19th Ramadhan is one of the saddest day in the Islamic history. This day Imam Ali ibn Abu-Taalib, the cousin & son-in-law of the messenger of Allah was was struck with a lethal poisonous sword while he was in a state of prostration in Masjid al-Kufah, Najaf by the wretched and accursed ibne Muljam and Qutaam. It was a plot of Muawiyah the son of Abu Sufiyan and father of accursed Yazeed.
Hadhrat Ali (a.s.) was fatally wounded by the poisoned sword, he breath his last on the 21st of Ramadhan. In all the Masajid and Imambadas of Mumbai Mumbai city, momineen are awake the whole night and perform specific shabe qadr a'amaal. People also gather at their relatives or friends homes and spend their night in reading holy Qur'an, specific duas, prayers etc. and remember their Maola Imam Ali (a.s.). Mourn on him by arranging Majalis and Nauha khaani.
This year Hojjatul Islam Maulana Sayed Ehtesham Rizvi has been invited from Qom to be lead the prayers at Zainabia Imambada. He gives short lectures daily from 6.45 PM till namaaz of Maghrib. He will also help the believers in performing A'amaal for all the Three nights i.e. 19, 21 & 23 Ramadhan.
On 21st Ramadhan, replica of the Taboot of Hadhrat Ali (a.s.) is also carried from Zainabia to Moghal Masjid during Sahr and before morning prayers.