Muharram and Kerbala
"O' Fatimah! Every eye shall be weeping on the Day of Judgment except the eye which has shed tears over the tragedy of Husain (as).. Holy Prophet (saw)
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Al-Abbas by 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.

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.

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.
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

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.
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
A'zadari - 40 Ahadith
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.
Ashura Encyclpopedia 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.
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.
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.
Lamentations (Part Two): The Tragedy of the Lord of the Martyrs 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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 by Ali Asghar Azizi Tehrani
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.
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
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.
Ashura', the 10th of Muharram by Muhammad Rida Hakimi A historical analysis of what led to the tragedy of Karbala 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. Dhakiri by Mulla Bashir Rahim Evolution of Dhakiri, the remembrance of the tragedy of Karbala, and its philosophy.
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.
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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.
Karbala: The cause by Mulla Bashir Rahim History of events that led to the tragedy of Karbala. 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.
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).
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.
Remembering Karbala Once Again by Meer Anis and Mirza Dabeer Selected elegies (Marsias) of Meer Anis and Mirza Dabeer Sayyida Zainab bint 'Ali (a) by M. H. Bilgrami Ziyarat of Hazrat Zainab, early life, growing up in Madina, and womanhood. 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)'.
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.
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).
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.
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.

From Islamic Library see Imam al-Husayn ibn Ali (as)
Imam al-Husayn ibn Ali (as) 2nd of Muharram [PDF]
40 Ahadith on Mourning (For Imam al-Hussein (as)) by Sh. Jawad Muhaddathi [PDF]
A Guide for Walking to Imam Hussain (as) [PDF]
A Lecture on Martyrdom of Imam Hussain by S. Ameer Ali Masoom [PDF]
Ahadith about Reward for Imam Hussein (as) Ziyara [PDF]
al-Hussain in Prophetic Sunnah by Muhammad Nassirudin Arif [PDF]
al-Hussain’s Martyrdom by Muhammad Nassirudin Arif [PDF]
Al-Malhoof ala Qatla al-Tofoof by S. Radiyy ad-Deen Ibn Tawus [PDF]
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An Everlasting Instruction by Abu Muhammad Zain al–Aabideen [PDF]
Arabic Accounts of al-Husayn’s Martyrdom by Dr. I.K.A Howard [PDF]
Ashra E Muharram [PDF]
Ashura – The 10th of Muharram by Mohammad Reza Hakimi [PDF]
Ashura Encyclopedia by Dr. I.K.A. Howard [PDF]
Ashura by Sh. Murtadha Mutahhari [PDF]
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Events and Circumstances Surrounding the Martyrdom of al-Husain b. Ali by Dr. I.K.A Howard [PDF]
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Excerpts from: Tears and Tributes by Zakir [PDF]
Fast of ‘Ashura’ by S. Saeed Akhtar Rizvi [PDF]
Fatimiyyah is Ashura’ by Sh. Lutfollah Saafi Golpayegani [PDF]
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Historical Sermons of Imam Hussain, Mola Abbas, Syeda Sakina & Syeda Zainab by Islamic Mobility [PDF]
History of Karbala by Abu Ammar [PDF]
Husayn (as) by S. Muhammad Shirazi [PDF]
Imam al-Husayn (as) – Taken from Kitab al-Irshad by Sh. Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Mufeed [PDF]
Imam Hasan (as) by Revolt and Silence Imam Husain (as) by Silence and Revolt by Hassan Saeed [PDF]
Imam Husain (as) by QFatima [PDF]
Imam Husain (as) Compiled by [PDF]
Imam Hussain’s Revolution by Yusuf Fadhl [PDF]
Imam Hussein and the Day of Ashura’ [PDF]
Imam Hussein bin Ali (as) by Al Balagh Foundation [PDF]
