The night before, Imam Husayn عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ and his honorable companions spent the night in prayer. Where he again mentioned the battle was for him and him alone, and all those wanting to leave could do so. All companions screamed in response
“By Allah, never, never! We will either live with you or die together with you.”
After the morning prayer, on the 10th of Muharram, the day known as Ashura arrived upon the sands of Karbala. A day where 72+ lives would be sacrificed, for the sake of Allah and Islam. Where the fight to let truth triumph over falsehood would be illustrated. When the battle began, Imam Husayn’s عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ companions insisted on being at the forefront of the battle. As the battle continued, more and more troops were being added to the opposition. One valiant man after another falling from their horse from those who stood for the truth. That day, Imam Husayn عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ lost many of his companions and male family members as they were martyred in front of his own eyes. Attacked maliciously, some of those that were murdered were brothers, nephews and sons of al-Husayn عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ.
Closer to the end, the sacred Imam was left by himself. With the women and children in the tents, and one son physically ill, al-Husayn عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ was forced to face the battlefield alone. He fought bravely for hours, with many surrounding him, but not daring to move towards him. Swords, by the call of Shemr, were then slammed by force onto the body of al-Husayn. After intaking so many battle wounds, he fell to the ground, where he then received a fatal blow by the hands of the disgraced Shemr. If that was not enough, they separated al-Husayn’s head from his body, trampled on hid with the doles of horses, and would soon parade that blessed head through the streets of Syria.