A conference was planned by the Islamic Centre of England, the Iranian administered mosque in London, for the summer of 2020 to make known the life and example of Husayn, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, the third Imam in Shi’a understanding. The aim was to make his struggle for justice known to the widest possible audience of people who are not Muslims. To this end, I was asked to write a short book to be distributed at the conference re-telling the story from authentic Shi’a sources with introductory paragraphs giving reflections for today’s human society.
The conference did not take place due to restrictions to contain the spread of the coronavirus but the book was written and completed. It has now been printed by the Islamic Centre through their imprint Contemporary Thoughts Press under the title Hussain and the Struggle for Justice (isbn 978-1-914282-03-4). My text can be accessed as a pdf document: Husayn, the grandson of Muhammad: contemporary reflections on the struggle for justice.