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Ashura is the day of grief for Imam Husayn

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By my father and my mother, oh Husayn, you deserve to be cried for, by every eye

Oh Husayn of patience, the mountain of consolation, you made all the prophets cry And the earth and the heavens cried with grief and sorrow; and sadness had flown and prevailed the east and the west

By Mustafa Al-Naeb

More than 10 million people in Karbala for Ashura 2014

According to the news, despite all threats made by ISIL terrorists, more than 10 million pilgrims gathered in the holy city of Karbala to mark the day of Ashura in the year 2014.

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Day of Ashura in Karbala

Every year millions of mourners and lovers of Imam Husayn across the globe flock to Karbala, a city in Iraq where the holy shrines of Imam Husayn and his companions are located, to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of the prophet Muhammad’s grandson on the day of Ashura.

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day of Ashura in Karbala

Ashura is the 10th day of Muharram, the 1st month in the Islamic calender. Imam Husayn who was the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), along with all 72 of his companions were martyred on this day in the battle of Karbala in 680 AD.

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day of Ashura in Karbala

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day of ashura in Karbala

On the day of Ashura, shops and businesses were closed as mourners began pouring onto the streets since dawn but free food and drinks offer to mourners and pilgrims in the streets and mosques by some other people for the love of Imam Husayn (PBUH). Some people distribute foods which is called Nazri food, among their neighbors home by home thus you usually do not need to prepare your own food on the day of Ashura and Tasua, the 9th day of Muharram.

In the year 2015, The day of Ashura will fall on Saturday, the 24th Oct. and many pilgrims are preparing yourselves to arrive at Karbala for this day.

 

Ashura infants

Every year on the month of Muharram, some women with their newborns participate in a special mourning ceremony to memorize the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain’s six month old infant who was violently martyred at Karbala.

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When is Ashura 2015?

Ashura in 2015 is on Saturday, the 24th Oct.

The day of Ashura (/ʌʃuːrʌ /) is the 10th day of Muharram(/Mohærræm/) which is the first month of Islamic calender.

Ashura marks the day in which prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Imam Husayn, and all 72 of his companions were violently martyred more than 14 centuries ago in Karbala. They all sacrifice what they have to save Islam from utter distortion and destruction. Thus every year on the day of Ashura, millions of mourners commemorate their martyrdom anniversary to memorize what Imam Husayn (PBUH) taught us: He taught us all how to stand up and resist oppression, monarchy, Shimrs, Yazids and Ibn Ziads of the the present time, the current age.

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Ashura in Iran

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Ashura in Iran

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Ashura Day

Every year on the day of Ashura, Millions of Muslims dressed in black, take to street to mourn the martyrdom anniversary of the prophet Muhammad’s grandson and his all companions.

These photos show a mourning procession held by people in one area in Tehran, Iran.

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Ashura in Iran

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Quote about Muharram

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Reference: (1995) The Ashura Uprising in the Words and Messages of Imam Khomeini.Tehran, Iran:The Institute for Compilation and Publication of Imam Khomeini’s Works

Ashura and disseminating sadness and tears among people?!

Each year, on the tenth of Muharram, the first month in lunar calendar, Millions of people, dressed in black, take to the streets and mosques to mourn the martyrdom anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Imam Hussain (PBUH), on a day known as Ashura.

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Ashura in Karbala

The supreme leader of the Islamic republic of Iran made a speech about Ashura in 2008:

“…I would like to make some statements regarding Muharram and Ashura. Muharram is one of the historical stages that I talked about. The Shia have made every effort to keep Ashura alive. As you see, for many years and centuries in succession never have the people following the Prophet’s (PBUH) household and believing in the Prophet’s (PBUH) household forgotten Imam Hussain’s memory, Imam Hussain’s name, Imam Hussain’s burial place and Imam Hussain’s mourning. Many efforts have been made to encourage people to forget the events of Ashura, but people never did so. You have heard the story of Motavakel and his blocking the way [to Karbala]. They have committed foolish acts and raised foolish objections. Throughout history, they have raised numerous seemingly scientific, emotional and experiential objections. Nevertheless, Shiites have kept them alive and must do so.
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Tears on Ashura

Why are you disseminating sadness, crying and tears among people?” They complain. This is not sadness and tears for the sake of sadness and tears. Read More…

Karbala in the words of the Prophet Muhammad

Congratulations to all believers in God for the birth anniversary of his last Messenger , the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his descendants).

