Horr

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Horr was a book by the Iranian author Ali Shariati about the historic Battle of Karbala in which Hussein, the grandson of the Muslim prophet Muhammad, was killed by Yazid (6th Sunni Caliph). Horr was a commander of the army of the Caliph Yazid during the battle. First involved in fighting Hussein, Horr defected from the army of the Caliph Yazid, joined Hussein, and was killed by Yazid's forces. The book examines fate, choice, and predestination as portrayed by Horr's decision to switch sides during the fateful battle.

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