Karbala and the day of Ashura

Every year around this time Shi‘a Muslims around the world commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Husayn ibn Ali(a). The events of the last days of the life of  Prophet’s

Making Muharram Matter

By the time this article goes to print, the world will have moved on. It will have moved on from the horrific stories of children being beheaded and men being shot while

Muharram from the eye of a new Muslim

I didn’t have a clue what my fellow sisters were talking about. Still, from my basic reading, I did understand that the tragedy of Karbala had happened in the month of

From the Islamic Centre’s desk

Hundreds of mourners attended the 10-day programmes for the commemoration of the martyrdom of Imam Husayn(a) at the Islamic Centre. This is one of the most important

Hawza in a Nutshell; Lessons on Akhlaq

After walking out of a shop in London’s Regents Street, what I saw amazed me. Moments earlier the street had been congested with tourists, buses and cars. Now a black river

Children Corner

Dear Children, Assalam Alaikum After the first few weeks of school, I hope you are well settled into your school routine and can now concentrate on doing your homework. This

Poetry by sister Noori Husain

Yesterday’s  Lessons,  Tomorrow’s  Teacher  Hussain  An  example  of  true  dignity When  lives  were  full  of  injustice More  than  a  thousand 

The holy month of Safar

It would be more beneficial to discuss the great merits of the Ahl al‑Bayt(a) as ideal human beings and ideal teachers of mankind, instead of discussing them as

Karbala:From history to epic

“Surely, there is a burning heat in the hearts of the believers with respect to the killing of Husayn that will never cool down!’ Imam Ja`far al-Sadiq(a) Every year
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