Lessons from the Tragedy of Karbala

October 29, 2015

By: M.K The tragedy of Karbala left the Islamic World with valuable lessons to reflect upon. The battle in Karbala took place in 60 Hijri when Imam Hussain (a.s) and his followers sacrificed everything they possessed dear for the sole sake of God. The opposing party, namely the Umayyads with the tyrant ruler, Yazid shed […]

Imam Ali Ibn Al Hussain, Zainul Abedeen (a.s) – A Brief Biographical & Historical Overview

October 28, 2015

The Shi’ite Imam, Ali Ibn Al Hussain Zainul Abedeen (a.s) was born on 5th Shabaan (year 38 of Hijra) to Imam Hussain (a.s), the third Shi’ite Imam and Shahr Bano, the daughter of King Yazdjerd III who was the last Sasanid persian emperor. Imam Zainul Abedeen’s (a.s) first two years of infancy were spent in […]

Hadiths: (1) Lamentation for Imam Hussain (a.s)- (2) Words of wisdom by Imam Hussain (a.s)

October 22, 2015

By: M.K (1) The sacred significance of Imam Hussain (a.s) has been mentioned in many hadith, some of which will be explored in the following article. The Holy Prophet (s) has said that, “Those people from amongst my ummah, who memorize forty traditions pertaining to those issues of religion, which they are in need of, […]

Imam Hussain (a.s) – A Brief Biographical & Historical Overview

October 21, 2015

Born on the 3rd of Shabaan (10.1.626 AD), Hussain (a.s) was Lady Fatima’s (a.s) and Ali Ibn Abi Talib’s (a.s) second son, and Holy Prophet’s (s) second grandson. Hussain (a.s) was therefore Shi’ite sect’s third Imam. He belonged to a family that the Prophet (s) honored by the name of “Ahlul-bayt” (people of Prophet’s house). […]

Ambassador of Justice: Lady Zainab Bint Ali

October 20, 2015

Breaking fear and tyranny (Lessons from Imam Al-Hussein – 2) By: Hussein Al-Rumaithi It is often believed that during calamities and hardships men are the ones that hold their emotions and help others adopt to the process of healing, which can be very traumatic and emotional. It is believed that men are able to make […]

Being a Freeman/woman

October 18, 2015

Lessons from Imam Al-Hussein – 1 By: Hussein Al-Rumaithi These days are the anniversary of Imam Al-Hussein’s martyrdom along with his family members and companions during the Battle of Karbala, as millions of Shia Muslims around the world mourn and commemorate this occasion in various forms and ways. There are thousands of lessons and ideals, […]

Benefits of Istigfaar (Seeking Forgiveness) from Allah Almighty

October 15, 2015

By: M.K. As discussed in last week’s article, seeking forgiveness from The Ever Merciful Allah not only sheds away our sins but also opens door of His mercy in all aspects of a believer’s life. In this article, further elaboration will be provided on the types of benefits one can attain from regular performance of […]

Tasbih-e-Lady Fatima Zehra (a.s) Recitation Benefits

October 14, 2015

By: M.K. In the Islamic religion and particularly among Shias of Ahlul Bayt (a.s), reciting tasbih of Lady Fatima Zehra (a.s) has been given significant importance by both the infalliable Imams (a.s) as well as the Shi’ite jurists. This tasbih is in essence, a worship act that is simple, short yet powerful for the reciter. […]

Islamic prospective on Right to Bear Arms

October 12, 2015

  Legitimacy & Containment By: Hussein Al-Rumaithi The topic of bearing arms in its most contemporary use and understanding has triggered ingoing discussions, about limitations, entitlement, safety, containment and persecution. According to the second amendment of the United States constitutions, the right to own and bear arms has been granted to citizens for personal use […]

Istighfaar (Seeking Forgiveness)

October 9, 2015

By: M.K. Istighfaar refers to seeking forgiveness from Allah Almighty for sins committed. When we repent, we are giving up our sins and this repentance expresses our regret for sins committed in the best way. Holy Quran says, “Turn to Allah, O believers, that you may be successful” (24:31). It is a common practice among […]

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