Reward of Spending for Mourning (Azaadaari)

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Allah, the High, revealed to Prophet Moosa (a.s.):

“O Moosa! There is no servant who spends from his wealth in the love of the son of the daughter of the Prophet (s.a.w.a.) (viz. Imam Husain (a.s.)) by serving food or otherwise, spends one dirham except that I shall make it blessed in this world such that one dirham will turn into 70 dirhams and that servant shall enter safely into Paradise and I shall forgive his sins. And by My Honour and My Might, there is no man or woman whose eyes shed tears on the day of Aashura or other than it, even if it is just a single drop, except that a reward of one hundred martyrs will be written for them.”

[Mustadrak al-Wasaael, vol. 10, p. 319, H. 12085; Majma’ al-Bahrain, vol. 3, p. 406]

Apart from this, our Master Ameerul Momineen Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib (a.s.) said:

“Surely Allah, Blessed and High be He, glanced at the earth and selected us and chose our Shias for us, who help us, rejoice due to our joy, become aggrieved due to our sorrow and spend their wealth and (sacrifice) their lives for us. They are from us and towards shall they return.”

[Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 44, p. 287, H. 26 narrating from Al-Khesaal of Shaikh Saduq (a.r.)]

▪According to the tradition of Ameerul Momineen Imam Ali (a.s.), Allah has created the Shias only to sacrifice everything they have for the sake of Ahlul Bait (a.s.)
▪As a result, if everything which we possess belongs to Ahlul Bait (a.s.) then spending from it for the mourning (Azaadaari) of the chief of martyrs Imam Husain (a.s.) implies that we have fulfilled the aim of our creation only to some extent.

May Allah widen our hearts, keep every type of stinginess away from us, grant us the fortune and opportunity to sacrifice everything for Ahlul Bait (a.s.), and not include us among those who object to the mourning (Azaadaari) rituals.

Aameen Ya Rabb al-Aalameen!

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