Imam Hussein became a martyr for the preservation of the religion of the Most High

The year 1442 Hijra ended, the beginning of the new year 1443 – the 1st day of the month of Muharram – August 10, 2021, the 10th day of the month of Muharram – the day of Ashura – falls on August 19. The month of Muharram, and this year in different countries of the world mourning is held for Imam Hussain (a) and the martyrs of Karbala, tears are shed, innocent souls of Ashura are honored. But there are also such people who, in these days of mourning, declare that “it is not proper for men to cry”, “religion does not mean shedding tears”, “they are already in paradise, why are you crying”.

And the Koran mentions shed tears in several places. “These are those whom Allah favored, from among the prophets who were the descendants of Adam and those whom We saved with Nuh (Noah), and the descendants of Ibrahim (Abraham) and Isra’il (Israel), and from among those whom We guided on the straight path and chose. When the verses of the Most Merciful were read to them, they prostrated themselves and wept” (Surah Maryam, 58).
In another surah of the Qur’an, “Isra” (verse 109), it is said: “They prostrate themselves, touching the ground with their chins and sobbing. And this increases their humility.” In both verses, it is stated that shedding tears is a characteristic of people created by the Most High, and instead of these tears, the Most High brings people closer to Himself.

There are also hadiths from the Prophet (pbuh) and Ahl al-Bayt (a), for example, there is a hadith of the Prophet (pbuh) that says: “Thus will be healthy the person who weeps before Allah for a sin that no one knows about, and Allah saw him.” That is, the Almighty brings a person closer to himself, seeing the tears shed by a person.
In another hadith of the Prophet (pbuh), it is said: “Whoever sheds tears out of fear of Allah, for every tear shed, his reward will be the size of Mount Uhud.” According to a hadith from Imam Ali (a), if someone is able to shed tears for the sake of the Most High, then the Most High has bestowed his kindness on him, and that person’s prayers will be accepted.
Speaking about people who do not know how to shed tears, the Prophet of Islam (pbuh) said: “The absence of tears in a person, the inability of a person to cry is a sign of misfortune for a person.”
From the hadiths of the Prophet of Islam (pbuh) and other innocents, it is clear that shedding tears, especially in times of grief, is a normal human trait.
It follows from the hadiths that people who shed tears, and especially for Imam Hussain (a), for the martyrs who died in the steppes of Karbala, executed on the day of Ashura, deserve a great reward from Allah.
Is it possible not to mourn the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), Imam Hussein (a), who was executed in such a cruel way in the struggle for the preservation of the religion of the Most High. Crying with him means getting closer to the Almighty.
Imam Sajdad (a), Her Eminence Zainab (a) and his companions were the first to mourn the death of Imam Hussain (a) and his companions. Therefore, you should not shy away from shedding your tears in the days of mourning.

Namik Babakhanov (Theologian)