Ashura and the Martyrdom of Imam Hussain 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 regarding...
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...
By Mr. Hussain 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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
By Dr. Begum Fatima Shahnaz In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Compassionate, the Wise: As-Salaamun-alaikum! I would like to address the philosophical essence of the ‘Quintessential Karbala,’ or the Pledge of Allegiance made by Imam Hussain and members of...
By Dr. Peter Chelkowski Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies New York University, N.Y. Dr. Peter Chelkowski, Ph.D 1968-9 Persian, Tehran; Postgraduate 1959-1962 History and Islamic Studies, London M.A. 1958 Oriental Philosophy, Jagiellonian Cracow. Three years ago, I have said that in...
By Dr. (Father) Elias D. Mallon Dr. Elias Mallon, an ordained member of the Society of the Atonement, is a former Director of the Gray moor Ecumenical and Interreligious Institute in New York City. Currently, Dr. Mallon is the Interim...