Web Desk (September 21, 2018): Youm-e-Ashur is being observed across the Muslim world including, Iraq, Syria, Iraq, Bangladesh, Palestine and other Muslim countries.
In Iraq, millions gathered at shrines and mosques in Karbala and other parts of Karbala to mark the climax of the annual ritual of Ashura with expressions of suffering.Huge crowds came from all over the world to commemorate the slaying of Imam Hussain (RA), a grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
In Syria, the followers and lovers of Imam Hussein (A.S.) gathered at Sayyeda Zainab Shrine to Mark Ashura.
Unlike the recent years, the Ashura ceremony in Damascus countryside benefited from the secure conditions restored after years of the takfiri war on Syria. In Bangladesh, the main procession named Tazia was brought out from Old Dhaka’s Hossaini Dalan Imambara at around 10am on Friday carrying the symbolic mausoleum of the Prophet Mohammad’s two grandsons — Hussein and Hasan.
Pilgrims, mostly dressed in black, blared traditional Ashura chants through loudspeakers.To mark the day, the rally also paraded through Mohammadpur, Mirpur, Lalbagh, Paltan and Moghbazar.
Various religious organisations and political parties have also chalked out elaborate programmes to observe the day.