A Look in to the Strategies of Combatting the Oppressive Super-Powers as Found in the Revolution of Ashura by Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

One of the main problems facing humanity during our time period is that of the oppressive superpowers and their destructive goals and policies. The aim of Imam al-Husayn (ʿa) was nothing but fighting against these oppressive and tyrannical powers.‌

The Strategic Characteristics of the Yearly Arba'in Processions By Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

Indeed, the ceremonies held on Arbaʿīn are one of the noblest traditions of the religion of Islam. These ceremonies have deep roots within the religion itself and they were handed down to us from the Imams of the Ahl al-Bayt (ʿa) themselves. In spite of all the years which have passed since the great uprising of Karbala, perhaps it is still too soon for us to truly understand the profound reality of Imam al-Husayn (ʿa)’s sacrifice.‌

Some Teachings from the Life of Imam Al-Hasan ('a) by Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

There is no doubt that Imam al-Hasan (ʿa) possessed so many positive and noble characteristics that he was truly befitting of his name ‘Hasan’. We hope that we can also follow in his footsteps and become more like him as well.‌

The Manifestation of the Culture of ‘Servanthood’ in the Epic of Ashura From The Viewpoint of Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

Imam al-Husayn (ʿa) performed his prayers in congregation even on the day of Ashura. This shows us that the prayers must be performed even in the most extreme and difficult of condition. Thus, in order to highlight this lesson and show its importance, it is very important that we offer the Noon Prayer of the day of Ashura in congregation.‌

Ethical Lessons from the Movement of Ashura by Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

Reviving the name and memory of these great men is something which gives inspiration and it furthermore gives human beings a spirit of self-sacrifice.‌

A Look in to the Detriments of the Distortions Created in the Mourning Ceremonies of Imam Al-Ḥusayn (ʿa) Through the Viewpoint of Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

The mourning ceremonies must be held in a way where all the people are made aware of the goals of Imam al-Husayn(ʿa). The methods which are used in these ceremonies must be in line with the guidelines of Imam al-Husayn (ʿa) and the rest of the Infallibles (ʿa), as well as the common practice of the wise members of the Muslim community.‌

The Key Element of “Remembering Death” in the Movement of Imam Al-Husayn (ʿa) as Reflected in the Words of Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

Various moments in the history of Karbala have shown us how we should live an honorable life and how we should die an honorable death. These are the same lessons which Imam al-Husayn(ʿa) taught the world at the Battlefield of Karbala on the Day of Ashura.‌

Teachings and Messages from the Uprising of Ashura as Reflected in the Words of Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

We must follow in the footsteps of the martyrs of Karbala and we must also implement the teachings and messages which they left behind for us.‌

Important Considerations Regarding Mourning for Imam Al-Husayn (ʿa) According to Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

The combination of the proper affections for Imam al-Husayn (ʿa) alongside the necessary knowledge and understanding of the purposes behind Imam al-Husayn (ʿa)’s uprising are two necessary aspects of the establishment of proper mourning. The mourning ceremonies must be held with ever increasing levels of grandeur and perfection every year and we must be careful not to engage in any actions which will tarnish the grandeur of these ceremonies.‌

The Semiology of the Martyrdom of Imam Al-Husayn (ʿa) on the Day of Ashura from the Viewpoint of Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

The martyrdom of Imam al-Husayn (ʿa) was so intertwined with various lofty values that it will never become old, nor will its values ever become outdated. Not only that, but Karbala and the sacrifice of Imam al-Husayn (ʿa) grows in value and relevance every single day.‌

The Goals and Motivations of the Ashura Movement from the Viewpoint of Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

One can only claim that they love Imam al-Husayn (ʿa) and are among his true followers when they have reflected upon the various corruption and problems which exist during their own time period and they have done their best towards reforming these issues. Without any doubt, if the mourners of Imam al-Ḥusayn (ʿa) make a logical and calculated decision together towards fighting the corruption which exists in their society, they will be successful in reforming it.‌

A Look in to the Philosophy of Mourning for Imam al-Husayn (ʿa) from the Viewpoint of Ayatollah Makarim Shirazi

Ashura is not merely an incident which happened in the past, but rather, it is a reality which continues to this very day.‌

Guidelines and Strategies for Confronting the Takfiri Trends from the Viewpoint of Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

Even if the sedition of the Takfiris is eradicated today, it will take tens of years to mend the damages that they have caused with the atrocities that they have so far committed in the Muslim world.‌

A Reflection on the Phenomenon of Takfir in the Muslim Ummah from the Perspective of Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

In short, the ideology of Takfir runs counter to sound reason and the explicit text of the Quran. Therefore, the great Muslim scholars must eradicate this invalid ideology through logical reasoning so as to prevent the youth from being attracted to it. ‌

Possible Strategies of the Muslim World against the Crimes and Atrocities of the Saudi Regime from His Eminence’s Point of View

The bloodthirsty Saudi regime should also know that the barbaric act of the execution of Shaykh Al Nimr will incur such a heavy cost that they could not even Imagine. They will, then, see for themselves the wrath of Allah (swt) being sent down on them and it will crush them along with all other murderers who have assist them.‌