I am from Hussain
It could be argued that there is no hadith more praiseworthy of Imam Hussain than this. At first glance, it is instantly recognisable and familiar; so familiar in fact, that its significance is often overlooked and forgotten. Muslims are unanimous in their belief that Prophet Muhammad was not only the best of Prophets, nor even the best of humans, but rather, he was the very best creation of Allah.
For the Prophet to describe someone as being from him is significant in itself. However, the part that follows where the Prophet says, “and I am from Hussain.” is the most significant part of the hadith that stands out – it is moving both ways, in both directions. The Prophet and Imam Hussain are each from the other. Their essence is the same. Their message is the same. The ramification is astounding. Following the path of the holy Prophet and following the path of Imam Hussain are one and the same.