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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 [...]

Karbala and the cultural articulation

      Sochta hun bana hi daloon mein Ik firqa udas logon ka How appropriate is this verse to Pakistan’s prevailing situation? When Prof Iqbal Shahid recited it in his usual style, [...]

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 [...]

Jais raids Shia Muslim event at Gombak, arrests 23

    PETALING JAYA: Twenty-three people, including women and children, were arrested by Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) officers at a Shia centre at Gombak last night. The [...]

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