History Lessons from Karbala

History Lessons from Karbala
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 tyranny and oppression owes a great deal to Husain ...
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Imam Hussein at Ashura: Victory in Defeat

Imam Hussein at Ashura:  Victory in Defeat
By Hujjattul-Islam Hashemi Rafsanji Former President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ashura and the Martyrdom of Imam Hussein is perhaps one of the most outstanding incidents of the history of Islam. The importance of the occasion does not seem so much from the incident itself, but from its significance ...
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General – How True They Are

General – How True They Are
“A FREE-BORN PEOPLE ARE NOT REQUIRED TO SUBMIT TO TYRANNY.” Citizens of Marlborough MA 1774 “GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH.” Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775 “WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS TO BE SELF-EVIDENT: THAT ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL; THAT THEY ARE ENDOWED BY THEIR CREATOR WITH CERTAIN INALIENABLE ...
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Al-Husain’s Noble Manners,High Attainments And Precious Sayings

Al-Husain’s Noble Manners,High Attainments And Precious Sayings
EXPOSITION OF THE HADITH OF MINA Translated from the Persian by Dr. Hamid Algar Dr. Hamid Algar, is British-American Professor Emeritus of Persian studies at the University of California, Berkeley. B.A. from Trinity College, Cambridge, U.K. Ph.D. from Cambridge University, Cambridge, U.K. He is a prolific write. He has written ...
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A CHARTER FOR THE ENTIRE HUMANITY

A CHARTER FOR  THE ENTIRE HUMANITY
By Mr. Husain A. Rahim The progress of mankind has to a great extent been achieved by the sufferings of and sacrifices made by great and noble souls. Their insight into the higher laws and their realization of the Divine purposes. Their distresses and feelings for the suffering humanity and ...
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The Triumph of Imam Husain (A.S.)

The Triumph of Imam Husain (A.S.)
By Dr. Khalid Sheldrake Islam gave to the world the wonderful spirit of Tolerance and democracy at a time when empires were tearing one another to pieces and force and hatred were the order of the day, and love and brotherhood had disappeared from the world. Muslims were united into ...
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THE MARTYRDOM OF KERBALA

THE MARTYRDOM OF KERBALA
By M.M. Dungersi Ph.D. It is a paradox of history that the decisions and actions of great and noble personalities are least understood by their contemporaries. Whereas their enemies discard them as faulty and therefore gratuitous, the friends are stunned, not knowing what to make of such actions, apparently appearing ...
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WHY DO WE COMMEMORATE IMAM HUSSAIN?

WHY DO WE COMMEMORATE IMAM HUSSAIN?
By Dr. Mahmoud Ayoub Human history can be seen either as a purposeful process of events having a meaningful beginning and end or as a meaningless flow of events having no purpose or end and depending on a blind and incomprehensible fate. From an Islamic point of view history is ...
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Karbala in Current Context

Karbala in Current Context
By Mr. Mahdi Masud Never in recent history has the Islamic world faced challenges of a magnitude it faces today. Islamic assertion has been identified as the main threat to western hegemony following the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the bipolar world. Understandable resentment and anger ...
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