Damascus, Syria. Ashura storytelling at the Sayyidah Zainab Mosque (2009).

Understanding the Significance of Ashura: Every day is Ashura, Every Land is Karbala

The holy day of Ashura, marking the 10th day of Muharram or the first month of the Islamic lunar calendar, holds special significance within Islam. Its significance is rooted in honoring one of the most important Prophets of the monotheistic faiths, Moses (Musa). Ashura marks the day that God saved the Children of Israel from…


Meet the Muslim Actress Fighting Islamophobia by Airing Dirty Paki Lingerie

From Sept. 7 through Sept. 25, the Lady Liberty Theater Festival is being showcased in New York City. The brainchild of ordained minister-turned-playwright, Monica Bauer, and actor/writer, Aizzah Fatima, the festival combines their own work to combat Islamophobia through the arts amid the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy. The Festival features two short plays each night,…