Progressive Spirit:Husayn Means Beauty: The Attraction of the Seventh Century Martyr, Part 1 (ENCORE) 
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Progressive Spirit  Husayn Means Beauty: The Attraction of the Seventh Century Martyr, Part 1 (ENCORE)  Scholars and religious leaders explore the impact of Husayn and the devotion of the 15-20 million pilgrims who visit his shrine each year. Part 1 of 2. 
Producer: Program type: Broadcast Restrictions:
John Shuck  Weekly Program  For non-profit use only. 
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This is a rebroadcast of an episode that originally aired in May 2018.

I will be attending the pilgrimage to Arbaeen from Najaf to Karbala, Iraq, at the end of October, with a Maulana Mohammad Baig, courtesy of the Husayniah Islamic Society of Seattle.

On April 28th 2018, The Husayniah Islamic Society of Seattle and Global Initiatives co-sponsored an interfaith educational event called Husayn Day. The event was a reflection upon Husayn, the martyred grandson of the Prophet Mohammad. Rather than bow to his oppressors, he, along with 72 family members were killed in Karbala, Iraq in 680 CE. He is considered a martyr for justice, truth, love, and resistance. He is a leading figure in Shia Islam and his death is mourned each year by between 15 and 20 million pilgrims who visit his shrine during the forty-day period of mourning from Ashura to Arbaeen.

In the next two episodes, you will hear speeches from the presenters on Husayn and the yearly pilgrimage to his shrine. The presenters include, Dr. John Morrow, Sister Nicole Correri, Sheikh Fadhel Al-Salani, Sheik Ahmed Bahriny, Maulana Mohammad Baig, and me, John Shuck.

The West is largely ignorant about Islam and, in particular, Shia Islam and the person of Hussain. Twenty million people visit his shrine each other. This the largest annual gathering of human beings on planet Earth. Yet, Western media ignores it. According to an article in the Huffington Post by Sayed Mahdi al-Modarresi, World's Biggest Pilgrimage Now Underway, And Why You've Never Heard of it!

Why you have never heard of it probably has to do with the fact that the press is concerned more with negative, gory, and sensationalized tabloids, than with positive, inspiring narratives, particularly when it comes to Islam.

You will hear about it on Progressive Spirit.

In this first episode you will hear from Dr. John Morrow, full professor, author, senior research scholar, public speaker and activist. He is author of a number of numerous articles and books including The Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad with the Christians of the World. Dr. Morrow provided a stirring poetic spiritual biography of Husayn.

You will also hear from Sister Nicole Correri. She is the preeminent female Shia speaker in North America. She will begin a Ph. D. program at Boston University in the Fall. Sr. Correri told the importance of Zainab, Husayns sister, and described her experience attending Arbaeen.

Dr. John Morrow, Sister Nicole Corerri 
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  Timing and Cues

*NOTE: This program is newscast-compatible. There is a 60-second musical break after the one-minute billboard at the top of the program. There is also a 60-second mid-show break for local announcements.

:00 - :01. Billboard
In cue: Every year, between 15 and 20 million people
Out cue: stay with us.

:01 - :02. Music Break 1 I Will Come Crawling
In cue: (one second silence)
Out cue: (one second silence)

:02 " 30:15 Segment A
In cue: (music in) For the Pacifica Radio Network
Out cue: dont go away.

30:15 " 31:15 Music Break 2 Where Are Your Hands?
In cue: (One second silence)
Out cue: (One second silence)

31:15 " 54:00 Segment B
In cue: (music) You are listening to Progressive Spirit.
Out cue: "Be well." (music out) Husayn is my god

Musical Works

I Will Come Crawling to You Hussein Tejani Brothers Collection (Vol 4 - Vol 9. Tejani Brothers 2014 01:00

Where Are Your Hands? Nouri Sardar ft. Sayed Haidar Jaizany Hussain Never Died. Nouri Sardar 2016 01:00 
Philosophy | Human Rights | Free Speech | Iran | Iraq | Religion in Society | Islam  
Version 1: PS 137 Husayn Day Part 1 ENCORE  
Total Length (HH:MM:SS)
54 Minutes Broadcast Ready 
Transcript, Announcer Script Location Recorded Release Date Language
View Script  KBOO Portland  10-08-2018  English 
Segment Length
File Info
PS137Husayn54min  192Kbps mp3 (61.79MB) Mono 


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