The event teaches us; not to waiver from the right path & not to panic while discharging obligations. One has to have conviction on the hereafter & focus ones mind on permanent consequences in the hereafter.
This has to be done irrespective of how big or strong the enemy is & irrespective of the consequences, but with the knowledge of what Shariat ( www.Islamic-laws.com) requires us to do under those circumstances.
One should never give up, for eg. despite strength of Media or other social widespread ills, we need to continue to believe that we can overcome & continue to fight ,rather than give up saying ,that the enemy is strong & we cannot achieve anything by ourselves. One can at least begin with ones own family & then the surrounding environment. Know & Discharge YOUR duties with whatever is in your capacity as that's what WE are accountable for & leave the results to Allah (swt)
Once there is conviction on the leader & his knowledge, his word is obeyed without any objections/reservation. The importance of knowing fiqh (Islamic practical laws) is seen from the event when Imams sister Zainub asks for edict from the Imam of the time, even while the tents are burning.
This is seen from 2 events . First Imam Ali (as) chooses lady Ummul Banin as wife, for a progeny like Hazrat Abbas(as) & secondly when Imam addresses the Yazidi troops telling them that its the fault of their forefathers & upbringing which has made them fight against him.
We too need to find out what is HIS will in all situations, Accept it …..& Act upon it. so that we can be counted amongst the Imams companions & participate in the Army of the Living Imam(atfs) upon his return.
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