As Afghanistan's mosques and Husayniyyas are dressed in black, the mourning ceremony of the people of Afghanistan, especially the Shiites of the country, began on the occasion of the month of Muharram.

Iran Press/Asia: According to the Iran Press news agency from Kabul, the people of Afghanistan welcomed the month of Muharram and started mourning the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (AS) and his pious companions by covering mosques and mosques in black.

Ayatollah Salehi Modarres, head of the Council of Shia Ulema of Afghanistan, also visited the Al-Zahra Mosque in western Kabul and oversaw preparations for the Muharram mourning ceremony.

A few days ago, the officials of the History of Ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs attended a consultative meeting with Shia scholars and students in the west of Kabul and announced: "The Muharram mourning ceremony will be held this year in more than seventy thousand Shia and Sunni mosques across the country, including more than ten thousand mosques in the provinces of Afghanistan and five hundred mosques in the city of Kabul which belongs to Shiites."

The government officials announced at this conference: "Ashura and the school of Imam Hussain (AS) belong to all Muslims and all preparations have been made to ensure the complete security of this ceremony."

Shia Muslims hold mourning ceremonies during the first 10 days of Muharram to remember Imam Hossein (AS) and his 72 companions, who were all martyred after fighting thousands of soldiers of the ruling tyrant of the time, caliph Yazid I in Iraq's Karbala desert in 680 AD.

Tasoua and Ashoura mark the climax of the Remembrance of Muharram, marking the death of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH)'s grandson, the revered Imam Hossein (PBUH) in the Battle of Karbala, in modern-day Iraq 1,300 years ago.