Ashura 2017 is on Sunday, the 1st of October (1/10/2017).
“Ashura” (/ʌʃuːrʌ /) means “tenth” in Arabic language and the day of Ashura is the 10th day of Muharram(/Mohærræm/), the first month in the Islamic calendar but each year, the day of Ashura falls in a different day in the Georgian calendar as the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar and the Georgian calendar is a solar one.
Day of Ashura was the day in which Imam Husayn, and all 72 of his companions were violently killed and beheaded one by one and all their women and children were captured.
Imam Hussain was the prophet Muhammad’s grandson and the third Shia Imam who prophet Muhammad had stated about him:
“Hussain is from me and I’m from Hussain”
but he was murdered in fifty years following the prophet Muhammad by the people who called themselves Muslim!
Imam Hussain was surrounded by an Army of 30,000 at the land of Karbala on his way to Kufah in the year 61 Hijri (about 680 AD). Paying allegiance to Yazid was the only way for Imam Hussain to survive but Yazid did not believe in prophetess and revelation as he said it openly and his behaviors were against the Islamic rules. Thus there was no way for Imam Hussain except to sacrifice what they had to save Islam from utter distortion and destruction.
Congratulation to Imam Mahdi, the Imam of our time and all of his followers for Eid al-Ghadir,
Eid al-Ghadir is a day the prophet Muhammad held up Imam Ali’s hand and said:
for whoever I am his leader, Ali is his leader
The Prophet continued about Imam Ali:
“O’ God, love those who loves him, and be hostile to those who is hostile to him.
Read more about the event of Ghadir Khum at here
Ashura 2017 is now happening in Syria. The followers of Imam Hussain, the prophet Muhammad’s grandson, were executed and cut their heads by ISIS terrorist group in Syria.
During last week, a video uploaded by ISIS , had the highest rank video among Iranian people. A video about a young 25 years old Iranian man expecting to be executed by ISIS but standing in the dust with no fear in his eyes.
Watch a part of a video uploaded by ISIS including a moment of capturing Iranian Martyr Mohsen Hojaji
The knife in the hand of the ISIS man and his red Read More…
Sayid Reza Narimani was unknown to me when I heard his lamentation for the first time. He performed this in front of the supreme leader of Islamic nations, Imam Khamenei at the first of the meeting with the people of Isfahan. It was happen at the same time people were walking to the Karbala on Arbaeen.
This lamentation was about Arbaeen. It was for Imam Hussain (PBUH) and for remembering of all the martyrs who were killed by the ISIL theorist group in Syria while they defend the holy shrine of lady Zeinab, the beloved Imam Hussain’s sister and the granddaughter of the prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
A lamentation by Sayid reza Narimani on Arbaeen 2016
English translation by ashuraaa.wordpress.com
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Happy birthday of Imam Hussain to the Imam of our time, Imam Mahdi, and to all the believers.
In this post , I’d like to translate a part of an speech made by a great philosopher and scholar, Ayatullah Mohammad Taqi Mesbah Yazdi who is fortunately alive and lives in the city of Qom in Iran. I read the text of that speech in his official website in the recent days and I found it inspiring. It was about the first lesson from the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (PBUH) in some parts
The first lesson from the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (PBUH) is that we should not concern ourselves about the future consequences, if we work to the glory of God. The good results will be achieved surely even if the present results do not seem pleasant; it may be achieved in the future years and the society will be benefited from.
Ayatullah Mesbah Yazdi said that Imam Hussain was satisfied with what he did although he gave everything he had because he worked to the glory of God and provided the long-lasting conditions for the Islamic society to be reformed…
Our great condolence to Imam Mahdi (PBUH) for the martyrdom anniversary of lady Zainab, the prophet Muhammad’s grand daughter and the beloved Imam Hussain’s sister, the lady who watched how Yazid’s Army killed Imam Hussain and all of the men in her family one by one on one day, Ashura, in Karbala. She saw by herself how people who called themselves Muslim, cut the head of the prophet Muhammad’s grandson and his men in the same way the terrorist group of ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) murder innocent people in Syria nowadays. She observed how they moved the men’s heads in front of their women and children who were captured toward the land of “Sham” (or “Levant” in English). Sham is now called Syria where the holy shrine of lady Zainab (PBUH) is located.
