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Why Al-Hussein Took His Family to Karbalaa'

Why Did Imam Al-Hussein Take His Family to Karbala?

Why did Al-Hussein (may Allah be pleased with him) take his family in his expedition to Kufah? Was not he exposing his household to danger and risking their safety and life unnecessarily? This question is raised from time to time, especially on Muharram 10, the anniversary of the tragedy of Karbala. On that sad day, the grandson of Prophet …

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?

The Day of Ashura - Celebrating Moses or Mourning Hussein?

Ashura - Celebrating Moses or Mourning Hussein?

The fasting on the day of Ashura was made obligatory even before Ramadan; it was made obligatory in the first year after the hijrah, and everybody had to fast the first year. Then Allah revealed Ramadan, so Ramadan became obligatory, and the next year, Muharram became recommended and not obligatory.

The Massacre of Karbala': A Historical Analysis

A journey back in history to revisit one of the most controversial and misconstrued events in Islamic history: the massacre of Karbala. Are Sunnis ‘on the side of Yazid’ or ‘on the side of Al-Husain’? Who is to blame for the death of Al-Husain? Should we curse Yazid? Join Dr. Yasir Qadhi as he analyzes …

What Really Happened in Karbala?

What Really Happened in Karbala?

Tragedy of Karbala marks the greatest shameful tragic day in Islamic history, when the blood of the noble people of God was shed in this merciless slaughter. No doubt that Imam Al-Hussain, by giving his life, was teaching Muslim generations to come…

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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