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Nafasul Mahmoom (including incidents after Ashura) maaref-foundation.com by Shaykh Abbas Qummi

The birth of Imam Husayn (a), his virtues, traditions about him, history of events preceding Karbala, tragedy of Karbala including the martyrdom of Imam Husayn (a), sermons of Imam Zayn al-`Abideen (a) and Hadhrat Zaynab (a), and other incidents after Ashura  PDF  epub

The Life of Imam Hussain (as) -Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi    Hussaini Encylopedia Project

Hussain the savior of Islam  |     Kerbala & Ashura   The Hidden truth about kerbala   | Saqifah to Karbala

Ashura - Misrepresentations and Distortions by Ayatullah Murtadha Mutahhari

A'zadari - 40 Ahadith  pdf   40 more hadith

Events and Circumstances Surronding the Martrydom of al-Husain b. Ali by I.K.A Howard (Ph.D)

Imam Hussain -Views of Non Muslims  Factsheet pdf

Excellences of the Imam Husayn in Sunni Hadith Tradition by M. Ayoub

Islamic occassions links Karbala      |  Imam Hussain Timeline Qfatima pdf

 Letter to sponsors / reciters /Majlis etiquettes  |   Lessons from Kerbala 1 | Some key points from lectures  

  The Journey of Imam Husain.ppsx  | What is Muharram pps  |The Karbala pdf 

Khutbat of Imam Hussain-mp3  urdu  |  Quotes from Imam   | Articles ( press)

<< FILMS >> 

When The Skies Wept Blood  | Short film utube |  Crying for Imam Hussain |  Teflane Muslim ibn Aqeel  |   Caravan of Pride   |   Fateful Day / Ruz e Waqiah  |  Muharram Latmiyat Videos  |   Shadow Upon The Sun

 POSTERS/ IMAGES

-Poster 1  |  Poster 2  | Posters3 zip  |  Ashura Handbill  | www.WhoisHussain.org |   Imam Will poster for imambargahs  |  Azadari around world

 

Know about the 'Family' of Imam Hussain (as) :-
Father Imam Ali(as) Mother Syeda Fatima Zehra(sa) Brother Imam Hassan (as) | Hz Abbas
Sister: Syeda Zainub  /(Book on life) ,  

E BOOKS from www.IslamicMobility.com

Ashura Encyclopedia.pdf
 Why Prostrate on Karbala'sTurba   LECTURES ON ASHURA.

  Imam Hussain bin Ali Balagh

  Lohoof Sighs of Sorrow

Websites

www.Whoishussain.org www.the10thday.com Azadari4imam.org
  http://karbala-london.com/ www.imamhussain.org   Myazadari.com

 

 

     

LINKS FROM www.al-islam.org.....

Al-Abbasby Badr Shahin

In this book, the reader will find chapters covering the whole life account of al-Abbas in addition to a brief presentation of the historical circumstances that led him to be on the top in the list of the heroes of humanity in general and Islam in particular.
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Imam Husayn's Revolution: An Analytical Review by Yusuf Fadhl

This survey of the unique revolution of Imam Husayn (as) is analytical in essence, its purpose is to give a qualitative rather than quantative account. The following account is only a person's viewpoint which is not necessarily the complete answer, nevertheless, it is based on the most popular and trustworthy authorities on the subject.
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Karbala and Beyond by Yasin T. Al-Jibouri

This book contains a brief yet documented narrative of an incident that took place in Karbala’’, Iraq, in 61 A.H. (After Hijra, or Hegira)/680 A.D. It refers to a revolution against tyranny and oppression led by Imam al-Husayn son of Imam Ali ibn [son of] Abu [father of] Talib and grandson of Prophet Muhammad.
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The truth about Al-Husayn’s Revolt  by Ayatullah Murtadha Mutahhari

The text is a transcript of a sermon/lecture the late author had delivered in gatherings held in Tehran for the annual commemoration of the martyrdom of Imam Husayn. Original title: Haqiqatun Nahdhal Husayniya
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The Uprising of Ashura and Responses to Doubts by ‘Ali Asghar Ridwani

A detailed account of the life of Imam Husayn (a) and his personality, the tragedy of Karbala and the sacrifice of the Imam (a) and his companions, and a detailed analysis of Shi’i behaviours, like mourning and crying to refute the doubts of being un-Islamic. 
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Understanding Karbala by Allamah Sayyid Sa'eed Akhtar Rizvi

