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Iranian mark Ashura - Tehran Times

TEHRAN – Iranians marked Ashura rituals on Sunday to commemorate the slaying of Imam Hussein (AS) who was martyred in the battle of Karbala in Iraq in 680 AD. Across Iran, millions of mourners started the processions shortly after the sunrise, lining ...and more »

Muharram: The reunion of society - Tehran Times

Once again the Iranian nation is overwhelmed by the month of Muharram. Black banners and draperies are seen all over the country. People in dark dresses attend mourning congregations. Traditionally, Iranians hold mourning rituals during the first ten ...and more »

Ashura in Lebanon: Donating blood rather than spilling it - Middle East Eye

On Sunday, thousands of Lebanese of all ages gathered in processions to commemorate the death of the imam Hussein, the Prophet Muhammad's grandson, and the associated battle of Karbala. While a religious figure recounted the story of the 680CE battle ...and more »

Exalted sacrifice - DAWN.com

THERE is debate in Muslim societies about the need to project 'true' Islam. Considering the abominable acts carried out by militants and terrorists in the name of religion — which make the average believer recoil — this is a valid concern. Rather ...and more »

The Mourning After - Newsline

For a thousand years, people of the Indian subcontinent have commemorated Muharram with processions and elaborate rituals. Not only Muslims, but Hindus, Sikhs and Christians also pay tribute to Imam Hussain by re-enacting and recalling the tragedy of ...and more »

Ashura 2017: When is it? Everything you need to know about the Muslim festival of mourning - The Independent

Millions of Muslim worshippers across the world have taken part in processions and services this week to mark the holiest days in the Shia calendar, Tasua and Ashura. Tasua and Ashura, the ninth and 10th days of the month of Moharram, are days of ...and more »

Iraqi army: 21 Islamic State militants killed near Karbala - Iraqi News

Karbala (IraqiNews.com) The Iraqi army said late Sunday it had killed 21 suicide attackers from the Islamic State near the holy city of Karbala where Shia pilgrims marked a major, annual religious festival. The militants were killed in an air and ...and more »

The Lessons we don't learn from Karbala - Pakistan Today

Ashura, the very meaning of the word signifies remembrance. Remembrance it is, of one of the most influential and inspiring events in the history of the world: influential as it shaped the religion of Islam in the centuries to come, inspiring because ...and more »

Glory of Islam: Pakistan observes Yaum-e-Ashur - Pakistan Today

All is set to observe Yaum-e-Ashur, the 10th day of Muharram-ul-Haram with sanctity and reverence to renew the unwavering resolve to fight against all types of tyrannical forces and for the sake of rightness and justice besides accomplishing the ...and more »

A Shiite Muslim mourner flagellates himself during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Srinagar - Daily Mail

Many Shiite worshippers travel from neighbouring Iran and other countries each year to visit Imam Hussein's shrine in Karbala, which lies about 80 kilometres (50 miles) southwest of Baghdad. Millions of others across the Shiite world, from Lebanon to ...and more »