ALI-552: The Husayni Paradigm of Justice
O people! The Prophet has said, that when you see an oppressive ruler legitimizing that which has been prohibited by Allah and breaking His covenant, and opposing the customs of the Prophet, and he behaves unjustly and oppressively with Allah’s servants, then if a person does not oppose him through his word or deed, it is incumbent upon Allah to place that person on the status of that oppressor.
With these radiant words Imam al-Husayn (a) introduced his goal to the army of Hadrat Hurr. This course will attempt to shed light on the movement of Imam al-Husayn (a) and in particular discuss what form of justice he stood for. We will analyze the decline in Muslim society and the unique opportunity afforded to the Imam as a result of which he stood up and became the Master of Martyrs.
Instructor: Muhammad Mahdi Kassamali
Schedule: 2 Monday evenings, July 27 and Aug 3, 9.30 – 10.30 pm Toronto time