Last night was the night of Ashura in the year 2020 and mourning ceremonies for Imam Hussain (PBUH) were held all over the world by Imam Hussain’s lovers despite the Corona virus.
The following photos show some mourning ceremonies held to mark the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain(PBUH) and his companions
Mourning for Imam Hussain on the night of Ashura in Iran.
Mourners held General Qassem Soleimani’s pictures in their hands while they wearing masks and keeping away from each others.
Girls and women also participated in the mourning ceremonies held on the night of Ashura while they strict the COVID-19 protocol.
To keep social distancing, mourning ceremonies in this year were held at larger places with no roofs. for example , Read More…
Muharram and Ashura 2020 | Imam Hussain’s lovers show how to manage mourning ceremonies during COVID-19
Higher mortality rate for corona virus disease in the recent weeks in Iran had been made an special and concerned situation for Imam Hussain’s lovers before the beginning of Muharram 2020: Cancellation of the mourning ceremonies for Imam Hussain (PBUH) was not believable and All the COVID-19 public advice had to be respected. The media outside Iran were also trying to show Imam Hussain’s mourners as disrespectful people to the laws and advice; But with the beginning of Muharram 2020 , everyone can see how mourners and lovers of Imam Hussain (PBUH) strict to the corona virus preventive advice.
Temperature assessments and washing hands with hands sanitizers at the entrance to the ceremony, keeping away from other mourners by seating on the previously defined places, wearing masks during the mourning ceremonies which are held in outdoors for 2 hours at the maximum are some of the rules which are respected at the ceremonies.
The following images belonged to the different mourning ceremonies which have been held since the beginning of Muharram in the year 2020.
See 10 more photos of mourners of Imam Hussain during Muharram 2020 Read More…
As you may heard the news , the mourning flag of Imam Hussain was raised at former US embassy in Islamic republic of Iran with the beginning of Muharram 2020 and the mourning ceremony for Imam Hussain is held every night at 20:30 pm at the former embassy for the first ten nights of Muharram.
Raising Imam Hussain flag at a US embassy and its conversion to the Hussainiya (A place to hold Imam Hussain’s mourning ceremony) has a great message to the US government and to all the tyrants of the time. A message more important than the message of the victory is about to happen.
Although this blog has been already blocked by Facebook and Instagram since I wrote a post about G.en.eral S.o.leimani but I could not ignore the former embassy photos.
Salam to all brothers and sisters
Tonight is the first night of Muharram in the year 2020 and the day of Ashura is coming in ten days so Let me first offer my deepest condolence to Imam of our time, Imam Mahdi (PBUH), and to all of his lovers for the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain (PBUH), the prophet Muhammad’s grandson.
As you may know , Ziyarat Nahiya is a ziyarat said by Imam Mahdi about Imam Hussain (PBUH) and thanks God who helped me to prepare the first image for Muharram and Ashura 2020 by a part of this Ziyarat which is about the cure in Imam Hussain’s grave’s soil or “Torbat” in Arabic especially at this time of pandemic disease of Covid-19.
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Peace be upon [Hussain] whom God placed the cure in his grave’s soil
السلام علی من جعل الله الشفاء فی تربته
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” Nowadays, we need to introduce #Hussain ibn Ali to the #world. The world of tyranny and corruption needs to know the liberty of Hussain…. If Hussain (PBUH) is introduced to the world, Islam will be introduced, the #Quran will be introduced…”. The supreme leader Ayatullah #Khamenei said it yesterday on the 18th sep. 2019.
Yesterday, the leader Ayatullah khamenei had a meeting with #Iraqian people who host and serve the pilgrims of Imam Hussain’s holy shrine during Arbaeen in Iraq (PBUH)
The leader thanked Iraqian people for their hospitality and he also said that: ” The message of Imam Hussain (PBUH) is the message of saving the world. The magnificent Arbaeen movement is spreading this message in the world, and this movement should be fortified day after day…”
Read more at here
Why did imam Hussain move to Karbala? Why did Imam Hussain rise up? Did Imam Hussain sacrifice his life?
Imam Hussian (PBUH) was the prophet Muhammad’s grandson, who left the Hajj pilgrimage and moved to Iraq with all of his family and friends, then he was surrounded by Yazid’s army of 30,000 people on his way, in the land called Karbala, so there were no way out for Imam Hussain and all his 72 friends except defending themselves. They fight with no water for three days and all of them were killed and beheaded on the day of Ashura and all their women and children were captured and moved to Syria along with the heads.
