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  Updated: January 24, 2007

Ashura mourning going on in Nigeria - a report

By: Muhammad Mansir

ZARIA, Nigeria: A ten-day mourning over the tragedy of Karbala on the massacre of the Prophet family (s.a.w.a.) was started in Nigeria on Saturday 20th of January, 2007.

The mourning is organized by the members of the Islamic movement in Nigeria under the leadership of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky.

The mourning is being held in most of the cities and villages of Nigeria like Kano, Zaria, Kaduna, Sokoto, Potiskum, Lagos, Abuja, Katsina and other remote villages of the country.

The Islamic movement will also organize a mourning procession in Zaria city on the 10th day of Muharram where by thousands of people are expected to attend.

In Zaria city, the mourning is being lead by Sheikh Zakzaky who delivers lecture on the Tragedy of Ashurah. After the lecture azadaris are being sing for the mourning.  


 
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