Khulq: The need for ethics in life

Just as the human body needs food, clothing and a shelter, so does his soul need ethics and education. A person who is ignorant of the facts of creation, who is not nurtured with moral conducts, and is not void of obnoxious traits is only superficially a human being; he is in fact far away … Continue reading Khulq: The need for ethics in life

The Cure of Arrogance by Imam Ali

Arrogance is a state of feeling important, feeling that one has a special place. Reality is taken from him and he only uses his imagination. Everyone, in reality, is nothing. Everybody is from dirt and will return to dirt. One's self is also in real need, his life; health and property are not in his … Continue reading The Cure of Arrogance by Imam Ali

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

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

Hussain who said ‘No’: The Universalist

Hussain (Peace Be Upon Him) said, “Death with dignity is better than a life of humiliation.”  Just over 50 years of the death of Muhammad (the last Prophet of Islam), the Muslim rulership was sliding into corruption under the tyrant Yazid, from the Ummayad family. Hussain (Peace Be Upon Him), the son of Ali and … Continue reading Hussain who said ‘No’: The Universalist

Children of Lesser God: Third gender in Pakistan

The word Hijra has, ironically, become a curse in Pakistan which clearly shows the cruelty and obliviousness of a society. Moreover, transgenders are often cast away by their families in Pakistan and many were forced to become either beggars or sex workers owing to lack of acceptance and social status. Part of the transgender or Hijra community, … Continue reading Children of Lesser God: Third gender in Pakistan