Photos: Even kids don't stay back to shed blood for Imam Hussein

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 12 Oct 2016 12:09 PM GMT

Photos: Even kids dont stay back to shed blood for Imam Hussein
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Lucknow: The 10th day of Muharram known as 'Ashura' is observed by the Shia Muslims all around the world to pay tribute to martyrs by shedding their blood and wounding themselves.

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People use blades and iron chains to wound themselves expressing grief over the martyrdom of Imam Hussein.

  • Injuring themselves, the followers of Imam Hussein express grief over his killing.
  • Imam Hussein was the grandson of Prophet Mohammad who was slain by his political enemies along with 72 companions in 680 AD.
  • Imam was killed in the battle at Karbala.
  • The bodies were mutilated.

In many countries such as Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Lebanon, a holiday is observed on the day.

While the world is remembering Imam Hussein, Newstrack.com brings you few pictures from Lucknow on the occasion of Ashura.

See pictures in slides :

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Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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