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Yazid ibn Muawiyah’s Clan

SHAFAQNA- Source: Understanding Karbala, By: Allamah Sayyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi After my article “Banu Umayyah in the View of Holy Qur’an” was published in al-Jawwad magazine last year, many brothers-in-faith from Pakistan requested…

Sermon of Lady Zaynab (s.a) in the Court of Yazid

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SHAFAQNA-O Yazid, if you consider our defeat as your achievement then you will have to pay its price. Allah commits not injustice to His servants. Our reliance is on Allah. He alone is our Relief and place of Protection, and in Him alone do…

Entry of the Household (Ahlul Bayt) into Syria and the blessed head in Damascus

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SHAFAQNA- Shaikh Kaf’ami, Shaikh Bahai and Muhaddis Kashani narrate, that on the first day of the month of Safar, the head of Imam Husayn (a.s.) was brought into Damascus. The day was considered a day of rejoicing for the Bani Umayyah, and…

MUHARRAM SERIES - Sermon of the Lady Zaynab at Yazid's court

SHAFAQNA - The story of Karbala can never be fully grasp if we omit the strength of those women who accompanied Imam Hussain to martyrdom. It is they, who defined and anchored the role of women – not as mere companions but warriors themselves. If…

MUHARRAM SERIES - Who was Yazid?

SHAFAQNA – The villain of our story, our Muharram series would not be complete if we were to fail in giving Yazid the ink his actions bought him. A grand criminal of war, Yazid let holy blood flow … To quench his arrogance and quiet his…