Monthly Archives: March 2014

Week 5: Puppet Taziyeh

  Taziyeh Puppets An important story in Islam is the heroic martyrdom of Hussein.  Hussein was the grandson of the prophet.  After the death of the prophet, there was a problem of leadership.  Two divisions were created, the Sunnis and Shi’ites.  In a constant battle for power, Hussein ended up being slain by the opposing […]

Week 4:Muhammad as an Amulet

  “You are God’s pure light, the master of the universe, the prince, /[Yours] is the rule of the two worlds, the luminous heart of the morning sun; / You are the refuge of sinners; the minister of the One and Only;/ Be mindful of me, efface this sorrow; listen to my supplication, O Ahmad!/ […]