Ashura/Karbala

Is Arbaeen walk to Karbala an innovation?

Question By the Grace of God I have been going for the Arbaeen walk in the last few years but recently a very disturbing and confusing video has been forwarded to me showing a public speaker who calls the walk a carnival and an innovation similar to Salat-al- Tarawih. He said this is an innovation

Why did Husayn ibn Ali revolt against the caliph Yazid?

Question: Why did Husayn ibn Ali revolt against the Ummayad caliph Yazid? Do we have any explicit historical statements from Husayn in this regard? Answer: Imam Husayn did not revolt against Yazid, but rather, he refused to give him allegiance.  He could not give Yazid allegiance because his person and actions were the embodiment of

Are the Shias responsible for killing Imam Husain?

Question: Can one blame the Shia’s for killing Imam Husain (as)? Who is responsible for this tragedy of

What is the best way to commemorate Ashura?

Question: Similar to public talk about the differences between Maraaje’ with regards to determining the beginning and end of the month of Ramadan, and this issue taking up alot of ‘air time’ every year in Shia communities, it seems that the question of how Ashura and Imam Husayn’s martyrdom should be commemorated has a similar

Who will hold a higher status, the companions of Imam Husayn or Imam Mahdi?

Question: Who would hold a higher status: the 72 companions of Imam Husayn (a.s), or the 313 soldiers of

Why did Imam Husayn (a.s.) leave Madina for Karbala?

Question: Why did Imam Husayn (a.s.) leave Madina for Karbala? Answer: Bismillah The Imam didn’t go directly from Madina to

Describe Yaizd and his family, and explain how he managed to get into power?

Question: Can you please describe Yazid, the killer of Imam Husain, from the most reliable sources? What type

Is zanjeer zani (back beating with chains) allowed or prohibited?

Question: Is zanjeer zani (back beating with chains) allowed or prohibited? Answer: There is no problem with Zanjeer Zani

Can you please explain the massacre which the Caliph Yazid committed in Madina?

Question: Can you please explain the event of the massacre that Yazid’s troops committed in Madina? I am interested to know