A man dresses as a solider sits on horse as he participates in a religious festival marking Ashura in Manama, Bahrain, September 9, 2019. Picture taken September 9, 2019 |Reuters
Shi'ite Muslims attend a religious procession to mark the Shi'ite Ashura ceremony, in Beirut, Lebanon September 10, 2019 |Reuters
Lebanon's Hezbollah supporters attend a religious procession to mark the Shi'ite Ashura ceremony, in Beirut, Lebanon, September 10, 2019 |Reuters
Shi'ite Muslims walk with a symbolic sacred horse for a good luck, during the religious procession ahead of Ashura, in Lahore, Pakistan, September 9, 2019 |Reuters
Shi'ite Muslim women beat their chest during a religious procession ahead of Ashura in Karachi, Pakistan, September 9, 2019 |Reuters
Shi'ite pilgrims flagellate themselves ahead of Ashura, the holiest day on the Shi'ite Muslim calendar in the holy city of Kerbala, Iraq, September 9, 2019 |Reuters
Holy Ashura, commemorating the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), is being observed in the country with due religious fervor and solemnity.
On this day in the Hijri year of 61, Hazrat Imam, the grandson of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH), along with his family members and 72 followers embraced the martyrdom in the hands of Yazid’s soldiers at the desert of Karbala to uphold the teachings of the Prophet (SM).