Tehran, Jan 19, IRNA - Shia Muslims mourn for Imam Hossein (PBUH), the third Imam of Prophet Muhammad's (PBUH) infallible household, all around the world on the day of Ashoura, the tenth day of Moharram, the first month of the Lunar calender.
On such a day in the year 61 of Lunar calender, Imam Hossein (PBUH) and 72 of his family members and friends fought against the army of Yazid bin Moaviyeh and were all martyred and their women and children were taken captives.
This day is a symbol of fight against cruelty and injustice by all means and devoting one's life to lofty human values.
Shia Muslims call Imam Hossein 'Lord of Martyrs' and remember him in the days of Moharram in special ceremonies.
According to IRNA reporters, this year too, Shia Muslims from Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Tokyo, Amman, Ashkhabad, Algiers, Rome, Vienna, Athens, Paris, New Delhi, Moscow, London, Manchester, Dubai, Riyadh and different cities in Germany, Poland, Belgium, Denmark and the Netherlands as well as many other cities commemorated Imam Hossein's uprising against injustice.
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