Sep 09, 2019 14:25 UTC
  • People in north of Iran perform commemorative rite in Moharram

Resident of the historical city of Masooleh in Iran's Northern Province of Gilan perform an annual, 800-year-old rite, known as ‘Alam-Bandan’, to pay tribute to the third Shias’ Imam, Hussein bin Ali (PBUH).

Shia Muslims hold mourning ceremonies during the first 10 days of lunar month of Moharram to remember Imam Hussein and his 72 companions, who were all martyred after fighting thousands of soldiers of the ruling tyrant of the time, caliph Yazid I in Iraq's Karbala desert in 680 AD.

During the ceremonies, eulogists recite the events of the Battle of Karbala and Islamic scholars elaborate on the underlying messages of Imam Hussein's stance against tyranny.