Mourners commemorated the tragic martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hasan (Peace Be Upon Him) at the Imam Hussain Shrine on Wednesday, October 17, 2018.
A symbolic coffin – on top of which a symbolic turban, representing Imam Hasan’s, was placed – was carried around the Imam Hussain Shrine and the Abbas Shrine—the enactment ended in a lecture on Imam Hasan’s (Peace Be Upon Him) life, held at the Imam Hussain Shrine.
Every year, on the 7th of Safar month, according to the Islamic calendar, Muslims following the Ahlul-Bayet (Peace Be Upon Them) commemorate this martyrdom anniversary.
Imam Hasan is son of Imam Ali Bin Abi Talib (Peace Be Upon Them). Narrations tell that Imam Hasan (Peace Be Upon Him) was poisoned by his wife Ju’deh Bint El’esh’eth at the behest of Muawiyah—the tyrant.
Just two weeks ago, dark skies over the desert in northern Iran held this alluring celestial masterpiece. The compelling mosaic finds the Moon and Mars alongside the Milky Way’s dusty rifts, stars, and nebulae. That night’s otherwise Full Moon is immersed in Earth’s shadow, appearing fainter and redder than the Red Planet itself during the total lunar eclipse.
For cosmic tourists, the skyscape also includes the Lagoon (M8) and Trifid (M20) nebulae and planet Saturn shining against the Milky Way’s pale starlight.
From Arabic to Iranian: How A Medieval Physician Changed How Medicine Was Taught
Ismā‘īl ibn Ḥasan Jurjānī (1042–1136 CE), known popularly as Hakim Jurjānī, was one of the most famous Iranian physicians in the 1100s.
Since the time of the Arabic conquests, Iranians wrote scientific books in Arabic. It was the lingua franca of the educated and the elite. Jurjānī’s medical encyclopedia, Zakhīrah-i Khvārazm’Shāhī (“The Treasure of Khvarazm’Shah”) was the first major medical book in post-Islamic Iran written in Persian. Although the alphabet was Arabic.
Jurjānī’s textbook soon became a primary resource for Iranian physicians, used for many centuries. It had ten parts, similar to Ibn Sina’s earlier “The Canon of Medicine,” and was often written with illustrations. The above illustration shows a skeleton as a medieval Iranian physician would have learned it.