Hussain ibn Ali who Muslims revere as the third Imam in the line of divinely appointed Imams or leaders is not only an exemplary guide for the Muslims; but, he is ...

By Dr Bashir A. Datoo The response to the question hinges upon a couple of fundamental distinctions. One distinction is between a battle and a war – the former involves the ...

By Dr Bashir A. Datoo Karbala began with Saqifah.  Prophet Muhammad (s) had just passed away and, while his family was busy with the burial rites, some of his companions met ...

By: Dr. Bashir Datoo  The contemporary world, its socio-political structure and civilizational growth, owe a great measure of gratitude to sacrifice and leadership of a few people of yore who have ...

By: Dr. Hassan Abbas The idea of defiance against tyranny and oppression owes a great deal to Hussain ibne Ali, the hero of the battle of Karbala in 680 AD. With ...

By: Dr.  S. Manzoor Rizvi The purpose of this essay is to share with our fellow human beings, what we consider one of the ultimate and unique sacrifices in the history ...

By Bashir A. Datoo, Ph.D. When Muawiya b. Abi Sufyan, the founder of the Umayyad Dynasty, died and his son Yazid assumed the office through hereditary succession, he demanded a pledge ...