The holy shrine of lady Zainab in Syria where “the defenders of the holy shrine“ are fighting against the terrorist group of ISIL not to allow them to close to the lady for one more time.
A head band with the name of Lady Zeinab in Arabic language
More about Lady Zainab:
The holy shrine of Lady Zainab:
Ashura is a day Imam Husayn, the holy prophet Muhammad’s grandson and all 72 of his companions including his six-month-old infant were all killed in Karbala. Shia Muslims and other Imam Husayn’s lovers commemorate the day of Ashura by taking part in mourning ceremonies and processions held worldwide.
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The promised Mahdi is the last savoir of Man who is living among us now. He is a man from the descendant of Husayn, the prophet Muhammad’s grandson.
The prophet Muhammad (PBUH) who is the last prophet sent by God had said about Mahdi:
قال النبی (صلی الله علیه وآله): “لاتذهب الدنیا حتّی یقومَ بأمر أُمتّی رجل من ولدالحسین یملأها عدلا کما ملئت ظلماً و جوراً
“The world will not come to an end until a man from the descendants of Husayn takes charge of the affairs of the world and fills it with justice and equity as it is filled with injustice and tyranny.”
-Prophet Muhammad (PBUH); Bihar al-anwar, Vol. 51, P. 66
Muslim people also believes in Jesus (PBUH) as the holy prophet of God. Muslims believes that Jesus was not killed according to what is written in the holy Quran and he will reappear to help Imam Mahdi. Read more here.
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The background image is the holy Jamkaran mosque which was built by Imam Mahdi’s command. The mosque is now in the city of Qom, Iran.
Day of Ashura is a day Imam Husayn and all 72 of his companions were killed to revive the religion of God from utter distortion, therefor people who believe in the unique God and have different religions across the world mark the day of Ashura in every year.
You can see Sunni Muslim people and christian people along with Shia Muslim people who commemorate the day of Ashura.
Christian people in the holy shrine of Imam Husayn on the day of Ashura at Karbala, Iraq.
Arbaeen is a day on which the largest gathering in the world is held by Shia Muslim people in peace. Each year, the holy shrine of Imam Husayn in the city of Karbala receives an increasing number of pilgrims across all over the world. It was reported officially that on Arbaeen 2016, more than 20 millions pilgrims have gathered at Karbala. Despite the all modern technologies, millions of pilgrims prefer to walk 80 Km from Najaf to Karbala to show their love toward Imam Husayn and to his living son, the 12th Shia Imam (Imam Mahdi). In addition, It is quoted that the pilgrimage of Imam Husayn on Arbaeen is a sign of a believer and every single step toward the holy shrine of Imam Husayn, can wipe out one sin and have one reward.
Thanks God, this year I was among the millions of pilgrims who walk to Karbala. To be honest, the journey was not such easy but undauntedly, it was an excellent journey that one should experienced it by him/herself. A different life style in which only one backpack is enough to start the journey as everything is prepared for free by Shia muslim people on the way to Karbala.
Many thanks to Iraqi people who compete each others to be at our service for God’s sake and for the love of Imam Husayn. They offer everything they have to pilgrims as they wish to be like Imam Husayn who gave everything he had to revive Islam.
I do apologize at first that my photos can not show the all aspects of Arbaeen as I am not a photographer and I took photos with my mobile phone.
Offering free water to the pilgrims on the way to Karbala
No matter where you come
Arbaeen is the 40 days following the day of Ashura and this year, Arbaeen 2016 will fall on the November 21 in Iraq.
Every year Muslim people leave their usual lives in their countries to walk 80 Km toward the holy shrine of Imam Husayn who was martyred at Karbala.
Arbaeen is the world’s largest annual peaceful gathering held by Muslim people around the world. It is an amazing spiritual journey in which you do not have to concern about food, water or accommodations. Everything is prepared for the pilgrims of Imam Husayn by non-government Muslim people for free on the way to Karbala. You can experience a true love in the real life by all the Muslim people around you especially by the Iraqi Shia people. They do it as they are the followers of Imam Husayn who gave all he had for the God’s sake.
This year, I am going to walk from Najaf to Karbala by my whole family In-Sha-Allah and If God helped me I will publish some photos of this fantastic journey on my Instagram page: @husayn.ashura