Reflections on the pilgrimage of LOVE
Physically exhausting, yet spiritually uplifting, are the words to describe the anniversary of 40 days after the martyrdom of Imam Husayn(a). It is dubbed 'the world's largest peaceful gathering'. But peaceful isn't the only word I'd use to describe the e

World's Biggest Pilgrimage Now Underway, And Why You've Never Heard of it!
Arbaeen - the world's most populous gathering and you've probably never heard of it! Not only does the congregation exceed the number of visitors to Mecca (by a factor of five, in fact), it is more significant than Kumbh Mela, since the latter is only hel

In the Bazzar of Sham
Easy, O' hurrying steps Watch out for you may step on the tear drops of the Beloveds of Allah....

Injustice against the Courageous Daughters of Islam
Like her mother, Lady Zainab was born into a household blooming with the choicest blessings of the Almighty. They both had the greatest of upbringings - one by the Prophet and Lady Khadija, the other by Imam Ali and Lady Fatima (peace be upon them all). T

The Women of Karbala: Keeping Imam Hussain's Message Alive
The women present at the Battle of Ashura in Karbala, Iraq, in 61 AH were entrusted with a special mission: to keep Imam Hussain's (peace be upon him) message alive. Under the guidance of Imam Zainul Abideen and the leadership of Lady Zainab (peace be upo

The Story of al-Arba'in (40th Day after the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (AS))
The moon was almost setting, casting its dying rays on the waters of the rivulet Al Quma and the few tents that were pitched on its banks. Beside these tents, there were a few graves, which were scattered over some distance, providing the only landscape,

ZAINAB speaks in the darbar of Yazid bin Mu'awiyah
When Yazid bin Mu'awiyah openly rejected the Prophethood and started abusing the Holy Family in his court, Zaynab bin Ali, the courageous daughter of a courageous father, stood up and gave a very moving speech in response to Yazid's statements.