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“My son is buried in a land called Karbala, a monument which has always been an Islamic Dome as there God saved the companions of the Prophet Noah from the hurricane.”

 -Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) (Kamil Al-Ziarat; p.269)

قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و آله:

 “يُقْبَرُ ابْنِي بِأَرْضٍ يُقَالُ لَهَا كَرْبَلَاءُ هِيَ الْبُقْعَةُ الَّتِي كَانَتْ فِيهَا قُبَّةُ الْإِسْلَامِ الَّتِي نَجَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهَا الْمُؤْمِنِينَ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مَعَ نُوحٍ فِي الطُّوفَانِ”

کامل الزیارات، صفحه 269

Ashura in Karbala

Day of Ashura in 2014 in Karbala, near the Holy shrine of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Imam Hussain (PBUH):

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Ashura in the Holy shrine of Imam Hussain (PBUH) in Karbala, Iraq.

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Prayer in Congregation on the day of Ashura in Karbala

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Nazri food offered to the mourners on the day of Ashura in karbala.

 

Ashura in mountain

Some Shia Muslims held a procession in mountain in Iran, to mark the day of Ashura 2014.

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Ashura in Iran

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Ashura in snow

Some Shia Muslims held a procession on the day of Ashura to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of the prophet Muhammad’s grandson, in spite of the snowy weather.

Photos were taken on the day of Ashura in 2014, in the north of Iran. 

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Ashura in Iran

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Ashura in Iran

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On the way to Karbala

Karbala holds the holy shrine of the prophet Muhammad’s grandson and his companions, so millions of Muslims around the world make their way to the city of Karbala to commemorate the day of Arbaeen in every year.

The day of Arbaeen is 40 days following Ashura and in this year(2014) Arbaeen will fall on 13th December.

According to news, many pilgrims have begun a journey of 55 miles or so to Karbala by their own foot for the love of Imam Hussain (PBUH). Here are some photos of the previous years I’ve selected for you.

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On the way to Karbala

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A famous Iranian cleric walking to Karbala

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Arbaeen, 40 days after Ashura

40 days after Ashura is called Arbaeen (/ærbæyi:n/).

The Arbaeen ceremony is one of the largest peaceful gatherings in the world that is annually occurs 40 days after the martyrdom of the Prophet Mohammad’s grandson, Imam Hussain (PBUH), and his companions on the day of Ashura. 

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Arbaeen , 40 days after Ashura

Millions of Muslims around the world make their way to the city of Karbala in Iraq to commemorate Arbaeen every yearmany of these pilgrims make a journey of 55 miles or so, on their own foot for the love of Imam Hussain (PBUH) despite the terrorist attacks. 

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Walking to Karbala for Arbaeen

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Walking to Karbala for Arbaeen

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Walking to Karbala for Arbaeen

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Walking to Karbala

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Walking to Karbala

Karbala is the city where the holy shrine of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson is held in and it was the destination of an estimated more than 20 million people in Arbaeen 2014.

This year, Arbaeen will fall on Saturday 13th, December 2014.

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The holy shrine the prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Imam Hussain (PBUH)

Stay tuned for more photos from Arbaeen.

Many thanks to arbaeen.me for these photos.

The Ark of Salvation

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There is a quote from Prophet Muhammad about Imam Hussain (PBUH):

 “اِنَّ الْحُسين مِصباحُ الْهُدي وَ سَفينَهُ الْنّجاه 

Verily Hussain is the shining light of guidance and the ark of salvation .”