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...
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...
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...
Iranians are holding mourning rituals nationwide to mark the anniversaries of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)’s passing as well as the martyrdom of his grandson, Imam Hassan (PBUH), the...
All Maraj' (Shia Scholars) support Azadari and consider it to be a corner stone of Shia Islam .Some anti-Islam ,internal and external forces present the Fatawa (verdicts) and opinions of Maraji' Izam (Shia Scholars) with distortion and...
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...
With the advent of the blessed month of Muharram and the new year for Muslims Ayatollah Sayed Fadel Milani highlighted the importance of Azadari in the West and in particular the virtue and principles of Imam Hussain (as), martyred Grandson of the Holy...
Hurting any part of the body through hitting it, or uncontrollable wailing during a tragedy are practices of the Era of Ignorance (Jahiliyya); both the Qur'an and...
Is tatbir permissible in Shia sources for Imam Hussain's (p.b.u.h mourning?