Did Imam Hussain knew his fate in Karbala?
Not only Imam Hussain knew that he will be killed on the day of Ashura in Karbala but also all the Prophets of God knew about the detail of this catastrophe and all cried for Imam Hussain (PBUH).
But why did Imam Hussain move to Karbala?
There were three causes for Imam Hussain’s movement or in a better word, Imam Hussain revolution which we have already explained it in a post before. The causes were gained from a book written by a great Iranian philosopher and cleric, professor Mortaza Motahari.
The summary of these three causes were as follows:
- Imam Hussain moved because he did not not want to pay allegiance to the tyranny of the time,
- About 100,000 people of Kufa had sent 18,000 letters to Imam Hussain and invited him to Iraq to re-establish an Islamic government,
- Imam Hussain wanted to reform the Muslim community of his grandfather and promote virtue and prevent vice
Which one was the main reason of Imam Hussain’s revolution? Read More…
Today is the anniversary of the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain, the one who revived Islam by his blood. He scarified himself to save the humanity , to save us.
Peace be upon Imam Hussain and his descendant, Imam Mahdi (May Allah hasten his reappearance)
A quote about Imam Hussain by Imam Khomeini (The founder of the Islamic republic of Iran)
The story of Imam Hussain (PBUH) on the day of Ashura in Karbala has a heat that still burn our hearts over centuries. Day of Ashura was a day in which even the heavenly angles wept for Hussain (PBUH), the prophet Muhammad’s grandson.
Imam Mahdi, the 12th Shia Imam and the grandson of Imam Hussain (PBUH) has said in “Ziarat Nahiya” that not only the heavenly angles but the skies, the mountains, the oceans and even the fishes wept for Imam Hussain:
“…Mourning commemorations were held for you [O’ Hussain!] in the utmost exalted place Heaven,
and the dark-eyed Maidens [of Paradise] hit their own heads and faces in grief,
The skies and their inhabitants wept,
as did Paradise and its keepers,
The mountains and their surroundings,
The oceans and their fishes,
The heavens and their servants
The Ka’ba, and the Station (of Abraham),
The sacred Monument,
and Mecca and its sanctuary …” (Read the full Ziarat Nahiya at here).
I do not know how these can be happen but I know that there is a verse in the holy Quran saying all the creatures exalt God but you can not understand:
“The seven heavens and the earth and whatever is in them exalt Him. And there is not a thing except that it exalts [ Allah ] by His praise, but you do not understand their [way of] exalting. Indeed, He is ever Forbearing and Forgiving.” [The holy Quran, 17:44]
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.
Imam Hussain is not only belonged to Shia Muslim people but also people from different religions such as christian people admire Imam Hussain and cry for him when they heard the story of Ashura.
Christian people in front of the holy shrine of Imam Hussain in Karbala, Iraq.
Imam Hussain was the prophet Muhammad’s grandson who was killed on the day of Ashura at Karbala. He and all 72 of his men including his six-old-son were killed and beheaded one by one and all of their women and children were captured on Ashura day. Thus, each year people worldwide commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain and mourn for him on Ashura and Arbaeen.
Arbaeen is the 40th day following Ashura. It’s a day in which the world’s biggest peaceful gathering was held annually at Karbala by people from many different countries, with different languages. All nations flock to Karbala to mourn for Imam Hussain’s martyrdom and make a pilgrimage to the holy shrine of Imam Hussain on Arbaeen. Some Imam Hussain’s lovers walk for 80 kilometers from Najaf to Karbala and some provide free food, drink and accommodation for them on this way.
Is Imam Hussain the person who mentioned in the following verses of Bible:
Then will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. (Matthew 24:30)
And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, (Revelation 5:9)
Read more from Bible at here
Day of Ashura in 2017 was marked by Muslim people in London, UK.
Muslim people in London, had some banners and placards against the ISIS or ISIL terrorist group during Ashura procession.
ISIS will lose and Love will win!
90% of ISIS victims have been Muslim.
Muslim girls and women also participated in Ashura procession to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain, the prophet Muhammad’s grandson on the day of Ashura in London in 2017.
Shia Muslim dressed in black took part in the Ashura procession and mourned for the martyrdom of Imam Hussain in peace. they did not self-flagellate themselves as some western media try to show it to the world.
Photos were taken from Luay al-Khatteeb Tweeter verified account.