The Third Imam: Husayn - The Chief of Martyrs
"On the very day when Imam Husayn was born, Allah ordered angel Gabriel to descend and congratulate the Holy Prophet on His Behalf and on his own."
'Ashura - Misrepresentations and Distortions,
4 sermons from Ayatullah Mutahhari on distortions that have taken place in regard to the events of 'Ashura.
A Glance at Historiography in Shi'ite Culture,
Shi'i historians throughout history and their works on the prophets, kalami, hadithi, and maqtal literature, cities and regions, and the 12 Imams.
A poem on the tragedy of Karbala.
A Probe into the History of Ashura,
A history of the events leading to and including the tragedy of Karbala, and its aftermath
A Short Commentary of Ziyarat Ashura al-mubin.org,
Abbas - The standard bearer of Husain (a)
The story of Abbas, the brother of Imam Husayn (a), and his contributions in Karbala - from the book Tears and Tributes.
The importance and significance of Shahadat (martyrdom). The role of a Shahid. Lessons from the martyrdom of Imam Husayn (a). From the book 'Jihad and Shahadat' by Dr. Shariati.
Ali Akbar, the Hashmite Prince,
The story of Ali Akbar, the son of Imam Husayn (a), in Karbala - from the book Tears and Tributes
An Everlasting Instruction - Imam al-Ĥusayn’s (‘a) Journey to Makka,
Part of the Hajj 2004 handouts prepared by scholars of the Hawza.
Analysis of Social Decline in Shahadat and Azadari islamicideology.org,
Arabic Accounts of al-Husayn's Martyrdom,
An attempt to reconstruct the tradition of historical writing about the martyrdom of the Imam al‑Husayn. The narrative into 8 distinct sections.
Detailed accounts of people, places and events surrounding the al-Taff Battle and the martyrdom of Imam Husayn (a), members of his huosehold and companions on Ashura Day.
Azadari azadari.com [Urdu]
Battle of Harrah,
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.
Betrayal in Kufa,
An excerpt from the book 'Tears and Tributes' on Imam Husayn's (a) intent to go to Kufa, the betrayl of its people, and tragedy of the death of his cousin Muslim b. Aqeel.
Come vediamo l’Imam Husayn (A) nella profondità della storia?,
Un articolo che ci ricorda dell'importanza di ricordare e piangere l'Imam Husayn (A) come modo per riconguingerci a Iddio l'Onnipotente.
Dalla Gnosi al Martirio,
Nell’eroica esistenza dell’Imam Hosseyn (as) rispondono quattro idee: gnosi (°Irfàn), amore, lotta sulla via di Allah (Jihàd), martirio.
Evolution of Dhakiri, the remembrance of the tragedy of Karbala, and its philosophy.
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 Current State of Muslims.
Elegy (Marthiya) on Husayn,
The place of marthiya in literary and religious tradition, with translations of some examples of elegies on Imam Husayn (a).
English Noha Collection,
English poetry about Islam, Ahl Al-Bayt (as), and Imam Husain (as) -- in particular, poetry that can be recited as English nohas or English latmiyyah.
Events and Circumstances Surronding the Martrydom of al-Husain b. Ali,
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. It discusses the events that culminated in the murder of the Prophet's grandson.
Excellences of the Imam Husayn in Sunni Hadith Tradition,
The life of Imam Husayn has acquired special significance in Muslim piety and has a universal significance in all of Muslim tradition.
From Karbala to Madinah
Interpretation of the tragedy of Karbala in the form of a play. Includes multiple play scenes, dialogue, sound effects, and list of characters.
Historical and Jurisprudential Issues Pertinent to the Ziyaratu ‘Ashura’,
This text discusses briefly presents a prelude to the chain of narration for Ziyaratu ‘Ashura’. A reader can use this short text to understand how scholars have taken into consideration matters of Jurisprudence as well as events in History to further explain Ziyaratu ‘Ashura’.
Hussainia Aal-Yaaseen alhussain.com
Il Significato di °Ashura: Rappresentazioni Errate e Distorsioni,
Un interessante scritto sul reale significato di °Ashura, che analizza le interpretazioni errate e le distorsioni che sono state fatte su questa tragedia importante per la storia dell'Islam.
