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Why Karbala Had to Happen

Why Karbala Had to Happen

Editor’s note: The following are excerpts from “The Lives of the Twelve: A Look at the Social and Political Lives of the Twelve Infallible Imāms (ʿa)” which was written by Shaykh Mahdī Pīshvāʾī and translated by Sayyid Ali Musawi. This is the first book in a...
The Moon of Bani Hashim

The Moon of Bani Hashim

When thinking of the standard bearer of Karbala Abu Faḍl ʿAbbās (ʿa), one thinks of heroism, bravery, dedication, altruism and many more beautiful attributes. He was the younger brother of Imām Ḥusayn (ʿa) and was known amongst people as the Moon of Banī Hāshim, the...
Legacies of Karbala

Legacies of Karbala

The unparalleled personality in the history of mankind, who became the epitome of the resistance against the oppressor, was the iconic figure of Imām Ḥusayn (ʿa), the grandson of the Seal of Prophets (ṣ). He became the global symbol of justice and continues to rock...
Who is Hussain

Who is Hussain

Who is Hussain is a global grassroots organization seeking to build compassionate communities. We aim to achieve this by carrying out meaningful local initiatives seeking to work for the common good and producing thought-provoking written and video content for our...
Karbala Within

Karbala Within

  For the sake of Allah, Imām Ḥusayn (ʿa) strived  Indeed falsehood withered and the truth survived     He fought against the corruption of Islam, so imperative He sacrificed his life, and won the historic narrative   Imām Ḥusayn (ʿa) was brutally...
Bearing The Difficulties Of Life

Bearing The Difficulties Of Life

If we look at people all around the world from the very rich to the very poor, the one thing which we all have in common is that we all go though times of extreme hardship and difficulty. One of the questions that people ask, especially those who are religious, is why...
Day of ʿArafah

Day of ʿArafah

Eid ul-ʿAḍḥā is the celebration that marks the completion of the Ḥajj pilgrimage on the 10th of Dhul Ḥijjah in Mecca. This pilgrimage is an obligatory one upon every able Muslim, where Muslims of every race and color from all over the world unite at the Kaʿbah (the...
Eid ul-Fiṭr

Eid ul-Fiṭr

The word Eid has its origin in the Arabic term ‘awd’ which means to return. In this sense, Eid is the day of man’s return towards his Lord. After passing through the month of Ramaḍān, during which a believer purifies his soul, he may find his original fiṭrah, or...
Why Imām ʿAlī ̇(ʿa)?

Why Imām ʿAlī ̇(ʿa)?

One may ask, what is wilāyah (guardianship)? What does it have to do with me? Why do I need to concern myself with what happened after the death of the Messenger of Allah (ṣ)? Why do I need to follow someone after his death when I can just follow his traditions? ...