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  Updated: December 7, 2011

Ashura in New Zealand

By:BiBi Fatima Org

AUCKLAND, Newzealand: 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 New Zealand.

Shi`as from different ethnic backgrounds 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 Ashura programme included Qur’an recitation by Seyed Reza Hussaini and the reciting of eulogies and nohas mourning the martyrdom of Imam Husayn (AS) by brother Mohammad Fahim Nabawi, brother Seyed Mustafa Sadar, brother Ahmad Shakib Aslami and brother Masud Mashal. 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 Omidullah Zakeri.


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