Treading the Path to Paradise; the Meshaya

Every year, as the weeks and days close in on the blessed day of Arba’een, the fortieth day of mourning of Imam al-Husayn’s (as) martyrdom, millions of visitors flock to his

Al-Husayn Through Time and Toll; An Undying Love

The tragedy of Karbala happened in AH 61, since that time more than a millennium has passed. The world has seen many tides and oscillations of different regimes rising to power and also falling to irrelevancy. During this long time, many mighty empires rose to glory and then fell to

Night 7: How to Raise a Flag-Bearer like Abbas

Gazing through the window of my room’s balcony, I was scrutinizing the setting sun and the lovely red and orange layers of clouds that had gathered as if to witness the momentary death of their most beloved star. Soon after darkness had taken over the street, I could see rooms

The Silent Murder of Imam al-Husayn (as)

  When we hear the words “qatalat al-Husayn” (the killers of Imam al-Husayn), most of us think about those criminals who actively participated in the battle of Karbala against Imam Husayn (as), those who raised a sword, dagger, spear, or arrow against him and led directly to his killing.  However,

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Following the Attacks, Heartaches for Humanity

This past week has been one of heartache for all of humanity; there have been horrific atrocities committed all over the world. Countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, and France have been the victims of alarm, fear, and terror. While the world is in a state of immense mourning, it also cannot stop itself

I Walk for Husayn

I walk I walk through the valleys and the shadows of the death that surrounds me Entrenched in the smell of blood lingering in my soul Searching for their stories repeatedly told and simultaneously ignored And I walk I walk and I stumble on the remains of those who passed

Al-Khawarazmi; Algebra

This is the second article of a series that will be focused on influential Muslim scientists. To see if any other articles have been uploaded, search the tag or keywords ‘Muslim scientists’  Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khawarazmi, who is justly regarded “the father of Algebra,” was a great Muslim mathematician who

The Last Farewell: From Husayn to Zainab

*This is a creative piece written eulogizing the final good bye between Imam al-Husayn (as) and his sister, Sayyida Zainab (as). This is not based on traditions in history. For any concerns, please contact us at  At last, a steady wind was carrying a distinct chill whistling through the ranks

The Vow Between Fire and Water

I am a substance that gives off heat and smoke I offer bright light and I burn anything that comes close Fire is my name and my mention brings shivers to many Ashes is my end product, without a doubt I am very deadly Oh, Fire! I am a substance

Night 6: Half of my Faith Through Karbala

This is the sixth in a series of personal reflections during the blessed and holy nights of Muharram. Read part seven. – A suffocating silence had taken over me. A silence so empty and hollow that it made me aware of the growing restlessness I was experiencing within. I lit