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Imam Husayn – The Heir of Prophet Abraham by Sh. Mohammed Ali Shomali [PDF]
Kamiluz Ziyaraat [Merits and Method of Visiting Holy Tombs] by Sh. Ibn Quluwayh [PDF]
Karbala and Ashura by S. Ali Hosayn Jalali [PDF]
Karbala and Beyond by Yasin T. al–Jabouri [PDF]
Karbala by Sh. Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Mufeed [PDF]
Karbala, the Chain of Events by Ramzan Sabir [PDF]
Kitab Maqtal al-Husayn Compiled by Sh. Abu Mikhnaf [PDF]
Last Sermon [PDF]
Lectures on Ashura by S. Mahmoud Taleghani, Sh. Murtadha Mutahhari and S. Muhammad Beheshti [PDF]
Lessons from Ashura by Khalil Jaffer [PDF]
Maqtal al-Husayn (as) by S. Abd al-Razzaq al-Muqarram [PDF]
Merits of Mourning over the Afflictions of Imam Hussain (a.s) Compiled by RevisitingTheSalaf [PDF]
Mourning for Imam Husayn (a) and its Outcomes by Mahnaz Heydarpoor [PDF]
Mumtaz ul Haq Debate I on Who Killed Imam Hussain (a.s) Compiled by RevisitingTheSalaf [PDF]
Nafs al-Mahmoom by Sh. Abbas al-Qummi [PDF]
Our Husayn (a), Mourning Him and His Karbala by Sh. ‘Abd al-Husayn Ameeni [PDF]
Reflections on Ashura-Oriented Literature by Muhammad-Reza Fakhr-Rohani [PDF]
Roots of the Karbala Tragedy by S. Imdad Iman [PDF]
Safinat al-Najaat by Sadiq al-Hassan [PDF]
Sayings of Imam al-Hussain (as) [PDF]
Secrets behind Visiting Karbala by S. Sadiq Shirazi [PDF]
Spiritual Dimensions of Mourning for Imam Husayn (a) by Sh. Mohammad Ali Shomali – Part I – The Divine Plan for Human Salvation [PDF]
– Part II – The Role of Hardship and Suffering in Spiritual Progress [PDF]
– Part III – How True Mourning Can Lead to the Goodly Life [PDF]
Tears [PDF]
Tears and Tributes by Zakir [PDF]
Tears for Kerbala by Dr. Liakat Dewji [PDF]
The Ashura Uprising by S. Ruhollah Khomeini [PDF]
The Cause of the Ashura Uprising – A Qur’anic Perspective by Ismat Yazdi [PDF]
The Event of Taff – The Earliest Historical Account of the Tragedy of Karbala by Abu-Mikhnaf [PDF]
The Hidden Truth about Karbala by A. K. Ahmed [PDF]
The History and Philosophy of Azadari of Imam Husayn [PDF]
The Infallibles – #5 Imam al-Hussain (as) by S. Mehdi Ayatollahi [PDF]
The Journey of Imam Husain by Sh. Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Mufeed [PDF]
The Journey of Tears by Sh. Bashir Hassanali Rahim [PDF]
The Karbala by IslamicOccasions [PDF]
The Land of the Lovers by Sh. Husayn Ansariyan [PDF]
The Leader of Martyrs by Ahmed H. Sheriff [PDF]
The Life of Imam Hussain (as) – Study and Analysis by Sh. Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi [PDF]
The Martyr for Mankind by S. Ali Naqi Naqvi [PDF]
The Message of Islam and Karbala by Professor Karrar Husain [PDF]
The Miracles of Ziyarat Ashura’ [PDF]
The Nature of Imam Husayn’s Movement by Sh. Murtadha Mutahhari [PDF]
The Philosophy of Husayn’s Sacrifice & Our Azadari by S. Muhammad Rizvi [PDF]
The Revolution of al-Hussein [a] – It’s Impact on the Consciousness of Muslim Society by Sh. Muhammad Mahdi Shams al-Din [PDF]
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The Sacred Effusion [Reflections on Ziyarat Ashura’] by Sh. Muhammad Khalfan [PDF]
The Sermon of Mina, Al-‘Imam al Husayn’s Everlasting Message to Religious Leaders [PDF]
The Truth about al-Hussain’s (as) Revolt by Sh. Murtadha Mutahhari [PDF]
The Ultimate Sacrifice For Allah, Karbala by Dr. Umme Fatima Naqvi [PDF]
The Uprising of Ashura and Responses to Doubts by Ali Asghar Ridwani [PDF]
The Virtues of Imam Husayn (a) and His Companions by Sh. Mohammad Ali Shomali [PDF]
The World Finally Speaks at Karbala Tribunals by Dr. Hatem Abu Shahba [PDF]
Tragedy of Karbala by Sh. Muhammad ibn Jarir al-Tabari [PDF]
Tragedy of Karbala by S. Muhammad Zainul Abedin Rizvi [PDF]
Understanding Karbala by S. Saeed Akhtar Rizvi [PDF]
We Cry for Hussain, So Did the Prophet of Islam by Yasser al–Madani [PDF]
What Did the Holy Prophet of Islam (saws) Say about Imams Hassan (as) and Hussain (as) [PDF]
What Non-Muslims Say about Hussain (as) – In a Nutshell by Ahlul Bayt Digital Islamic Library Project [PDF]
Who Killed Imam Husayn by AnsweringAnsar [PDF]
Why Imam Hosein Took a Stand by Mohammad Taqi Shariati [PDF]
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Ziyarat Ashura’ – An Analytical Study by Sh. Ja’far Subhani [PDF]
Ziyarat Ashura’ – Importance, Rewards and Effects by [PDF]
Ziyarat Ashura’[PDF]
Ziyarat Ashura’ – Word by Word [PDF]
Ziyarat Warith [PDF]