Today is ‘Ashura’, the 10th day of the month of Muharram in the Islamic Calendar.
It marks the day Muslims slaughtered the progeny of Prophet Muhammad, including his grandson Imam Hussein.
Its a sad story which began with the murder of Hussein’s father, the Prophet’s son-in-law, Ali.
Some say Islam died the day Muslims killed Ali and then Hussein. What remains today is the religion of the Arabs formulated by the sons of Prophet’s sworn enemy Abu Sufyan, but that is another story.
Today we Muslims mourn the death of Hussein, but do not learn lessons from the tragedy.