Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Today Is Ashura

(Turkish Shi'ite women take part in a religious procession in Istanbul, AFP/Getty images)

Muhurram is not just for ten days, and then going back to the old business as usual. For a Muslim "who stands up to strive in the cause of God, for him the place is Karbala, the month is Muhurram, the day is Ashura. He is Imam Hussain and his opponent is Yazid. 
-Dr. Ali Shariati

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