• Zarif: The main message of Imam Hossein is standing up for justice leads to victory

Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif posted a message on his Twitter account saying the ever relevant message of Imam Hossein (PBUH) in Karbala is ‘standing up for justice yields victory’.

Iran Press- Iran/ In a Wednesday post, Zarif wrote, “14 centuries have passed since Karbala saw epic martyrdom of Imam Hussein in his seemingly unequal resistance against tyranny,” Mehr news agency reported.

“His sacrifice carries unwavering & ever relevant message: standing up for justice yields victory: 'Every day is Ashura, every land is Karbala” he continued.

Earlier, millions of Muslim mourners began the processions shortly after sunrise on Wednesday on the Day of Tasu’a (the ninth day of the lunar month of Muharram).

Iranian Muslims like other Shia Muslims in the world, gathered in Mosques and Islamic centres and mourned for Imam Hossein (peace be upon him).

One day before A'shura, huge masses in Iran and other countries such as Pakistan and Yemen hold mourning rituals on the ninth day of Muharram to mark Tasu’a.

Thursday, 20 September 2018, corresponding to 10 Muharram 1440 on the Islamic lunar calendar, is the day of A'shura, the anniversary of the martyrdom of the Chief of Martyrs, Imam Hussein (peace be upon him).

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 (peace be upon him). He was martyred on 10th of Muharram in the year 61 A.H., at the age of 57, in the desert of Karbala, in southern Iraq.

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Sep 20, 2018 08:19 Asia/Tehran
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