When your parents get old do not say to them even the smallest expression of disrespect. Do not hurt them, or yell at them. Even if they hurt you or even beat you, you should kindly say: May God forgive you and have mercy upon you.

Do not expect too much of them. Do not speak to them in a loud voice. Do not raise your hands above theirs. Do not walk ahead of them.
—  Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq (ع) al-Kafi v. 2, p. 157
It was the first religion that preached and practiced democracy; for in the mosque, the democracy of Islam is embodied when the peasant and the king kneel side by side and proclaim, God alone is great.
—  Miss. Sarojini Naidu, Poetess, in Ideals of Islam
The Root of of every problem lies from loving the Dunyah

Abu Abdillah Ja`far al-Sadiq [as]:

Wasā`il al-Shi`a [Al Al-Bayt], Al-Hur Al-Ameli, V.16, Pg.8


[20821]/1 - Muhammad b. Yacoub, from Ali b. Ibrahim, from his father, from Ibn Abi `Umyar, from Dursahtah b. Abi Mansour, from a companion, from Hisham b. Salim all narrated together 


Hosay or Tadjah is a West Indian commemoration, in which multi-colored model mausoleums are paraded, then ritually offered up to the sea, or any body of water. Some contemporary writers equate the multi-colored mausoleums with “mosques.” In British Guiana, now Guyana, and Suriname, the festival was called Taziya or creolized into Tadjah in reference to these floats, the most visible and decorative element of this festival.

The Hosay celebration is a Caribbean manifestation of the Shi’a Muslim Remembrance of Muharram. Though once celebrated by all Indo-Caribbean peoples, it observance is currently limited to parts of Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica. The name Hosay comes from the name of Imam Husayn (the grandson of the Islamic prophet Muhammad) who was assassinated by Yazid in Karbala. Imam Husayn’s martyrdom is commemorated in the festival. In Trinidad and Tobago, it is primarily celebrated in Saint James, in northwestern Trinidad, and in Cedros, in southwestern Trinidad. Recently, it has been revived elsewhere on the island as well. In Jamaica, in the past, each parish celebrated Hosay, but today it is primarily observed in Clarendon, where it is celebrated each August.

The Remembrance of Muharram was brought to the Caribbean by Shi’a Muslims who emigrated from India in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. However, it has, from the beginning, been attended by both non-Shi’a Muslims and non-Muslims as well. This interfaith aspect of Hosay has its precedent in the Muharram celebrations of Lucknow and Awadh, from where many Indo-Caribbean families can trace their ancestry. Today, Hosay has largely lost its religious association with Shi’a Islam and become an expression of Indo-Caribbean culture in general. Afro-Caribbeans and other ethnic groups also have a long tradition of participating in Hosay.