Mourning ceremony for Imam Hussein's martyrdom held in Zanjan
Zanjan (IP) - Large groups of people mourned for the Martyrdom of Imam Hussain on the 12th day of Muharram at Husseiniah Aazam in Zanjan, northwestern Iran.
Iran Press/Iran news: Thousands of black-clad Iranian mourners on the third night after A'shura, the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (Peace be upon him) and his loyal followers, corresponding to the martyrdom anniversary of his son, the Fourth Shia Imam, Imam Sajjad (PBUH) gathered at Zanjan's Hussainiah Aazam to observe religious tradition.
Tenth of Muharram is the anniversary of the martyrdom of the younger grandson of Prophet Mohammad (Blessings of God upon him and his progeny), the Chief of Martyrs Imam Hussein (PBUH). He was martyred on the same day in the year 61 A.H., at the age of 57, in the desert of Karbala, in southern Iraq.
During his journey from Mecca to Karbala, Imam Hussein (peace be upon him) stated: "The purpose of my journey is to expose the anti-Islamic and tyrannical rule of Yazid, to encourage the performance of good deeds and prohibit what is forbidden and unlawful, and to resist and stand up to repression and tyranny. My only objective is to support the Holy Quran, and to revive genuine Islam."
Devout and faithful Muslims in nearly all of the cities of the Islamic Republic of Iran, namely as Tehran, Tabriz, Ahwaz, Mahshar, etc..., mourned the martyrdom of Chief of Martyrs Aba Abdollah al-Hussein by attending mosques and Husseiniyehs during the month of Muharram, particularly on the 9th and 10th of Muharram, that is the day of Ta'sua and the day of A'shura.