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Why Death Is On The Minds Of Many Major Religions | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 11.02.2014 | Religion

As his friends in Milwaukee don costumes for Halloween parties this weekend, 23-year-old Felipe Beltran will be observing a different tradition around...

Ashura: In the Dungeon of Cancer, al-Hussein Was My Light

Amin G. Aaser | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Amin G. Aaser

Through al-Hussein we gained strength. When battling a demon, whether a tyrant like Yazid or a disease like cancer, strength does not come from numbers; rather, it comes from the All Mighty.

Ashura: How Reflecting On Hussein's Sacrifice Made Me Honest

Amin G. Aaser | Posted 02.05.2012 | Religion
Amin G. Aaser

Long ago, Hussein, a distinguished spiritual leader in Arabia faced an incredible challenge: accept the rule of a wicked tyrant and live, or reject the immoral leadership and be martyred?

The Significance Of Muharram And Centrality Of Imam Hussain

Mike Ghouse | Posted 02.01.2012 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

Killing of Imam Hussain is actually the death of evil, as the longing to be righteous and just gets refreshed after each conflict. He was martyred on the 10th day of Muharram and many a Muslim fasts on that day and pledges to be righteous.

Ashura: Shi'a Islam's Day Of Sorrow And Inspiration

Aziz Poonawalla | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Aziz Poonawalla

Ashura is the story of Imam Hussain AS, who was martyred by the forces of Yazid on the plains of Karbala in what is modern-day Iraq. Ashura is not a sectarian doctrine but a timeless message that resonates in every era.