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Rules of Azadari

If someone s relative dies in this world, then he leaves aside all other matters, i.e. work, job, etc. and goes immediately to the home of the one who has died. His face shows his grief, and he gives his condolences to the family members of the one who has died. While he is there, his only concern is in his mourning. He does not pay any attention to any other matters. Now imagine who is closer to us than Imam Hussain (as)?

How should we express our grief for Imam Hussain (as)? Is it according to the status of a momin to sit in the majalis of Imam Hussain (as) to discuss worldly matters or make jokes? Never. This is not according to the status of a momin. One who does this is not an azadar. He is one who is standing and watching only not one who is participating. Do you know who the W aris (inheritor) of Imam Hussain is (as)?

Who is the one who will come and take the revenge of Imam Hussain (as)? Certainly He is the Imam of Our Times (ajf) who sheds tears of blood nonstop in His grief for Imam Hussain (as). Who can have this courage to behave with such non serious behavior in the gathering of Imam Zamana (ajf)?

How can one leave the majalis of Imam Hussain (as) where Syeda (sa) Herself is present to go and perform any other wajibats (compulsory acts)? Only one who has no respect in his heart for Imam Hussain (as) and the Mother of Imam Hussain (as) can do such an act. According to him, the majalis of Imam Hussain (as) is simply a ritual. Children must understand all the wajibats are only wajib (compulsory) after reaching adulthood.

Gham e Hussain (as) is wajib (compulsory) upon children the same way it is wajib upon adults. According to the sayings of RasoolAllah (saw), the Shia children must mourn for the children of Imam Hussain (as) because this is the purpose of their creation. In regards to the rules of azadari, you must remember the saying of Imam Jafar Sadiq (as) in which He says, " Cry on Imam Hussain (as) in the way an old mother cries over the dead body of her young son."

Adopted from the book: "Kashaful Salat" by: "Seyyed Baqir Nisar Zaidi"

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