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November 29

Syrian Refugees Advocacy : Take Action Now

  Do you have 10 minutes? Then you have time to help us take in more Syrian refugees. This week, fax in a letter! If you live in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, or Virginia, your Senate Senators are listed below. To look up Senators from another state, visit http://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/. To find your House Representatives, […]

Imam Sajjad December 14

He is Sajjad: Tears are Gems Not Simply Sorrow

He is Abid, He is Sajjad. The day of the Ashura has come, the night of sorrows has gone. His caravan is on it’s way to Shaam. This is Sajjad’s Ashura, this is Sajjad’s battle. Not slaughtered, but still, treated like cattle Sajjad watches them: his aunts, his sisters, his mother Herded from one town […]

November 22

Die Like Hussain, Walk Like Zainab

I remember when I first came across the poetry of Yazeed. He was touted as a master of description. Naturally, he is drawn to the opposite sex in his work. So many of the classic Arab poets have taken up that subject matter. Their physical appearance; the description of white flesh, red lips, and the […]

October 30

Have You Got What It Takes?

What Do You Stand For? What Do You Believe In? Who Would You Stand Up For? These are the most important questions you’ll ever ask yourself–what rouses your soul and speaks to your heart? Justice? Equality? Freedom?…fair enough. But ask yourself, at what point would you take a stand–when your own rights are ignored? What […]

What is Muharram?

What is Muharram?  The months of Muharram and Safar offer the yearly opportunity to commemorate the martyrdom of al‑Husayn ibn `Ali (A), the grandson of the Prophet (S) and the third Imam of the Shiite Muslims, at Karbala’ on the tenth of Muharram in the year 61. The tragedy and heroism of the event, the […]