Tehran (IP) - Ashura mourning rituals are underway all across Iran to commemorate the third Shia Imam's martyrdom anniversary.

Iran PressIran News: On the 10th day of the lunar month of Muharram, Day of Ashura, the climax of Imam Hussein mourning ceremonies, Iranian in all walks of life attend mourning ceremonies in commemoration of Ashura.

Ashura rituals are underway across the country by observing hygienic protocols.

Imam Hussein (peace be upon him) is the symbol of resistance against oppression. The choice made by Imam Hussein ( peace be upon him) and his small group of family members and companions (peace be upon them), has been a source of inspiration for not just Muslims but for all of humanity, throughout history.

Ashura is the culmination of a 10-day annual mourning period in the lunar month of Muharram for Imam Hussein, who was a grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and was martyred along with 72 of his family members and companions in 680 A.D. in a land that is known today as Iraq, after they refused to pledge allegiance to the ruler of the time, Yazid.

The Battle of Karbala between a small group of supporters and relatives of Imam Hussein (PBUH) and a larger military detachment from the forces of the caliph represents a war between good and evil.


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