By Jerrmein Abu Shahba The month of Dhul-Hijjah has just passed by and the sorrowful month of Muharram has emerged bringing along with it all its grief, sadness, and mourning as the new year commences. It was on the year...
The Origins of Al-Baqi Literally “Al-Baqi” means a tree garden. It is also known as “Jannat Al-Baqi” due to its sanctity, since in it are buried many of our Prophet’s relatives and companions. The first companion buried in Al-Baqi was Uthman...
Jerrmein Abu Shahba When we hear the word “Madhloom” (oppressed) or “Madhloomeyat” (oppression), we often associate that concept with the most oppressed of our Imams, who is, Imam Hussain (AS).  We acknowledge the fact that each and every one of...
By Jerrmein Abu Shahba With regret and disappointment, the Muslim Ummah is facing the biggest calamity and mischief of its time. During the past few days, the political situation in Iraq has been deteriorating. In the beginning, the Takfiri terrorists...
By Fatima Kermalli Beyond gift giving, family dinners, putting up lights and decorating, the true essence of Christmas is celebrated, which is the birth of Jesus. On Dec. 25, across the Christian world, Jesus will be honored for he is...
Wahab ibn Abu Wahab, a Christian, and his wife, also a Christian, were married only a fortnight ago. Having witnessed what went on between Hussain and his foes, they sympathized with Hussain and embraced the Islamic creed at his...
By Jerrmein Abu Shahba Question: Which group is more despised and condemned in the eyes of Allah (SWT)? Those among the people of Bani Israel who worshipped the calf in the absence of Prophet Musa (AS), OR those who killed...
  By Adill Hissan I feel unworthy of writing about this tremendous personality, Al-Hussain. I do not know how to introduce him. How can you really describe consciousness; how can you define honor; how can you explain patience. All such human...
By Yasin T. al-Jibouri FIRM RESOLUTION In the eve of the ninth of Muharram, Imam Hussain gathered all his companions together and said to them, “Whoever remains with me will be killed tomorrow; so, consider this opportunity as Allah-sent and take...
Ayoub University of Toronto Al-Serat, Vol XII (1986) HUMAN history may be seen as a record of the eternal struggle between right and wrong, virtue and vice, good and evil, and righteousness and wickedness. This struggle was decreed by God when Adam,...