Sep 09, 2019 16:02 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Jul 13, 2020 14:54 Asia/Tehran]

Ottawa (IP) - Iranians and Shias observe Tasu'a mourning ritual in Ottawa, the capital city of Canada.

Iran Press/America: Muslim residents of Ottawa, the capital city of Canada, attended in a mourning ceremony to commemorate Tasu'a, which is a day of mourning for Abbas ibn Ali (peace be upon him), Imam Hussein's half-brother, because of his bravery in the battle of Karbala. 

Shia Muslims hold ceremonies every year in the month of Muharram to mourn the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH) and his faithful companions.

The third Shia Imam, Imam Hussein (PBUH), and 72 of his faithful companions were martyred in the desert of Karbala on the Day of Ashura (10th of Muharram) in the year 680 AD. 205/218

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