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Lady Zaynab (s.a.) in the Day of 'Ashura'

Lady Zaynab (s.a.) in the Day of 'Ashura'

Day of 'Ashura ; the tenth of Muharram,. was unique in its tragedies, misfortunes, and disasters. On that day , the Ahl al-Bayt had to suffer the ever mst horrible adversity of this world. Hence, it is certainly the day of griefs.

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Courage and the Love of God

Courage and the Love of God An historian of the Reformation has written that martyrs never represent the vast majority of believers, but rather are the highest exemplars of religious observance. This rings true to Shi’i sensibilities just as much as it does for Christians in the Anabaptist tradition. Like the martyrs of the Radical Reformation, Imam Husayn offered his life as testimony of a religious vision contrary to the perversions of the teachings and practice of those who held power in religious institutions.

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Arba’een: Reflecting Upon the Imam’s Stand

Arba’een: Reflecting Upon the Imam’s Stand First, we need to understand the nature of philosophical history. It is not the business of philosophy to gather data and narrate events. Philosophy is an intellectual science (Aqli) rather than a narrative science (Naqli).

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Arbaeen of Imam Hossein (A.S)

Arbaeen of Imam Hossein (A.S) Arbaeen Anniversary of Imam Hossein We condolence on the Arbaeen anniversary, marking end of a 40-day mourning period after the martyrdom anniversary of Hazrat Hussein ibn Ali (AS), the third Imam of prophet Mohammad"s (SAWA) infallible household.

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Arbaeen of Imam Hussein (A)

Arbaeen of Imam Hussein (A) Imam Hasan Al-Askari (A) has said: The signs of a believer are five: • Performing fifty-one rakats of salaa daily,

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Arbaeen of Imam Hussein (A)

Arbaeen of Imam Hussein (A) The 40th (Arba’een or Chehlum) marks an important turning point in the movement of Kerbala. This day, which is no less important to the day of Aashura is important for many reasons – the prime being that the Ahlu’l Bayt reached the land of Kerbala on this day and performed the visitation to Sayyid ash-Shuhada Imam Hussain (A) and the loyal family and friends who gave their life for the cause of Islam.

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The Arbaeen of Karbala Myrtyrs

The Arbaeen of Karbala Myrtyrs It is customary to pay tribute to the deceased forty days after his death by doing acts of righteousness on his behalf, by eulogizing him and enumerating his merits. This is done at organized gatherings in order to keep his memory alive just when people's minds start to forget about him and their hearts start to ignore him.

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Arbaeen of Imam Husayn, Ziarat al-Arbaeen with Simple Explanation

 Arbaeen of Imam Husayn, Ziarat al-Arbaeen with Simple Explanation What follows in this piece is a brief look at the “Arba‘een” [the commemoration of 40 days after the tragic events of Karbala] of Imam al-Husayn, peace be upon him. The article concludes with the Arabic text of Ziyarat Arba‘een with full English translation and a brief exposition on certain passages of this powerful and moving visitation. Insha-Allah, a more comprehensive understanding of this ziyarat will be presented in the future.

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Arbaeen of Imam Hussein (as); A Qestion and Its Answer

Arbaeen of Imam Hussein (as); A Qestion and Its Answer Imam Hasan Al-Askari (A) has said: The signs of a believer are five: • Performing fifty-one rakats of salaa daily, • Reciting Ziyarah of Arba'een, • Wearing a ring in the right hand, • Placing the forehead on dust [during sajda], and • Saying "Bismillah al-rahman al-rahim" aloud in salaa." al-a'mal, p. 589, as stated [by Ibn Tawus]

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Significance of Arbaeen and the Performance of the Ziyarat of Arba'een and Jabir' s Narration

Significance of Arbaeen and the Performance of the Ziyarat of Arba'een and Jabir' s Narration Imam Hasan Al-Askari (a.s.) includes the performance of Ziyarat-e-Arba’een as one of the five marks for a believer, in addition to reciting 51 raka of sala, audible recitation of Bismillah, wearing a ring on one’s right hand, and doing sajda on dust.  (This hadith has been narrated by Sheikh Tusi in the book Tahthib).

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The Tragedy of Karbala - Part I

The Tragedy of Karbala - Part I Introduction The Commemoration of Imam Hussains ( as ) has been observed by the followers of Ahl al Bayt ( members of the House of the Prophet ( saw ) ) for centuries; yet many Muslims resent it, thinking that this would divide or increase the division of the Muslims. To my understanding this argument is unsound for the following reasons :-

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Karbala Revitalized the True Islamic Spirit

Karbala Revitalized the True Islamic Spirit Events leading to the martyrdom of Imam Hussain and his family have great significance in the history of Islam. As one poet wrote on these events:

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Karbala Revitalized the True Islamic Spirit

Karbala Revitalized the True Islamic Spirit Imam Husain (a.s.): “Indeed, I did not revolt (against the tyrannical regime of Bani-Omayya) joyfully, arrogantly, to be an oppressor or a corrupted one, rather, I revolted persuading the reformation of the Islamic Ummah of my grandfather, the Prophet”.

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Karbala Revitalized the True Islamic Spirit

Karbala Revitalized the True Islamic Spirit Events leading to the martyrdom of Imam Hussain and his family have great significance in the history of Islam. As one poet wrote on these events:

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The Great Martyrs of Karbala

The Great Martyrs of Karbala This poem, in its marvelous style of question and answer, conveys much of the dramatic events and the feelings a pious Muslim experiences when thinking of the martyrdom of the Prophet's beloved grandson at the hands of the Umayyad troops.

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Our Hussain (a.s), Mourning him and his Karbala

Our Hussain (a.s), Mourning him and his Karbala It is accepted to the Islamic nation, due to the finality of the Prophethood and its particular concerns, that the holy prophet (s.a.w) had the knowledge about the wars, trials and that which happened to his family-house hold, their progeny, and relatives, more or less, of the enormous tragedies, of the dark surprises of time, of the hard events, wide killings, and to whatever else that has entered on them from torture, trickery, ill-treatment, capture and imprisonment.

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What do you know about Karbala?

What do you know about Karbala?

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What Happen When Ahl-e-Bait Came Back in Madina?

What Happen When Ahl-e-Bait Came Back in Madina? Al-Sajjad (‘a) had no choice except to leave Karbala’ and set forth to Medina after having stayed there for three days. It was too much for him to see how his aunts and the other women, as well as the children, were all crying day and night while visiting one grave after another.

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The Captives Taken To Syria

The Captives Taken To Syria Ibn Ziyad sent a messenger to Yazid to inform him that al-Husayn (‘a) and those in his company were killed, that his children were in Kufa, and that he was waiting for his orders as to what to do with them. In his answer, Yazid ordered him to send them and the severed heads to him. 1

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The Tragedy of Kerbala - Part II - Imam Hussain's Martyrdom

The Tragedy of Kerbala - Part II - Imam Hussain's Martyrdom Al Husayn, the blessings of God be on him, set out from Mecca to Iraq on the day of Muslim's (attempted) rising in Kufa, that is the day of Tarwiya, after staying in Mecca for the rest of Shaban, the month of Ramadhan, Shawwal and Dhu al Qada and eight days of Dhu- al-Hijja in the year 60 A.H. (680).

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