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Non-fiction: Pakistan’s Shia Dynamics – by Ammar Ali Qureshi

  Shias in Pakistan reputedly account for about 20 percent of the population — or 42 million out of the population of 210 million — making it the second largest Shia population in the world [...]

Representative Ilhan Omar’s Disappointing vote against recognizing the Armenian Genocide

“U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar, who has positioned herself as a critic of imperialism, an opponent of tyranny and a defender of the oppressed, has disappointed many by her recent stance on [...]

Arbaeen marks the Zenith of the Revolution of Ashura

    In His Name, the Most High1 Peace be upon the intimate friend of God and His beloved! Peace be upon the close friend of God and His confidant! Peace be upon the choicest confidant [...]

There was no Stampede in Karbala on Ashura

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11-September-2019

There seems to be a persistent effort to portray the tragic death of Zaireen as a “stampede”. Regardless of whether a structure collapsed or not, we simply cannot absolve management for their [...]

Muharram in the 19th century: Indian paintings, British imagination

    Muharram is the first month of the Muslim calendar, but not one to celebrate — rather, it is a month of mourning, observed in particular by Shias worldwide. It commemorates the [...]

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