She Saw Nothing But Beauty

She Saw Nothing But Beauty

In the aftermath of the tragedy of ʿĀshūrāʾ, the caravan of Karbala has taken off, and the enemies have mercilessly taken the family of the Prophet (ṣ), tied them, and imprisoned them. At first look, it is made to seem as though they have been defeated, but a closer...
A Safe Haven in Persecution

A Safe Haven in Persecution

It was the year 622 A.D. when the Prophet Muḥammad (ṣ) fled from Mecca, north to the city of Medina. As the Prophet (ṣ) had lost his sole patrons and protectors, most notably Abū Ṭālib (ʿa), he could no longer live in the city in light of the plots of the leaders of...
To be spiritually free

To be spiritually free

After witnessing the brutal massacre of all the male members of the Ahl al-Bayt (ʿa) in Karbala, and most significantly, Imām Ḥusayn (ʿa), Sayyidah Zaynab (ʿa) was amongst the members of the Ahl al-Bayt (ʿa) taken as a captive. From the courts of Ibn Ziyād in Iraq and...
Hurr – A twist in fate

Hurr – A twist in fate

It goes without saying that surely at one point or another in history, Ḥurr was clearly a foe and an enemy to the Ahl al-Bayt (ʿa) and the Imām of his time, Imām Ḥusayn (ʿa). His role in the suffering of the Ahl al-Bayt (ʿa) at Karbala is tantamount to their weakness...
Into the Depths of Knowledge

Into the Depths of Knowledge

    Knowledge is a building block for everyone’s life. If we think back upon our early years, as children, we recall that we were constantly exploring, learning, and asking questions. That’s why kids are so curious. It’s part of our nature to seek...
Islam’s Early Difficulties

Islam’s Early Difficulties

The year 619 AD had been a very difficult year for the Prophet Muḥammad (ṣ) in which he lost two of his closest family members and protectors. This year was known as ʿĀm ul-Ḥuzn (The Year of Sorrows). The first to pass from this world was his beloved wife of 25 years,...