This post was written last year, but sadly I never got to publish it. So finally here it comes.
Muharram, the month of sorrow is here. This is the month we remember Ahlul bayt's (Prophets pbuh family's) hardship trough their journey to Karbala and then Shaam (Syria). For some it may seem very strange to keep going through the same stories and happenings year after year all your life. My dear friends, you won't understand it till you try it fullhearted yourself. Try to remember that we are supposed to love the Prophet pbuh more than our parents. If our parents loose there parents/child/favorite aunt/ uncle/ cousin, isn't it unbearable to see their pain? You would do whatever you can help them through the hardship. Now then just think of the Prophet pbuh loosing his grandson who he loved so much in such a tragic way, how hard must it have been?! Think of the leader of the ladies in heaven, my dear Lady, Fatimah Zehra (sa) loosing her first son Hassan (as), then later her second son Hussain (as) in Karbala, then bearing the pain of seeing her daughters going to Shaam and back. If you are a mom, you won't handle the thought of this happeing to your kid, but Fatimah (sa) the pure Lady had to see all this!
I wish i could explain muharram to you, Karbala....Shaam... the pain in the eyes of little Sukhaina.. the blood filled tears in the eyes of Zain ul Abedeen...Zainab the lion who shook Yazids palace... Abbas, O Abbas the faithful....Ali Asghar's empty cot...Hussain's last prostation...... No day is like your day O Hussain! No pain is like your pain O Hussain!
If there is one thing in my life that I would like to pass to anyone dear to me, it's to read and understand Hussain's (as) pain. The prophet's pain....my lady Fatimah's (sa) pain... I can't explain it with words, my eyes can never be dry again when I remember ashurah!
Plz do take some time to read some autentic stories about what happended in Karabala almost 1400 years ago which makes people cry till today. Keep in mind your love for the Prophet and his family pbuh.
Unluckely, i have spent a lot of time outside Qom after summer and missed out on lots of happenings and blessings of Qom. I couldn't miss out on muharram so i did manage to be back in Qom before 1st muhrram, so I could also greif in the city covered in black.