Monday April 12, 2021 AD Sha'aban 29, 1442 AH
Mansoor Hashemi Khorasani
(43) The Caliph of God on earth is obliged to rule over the people, but his rule over them is not possible without their obedience and acceptance and therefore, it is obligatory on them to obey and accept him, and it is obligatory on him to accept sovereignty over them after their obedience and acceptance. (Section: Questions and answers)
Question & Answer

What is the law of vowing to give Nazr[1] for Imam Hussain peace be upon him and the rest of Ahl al-Bayt peace be upon them in Muharram and Safar days and other days of the year?

Vowing for Nazr should be for God, and vowing for others except Him is forbidden and will not be confirmed, and the intention of vowing for God is that the vower makes this intention: I vow for God that if He fulfills this need of mine, then I will feed the mourners of Imam Hussain every year in the month of Muharram. Such vow is correct and has no problem, but if he makes this intention: I vow for Imam Hussain, then his vow is invalid. In addition, it is better that the vower, vows for doing better and more beneficial works, such as feeding the poor, adopting the orphans, assisting the youth in marrying, and supporting the preparers of the grounds for Mahdi’s advent; because the mourners of Imam Hussain mostly do not need his meal, and during the mourning days for his excellency, they eat and drink more than their feast days!

↑[1] . [Translator note: Nazr in general means a vow or commitment to carry out an act; here it means a vow to do something for happiness of Imam Hussain, such as feeding the poor.]
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