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Monday, September 16, 2019

Martyrdom: When and Why?

Bashir A.  Datoo, Ph.D. Concept of Martyrdom  Martyrdom is an alien concept to the Western thought and practice.  At worst, it is seen to be a futile deed that does not accomplish any purpose.  At best,...

A legacy of treachery, tyranny and terrorism

By Dr. Sayed Moustafa al-Qazwini All events have a divine pattern - one governs the lives of everyone - and a human element. In Karbala, too there was the divine element and the human element. Well cognizant of...

Sacrifice: The message of Imam Hussain

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 of Mahjubah 15:8 (147): 26-28. It was later reprinted...

Imam Hussain -The chief of martyrs

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...

Enduring message of Karbala

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...

Imam Hussain (a) -The prince of peace and justice

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...

Imam Hussain b. ‘Ali – The model for humankind

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...

Why does the story of Karbala 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...

Quotes on Imam Hussain 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 Hussain (A.S.). He was the embodiment of love, valor, and personification of sacrifice and devotion. Every Muslim, in...

Imam Hussain – 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...

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