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Azadari and the Heart
Then your hearts hardened after that, so that they were like rocks, rather worse in hardness; and surely there are some rocks from which streams burst forth, and there are some of them which split asunder so water issues out of them, and there are some of them which fall down for fear of Allah, and Allah is not at all heedless of what you do. (2:74)
The above verse refers to the Bani Israel who were told to sacrifice a cow and strike a murdered man with a part of it. The man would then become alive and tell them who his murderer was. The many excuses and questions the Bani Israel asked Prophet Musa (a) about this, and their obvious reluctance to do as they were commanded, is condemned by Allah in this verse.
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Advice to Reciters of Azaa
This article is written from a speech given to reciters of Azaa by the esteemed scholar, Ayatullah Nasir Makarim Shirazi
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In the months of Muharram and Safar, we commemorate the tragic massacre of the grandson of the Holy Prophet (s) in Karbala and the treatment of his womenfolk and children after his death. Commemorating the tragedy of Karbala is a very important part of the Shiah faith, and a lot of lessons regarding beliefs and values can be derived from the tragedy. We urge school and Madrasah teachers to use this historical event to impart everyday lessons. The following are some ideas on what children can do during Muharram.