In order to understand the events at Karbala, it is necessary to examine some earlier developments. Shortly after the death of Hasan in 49/669, Muawiyah started efforts to ensure that his son Yazid was accepted by the people as heir apparent to the caliphate. After nearly five years ...read more 42 23.10.2015, Friday
Iraqis lost the struggle for power that they had started by supporting Ali (a.s.), against the Syrians that were acting under the leadership of Muawiyah (a.s.). As a result of this, the center of the government, and thus the treasury were moved from Kufa to Damascus.read more 7 23.10.2013, Wednesday
December 16 (10 Muharram,) is the anniversary of Karbala, one of the saddest events in Muslim history. We asked Dr. Çağrıcı about the day of ashura and how present day Muslims should approach the events of Karbala. His message, which emphasized that the incidents which took place at Karbala, should not continue to be a cause of dispute among Muslims, is very important.
The day of Ashura, the tenth day of the Islamic month of Muharram, has been celebrated throughout Islamic history mostly as a day of salvation. However, especially with the matrydom of Hussain and his people at Karbala, the day has gained a political dimension and become a day of mourning for especially the Shi'ah.read more 0 14.12.2010, Tuesday
Muharram is a month which holds unique meaning for the world of Islam and Muslims due to the fact that it is first month of the Hijri (Lunar) year and its 10th day being the day of Ashura. The day of Ashura had signified different meanings for different religions throughout historyread more 8 19.03.2010, Friday