By Fatima Kermalli Imam Hussain ibn Ali stated, “People are slaves to the world, and as long as they live favorable and comfortable lives, they are loyal to religious principles. However, at hard times, the times of trials, true religious...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Join Standwithdignity New Jersey in providing water and other essentials for Newark’s residents "Oh my followers! Whenever you drink refreshing water, remember me. These were the words Imam Hussain (as) told his beloved sister, Lady Zainab (as) before he...
Lead-contaminated drinking water is threatening the health of Newark’s residents. September 7th, 2019 In late August, according to tests, it was found that Newark, New Jersey failed to sufficiently remove lead from some of the water filters causing lead to be...
https://youtu.be/GEF1YrbRr-Q Hussain ibn Ali who Muslims revere as the third Imam in the line of divinely appointed Imams or leaders is not only an exemplary guide for the Muslims; but, he is also like Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be...
Prof. Christopher Clohessy Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies, Rome The urge to draw contrasts between outstanding figures is highly seductive and can at times prove theologically perilous. With little effort, for example, one could find parallels between Mary, the...
By Jerrmin Abu Shahba A four-year old girl by the name of Sakina, the daughter of Imam Hussain (AS), more commonly known in the middle east as Ruqayyah - her tragedy is that like none other.  It is globally recognized...
Bashir A. Datoo, Ph.D., A number of misconceptions about the tragedy of Karbala have been popularized by, of all people, Muslim scholars. These misconceptions are not necessarily due to any bigotry on the part of the scholars. Rather, they arise...
By Dr Bashir A. Datoo The response to the question hinges upon a couple of fundamental distinctions. One distinction is between a battle and a war – the former involves the outcome of an immediate military conflict, while the latter...
By Dr Bashir A. Datoo Karbala began with Saqifah.  Prophet Muhammad (s) had just passed away and, while his family was busy with the burial rites, some of his companions met at the assembly hall in Medina to plot their...
By: Dr. Bashir Datoo  The contemporary world, its socio-political structure and civilizational growth, owe a great measure of gratitude to sacrifice and leadership of a few people of yore who have left indelible foot prints on the sands of time....