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 Updated: October 24, 2015

Kullo Yom'in Ashura… Millions commemorate Ashura worldwide

By: Ismail Zabeeh/ Mohamed Ali


HOLY CITY OF KARBALA, Iraq: Day of Ashura, the tenth day of Muharram, was observed sorrowfully, reverently and tearfully across the globe with holding grand majalis al-azaiyah and massive processions with azao latam (chest beating) and azao tatbeer (slit open head with sword to gush out blood in sorrow of al-Imam al-Hussein).

Main mourning gathering was held at the holy shrine of Al-Imam Al-Husssein (AS) in the holy city of Karbala, Iraq where several million Husseini mourners flocked to commemorate the sad occasion.

All the countries including Turkey, US, UK, Saudi Arabia, Greece, UAE, Canada, Syria, Bahrain, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Burma, Australia, Austria, Nigeria and Lebanon witnessed Husseini mourning ceremonies.

The day is observed in commemoration of the supreme sacrifice rendered in AD 680 by The Lord of Martyrs al-Imam al-Hussein (AS), the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (s) for the supremacy of Islam and defense of humanity.












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