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...
Interview with Dr. Paul Joseph al-Hilw A Christian scholar Doctor Paul Joseph al-Hilw, is a Christian academic who specializes in the study of human societies and their traditions and customs, he is a Lebanese Maronite. He has been a professor and...
By Prof. Annemarie Schimmel Harvard University Professor Emerita of Indo-Muslim culture in the department of Near Eastern language and civilizations, died on Sunday, January 26, in a hospital in Bonn, Germany, at the age of 80. Professor Schimmel, a world-renowned scholar...
By Dr. Syed Manzoor Rizvi   Success is synonymous with struggle and sacrifice. One cannot simply attain the goal of his or her life without struggle and sacrifice. And with these two traits, one can then become a Muhammad Ali, a...
By Dr. Hassan Abbas Dr. Hassan Abbas is a senior Advisor at the Asia Society and the editor of Watandost blog. He is based in Washington D.C. He is terrified orator and has written two books. The idea of defiance against...