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While in many cultures and religions the New Year is greeted with merry-making, for Muslims the lunar New Year portents tearful eyes and lamentations.
The eyes that anxiously scan the sky for the new crescent of Muharram and Safar well up with tears. That is the proper way to ring in the Hijri New Year since our Aimmah AS looked at the new crescent of Muharram and wept in remembrance of Imam Husayn AS and his household. That is the wont of Our Imam of The Time, Hadhrat Hujjah AFS also. The crescent of sorrow heralds, inter alia, majalis, matam and juloos, each of which is a manifestation of azadari (mourning), the very core of our life.
The mourners (azadar) of Imam Husayn AS pay homage with attendance at Imambarghas all over the world, in villages, in towns, in cities, in metro and megapolises. We weep and mourn in the footsteps of The Prophet SAWW and The Ahlul Bayt AS, inter alia, because the murderers did not allow the kith and kin of the innocent martyrs to weep and mourn and also that Immaculate personages were killed thus depriving the ummah of their companionship, guidance and blessings. They shackled the Imam of the time, Imam Ali Al-Sajjad AS and he could not pray over or bury the dead. The cruel, brutal act of the enemies of The Prophet SAWW created revulsion and the true followers of The Prophet SAWW have made their homes places of mourning and their hearts tombs of martyrs. Azadari is indeed a way of life.
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