We always remember the calamity of Aashura. There is no grief like it. There is no sorrow like it. Especially as we approach Imam Husain’s SA Chehlum, we also remember those who survived Karbala and the calamities that befell them. Hindsight is 20-20: we understand past events with clarity – today, there is no question in our minds who was right and who was wrong in Karbala, or that truth would ultimately prevail. However when we are going through troubled times, it is a challenge to see clearly right from wrong and to keep our faith in Allah Ta’ala. It is in these times that we need to seek inspiration from Maulatuna Zainab who, stood in Yazeeds court without a parda and declared to Yazeed with unmatched fortitude and faith in Allah Ta’ala: “Let disbelievers not think that our giving them a respite is a good thing for them, indeed we give them a respite so that they may increase in trespass; and a crushing punishment awaits them.” If the remembrance of Imam Husain, Ahle Bayt and Ashaab, and the remembrance of their unmatched and unfaltering stand for the Truth and Principles does not ignite a spark within us to act -- then what will?