Mourning Ceremonies

The occasion, known as Ashura, marks the martyrdom of Imam Hussein and 72 of his companions in 680 AD in a land that is known today as Iraq, after they refused to pledge allegiance to the tyrant Yazid.

 

The ceremonies began on Monday night after Magrib and Isha prayers at the Imam Khomeini (RA) Husseiniya (religious center) in Tehran. They will continue for five days.

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