Lessons from Kerbala

If we are true to ourselves, would we stand by al-Husayn’s side if we were in Karbala?

Lessons from Kerbala

Imranali-PanjwaniDr Imranali Sibtain Panjwani has lived, studied and worked in the UK, the Middle East and Australia as an academic, lawyer, chaplain and community worker. He researches Islamic and Western Law focusing on the subject of the law, interpretation of scripture, moral development and access to justice and human rights for minority communities. His country’s expert reports have been commented upon by judges and lawyers and draw upon his diverse legal, cultural and religious experiences. Dr Panjwani is the Head and Founder of Diverse Legal Consulting, a consultancy that specialises in country expert reports on Middle East & North Africa (MENA) for asylum seekers. Drawing upon his seminary and university studies, his work cuts across scriptural exegesis, jurisprudence, philosophy, logic and metaphysics. By re-examining the subject of the law, a critical evaluation of how laws are derived from religious and non-religious sources can take places. This also means broadening our notions of evidence to understand other legal systems better so that the dignity of minorities can be recognised. In his spare time, he engages in interfaith dialogue in Muslim and faith communities worldwide and likes playing tennis and doing charity work. He enjoys spending time with family and when possible, escapes into the world of fantasy football and all other idiosyncratic creative outlets.

Lessons from Kerbala:


n this part of the speaker’s series on QUR’ANIC PARALLELS BETWEEN THE MISSION OF IMAM AL-HUSAYN AND PROPHET MUHAMMAD: THE CONTEMPORARY RELEVANCE OF SURAT AL-QALAM, Dr Imranali continues discussing the transition from the Holy Prophet (SAW) especially and the rest of the Imams their transition from this spiritual Realm and their psychological strength which. He argues that they received from Allah (SWT) that Grace including the human effort they put in.

Summary of the nightly lectures: Lecture 1: The Prophet’s and al-Husayn’s connection to the metaphysical realm—how do we understand the human-God spirit through the Qur’an?

Lecture 2: Psychological problems today and how did the Prophet and al-Husayn develop psychological strength

Lecture 3: The Prophet’s and al-Husayn’s moral traits and developing Qur’anic moral traits

Lecture 4: Raising Children: Imam al-Husayn’s personality and upbringing

Lecture 5: Is being Muslim enough? Remaining firm on the path of God

Lecture 6: Knowing when we are becoming immoral and Qur’anic examples of those who go astray

Lecture 7: The Prophet’s and al-Husayn’s barometer: Being God-conscious according to the Qur’an

Lecture 8: Are we just as Muslims? Theories of Justice in Islam

Lecture 9: The Prophet’s and al-Husayn’s attempts at stopping tribalism and division in society. Is our society today better or worse?

Lecture 10: Challenges today: If we are true to ourselves, would we stand by al-Husayn’s side if we were in Karbala?

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