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Sacrifice: The Message Of Imam Husayn

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By John Andrew Morrow (Ilyas Islam)   The following lecture was delivered in Toronto, Canada, in 1996. It was published as an article in the August 1996 edition ofMahjubah 15:8 (147): 26-28. It was later reprinted in Islamic Insights: Writings and Reviews, an anthology of academic articles, published by Ansariyan Publications in 2012. ...
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Imam Husayn -The Chief of Martyrs

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By Mohamed Raza Dungersi, Ph.D Almost every civilized community and culture has its own heroes, for whom, annual memorial gatherings are arranged, so as to remember and honor them. The style of such memorials varies from culture to culture, but the substance remains identical: The highlights of the hero’s life ...
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Enduring Message of Karbala

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By Bashir A. Datoo, Ph.D. When Muawiya b. Abi Sufyan, the founder of the Umayyad Dynasty, died and his son Yazid assumed the office through hereditary succession, he demanded a pledge of allegiance from Imam Husain b. Ali (a) and accompanied it with the threat of “or else.” The Imam ...
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Imam Hussain (a) -The Prince of Peace and Justice

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By Nasir Shamsi THE TRAGEDY OF KARBALA The Tragedy of Karbala, for the past fourteen centuries, has stood as a torch-bearer to humanity and as a reminder of the heroic struggle of Imam Hussain (a), the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (s) against the Umayyad tyrant, Yazid. This great struggle, in ...
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Imam Husayn b. ‘Ali – The Model for Humankind

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Dr. Liyakat Takim- McMaster University History bears testimony to the fact that thirty years after the death of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in 632 A.D, the Umayyad dynasty came to power. They ruled the Islamic empire with brutal force and. tyranny, bearing little or no concern for ...
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WHY DOES THE STORY OF KERBALA LIVE FOREVER?

Anonymus Countless tragedies, disasters, and catastrophes, both recorded and unrecorded, have struck the world since the beginning of time. The tragedy of Karbala is one of them but its story is the most remarkable of them all. It is remarkable because it defies a law of nature. Human nature seeks ...
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Quotes on Imam Husain By Great Writers,Intellects, Artists And Leaders of History

“The world is unable to present an example finer and brighter than the personality of Imam Husain (A.S.). He was the embodiment of love, valor, and personification of sacrifice and devotion. Every Muslim, in particular, must learn a lesson from his life and should seek guidance from him.” Quid-e-Azam Mohammad ...
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Imam Husain – Views of Non-Muslim Scholars

The event of Karbala marks the greatest sacrifice for the sake of God in the human history. The minute and stunning details of this great event have been written and survived from the very first day by the eye witnesses. For the last fourteen hundred centuries, the battle of Karbala ...
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About his Ashura Experience

By: Mr. Ali Al- Qadumi MANAMA, Bahrain: I was walking with Youssef Gaigi, a friend of mine, past a Pakistani in Dubai in late February 2005. I saw some guys hitting their chests and chanting and I wondered what was going on. I entered the area, and asked the security ...
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February 09, 2006 The Real Blasphemy

These are Shias observing Ashura in Pakistan a couple years ago. They are taking cover because they are under gunfire attack by their ‘fellow’ Muslims. Every year, scores of people are killed for observing Ashura, violence which to me is infinitely more blasphemous than a bunch of silly cartoons published ...
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