The Causes of Uprising of Imam Husain (a.s.) and Verdicts of Maraaje’

The heartrending event of Karbala and the martyrdom of the chief of martyrs Imam Husain (a.s.) had long been prophesied by all the Prophets (a.s.) in their peculiar ways. In the traditions of Aimmah (a.s.), the incidents of the previous prophets, some detailed while others concise, have been narrated with respect to the occurrence of … Continue reading The Causes of Uprising of Imam Husain (a.s.) and Verdicts of Maraaje’

Exegesis of Ziyarat-e-Naahiyah

(Continued from the previous Al-Muntazar Muharram Issue) “Peace be upon the blood-smeared necks.” There are two words in this sentence of Ziyarat-e-Naahiyah i.e. ‘Juyoob’ (necks) and ‘Mudharrajaat’ (blood-smeared). ‘Juyoob’ is the plural of ‘Jaib’ meaning collar and the root of ‘mudharrajaat’ is ‘dh-r-j’ and it is Nominal Predicate, Unbroken plural (feminine) in Baab-e-Taf’eel. It would … Continue reading Exegesis of Ziyarat-e-Naahiyah

The Foundation of Monotheism

The scorching heat, the blazing mid-day sun was at its peak. It seemed as if it would burn down the earth with its intense rays. But even the earth was determined to face the blazing sun and its burning heat. Bare-foot, bare-headed, shackled in chains, avoiding royal clothes, he traveled on foot with an army … Continue reading The Foundation of Monotheism