Ghana (IP) - Shia people in Accra, capital of the Republic of Ghana, joined in hundreds to their counterparts in the world to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS).

Iran PressAfrica: Performing the mourning rituals, the people took to the streets in Accra, the capital of the West African country, while holding flags and banners and chanting Ashura songs. 

After the procession, the participants gathered at Wembley Stadium Kotobabi, Accra, where Sheikh Abubakar Kamal ed-Deen, who is the National Imam of the Shi'a Community in Ghana, delivered a speech about the Karbala tragedy.

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

Ashura is the 10th day of Muharram. This day is significant for Shia due to what occurred in Karbala on this day.

Today, Monday, August 8, 2022, is Muharram 10 or Ashura day, 1444 AH, when Imam Hussain (AS) and his 72 companions were martyred as they stood against then-tyrant Yazid more than 1,300 years ago.


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