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Syeda Khawla AS and the caravan of captives from Kufa to Shaam

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16-September-2020

  After the battle of Karbala Prophet Mohammed’s (pbuh) surviving family members were made captives, tortured, chained and were taken to the city of Kufa to be presented to tyrant king [...]

Thehri massacre: Shi’a Genocide has roots in Porto Deobandi Wahhabi movements of 200 years ago

  The Therhi Massacre was a mass genocide that occurred on 6 June 1963 in Thehri, Sindh, Pakistan. 118 Shia Muslims were killed. Although it was not the first incident of violence against [...]

Syed Ahmad Barelvi and his Jihad movement

  Original Urdu article: Dr. Mubarak Ali, “Almiyah-e-Tarikh”, Chapter 11, pp.107-121, Fiction House, Lahore (2012). Translated by: Rabia Aslam, Today’s Point Online, August 27, 2020.   [...]

میانمار: ڈیڑھ سو برس قدیم امام بارگاہ جس کی نگہبانی بدھ مت کو ماننے والے کرتے ہیں

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01-September-2020

  میانمار کے قدیم شہر عماراپورا میں واقع ڈیڑھ سو برس قدیم امام بارگاہ کی نگہبانی ایک بُدھ مت مذہب کا پیروکار خاندان کر رہا ہے۔ یہ خاندان چار نسلوں سے اس امام بارگاہ کا متولی ہے۔ اِن کا رہن سہن [...]

Anti-Shia rhetoric has its genesis in anti-Semitic discourse

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31-August-2020

  The worst bigotry against Shia Muslims is justified by fusing it with bigotry against the Jewish people. These polemics involve an apologist narrative that seeks to deny, dismiss and [...]

The uprising of Ashura and responses to doubts – Part 2

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27-August-2020

    Imam al-Husayn (as), the Leader of the Youths of Paradise One of Imam al-Hasan and Imam al-Husayn’s (as) exclusive virtues, according to authentic hadiths,  which have been [...]

The uprising of Ashura and responses to doubts – Part 1

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25-August-2020

Note: For Muharrum 1442 World Shia Forum will be publishing a special series clarifying doubts and criticisms with historic and academic references. With thanks to the hard work by the Ahly Bayt [...]

The history of Muharram Processions in Trinidad

  The #Muharram processions in Trinidad and Tobago was originally brought over by South Asian indentures labourers who were taken there to work on the sugar plantations during British rule. [...]

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