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An Orphans World

A Weekly blog that explores social issues from the past and the present and gives an insight into living life as an orphan. Together, let’s learn about the challenges faced by orphans.

 

COVID-19 and its Impact on Shia Pilgrims During Muharram

COVID-19 and its Impact on Shia Pilgrims During Muharram

Written by Safa al-Helli The month of Muharram has begun. During this month, Shias all over the world commemorate the martyrdom of Hussain Ibn Ali, the 3rd imam who was martyred by the order of the tyrant Yazid. On the 10th of Muharam, the skies witnessed the death of...

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Azadari During a Pandemic

Azadari During a Pandemic

Written by Zainab Sadiq Many Muslims make the pilgrimage to visit Karbala in Muharram as the Islamic New Year begins. The first 10 nights of this holy month are a time of collective mourning that lead to the commemoration of the death anniversary of the 3 rd Imam and...

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The Significance of Muharram

The Significance of Muharram

Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and a month that commemorates a sacrifice made over 1400 years ago. Muslims around the world, especially Muslims from the Shia sect of Islam, commemorate the month of Muharram in remembrance of the household of the...

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The Arrival of Muharram

The Arrival of Muharram

Written by Sukaina Champsi In these last few days of Dhil Hijjah, the moon slowly starts to wane as the nights of Muharram approach. My heart is heavy and wants to request Imam Husayn (as) to take slower steps now that the land of bala is near. Ya Husayn, take slower...

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Honouring the Orphan

Honouring the Orphan

Written by Sahara Mehdi “No! But you do not honour the orphan…” (89:17) You turn your face when asked to help You scroll past pictures of hungry eyes, Pleading faces, open hands   You roll your eyes when a friend posts About another country, another city,...

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Father of The Orphans

Father of The Orphans

Written by Batool Fatima When night enveloped us We gathered around Linking our hands together Praying we woke up sound When our eyes opened the next morningWe’d have food next to usGod had sent us an angel!Or so it seemed When our whole world turned darkIt was our...

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