What do you call someone who doesn’t follow the tradition of Prophet Muhammad? Who in fact does the opposite of the tradition of the Prophet?
What do you call someone who relishes in the death of the Prophet’s family? Who celebrates the murder of the Prophet’s grandson by killing those who believe it to be a sorrowful event?
Muslims (not most, all) would call him a murderer. To everyone else they are Muslims. We Muslims are more than a nationality, an ethnicity, a collection of people who speak the same language. We are those who have promised to submit ourselves to attaining the knowledge of God on this earth, a God we call the most Compassionate and the most Merciful. We are a worldwide group of individuals who are kin in spirit, and who should be seeking out kindred spirits. Have we spoken to that spiritual state of being? Fight for justice in this world. Not just for Muslims, but for everyone.
Weep not for the Prophet. He delivered his message. He is the Beloved of God.
Weep not for Imam Ali. He fulfilled the message. He is the Chosen of God.
Weep not for Imam Husayn. He lived the message. He is the Beloved of the Beloved of God.
Weep not for the tawwabun. They know their failings. They have wept for God’s chosen family.
Weep for us. We have not heard the message. Ya Rahman.
Weep for us. We have not lived the message. Ya Rahim.
Weep for us. We have not learned our failings. Ya Husayn.
Weep for us. We have a role-model we ignore. Ya Ali.