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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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Along with Imam Husain (AS), From Medina to Karbala (1)

 Along with Imam Husain (AS), From Medina to Karbala (1) Salaam and welcome to the first part of our special program for the month of Moharram "Along with Imam Husain (AS) , From Medina to Karbala."

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Along with Imam Husain (AS) from Medina to Karbala (2)

 Along with Imam Husain (AS) from Medina to Karbala (2) Salaam and welcome to the second part of our special feature titled “Along with Imam Husain (AS) from Medina to Karbala”.

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Along with Imam Husain (AS), from Medina to Karbala (3)

Along with Imam Husain (AS), from Medina to Karbala (3) As we said yesterday, after leaving Medina, Imam Husain (AS ) arrived in Mecca, and stayed for four months in this city which houses the sanctuary of God. The news spread throughout Arabia that the grandson of Prophet Mohammad (SAWA) was in Mecca, and as the season for the annual Hajj pilgrimage drew near, more and more people became eager to visit the holy city

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Along with Imam Husain (AS), From Medina to Karbala (4)

Along with Imam Husain (AS), From Medina to Karbala (4) As we said yesterday, Imam Husain (AS) left Mecca and at Tan'im he met a caravan which carried luxury goods and royal robes and gowns. It was a destined for Damascus for the tyrant Yazid Ibn Mu'awiyah from his governor at Yemen.

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Along with Imam Husain (AS), from Medina to Karbala (5)

Along with Imam Husain (AS), from Medina to Karbala (5) Imam Husain (AS) continuing his journey towards Iraq halted at a place called Shiraf, and asked his companions to store more water than is normally needed for the rest of the journey. Suddenly one of his companions said "Allahu Akbar," at what appeared to him palm trees in the far distance.

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The Philosophy of "Ashura"

The Philosophy of In Karbala event we observe, Yazid’s attempt to secure allegiance from Imam Husayane on the one hand, and Kufa’s invitation of Imam Husayn on the other. But the very important and noticeable point is Imam’s criticizing Yazid and his government without considering the aforementioned points. He criticized corruption, cruelty, and venality in Yazid’s system. He encourages biding to honour and probiding to devil. As a matter of fact all the three reasons mentioned were important for Imam to start his reaction against Yazid, but let’s see which of them has been the most influential one!?

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The Psychology of Mourning

The Psychology of Mourning The most important benefits derived from mourning ceremonies are its psychological effects. Most people who take part in mourning gatherings do so with the desire of gaining psychological and emotional benefits.

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The Heirs of Ashura

The Heirs of Ashura Inheritance is something which passes from the owner to the next owner, hisher heir. It could be in the form of material property or wealth, ................

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The Truth About Imam Husain’s Revolution

The Truth About Imam Husain’s Revolution Different phenomena vary as to their realities. Similarly, every uprising or revolt is unique as to the truth/s underlying its eruption [and eventual success or otherwise].

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Heroic Manifestations of Ashura

Heroic Manifestations of Ashura Imam Husayn's refusal to accept the tyrant Yazid's allegiance triggered the Battle of Karbala on the Day of Ashura. Imam Husayn, grandson of Prophet Muhammad, along with his family members and companions, were martyred on the plains of Karbala, and this marks a turning point for Shi'a Muslims.

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History of the Shrine of Imam Husain(as)

History of the Shrine of Imam Husain(as) Unlike any other city, Karbala has its named engraved in the memory of generations, and in the expanse of the Muslim world…

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Like a dove I fly towards you – Visiting Karbala - Part 1

 Like a dove I fly towards you – Visiting Karbala - Part 1 In the summer of 2011 I told my parents that I was going to Karbala, whether it be with a friend, with a group, or on my own. They told me I wouldn’t and that I couldn’t go for fear of my safety. I disregarded this, I was determined to go. After trying everything, I thought I would end up going on my own, until I was referred to a group by a friend of mine. A group of Khojas, which turned out to be the friendliest group of people I had encountered in my whole life.

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Like a dove I fly towards you – Visiting Karbala - Part 2

 Like a dove I fly towards you – Visiting Karbala - Part 2 Something that stayed in my mind throughout the trip was a statement made by Sheikh Panju. He said that those who die in the way of Allah SWT, the martyrs, are not dead in the way we perceive one to be normally dead. In this case these are our Imams. 

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Like a dove I fly towards you – Visiting Karbala - Part 3

Like a dove I fly towards you – Visiting Karbala - Part 3 A highlight for me whilst in Najaf was visiting Ayatollah Sistani in his house. The house he has not left in 5 years due to those who want him dead, and even though he lives 4 minutes away from where Imam Ali (as) is buried, he cannot visit him. After the tight security checks, we sat with his eminence. I was sitting there, ................

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Like a dove I fly towards you – Visiting Karbala - Part 4

 Like a dove I fly towards you – Visiting Karbala - Part 4 As for Karbala.. What can I say? Nothing can do this experience justice. On the day we departed to Karbala, we got off the coach a few hours walk before the harams of Abul Fadel’s (as) and Imam Hussain’s (as) shrines. We took off our shoes, in tribute to Sayeda Zainab, and began our walk, barefoot. 

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Like a dove I fly towards you – Visiting Karbala - Part 5

Like a dove I fly towards you – Visiting Karbala - Part 5 Leaving Karbala was not easy. The wida3. My heart remains there, but not without a reminder on a lesson of detachment. I was going to depart for Dubai, as I would stay in Dubai for 2 days before coming back to London. Once I got to the airport in Baghdad, one of my bags did not arrive with me for me to take to Dubai.. 

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An Introduction to the Book: Nafasal Mahmoom

An Introduction to the Book: Nafasal Mahmoom We introduce a book related to the event of Karbala, as we have been doing in previous years. Initially we are introducing the more famous books as there is a possibility that some of our brothers may not be in touch with these invaluable works. As we proceed, we aim to introduce the early works, which are seldom available in libraries and, if available, do not attract the attention of the visitors. Hopefully, the younger generation may take pains to make these books available to the masses.

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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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Questions Relating to Ashura/Karbala (1)

Questions Relating to Ashura/Karbala (1) Question: Why did Imam Husain (a.s.) take his family with him to Karbala ? He knew that their fate was death. Why did he not leave them and allow them to remain behind or stay in a safe place? Answer: The holy uprising of Imam Husain (a.s.) has two dimensions: 1. Martyrdom. 2. Accomplishing a Mission.

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