Shia Muslims hold mourning rituals on Day of Ashura in Tehran via Mehr News Agency

Unveiling The Islamic Tradition of Mourning

Often, Muslims debate against the theological basis of mourning within Islam, garnering titles that minimize the reaction or intensity of pain. It is important to note, however, that the mourning process has existed since the time of the Prophets. Specifically, the admonishing nature of mourning comes up during the months of Muharram and Safar when…