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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

World Links: China Celebrates 60th Anniversary, Death Toll in Indonesia Reaches 1,100

A roundup of links to local stories of global importance from around the world.

Oct 1st, 2009

World Links: Bombs in Baghdad Ahead of U.S. Pullout, Support for Conservatives to Replace U.K.’s Labour Speaker

A round up of links to local stories of global importance from around the world.

Jun 22nd, 2009

Pilgrimage to Karbala: Resources

Link to more information on Sunnia and Shia Islam.

Mar 26th, 2007

Pilgrimage to Karbala: Sunni and Shia: The Worlds of Islam

Globally, the Shia account for an estimated 10 or 15 percent of the Muslim population, but in the Middle East their numbers are much higher: they dominate the population of Iran, compose a majority in Iraq, and are significant minorities in other nations.

Mar 26th, 2007

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

Pilgrimage to Karbala: Interview with Vali Nasr

March 20, 2007: Vali Nasr, Professor, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, and author of THE SHIA REVIVAL, discusses Iran's emerging regional role and the escalating tensions between Iran and the United States with anchor Daljit Dhaliwal.

Mar 26th, 2007

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

The Worlds of Islam

Learn where Sunni and Shia Muslims live with this map of the Islamic world.

Sep 23rd, 2004

The Worlds of Islam

Map of Shia holy sites.

Sep 23rd, 2004

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