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Welcome to Shahemardan.org. We invite you to explore this site thoroughly and get an introduction to Islam, 'Shah-e-Mardan' Hazrat Ali a.s and one of the oldest  Dargah associated with him. We hope that this journey is a source of education and enlightenment. If you are not a Muslim, then let this site serve as a means of introducing Islam to you, and provide you with options for exploring the beauty of this religion further. If you are a Muslim, then let this site kindle a fire for advancing your knowledge about Islam further and exploring ways to contribute towards the developement of your brothers in faith.

The Website is created and maintained by a group of volunteers from fields as diverse as IT, Medicine, Finance, Management, Theology, etc. The  team is guided by Anjuman-e-Haideri, a registered Non Profit Organisation that is responsible for the management of the affairs of the Dargah.

The vision and ultimate aim of this project is to link together and organise the community to bring it to a common platform for dissemination and sharing of knowledge by harnessing the power, effectiveness and efficiency of Information and Web technologies. We strongly believe that this integration and  knowledge management would create a synergy that would help us pave a better future for generations to come. Please keep visiting the site to see it happen!

One of the objectives of the site is also to provide basic, balanced and accurate picture of Islam as it has been taught and practiced by the Most Noble Messenger Muhammad (s) and his family, the Ahlul Bayt (a). All reasonable attempts have been made to prevent inauthentic information from being carried on this site. However, we in no way can guarantee the absolute authenticity of all of the data and should not be held responsible for any errors herein. Furthermore, we do not necessarily endorse all external links from this site.


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Simon Ockley on Imam Husain

(1678-1720) Professor of Arabic at the University of Cambridge.

q       "Then Hosein mounted his horse, and took the Koran and laid it before him, and, coming up to the people, invited them to the performances of their duty: adding, 'O God, thou art my confidence in every trouble, and my hope in all adversity!'… He next reminded them of his excellency, the nobility of his birth, the greatness of his power, and his high descent, and said, 'Consider with yourselves whether or not such a man as I am is not better than you; I who am the son of your prophet's daughter, besides whom there is no other upon the face of the earth.  Ali was my father; Jaafar and Hamza, the chief of the martyrs, were both my uncles; and the apostle of God, upon whom be peace, said both of me and my brother, that we were the chief of the youth of paradise.  If you will believe me, what I say is true, for by God, I never told a lie in earnest since I had my understanding; for God hates a lie.  If you do not believe me, ask the companions of the apostle of God [here he named them], and they will tell you the same.  Let me go back to what I have.'  They asked, 'What hindered him from being ruled by the rest of his relations.'  He answered, 'God forbid that I should set my hand to the resignation of my right after a slavish manner.  I have recourse to God from every tyrant that doth not believe in the day of account.'"

[The History of the Saracens, London, 1894, pp. 404-5]