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Crying and wailing for Imam Hussein (A.S)

Crying is a natural act
Islam is a religion based on nature. Wailing or weeping is the innate instinct of a human being. A newborn child starts his life crying. Weeping is not prohibited in any religion or creed of the world. Tears are automatically shed when a man is confronted by any physical, mental or spiritual mishap, and tears are not only the sign of grief but also a kind of reimbursement for that grief. Now in whose grief does a newborn child weep? That’s the question, which can be answered by the one who remembers his own weeping when he was born. It is said, that when Adam (A.S) was sent to this earth from heaven, he wept on that migration and hence every child of Adam (A.S), weeps when he opens his eyes in this world. If this is true, then this reason for wailing certainly supports our point of view that in the grief of a departure, wailing is a natural habit. Wailing or weeping is a natural instinct hence Allah (S.W.T) has also praised this act and has said in the Holy Qur’an:

We read in Surah Maryam 19.58:
Those were some of the prophets on whom Allah did bestow His Grace, – of the posterity of Adam, and of those who we carried (in the Ark) with Noah, and of the posterity of Abraham and Israel of those whom we guided and chose. Whenever the Signs of (Allah) Most Gracious were rehearsed to them, they would fall down in prostrate adoration and in tears.

Surah An-Nahl verse 53:
And ye have no good thing but is from Allah. And moreover, when ye are touched by distress, unto Him ye cry with groans.
It is quite clear from these words of Allah (S.W.T) that He praises this act and dislikes mocking the concept of weeping. Therefore, during mortification or humility before Allah (S.W.T) and during the situations of calamity and catastrophe, wailing is the act of the praised ones and since ‘wailing’ is a composite act of mourning it serves as evidence for mourning.

Taken From: Shia Pen

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