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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 [...]

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 — [...]

وہب کلبی – نور درویش

کربلا میں ہر برس عاشور اور اربعین پر مسیحیوں کے کئی قافلے آتے ہیں۔ ہاتھوں مں صلیب تھامے، عجز و انکساری کے ساتھ روضہ امام حسینؑ کے سامنے کھڑے ہوکر اُنہیں خراجِ عقیدت پیش کرنے والے یہ مسیحی کبھی [...]

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