Pearl of Wisdom
'Let the weepers weep over someone like Husayn, for verily weeping over him reduces the burden of great sins. Then he continued, saying, 'As soon as the month of Muharram would set in, my father (AS) was never seen laughing and he would be overcome by melancholy until after the first ten days had passed. When the tenth day dawned, it was a day of grief and sorrow and crying for him, and he used to say, 'This is the day when al-Husayn (AS) was martyred.'
Imam Ali ibn Musa al-Ridha [as]
Wasa'il al-Shi'a, v. 10, p. 394, no. 8
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