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Monthly Archives: December 2011

New year’s resolution anybody?

So 2012 is nearly upon us and if the world doesn’t end as the Mayans predicted, it is worthwhile thinking about a goal that we would like to achieve in the coming year. Yes, a ‘new year’s resolution’. The term is a dreaded one for many – as one facebook …

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Are we true to Imam Hussain [as]?

“If Husayn was one of us, we would have put up a flag and a minaret for him in every part of the earth and called the people to Christianity!” – Antoine Bara. It isn’t uncommon to hear people say “How fast Muharram has come and gone!” after the day …

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Muharram Message 2011

In His Name, the Most High Throughout the centuries, countless men and women have sought to unravel the secret of Karbala. With the passage of time, the grand personality of Imam Hussain (peace be upon him) and the legacy of his epic stand have only increased in significance, greatness and …

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Karbala: A Revolution of Hearts and Minds

The event of Karbala always evokes strong emotions and deep intellectual thoughts which touch and affect the whole existence of those who seek to find a path through it. But the significance of this event goes much beyond the mere unveiling of the corruption and deviations perpetrated by Banu Umayya. …

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Muslim ibn Aqeel: Principle, Loyalty and Sacrifice

Whenever mention is made of Muslim ibn Aqeel (a), one is immediately reminded of loyalty, courage and sacrifice. Integrity, valour and steadfastness still shine upon the pages of time with pride at the achievements of this great personality. Indeed, he stands as an eternal symbol of fortitude, faith and virtue …

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Imam Hussain’s Revolution: An Analytical Review

This survey of the unique revolution of Imam Hussain (p.b.u.h.) is analytical in essence. The purpose of this essay is to give a qualitative rather than quantitative account. It has dealt with the causes, policy and results of this eternal revolution. This is done in the hope of unveiling the …

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Muharram 2011 with Sheikh Shomali

The AhlulBayt Islamic Mission (AIM) and the Islamic Centre of England organised a series of Majalis in the English language for Muharram 2011 with Sheikh Mohammad Ali Shomali entitled ‘The Spiritual Struggle of Karbala’. The Majalis started on Saturday 26th November 2011 and went on until Tuesday 6th December 2011 …

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