Anna Gephart As a non-Muslim American I was in my “World of Islam” class at American University ready to learn about Islamic history when my professor, Ambassador Akbar Ahmed, introduced our class to the story of a seminal event in...
Pastor John Shuck It is a path of mourning for the wounds are deep and the arrows are plentiful that pierce the flesh of Hussain Ibn Ali and his companions on Ashura. On that day Yazid’s army controlled the battlefield....
by Jerrmein Abu Shahba Black, brown, tan or white…what difference does it make?   African, Asian, European, or Middle Eastern…what difference does it make? Arab, Persian, Indo-Paki, or English-speaking…what difference does it make? We live in a world where many...
A tragic event that happened nearly 1400 years ago, today remains at the zenith of Abrahamic heritage of monotheism, rejecting any authority not based on the highest of morals leading to an eternal quest for good against evil. ...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Standwithdignity.org would like to send a message of peace, justice, and solidarity to the entire Muslim community on the occasion of the commemoration of Imam Hussain's (as) martyrdom.  Imam Hussain (as) will forever be remembered and honored...
Our hearts are heavy as we offer our deepest condolences to the family of George Floyd and so many others who were and are attacked at the hands of police officers every day. We hear your cries. We support...
The name Zaynab means the adornment of her father in Arabic. Who is Zaynab? She is the sister of Imam Hussain (as) and the daughter of Imam Ali and the grand daughter of the Last Messenger of Islam, Prophet...
“I can’t breathe,” was the cry heard around the world by George Floyd on May 25, 2020, when police officer, Derek Chauvin of the Minneapolis Police Department, pressed his knee on George's neck for 8 minutes and 42 seconds....
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...