Muharram – Month of Mourning or Joy?


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Imam Ali Ibn Moosa al-Reza (a.s.) exclaimed:

“Muharram was a month in which the bloodshed was considered unlawful by the pre-Islamic pagan Arabs but our blood was shed in this month, our sanctity was violated, our children and women-folk were taken as captives, our tents were set ablaze and whatever was found therein was looted and they did not even honour our relation to the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.).”

Notes:
▪︎Through this tradition of Imam Reza (a.s.), one can only imagine how ruthless and inhuman was the accursed Yazid Ibn Muawiyah who ordered the killing of Imam Husain (a.s.)
▪︎His soldiers who claimed to belong to the nation of Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.), they themselves martyred the grandson of their Prophet (s.a.w.a.).
▪︎Now it is for you to decide, that the month in which the grandson of Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) was martyred, will you support Yazid by expressing joy, happiness and by congratulating each other for it or will you, for the sake of humanity and sympathising with the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.), grieve over the martyrdom of Imam Husain (a.s.)


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