This text is basically a collection of articles published in different periodicals over the years and a radio speech, but they were arranged by the author himself in this present book form and published originally in Urdu.
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The Radiance of Imam Husayn by S. M. Husayn Husayni Tehrani

The following is a translation of the text Lamaat Al Husain, the Radiance of Husain, quotes and sayings of the Eminent Lord of the Martyrs, Husain ibn ‘Ali, peace be upon them.
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The World Finally Speaks At Karbala Tribunals by Dr. Hatem Abu Shahba

This text presents the heartbreaking historical facts of the tragedy of Husayn ibn 'Ali (as) for the first time in a courtroom setting and proposes the idea of establishing an international court tribunal to try his killers and the perpetrators of the massacre of Karbala.
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Arbaeen of Imam Husayn by Shaykh Saleem Bhimji

What follows in this piece is a brief look at the “Arba‘een” [the commemoration of 40 days after the tragic events of Karbala] of Imam al-Husayn, peace be upon him.
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 Probe into the History of Ashura by Dr Ibrahim Ayati  
A history of the events leading to and including the tragedy of Karbala, and its aftermath.

Full-Length Text A'zadari - 40 Ahadith  
Full-Length Text Arabic Accounts of al-Husayn's Martyrdom by I.K.A Howard  
An attempt to reconstruct the tradition of historical writing about the martyrdom of the Imam al‑Husayn. The narrative into 8 distinct sections.

Full-Length Text Ashura Encyclpopedia al-imam.net by Jawad Muhaddithy  
Detailed accounts of people, places and events surrounding the al-Taff Battle and the martyrdom of Imam Husayn (a), members of his huosehold and companions on Ashura Day.
 
Full-Length Text Battle of Harrah by Muhammad Ali Chenarani  
An analytical look at the historic account of the invasion and horrific plunder of the holy city of Medina in the year 63 AH by the army of Yazid b. Mu'awiyah.
 
Full-Length Text Events and Circumstances Surronding the Martrydom of al-Husain b. Ali by I.K.A Howard (Ph.D)  
This account is based principally on the account of Abu Mikhnaf (d. 132 A.H.) as it has been preserved in the writings of al‑Tabari. It discusses the events that culminated in the murder of the Prophet's grandson.
 
Full-Length Text Lamentations (Part Two): The Tragedy of the Lord of the Martyrs almahdi.4t.com by Shaykh Mohammad Ishtihardi  
Translated by Shaykh Arif Abdulhussain, edited by Dr. I.K.A. Howard. Spiritual literature commemorating the tragedy of Karbala. Covers partial history of Karbala, including the death of Mu`awiyah, the martyrdom of Muslim ibn Aqil in Kufa, the journey from Makkah to Karbala, the events leading up to `Ashura, the martyrdom of the companions of the Imam (a), the martyrdom of the family members of the Imam (a), the farewell of the Imam (a), and the martyrdom of Imam Husayn (a).
 
Full-Length Text Maqtal al-Husain: Martyrdom Epic of Imam al-Husain (a) by Abd al-Razzaq al-Muqarram  
A detailed and authentic account of the tragedy of Karbala and the sacrifice of Imam Hussain (a).
 
Full-Length Text Nafasul Mahmum Relating to the heart rending tragedy of Karbala by Sheikh Abbas Qummi  
A historical account, using original sources, of the Tragedy of Karbala, from the time of the birth of Imam Hussain till the time of Mukhtar's revolt.
 
Full-Length Text Tears For Kerbala by Dr. Liakat Dewji  
Presenting children with traditional majaalis (lectures) of the twelve days of Muharram. Detailed biographies of companions and family members of Imam Husayn (a), and accounts of the events before and after the day of 'Ashura.
 
Full-Length Text The Revolution of al-Husayn (a) by Shaykh Muhammad Shams al-Din  
The impact of Karbala on the consciousness of Muslim society. Ziyara (pilgrimage), lamentation poetry, remembering Imam Husayn (a), and weeping.
 
Full-Length Text The Sacred Effusion: Reflections on Ziyarat Ashura by Sh Muhammad Khalfan  
A unique and original piece of research on the sacred supplication of Ziyarat Ashura of Imam Husayn (as). The reader will come to appreciate the core reality of the ziyarah being: "to deflect from other than the visited one". The reflections in this publication centre around this theme: if we truly intend Imam al-Husayn (as) then we must realize that he is the very epitome of Islam. The more we revive Islamic values individually and socially, the closer we come to Imam al-Husayn (as) and therefore our ziyarat gains true meaning.
 
