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Karbala (كربلاء; Al-Karbalā’; also spelled Karbala Moalla) is one of the holiest places of the world located in current day Iraq. Geographically it is located about 100 km southwest of Baghdad, the capitol city of Irag. It is at 32.61°N, 44.08°E. In the time of Imam Husain ibn Alī AS’s life, the place was also known as al-Ghadiriyah, Naynawa, and Shathi’ul-Furaat, and many other names. The estimated population of this city in 2003 was around 572,300 people. Karbala is also known to be a compound word in Arabic. “Karb” means anxiety and torment while “bala” means trial or tribulation.
The city is one of Iraq’s wealthiest, profiting both from religious visitors and agricultural produce, especially dates. It is made up of two districts, “Old Karbala,” the religious centre, and “New Karbala,” the residential district containing Islamic schools and government buildings.
At the centre of the old city is the Masjid Al-Husain AS, the tomb of Husain ibn Alī AS(حسين إبن علي إبن أﺑﻲ طالب), the grandson of Rasulullah SA, by his daughter Maulatena Fatimah az-Zahra AS and ˤAlī ibn Abi-Taalib AS.
Moula Ali (a) knew ducks were crying for he was hearing death.
Once Moula Ali (a.s.) had asked the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.w.); “What is the best deed in the Holy month of Ramadhan?” The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.w.) answered: “The best deed during the month of Ramadhan is to keep away from evil deeds, which Allah has forbidden”.
After that he burst into tears. Moula Ali (a.s.) was quite shocked and asked him why: The holy prophet (s.a.w.w.) explained: “I am crying because I can see a terrible scene that will happen to you in this holy month. While in sajdah (prostration), the most criminal of criminals, will hit you on your head and your beard will be dyed red with your blood.”
The Moula (as) asked: “Shall I be on the right path?” The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.w.) answered; “Yes!”
It was nineteenth of Ramadhan when Moula Ali (a.s.), in the darkness of dawn, was leaving for Fajr prayers at Masjid-e-Kufa, the pet ducks made a lot of noise. They cackled loudly and got hold of his abaa (dress). The Holy Moula understood that they were crying for him as he was nearing death.
Reaching in the mosque, he recited the adhan (call to prayers). This was to wake up all those who were asleep and among them was Ibn Muljam who was hiding the poisonous sword while sleeping on his stomach.
As the Moula was leading the prayers, while in the 2nd sajdah, the killer got up and quickly removed the poisonous sword hitting the Moula on his head with a big blow and the Moula (a.s.) said in a loud voice: “I swear by the Lord of Ka’bah, I have been successful”. Gabriel shouted from the heavens: wallahi Tahaddamat Arkaanil Hodaa”.