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Ashara 1435 – 10th Moharram

Every child comes into the world crying. It is a sign that the child is alive, healthy and normal. Crying is ingrained in human nature, indicating that Imam Husain’s (SA) grief and sorrow is not only the essence of Islam but a law of nature. And that is why when Imam Husain (SA) was martyred in Kerbala, the entire creation was plunged in grief.

When Imam Ali Zain al Abedeen (SA) returned to Medina, he gathered the people of Medina and recounted to them the tragic events of Kerbala. He said, “It is not just you who lament on my father; seven skies wept on him; heavens wept on him; fish in the seas and the waves of the seas wept on him; birds, animals, even the leaves and brances of trees wept on him.” Aali Qadr Maula (TUS) added, “Imam is aware about each and every thing in this universe. Imam’s knowledge is all encompassing. Only Imam has the knowledge of haqiqat (the eternal truth): the knowledge of the beginning of this world and its end, the secrets of creation, how old is the creation, how long will it last. This knowledge is beyong the grasp of imagination. However advanced science can get it can never equal an infinitesimal fraction of Imam’s knowledge.

Mumineen, indeed are the blessed few to seek and acquire this knowledge from Imam’s Dai, Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin (TUS). The knowledge one learns from him can never be found anywhere else in the world. Ashara Mubarakah is an occasion in which Maula (TUS) bestows these pearls of knowledge to those who attend the majalis and join the entire universe in performing buka and matam on Imam Husain (SA). It also secures for them fogriveness and redemption from all kinds of sins; deliverance from all kinds of miseries and hardships; and ultimately, salvation from this world.

Mumineen return home rich with these treasures of barakaat, full of gratitude for Aqa Maula (TUS) and his mansoos, Aali Qadr Maula (TUS) and with fervent determination to return to these eight jannat again and again, year after year, till the end of their lives.