One significant role of Islamic seminaries was the rise of knowledgeable and pious Shi‘a scholars.
This paper analyzes motivations and experiences of foot-pilgrims in their journey to Karbala(Iraq) during the Arbaeen pilgrimage. The study deploys an interpretivist paradigm consisting of a phenomenological approach and...
Why is there such a fervent desire for millions to flock to what would have been an otherwise unknown land and for millions to journey there by foot from all parts of...
Recently a very disturbing and confusing video has been forwarded to me showing a public speaker who calls the walk a carnival and an innovation similar to Salat-al- Tarawih. He said this is an innovation which has...
Prophets (as) and Imams (as) are the vivid examples and leaders that true Mu’mins (believers) should practically follow and not just worship. The example of Imam Hussain (as) is the lesson of uprising against tyranny and...
Pakistan’s President, Arif Alvi has said that the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (may Allah be pleased with him) is a lesson for everyone to never refrain from fighting against terrorism, extremism and intolerant ideology and...
Millions of Iranians hold mourning processions across the country on Ashura, which marks the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH), the third Shia Imam...
The edited volume "Beyond Karbala: New Approaches to Shiʿi Materiality" (working title) seeks out to explore materially expressed Shiism, with a renewed focus on non-ʿAshūrāʾ rituals, practices and objects...
It’s not the Muslim Hajj, or the Hindu Kumbh Mela.. Known as Arbaeen, it is the world’s most populous gathering and you’ve probably never heard of it...
What practical lessons do we as a community take from Lady Zaynab immense contribution to humanity? How well do we appreciate the monumental impact she made on the establishment of our faith and the implications that may have on our lives today...