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All Posts Tagged With: "Karbala"

Pilgrimage to Karbala: Introduction

(March 26, 2007) In the summer of 2006, as the Iranian-backed Hezbollah fought off Israelis in Lebanon and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad faced down President George Bush at the United Nations, a bus full of Iranian pilgrims left Tehran on a journey to the holy city of Karbala, deep inside a shattered Iraq.

Jul 11th, 2011 | Comments

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Pilgrimage to Karbala: Video: Full Episode

In the summer of 2006, a bus full of Iranian pilgrims left Tehran on a journey to the holy city of Karbala, deep inside a shattered Iraq.

Mar 26th, 2007 | Comments

Pilgrimage to Karbala: Resources

Link to more information on Sunnia and Shia Islam.

Mar 26th, 2007 | Comments

Pilgrimage to Karbala: Who are the Shia?: Battle of Karbala

The Shia rejected the authority of the Umayyad dynasty, claiming that the Umayyads were usurpers and demanding that leadership go to the direct descendants of the Prophet. The Shia rose in the city of al-Kufah (south of Karbala, in present-day Iraq) and, in 680 A.D., invited Ali's son Hussein to join them and be their leader.

Mar 26th, 2007 | Comments

Pilgrimage to Karbala: An Excerpt from “When the Shiites Rise”

Pilgrims travel to Karbala year-round to honor Hussein, the martyred grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, whose murder, in part, caused the schism between the Sunni and Shia. In the time of Saddam such observances were banned, but in wartime Iraq, marked by vicious sectarian violence, the pilgrimage is more dangerous than it has been in years.

Mar 26th, 2007 | Comments

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