Contemporary Thoughts Press
Hussain And The Struggle For Justice: The epic story of the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad re-told by a Christian theologian
Author: Dr. Chris Hewer | Paperback | 152 pages
How many events are of such significance that they are commemorated every year by tens of millions? What does it say when people are prepared to risk their lives to be able to venerate someone who died centuries ago? What did figures such as Gandhi, Martin Luther Kind, and Nelson Mandela see in a seventh-century Arabian personality? These are among the many questions grappled with Dr. Chris Hewer in a work which explores the life, death, and sacrifice of Hussain, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammed. Revered as a martyr, Hussain has inspired millions through the ages and across the world to live selflessly and with honour and dignity.
Hussain and the Struggle for Justice brings to life the story of one of the foremost personalities of human history in an engaging and sensitive manner by a leading practitioner of Christian-Muslim dialogue. Through themes of tyranny, bloodshed, resistance, chivalry, and heroism, Hussain and the Struggle for Justice is sure to promote reflection among modern women and men and help them to face age-old challenges in their own lives.
The book “Hussein and the Struggle for Justice” has been published in Britain.
Contemporary Thought Publications has published this book in the first issue, 2000 copies which is written by Dr Chris Hewer, a Christian writer and researcher on the life of Imam Hussain (A.S). Dr Chris Hewer, author of Christian Theology, Education, Islamic Studies and Interfaith Studies, says that, the book seeks to be used as a resource for teachers of religious studies in the UK. Thus, several webinars have been planned to introduce the book in English to teachers of religious studies in British schools.
In the preface of this book, written by HIWM Seyed Hashem Moosavi, the director of the Islamic Centre of England, states: The annual commemoration of the struggles and sacrifices of Imam Hussain (A.S) motivates many Muslims to know their religion better and to live in accordance with the honourable principles of Islam. Therefore, it is important to try to understand what Imam Hussein (A.S) did during his life to preserve the religion that his grandfather, the Prophet of Islam, had created.
In the preface of the book “Hussain and the Struggle for Justice “, he also explained the resistance of Imam Hussain (A.S) against the oppressive ruler of his time as a turning point in the life of Imam Hussain (A.S) and mentioned: Despite the many efforts of Muslim and non-Muslim scholars to discover the life and martyrdom of Imam Hussain (A.S), there are no necessary scientific resources in English as a model of humanity from the life of Imam Hussain (A.S) and therefore the Islamic Centre of England collaborated in writing this book “Hussain and the Struggle for Justice ” with Dr Chris Hewer, author and expert on Christian and religious studies.
The author of this book also wrote in the introduction: What do many people who are ready to risk their lives to attend the memorial service in honor of Hussein, the grandson of Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam, say?
Dr Hewer also added: “This event is considered as a victory for justice and truth, which followed the actions of corrupt and tyrannical people who had taken over the leadership of the Muslim community”.
Writing this book by a non-Muslim thinker about Imam Hussain (A.S) is one of its features that, along with other Muslim writings about Imam Hussain (A.S), provides a more understandable understanding of the life of Imam Hussain (A.S) to Western audiences.
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