The incident took place during Ashoura commemorations, when hundreds of thousands of people converge on the city of Karbala.
Ashura, the tenth day of the month of Muharram in the Islamic calendar. A time of rejoicing and deliverance, yet a time of grief and sorrow. From both the Sunni and Shi'a traditions, this day holds very significant to many.
You have never truly heard of Hussein, Karbala, or Ashura, and you probably didn't need to. No, this time in Islamic and global history never meant anything, until now.
Some Shiite leaders urge blood drives on Ashura, instead.
Ashura marks many things: the creation of the world, Noah's departure from the ark, Moses' flight from Egypt and the martyrdom
8. A man posed for pictures next to a mural by Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic which depicted a Lego thief armed with
The man detonated an explosives belt in a crowd of pilgrims, who were mainly Shi'ite Kurds, the sources said. Most of the
Ashura, an optional fast day for Muslims that commemorates different things for Sunnis and Shiites, falls on Nov. 13-14, 2013
Through al-Hussein we gained strength. When battling a demon, whether a tyrant like Yazid or a disease like cancer, strength does not come from numbers; rather, it comes from the All Mighty.
It has been said often that small nations may produce great ideas. Albania suffers economically, but it maintains its dignity. For Albania's example of cooperation between believers, it deserve the congratulations of the world in the 100th year of its independence.
For all the modern-day injustice committed against Muslims through Western foreign policy, the bitter truth is that Muslims are more often than not their own worst enemies. Believers across different factions need to take an honest look at history and awake to a new consciousness.
Long ago, Hussein, a distinguished spiritual leader in Arabia faced an incredible challenge: accept the rule of a wicked tyrant and live, or reject the immoral leadership and be martyred?
Sunni Muslims consider Ashura a fast day for two reasons: Muhammad fasted then and Moses fasted in appreciation of the successful
Thousands of Shiite Muslims in India, Bahrain and eastern Saudi Arabia marked the mourning day of Ashura on Thursday, commemorating