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Imam Husain – Views of Non-Muslim Scholars

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About his Ashura Experience

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February 09, 2006 The Real Blasphemy

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Shiites Rejoice in Newfound Freedom

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Corrected: Iraqi city draped in black as Shi’ites mourn saint

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Muslim Wake Up!

By Mr. Michael Muhammad Knight Michael Muhammad Knight is an American novelist, essayist, and journalist. His writings are popular among American Muslim youth. Within the American Muslim community, he has earned a reputation as an ostentatious cultural provocateur. He obtained a master’s degree from Harvard University in 2011 and is ...
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Antoine Bara: You Shi’a Do not Appreciate the Value of Imam Hussein!

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Hussain – The Sacrifice for Mankind

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Karbala and the Imam Husain in Persian and Indo-Muslim Literature

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All Sacrifice some; some Sacrifice All

By Dr. Syed Manzoor Rizvi   Success is synonymous with struggle and sacrifice. One cannot simply attain the goal of his or her life without struggle and sacrifice. And with these two traits, one can then become a Muhammad Ali, a Michael Jordan, or a Michael Gates. From Aristotle and ...
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