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A tribute to my uncles who were gunned down in the Nazimabad attacks

You never think it’s going to happen to you… until it does. Just over a week ago, I was in a queue with my four-year-old son. We were waiting for a train ride around the park near my parents’ house…

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Zehra Naqvi : Why I am Shia

Very nice article by Zehra Naqvi,thanks to my friend, classmate in boarding school,Lawrence College, Murree, I shall also share.
On advise of ‘Blessing for the Worlds’, patience, cooperation shown by Ameer ul Momineen for Religion of Islam to flourish is lesson in history for mankind. In his own words, I quote “I have never denied ALLAH since I knew Him” unquote.
Islam as Religion prohibits division among the followers, my observation; Prevalent among majority of Muslims that Imam Ali(a.s.)is closest associate.
Conclusion, ‘Shia introduced by ALLAH to shun sectionalism (sects).

Muharram In Manhattan

calligraphy Bismillah by Irfan Haider Mirza

Most of my peers think religion is backwards, a relic of more superstitious times, an ideology based on fairy tales.

I don’t deny I grew up with stories, but the stories of my faith shaped my understanding of social responsibility, justice, and purpose. I’m a professional in my thirties and although I never considered myself particularly devout, I realize that most of the people around me see me as a person of faith. One of the first things most people learn about me is that I’m Muslim. Shortly thereafter, they learn that I’m part of the Shia minority sect of the faith. Most people don’t know what to do with the latter information. I imagine the questions they have in mind but never ask out loud, are: Why are you Shia? What does being Shia mean to you?

Admittedly, it’s not a simple answer. Most…

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Have you fully realized what Islam is? It is indeed a religion founded on truth. It is such a fountain-head of learning that several streams of wisdom and knowledge flow from it.

It is a lofty beacon illuminating the path of Allah. Such a set of principles and beliefs that will satisfy every seeker of truth and reality. Know you all! that Allah has made Islam the most sublime path for the attainment of His Supreme pleasure and the highest standard of His Obedience. He has favoured with noble percepts exalted principles, unthinkable wisdom, undoubted arguments, unchallengeable Supremacy.

It is unto you to maintain the eminence and dignity granted to it by the Lord, to follow sincerely, to do justice to its articles of faith and belief, to obey implicitly tenets and orders also to give the proper place during your lifetime. (Imam Ali a.s.)