Muharram 2016 mourning ceremonies photos
Each year during the first ten days of Muharram, Muslim people worldwide dressed in black, gathering in mourning ceremonies for the martyrdom anniversary of the prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Imam Hussain. In Iran, the ceremonies are held in mosques, the holy shrines and even in the universities in which students can participate easily. Listening to the speech, mourning for the Imam Hussain, praying for the reappearance of Imam Mahdi are the main parts of a usual mourning ceremony. Nazri food are also usually distributed among mourners at the end of a ceremony.
Muharram 2016: listening to the speech in a mosque at a university of Tehran, Iran
Women participating in the mourning ceremonies
The great gathering of people in the third day of Muharram 2016 in one of the holy shrine located in Tehran and the surrounding streets to mourn for Imam Hussain (PBUH)
Offering Nazri food and drink to the mourners