Through his perseverance, resistance, lack of submission, and delivery of fiery sermons in Kufah and Damascus, Imam al-Sajjad (ʿa) was able to turn the public opinion against Yazīd and turn a formerly safe environment in to an unsafe one for the...Read More »
Ashura: Uprising as Struggle for Justice to Uphold Humanity
Ashura has always been a school where the character of a man has been tested and developed and Imam Hussein (A.S) has been the greatest teacher of humanity in this school....Read More »
Main Causes of Imam Husayn’s (A.S) Uprising
Truly speaking if we wish to find out the causes of the rising of the Imam we shall have to make a search for its preliminaries during a period of at least thirty years preceding that time, because about thirty years after the...Read More »
The Critical Role of Women in Karbala
Regarding the tragedy of Ashura, one of the questions that arises is why Imam Husayn (a), knowing that he would have become martyr along with his companions, brought his family with him and what the role of the...Read More »
Why is the Uprising of Ashura Different from all the Uprisings and Movements of the World?
We need to read between the lines, and carefully ponder over the life story of Hussain ibn-Ali (a.s.). Many have risen up in the world; they have had a leader, and they were also....Read More »
Where and When Did Mourning for Imam Husayn (A.S.) Start First?
When we look at the lives of the Holy Prophet (S) and the Imams (A.S.), not only we do not see anything about mourning and lamentation but there are evidence and sayings prohibiting such acts. For...Read More »
Imam Khomeini (ra) and the Culture of Ashura
Ashura is the inspiration behind the fervent Revolution which is the greatest event of contemporary history, and which took place under the guidance of the great Ashuraic leader of our times, Imam Khomeini (R), for establishing a society based upon the...Read More »
What Is the Reason for Mourning for Imam Husayn (A.S)?
The Infallible Imams (a.s.) have greatly emphasized over reviving the event of Karbala and the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (a.s.) so that the future generations may benefit from the lessons that this great event....Read More »
The Authenticity of Ziyarat ʿĀshūrāʾ
The version of the ziyārat that Sayyid al-Zanjānī speaks to, and that is found in by Shaykh ʿAbbās al-Qummī’s Mafātīh al-Jinān, is originally cited in Shaykh al-Ṭūsī’s compilation of prayers, entitled Miṣbāḥ.....Read More »
The Qur’an in the Words of Imam Sajjad (as)
Imam Ali ibn al-Husayn was a living embodiment of ‘Ashura as he witnessed his father, brothers, and companions cruelly massacred on the plains of Karbala. While having to live in such sorrow, the Imam lived through a difficult era as he strove to...Read More »