Husseini Infants Gatherings across Iran

TEHRAN (IQNA) – As Shia Muslims mourn the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS) across the world, a special procession called Husseini infants was held in various cities across Iran.

The congregations of mothers and their babies are held to remember the 6-month-old infant son of Imam Hussein (AS), Hazrat Ali Asghar (AS), who was mercilessly killed on the day of Ashura in the battle of Karbala in the year 680 AD.

Mothers dressed their babies in special green and white clothes, which are said to resemble the clothing of Hazrat Ali Asghar. Babies also wear a headband with the name of Ali Asghar written on it.

Following photos show processions held in Tehran, Shiraz, Mashhad, Esfahan, Semnan, Ahvaz, and Zanjan on Friday, August 5, 2022.