Photographic report of Ashura (1432 Hijree) commemoration from Newzealand
AUKLAND, New Zealand:Fatima Zahra Charitable Association (FZCA) took
out a procession commemorating the day of the martyrdom of the Master
of Martyrs (AS) to one of the biggest parks of the city of Auckland in
Shi`as from different ethnic backgrounds and different associations
and organizations accepted the invitation of Fatima Zahra Charitable
Association and joined the procession marking the day of Ashura.
The Husayni tradition of taking out a procession on the day of Ashura
was for the first time organized in New Zealand by Fatima Zahra
Charitable Association in the year 1429 A.H.
During this year?s procession Fatima Zahra Charitable Association took
out a variety of different Alam, Tooq, Kotal and religious flags
(English, Arabic and Farsi) which drew the attention of Muslims and
non-Muslims alike. The association had also prepared English books
about the Islamic tenets of faith, Imam Husayn (AS) and the event of
Ashura for those who were interested in knowing about Islam.
The Ashura programme included Qur?an recitation by Seyed Ali and the
reciting of eulogies and nohas mourning the martyrdom of Imam Husayn
(AS) by brother Mohammad Fahim Nabawi, brother Omidullah Zakeri and
brother Hamid Derakhshanian. The programme was concluded with the
recitation of Ziarat of Ashura and congregational prayers (Salat) led
by Haj Sheikh Hamed Soltanian.
This Muharram Fatima Zahra Charitable Association conducted programmes
for 13 nights starting from the night of the first of Muharram. The
Programmes included lectures by Haj Sheikh Hamed Soltanian. The
programmes also included Maqtal Khaani by Nimatullah Mohammadi and
Seyed Abbas Alemi, and the recitation of eulogies and noha by brother
Omidullah Zakeri, brother Mohammad Fahim Nabawi, brother Hamid
Derakhshanian, brother Ahmad Shakib Aslami, brother Daryosh Marjomaki
This year non-Muslims also joined the mourning programmes of Imam
Husayn (AS) organized by Fatima Zahra Charitable Association beating
their chest alongside Shi`ah Muslims in sympathy with Imam Husayn
(AS), his family and companions who were killed and taken captive in
the most brutal manner by the army of the tyrant Yazid ibn Mu`awiyah.
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