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 [a], the grandson of Prophet Muhammad [s], and his noble family and friends. This short text reflects the deep admiration of its author towards Imam Husayn [a] and an insight into the tragedy of Karbala, its reasons and its consequences. It is presented with the hope that it will foster the Islamic unity and the brotherly love that the author seeks in his preface.
Imam Husayn (views of Non Muslims)
An Islamic Factsheet: Short and concise articles on a single subject in numerous languages. Excellent for quick reading, Muslim centers or places of learning, da'wah purposes, or to give to your friends and coworkers. Part of the Personalities Factsheets.
Imam Husayn's concept of Religion and Leadership,
Meaning and purpose of religion, necessity of leadership, functions of the Imam, and a study of some of the events of Karbala.
Journey of Tears,
This text has been written primarily to bring forth awareness in youths to understand the University of Imam Hussain (a.s.) from a broader perspective. It also provides a detailed account of Imam Hussain (a.s.)'s journey.
Karbala, This is a picture guide. Please note file size: 734 kb (due to pictures).
Karbala and Ashura,
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.
Karbala and Imam Husayn in Persian and Indo-Muslim literature,
The importance of elegies on Imam Husayn as literary works, and an explanation of some of their major themes and imagery.
Karbala: Chain of Events,
Highlights of Karbala, History of Mu'awiyah and Yazid, events of 'Ashura, and lessons from Karbala.
Karbala: The cause,
History of events that led to the tragedy of Karbala.
Karbala: The Islamic Conscience,
The mission of Imam Husayn (a). Case studies of two martyrs in Karbala: Zuhayr ibn Qayn, and Hur bin Yazid.
Karbala: The Pleasure of Allah,
Dhibhin Adhim (the great sacrifice) as mentioned in the Qur'an; the stories of Prophet Ibrahim and Imam Husayn (a).
L'Imam Al-Hussayn et le Jour de 'Achourâ',
L’histoire de ce qui mena à ce jour de deuil pour la communauté musulmane, et de la perte d’une grande figure de l’Islam, à travers une présentation de la personnalité de l’Imam al-Hussayn (as), et de ses ennemis et surtout du contexte politique dans lequel s’inscrit cette tragédie.
L'Obiettivo dell'Imam Hosseyn (as) e dell'Insurrezione di °Ashurah,
Intervento preparato dall’ Hojjatulislam Seyyed Ebrahimian (direttore del Centro Islamico di Vienna) in occasione della celebrazione di °Ashura realizzata presso il Centro Islamico dell'Associazione Islamica "Imam Mahdi" (aj) a Roma nei giorni 26-27 febbraio 2005, sul significato dell'Insurrezione dell'Imam Hosseyn (as) e del suo obiettivo.
La Dimensione Spirituale dell'Imam Hosseyn (as)
Estratti da un discorso della Guida della Rivoluzione Ayatollah Seyyed °Ali Khamenei
La filosofia del sacrificio dell’Imam Husayn (‘a) e le nostre cerimonie di lutto (‘Azadari), Un articolo che spiega i significati del sacrificio dell'Imam Husayn ('a) e le ragioni per cui ladata del suo martirio viene ancora commemorata opo 1400 anni con lamenti, azadari e latmiyat.
Lamentations (Part Two): The Tragedy of the Lord of the Martyrs
. Translated by Shaykh Arif Abdulhussain, edited, by Dr.
Spiritual literature commemorating the tragedy of Karbala. Covers partial history of Karbala, including the death of Mu`awiyah, the martyrdom of Muslim ibn Aqil in Kufa, the journey from Makkah to Karbala, the events leading up to `Ashura, the martyrdom of the companions of the Imam (a), the martyrdom of the family members of the Imam (a), the farewell of the Imam (a), and the martyrdom of Imam Husayn (a).
Maqtal al-Husain: Martyrdom Epic of Imam al-Husain (a),
A detailed and authentic account of the tragedy of Karbala and the sacrifice of Imam Husain (a).
Martyrdom of Imam Husayn and the Muslim and Jewish Calendars,
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.
Multimedia A`amaal for the Day of `Ashura
A power point presentation of the supplications and other a'amaal for the day of Ashura. Ideal for use while performing the a'amaal with an English-speaking community.
