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Post by Shiabelievers on Thu Jan 01, 2009 5:07 am

Title: What is 'Ashoora?
Author: Ahmed
Ali Khan

Summary: An article
outlining the significance of Ashura.
Link: http://al-islam.org/about/contributions/ashoora.html

Title: What
Commemorate the Massacre?

Author: Shaykh
Muhammad Jawad Chirri

Summary: the author
addresses the misconception that the commemoration of Ashura is a sauce of
divisions, but rather he argues it is a source for unity amongst the Muslims and
mankind in general.
Link: http://al-islam.org/history/history/karbala.html

Title: The Tragedy of

Summary: This article
gives an overview of the martyrdom of Hussain. It traces the journey of
Hussain from the original Prophecy from his grandfather, to the insistence for a
pledge of allegiance to the martyrdom.
Link: http://home.swipnet.se/islam/articles/The-tragedy-of-KarbalaI-I.htm

Title: Horr's
Ultimate Choice
Author: Dr. Ali Shariati

Summary: Ali Shariati
colorfully narrates the story of Horr, one of the high-ranking officers of the
opposing Imam Hussain (pbuh) at Kerbala on Ashura. Find out what happens
when a man whose name itself means free finds himself helpless and trapped in
the chains of tyranny and oppression. He is forced to decide between justice and
oppression, with death being the price for justice..
Link: http://www.dawoodi-bohras.com/perspective/horr.htm

Title: Imam Husain
(AS) the "Savior of Islam"
Author: Shozab Naqvi

Summary: The author
of this short title draws paralells from the struggle of Hussain at Ashura to
the timeless struggle of righteousness versus falsehood. An inspiring tribute to
Imam Hussain, "The Ideal Hero of Oppression"
Link: http://www.jana.org/NewsPub/Comments/1107876639.shtml

Title: Blog Entry:
Author: Leila Montour

Summary: Leila
Montour contemplates the relationship of love and hate and tries to find the
answer to why we hate? Linking it to Kerbala and Ashura she comes to the
conclusion that the reason we hate is because we love God.
Link: http://sister-scorpion.blogspot.com/2005/02/8-love.html

Title: Hazrat Ali
Akbar (as)
Author: unspecified

Summary: This short
article narrates the traditional account of the death of Ali Akbar, the 18 year
old son of Hussain, on the day of Ashura. The article recreates the
heartbreaking story of an aging father pulling out the blade of a spear from
this beloved son's heart.
Link: http://www.convertstoislam.com/Karbala/aliakbar.html

Title: Abbas - The
Standard Bearer of Hussain (a.s.)
Author: Zakir

Summary: A heart
rendering narrative account of the half brother of Hussain and his role on
Link: http://al-islam.org/masoom/companions/abbas.html

Title: Ali Akbar, The
Hashimite Prince
Author: Zakir

Summary: A touching
narrative account of the beloved son of Hussain and the ultimate sacrifice of a
Link: http://al-islam.org/masoom/companions/aliakbar.html

Title: A Betrayal in
Author: Zakir

Summary: A narrative
account that traces the last part of the life of Muslim bin Aqeel, the
representative of Hussain, as he goes to Kufa and meets his fate.

Link: http://al-islam.org/history/history/betraylinkufa.html

Title: The Mourning


Summary: This article
explains the significance and purpose of the mourning procession carried out
yearly in honor of Hussain. A deeper look at something which is easily
misunderstood by the outsider.
Link: http://www.jana.org/NewsPub/Stories/2005/02/08/110787638612.shtml


Author: Mullah
Bashir Rahim

Summary: This article
is a culture study on the devotional ritual of 'dhakiri' often associated with
the rememberance and mourning of Imam Hussain (as). The author explores
both the evolution as well as the philosophy of this practice.

Link: http://al-islam.org/short/dhakiri.htm

Title: Excellence of
Imam Hussain in Sunni Hadith Traditions

Author: M.
Ayoub, University of Toronto, Al-Serat, Vol XII (1986)

Quote: "HUMAN history may be seen
as a record of the eternal struggle between right and wrong, virtue and vice,
good and evil, and righteousness and wickedness. This struggle was decreed by
God when Adam, an earthly creature, was sent to earth to engage in this eternal
Link: http://al-islam.org/al-serat/default.asp?url=Excellences-Ayoub.htm

Title: Martyrdom of
Imam Husayn and the Muslim and Jewish Calendars

Author: Seyyid
Saeed Akhtar Rizvi, Al-Serat, Vol VI No. 3 & 4 , 1401

Summary: The author
examines the significance of Husayn and Ashura in a variety of
Link: http://al-islam.org/al-serat/default.asp?url=Excellences-Ayoub.htm

Title: The Imam
Husayn's Concepts of Religion and Leadership

Author: S.H.M
Jafri, Al-Serat, Vol XI No. 1

Summary: The author attempts to
probe in to the concept of leadership and the philosophy behind the rebellion of
Link: http://al-islam.org/al-serat/default.asp?url=leader.htm

Title: Karbala, an
Enduring Paradigm of Islamic Revivalism
Author: Sayyid Wahid Akhtar

Summary: The author
examines the effects of the mourning of Imam Hussain throughout Islamic
Link: http://www.al-islam.org/al-tawhid/paradigm-akhtar.htm

Title: The History
and Philosophy of Aza of Imam Husayn (a)
Author: Mulla Bashir

Summary: in a piece
addressed towards the Husayni audience the author explores the philosophy of the
'azadari' of Imam Hussain. He explores ways of answering the call of
Husayn on the Day of Ashura: Is there anyone to help me?
Link: http://al-islam.org/history/history/br1.html

Title: Imam Husain
And His Martyrdom
Author: Abdullah Yusuf Ali (Renowned English
translator and commentator of the Holy Qur'an)

Quote: "The events that I am
going to describe refer to some of the most touching incidents of our domestic
history in their spiritual aspect. We ask our brethren of other faiths to come,
and share with us some of the thoughts which are called forth by this event.

Title: The
Connotations of Ashura
Author: Sayyed Muhammad Hussein

Quote: "A question is asked
repeatedly: Couldn't Imam Hussein (a.s.) have foreseen his tragic end once he
set off to Karbala? If he did, how was it justified to set out, and end in
getting dead bearing in mind the Quranic deterrence about willfully giving one's
life to mortality?"
Link: http://english.bayynat.org.lb/occasions/Ashoura.htm

Title: The Massacre
of Karbala
Author: Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah

Quote: " The final round at last
was the most dramatic and tragic one, for Al -Hussein (a.s.) stood alone
confronting the army. Some sources report one of the witnesses of the battle, as
having said the following: “Deity by Allah! Never have I seen a man, standing
alone amidst a crowd of people attacking him, conquering him; killing his sons,
his family and his companions, who maintained a more balancedcomposure and
Link: http://english.bayynat.org.lb/occasions/karbala.htm

The Tragedy of

The Martyrs of
Karbala: The Kinds of Men They Were

Imam Hussain's (A.S.)
Revolution: Reasons and Motives

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