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Specific Meaning of Nawha

In the culture of mourning for Imam al-Husayn (a), nawha refers to a kind of elegy which is performed collectively. In this usage, nawha is composed to accompany beating chest. Then, a person recites nawha and others beat their chests with its rhythm. Imams (a) themselves used to cry for Imam al-Husayn (a) and ordered people to recite nawha for him. Reciting nawha was performed for Ja'far al-Tayyar and Hamza, the uncle of the Prophet (s). What is mentioned as reprehensible in hadiths about nawha, an associated job and receiving payment for it refers to the kind of reciting nawha at the Age of Ignorance which was mixed with falsehood and sometimes prohibited actions

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