Modi & Imam Husain’s sacrifice

The month of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, brings alive the sacrifice of Prophet Mohammed’s grandson (daughter Fatema’s son) Imam Husain, his family and followers at Karbala. The dead included less than 100 men, women and children including his sister Zainab, his little daughter Sakina and wife Shahr-i-Banu. His own body had 45 wounds due to enemy’s swords and javelins. His left arm was cut off. A javelin had gone through his breast and some 35 arrows were struck in his body.