Sep 20, 2018 10:39 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Oct 04, 2019 12:00 Asia/Tehran]
  • Ashura mourning ceremonies held across the world

Ashura mourning rituals were held all around the world to commemorate the third Shia Imam's martyrdom anniversary.

According to an Iran press reportmourning ceremonies in commemoration of Ashura (the tenth day of the lunar month of Muharram) are being held across the world. 

Like other Shia Muslims in the world, Turkish Muslims gathered in Mosques and Islamic centres and mourned for Imam Hussein (PBUH) who is the third Shia Imam and grandson of Holy Prophet (blessings of God upon him and his progeny) and considered as  the Chief of Martyrs.

Furthermore, crowds of black-clad mourners marked the martyrdom anniversary of Chief of Martyrs, Aba Abdollah al-Hussein ( peace be upon him) in France.

France was not the only European country where martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (Peace Be Upon Him) was observed.  Italy was also considered as the host country for  Muslim mourners.

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.

Muslims usually stage these mourning ceremonies in commemoration of Ashura (the tenth day of the lunar month of Muharram) that marks the martyrdom anniversary of the icon of sacrifice to the faithful, Imam Hussein (PBUH), the third Shia Imam.

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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