As Muharram 1429 approached, people all over the world planned and prepared for
lectures, majalis and Islamic rituals. The Islamic Center of America in Detroit
and the Young Muslim Association also planned for Ashura programs. The Arabic
program, at the Islamic Center, began each night with Qur'an recitation, then
followed by a speech by Sayid Hassan Al-Qazwini in which he spoke about Imam
Hussein's [a] revolution and the significance of Ashura.
The English Program was held by the Young Muslim Association also at the
Islamic Center of America. Over 1500 lovers of Imam Hussein came each night to the YMA to learn about Islam, Ashura
and Imam Hussein [a]. The English Program began with the recitation of the holy
Qur'an, and then was followed by a recitation of the daily majlis and mourning
for Imam Hussein [a], his family and companions. The YMA invited the outspoken Sayid
Mostafa Al-Qazwini as the
English speaker this year for the Ashura Program. Sayid Mostafa Al-Qazwini spoke
about all sorts of Islamic and social topics from Imam
Hussein's revolution to forgiveness to marriage to other Islamic topics. The
program concluded with English latmiya delivered by the brothers of the YMA.
Praise to God this year's Ashura was a success as the legacy of Imam Hussein [a]
was revived and his message was spread to many people seeking the truth.