Imam Hussain (PBUH) was the prophet Muhammad’s grandson who was martyred on the day of Ashura in Karbala. He left a will before departing from the city of Medina and travelling toward Iraq. You will see A part of Imam Hussain’s will to his brother Muhammad-e-Hanafiya in the following image in three languages;
“I did not rise up for the cause of wickedness, amusement, corruption or oppression, but I rose up to reform the Muslim community of my grandfather [Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)]. I want to promote virtue and prevent vice.”
اني لم اخرج اشرا و لا بطرا و لامفسدا و لاظالما انما خرجت لطلب الاصلاح
في امة جدي و اريد ان امر با لمعروف و انهي عن المنكر
Bihar Al-Anvar: V.44, P. 329
Nazri food and drinks are free food and drinks which are distributed among the mourners of Imam Hussain and all other people during the month of Muharram and especially on the day of Ashura.
Shia Muslims do not fast on Ashura. Thus, Some Shia Muslims prepare and hold up some stations on public places on the day of Ashura to distribute Nazri food and drinks among others for free. They do it for the happiness of God and to show their love toward Imam Hussain (PBUH) who was martyred on Ashura day while he was thirsty.
The following photos were sent to us from a group of shia Iranian young Muslims who held up a station on the way towards the holy shrine of Lady Masumah (PBUH) in Qom, Iran to offer chocolate milk and lemonade to the mourners and other people during the days of Tasua and Ashura.
Such stations are not related to any organizations or governments and they only charged by the people who love Imam Hussain.
Shia muslims dressed in black show their grief and sorrow for the martyrdom of Imam Hussain
Shia Muslims in Iran marked the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain on the day of Ashura by participating on Ashura ceremonies and processions held in all over the cities of Iran.
Shia children take part in Ashura procession held on the day of Ashura in Iran
Shia muslim mark the day of Ashura 2017 inside the holy shrine of Imam Reza in Iran
Mourners inside the holy shrine of Lady Masumah in qom, Iran
The symbolic event of burning tents of Imam Hussain’s family by Yazid’s army following the martyrdom of Imam Hussain and all 72 of his men on the day of Ashura
While a dark, violent and blood shedding images of Islam have been presented to the world in these days by western media and through the deviant and ignorant Muslims, True Muslims have to present the true face of Islam. Voluntary blood donation on the day of Ashura can provide a good opportunity to us to show a glimpse of the truth of Islam and true Muslims to the world. So by following the path of the Greatest Martyr (Imam Hussein [PBUH]) we present the glory of Islam to the world by donating our blood.
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Thus each year, Shia Muslims around the world follow the path of the greatest Martyr, the prophet Muhammad’s grandson (Imam Hussain [PBUH]) and donate their blood on the day of Ashura to save the lives of others and to present the reality of Islam. Read More…
Today is the first day of Muharram and Ashura is coming in 9 days later.
Every places such as the streets, Mosques and the holy shrine of Imam Hussain, Imam Reza, lady Fatima and Jamkaran holy mosque in Iran have been covered with black for the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain.
Shia muslim people were also dressed in black, commemorate all the first ten days of Muharram to follow the way Imam Reza, the 8th Shia Imam, was mourning for Imam Hussain. Read More…
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.