Kabul (IP) - People of Afghanistan observe Muharram mourning rituals regardless of the recent wave of terrorist attacks. Several people, including those mourning for Imam Hussain's Muharram rituals, were either martyred or wounded due to two blasts that happened on Friday and Saturday in Kabul.

Iran PressAsia: The mourning rituals of Ashura in the commemoration of Imam Hussain's (AS) martyrdom anniversary is underway in Afghanistan's cities, including Kabul, despite insecurities.

Mourning rituals are underway in different squares of Kabul, with mourning banners being installed in the streets and in the facade of the houses. 

The Afghan people mourn Imam Hussain (AS) in mosques and Tekyiahs (mourning places), and the relevant authorities maintain the security of the mourning places.  

Farhad Hojjat, who is in charge of maintaining the security of Chindawol Tekiyah in one of the Shia-inhabited quarters of Kabul, highlighted the participation of the Sunni Muslims in the mourning rituals for Imam Hussain (AS) and told Iran Press that their participation was indicative of the unity of Afghan Muslims, which would thwart the enemies plots against the country. 

Imam Hussein (AS), a grandson of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), and his 72 companions were martyred in the Battle of Karbala, in southern Iraq, in 680 AD after fighting courageously for justice against the much larger army of the Umayyad caliph, Yazid I.

For more than 1,300 years, Muslims and the followers of other faiths have been mourning the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (AS).


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