Three Poems about Ashura’

Three Poems about Ashura’

By Ruqaya Aghaie ***** Seek Patience Patience, seek patience o’ death Lengthen the time of her final breath Approach not o moment of last sight Hussain of Fatima will remain with no light Shattered the clouds when carried his silenced scream ‘Oh, beloved...
What are the Causes of Imam Husayn’s (a) Qiyam?

What are the Causes of Imam Husayn’s (a) Qiyam?

***** Dedicated to my loving father Syed Mahdi Ali Razvi ***** Of the numerous causes, the prime cause of Imam Husayn’s (a) Qiyam (Resistance) was the enforcement of bayat (oath of allegiance) upon him by Waleed bin Utbah, the then governor of Madinah upon the command...
Men Of Excuses

Men Of Excuses

By Deeba Rizvi بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم Muharram, the first month of an Islamic calendar, month of grief/sorrow. A month based on remembrance of what transpired with Imam Hussein (ع) and his close family members and companions. We recite their tragedies, their...
Monotheism for Young Adults

Monotheism for Young Adults

By Syeda Fizza Zahid بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful As Imam Amir-ul-Mu’mineen Ali (a) said: Verily the heart of a youngster is like an empty plot of land – it accepts whatever is planted...
Hajj: Philosophy and Message

Hajj: Philosophy and Message

By Ailiya Haidri As the month of Dhul Hijjah approaches, what is it about this month  and particularly the Hajj season that really encapsulates the hearts of – not just Muslims and non-Muslims – but the whole of mankind around the world? Hajj is not just the...
The Lofty Station of Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib

The Lofty Station of Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib

By Syed Mohsen Rizvi Tuesday, May 21, 2019 And We inspired Moses and his brother, (saying): build houses for your people in Egypt and make your houses as QIBLA, and establish worship. And give good news to the believers. (Holy Qur’an, 10:87) In this short write-up we...
Why Is Imam Ali (a) The Epitome Of Justice?

Why Is Imam Ali (a) The Epitome Of Justice?

For Brother Bassim Alamiry, for his untiring contribution in starting and running AlRasool Islamic Center, Memphis Tennessee, USA and supporting all community members.   Imam Ali (a) is the greatest enigma of all time. His justice has baffled and mystified...