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Memories

Words Zainab V. Photograph Murtaza D. Everything you experience in this world is associated with a memory – the smell of a rose, the sound of the ocean, snowflakes on your nose, a blazing sunrise. Ashara Mubaraka is much the same. It’s the strong smell…

October 21, 2016
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Where You Are Supposed To Be

Words Zahabiya A. Painting mrym_makes Ashara has extraordinary meaning for most mumineen and for myriad of reasons. For this piece, I’ll just elaborate on one of the many. Life is filled with compromises and change; there are moments when being in one place means sacrificing…

October 12, 2016
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Maulatena Zainab (AS)

Words Munira R. Calligraphy Tasneem S.    Maulatena Fatema (AS) na shikm athar si jeni wiladat thai, Rasullullah (SAW) na ghar ma husnul kholq si aapni tarbiyat thai. Bahaduri bawa si virasat ma mili to sabr ane shukr aapne Maa saheba si milo. Islam ni…

October 12, 2016
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The Constants

Words and Photography Asma T. G. Ashara 1437H in Houston, Texas marked the tenth year of my pact to try, with all my might, to attend Ashara Mubaraka in Hazrat Imamiyah. These ten years have been abundant with barakat, immense naseeb, and priceless memories. However,…

October 9, 2016
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Ashara Mubaraka Houston

Words Sakeenah N. Photography Mustafa K.   ‘Ashara Mubaraka’– The moment I hear these words, a thousand doors open in my mind. The first time I ever attended Ashara with Aqa Maula (TUS) was in Houston last year. I had gone to Houston with my father…

October 9, 2016
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Woman of Islam

Words Maria R. Painting Fatema A. She loves sincerely She cares compassionately She serves loyally Because she is a Woman of Islam   She receives courteously She gives generously She prays endlessly Because she is a Woman of Islam   She dreams ambitiously She strives…

October 9, 2016
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Awo Madad ko Awo (Marsiya)

Marsiya Munira R. Flag Ummesalma P.  Nana nabi to aawo Kandhe pe ab uthawo Godi me ab sulawo Aawo madad ko aawo   Baba mere kaha ho Mushkil kusha kaha ho He tanha Husain ran mei Husain ki madad ko aawo   Ma Fatema sidharo Bete…

October 9, 2016
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Living the Battle of Karbala

Words and Photography Murtaza D.  There was a time, some years ago, when I was addicted to war. I used to spend hours and hours watching documentaries on war. First hand experiences of soldiers and survivors from different races and regions of the world.…

October 6, 2016
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Anecdote 10: Amatullah Z. (Houston)

I am preparing desperately for Ashara as the clock ticks. I must wrap up work and finish things that are due to clients before I close shop for two weeks. I don’t want to leave them in the lurch – I want to make…

September 30, 2016
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Anecdote 9: Duriya A. (Singapore)

Fatema A, bless her persistent young soul, sends me a reminder – please, please write something for Ashara, and I typically push back – why do you want me to write something, don’t auntify Mighzal, I say to her. But, like the essence, long…

September 30, 2016