Question:Please explain the main purpose one should seek in marriage, and mention the characteristics of a spouse who could bring us to this goal. Answer: Not only in marriage, but also in all other stages of life, one should have a major goal, namely to obey Allah (SWT) and to gain proximity towards Him. This is mainly because any other goal is transient and futile, and will eventually experience annihilation.
The Arrival of Muharram
The Ziarat Nahie Moqaddase is one of the most well-known Ziarats of Imam Hossein (PBUH) which is known to have come from Imam of the Time, Imam Mahdi (PBUH); and includes concepts such as love, wisdom, grieving and seeking intercession. This Ziarat illustrates the tragedy of Kerbala and places the reader in the midst of that heart retching event. The Ziarat starts with salutations upon the divine prophets and appointed leaders (PBUT). Then it continues with salutations upon Imam Hossein (PBUH) and the descriptions of him and his descent and his loyal friends. Then it goes on to the traits and deeds of Imam Hossein (PBUH) before the standoff and the background as well as the description of the sufferings and martyrdom of the Imam (PBUH); it ends with seeking intercession from the Infallible Imams (PBUT) and prayer to Allah.