Is it correct that the people of Damascus mourned for Osman and cried for him a whole complete year?! If you say that it is not acceptable by God that we mourn, why did Muawaih not forbid it, however, he approved it?!
Zahabi said: Muawaih put the Osmans shirt and some his cut fingers over podium (manbar), and many people of Damascus swore to God that not to go to bed and have sexual relationship with their wives until they would take revenge for Osmans murder or would be killed, and they mourn for him one whole year. (History of Islam, Kaliphs)