Today, in Madrasah class, I asked my students “Where did Maula TUS declare Ashara this year?” All the students replied in unison, “Dar es Salaam, Africa”. There was immense pleasure in their tone. The happiness was obvious, everyone was eagerly waiting for this day to find out where Dai al Husain would take all mumineen to weep the martyrs of Karbala.
A girl innocently said, “Maula will be too far and we will be alone here”, I smiled and replied, “No! What you are thinking is true, but Maula has not left us even for a second. Yes, physically Maula will be thousands of miles away , but don’t forget that he keeps us in his heart and is just a blink away when we need his Dua.” My soul felt relieved that I was able to give her a satisfactory answer but I knew this was only possible with Maula’s dua.
It was only natural I felt little pain in my heart too, that I couldn’t go for Ashara with Maula to Dar es Salaam. I had been waiting for this day for a year. When will Maula give us the venue, when will I do maatam in his presence, when will I show the aweel inside me, when will I see him sitting on the Imami takht.
While explaining, even I realised that my soul thought of Maula with each passing moment. Even though I was physically very far from him, I knew Maula will look at me when my tears will roll down, when I will chant Ya Husain, when I will do noha and show aweel. I also know that Maula will see my mohabbat for Ghum-E-Hussain. He has always blessed me. He is always around me.
May Allah give our Maula a long, healthy and prosperous life to make us do maatam on Imam Husain. Ameen.
Amate Syedna TUS.