Ashura Marked With Mourning Ceremonies
Ashura Marked With Mourning Ceremonies

Ashura Marked With Mourning Ceremonies

Ashura Marked With Mourning Ceremonies

Millions of Muslims in Iran and across the world on Sunday staged passionate mourning ceremonies to commemorate the day in history that witnessed the martyrdom of the icon of sacrifice. The occasion, known as Ashura, marks the martyrdom of Imam Hussein [PBUH] and 72 of his companions, including his kith and kin, in 680 AD in a land known today as Iraq, after they refused to pledge allegiance to the tyrant Yazid. Even though they were overpowered in a desert, their message of steadfastness in the fight against a regime bent on deviating Islam from its right course continues to be a guiding light for seekers of truth for all times. Ashura is the culmination of a 10-day annual mourning period in the lunar month of Muharram for the third Imam of Shia Muslims, who was a grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). On Saturday, huge gatherings in Iran and other countries also held mourning rituals the day before on the ninth day of Muharram to mark Tasu'a, Press TV reported. In Iran, mourners in cities, towns and villages listened to elegies recounting different aspects of the Battle of Karbala and participated in processions to mark the tragic events.

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