Millions of Muslim mourners mark Ashura

Millions of Muslim mourners mark Ashura

Million of Muslims across the globe have held mourning ceremonies to mark the martyrdom anniversary of grandson of the holy prophet of Islam, Imam Hussein (PBUH).

Muslims around the world are holding Ashura ceremonies to mark the martyrdom anniversary of the Imam Hussein (PBUH), third Shia Imam and one of truthful successors of the holy prophet.

Imam Hussein (PBUH) and 72 of his companions were martyred by the tyrant of their times, Yazid, more than fourteen centuries ago.

Ashura is the 10th day of the lunar month of Muharram, and is the climax of the ten-day mourning processions for Imam Hussein and in remembrance of his companions.

Mourners across Iran have attended the mourning ceremonies in their millions. They’ve also held prayers known as Ashura Noon Prayers across the country.

The Iraqi city of Karbala is the focal point of the ceremonies. Millions of mourners have already converged to Karbala to mark the event there as the city hosts the holy shrine of Imam Hussein (PBUH).

It is worthy to mention that Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic, revived the culture of Ashura in contemporary era by associating his struggle for the Islamic Revolution with divine objectives of Imam Hussein (PBUH).

Researchers maintain that Islamic Revolution under the wise leadership of Imam Khomeini had undoubtedly been inspired by lofty goals of Ashura.

The impact of Ashura and its culture on the words and practical behavior of Imam Khomeini is completely obvious throughout his struggle against brutal Palavi regime.

Imam Khomeini had in a historic message once said that the holy months of Muharram and Safar have kept Islam alive and advised preachers to promote genuine during these months.

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