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  Updated: February 01, 2012

Samarra witnesses Al-Askary mourning, tens of thousands participate

By: Ismail Zabeeh

SAMARRA, Iraq: Marking the end of two-month and eight day-long period of Hussein mourning and martyrdom anniversary of Al-Imam Al-Hasan Al-Askary (AS), the 11th infallible descendant of Prophet Muhammad (S) on Rabi al-Awwal 8, tens of thousands of mourners gathered at the holy Al-Askariyain shrine in Samarra on Wednesday Feb 1.

Security was beefed up for safety of pilgrims while tents and stalls were set up to ease he mourners and guests of Al-Imam Al-Hojjah (the Last Proof of Allah on earth).


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