Ashura - A Day Like No Other The sky had turned crimson red... While the time was in the early hours of the afternoon, the sun looked like it was about to set...It was really hard to focus on any particular section of the plains of 'Naynawa'. At the same time it was difficult to look away. The scene wasn't just shocking.. It was nauseating... I always knew that man could be cruel... But this..?!
Imam Hussain's Revolution: Reasons and Motives All those who are familiar with the Imam's life do certainly realize that his role in serving Islam had started very early in his life. He has contributed to the rising Islamic movement when he was a boy, and played a significant role, when his father was the Commander of the faithful, taking part in all three wars that his father fought along with the rest of the faithful companions and followers. . .
Karbala: The Everlasting Stand What you are about to read is a story of a great man whose uprising has no like in the annals of history. A revolution with goals most sublime, a victory most profound and at its core a pronouncement of reform over conquest. The story of Imam Hussain, the grandson of the Prophet of Islam, and his 'everlasting stand'. . .
Karbala: A Revolution of Hearts and Minds "Let the mourning congregations for the Master of the Oppressed and the Lord of the Free - congregations in which wisdom and intellect overcome ignorance, justice overpowers cruelty and oppression, trust rules out treason, and Islamic rule supersedes the rule of tyranny - be held with grandeur, eminence, and brilliance. And let the blood-smeared banners of Ashura be hoisted to mark the dawn of the day where the oppressed avenge the oppressor. Our sons and youth . . ."
The Impact of the Day of Ashura on the Muslim Ummah Imam Husain (a), his family and his companions set a sublime example of human resistance against oppression and injustice for the Muslim Ummah and all other mankind. Up to the present day, one hears with a mixture of wonder, sorrow, and admiration of the tales of indomitable courage, generous self-sacrifice and unlimited patience in severe hardships for the attainment of a . . .
In the Footsteps of the Righteous For Muslims today, Karbala symbolises the realignment of our life compass. The message of the grandson of the Prophet asks us turn introspectively, into our own selves, and to question our hearts about the reality of faith. Is religion a mere set of empty rituals devoid of true life and essence? Are we similar to the Kufans (those who betrayed Husayn) such as to attest. . .
KARBALA: Keeping the message alive It's a day like any other. You are walking or driving down the street, when suddenly you see the road ahead is closed. On the other side of the steel barriers, you see a long procession of people surging past dressed in unusual clothes, shouting strange words, waving banners covered in unfamiliar writing. As you get closer, drums. . .
Significance of Arba'een and the Performance of the Ziyarat of Arba'een Why forty days? Because the number 40 holds tremendous spiritual significance in the realm of transformation. Jesus wandered in the desert for forty days in order to experience purification and come to a greater understanding of himself and his mission. Moses and his people traveled through the desert for forty years before arriving at their home in the holy land. . .