Husayn ibn Ali (AS)

Husayn was killed in such a brutal way
His body drenched in blood on the hot sands
Ashura – what tragedy fell that day
Then, and now, what evil man does to man!

His body, left out in the scorching sun
His soul at peace because he had been true
And so him and his followers had won
Often over so many, win so few

Red – the colour of the innocent blood
Black – the colour of our deepest mourning
To this day the unjust fear you – they should
To all oppression you are a warning

You noble efforts cannot be erased
Even your enemies are so amazed.

Taken from “The Prophet and his family”