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01 December 2023 / 18. Jamaad-Ul-Awwal 1445

Books to read During Muharram and Safar


Muharram and Safar are months that mu’mineen dedicate to mourning the tragedy of Ashura and its aftermath. Traditionally we attend majaalis and sessions of ‘aza. We read/listen to poetry and lamentations as a form of offering our condolences to the Ahlulbayt (as). We also strive to educate ourselves about the events surrounding the tragedy of Karbala. One way to achieve this effectively is to read.

We have selected five books which specifically focuses on the holy months of ‘Aza. These books are selected purely so that the community can benefit even more from the teachings of Imam Husayn (as) and are also a spiritual reflection on these holy months. Order your copy today from the WFSHOP or download an eBook. We've also selected some extra books which are a good read during these months. Links below


The Sacred Effusion - Reflection on Ziyarat Ashura Vol 1

The reality of Ziyarat is “to deflect from other than whom we intend”. If we intend Imam Al Husayn (a.s.) then we must realise that he is an epitome of Islam. The more we revive Islamic values individually and socially the closer we come to Imam Al-Husayn (as). The imam sacrificed everything for the sake of submission to the Only Beloved. If we really want to show our devotion and love for him then our actions should reflect submission to the only beloved. 

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The Sacred Effusion- Reflection on Ziyarat Ashura Vol 2

The Sacred Effusion by Shaykh Muhammad Khalfan - second volume is – an exposition on the Ziyārat ‘Ashurā. 

Ziyarat Ashura is recited constantly can really awaken and motivate us to begin our inner war and struggle and pave the way for an ultimate victory over our greatest enemy. When this is realised, our declarations would exactly reflect our inner states. The Fruits of the inner revolution are worthy of contemplation. Imam al Husayn (as) who serves as one of the intermediaries of Divine grace can quickly transport the human soul to the level of tawhid for which it was created. The human being has the ability to ascend to a level where the dissolves in the All-Beloved, and subsists with Him.

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The Untold Reality of Karbala

The Karbala of Imam Husayn (as) is a timeless beacon of guidance that awakens humanity to the value and beauty of freedom, justice, truth and spiritual consciousness.  This book serves as a key to unlocking the long-forgotten treasures divinely gifted to humanity through the greatest sacrifice the universe has ever witnessed. Learn more here.

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 The content in this book is very popular inline with the style of the author, written in a narrative, story-like fashion, which makes reading easy and enjoyable.  

The Book is about the life of H. Mukhtar, how he searches for the perpetrators of Karbala, and seeks retribution from them.The account of his life is enlightening and interweaves between the politics of the time, honour and  a display of great gallantry and courage.

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 Karbala - The Complete Picture - Downloadable Version (EPUB and MOBI)

This book is intended for people of different faiths and of varying age groupswho have a passing or particular interest to get the complete picture of the tragedy of Karbala.

On completion of the purchase you will get 2 files to download, .EPUB and .MOBI

EPUB format is compatible with Apple iPad / iBooks, Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo, and most e-reading apps including Stanza, Aldiko, Adobe Digital Editions, others

MOBI format is compatible with Kindle Devices and Kindle Apps

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Other Good Reads

The Story of Nabi Yusuf (as)

The Story of Nabi Yusuf, written by Marhum Shaykh Ali Azhar Arastu. The author was originally from USA, and was studying in Qum for 11 years. The book is a wonderful description of the story of Nabi Yusuf, and all of the different life-lessons we can learn from it. It has been compiled using a selection of renowned commentaries including Tafseer al-Mizan by Allama Tabatabai, Tafseer-e Namoona by Ayatullah Makarim Shirazi, Tafseer-e Nur by Shaykh Mohsin Qara’ati, and Manshoor-e Javeed by Ayatullah Subhani, plus others.

The book has been written in a very easy-to-read format and brings forth intriguing insights and reflections upon the various verses. It is a must-have book and brings what the Qur’an calls ‘the best of stories’ to easy-reach for the reader.

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Al Amaali - Dictations of Shaykh al-Mufid

Sheikh al-Mufid wrote early 194 books and treatises out of which few have survived passage of time and meticulously planned destruction of the shia resources. Among the surviving ones we have his “AL AMAALI” which is also known as “AL-MAJAALIS”. This is the first ever – English translation of his dictations.

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