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Thoughts about Karbala
Posted by Administrator on November 8, 2013 at 5:12 PM

Friday Prayer with Imam Asi 11-8-2013

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Reply Administrator
11:37 PM on November 15, 2013 
Imran says...
We've been trying to download this khutbah since Saturday and have not been able to do so.

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Reply Miqdad
12:31 PM on November 15, 2013 
Imam Asi is correct. Karbala is seen through two opposing lenses of a veil of concentrated emotion and another of callous indifference. Both are undermining the message of the martyrs and the messengers from Karbala. How can it be that when every night more than 16 million people are under-nourished, 21 000 die from hunger-related causes, 43 million people displaced. How do we not go from Karbala to the real world. We fail to establish justice because some believe that their duty is to cry their hearts out for Husayn and others have hearts of stone. The latter in particular are afraid that if they even let their icy hearts melt then the very structure of their belief is likely to crumble.

Go from Karbala to the world in which Muslims and oppressed people find themselves on the c=receiving ends of illegitimate financial, political and military power. Shimr today uses drones not arrows. How many of the ones who fight extremism and fundamentalism as lackeys to power are disgracing their family names like Umr ibn Saad. Where are the ones who save themselves like Hurr. Unless we seek to identify the echoes over time from Karbala to Karachi we are failing Husayn, Zaynab, Ali al-Akbar and Abu Fadl al-Abbas and the rest of the martyrs and witnesses.
Reply Imran
12:15 PM on November 12, 2013 
We've been trying to download this khutbah since Saturday and have not been able to do so.
Reply Ali beydoun
7:30 PM on November 9, 2013 
I have tried to listen to this khutbah but it keeps restarting after a couple of minutes. Not sure if I'm doing something wrong or if its a problem with the upload.
Thank you in advance