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 ruled the Islamic empire with...
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 them all. It is remarkable...
“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 particular, must learn a lesson...
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 first day by the eye...
By: Mr. Ali Al- Qadumi MANAMA, Bahrain: I was walking with Youssef Gaigi, a friend of mine, past a Pakistani in Dubai in late February 2005. I saw some guys hitting their chests and chanting and I wondered what was...
These are Shias observing Ashura in Pakistan a couple years ago. They are taking cover because they are under gunfire attack by their ‘fellow’ Muslims. Every year, scores of people are killed for observing Ashura, violence which to me...
Long Banned Ritual Marks a Public Revival By Mr. Anthony Shadid Washington Post Foreign Service Wednesday, April 16, 2003: Page A01 BAGHDAD, April 15 — Like the soulful drumbeat of a funeral procession, hundreds of Shiite Muslim men swung their arms to heaven...
By Mr. Sami Jumaili KARBALA, Iraq (Reuters) - The Iraqi holy city of Karbala was shrouded in black on Wednesday as hundreds of thousands of Shi’ite pilgrims converged to mourn the death of the Prophet Mohammad’s grandson here 1,300 years...
By Mr. Michael Muhammad Knight Michael Muhammad Knight is an American novelist, essayist, and journalist. His writings are popular among American Muslim youth. Within the American Muslim community, he has earned a reputation as an ostentatious cultural provocateur. He obtained a...
The writer caused a row by confirming that Prophet Jesus prophesied the appearance of Imam Hussain. He argues that “I am a Christian but call on humanity to follow the holiness of Imam Hussain as he is the conscience...