a large number of Muslims would try this year to commemorate the massively popular event, which is based upon the Shi’ite culture, remotely and following the health protocols, including the symbolic pilgrimage via the social networks and mass media, in the hope of holding a more magnificent procession in 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 »
The Importance and Philosophy of Mourning for Imam Hussein (A.S)
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 »
Prophecies Regarding the Tragedy of Karbala from Ancient Books
As much great an event is, as much it is worthy of mention. A great proof of the importance of the tragedy of Karbala’ is also that not only the humans, jinns and angels have kept its remembrance alive, the Lord Creator of the Universe has continuously mentioned it in...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 »