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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 [...]

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 [...]

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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