People of Tabas mourn for Hazrat Abbas in Tasu'a, center of Iran
Tabas (IP) - People hold the mourning ceremony of Tasu'a in Iran's eastern city of Tabas.
Iran Press/ Iran news: Tasu'a the ninth day of Muharram is named after Imam Hossein's (AS) brother Hazrat Abul Fadhl al-Abbas who was martyred on the day of Ashura, the tenth day of Muharram, as he was bringing water for the thirsty children of Imam Hussein (AS), who were deprived of water by an army of the mercenaries of the self-proclaimed Umayyad Caliph, Yazid.
Muharram is the first month of the Islamic lunar calendar, within which the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (Blessings of God upon him and his progeny) and the third Shia Imam was martyred along with 72 of his loyal companions in the Battle of Karbala in 680 AD.
Imam Hossein (AS) and his companions were martyred after fighting courageously for justice against the much larger army of the then-tyrant Umayyad caliph, Yazid I, which some historians estimate to have been 30,000 strong.
Hazrat Abul Fadhl al-Abbas was the standard-bearer and the deputy commander of Imam Hussein's brigade. 205/211/215