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This is the 3rd edition of the "The Tragedy of Karbala", twice the size of the 2nd edition (1992). with additional references and a great deal of new material, much of which appears for the first time in the English language. The following are reviews by notable personalities that appear on the back “Very eloquent and illuminating. I learned a lot, not just facts but also the spirit that lies behind them.” --- Noam Chomsky, American linguist, philosopher, and political commentator “It was not until I read The Tragedy of Karbala that I understood the meaning of the Every Day is Ashura, Every Land is Karbala'.” --- The Honorable Keith Ellison (D-MN), first Muslim elected to the United States Congress “The Tragedy of Karbala is not only a beautifully rendered account of one of the most important religious performances in the world, it is an excellent primer on Shiah history.” --- Reza Aslan, author of 'No god but God' and 'Zealot'; Professor of Creative writing at U. of California, Riverside “This is a grippingly narrated, thoughtfully examined and invaluable introduction to the tragedy of Karbala, which helped Islam sustain itself and secure its core message. Syed-Mohsin Naquvi's well-researched and eloquent discourse is a much-needed contribution providing critical details about the great sacrifice of Imam Husayn and his family for the cause of humanity. This wise and scholarly primer is a must read for both Muslims and non-Muslims who are interested in understanding the essence of the message of Islam and its relevance today. I recommend it very highly as a reference and guidebook on Islam for libraries and as a college textbook.” --- Professor Hassan Abbas, Chair of the Department of Regional & Analytical Studies, College of International Security Affairs, National Defense University, Washington DC