Love toward Imam Hussain is not a one-sided love. He looks at us while we are crying for him and he prays for us and asks God to forgive us.
The first day of Muharram is coming again and our hearts are igniting again for the martyrdom of Imam Hussain.
Imam Sadiq (PBUH):
Imam Hussain sees who is crying for him and asks God to forgive him*
Bihar al-Anwar, V.25, P.376
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*The complete quote in Arabic language:
الأمالی للطوسی عن مُحَمَّد بن مسلم عن أبی عبد اللّه جعفر بن مُحَمَّد [الصادق ](ع): إنَّ الحُسَینَ بنَ عَلِی(ع) عِندَ رَبِّهِ عَزِّ وجَلَّ، ینظُرُ إلی مَوضِعِ مُعَسکرِهِ، ومَن حَلَّهُ مِنَ الشُّهَداءِ مَعَهُ، وینظُرُ إلی زُوّارِهِ، وهُوَ أعرَفُ بِحالِهِم، وبِأَسمائِهِم وأسماءِ آبائِهِم، وبِدَرَجاتِهِم ومَنزِلَتِهِم عِندَ اللّهِ عَزَّ وجَلَّ مِن أحَدِکم بِوَلَدِهِ، وإنَّهُ لَیری مَن یبکیهِ، فَیستَغفِرُ لَهُ، ویسأَلُ آباءَهُ(ع) أن یستَغفِروا لَهُ.
Last night was the night of Ashura in the year 2020 and mourning ceremonies for Imam Hussain (PBUH) were held all over the world by Imam Hussain’s lovers despite the Corona virus.
The following photos show some mourning ceremonies held to mark the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain(PBUH) and his companions
Mourning for Imam Hussain on the night of Ashura in Iran.
Mourners held General Qassem Soleimani’s pictures in their hands while they wearing masks and keeping away from each others.
Girls and women also participated in the mourning ceremonies held on the night of Ashura while they strict the COVID-19 protocol.
To keep social distancing, mourning ceremonies in this year were held at larger places with no roofs. for example , Read More…
Imam Mahdi is from the descendant of Imam Hussain (PBUH) and the 12th Imam who is living among us now although most of us do not know him. This is what Shia believes in. Shia also believe that Imam Mahdi has been awaiting so long to be reappeared and when he reappears , he will fill the world with justice and equity as it’s filled with injustice and tyranny.
At the following, You can see a part of a quote by Imam Hussain (PBUH) about the reappearance of Imam Mahdi. May Allah hasten his reappearance.
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God will reveal our Qaem [Imam Mahdi] then he will take revenge on the oppressors.
-Imam Hussain (PBUH)
Ithbat Al-Hudat: v.5,p.196
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امام حسین علیه السلام فرمودند:
یَظهَرُ اللّهُ قائِمَنا فَیَنتَقِمُ مِنَ الظّالِمینَ
خداوند قائم ما را از پس پرده غیبت بیرون مى آورد آن گاه او از ستمگران انتقام مى گیرد .
إثباة الهداه : ج 5 ، ص 196
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Muharram and Ashura 2020 | Imam Hussain’s lovers show how to manage mourning ceremonies during COVID-19
Higher mortality rate for corona virus disease in the recent weeks in Iran had been made an special and concerned situation for Imam Hussain’s lovers before the beginning of Muharram 2020: Cancellation of the mourning ceremonies for Imam Hussain (PBUH) was not believable and All the COVID-19 public advice had to be respected. The media outside Iran were also trying to show Imam Hussain’s mourners as disrespectful people to the laws and advice; But with the beginning of Muharram 2020 , everyone can see how mourners and lovers of Imam Hussain (PBUH) strict to the corona virus preventive advice.
Temperature assessments and washing hands with hands sanitizers at the entrance to the ceremony, keeping away from other mourners by seating on the previously defined places, wearing masks during the mourning ceremonies which are held in outdoors for 2 hours at the maximum are some of the rules which are respected at the ceremonies.
The following images belonged to the different mourning ceremonies which have been held since the beginning of Muharram in the year 2020.
See 10 more photos of mourners of Imam Hussain during Muharram 2020 Read More…
“The month of Muharram is the month of Imam Hussain,…The month of attendance to the preservation of the religion, God’s religion, and resistance against those powers which confront the religion…”
Today is the first day of Muharram in the year 2019 and I’m writing this post from the holy city of Mashhad, from a place near to Imam Reza’s holy shrine; So Let’s offer our deepest condolence to Imam Reza (PBUH) and to Imam of our time for the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain (PBUH), the prophet Muhammad’s grandson.
It is my first trip to Mashhad in Muharram. The holy shrine is covered in black and the people are also dressed in black for the mortyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain (PBUH).There are also some traditional camps held in the streets by people who love Imam Hussain to offer free tea, drink or food to the mourners and other people in the streets.
Yesterday I found that Imam Khamenei, the grand leader, also travelled to Mashhad to clean the holy grave of Imam Reza (PBUH) to prepare it for the beginig of Muharram.
