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Why did Imam Hussain Purchase the Lands of Karbala?

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SHAFAQNA - On the third day of Muharram, Imam Hussein (A.S.) settled in the lands of Karbala and Umar ibn Sa'ad entered the desert of Karbala with his troops. Based on some historical narrations, one of the incidents that has happened on…

IMAM HUSSAIN'S REVOLUTION: Analytical Review

SHAFAQNA- INTRODUCTION This survey of the unique revolution of Imam Hussain (p.b.u.h.) is analytical in essence. The purpose of this essay is to give a qualitative rather than quantitative account. It has dealt with the causes, policy and…

Fatwas about Azadari

SHAFAQNA- Question by Ahmed: My brother wants to do Qama on 20 Safar, he is following Ayatollah Sistani. Based on the misuse of Qama today, insincerity of many people, diseases spreading around, and political views can I stop him from doing…

Mourning Flag to Be Raised at Imam Hussein’s (AS) Holy Shrine

SHAFAQNA - According to the Astan (custodianship) of the holy shrine, Seyyed Afdhal Al-Shami, the deputy of the Astan, said that the red flag on the dome will be replaced by a black one, as a sign of grief and mourning. The will be a special…