14 Nov The Unfinished Journey
The Unfinished Journey
Imam Husain (a.s.) had travelled from Makkah to Kufa because he wanted to live in Kufa. But, the tyrants of the time didn’t allow him to complete his journey. They did not let him enter Kufa and instead martyred him in Karbala. Imam Mahdi (a.s.), after reappearing, will designate Kufa as his capital.
The city of Kufa holds a special position in the Shi’ite history. According to a tradition of Imam Mohammad Baqir (a.s.) :
Mahdi will reappear and then travel to Kufa, which will be his home.
(Behaar ul Anwaar, vol. 25, p. 225)
In another tradition he says:
When our Qaem will reappear he will go to Kufa. At that time every believer will live in Kufa or at least will definitely go there.
(Behaar ul Anwaar, vol. 52, p. 385)
These traditions clearly state that Kufa will be Imam Mahdi’s (a.s.) seat of power; he will stay and rule over the entire world from there.