AL-MANAMA, Bahrain: Big majalis wa mawakeb al-azaa, or
the Husseini mourning sittings and procession, were continued across
the country since appearance of Moharram moon to pay rich homage to
matchless sacrifices presented by grandson of Holy Prophet (p),
Al-Imam Al-Hussein (p) along with his near and dear ones some 1,400
years ago in the flaming desert of Karbala for defense of Islam and
Shari’ah and protection of high human values.
Hundreds of thousands attend these mourning gatherings
organized at thousands of mosques, matam and husseiniyaat including
Matam As-Sanabas, Husseiniyah Alhaj Ahmed bin Khamis, Al-Imam Ali (p)
Mosque, Matam Fatimah Az-Zahra (p), Husseiniyah Al-Qassab, Matam Ad-Darz,
Al-Momin Mosque and Matam Al-Imam Al-Baqir (p) during day and night.
On Moharram 3, a grand mourning procession was held at Matam As-Sanabas.
Renowned dirge-chanter Sheikh Hussein Al-Akraf recited Husseini dirges
after Husseini speaker Sheikh Hasan Al-A’aly addressed.
Black standards and banners, inscribed with sayings of
Al-Imam Al-Hussein (p) and condolence to the last imam from the
progeny of holy Prophet (p), Al-Imam Al-Mehdi (p), on the martyrdom of
his grandfather Aba Abdellah Al-Hussein (p), as well as paintings
depicting the tragedy of Karbala are seen placed inside husseiniyaat
and matam, and on buildings, markets and roads.