Tens of thousands of Shia Muslims have been heading to Iraq's holy city of Karbala to mark Arba’een, the 40th day after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH), the third Shias' Imam, amid tightened measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
President Hassan Rouhani announced the cancellation of Iranians’ participation in this year’s Arba'een procession in Iraq due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.
The people of the city of Ardebil, northwestern Iran, mourned for Imam Hussein (PBUH), the third Shias' Imam, on the ninth night of Muharram (Tasua), observing health protocols.
Imam Hussein (PBUH), the third Shias' Imam, and his 72 companions were martyred in the Battle of Karbala in southern Iraq in 680 AD after fighting courageously for justice against the much larger army of the Umayyad caliph, Yazid I.
With the arrival of the ninth night of Moharram (Tasua), people mourned in Isfahan with health protocols observance.
Millions of Muslims, wearing gloves and face masks, have marked the martyrdom anniversary of the third Shias' Imam on Ashura, one of the largest Muslim gatherings since the COVID-19 pandemic started.
At least 40 Shia mourners in the Indian-controlled Kashmir were injured on Saturday when government forces used batons, burst tear smoke shells and fired pellets to break up mourning processions on the ninth day of Islamic month of Muharram.
Shia Muslims in the Iranian capital of Tehran attend Muharram mourning ceremonies in Imam Hussein Square to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH) and his loyal companions in the Battle of Karbala in the year 680 A.D.
Millions of Iranians are holding nationwide rituals to commemorate Ashura, a day of mourning for the martyrdom of the third Imam of Shia Muslims, Hussein ibn Ali (PBUH).
Millions of Muslims around the world are commemorating Tasu'a, the 9th day of the lunar calendar month of Muharram, ahead of the day that witnessed the martyrdom of the third Shia Imam, Imam Hussain (PBUH).