Sacrificing for Truth and Justice Episode 4: Imam Hussein ibn Ali and Rabbi Akiva


Witnesses for Humanity – Muharram Series

Episode 4: Imam Hussein ibn Ali and Rabbi Akiva

Imam Hussein ibn Ali is a grandson of the Prophet Muhammad and a central figure in Shia Islam. Martyred in the Battle of Karbala for refusing to pledge allegiance to the Umayyad Caliph Yazid I.

Rabbi Akiva is a prominent Jewish scholar. Executed by the Romans for teaching the Torah in defiance of their prohibitions.

Sacrificing for Truth and Justice โ€“ 10-Part Series

This Muharram, embark on a powerful journey through history with our 9-part series celebrating 20 extraordinary individuals who sacrificed their lives for truth and justice. Hailing from diverse faith traditions, these heroes exemplify the universal struggle against oppression and the unwavering commitment to upholding their beliefs.

Join Dr. Aslam Abdullah and Dr. Hasnain Walji as they co-host this captivating series, delving into the remarkable stories of these courageous individuals. Each episode will offer an in-depth look at the lives and sacrifices of those who stood firm in the face of injustice.

Through the insights and ideas of our distinguished speakers, you will gain a deeper understanding of the enduring legacy of these martyrs. Their stories continue to inspire and resonate, reminding us of the timeless values โ€‹โ€‹of courage, integrity, and the pursuit of justice.

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