In their millions, Muslims have staged passionate mourning ceremonies in commemoration of the day in history that witnessed the martyrdom of the icon of sacrifice to the faithful.
The occasion, known as Ashura, marks the martyrdom of Imam Hussein and 72 of his companions in 680 AD in a land that is known today as Iraq, after they refused to pledge allegiance to the tyrant Yazid.
The below is some photos of mourning ceremony on Imam Hussain martyrdom by Ijtihadnetwork:
Millions of Shia Muslims on Sun. observed Ashura, the culmination of a 10-day annual mourning period in the lunar month of Muharram which marks the martyrdom of Imam Hussein and 72 of his companions in 680 AD.