ALI-120: Significance of the Events of Karbala

Millions of people over many centuries have been inspired by the great and unprecedented sacrifice of Imam al-Husayn (a), his family and companions in Karbala. The course will look at some of the theological and ethical lessons which Muslims of this era can derive from studying the events of Karbala. We will closely study some of the sermons of Imam Husayn and his actions from Medina to Karbalaa in order to understand Islamic principles on the role of Imamah, our duty towards the Divine Leaders, interacting with friends and foes, and role of women.

  • Eligibility: Muslims ages 15 and over
  • Instructor: Hasnain Kassamali
  • Dates: Monday Feb 19 and Tuesday Feb 20, 2007
  • Timings: 8:00 p.m. – 19:30 p.m. central time
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These are interactive online courses which require a Windows-based computer, audio facilities and a high-speed Internet (cable/DSL or faster) connection to register. Participants can ask questions either by typing them out or asking them with their microphones. Since spaces in the virtual classroom are limited registration will be accepted on a first come first serve basis.

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