Tag: Mourning

  • Importance of Weeping for Imam Husain (a.s.)

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Imam Reza (a.s.) informed Rayyan Ibn Shabeeb: یَا ابْنَ شَبِیبٍ إِنْ کُنْتَ بَاکِیاً لِشَیْ ءٍ O son of Shabeeb! If you wish to weep over something فَابْکِ لِلْحُسَیْنِ بْنِ عَلِیِّ بْنِ أَبِی طَالِبٍ علیه السلام Then weep for Husain Ibn Ali Ibn Abi Talib (a.s.) فَإِنَّهُ ذُبِحَ کَمَا یُذْبَحُ الْکَبْشُ For indeed he was slaughtered […]

  • Reward of Spending for Mourning (Azaadaari)

    Reading Time: 2 minutes 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 […]

  • Weeping aloud for Ahle Bait (a.s.)

    Reading Time: 2 minutes The sacrifice and martyrdom of Imam Husain (a.s.) is so immense that wherever humanity exists, people shed tears over his tragedy. But on the other hand, are also those who cannot bear people mourning for Imam Husain (a.s.). They are always on the look-out for attempts to reduce this mourning so that people are kept […]

  • Why should we refrain from expressing joy during Muharram?

    Reading Time: < 1 minute Imam Ali Ibn Moosa al-Reza (a.s.) expressed: “When the month of Muharram would approach, my father (viz. Imam Kazim (a.s.)) would not be seen laughing and grief would prevail upon him such that he used to be in this state for 10 days. And the day of Aashura would be a day of sorrow, grief […]

  • Muharram – Month of Mourning or Joy?

    Reading Time: < 1 minute 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 […]