Author: Mohammadh

Lessons of the events of Karbala

Imam Hussein (AS) had shown by his acts and speeches during the events of Karbala that this conflict was much more universal in nature, and that he knew he was going to live forever after his martyrdom. The following is a list of five lessons that each individual can learn from the events of Karbala and Imam Hussein’s (AS) path: It teaches the parents how to love and cherish their children – however, when the time of sacrifice, the parent comes is in the forefront to sacrifice his/her child for the right cause. It teaches men and women how...

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Hadiths about Imam Hussein (AS) – Part 3

The following is the third part of a collection of hadiths about the third Imam of Shia Muslims, Imam Hussein (AS), who is also the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Twenty Years of Weeping! Imam Sadiq (AS) said: `As for A’li Ibn al‑Hussain (AS), he cried over Hussain (AS) for twenty years (after the tragedy of Karbala); never would any food be placed before him except that he would begin to weep. Bihar al Anwar, vol 46, pg. 108. The Etiquette of Mourning Imam Sadiq (AS) said: When Ibrahim, the son of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) died, tears filled...

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Arbaeen pilgrimage: a symbol of unity among Muslims

The Arbaeen pilgrimage is one of the world’s greatest events which gathers millions of people from all around the world to Iraq’s Karbala, where Imam Hussein (AS) is buried. The event has all the elements of a news story like significance, wonder, freshness, and involvement. Such unique traits make the religious commemoration a considerable matter in news and media terms. The Arbaeen has an important role in the duration of Ashura. If it was not for the narrative role of Hazrat Zaynab, the sister of Imam Hussein (AS), played from Ashura, the day of Imam Hussein’s (AS) martyrdom, to...

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