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.
In contrast to other prayers which are said by Imams, Ziyarat Ashura came from God to the prophet Muhammad (PBUH) through his angel, Gabriel. It means all the salutations to Imam Hussain (PBUH) and his friends and all the curses to their murderers and to all the persecutors came from the great God and as we read Ziyarat Ashura, we actually say that we are not from the enemies of Imam Hussain (PBUH) and all the prophet Muhammad’s descendants and we want to be among their avengers helping the promised Mahdi.
Imam Sadiq (PBUH), the 6th Imam, recommended this Ziyarat to Safvan:
“Read Ziyarat Ashura and persist on reading it as I guarantee some good things for its readers:
1- Their Ziyarat will be accepted
2-Their perseverance will be thankful.
3-Their salutations will be received by Imam Hussain (PBUH)
4-Their wishes will gotten fulfilled by the great God and God dose not make them disappointed.”
(Ref.: Bihar-Al Anvar; V.98, p.300)
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Listen to Ziyarat Ashura by one of the links bellow:
Ziyarat Ashura by Mahdi Samavati
Ziyarat Ashura by Meisam Motiee
Ziyarat Ashura by Mahmoud Karimi
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.
Ashura is not عاشورا!
As you may know, “Ashura” is English translation for “عاشورا” in Persian and Arabic languages, but when you search both titles separately on Google image, you will find the results completely different!
If you notice to websites hosted the images of the results, you will see that the most results of عاشورا are connected to Iranian websites in Persian language, but most of “Ashura” images are connected to western websites and famous media like IBTimes and The Telegraph.
The question is why such media depict a bloody Ashura and try to attribute this violence to Shia people while self-flagellation with knives or chains is absolutely impermissible in Islam as the command of the supreme leader of Iran, Imam Khamenei, and other clerics.
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.
The supreme leader of the Islamic republic of Iran made a speech about Ashura in 2008:
“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…
A man from the descendants of Imam Hussain
Today marks the leadership commencement anniversary of a man from the descendants of Imam Hussain (PBUH). A man who has been appointed as the 12th and the last Imam since 1176 years ago.
He is Imam Mahdi who has been living among us right now although we do not know him, but there is no doubt in his reappearance as God and his holy Prophets have promised:
Ashura in Karbala
Day of Ashura in 2014 in Karbala, near the Holy shrine of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Imam Hussain (PBUH):
Ashura in the Holy shrine of Imam Hussain (PBUH) in Karbala, Iraq.
Prayer in Congregation on the day of Ashura in Karbala
Nazri food offered to the mourners on the day of Ashura in karbala.
20 million people in Karbala for Arbaeen 2014
According to the news of today, the estimated number of pilgrims flocking to the holy city of Karbala for Arbaeen 2014 was said to hit 20 million.
More pilgrims from around the world are pouring into Karbala to commemorate the religious ceremony, which marks the 40th day after the anniversary of martyrdom of Prophet Mohammad’s grandson, Imam Hossein (PBUH).
Black-clad pilgrims are walking toward Karbala, where they will take part in the mourning ceremonies around Imam Hossein’s holy shrine.
According to Iraqi authorities, some 17 million people have already arrived in the holy city and a three million more are expected for Saturday.