‘Blood rained from the sky when the Shahaadah of Imaam Hussain took place’
It is reported that when Imam al-Hussain was killed, the sky rained down blood. (Nadra al-Azdiya, a woman who was contemporary with Imam al – Hussain (AS), is said to have reported: “When al-Hussain b. ‘Ali was killed, the sky rained down blood, so that next morning we found our wells and water jugs filled with it.” This hadith is narrated by Ibn Hajar. )
Ummul Fadhl the daughter of al-Harith said that she entered on the Messenger of Allah (SAW) and she said: “Oh! Messenger of Allah, I saw a strange dream last night. He said: And what is it? She said: It was difficult. He said: And what is it? She said: I saw, as if, a piece of your body was severed and was put in my lap! The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: You saw well – Fatima will give birth, God willing, a boy so he will be in your lap. Then Fatima gave birth to al-Hussain and he was in my lap – just as the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said. So I entered one day on the Messenger of Allah (SAW) and put him in his lap, but I noticed that the eyes of the Messenger of Allah (SAW) pouring tears! So I said: Oh! Prophet of Allah, my parents are your ransom, what is with you? He said: Gabriel (AS) came to me and informed me that my nation (ummah) will kill this son of mine.” (al-Mustadrak al-Sahih, al-Hafidh al-Hakim al-Nisapouri, v. 3, p. 176, (al-Hakim said: “This is an authentic hadith (Sahih) on the conditions of Bukhari and Muslim but they did not print it”); Dalael al-Nubouwa, al-Hafidh al-Bayhaqi under the subject of al-Hussain (AS); Cf. Ibn al-A’tham IV, (Hyderabad, 1971), p. 211-2, the author narrates this hadith using a different chain of narration).
What the Anglo Saxon said: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Saxon_Chronicle
You will see that it says “The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle is the single most important source for the history of England in Anglo-Saxon times” so to find something like this to prove the greatness of our Master Imaam Hussain ‘alayhis salaam is pretty amazing subhaanAllah wabihamdih. I read that Sayyidatuna Zainab a.s. made the du’a for the sky to turn to blood and the reason it didn’t happen in arabia but did happen in a place like england is that any record of it happening would have been destroyed by the enemies of Imaam al Hussain a.s. in arabia but how could they destroy it in england. Look how Allah Jala wa ‘Ala preserves history for us so we can be greatful for the sacrifices of His s.w.t.’s Slaves!
Ya Imaam Hussain ‘alaykas salaam Madad
SubhaanAllah wa bihamdih wa sallillahumma wa sallim ‘ala Habeebina Muhammad wa ‘ala Aalihi wa ‘ajil farajahum.