We have made you [believers] into a just community, so that you may bear witness [to the truth] before others and so that the Messenger may bear witness [to it] before you. We only made the direction the one you used to face [Prophet] in order to distinguish those who follow the Messenger from those who turn on their heels: that test was hard, except for those God has guided. God would never let your faith go to waste [believers], for God is most compassionate and most merciful towards people.
Quran 2:143

History of Imam Husain And His Martyrdom
The month of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, brings with it the memory of the sacrifice of Imam Husayn [radiallahu anhu], the grandson of Prophet Muhammad and his noble family and friends.

Fasting the Day of 'Ashura'
Ashura' commemorates the day that Allah saved the Children of Israel from Pharaoh. Fasting on Muharram 10, known as the Day of 'Ashura', expiates for the sins of the past year. When the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) arrived in Madinah in 622 CE, he found that the Jews there fasted on Muharram 10 ...

Sunnis and Shi’is are Closer to Each Other than it Seems
When interacting and conversing with my Shi’i friends, students, colleagues, as well as mere acquaintances, one thing becomes crystal clear. We have no significant differences, nor disagreements, about the most fundamental and most consequential issues concerning both Islam and life.

Martyrdom of Imam Hussein as a day of unity
Muharram, the 10th of the Islamic calendar brings out fissures in the Muslim community. Its a day when a segment of Muslims mourn the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet and the other segment that equally loves the Prophet and his family, minimize or ignore the martyrdom.

Ashura: Remembering Moses and Imam Hussein
Ashura is commemorated on the 10th of Muharram in the first month of the Islamic lunar calendar. It is marked by many Muslims with a voluntary day of fasting to observe the day that Prophet Moses freed the Israelites from the bondage of the Egyptian Pharaoh...

Piety in Confucianism and Islam: A Comparative Analysis
This article is an attempt to compare the teachings of Confucius and Islam, specifically The Four Books, which are authoritative works on Confucius, and the original sources of Islam, Qur’ān and Sunnah.

Ashura - Lest We Forget
The tenth of Muharram is the day on which, according to some reports, Allah saved Prophet Moses/Musa (pbuh) from the tyrannical Pharaoh, that prototype of despotic authority.

Diana Mills: "Imam Hussain was similar to Jesus Christ"
What did Imam Hussain (as) really stand for and what did he die for. He was an ambassador not just for Muslims but for the whole of humanity. The message of Imam Hussain (as) was for all faiths

Muslims in U.S. Military: Converting to Islam in the Air Force
Many Muslims in the U.S. Air Force hide their faith to avoid harassment. Because of the secrecy, the majority of openly-practicing Muslims are actually converts—people who enter the military as one faith and then switch to Islam. Muslim converts like Lillian Harbor are often ostracized by friends and family who don’t support their decision.

Story of Karbala: Meaningful for Everybody
Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Muhammed (pbuh), is a figure who inspires people from all walks of life. His message is universal, and not confined to a specific religion or creed. This show explores Hussain through the perspective of people from different faiths.

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