Author: shaguftaahmad

The significance of Ashoorah in Muharram

The sacred month of Muharram marks the beginning of the Islamic calendar. It is a month of great blessings, perhaps the most promising being its potential to unite people. Ashoora, or the 10th of Muharram is a day of great significance in Islam as it commemorates the births of several Prophets as well as is the day that Muslims believe the world was created and the day that it will come to an end. However, historically the most significant event by far that occurred on this day after the advent of Islam is the martyrdom of  Imam Husain (r),...

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The need to rise for Al-Aqsa: View from Bahrain

As we celebrate the National day of Bahrain on 16 December 2017, we cannot but feel the pain of those around the world who struggle to be free. The right to freely move about in and return to one’s homeland, to feel secure in the boundaries of one’s own home, to plan one’s future and that of our children – these are basic birthrights that all Bahrainis take for granted. However, to some, freedom is not so easy. On 15 December 2017 Ibrahim Abu Thuraya, 29 year old wheelchair bound Palestinian from Gaza, who had lost his legs in...

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