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Nightmare scenario

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AGE DISCRIMINATION The U.S. Supreme Court heard argument Wednesday on whether to broaden the scope of the federal law against age discrimination in employment in a case that will affect workplaces across the country.
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Imam Hussein
A vendor sells imaginary pictures of Imam Hussein for Ashura in downtown Tehran, Iran on January 10, 2007. Ashura is the peak of ten days of mourning during the Islamic month of Muharram, the first month of the lunar calendar, when Shiite Muslims mourn the slaughter of Imam Hussein 1366 years ago in what is now Karbala in southern Iraq. (UPI Photo/Mohammad Kheirkhah)

Before Imamate: 46 years (4 - 50 AH) - 7 years with his grandfather Muhammad - 7 years with his mother Fatimah - 36 years with his father Ali - 46 years with his brother Hasan ibn Ali

Ali · Hasan · Husayn al-Sajjad · al-Baqir · al-Sadiq Musa (Twelver) · Ismail (Ismaili)

Husayn ibn ‘Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib (Arabic: حسين بن علي بن أﺑﻲ طالب‎)‎ (3rd Sha'aban 4 AH - 10th Muharram 61 AH; 8 January 626 CE - 10 October 680 CE) was the son of ‘Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib (final Rashidun Caliph and first Shia Imam) and Fātimah Zahrā (daughter of the Islamic prophet Muhammad). Husayn is an important figure in Islam as he is a member of the Ahl al-Bayt (the household of Muhammad) and Ahl al-Kisa, as well as being a Shia Imam, and one of The Fourteen Infallibles of Shia Twelvers. He is recognized as the 'Martyr Of Martyrs' by both Sunni and Shia.

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