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

Session One

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