One of the methods that the Imams used to keep the memory of the rise of Ashura alive was arranging gatherings for crying and mourning and making others cry for the tragic incidents that took place in Karbala and reminding people of those incidents on appropriate occasions....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 »
Is there any Reason for the Permissibility of Chest Beating and Self-Hitting?
Why some Muslims beat their chest and hit themselves during Muharram? Isn't it haram to hit or hurt yourself? Do we have any example for the Prophet doing this? Did any Imams hit....Read More »
Imam Khomeini’s Instructions Regarding Mourning for Imam Husayn (A.S)
Some youth who do not have bad intentions, believe that we now need to speak the language of the day, when the truth is that the words of Imam Hussain (as) are the words of the..Read More »
Answering the Jurisprudential-Theological Doubts of Mourning
Even in the Sunnī sources there are permissible for crying. Where is this order followed in these Sunnī circles? Only a dry Wahhabī tendency has such views and problems, not the majority of Sunnīs whose proofs are....Read More »
Honouring Imam Hussain(a); Carving a Tunnel of Hope through the Great Mountain of Despair
Honouring Imam Hussain (a) is not to sink into the abyss of melancholy, but rather to engage in “carving a tunnel of hope through the great mountain of...Read More »
Was the Movement of Karbala a Political Struggle?
What is meant by this is whether the sacrifices of Imam al-Hussain (a) was a power struggle between two rival households, each seeking legitimacy and authority over the other. It is advanced by some, including Muslims, that Imam al-Hussain (a) sought leadership, and this was the...Read More »
Religion, Ideology and Discourse: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Majlis-e-Hussain
This paper intends to examine religious ideology and discourse conventions of majlis-e-Hussain; i.e. the speech to commemorate the martyrdom of Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Mohammad; from a...Read More »
What Is the Philosophy of Imam Hussain’s Azadari according to Ayatollah Sistani?
There is no doubt that the tragedy of Kerbala, when ascribed to the killers, is a criminal and terrible act. However when ascribed to Husain (A) himself, it represents a conscious confrontation and a...Read More »
The History and Philosophy of Aza’ of Imam Hussain (a)
It is our duty to deliver Imam Husayn's message to the indigenous population of the country we live in. We can succeed in this only if we ourselves appear to be true followers of Imam in all our interaction with...Read More »