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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 [...]

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 [...]

Shias of Kashmir: Socio-Political Dilemmas

    Come Muharram, the month of mourning, Kashmir’s Shia-dominated areas come alive with black banners, and now increasingly, with portraits of religio-political revolutionary leaders [...]

How Shia shrines have changed in Iraq

    The serenity is momentarily broken by a chant of Labaik Ya Hussain (I am at your service Ya Hussain) from a new group of pilgrims who have entered the mausoleum in Karbala in Iraq — [...]

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