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  Updated: January 25, 2007

Massive Husayni majalis, mawakeb cram Karbala

By: Ismail Zabeeh

HOLY CITY OF KARBALA, Iraq: Despite severe cold, the holy city of Karbala has been witnessing massive majalis and mawakeb Husayni since the first of Moharram.

The holy Hussayni and Abbasi mausoleums compounds and the area between the two shrines are crammed with mourners for participation in Husayni marasem (rites) from dawn to mid-night.

After passing through the streets of the holy city, the mawakeb (mourning processions) come to the Abbasi shrine and then culminate at the Husayni shrine to express solidarity with Husayni revolution.

A banner inscribed with the name of the maukeb lead the maukeb followed by green and black A’alaam (standards). After the standards, the participants wearing black mourning dresses stand in two opposite lines; they beat their heads and chests along with husayni qasaed in Husayni grief. Between these lines, stand the band of drummers. In the end of the maukeb, rawadeed (elegists) stand to recite Husayni elegies.  

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