The following statment is one of the grand leader’s speech about Muharram given in about two years ago :
“The month of Muharram is the month of Imam Hussain; It is the month of Hussaini, The month of all values embodied inside the Master of Martyrs (PBUH); the month of Martyrdom , the month of Jihad, the month of sincerity, the month of loyalty and the month of forgiveness; the month of attendance to the preservation of the religion, God’s religion, and resistance against those powers which confront the religion. The auspicious existence of the Master of Martyrs and the events of Ashura, Muharram and other such events are the embodiment of these values.
The belief that the uprising of the Master of Martyrs has been preserved Islam is really a correct belief as this event has been become livelier, day by day, in the course of time and after many centuries.
Today, this ceremony is being held in a warmer and more enthusiastic and comprehensive manner than a hundred years ago when there were no appearant opponents for the religious believes of people like today’s opponents. All these matters has a meaning. All these matters reveal certain truths and a movement which is moving forward in the world with the leadership of Hussain ibn Ali (PBUH). In-Sha-Allah this movement will go forward and will resolve the problems of nations.”
Tonight is the first night of Muharram in 2018.
People around the world have been prepared for the mourning ceremonies since several days ago and now all over the cities are covered in black. The smell of Muharram has been propagated through the air and our hearts are started to be burned again for Imam Hussain’s martyrdom.
Tonight is the first night of mourning for the martyrdom of the prophet Muhammad’s grandson , Imam Hussain, in Shia believes as Imam Reza (PBUH) has stated:
“No one could have seen my father’s smile when the month of Muharram came. Sadness was increasing in his face day by day till the tenth of Muharram [day of Ashura] and when the tenth day of Muharram would dawn, it would be a day of grief and weeping for him.” – Imam Reza (PBUH)
Reference: Al-Amali, Al-Shaykh Al-Saduq, P.191
قال الرضا علیه السلام: كان أبي (صلوات الله عليه) إذا دخل شهر المحرم لا يرى ضاحكا، وكانت الكآبة تغلب عليه حتى يمضي منه عشرة أيام، فإذا كان يوم العاشر كان ذلك اليوم يوم مصيبته وحزنه وبكائه، ويقول: هو اليوم الذي قتل فيه الحسين (صلوات الله عليه
امام رضا علیه السلام فرمود: هر گاه ماه محرم فرا می رسید، پدرم (موسی بن جعفر علیه السلام) دیگر خندان دیده نمی شد و غم و افسردگی بر او غلبه می یافت تا آن که ده روز از محرم می گذشت، روز دهم محرم که می شد، آن روز، روز مصیبت و اندوه و گریه پدرم بود
الامالی شیخ صدوق، ص 191
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Today is the first day of Muharram and Ashura is coming in 9 days later.
Every places such as the streets, Mosques and the holy shrine of Imam Hussain, Imam Reza, lady Fatima and Jamkaran holy mosque in Iran have been covered with black for the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain.
Shia muslim people were also dressed in black, commemorate all the first ten days of Muharram to follow the way Imam Reza, the 8th Shia Imam, was mourning for Imam Hussain. Read More…
Ashura 2016 in Iran is commemorated by Shiite Muslim people in Iran and other countries.
Ashura is a day on which the prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Imam Husayn and all 72 of his companions gave all he had to reform the Islamic community of the prophet Muhammad. They all were violently killed on the day of Ashura at Karbala and their women and children were all captured but they revived Islam by their blood till now.
Shia muslim people marked the day of Ashura 2016 at the holy shrine of Lady Fatima Masumah in Qom, Iran
Shia Iranian girls and women who are following Lady Zeinab, all covered with Chador and with a complete Hijab commemorated the martyrdom anniversary of the holy prophet Muhammad’s grandson and the third Shiite Imam, Imam Hussain by taking part in processions and ceremonies held on the day of Ashura 2016 in Iran.
Shia people mark the day of Tasua in front of the holy shrine of Imam Hussain and Hadrat Abbas in Karbala, Iraq
Today is the 9th day of Muharram , a day called Tasua in which all people mourn for the last man left for Imam Hussain (PBUH). A man who Imam Hussain cry for when he killed on the day of Ashura at Karbala. He was Hadrat Abbas, the Imam Ali’s son and Imam Hussain’s younger brother who was martyred on the way back to the tents while he was bringing water for the thirsty women and children. Read More…
The second night of Muharram Mourning was held at the official house of Imam Khamenei which is called “Imam Khomeini Hussainiyeh” and Imam Khamenei , the grand leader of Islamic community attended it.
Today, Iranian Shia Muslims marked the international day of Hazrat Ali Asghar, Imam Hussain’s six-month-old son who was martyred violently on the day of Ashura in Karbala. Each year in Muharram, women with their infants participate in the great mourning ceremonies to commemorate his martyrdom.
Tonight is the first night of Muharram in 2016.
Although Imam Hussain (PBUH) and his family and companions have not arrived yet to Karbala in such day but mourning ceremonies have got started at all over the cities in Iran as well as other countries by Shia Muslim people to follow Imam Reza’s mourning style for the martyrdom anniversary of the holy prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Imam Hussain. Read more about Imam Reza’s style at here
Imam Reza, the 8th beloved Imam, said about his father, Imam Musa (Moses) Kazem (PBUH):
“No one could have seen my father’s smile when the month of Muharram came. Sadness was increasing in his face day by day till the tenth of Muharram [day of Ashura] and when the tenth day of Muharram would dawn, it would be a day of grief and weeping for him.”