Moscow (IP) - Russian Muslims, alongside the other followers of Imam Hussein (PBUH) across the world, hold mourning rituals of Muharram on the night before Tasu'a. Today (Sunday, 7th of August 2022) coincides with the ninth day of Muharram, which is called Tasua.

Iran PressEurope: Tasua and Ashura are respectively the ninth and tenth day of the month of Muharram.

Tasua is dedicated to Hazrat Abbas, Imam Hussain's (AS) brother, who was martyred in the Karbala battle as he went to bring water for the thirsty children of Imam Hussein (AS).

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Abbas (AS); symbol of brotherhood

On this day, many places, especially in Iran and Iraq, are covered with black-clad people who mourn Imam Hussein.

Imam Hussein was martyred along with 72 of his companions during a last-stand battle of Karbala against the tyrant of the time, Yazid I, more than thirteen centuries ago.

The martyrdom of Imam Hussein has turned into a symbol of righteous revolt and social and political reform.


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Abbas (AS); symbol of brotherhood

Tasua night mourning in Shahcheragh, Shiraz