Day of Ashura 2018 | photos of a mourning procession in Iran

Day of Ashura is not a day of celebration nor a day of self-mutilation. Day of Ashura for Shia Muslim people and other Imam Hussain’s lovers is the day of grief and deep sorrow. people around the world dressed in black commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain, the prophet Muhammad’s grandson on the day of Ashura.

On the day of Ashura, mourning processions and ceremonies for Imam Hussain are held all over the world as well as all the cities of Iran. One of the greatest mourning procession is the mourning procession of The Imam Sadiq University which is held annually in north of Tehran, the capital city in Iran.

The following images are taken on the day of Ashura in 2018.

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Mourning for Hussain (PBUH), the prophet Muhammad’s grandson on the day of Ashura in Iran

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Shia Muslim people participate in noon prayer in congregation on-time on the day of Ashura as Imam Hussain did it in the battlefield of Karbala.

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Shia girls and women on Ashura processions have Headbands with the name of Lady Zeinab (PBUH).

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