Throughout history many people have kept beards in all parts of the world as far back as the Ancient Greeks, Ancient Egyptians and Babylonians and that was not a problem at all, although there were of course people who did not keep beards as well such as various Roman emperors. It is only in fairly… Continue reading Q48: Why do Muslims keep beards?
Every year, there is extensive media coverage of the events on the "Day of Ashura" at Karbala in Iraq, which thousands of Shia pilgrims visit from around the world. But what is the story behind the "Day of Ashura" and why is it important? It might surprise you to know that the day has religious… Continue reading The Day of Ashura