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 Updated: October 24, 2012

Tens of thousands marks Imam Al-Baqer (A) martyrdom day at A’immah shrines

By: Ismail Zabeeh

AL-KADHIMIYAH, Iraq: Fifth infallible descendant of Prophet Muhammad (S) Al-Imam Muhammad Al-Baqer (AS) was martyred on seventh day of Dhul-hijjah year 114 in the holy city of Medinah by poison at the hands of Hashham bin Abdul-Malik.

His martyrdom anniversary fell this year in Iraq on Tuesday October 23. The day was observed with due reverence throughout the country.

Tens of thousands of mourners gathered at the holy shrines of Al-Imam Ali in Najaf, Al-Imam Al-Hussein (AS) and Al-Abbas (AS) in Karbala, and Al-Imamain Al-Jawwadain (AS) in Al-Kadhimiyah to commemorate the sad occasion. Mawakeb (processions) also marched through the shrines.

Majalis were also held at the offices of Marajay and Ayaat attended by large numbers of mourners.


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