Manama (IP) - Followers of Imam Hussain in Bahrain take part in Muharram mourning rituals in different parts of the country.

Iran Press/West Asia: With the arrival of the Month of Muharram, mourning ceremonies for Imam Hossain's (A.S.) martyrdom began in Bahrain.

Followers of Imam Hussain in Black-clad clothes stage marches in different regions of Manama including Al-Sanabis, Al-Kura, and Al-Deir.

Imam Hussein, the third Imam of Shias, was martyred along with his family and companions in the Battle of Karbala.

The Battle of Karbala was fought on 10 October 680 (10 Muharram in the year 61 AH of the Islamic calendar) between the army of the second Umayyad caliph 'Yazid I' and Imam Hussain small number of companions.