Full-Length Text Victory of Truth: The Life of Zaynab bint 'Ali by M. H. Bilgrami  
Biography of the daughter of Imam 'Ali (a), her early life, and her important role in the events of Karbala, Kufa and Damascus.
 
Full-Length Text Yazid was never Amirul Mu'minin by Sheikh Abdillahi Nassir  
This book corrects the claim made by those who say Yazid was Amirul Muminin (Commander of the believers), with proofs and evidence from the traditions (ahadith) of the Prophet (s) and the books of prominent Muslim scholars.
Ashura - Misrepresentations and Distortions by Ayatullah Murtadha Mutahhari  
4 sermons from Ayatullah Mutahhari on distortions that have taken place in regard to the events of 'Ashura.

In-Depth / Journal Articles A Glance at Historiography in Shi'ite Culture by Rasul Ja'fariyan  
Shi'i historians throughout history and their works on the prophets, kalami, hadithi, and maqtal literature, cities and regions, and the 12 Imams.

In-Depth / Journal Articles Ashura Lectures 1990 by Dr. I.K.A Howard  
 
 
In-Depth / Journal Articles Elegy (Marthiya) on Husayn by Lynda Clarke  
The place of marthiya in literary and religious tradition, with translations of some examples of elegies on Imam Husayn (a).

In-Depth / Journal Articles Excellences of the Imam Husayn in Sunni Hadith Tradition by M. Ayoub  
The life of Imam Husayn has acquired special significance in Muslim piety and has a universal significance in all of Muslim tradition.
 
In-Depth / Journal Articles Imam Husain And His Martyrdom by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, London, 1931.  
The month of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, brings with it the memory of the sacrifice of Imam Husayn [a], the grandson of Prophet Muhammad [s], and his noble family and friends. This short text reflects the deep admiration of its author towards Imam Husayn [a] and an insight into the tragedy of Karbala, its reasons and its consequences. It is presented with the hope that it will foster the Islamic unity and the brotherly love that the author seeks in his preface.
 
In-Depth / Journal Articles Imam Husayn's concept of Religion and Leadership by S.H.M Jafri  
Meaning and purpose of religion, necessity of leadership, functions of the Imam, and a study of some of the events of Karbala.
 
In-Depth / Journal Articles Karbala and Imam Husayn in Persian and Indo-Muslim literature by Annemarie Schimmel  
The importance of elegies on Imam Husayn as literary works, and an explanation of some of their major themes and imagery.
 
In-Depth / Journal Articles Karbala: An enduring paradigm of Islamic revivalism by Sayyid Wahid Akhtar  
The impact of the mourning of Imam Husayn (a) in Islamic history
 
In-Depth / Journal Articles Martyrdom of Imam Husayn and the Muslim and Jewish Calendars by Sayyid Sa'eed Akhtar Rizvi  
Is the commemoration of the tragedy of Karbala a bid'ah (innovation)? The command to observe the 10th of Muharram as a day of mourning in the Old Testament.
 
In-Depth / Journal Articles The Fast of 'Ashura by Sayyid Sa'eed Akhtar Rizvi  
Authenticity of traditions encouraging Muslims to fast on the 'Ashura, the 10th of Muharram.
 
In-Depth / Journal Articles The Martyr of Karbala by Dr. Mahmoud Ayoub  
An essay focusing on the elements of revolution and martyrdom of the tragedy of Karbala.
 
In-Depth / Journal Articles The Social and Spiritual Significance of Urdu Marthiya by Karrar Husain  
 
 
In-Depth / Journal Articles The Tawwabin (The Repenters) by Dr. I.K.A Howard
Short Commentary of Ziyarat Ashura al-mubin.org by Ali Asghar Azizi Tehrani  
 

Article / Short-Length Text Abbas - The standard bearer of Husain (a) by Zakir  
The story of Abbas, the brother of Imam Husayn (a), and his contributions in Karbala - from the book Tears and Tributes.
 
Article / Short-Length Text After Shahadat by Dr. Ali Shariati  
The importance and significance of Shahadat (martyrdom). The role of a Shahid. Lessons from the martyrdom of Imam Husayn (a). From the book 'Jihad and Shahadat' by Dr. Shariati.

