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 Updated: September 4, 2013

Karbalayians observe Imam As-Sadeq (AS) martyrdom day

By: Ismail Zabeeh

HOLY CITY OF KARBALA, Iraq: Marking the martyrdom anniversary of sadisul-Aa’immah Al-Imam Jafar bin Muhammad As-Sadeq (AS), the sixth infallible descendant of Chiefs of Prophet, Prophet Muhammad (s), mourning ceremonies were held at the holy shrine of Al-Imam Al-Hussein (AS) in the holy city of Karbala.

The holy imam was martyred on Shawal 15, according to some traditions while some others say it was Shawal 25 when the Imam (AS) kissed martyrdom.

Throughout the day, starting from dawn, the holy shrine witnessed massive mourning processions that after marching through the streets of this holy city culminated at the holy Husseini and Abbasi shrines presenting their condolence to the Imam (S) and his brother Al-Abbas (AS). Majalis were also held.



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