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A Stand Against Oppression

Imam Hussain’s sacrifice was a moral stand against oppression. Instead of pledging allegiance to the tyrant of the time, Yazid Ibn Mu’awiya, he chose to take a stand against him, and was forced to lea…

Quote about Imam Hussain (A.S)

A quote about Imam Hussain by Edward Gibbon, an English historian and a member of parliament: “In the history of Islam, the life of Hussain stands unique, unapproached, and unapproachable by anyone. W…

Ashura Around the World 2016

Muslims around the world commemorate Ashura, the martyrdom anniversary of the grandson of Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him), Imam Hussain. Ashura was the day Imam Hussain and 72 of his companions g…

A Stand Against Oppression

Imam Hussein’s sacrifice was a moral stand against oppression. Instead of pledging allegiance to the tyrant of the time, Yazid Ibn Mu’awiya, he chose to take a stand against him, and was forced to lea…

When is Ashura 2017?

This year, Ashura will fall on Friday, September 29th, 2017. This day marks the tenth day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar. On this day, Imam Hussain (AS) was martyred, along with 72 of his compani…

Why do Shia’s weep for Imam Hussain (AS)?

“…Weeping for Imam Hussain (A) means perpetuation of his uprising and maintaining the fact that even a small number could stand up against a great empire. Imam Hussain’s decree is that: “Every d…

When is Ashura 2016?

Ashura will fall on Wednesday, October 12th 2016. This day marks the tenth day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar. On this day, Imam Hussain (AS) was martyred, along with 72 of his companions, in the…

What is Ashura?

The day of Ashura is observed by Muslims all over the world to mourn the brutal killing of Prophet Muhammed (SAW)’s grandson, Imam Hussein (AS), and his family. It is an Arabic word that literally mea…