Friday, October 30, 2020

Bringing the Lioness of Karbala to the West

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...
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What is the road to Karbala?

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...

Black Lives in Husain’s Eyes

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...

Karbala – The Greatest Untold Story of Our Times

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...

Zaynab The Sister Of Imam Hussain a.s

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...

“I Can’t Breathe” -From Karbala to Minnesota

“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...

Imam Hussain (as) and Climate Change

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...

Possible Parallels between Jesus and al-Hussain

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...

Sakina: Daughter of Hussain

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...

Misconceptions about the tragedy of Karbala

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...

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