Day of Ashura

Shia Muslim people worldwide donate blood on the day of Ashura to save people as Imam Husayn, the prophet Muhammad’s grandson, save the humanity by his blood on the day of Ashura. Imam Husayn and his all 72 companions gave everything he had to save the religion of God from utter distortion and to reform the Islamic community of the prophet Muhammad
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Unfortunately, a minority of people who called themselves as Shia Muslim people flagellate themselves with knives or chains or swords on the day of Ashura to destroy the true shia Image in the world or to show they are the followers of Imam Husayn by such fabricated way although all the greatest Shia scholars prohibited any self-harm and self-mutilation. Self-flagellation or Tatbir is also prohibited by law in the Islamic republic of Iran.

 

The true Shia Muslim dressed in black participate in the mourning ceremonies and processions to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Husayn. They listen to the speech about Imam Husayn and the event of Ashura and to the lessons we may learn from Ashura in such ceremonies. They pray at the end for all Muslim people and for the reappearance of Imam Mahdi, the 12th Shia Imam.

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Shia Muslim take part in the blood donation movement on the day of Ashura more than any other days. They distribute free food and drink for the love of God and Imam Husayn among other mourners in public places on the day of Ashura and the ten first days of Muharram.

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Day of Ashura is a day pilgrims from all across the world visit the shrine of Husayn, the prophet Muhammad’s grandson in Karbala where he is buried, to pay their tribute to his courageous stand.

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Millions of people across the world mark the day of Ashura as the day Husayn and all 72 of his supporters inculding his family members were killed in the Battle of Karbala

 

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Attendance of Christian people in the mourning procession held in the front of the holy shrine of Imam Husayn on the day of Ashura at Karbala

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Day of Ashura is a day in which Imam Husayn (the prophet Muhammad’s grandson) and all 72 of his companions including his family members were killed violently at the battle of Karbala and all their women and children were captured on this day. Thus, each year all the people from different religions participate in the mourning ceremonies and processions to commemorate the day of Ashura and memorize the goals of Imam Hussain.

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Noon prayer in congregation on the day of Ashura were held at all over the cities of Iran by shia Muslim mourners following mourning for the martyrdom anniversary of the prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Imam Husayn.

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Football fans mark the day of Tasua 2016 in Iran

Shia football fans mark the day of Tasua during Iran-south Korea football match held in Azadi Stadium in Tehran, Iran.  Tasua is the 9th day of Muharram and Muslim people commemorate this day and mourn for the martyrdom of Hadrat Abbas and Imam Hussain, the prophet Muhammad’s grandsons who martyred on the following day, Ashura.

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Azadi stadium was in black on the day of Tasua, the day before Ashura

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Why did Ashura happen?

Why did imam Hussain rise up?

The following image contains a part of Imam Hussain’s will explaining the main cause of Imam Hussain to rise up and going to Iraq:

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اني لم اخرج اشرا و لا بطرا و لامفسدا و لاظالما انما خرجت لطلب الاصلاح في امة جدي و اريد ان امر با لمعروف و انهي عن المنكر

“I did not rise up for the cause of wickedness, amusement, corruption or oppression, but I rose up to reform the Muslim community of my grandfather [Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)]. I want to promote virtue and prevent vice.”

Bihar Al-Anvar: Volume 44, Page 329

Read more about three main reason of Imam Hussain at Ashura

Ashura and Muharram 2016

Shia Muslims were participated in Muharram mourning ceremonies held in every where in all cities of Iran and other countries.

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Muharram and Ashura 2016 in Iran

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Nazri food (charity food) in Muharram and Ashura 2016 in Iran

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Day of Ashura is a day of mourning for the prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Imam Hussain (PBUH) who was martyred violently at Karbala. People dressed in black commemorate this day by taking part in mourning ceremonies and procession.

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A shiite infant with a red headband containing the name of “Ali Asghar” during a mourning procession on the day of Ashura in Iran. Ali Asghar was the 6-month-old infant of Imam Hussain killed in the battle of Karbala

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Day of Ashura in the holy shrine of Lady Fatima Masumah, in Qom, in Iran

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Self-mutilation such as self-flagellation with knives or chains at any time specially on the day of Ashura and during the month of Muharram is forbidden (Haram) in Islam and Shiite scholars prohibited it. This kind of fabricated mourning is not allowed even by law in Iran despite the images which enemies of Islam try to to show.

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Read more and see Islamic rules at here

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Day of Ashura | Mourning ceremonies for the martyrdom anniversary of the prophet Muhamad’s grandson and the thirs Shia Imam, Imam Hussain are held during Muharram and the day of Ashura and Muslim people across the globe attend these ceremonies

 

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Day of Ashura in the capital city of Tehran, Iran

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Every year on the day of Ashura, lots of Iranian people gather in the square named Imam Hussain square, on the east of Tehran, to mourn for the martyrdom anniversary of the prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Imam Hussain (PBUH) and his companions.

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They listen to the speech on this day, mourn for what happen to Imam Hussain and to his family members and his companions, pray for all the oppressed people in the world to over come their Yazid of the time and pray for the reappearance of Imam Mahdi, the grandson of Imam Hussain (pbuh):

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There is a tent in the square resembling the tents of the family of Imam Hussain and his companion that they were burnt by Yazid’s army on the day of Ashura following the martyrdom of Imam Hussain and other men at Karbala.

This tent will burn at the end of the day of Ashura to memorize what happen to women and children at Karbala

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On this day, Men and women participate in the noon pray in congregation on-time in the middle of the square to follow what Imam Hussain did on the day of Ashura in the middle of the battle.

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Such great mourning ceremonies are also held in other squares and the streets of the city as well as in the mosques, the holy shrine of Hazrat Abdul Azim and even in the great market (Bazaar) in the capital city of Tehran and almost all the people attend these mourning ceremonies to mark the day of Ashura.

On the day of Ashura, No one concern about his or her lunch as they can find Nazri food which is also called Imam Hussain’s food almost everywhere in the cities for free.

 

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Day of Ashura for Muslim people is a day of sorrow and grief. On the day of Ashura, Muslim people across the world dressed in black, gather in the streets, mosques and the holy shrines and mourn for the martyrdom of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Imam Hussain. On this day, Men and women also pray in congregation on-time at noon as Imam Hussain and his companions performed it even in the middle of the battle of Karbala.

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Noon prayer in congregation on the day of Ashura, in the holy shrine of lady Fatima Masumah in the city of Qom in Iran

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Boys dressed in black, beating the chests  when mourning and grieving for Imam Al-hussain.

Shia Muslims and other people from different religions mark the martyrdom anniversary of the holy prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Imam Hussain (PBUH) in Iran.

Ashura – General Qasem Soleimani in a mourning ceremony for Imam Hussain

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The Commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Major General Qasem Soleimani, attended in a mourning ceremony for the martyrdom anniversary of the holy Prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Imam Hussain (PBUH).

The man in a suite is Major General Qasem Soleimani

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Every year during the month of Muharram, mourning ceremonies were held all over the cities in Iran as well as in the official house of Imam Khamenei that people can also take part in.

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Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in a morning ceremony held in the leader’s official house in the month of Muharram.

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Every year, during the month of Muharram, mourning ceremonies are held in several days by the leader of Islamic republic of Iran to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of the holy prophet Muhammad’s grandson and people can take part in these ceremonies.