The Illustrated Story of Ashura
Author: Mohammad Saeed Bahmanpour
Illustrator: Parviz Eghbali
Publisher: Asar-e Sabz Publications
Date of Publishing: 2016
No. of Pages: 64
Age Group: +7
◙Sample English text is available.
About the Book:
The story of Ashura, though a sad story, has always been the inspiration for the world’s great freedom seekers and great thinkers throughout the history. Imam Hussein’s (a.s) mission was as the Prophet (p.b.u.h) said, to be, “The light of guidance and the vessel of salvation” by accepting the of wounds by the spears, swords and sharp daggers, and the death of friends and children, orphanage of children. Thus the women in his family became captives. And it is such that Ashura is no longer a day, but a history. It is not an event but a source of inspiration for all truth-seekers and worshipers of righteousness in all times and places.
The book is an illustrated narrative of the story of Karbal, although expressed in a simplified language; it is based on authentic historical sources. This book tries to draw the immortal Karbala epic in the minds of children and adolescents. This work is addressing children and adolescents who are interested in the fight against injustice at all times and places. The book is presented in an amusing way (Comic Strip) and has more than 150 beautiful historic illustrations, along with short, simplified texts. One of the proud times of the struggle against oppression and injustice in the history is narrated in this work in the form of a true story. This interesting book is one of the best works ever published in Iran in the form of a Comic Strip.