such a person will only seek Him for his support.

Try to compete with one another in good deeds and hurry to seize the opportunities, and forget the good deeds that you haven’t hastened to do.

I learned courage and bravery from a person who saw thousands of arrows flying right toward him and he still stood with faith and trust in his God.

People are slaves of this world. Religion is just what they say. They use it as long as it provides them with their living. When they are tested, there remain only a few true religious ones.

Death with dignity is better than a life led with humiliation.

If you worship Allah the way He deserves to be worshipped, He will fulfill all your wishes, and bless you much more than what you deserve.

Your life is passing day by day, your death is coming nearer hence whatever worldly possessions you have to spend it on helping other people.

God will help the person who cares about other people’s needs, both in this world and the hereafter.

O’ Allah! What has gained the one who has not found You, and what has lost the one who has found You?

Avoid oppressing the one who does not have any supporters against you, other than the Almighty God.

When Allah chooses to favor someone, makes him/her the source of satisfying other people’s needs.

Beware! Do not be among those who are concerned about the sins of others while neglectful their sins.

One who reveals your faults to you like a mirror is your true friend, and one who flatters you and covers up your faults is your enemy.

Whoever seeks the satisfaction of people through disobedience of Allah; Then Allah subjects him to people.

Wisdom will not be gained, unless through following the right path.

Say what you like to be said about you, in the absence of your fellow believer.

Avoid doing things that would make you apologize; since a believer won’t commit a wrong action that would make him/her sorry.

If you lead your actions through committing sins and disobeying Allah, your intentions won’t be fulfilled, and will be caught in what you fear most.

Kindness elevates human beings, and faithfulness is a sign of decency.

Extremism is like going down in a swamp, and keeping company with abject and corrupt ones will bring evil and misery to you.

Seeking knowledge will lead you toward wisdom and elevation.

Visiting relatives and keeping in touch with them will bring you a longer and more substantial life.

The most generous person is the one who forgives while in power.

The best way of maintaining family ties is through visiting the ones who have cut ties with you and haven’t visited you for a while.

Only trust those who believe in Allah and are afraid of His questioning on the Day of Judgement.

Gain people’s praise for your efforts and successes, and do not expose yourself to people’s blame through laziness and lethargy.

Long and numerous experiences strengthen your mind.

One of the signs of a scholar is criticizing his/her own words and thoughts and being aware of different viewpoints.

Do not say something which would undermine your self-worth.

Observe your physical health in your lifetime.

: O mankind! Indeed, We created you from a male and a female and made you nations and tribes that you may identify yourselves with one another.

The issue of equality between all human beings, opposition to any type of racial, ancestral, and class discrimination, and fairness between all the children of Adam.

Surely all of mankind – from the time of Adam until our time – are like the teeth of a comb (all equal) and there is no greatness.

Never have I witnessed such sincere hospitality and overwhelming spirit of true brotherhood as is practiced by people of all colors and races here in this ancient Holy Land.

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