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Hindus and Imams


Salaam Alaykum,

I was wondering why Hindus on the night of Ashura bow to the alam and such things which we make and worship them? What is the reason behind it?


Well, this is something we need to ask Hindus. But what we get the impression from their apparent behaviour is that they pay tribute and respect to these holy personalities. We need to be very clear to them that Shias do not worship alams as they do in their temples. It is just a sign of Hazrat Abbas (as) great sacrifice and we commemorate it seek lessons of loyalty from it.

By the way, our actions and deed in azadari should portray the great lessons of the martyrs of Karbala and it shouldn’t be just a bunch of rituals.

Kumail Rajani