Imam Sajjad (peace be upon him) used to provide food for those who mourned for Imam Husain (peace be upon him)

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لَمَّا قُتِلَ الْحُسَيْنُ بْنُ عَلِيٍّ ع لَبِسْنَ نِسَاءَ بَنِي هَاشِمٍ السَّوَادَ وَ الْمُسُوحَ وَ كُنَّ لَا يَشْتَكِينَ مِنْ حَرٍّ وَ لَا بَرْدٍ وَ كَانَ عَلِيُّ بْنُ الْحُسَيْنِ ع يَعْمَلُ لَهُنَّ الطَّعَامَ لِلْمَأْتَمِ.

“When Imam Husain Ibn Ali (peace be upon him) was martyred, the women of Bani Hashim wore black and coarse woolen clothes; they neither complained about heat nor cold. Imam Ali Ibn al-Husain (peace be upon him) used to feed them during their mourning (beating their chests).”


1.    Al-Mahaasin, vol. 2, p. 420, H. 195

2.    Wasaael al-Shiah, vol. 2, p. 238, H. 3508

3.    Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 79, p. 83, H. 24

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