Tasua: The last man left for Imam Hussain


Tasua 2016

Shia people mark the day of Tasua in front of the holy shrine of Imam Hussain and Hadrat Abbas in Karbala, Iraq

Today is the 9th day of Muharram , a day called Tasua in which all people mourn for the last man left for Imam Hussain (PBUH). A man who Imam Hussain cry for when he killed on the day of Ashura at Karbala.  He was Hadrat Abbas, the Imam Ali’s son and Imam Hussain’s younger brother who was martyred on the way back to the tents while he was bringing water for the thirsty women and children.



A flag containing the name of “O, Abalfazl Abbas!”, Imam Hussain’s brother who martyred on the day of Ashura

Yazid’s army had occupied the river by 4000 soldiers since three days ago and there were no water to drink for the camp of Imam Hussain. Imam Khamenei, The leader of Islamic community stated that both Imam Hussain (PBUH) and Hadrat Abbas fight along with each other to reach to the river to bring water for women and children but the army made a distant between them and Hadrat Abbas could reach the river and fill his water-bag with water but he did not allow himself to drink any water first because he remembered that Imam Hussain was also in thirst and probably he remembered the thirstiness of the girls and children or crying of Hadrat Ali Asghar. It was on the way back to the tents that suddenly Imam Hussain heard his brother saying “O brother! help me brother.”[1]



Great gathering of Muslim people on the day of Tasua in 2016 to mourn for Hadrat Abbas(PBUH)


[1] Saying of Hadrat Abbas in Arabic is”یا اخا ادرک اخا” , Imam Khamenei’s speech in 2000 (The year 1379 in Iranian calendar)

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