Tasu'a mourning ceremony held in Bandar Abbas
Bandar Abbas (IP) - Tasu'a mourning ceremony has been held in the port city of Bandar Abbas, the provincial centre of southern Hormozgan province.
Iran Press/ Iran news: Tasu'a the ninth day of Muharram is named after Imam Hossein's brother Hazrat Abul Fadhl al-Abbas who was martyred on the day of Ashura, the tenth day of Muharram, as he was bringing water for the thirsty children of Imam Hussein (AS), who were deprived of water by an army of the mercenaries of the self-proclaimed Umayyad Caliph, Yazid.
Despite his intense thirst, when Hazrat Abul Fadhl arrived at the river Euphrates, near Karbala, he did not drink water and filled his water-skin bottle with water and proceeded to Imam Hussein's (AS) tents, but midway he was martyred, with his water-skin bottle torn by Yazid's mercenaries.
Muharram is the first month of the Islamic lunar calendar, within which the third Shia Imam was martyred along with
Hazrat Abul Fadhl al-Abbas was the standard bearer, and the deputy commander of Imam Hussein's brigade. 205/211/215