Folk tales are not merely folktales but they are the lessons that we learn from the past. This isnt a fairytale. This is the story of ego, selfishness, rage and death. Once upon a time there was a city known for its peace, tranquility and progress. A fresh water river flowing through its heart, the … Continue reading Let the sleeping giant lie
Rumi Parables: DON’T CHANGE THE WORLD
Once upon a time, there was a king who ruled a prosperous country. One day, he went for a trip to some distant areas of his country. When he was back to his palace, he complained that his feet were very painful, because it was the first time that he went for such a long … Continue reading Rumi Parables: DON’T CHANGE THE WORLD
Rumi Parables: The Lion Tattoo
What is it to know something of God? Burn inside that presence. Burn up. Copper melts in the healing elixir. So melt yourself in the mixture that sustains existence.
Zahhak: The Legendary Serpent King
“But all this world is like a tale we hear - Men's evil, and their glory, disappear.” The Book of Kings
Najaf: The city of Wisdom
I promise each click in this blog will open the gates of wisdom for you as you will be able to learn a lot about the history and ancient tales.
Arbaeen: The journey of love, walk to heaven
The Day of Arbaeen marks forty days after the Day of Ashura, the day Imam Hussain , the son of Imam Ali, was killed in the Battle of Karbala. Imam Hussain was a 7th century revolutionary leader who sacrificed his life for social justice. The Arabic word ‘Arbaeen’ (pronounced Arr-ba-een) translates to forty (i.e. fortieth day). The traditional period of … Continue reading Arbaeen: The journey of love, walk to heaven
Rise of Hussain: The holy head on the Spear
The entire army of loyal devotees of Imam Hussain have laid their lives to glorify the essence and purity of the family of the holy Prophet (PBUH) and negated the ideology and tyranny of Yazid. The battlefield is silent now and the bodies of companions of Imam Hussain can be seen scattered everywhere. Baby Ali … Continue reading Rise of Hussain: The holy head on the Spear
Heroes of Karbala: Epic tale of battle between truth and falsehood (part 1)
On 10th of Muharram known as Ashur, the Battle of truth against falsehood began.
Rise of Hussain: Night of Ashur & loyal companions
I permit all of you to go away. You are free to depart without any restriction and should take advantage of the darkness of night.
Rise of Hussain: In the valley of Death
On Thursday, the 2nd of Islamic month of Muharram 61 A.H. Imam Hussain camped at a place in the region of Naynava called Karbala. On the following day Umar bin Sad bin Abi Waqqas Zohari reached there from Kufa with 4000 soldiers and encamped opposite the camp of Imam Hussain. Sad belonged to the family … Continue reading Rise of Hussain: In the valley of Death
Rise of Hussain: The story of great Betrayal
After leaving Makkah, Imam Hussain’s caravan was heading towards Kufa. Kufa was the main military headquarter of Yazid’s caliphate. Imam Hussain’s emissary Muslim was already in the city seeking public allegiance for Hussain. Yazid removed the Governor of Kufa and appointed Abdullah Ibne Zayad as the new governor. Ibne Zayad upon reaching Kufa started mass … Continue reading Rise of Hussain: The story of great Betrayal
Rise of Hussain: The journey to the glory begins
After seeing death threats and pressure from the governor of his own city Madina, Hussain decided to leave his beloved city with his family members. The caravan consisted of his two sisters i.e. Zainab and Umme Kulsum, wives, brothers, and his children including a six-month-old infant child known as Ali Asghar nephews, housemaids and a … Continue reading Rise of Hussain: The journey to the glory begins
Rise of Hussain: Who was Yazid?
The injustice, intrepidity and impiety of Yazid also penetrated into the Muslim ummah".
Rise of Hussain : Causes behind the great battle (Part 2)
After the demise of Imam Ali, the son of Ali and grandson of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) Imam Hassan attained to the caliphate. At this time the Muslim society had assumed a peculiar form. Their strength had been divided almost evenly, and if Imam Hassan had continued fighting against Mu'awiya (the other contender for the … Continue reading Rise of Hussain : Causes behind the great battle (Part 2)
Rise of Hussain: Causes behind the great battle of Karbala (Part 1)
Taking advantage of the lenient state of affairs, the people began to amass wealth and property from the Baytul Mal (public treasury) of the Muslims.