Article / Short-Length Text Ali Akbar, the Hashmite Prince by Zakir  
The story of Ali Akbar, the son of Imam Husayn (a), in Karbala - from the book Tears and Tributes
 
Article / Short-Length Text An Everlasting Instruction - Imam al-Ĥusayn’s (‘a) Journey to Makka by Abū Muĥammad Zaynu’l 'Ābidīn  
Part of the Hajj 2004 handouts prepared by scholars of the Hawza.
 
Article / Short-Length Text Ashura', the 10th of Muharram by Muhammad Rida Hakimi  
A historical analysis of what led to the tragedy of Karbala
 
Article / Short-Length Text Betrayal in Kufa by Zakir  
An excerpt from the book 'Tears and Tributes' on Imam Husayn's (a) intent to go to Kufa, the betrayl of its people, and tragedy of the death of his cousin Muslim b. Aqeel.
 
Article / Short-Length Text Dhakiri by Mulla Bashir Rahim  
Evolution of Dhakiri, the remembrance of the tragedy of Karbala, and its philosophy.
 
Article / Short-Length Text Editorial Muharram by Al-Tawhid Journal Editors  
An editorial of Tawhid Journal covering: Significance of the month of Muharram, responsibility of the Dhakir, duty of enjoining Good and forbidding evil and Contextualizing the Struggle with the Current State of Muslims.
 
Article / Short-Length Text Imam Husayn (views of Non Muslims)  
An Islamic Factsheet: Short and concise articles on a single subject in numerous languages. Excellent for quick reading, Muslim centers or places of learning, da'wah purposes, or to give to your friends and coworkers. Part of the Personalities Factsheets.

Article / Short-Length Text Karbala and Ashura by Ali Hussain Jalai  
A brief yet documented narrative of events that took place in Medinah, Mecca, Karbāla’, Kufah, and Syria, and began in Rajab, 60 A.H. (680 CE) and ended in Muharram 61.

Article / Short-Length Text Karbala: The cause by Mulla Bashir Rahim  
History of events that led to the tragedy of Karbala.

Article / Short-Length Text Karbala: The Islamic Conscience by Mulla Bashir Rahim  
The mission of Imam Husayn (a). Case studies of two martyrs in Karbala: Zuhayr ibn Qayn, and Hur bin Yazid.

Article / Short-Length Text Karbala: The Pleasure of Allah by Mulla Bashir Rahim  
Dhibhin Adhim (the great sacrifice) as mentioned in the Qur'an; the stories of Prophet Ibrahim and Imam Husayn (a).

Article / Short-Length Text Our Husayn (a), Mourning him and his Karbala by Allama al-Sheikh al-Ameeni Views: 7413
The Prophet's fore-knowledge of the events of Karbala, and events in the early life of Imam Husayn (a) that display this knowledge. An article by Allamah al-Ameeni, English translation.

Article / Short-Length Text Remembering Karbala Once Again by Meer Anis and Mirza Dabeer  
Selected elegies (Marsias) of Meer Anis and Mirza Dabeer

Article / Short-Length Text Sayyida Zainab bint 'Ali (a) by M. H. Bilgrami  
Ziyarat of Hazrat Zainab, early life, growing up in Madina, and womanhood.

Article / Short-Length Text Sorrows and Sufferings by Noorali S. Merchant  
A Collection of Poems on the martyrdom of Imam Husayn (a), and 'what others have to say about Imam Husayn (a)'.

Article / Short-Length Text The History and Philosophy of Aza of Imam Husayn(a) by Mulla Bashir Rahim  
Message of Imam Husayn (a), evolution and importance of 'Aza, 'Aza at a personal level and as an instrument of tabligh.

Article / Short-Length Text The Sermon Of Mina  
The famous speech of Imam Husayn (a) delivered in Mina on his journey from Makkah to Kufa in 60 AH. Lessons learnt from the sermon, and an english translation of the text
e Track of Blood by Musavi Garmarudi  
English poem in commemoration of the martyrdom of Imam Husayn (a).

Article / Short-Length Text The Youths of Karbala by Zakir  
An excerpt from the book 'Tears and Tributes' on the young martyrs from the family of Imam Husayn (a), who gave their lives in Karbala.

Article / Short-Length Text Why Commemorate the Massacre? by Shaykh Muhammad Jawad Chirri  
How the commemoration of the martyrdom of Imam Husayn (a) and the events of Karbala is a source of unity among Muslims and not a cause of division.

