The month of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, brings with it the memory of the sacrifice of Imam Husayn.
This is the first part of a translation of a series of four sermons delivered by the author during the month of Muharram of 1389 H.
Biography of the daughter of Imam 'Ali (a), her early life, and her important role in the events of Karbala, Kufa and Sham
A detailed and authentic account of the tragedy of Karbala and the sacrifice of Imam Husayn (a).
A history of the events leading to and including the tragedy of Karbala, and its aftermath.
A collection of forty traditions on A'zadari
A historical account, using original sources, of the Tragedy of Karbala', from the time of the birth of Imam Husayn (as) till the time of Mukhtar's revolt.
Biography of the companion who took revenge on the killers of Imam Husayn (a).
The impact of Karbala on the consciousness of Muslim society. Ziyara (pilgrimage), lamentation poetry, remembering Imam Husayn (a), and weeping.
A detailed history of the Ka'ba, and each of the 14 Ma'sumin (Infallibles)
The life of Imam Husayn has acquired special significance in Muslim piety and has a universal significance in all of Muslim tradition.
A discussion about the spuriousness of traditions found in Sunni hadith literature encouraging Muslims to fast on the 'Ashura, the 10th of Muharram.
This text is basically a collection of articles published in different periodicals over the years and a radio speech, but they were arranged by the author himself in this present book form and publ
How the commemoration of the martyrdom of Imam Husayn (a) and the events of Karbala is a source of unity among Muslims and not a cause of division and details of the events.
A brief yet documented narrative of events that took place in Medinah, Mecca, Karbāla’, Kufah, and Syria, and began in Rajab, 60 A.H. (680 CE) and ended in Muharram 61.
This text has been written primarily to bring forth awareness in youths to understand the University of Imam Husayn (a.s.) from a broader perspective.
What follows in this piece is a brief look at the “Arba‘een” [the commemoration of 40 days after the tragic events of Karbala] of Imam al-Husayn, peace be upon him.
An attempt to reconstruct the tradition of historical writing about the martyrdom of the Imam al‑Husayn.
In this book, the reader will find chapters covering the whole life account of al-Abbas in addition to a brief presentation of the historical circumstances that led him to be on the top in the list
This book contains a brief yet documented narrative of an incident that took place in Karbala’’, Iraq, in 61 A.H. (After Hijra, or Hegira)/680 A.D.
This text is a gateway to understanding the essence and ettiquete of Ziyarat and Du'a, primarily Ziyarat-e-Ashura, which has then been singled verse by verse, and has been explained in detail.
This is the second part of a translation of a series of four sermons delivered by the author during the month of Muharram of 1389 H.
A detailed account of the life of Imam Husayn (a) and his personality, the tragedy of Karbala and the sacrifice of the Imam (a) and his companions, and a detailed analysis of Shi’i behaviours, like
This text presents the heartbreaking historical facts of the tragedy of Husayn ibn 'Ali (as) for the first time in a courtroom setting and proposes the idea of establishing an international court t
The battle at Karbala is a well-known tragedy in human history. It is not fiction or legend but a historical fact.
The text is a transcript of a sermon/lecture the late author had delivered in gatherings held in Tehran for the annual commemoration of the martyrdom of Imam Husayn (a).
A unique and original piece of research on the sacred supplication of Ziyarat Ashura of Imam Husayn (as).
An analytical look at the historic account of the invasion and horrific plunder of the holy city of Medina in the year 63 AH by the army of Yazid b. Mu'awiyah.
This revised edition is the research and editing of [Abu Mikhnaf’s] work by Shaikh Muhammad Hadi al-Yusufi al-Gharawi.
The importance of elegies on Imam Husayn as literary works, and an explanation of some of their major themes and imagery.
This book discusses the causes of the tragedy of Karbala’ and it will also throw light on numerous other matters, which are yet unknown to the vast majority of Muslims.
Selected elegies (Marsias) of Meer Anis and Mirza Dabeer
“Al-Lohoof ala Qatla al-Tofuf” is a heart-rending but detailed and authentic account of the tragedy of Karbala and the sacrifice of Imam Husayn (a.s.), it was written by renowned Shia scholar, Sayy
This survey of the unique revolution of Imam Husayn (as) is analytical in essence, its purpose is to give a qualitative rather than quantative account.
The following is a translation of the text Lamaat Al Husayn, the Radiance of Husayn, quotes and sayings of the Eminent Lord of the Martyrs, Husayn ibn ‘Ali, peace be upon them.
