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
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
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