Sufferings of Hazrat Zaynab (AS) depicted on Sham-e-Ghariban
By: Sheikh Muhammad Khurasani
HOLY QOM, Iran: Grand majalis-e-aza attended by
hundreds of thousands of Husseini mourners were held in all countries
on Sham-e-Ghariban – night after Ashura – to commemorate great
sufferings of holy Progeny of Holy Prophet (p) in the burning plain of
Karbala some 1,400 years ago.
Sham-e-Ghareeban marks the night that came after the unjust slaughter
of Hazrat Imam Hussein (p) along with his 72 faithful companions.
After the martyrdom of Chief of Martyrs Hazrat Imam Hussein (p), the
Yazidi army torched the tents of daughters of Holy Prophet (p), looted
the tents and beheaded all martyrs. Hazrat Zainab Al-Kubra (p),
granddaughter of Prophet (p) and daughter of Ali (p) and Batool (p),
took the charge of guarding other chaste ladies and little children of
Holy Prophet (p)’s family throughout the night.
These majalis were held at culmination of Asura processions at the
holy shrines, tombs, mosques, husseiniyaat, ma’atam, azakhanas,
imambargahs, imambadas and Islamic centers.
The mourners lit the candles and offered their condolences on the
sufferings of Saani-e-Zahra (p) whose addresses in the accent of Ali
Al-Murtaza (p) in the streets and bazaars of Kufa and Syria shattered
the foundations of Yazidi palaces.
Dirges and elegies in commemoration of chained-Hazrat Zainab Al-Kubra
(p), who along with a number of chaste ladies and children of the holy
family of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (p) was taken to Kufa and then Syria
as prisoner, were recited and matam (chest and head beating) was
better than wealth because it protects you while you have to
guard wealth. it decreases if you keep on spending it but the
more you make use of knowledge ,the more it increases . what you
get through wealth disappears as soon as wealth disappears but
what you achieve through knowledge will remain even after you."MORE