The history and evolution of Muharram’s mourning ceremonies in India – Aamir Hussaini

    I started this translation a year ago, I thought I would complete it in a few days, but in the meanwhile, I was affected by various diseases, and the wave of unemployment during the [...]

Imam Ali’s death was total distinction of Allah’s light – Shah Abdul Aziz

  Young modern political Islamist either from Salafi Sunni sect or from Deobandi Hanafi Sunni sect, either they are from Jamat-e-Islami or from other similar tendencies, they all try to show [...]

یومِ شہادتِ علیؑ، قائد اعظم محمد علی جناح، اور تکفیری علما – حمزہ ابراہیم

    اکیس رمضان کو برصغیر میں حضرت علیؑ کرم اللہ وجہہ کی شہادت کی مناسبت سے یومِ علیؑ کے طور پر سوگ کا دن سمجھا جاتا ہے۔  1944 میں مہاتما گاندھی قائد اعظم سے مذاکرات کرنے بمبئی آ ئے تو قائد اعظم [...]

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 [...]

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