Kashmir (IP) - A week-long exhibition on Arbaeen has begun at the Mahatta Art Gallery in the city center.

Iran PressAsia: The Art, Photography, and Calligraphy exhibition got the attention of art lovers, who flocked to the exhibition on its first day, Wednesday.

Arbaeen is an Arabic word that means forty-day mourning period after Ashura (10th Muharram) when Imam Hussain (AS), who is the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), was martyred after having refused to pledge allegiance to the corrupt and tyrannical ruler, Yazid.

The organizer of the event, Ilyas Rizvi, said the exhibition had been named Mashq-e-Arbaeen as it coincides with Arbaeen.

“It has been organized to pay tributes to the martyrs of Karbala and remember that they sacrified themselves for the sake of humanity. Imam Hussain unites every race and community to work for the welfare of humanity”, Ilyas said.

The Arbaeen exhibition hosts paintings, calligraphic works, and a collection of archived photographs dating back decades.

“We have displayed a collection of photographs which take us back to the 1950’s and 1960’s. Photographs of Muharram processions passing through Jamia Masjid, Malkhah and Hassanabad localities of the old city are also on display”.

Another feature of the event is the Art and Calligraphic works that are on display at the Mahattas. Artists have blended fine Art with Calligraphy to pay tributes to the Karbala martyrs.

Children's artwork attempting to portray their experiences on Ashura, Arbaeen, and the Karbala tragedy is also on display at the event.


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