Yemen Under Attack

The crime against humanity has been started in Yemen during the war-free months by Saudi Arabia.

According to the news, Saudi Arabia’s attacks against the country have killed at least 4021 people and injured 7017 others since 26 March 2015. Based on the report, the casualties include 576 children and 261 women.

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Yemen Under Attack

 

Ashura Day

Every year on the day of Ashura, Millions of Muslims dressed in black, take to street to mourn the martyrdom anniversary of the prophet Muhammad’s grandson and his all companions.

These photos show a mourning procession held by people in one area in Tehran, Iran.

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Ashura in Iran

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Quote about Muharram

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Reference: (1995) The Ashura Uprising in the Words and Messages of Imam Khomeini.Tehran, Iran:The Institute for Compilation and Publication of Imam Khomeini’s Works

Ashura is not عاشورا!

As you may know, “Ashura” is English translation for “عاشورا” in Persian and Arabic languages, but when you search both titles separately on Google image, you will find the results completely different!

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The results of searching “عاشورا”

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How media show “Ashura”

If you notice to websites hosted the images  of the results, you will see that the most results of عاشورا are connected to Iranian websites in Persian language, but most of “Ashura” images are connected to western websites and famous media like IBTimes and The Telegraph.

The question is why such media depict a bloody Ashura and try to attribute this violence to Shia people while self-flagellation with knives or chains is absolutely impermissible in Islam as the command of the supreme leader of Iran, Imam Khamenei, and other clerics.

A Letter From The Leader to the Youth

Probably you have heard of an unexpected open letter from Iran supreme leader to the youth of Europe and North America. You can read the letter right from here by your own and connect it to a key event of Islam such as Ashura.

 Some key sentences of the letter is provided as images:

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Ashura and disseminating sadness and tears among people?!

Each year, on the tenth of Muharram, the first month in lunar calendar, Millions of people, dressed in black, take to the streets and mosques to mourn the martyrdom anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Imam Hussain (PBUH), on a day known as Ashura.

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Ashura in Karbala

The supreme leader of the Islamic republic of Iran made a speech about Ashura in 2008:

“…I would like to make some statements regarding Muharram and Ashura. Muharram is one of the historical stages that I talked about. The Shia have made every effort to keep Ashura alive. As you see, for many years and centuries in succession never have the people following the Prophet’s (PBUH) household and believing in the Prophet’s (PBUH) household forgotten Imam Hussain’s memory, Imam Hussain’s name, Imam Hussain’s burial place and Imam Hussain’s mourning. Many efforts have been made to encourage people to forget the events of Ashura, but people never did so. You have heard the story of Motavakel and his blocking the way [to Karbala]. They have committed foolish acts and raised foolish objections. Throughout history, they have raised numerous seemingly scientific, emotional and experiential objections. Nevertheless, Shiites have kept them alive and must do so.
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Tears on Ashura

Why are you disseminating sadness, crying and tears among people?” They complain. This is not sadness and tears for the sake of sadness and tears. Read More…

Karbala in the words of the Prophet Muhammad

Congratulations to all believers in God for the birth anniversary of his last Messenger , the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his descendants).

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“My son is buried in a land called Karbala, a monument which has always been an Islamic Dome as there God saved the companions of the Prophet Noah from the hurricane.”

 -Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) (Kamil Al-Ziarat; p.269)

قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و آله:

 “يُقْبَرُ ابْنِي بِأَرْضٍ يُقَالُ لَهَا كَرْبَلَاءُ هِيَ الْبُقْعَةُ الَّتِي كَانَتْ فِيهَا قُبَّةُ الْإِسْلَامِ الَّتِي نَجَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهَا الْمُؤْمِنِينَ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مَعَ نُوحٍ فِي الطُّوفَانِ”

کامل الزیارات، صفحه 269

A man from the descendants of Imam Hussain

Today marks the leadership commencement anniversary of a man from the descendants of Imam Hussain (PBUH). A man who has been appointed as the 12th and the last Imam since 1176 years ago.

He is Imam Mahdi who has been living among us right now although we do not know him, but there is no doubt in his reappearance as God and his holy Prophets have promised:

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Quote about Imam Hussain by Mahatma Gandhi

The epic created by Imam Hussain (Peace be upon him) is eternal.  It continues to arouse human conscience and has not been limited to Muslims. It has inspired non-Muslims as well throughout the ages.

Mahatma Gandhi, who led the struggle for the independence of India from British rule, and who initiated the Non-Violent Movement, made the famous statement about Imam Hussain:

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More at Impact of Imam Hussain (PBUH) on Non-Muslims

Quote about Imam Hussain by Charles Dickens

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Charles Dickens, the famous English writer of such prominent works as “Great Expectations”, “Hard Times”, and “David Copperfield”, has said about the prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Imam Hussain (PBUH):

“If Husain had fought to quench his worldly desires, as alleged by certain Christian critics, then I do not understand why his sister, wife, and children accompanied him. It stands to reason therefore, that he sacrificed purely for Islam.”

