Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Sorry...

I have had a really busy week & thus have been unable to update my blog - I plan to this weekend Inshallah (If God wills).

Tonight is Arbaeen - marking the 40th day since Shias worldwide commemorated the massacre of Prophet Mohamed's grandson, Imam Hussain, and his followers in Kerbala, Iraq - I'm sure there will be some coverage from Iraq especially if there is a large public procession. Imam Hussain's family was taken hostage for a year, and included his ill son (considered the 4th successor or Imam after the Prophet by Shias) & mostly his female relatives. His sister Zainab played a prominent role in propagating the message about Kerbala - unfortunately, Imam Hussein's beloved 5-yr old daughter, Sakina, died as a prisoner in Sham, Syria.

I was unable to join my friends who went tonight to Idara - the Shia mosque in Maryland, which is an hour away from DC, so I resorted to listening the sermon online. I'm feeling really homesick because I truly miss the atmosphere of my mosque in Minnesota during such events. There will be a public procession (also called juloos) in Dupont Circle on Sunday morning which I hope to attend Inshallah.

Anyways, I better hit the sack - I promise I'll be back soon....