The Root of the Tragedy of Karbala lay in Saqifah

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ููŽู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ ู„ูŽู‡ู ุงู„ุตูŽู‘ุงุฏูู‚ู ุ‘ ูˆูŽ ู„ูŽุง ูƒูŽูŠูŽูˆู’ู…ู ู…ูุญู’ู†ูŽุชูู†ูŽุง ุจููƒูŽุฑู’ุจูŽู„ูŽุง ูˆูŽ ุฅูู†ู’ ูƒูŽุงู†ูŽ ูƒูŽูŠูŽูˆู’ู…ู ุงู„ุณูŽู‘ู‚ููŠููŽุฉู ูˆูŽ ุฅูุญู’ุฑูŽุงู‚ู ุงู„ู’ุจูŽุงุจู ุนูŽู„ูŽู‰ ุฃูŽู…ููŠุฑู ุงู„ู’ู…ูุคู’ู…ูู†ููŠู†ูŽ ูˆูŽ ููŽุงุทูู…ูŽุฉูŽ ูˆูŽ ุงู„ู’ุญูŽุณูŽู†ู ูˆูŽ ุงู„ู’ุญูุณูŽูŠู’ู†ู ูˆูŽ ุฒูŽูŠู’ู†ูŽุจูŽ ูˆูŽ ุฃูู…ูู‘ ูƒูู„ู’ุซููˆู…ู ูˆูŽ ููุถูŽู‘ุฉูŽ ูˆูŽ ู‚ูŽุชู’ู„ู ู…ูุญูŽุณูู‘ู†ูโ€ ุจูุงู„ุฑูŽู‘ูู’ุณูŽุฉู ู„ูŽุฃูŽุนู’ุธูŽู…ู ูˆูŽ ุฃูŽู…ูŽุฑูู‘ ู„ูุฃูŽู†ูŽู‘ู‡ู ุฃูŽุตู’ู„ู ูŠูŽูˆู’ู…ู ุงู„ู’ููุฑูŽุงุดู.

โ€Imam al-Sadeq (peace be on him) said to him:

……And not like the day of our affliction in Karbala. Although the Day of Saqifa and burning by fire of the door of Ameerul Moโ€™meneen, al Hasan, al Hussain, Fatema, Zainab, Umm Kulsum (peace be on them) and Fizza.; and the killing of Mohsin with a kick, was greater, more calamitious and more bitter because it was the root cause of the Day of Torture (Yaum al Azaab).โ€


1.    Hidayatul Kubra, p. 417

2.    Awaalem al-Uloom, vol. 11, p. 1185

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