As-Sallamu-Alaykom, As Shia Muslims in Malaysia seek to receive a basic fundamental right in being able to practice their religion, we here at this blog will try, God willing, to keep our readers updated as much as possible on the current situation. In the present climate the Shia denomination is considered illegal, and therefore anyone […]

A religious scholar in Malaysia blasts the arrest of more than 200 Muslim Shias, including Iranians, Indonesians and Pakistanis, at an Ashura mourning ceremony. “Malaysia is trying to become a country a la Taliban that only allows one school of thought,” prominent Muslim scholar Asri Zainul Abidin said.

In his Peak of Eloquence Imam Ali (as) give a most wonderful definition of the word Islam. Though already produced on this site, amongst many other immaculate sayings, I believe this one in particular deserves another look at.

‘’ With the advent of the month of Muharram, my father Imam Kadhim (A.S.) would never be seen laughing; gloom and sadness would overcome him for (the first) ten days of the month; and when the tenth day of the month would dawn, it would be a day of tragedy, grief, and weeping for him.’’