Monthly Archives: February 2010

Martyrdom of Imam Hasan Al-Askari (a)

Imam Hasan Al-Askari (a) spent his short life in sufferings and distresses. The Abbasid kings spared no effort in oppressing him. They moved him from a prison to another. They subjected him to confinement and imposed on him an economical blockade. They prevented him from meeting with his followers as …

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Samarra: The Open Wound

The depths of time safeguard dark and bitter stories of oppression and suffering. Safeguard, I say, in the hope that humanity would one day be intelligent enough to pay heed. It is not altogether unusual for the virtuous to be slain at the hands of vengeful seekers of power and …

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Where Do We Find God?

Someone wrote to me: "I need to find God. Where can I find God?" And I thought, "I need to find God too. Don’t we all? Where can we find Him?" This is what came to mind – fourteen places to find God. Of course, there are many more, maybe …

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Islamic Ethics: Anger is an Animalistic Trait

It is He who has sent amongst the unlettered a messenger from among themselves, to rehearse to them His signs, to sanctify them, and to instruct them in scripture and Wisdom, although they had been in manifest error. (Holy Qur’an) One should know what the carnal desires are and then …

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