– by: The Department of Islamic Studies and Research of The Holy Shrine of
Imam Hussain (as) jointly with The Batool [s] Foundation
In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
By the grace of God, we humbly present to the Imam of our time, the eighth and this year’s final issue of The Warith Magazine.
This has indeed been a challenging year for many of us and by the grace of Allah, we have emerged stronger and better prepared for the coming year. In this issue we aim to ignite the flame of our love for Imam Hussain so it may enlighten our lives for the coming year. The love of our master is a sanctuary that protects us from the difficulties associated with uncertainty. It is also a primary factor in helping us strengthen our spiritual progress and arriving at our perfection as human beings.Taking this into account, our contributors have focused on various aspects of the spiritual nature of being connected to Imam Hussain (as).
Our first article reflects on the spirituality of Imam Hussain (as) by utilizing a variety of examples from his flawless Dua of Arafa. The second article is a self-reflection piece which describes how the events of Ashura act as a catalyst that sprouts spiritual growth and uplifts the hearts of Imam Hussain’s lovers. Our final article discusses our perfection as human beings and what it means to attain eternal bliss.As is our tradition, the articles are followed by a beautiful poem that reminds us that when all else is lost, there is always the Transcendent Hand of hope that pulls us towards salvation. Likewise, we finish off this year’s final issue with some questions and answers.
Many hands have worked together to bring this issue to fruition, and we hope it can be a source of inspiration for all that are struggling in these challenging times.
I would like to thank our content contributors, editors, artists, designers, and The Batool Foundation for their contributions.
Syed Hussain Ali
Editor of The Warith Magazine