What Have We Learned? The Journey of Sacrifice

As the fortieth approaches we begin to reflect, the sacrifices made on the tenth, and the sacrifice soon to begin. Were they for naught or simply for our sorrow? What

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To the Youth in Western Countries

In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful To the Youth in Western Countries, The bitter events brought about by blind terrorism in France have once again, moved me to speak to you young people.  For me, it is unfortunate that such incidents would have to create the framework

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 shrine to pay their respects. The city is turned into a spiritual and physical embodiment of love, dedication, and faith–some

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,

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 editor@islamicinsights.com  At last, a steady wind was carrying a distinct chill whistling through the ranks