A quote about Imam Hussain by Edward Gibbon, an English historian and a member of parliament:
“In the history of Islam, the life of Hussain stands unique, unapproached, and unapproachable by anyone. Without the martyrdom, Islam would have been extinguished long ago. He was the saviour of Islam and it was due to his martyrdom that Islam took such a deep root, which it is neither possible nor even imaginable to destroy now. In a distant age and climate, the tragic scene of the death of Hussain will awaken the sympathy of the coldest reader.” – Edward Gibbon.