Not long after the passing of Muhammad, the leadership of the vast Islamic Empire had fallen into disrepute. The moral values that Muhammad had spent his life instilling into society were being eradicated as the new ruler, a ruthless man called Yazid from the Ummayad dynasty, was determined to gain complete control.
Hussain witnessed and protested the rights of his people being violated, and the values of society being destroyed by a tyrannical and corrupt government. Yazid was the antithesis of everything Hussain stood for and preached, yet he demanded that Hussain pays allegiance to him, in order to increase his own credibility.
Hussain had to make a decision… To give his oath of allegiance to a tyrant and submit to evil, or to make a stand of defiance against evil and risk his own life? What would you do? The timeless words of his grandfather Muhammad echoed in his heart, and Hussain knew what he had to do: “The greatest stand is to speak the word of truth in the face of a tyrant.”