Muharram Mourning Ceremony in S Tehran Mausoleum

TEHRAN (IQNA) – Hundreds of people attended a mourning ceremony at Monday night, the fourth night of Muharram 1444 Hijri, at the mausoleum of Hazrat Abdul Azim Hassani (AS).

Shia Muslims, and others in different parts of the world, hold ceremonies every year in the month of Muharram to mourn the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS) and his companions.

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 Muawiya, in the battle of Karbala on the tenth day of Muharram (known as Ashura) in the year 680 AD.