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Muslims Mark Martyrdom Anniversary of Imam Hussein

Friday, October 23, 2015

 

Muslims in Iran and around the world are commemorating the martyrdom anniversary of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Imam Hussein (PBUH). Millions of people, dressed in black, took to the streets and mosques, the ninth day of the holy month of Muharram in the Islamic calendar, to mourn the tragedy on a day known as Tasua. The annual commemoration is held in different regions of the world during various mourning rituals. Tasua comes a day before Ashura, which marks the day when Imam Hussein, along with 72 of his companions, was martyred in the battle against the second Umayyad king in Karbala, Iraq, more than 14 centuries ago. Ashura symbolizes the eternal struggle of truth against falsehood and the battle against injustice and cruelty realized by Imam Hussein as he offered supreme sacrifice to uphold the principles against tyranny. On Tasua and Ashura, Iranian mourners hold special ceremonies in line with their local traditions in different cities and offer foods at public venues like mosques. People also gather to watch Ta’zieh, or the Persian Passion Play which is a ritual dramatic art that recounts religious events, historical and mythical stories and folk tales through poetry, music, song and motion.

 

Mourning in Tehran

 

Mashaal Gardani Tradition-Mashhad

 

Nakhl Gardani-Yazd

 

Mourning in Qom

 

Mashaal Gardani Tradition-Qom

 

Damam Zani Tradition-Rasht

 

Mourning in Semnan

 

Mourning in Zanjan

 

Tehran

 

Kerb Zani Tradition-Lahijan

 

Alam Bandan Tradition-Masouleh

 

Mashaal Gardani Tradition-Shahre Ray

 

Towgh Bandan Tradition-Gorgan

 

Tehran

 

Mourning in Khuzestan

 

Kheymeh Koubi Tradition-Kashan

 

Nakhl Gardani Tradition-Larijan

 

Mourning in Abarkooh

 

Tehran

*Photo Credit: Mehr News, Fars News, ISNA, Tasnim

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