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Speaking Truth to Power: The Eloquence of the Prophet’s Granddaughter

Speaking Truth to Power: The Eloquence of the Prophet’s Granddaughter

AHL AL-BAYT – the family of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH),–those bound to him by blood and by marriage, those whom he spoke of in his sermon at Khumm: “And the people of my household, I remind you of Allah with regard to the people of my household! I remind you of Allah with regard to the people of my …

Karbala’: Lessons for the Muslim Community

Karbala’: Lessons for the Muslim Community

The supporters of the theory that there are twelve Imams for the Muslim Ummah believe that the twelfth Imam will be Al-Mahdi. They have been waiting for his emergence for more than twelve hundred years now. We do not know when Al-Mahdi may appear.

Hurting Oneself in `Ashura': Any Basis?

Hurting Oneself in Ashura: Any Basis?

What is the Islamic perspective concerning the acts of the Shiites on the day of `Ashura’? We see them hurting themselves. Does this have any basis in Islam?

How Many Consecutive Days to Fast in Muharram

How Many Consecutive Days to Fast in Muharram?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu waRahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.  All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: It is recommendable to fast as much of the month of Muharram as one can; particularly the 9th, the 10th and the 11th days of it. Added …

12 Fatwas on Ashura and Muharram

12 Fatwas on Ashura and Muharram

It is Muharram; the first month of the Hijri year, one of the sacred months (al-ash-hur al-hurum) and a month that features the great occasion of `Ashura’. In this folder, we answer some of your questions about the status of this month, its fasting and some practices and misconceptions associated with it. …

The Battle of Karbalaa- Read Full Story

Islam has witnessed so many events over the course of  history that entrenched itself deep into our collective conscious. Starting from the political events that followed the Prophet’s death, passing through military conquests and defeats of the different Sultanate dynasties during the middle ages, and ending with the current  role of Islam in our post-modern …



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