Husayn ibn Ali is an important figure in Islam.

Several quotes pages attribute a quote about him to English novelist Charles Dickens:

If Hussain had fought to quench his worldly desires… then I do not understand why his sister, wife, and children accompanied him. It stands to reason therefore, that he sacrificed purely for Islam.

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Did Charles Dickens write this quote?

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    Google Books results only confirm that this quote was circulating in the Islamic world around 1980-1990. I think it is a fake quote but the original source is offline, as Wikiquote indicates. – Avery Mar 21 '16 at 18:51

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