Muharram

It is the opening month of the Islamic year and one of the four months declared as sacred by Allah.

 

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  • The month is one of mourning and reflecting on the detrimental effects of oppression. The 10th day of Muharram is called ‘Ashura. In 61AH Imam Husayn (pbuh), his family and companions were martyred for standing for the truth.
  • Gatherings called majalis, are held to remember the power of the freedom of truth. The majalis has for decades instilled the love of learning, it is a university with no age barriers, or qualification process. The guarantee being, one leaves better informed and better connected to those who attend for all come with the same purpose; to become better human beings.
  • When we cry out YA HUSAYN, we see an awesome human being who exuberated compassion – whose every word even when the swords were drawn against him pleaded for peace and harmony; who abhorred enslavement and the exploitation of the weak; who stood for the freedom of truth.
  • Every night is dedicated to an individual who gave his life alongside Imam (pbuh). It is a story of tragedies within tragedies and lessons within lessons. Muharram is about acknowledging and learning from every individual who fought and travelled with Husayn. It is about every minute and major sacrifice these people made to stand against a tyrannical ruler.

MARTHIYA AND NAWHA IN ENGLISH

A compilation of eulogies in English, relating to the events and aftermath of the battle of Karbala

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