Karbala Walk is a mourning procession commemorating the martyrdom of Imam Husayn (p), the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (p) in the year 680 in present day Karbala, Iraq. The day of this tragedy is called Ashura.
Imam Husayn (p) lived at a time when a tyrant named Yazid was the ruler of the Middle East. Like many of today's rulers, Yazid enslaved his people, violated their basic human rights and led a life devoid of morality. Along with a small group of companions and family members, Imam Husayn (p) took a stand against the tyranny and oppression of Yazid. After being deprived of food and water for several days by the army of Yazid, Imam Husayn (p) along with his family and friends were mercilessly killed and the women and children in his camp were captured and abused by Yazid's savage army.
The captive women and children were forced to walk a distance well over 500 miles while bound and shackled to each other. They walked from Karbala to Kufa and then Kufa to Damascus. However, instead of being disgraced, the women and children proudly relayed the story of Husayn (p) and preached the values he sacrificed for every where they went. In order to honor the brave captives, millions around the globe march through the streets spreading the message of Imam Husayn (p).
We are determined to uphold the message of Imam Husayn (p); a message that tells us never to bow down to oppressors, to stand up for the rights of the weak, to seek true freedom in our lives and to live in peace. This is true Islam, the Islam of Prophet Muhammad (p) and his noble family.
We march on the streets in solidarity with Imam Husayn (p), condemning Yazid and the oppressive rulers following in his footsteps today. The famous saying "Every day is Ashura and every land is Karbala" resonates deeply with us and the abuse of power around the world today testifies to the truth of this statement. Through the teachings of Imam Husayn (p) we are morally obligated to raise a voice for ALL the oppressed people anywhere in the world. Every day is Ashura and every land is Karbala, and where there is an Ashura, there will always be a Husayn (p)
(p) denotes peace be upon him.Be Inspired
"I never revolted in vain, as a rebel or as a tyrant but I rose seeking revolution and reformation."
"Those who are silent when others are oppressed are guilty of oppression themselves."
"Death with dignity is better than a life of humiliation."
"The most generous of people, is the one who gives to those whom he has no hope of return."
August 15, 2021 12pm
Starts on 50th and Park Ave and ends on 65th and Madison Ave.
September 10, 2019
Richard C Daley Center. Day of Ashura
September 8, 2019 1pm
Jones Plaza, 600 Louisiana Street, Houston, TX, 77002
September 8, 2019 12pm
Fordson High School, 13800 Ford Rd, Dearborn, United States
South side of Queens Park, Toronto, Ontario Canada
Dupont Circle to Lafayette Park (in front of White House ~4:30PM) - Main route for Juloos is Connecticut Ave
September 7, 2019 4:30pm
September 8, 2019 12pm