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  Updated: December 9, 2010

The Holy Land of Karbala on the Second of Moharram

By: Ismail Zabeeh

HOLY CITY OF KARBALA, Iraq: With the advent of this month of mourning, Husseini organizations and groups in the city of Hussein (A) Karbala have erected camps to hold marasim-i-aza majalis al-aza and mawakeb and, hospitality of Husseini mourners.

The whole city is draped in black to signify grief, black banners inscribed with sayings of Al-Imam Al-Hussein (A) have been placed on buildings, shopping stores and streets, sound systems have been put at takaya which air Husseini elegies presenting condolence to Al-Imam Al-Asr (A), Maraje and Islamic world on the martyrdom of Al-Imam Al-Hussein (A) and his companions.

Majales al-azaiyah are held at the holy Husseini and Abbasi shrines as well as husseiniyaat, and processions are taken out which culminate at the holy shrines.

Here is the photographic report from holy city of Karbala on the second of Moharram.


 

 
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