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The Resource Damm Al-Hussein (Hussein's Blood), Ibrahim Essa

Damm Al-Hussein (Hussein's Blood), Ibrahim Essa

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Damm Al-Hussein (Hussein's Blood)
Title
Damm Al-Hussein (Hussein's Blood)
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Ibrahim Essa
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  • ara
  • ara
Summary
Is this the right time to talk about Hussein? Yes, we must always remember the year he died, 680 A.D., 61 h, and despite what has been written - and read - about Hussein, the Prophet's grandson, who was killed at the battle of Karbala, the Master (Sayyid) of the Martyrs and the Master (Sayyid) of the Youth of Paradise, few eyes or pens have seen or recorded what happened after he was killed...What happened in the name of his pure blood? This book reveals some of what I wanted to say, but not all that I wished to say...you'll have to read it and make of it what you will...But I can guarantee you two things: First, you'll love Sayyid Hussein even more...and second, you'll witness unbearable tragedy, blood as you never before seen it, and events too strange to comprehend; moreover, everything described here is true, and based on the chronicles of the Arab historians Ibn al-Kath r and al-Tabari. When I re-read this book of mine, I decided to take out a lot, and to add a lot...But every time I tried, I saw once more the bloodshed, the huffing horses, the shining swords, the flames, the colours of treason, the streams of corpses, the mothers crying over the loss of their children, the heads of the slaughtered. So I didn't take out, and I didn't add...I. Essa
Biographical or historical data
Born in 1965, Ibrahim Essa is Egypt's leading independent editor, and has been described as a 'one-man barometer of Egypt's struggle for political and civic freedom'. Throughout his career, he has faced prosecution when his push for media freedom has fallen foul of the government. In 2010, he was fired from his position as editor of the independent newspaper Al Dostur, after new owners bought the paper; his popular satellite talk show was also taken off air. His sacking came in the midst of a wider media crackdown in the run-up to the parliamentary elections, when Mubarak's ruling National Democratic Party emerged victorious amid accusations of unprecedented vote rigging. When Essa was sacked from his job in 2010, the novelist Alaa al Aswany wrote: 'Ibrahim Essa did not oppose the government; he opposed the system ... He called for real democratic change through free and fair elections and regular change at the top.' His most recent novel, Mowlana, is a bes-seller in Egypt.
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general
Label
Damm Al-Hussein (Hussein's Blood), Ibrahim Essa
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Paperback
Control code
9789992195635
Dimensions
20x13x1 cm.
Extent
160 p.
Isbn
9789992195635
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Damm Al-Hussein (Hussein's Blood), Ibrahim Essa
Publication
Note
Paperback
Control code
9789992195635
Dimensions
20x13x1 cm.
Extent
160 p.
Isbn
9789992195635
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print

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