The impact of the mourning of Imam Husayn (a) in Islamic history
This booklet answers why we will not allow the suppression of the commemoration of Hussain’s martyrdom, for Hussain (pbuh) was the epitome of love and devotion to Allah.
Biography of the devoted friend of Imam Husayn (a).
A Collection of Poems on the martyrdom of Imam Husayn (a), and 'what others have to say about Imam Husayn (a)'.
An editorial of Tawhid Journal covering: Significance of the month of Muharram, responsibility of the Dhakir, duty of enjoining Good and forbidding evil and Contextualizing the Struggle with the Cu
Is the commemoration of the tragedy of Karbala a bid'ah (innovation)? The command to observe the 10th of Muharram as a day of mourning in the Old Testament.
The research and analysis on the Uprising of Imam Husayn (as) from Hijaz to Iraq.
This account is based principally on the account of Abu Mikhnaf (d. 132 A.H.) as it has been preserved in the writings of al‑Tabari.
This book throws lights on the great personality of Lady Zaynab (s.a.), daughter of Imam Ali (a.s.) and Fatimah az-Zahra (s.a.), granddaughter of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (S) and sister of Imam Hu
An essay focusing on the elements of revolution and martyrdom of the tragedy of Karbala.
The place of marthiya in literary and religious tradition, with translations of some examples of elegies on Imam Husayn (a).
The simple layout makes the presentation ideal for use while performing the A`amaal of the Day of `Ashura within an English-speaking community.
A collection of ahadith (traditions) of Imam Husayn (as)
An analysis into the Martydom of Imam Hussain through looking into Yawm al-Tarwiya
The book presents the lifetime of Imam Husayn (as) from birth to martyrdom, and concentrates his life with his mother; the mistress of the world's women, and his father and brother, and his role in
An analysis into the social and spiritual aspects of of Urdu Marthiya
PowerPoint presentation of Ziyarat of Ashura’. Includes Arabic script and English translation.
Meaning and purpose of religion, necessity of leadership, functions of the Imam, and a study of some of the events of Karbala.
English poem in commemoration of the martyrdom of Imam Husayn (a).
Most of people know Imam Husayn (as) as the Imam who lived 57 years, 10 years of which were of his leadership and Imamate or think to know only the last 10 days of his life.
This paper is the first part of a series of three papers on the subject, initially conceived as part of a series of lectures delivered by the author in London, at the Islamic Centre of England in M
This paper is the third part of a series of three papers on the subject, initially conceived as part of a series of lectures delivered by the author in London, at the Islamic Centre of England in M
This paper is the second part of a series of three papers on the subject, initially conceived as part of a series of lectures delivered by the author in London, at the Islamic Centre of England in
This article outlines the importance of prophet Abraham, who played an outstanding role in establishing the monotheistic tradition, hence, he is considered to be the founder of all Abrahamic religi
Part 1: The Divine Plan for Human Salvation
This article offers an account of the women's unwavering support of Imam Husayn and his cause before Ashura, in the Battle of Karbala, and after the massacre.
This article describes Imam Husayn's bravery and steadfastness as seen in his encounters with the enemy, his sermons to all people, and on the battlefield.
Part 3: How True Mourning Can Lead to the Goodly Life
Along the years many books have been written about the significance of the events that took place in Karbala.
This paper presents some of the most prominent and finest of the Imam Husayn’s and his companions’ virtues, namely, ardent love for Allah (swt), great honor, and unwavering patience.
Part 2: The Role of Hardship and Suffering in the Spiritual Progress
Introducing the book and its author, this article offers a description on the martyrdom of several members of the Banu Hashim; moreover, the description portrays some inaccuracies available in seve
This presentation contains the details of Imam Husain (a)'s journey from Medina to Karbala.
This article demonstrates that the actions on the Day of Ashura are a direct reflection of several Qur'anic principles, like obedience and submission only to God, being free, using the Prophet's w
Imam Husayn's (as) is a hero and a historical personality. But unlike a historical personality who is forgotten, the struggle of the Imam (as) will never be forgotten.
This paper seeks to describe genera within Shi‘a poetry pertaining to the tragic experience of Imam Husayn and his family members and companions on the plains of Karbala.
Urdu Majlis of Allamah Sayyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi (t.s.).
Majlis recited in 1980s translated into English by Dr. Shabeeb Rizvi
A project under Ayatollah Sheikh Bashir Najafi.
A Lecture on Martyrdom of Imam Husayn preceded by an overview of his personality, character and lineage giving a brief introduction of the life and character of his father Imam 'Ali (as) and his gr
A series of seven Lectures that analyse the roots & the impact of Imam Husayn's (as) uprising against the caliph of his time, Yazid.