The Military History Encyclopedia, which is specialized in publishing information about the various armies around the world, and the history of battles and armed conflicts throughout human history, has published, and within one of its chapters, a detailed explanation of the eternal site of Karbala and the events that led to its outbreak.
The International Encyclopedia said, “The Battle of Karbala, which took place on Muharram 10, 61 AH, corresponding to October 10, 680 CE, in the center of the current city of Karbala in Iraq, was between a small group of supporters and relatives of the grandson of the Messenger of God Muhammad, Imam Hussein bin Ali (may God’s prayers be upon them).” , and among much larger military battalions belonging to the Umayyad tyrant Yazid the First, who refused the Imam (peace be upon him) to recognize the legitimacy of his rule, which resulted in the martyrdom of the grandson of the Messenger of God (may God’s prayers be upon them both) along with all his supporters and his male family members, including his son Ali the Younger and the adult She is only six months old, in addition to taking women and children as captives and captives.”
In the context of its statement of the battle, the Military History Encyclopedia mentioned a series of pivotal incidents that led to the massacre, beginning with the death of the Messenger of God “may God bless him and his family”, and the conspiracies that swept the pillars of the Islamic nation, and the role played by the two Imams Ali bin Abi Talib and Al-Hassan Bin Ali (peace be upon them) in preserving the egg of Islam and ensuring community peace among the believers, until the launch of the eternal journey of Abu Al-Ahrar from the land of Hijaz to Karbala and the fulfillment of the divine promise.
The encyclopedia indicated that the battle of Karbala has a central place in the history and traditions of the followers of Ahl al-Bayt “peace be upon them”, as it was repeatedly narrated in their Islamic literature and even among many followers of other sects, while its annual memory is commemorated during a period of 10 days when the month of Ramadan begins. Muharram every year, when it reaches its climax on its tenth day, known as “Ashura.”