Achoura from another point of view
The book “Confessions of a Slain Scribe” by Sasan Nategh, is on the day of Ashura, which was published by Soore Mehr publication.
For so long the symbol of Ashura has been a red flag, but this time a white flag appears on the cover of the book.
Many books have been written about the Battle of Karbala, but I have never read about it from the perspective of Imam Hussein’s enemies like Umar ibn Sa’d, and that may be what bothers me. encouraged to continue reading. The book also includes flashbacks to the times of Abu Sufyan and Mu’awiyah and engages the reader throughout a 100-year era.
Besides the story of Karbala, we will also read the story of a scribe who was once one of Mu’awiyah’s relatives, but eventually ran away from Mu’awiyah’s palace and settled in the desserts.
In seven chapters, the book’s author uses the element of imagination to tell the story from the perspective of two distinct people, one is a shepherd boy and the other is an army scribe. Umar ibn Sa’d who records events.
The story has other characters that the author used to tell the events. Each character has their own story and comes to Karbala to get what they want, such as revenge, money or love.
Among the different stories, we will also read some parts of the life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and Imam Ali (AS).
Reading the book felt like I was sitting next to the shepherd boy or scribe and watching all the events for myself. This book is such an awesome and simple Ashura book with 234 pages that you can recommend for teenagers.