Imam Hussain


Muharram, Iran
Nazri : نذری 

Iranians use the ancient Persian tradition of “Nazr” (distributing free foods among the people) to cook Nazri (food cooked for the sake of God and for the love of Imam Hussain) during Muharram and the Day of Ashura.

During Muharram, Nazri is offered to the poor, and distributed among neighbours and families, home by home.

The Day of Ashura is the 10th day of Muharram and marks the martyrdom of Imam Hussain; the most tragic day for all Muslims.

“Those who worship God for the hope of gaining, they’re not real worshippers, they’re merchants. Those who worship God out of fear (of punishment), they’re slaves. And those who worship God to be grateful towards their creator, they are the free people, and their worship is a real one.” -Imam Hussain (a.s)

Abbasi Mosque.
Bahawalpur, Pakistan. (Instagram: aabbiidd)

Her Mother was murdered in her childhood.
Then she saw her Father murdered by a poisonous sword.
Her elder brother got poisoned.
Her other brothers were beheaded along with her sons and relatives in a single day.
She was taken prisoner.
At the end she says,
“I saw nothing except beauty!”
Remember that these lines are not just for praising her, but to reflect upon and follow the blessed and pure Soul.

[2:214] “Or do you think that you would enter the garden while yet the state of those who have passed away before you has not come upon you; distress and affliction befell them and they were shaken violently…”

Remember that it is known that our deliverance at the onset of Imam Mahdi’s uprising will not occur unless Allah Almighty will filter and purge out the tiniest hypocrisy from among us.

May Allah make these days of mourning an awakening for our souls and purify us a thorough purification, and hasten our path to reach our Master (atfs).


They say that when you enter the vicinity of Karbala al-Muqaddas and first lay eyes upon the Golden Dome overpowering the skyline, you quickly come to notice that one is missing.
Although both the Shrines are built on the same leveled ground and are of the same size, only the dome of Hadhrat Abbas (as) is visible to the guests entering this Holy city.

When the scholars were asked why the dome of Aba Abdillah (as) is seemingly hidden from view, the reply came saying:

“Till today, those who wish to visit their Imam (as) must first go through his guardian, Abal Fadhl al-Abbas (as).”

يا أبا عَبدِ الله إنّي سِلمٌ لِمن سالَمكُم، وحَربٌ لِمن حاربَكُم إلى يَوم القِيامة

O’ Aba Abdallah, I am at peace with whoever is at peace with you and at war with whoever is at war with you, until the day of Judgement.