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Aziz Poonawalla
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Aziz Poonawalla holds a Ph.D. in Medical Physics and is the author of the City of Brass blog on Beliefnet.com. He also runs the group weblog Talk Islam and is a co-founder of the Brass Crescent Awards. Aziz lives near Madison, Wis. with his family.

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Ashura: Shi'a Islam's Day of Sorrow and Inspiration

Posted December 15, 2010 | 19:21:04 (EST)

A figure stands alone in the desert, cradling his infant son. His followers, his brother, and his sons are now dead, except for his eldest who lies in their ragged tent, deathly ill. He has not had a sip of water in three days, since the tyrant Yazid ordered his...

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