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Revision as of 11:06, 26 February 2018

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An online encyclopedia of the school of Ahl al-Bayt (a), affiliated with the Ahl al-Bayt World Assembly.
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After the martyrdom of Imam al-Husayn (a) and his companions, a clan of Banu Asad buried their corpses where they were martyred. The only sign on Imam al-Husayn's (a) grave at the time was a lump of soil. When al-Mukhtar al-Thaqafi triumphed in his uprising for the vengeance of Imam al-Husayn (a) in Sha'ban, 65/March 685, he built the first mausoleum for Imam al-Husayn's (a) grave with a dome made of bricks and plasters.

Visiting Imam al-Husayn's (a) shrine is a Shiite practice recommended in Shiite hadiths. Most visitors or pilgrims congregate in Imam al-Husayn's (a) shrine on Ashura, Arba'in, and mid-Sha'ban. In Shiite fiqh, there are rulings specific to Imam al-Husayn's (a) shrine and his soil. Since many Shiites visited Imam al-Husayn's (a) mausoleum, Harun al-Rashid ordered some of his soldiers to destroy the mosque built on Imam al-Husayn's (a) grave as well as the one built on Abu l-Fadl al-'Abbas's (a). Harun had also asked them to cut the cedar tree that had grown near Imam al-Husayn's (a) grave (and was used as a sign for the grave) and to raze the grave.

Through out time the holy shrine reconstructed and destroyed many times. Read more...
Featured Picture
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The alleged stone on which some drops of the blood of Imam al-Husayn (a) is poured. The stone is in Masjid al-Nuqta, Syria.

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Did you know...
  • ... On the Event of Ghadir, people congratulated Imam Ali (a) including Abu Bakr and 'Umar who repeatedly said, "Happy for you O son of Abu Talib (a)! You are my Wali (guardian) and the Wali of every believing man and woman."
  • ... Elizabeth, the mother of Prophet Yahya (a), was Mary's aunt?
  • ... the house in which Prophet Ya'qub (a) mourned the separation from his son, Yusuf (a), was also called Bayt al-Ahzan?
  • ... 'Umra bt. Nu'man b. Bashir, the wife of al-Mukhtar, who was killed by Mus'ab b. al-Zubayr, was the first woman in Islam to be beheaded?
Upcoming anniversaries
Today: Wednesday Muharram 9
- Preparation of the army of 'Umar b. Sa'd for attacking Imam al-Husayn (a)
- Request of Imam al-Husayn (a) to postpone the war to the next day (Day of 'Ashura)
- Issuing a safe conduct for children of Umm al-Banin by the Army of Yazid b. Mu'awiya
- Speech of Imam al-Husayn (a) for his companions before the Event of Karbala

Thursday Muharram 10

Friday Muharram 11

Saturday Muharram 12

Sunday Muharram 13

Tuesday Muharram 15

Friday Muharram 18

Historical anniversaries of Muharram

September 19

Saturday September 22

Sunday September 23

Monday September 24

Tuesday September 25

Wednesday September 26

Thursday September 27

List of historical anniversaries