Ashura in Karbala

Day of Ashura in 2014 in Karbala, near the Holy shrine of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Imam Hussain (PBUH):

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Ashura in the Holy shrine of Imam Hussain (PBUH) in Karbala, Iraq.

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Prayer in Congregation on the day of Ashura in Karbala

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Nazri food offered to the mourners on the day of Ashura in karbala.

 

On the way to Karbala -2

The latest photos of Arbaeen 2014 published :

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Arbaeen 2014 – Imam Khomeini photo on the way to Karbala

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Arbaeen 2014 – on the way to Karbala

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Arbaeen 2014 – polishing your shoes for the love of Imam Hussain

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20 million people in Karbala for Arbaeen 2014

According to the news of today, the estimated number of pilgrims flocking to the holy city of Karbala for Arbaeen 2014 was said to hit 20 million.

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Arbaeen night – 12th December 2014 in Karbala

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Arbaeen 2014 – in Karbala

More pilgrims from around the world are pouring into Karbala to commemorate the religious ceremony, which marks the 40th day after the anniversary of martyrdom of Prophet Mohammad’s grandson, Imam Hossein (PBUH).

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Arbaeen 2014 – Walking to Karbala

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Arbaeen 2014 – Walking to Karbala

Black-clad pilgrims are walking toward Karbala, where they will take part in the mourning ceremonies around Imam Hossein’s holy shrine.

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Arbaeen night – 12th December 2014 in Karbala

According to Iraqi authorities, some 17 million people have already arrived in the holy city and a three million more are expected for Saturday.

Arbaeen Quote

Imam Hasan Al-Askari (PBUH) who is from the descendant of Imam Hussain and the prophet Muhammad (PBUH)  has said: [1]

The signs of a believer are five:

1.Performing 51 units of prayer [2] [of which 17 units are the obligatory prayers and 34 units are the recommended prayers per day]
2. Pilgrimage of Imam Hussain (PBUH) on Arbaeen [the 40th day following Ashura],
3. Wearing a ring on the right hand,
4. Placing the forehead on the earth [during Sajdah in the prayer];
5. Saying Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim” [which means “In the name of God, the compassionate, the merciful”] aloud during the prayer “[3]

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[1] The quotation from Imam Hasan Al-Askari in Arabic language:

“علامات المؤمنین خمس : صلاةُ الاحدی و الخمسین و زیارةُ الاربعین والتـَختم فی الیَمین و تـَعفیرُ الجـَبین و الجَهر ببسم الله الرحمن الرحیم”

[2]  Each prayer or Salat in Islam consists of  individual units called Rakat. Each Rakat is very similar to each other except some minor details.

[3] References: Tahzib Al-Ahkam: V.6 , P.52;  Mesbah Al-mojtahid: p.730

Arbaeen – When you Love some one…

In this video you can see some parts of a documentary named Ma’bar which is about the people walking to Karbala to arrive at Arbaeen. The main language of the complete version of this documentary is Persian and you can download it from here.

The 40th day

Every year, on the 40th day, something amazing happens in Karbala…

On the way to Karbala – Arbaeen 2014

Arbaeen 2014 is coming in less than a week.

Some people have already begun their journey of about 550 kilometers from Basrah, a city in Iraq, to arrive in Karbala at Arbaeen 2014.

The day of Arbaeen is 40 days following Ashura and in this year, Arbaeen will fall on 13th December.

Here are some photos of people walking toward Karbala and the people who offer food , fruits and everything they may need on the way to Karbala.

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Arbaeen 2014 – On the way to Karbala

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Arbaeen 2014 – On the way to Karbala

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Arbaeen 2014 – On the way to Karbala

Can you guess what the photographer want to show us by the following Image of Arbaeen?!

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Arbaeen 2014 – On the way to Karbala

Yes,  actually It is a bit hard to understand but the man is offering a pleasant smell to Imam Hussain’s pilgrims on the way to Karbala.

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Arbaeen 2014 – On the way to Karbala

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Arbaeen 2014 – On the way to Karbala

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Arbaeen 2014 – On the way to Karbala

Feeding Imam Hussain’s pilgrims for the love of Imam hussain on the way to Karbala

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Arbaeen 2014 – On the way to Karbala

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Arbaeen 2014 – On the way to Karbala

In the following four images, you can see how people offer their homes to Imam Hussain’s pilgrims for resting at night for free on the way to Karbala.

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Arbaeen-2014 – Offering free accommodation

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Arbaeen-2014 – Offering their homes as free accommodation to Imam Hussain’s pilgrims

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Arbaeen-2014 – Offering free accommodation

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Arbaeen-2014 – Offering free accommodation

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Arbaeen 2014 – On the way to Karbala

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Arbaeen 2014

 

 See more photos of Arbaeen at Arbaeen

 

 

Ashura in mountain

Some Shia Muslims held a procession in mountain in Iran, to mark the day of Ashura 2014.

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Ashura in Iran

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