Sayed Moustafa Al-Qazwini: Hussain in the 21st Century: A Message to uplift Humanity
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Hussain in the 21st Century: A Message to uplift Humanity
Lesson from Imam Hussain in response to ISIS
The Refugee Crisis
In recent years, the world has seen an influx of injustices, an era of corrupt and immoral mentalities. With the rise of extremism and conflict destroying whole nations and coercing its people to seek asylum, the cry for help emerges pleading for universal tranquility. Refugees from Syria are embarking on long journeys over treacherous waters to escape perilous conditions. Once peaceful nations, they now have become zones for terror and warfare. Day by day, chaos is ensuing in the world right before our eyes. The modern-day era has begun to remind us of the tragedy that changed the face of humanity 1,400 years ago. Husain’s stand for justice and dignity and his unwillingness to submit to the corrupt realm of the despotic rulers of the time is why the social justice movement prevails today. Husain’s final moments in life were a lesson on standing with the oppressed, to take actions against any oppressor. His ultimate sacrifice Ali Asghar and Ali Akbur; are the message for the young. No matter the age, you yourself can revolutionize against injustices occurring today! The questions arises; How are we following his last words today?
Come out to Husain Day on November 14th, 2015 at Masjid e Ali to listen to four enlightening speakers and their interpretation of Imam Husain’s movement. Join us as we involve the youth to learn what we can do to make a difference today.
Dr. Sayed Moustafa al-Qazwini
Founder and Director of the Islamic Educational Center of Orange County
Dr. Sayed Moustafa al-Qazwini is the Founding Imam of the Islamic Educational Center of Orange County and President of the Shia Muslim Council of Southern California. He holds a PhD in Islamic Studies and is the author of a number of books. Dr. al-Qazwini spends much of his time lecturing across the United States and the world, and participating in interfaith and intrafaith dialogues and various panels.
Shortly after his arrival in California in 1994, Dr. Sayed Moustafa al-Qazwini became the founder and director of the Islamic Cultural Center of San Diego, California. This center was the first Shia mosque established in San Diego County for religious and social events. His prosperity in San Diego paved the way for his next mission—a mosque in Orange County, California.
In September 1996, he founded the Islamic Educational Center of Orange County (IECOC). Drawing on his 18 years of experience in Islamic Studies, he has maturated the center for educational, religious and social events. As the founder and director of IECOC, he serves as a mentor and facilitator for the Muslims.
Dr. al-Qazwini’s past associations include: Chairman of the Development and World Events Committee of the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California (an umbrella organization for sixty-four mosques and Islamic centers), Board member of the council of Shia Muslim scholars of North America, Co-chair of the West Coast Dialogue of Muslims and Catholics, and an advisor for the United Muslim American Association. He spends much of his time lecturing across the world and nationally at Islamic centers, churches, universities and on panels with other scholars and educators. Dr. al-Qazwini is married and has five children and three grandchildren.