Nafasul Mahmum Relating to the heart rending tragedy of Karbala,
A historical account, using original sources, of the Tragedy of Karbala, from the time of the birth of Imam Hussain till the time of Mukhtar's revolt.
Our Husayn (a), Mourning him and his Karbala,
The Prophet's fore-knowledge of the events of Karbala, and events in the early life of Imam Husayn (a) that display this knowledge. An article by Allamah al-Ameeni, English translation.
Principles of Azadari - Part 1 islamicideology.org
Remembering Karbala Once Again,
Selected elegies (Marsias) of Meer Anis and Mirza Dabeer
Sayyida Zainab bint 'Ali (a),
Ziyarat of Hazrat Zainab, early life, growing up in Madina, and womanhood.
Sorrows and Sufferings,
A Collection of Poems on the martyrdom of Imam Husayn (a), and 'what others have to say about Imam Husayn (a)'.
Tears For Kerbala,
Presenting children with traditional majaalis (lectures) of the twelve days of Muharram. Detailed biographies of companions and family members of Imam Husayn (a), and accounts of the events before and after the day of 'Ashura.
The Battle of Karbala
A Marthiyaa of Anis, translated into English verse by David Matthews.
The Fast of 'Ashura,
Authenticity of traditions encouraging Muslims to fast on the 'Ashura, the 10th of Muharram.
The History and Philosophy of Aza of Imam Husayn(a),
Message of Imam Husayn (a), evolution and importance of 'Aza, 'Aza at a personal level and as an instrument of tabligh.
The Martyr of Karbala,
An essay focusing on the elements of revolution and martyrdom of the tragedy of Karbala.
The Sacred Effusion: Reflections on Ziyarat Ashura,
A unique and original piece of research on the sacred supplication of Ziyarat Ashura of Imam Husayn (as). The reader will come to appreciate the core reality of the ziyarah being: "to deflect from other than the visited one". The reflections in this publication centre around this theme: if we truly intend Imam al-Husayn (as) then we must realize that he is the very epitome of Islam. The more we revive Islamic values individually and socially, the closer we come to Imam al-Husayn (as) and therefore our ziyarat gains true meaning.
The Sermon Of Mina
The Social and Spiritual Significance of Urdu Marth The famous speech of Imam Husayn (a) delivered in Mina on his journey from Makkah to Kufa in 60 AH. Lessons learnt from the sermon, and an english translation of the text
The Story of Karbala alzahraa1.net A Flash Animated Movie for Children on the Story of Karbala
The Torch of Perpetual Guidance - A Brief Expose on Ziyarat Ashura,
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.
The Track of Blood,
English poem in commemoration of the martyrdom of Imam Husayn (a).
The Youths of Karbala,
An excerpt from the book 'Tears and Tributes' on the young martyrs from the family of Imam Husayn (a), who gave their lives in Karbala.
Two Poems about 'Ashura'
Read two heart-touching poems written to portray the scene on the plains of Karbala on Ashura' night, and on the day when Imam Hussain (a.s.) called out to the Ummah at large, asking for helpers to join him.
Una Lacrima per Husayn,
Un piccolo poema per ricordare l'Imam Husayn (as) e la tragedia di Karbala.
Detailed accounts of people, places and events surrounding the al-Taff Battle and the martyrdom of Imam Husayn (a), members of his huosehold and companions on Ashura Day
Victory of Truth: The Life of Zaynab bint 'Ali,
Biography of the daughter of Imam 'Ali (a), her early life, and her important role in the events of Karbala, Kufa and Damascus.
Why Commemorate the Massacre?,
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.
Yazid Hakuwa Amiirul-Mu'minin,
Yazid was not a Commander of the Faithful
Yazid was never Amirul Mu'minin,
This book corrects the claim made by those who say Yazid was Amirul Muminin (Commander of the believers), with proofs and evidence from the traditions (ahadith) of the Prophet (s) and the books of prominent Muslim scholars.
'Ashura': An Analytical Study of the Reports of the Pilgrimage to Imam
al-Husayn (a.s.) on the Day of 'Ashura' 2nd Revised Edition,
This text on the topic of Ziyaratu 'Ashura' includes a prelude to the chain of narrations in Ziyaratu 'Ashura' as well as presenting a precise analysis on the chain of narrations and the status and integrity of the narrations.