 

LINKS from ABNA.ir

Tragedy of Karbala Remains Unforgetable 
2010/12/08

Imam Hussain (A.S); A 37
Allamah Iqbal on Imam Hussain(A.S.) 
2010/12/08
Imam Hussain (A.S); A 36
Causes of the rise of Imam Hussain(A.S.)
2010/12/08
 
Imam Hussain (A.S); A 35
The Phenomenon of Weeping in the Rites of Azadari 
2010/12/08
 
Imam Hussain (A.S); A 34
The Stages of the Rites of Azadari 
2010/12/08
 
Imam Hussain (A.S); A 33
The Public Rites of Remembrance for Imam Hussain(A.S.) 
2010/12/08
 
Imam Hussain (A.S); A 32
Rites of Remembrance for Imam Hussain(A.S.) by Ahlul Bayt 
2010/12/08
 
Imam Hussain (A.S); A 31
Lamentation Poetry for Imam Hussain(A.S.) 
2010/12/08
 
Imam Hussain (A.S); A 30
Objectives and Aims of the Ziyarah to Imam Hussain(A.S.) 
2010/12/08
 
Imam Hussain (A.S); A 29
Ziarat Ashura of Imam Hussain (as), Arabic & English Text 
2010/12/08
 
Imam Hussain (A.S); A 28
Find More on Imam Hussein (AS) 
2010/12/08
 
Imam Hussain (A.S); A 27
Muharram (poem) 
2010/12/07
 
Imam Hussain (A.S); A 26
Hussein in Global Eyes: The Right is the Might 
2010/12/07
 
Imam Hussain (A.S); A 25
What the Holy Prophet of Islam (pbuh) Said About Imam Hassan & Imam Hussain (pbut)? 
2010/12/07
 
Imam Hussain (A.S); A 24
How Do We View Imam Husayn (A.S) in the Depth of History? 
2010/12/07
 
Imam Hussain (A.S); A 23
Chronology of the Life of Imam Husayn(A.S.) 
2010/12/07
 
Imam Hussain (A.S); A 22
About the Map of Imam Husayn's Journey to Karbala 
2010/12/07
 
Imam Hussain (A.S); A 21
Khak E Shifa 
2010/12/07
 
Imam Hussain (A.S); A 20
The Holy City of Karbala 
2010/12/07
 
Imam Hussain (A.S); A 19
Some of the Virtues of Imam Husain (A.S.) 
2010/12/07
 
Imam Hussain (A.S); A 18
Companions of Imam Husain (A.S.) and their Martyrdom 
2010/12/07
 
Imam Hussain (A.S); A 17
Birth of Imam Husain (A.S.) 
2010/12/07
 
Imam Hussain (A.S); A 16
Muharram and Safar - A Time of Mourning 
2010/12/07
 
Imam Hussain (A.S); A 15
Philosophy of Muharram 
2010/12/07
 
Imam Hussain (A.S); A 14
The Message of Karbala 
2010/12/07
 
Imam Hussain (A.S); A 13
The Philosophy of the Martyrdom of Imam Husayn (A.S.) 
2010/12/07
 
Imam Hussain (A.S); A 12
Martyrdom of Muslim Ibn Aqil in Kufah 
2010/12/07
 
Imam Hussain (A.S); A 11
The Tragedy of the Two Young Sons of Muslim Ibn Aqil 
2010/12/06
 
Imam Hussain (A.S); A 10
The History and Philosophy of Aza-e-Husain (A.S.) 
2010/12/06
 
Imam Hussain (A.S); A 9
Qais Ibn Musaher: The Ambassador of Imam Husain (A.S.) 
2010/12/06
 
Imam Hussain (A.S); A 8
Hazrat Ali Asghar: The Youngest Child of Imam Husain (A.S.) 
2010/12/06
 
Imam Hussain (A.S); A 7
Imam Husain's Historic Journey to Karbala 
2010/12/06
 
Imam Hussain (A.S); A 6
The Events after Ashura 
2010/12/06
 
Imam Hussain (A.S); A 5
Urdu Marsiay and Nohay 
2010/12/06
 
Imam Hussain (A.S); A 4
Prophecy of the Martyrdom of Imam Husayn (‘a) in the Musnad of Ibn Hanbal 
2010/12/06
 
Imam Hussain (A.S); A 3
Maqtal Works During the Safawid and Qajarid Eras 
1389/09/15 - 18:52
 
Imam Hussain (A.S); A 2
The Land of Karbala 
2010/12/06
 
Imam Hussain (A.S); A 1
The Truth About Imam Husain’s Revolution 
2010/12/06
 
The Religion of Clemency and Mercy 
2010/12/05