Why Should We Worship God Alone?

Why should we worship God alone?

God, the most merciful, extends His mercy over His creation. He is the All-Sufficient who bestows His blessings on mankind. He deserves to be worshipped alone. Worshipping means becoming humble before someone or something and holding the belief that he is the Lord. It is such because you consider that all things are in his […]

The Martyrdom of Imam al-Rida (a)

The Martyrdom of Imam al-Rida (a)

Imam Ali ibn Musa al-Rida (a) is the eighth Shiite Imam. His kunya is Abul Hassan and was born on Dhu al-Qa‘dah 11, 148 AH in Medina and was martyred on Safar 29 or 30, 203 in Khorasan. In this article, we will discuss the events before and after the martyrdom of Imam al-Rida (a). […]

The Martyrdom of Prophet Muhammad (s)

The Martyrdom of Prophet Muhammad (s)

The Noble Prophet, Muhammad, peace be upon him and his progeny was martyred on Safar 28, 11 AH, in the city of Medina. This significant loss is a tragedy and sorrow for all Muslims that will continue to deepen as time progresses. In this article, we will discuss the why and how of the martyrdom […]

The Brotherhood in the Arba‘een Walk

The Brotherhood in the Arba'een Walk

The Arba‘een walk is the largest Muslim gathering and pilgrimage in the world. Tens of millions of Muslims of different nationalities, races, ethnicity, and religious denomination join for a single cause: commemorating the 40th day after the martyrdom of Imam al-Hussain (a). In this article, we will look at the brotherhood among the participants of […]

The Arba‘een Walk

The Arba'een Walk

In recent years, walking a distance from Najaf to Karbala to commemorate Arba‘een, meaning the 40th day past the martyrdom of Imam al-Hussain (a), has become incredibly popular among Muslims and non-Muslims alike. What sparked people’s interest in this pilgrimage? How did it become a tradition and norm? Keep reading this article to find out. […]

Supporting Imam al-Hussain (a) to Achieve Success in Our Time

Supporting Imam al-Hussain (a) to Achieve Success in Our Time

In every gathering, majlis, and visitation of Imam al-Hussain, we say to his eminence, “We wish we were with you, so we would achieve great success.” Additionally in our visitation or commemorations of his companions, we say, “You were blessed, and the land in which you were buried was blessed, and you achieved, by Allah, […]

The Aftermath of the Battle of Karbala

The Aftermath of the Battle of Karbala

When the dust settled, bodies were amputated, and women and children were chained and taken captives on the tenth of Muharram in the year 61 of the Prophet’s Hijrah, it was the beginning of a new phase of jihad, revolution, consciousness, and a change in the course of history for Muslims. It was the time […]

The Origin of Arba’een Pilgrimage

Origin of Arba'een Pilgrimage

One of the most important and authentic pieces of evidence regarding the Arba’een pilgrimage is a narration from Imam Hassan al-Askari (a), in which his eminence states the signs of a believer: عَلَامَاتُ الْمُؤْمِنِ خَمْسٌ صَلَاةُ الْإِحْدَى وَ الْخَمْسِینَ وَ زِیَارَةُ الْأَرْبَعِینَ وَ التَّخَتُّمُ بِالْیَمِینِ وَ تَعْفِیرُ الْجَبِینِ وَ الْجَهْرُ بِ بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِیمِ‏. […]

Why Was He Called Zayn al-Abidin?

Why Was He Called Zayn al-Abidin

Imam Ali ibn Hussain, Zayn al-Abidin, al-Sajjad, peace be upon him, is the fourth Imam of the Shia school of thought. Although some aspects of his life have been shrouded in ambiguity, such as the place of his birth and the identity of his mother, other details regarding his eminence are accepted by almost all […]

Imam Ali ibn al-Hussain al-Sajjad (a)

Imam Ali ibn al-Hussain al-Sajjad (a)

Imam Ali ibn al-Hussain, also known as al-Sajjad and Zayn al-‘Abidin (a), is the fourth Shiite Imam. He was the son of Imam al-Hussain (a) and the father of Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (a). This article intends to overview the life and character of this noble Imam. Birth, Name, and Title Imam Ali ibn al-Hussain al-Sajjad […]

‘Abbas (a): The Loyal Brother of Imam al-Hussain (a)

‘Abbas (a): The Loyal Brother of Imam al-Hussain (a)

Abu al-Faḑl al-‘Abbas (a) was the fifth son of Imam Ali ibn Abī Ṭālib (a), from his wife, Fatima bint Ḥizām, better known as Umm al-Banīn (a). ‘Abbas (a) was born on Sha‘ban fourth, 26 AH, and was martyred on Muharram 10th, 61 AH. This article aims to overview the life and character of this […]

Commemorating the Tragedy of Ashura Is an Islamic Ritual

Commemorating the tragedy of Ashura is an Islamic ritual

The mourning for Abu Abdullah al-Hussain (peace be upon him) on Ashura should not be considered just a Shiite ritual. Rather, when the discussion regarding such rituals of pure Shiite traditions occurs, we must raise awareness and draw the thoughts of all Muslims to the excellent values of mourning for the martyrs and the Master […]

Lady Zainab: Her Role in the Epic of Karbala

Lady Zainab: Her Role in the Epic of Karbala

The dear sister of Imam al-Hussain (a), Lady Zainab, played an extremely crucial role in the epic of Karbala. There was a reason that she followed Imam al-Hussain to Karbala. This article intends to examine and analyze the role of Lady Zainab in keeping the message of Imam al-Hussain (a) alive. Why Did Imam al-Hussain […]

Companions of Imam al-Hussain (a)

Companions of Imam al-Hussain (a)

For a deep authenticity and truthfulness when we send peace and salutations upon Imam al-Hussain and his companions and pray, “We wish we had been with you so we would attain a high success,” we need to acquire more knowledge about those individuals and their qualities. Number Historians differ in the number of the companions […]