Who were the killers of Imam Husayn(a.s)?

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SHAFAQNA- Source: Understanding Karbala, By: Allamah Sayyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi Time and again objection is issued by the ignorant that killers of Imam Husayn (a.s) were Shias. Though more than once those objections have been replied and…

ASHURA 2017 - WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A SHIA OF HUSSAIN?

SHAFAQNA - TO BETTER UNDERSTAND WHY SO MANY MUSLIMS CONTINUE YEAR AFTER YEAR TO JOIN IN THE ASHURA PROCESSION TO MARK THE MARTYRDOM OF IMAM HUSSAIN IBN ALI - GRANDSON TO THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD AND THIRD IMAM OF ISLAM SHAFAQNA ASKED PARTICIPANTS…

'Live like Hussain & die like Ali'

SHAFAQNA - Following is a poem composed on the occasion of the martyrdom of Imam Hussain by Sayeda Shaheena Bibi. How can we as your followers live up to your legacy? Do we lie to ourselves by saying we have no discrepancy? We say we…

Thousands of Muslims march against ISIS

SHAFAQNA - Victims of Islamic State terrorists including the brother of an aid worker beheaded by the group's so-called Jihadi John were remembered in a peaceful protest today. Mike Haines, 51, who has campaigned for peace since his humanitarian…

THE DAY OF ASHURA: British Muslims offer unequivocal rejection of sectarian-based oppression

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SHAFAQNA - “I came seeking reformation for the Ummah [community] of my grandfather Muhammad. I intend to enjoy good and forbid evil, to act according to the traditions of my grandfather and my father Ali ibn Abi Talib.” Imam Hussain If…

Ashura draws 1000s to the streets of London in defiance against Terror

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SHAFAQNA - In a touching display of loyalty to the third Imam of Islam: Imam Hussain ibn Ali, who, 13 centuries ago, was martyred in the plain of Karbala (Iraq) for he refused to bow to tyranny and thus renege on the Word of God, thousands took…

The Day of Ashura is marked by thousands in London

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SHAFAQNA - Thousands gathered near Marble Arch this Sunday to mark the Day of Ashura - a commemoration marking the martyrdom of the 3rd Imam of Islam: Imam Hussain, grandson to the Prophet Muhammad. Rallied around the idea that all people…

2017 LONDON ASHURA PROCESSION

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SHAFAQNA - 2017 ASHURA procession will take place on Sunday, October 1st at 2.30pm Participants are invited to join in at the rally point: Hyde park - North Carriage Drive.