IQNA

Leader to Attend Muharram Mourning Rituals  

9:24 - August 04, 2022
News ID: 3479974
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Mourning rituals marking the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS) and his companions will be held at the Imam Khomeini (RA) Husseiniya here in Tehran, starting on Friday.

Leader of the Islamic Revolution

 

The rituals will be organized in the presence of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei but, unlike previous years, there will be no crowd due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The programs, which run for six nights until the 12th night of Muharram (August 11), will be broadcast on IRIB TV.

They include speeches on the Ashura uprising and elegy recitations, according to the website of the Leader’s office.

Muharram, which began on July 30, is the first month in the lunar Hijri calendar.

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.

 

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