I attended a majlis one of the nights of Ashurah, and I was deeply touched by the story and what I had heard. I am a bit familiar with the basic Shia aqaid, and Alhamdulilah I did recently take the step to become Shia as I was originally a Sunni. My question is should we view the tragedy of Karbala moreso as a praise of the Ahlul Bayt or should we view it in terms of its broader messages (such as justice and imaan and oppression) without so much focus on the Ahlul Bayt? My understanding of Karbala was not with a focus on the ahlul bayt, but of the universal ideas of divine justice and truth. Also how much should we use the wasila of the Ahlul Bayt in dua?

1. No doubt the event of karbala is epitome of social justice. It cannot be separated from that. At the same time it highlights on the great merits of the Ahlul bait. Therefore, both social justice and be Ahlul bait are relevant when discussing karbala
2. Use the wasila of the Ahlul bait as much as you can so long as you believe Ahlul bait art not independent of Allah