In a joint statement, the two resistance groups urged the people to follow the recommendations by religious authorities on not organizing large mourning processions and gatherings during Muharram due to the coronavirus pandemic, Al-Manar TV reported.
The devotees of Imam Hussein (AS) ought to observe all the health protocols in the mourning rituals, they underlined.
Holding the rituals at home, delivering sermons via the cyberspace and social media to promote the message of Ashura, and raising black flag and banners were Amal and Hezbollah’ other recommendations for this year’s Muharram.
Shia Muslims around the world mourn the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS), the Sayyid-ul-Shuhada (master of martyrs), in Muharram, the first month in the lunar Hijri calendar.
The third Shia Imam (AS) and a small group of his followers and family members were martyred by the tyrant of his time - Yazid Bin Moaweya, in the battle of Karbala on the tenth day of Muharram (known as Ashura) in the year 680 AD.
The coronavirus outbreak that originated in Wuhan, China, has infected over 20 million people around the world and killed over 738,000.
The outbreak has had a major impact on global sporting, cultural, religious and political events, with a host of events canceled or postponed.