Ghana (IP)- In the Northern region of Ghana, in the city of Tamale, hundreds of Shia Muslims gathered at the forecourt of the Ahlulbayt Central Mosque to participate in a major ceremony of the month of Muharram.

Iran Press/Africa: Muharram is one of the most significant festivals celebrated by the global Muslim community, as it marks the beginning of the Islamic New Year. The observance of Ashura through large-scale mourning demonstrations is a deeply rooted tradition among Shia Muslims, who commemorate the sacrifice of Imam Hussein and his companions.

Imam Hussein, the third Imam of Shia Islam, was martyred along with his family and companions during the Battle of Karbala in the 61st year after the migration of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) from Mecca to Medina. The Ashura, the tenth day of Muharram, is a day of profound significance for Shia Muslims worldwide, as it commemorates this tragic event.

The occasion marked the hoisting of the Muharram flag, a symbolic declaration of the beginning of a month-long period of mourning for Imam Hussein.

The regional Shia Imam, Shehu Dalhu Abdul-Mumin, addressed the gathered faithful, emphasizing the importance of renewing their allegiance to Imam Hussein and raising high the flag of his martyrdom. He said, "We are here to renew our allegiance to our dear Imam, Imam Hussein AS, and to raise high the flag of his martyrdom, showing our total allegiance to him."

The gathering in Tamale, Ghana, reflects the global reach of Shia Islam and the enduring reverence for Imam Hussein among Muslims worldwide. The Ghanaian Shia community's participation in this solemn observance underscores the universal appeal of the Imam's legacy and the unity of the Shia faithful in honoring his martyrdom.


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