This book is all about a journey into Karbala with a perspective never presented before!
The author Ustad Sayed Jawad Naqvi enters the event of Karbala with a vision which is unique yet essential in making Karbala a practical reality for humanity in all eras.
Typically the books, presentations and analysis on the event of Karbala is presented in a chronological way of events leading to Ashura. This method of historical analysis cannot be negated or criticised and the efforts by analysts are well appreciated on this, but the approach which the author has adopted in this book is different. It addresses the event of Karbala from its nucleus being the purpose of uprising by Imam Hussain (a.s.) in his own sacred words. Then drilling down into the specifics of this purpose of reformation of the Ummah and the methodology values which are a need and necessity for all eras.
The values of Ashura are a collection of character attributes which in general should be present in all human beings, and if not, then at least in all believers, and if not, then at least in the followers of Hussain ibn Ali (a.s)!
The author has selected ten significant lessons which Ashura has presented to humanity. The author proves these attributes as values in the light of Quran, as well as traditions and words and events associated with the event of Karbala.
Values of Ashura is not just a piece of text. Each and every part of this book has a message of awakening, recognition, knowledge and creates a thrust, drive and an urge to develop practical social movements for the followers of Imam Hussain (a.s).
This book is not just a one time reading material, it is in fact a reference for generations to come, a true guide inside the event of Karbala and could be considered as a catalogue for those who desire an uprising for establishing righteousness!