Karbala wrapped in black to mourn Aba Abdellah al-Hussein
By: Ismail Zabeeh
HOLY CITY OF KARBALA, Iraq: All cities and towns in general and the
holy city of Karbala in particular has dressed in black outfit;
green, black and red mourning standards have been hoisted, and
pavilions and tents have been set up in reception of Moharram which
marks the martyrdom of Al-Imam Abi Abdellah Al-Hussein (p) some 14
centuries ago in the scorching desert of Karbala.
Security has been beefed up in the country. Police official says
14,000 Iraqi security personnel are being deployed in and around the
southern holy city of Karbala during the observance.
Hundreds of thousands of Husseini mourners continue gathering in the
holy city for commemoration of Ashura – tenth day of Moharram when
Al-Imam Al-Hussein (AS) was brutally and unjustly slaughtered by
Yazidi forces along with his 72 near and dear ones.
From the eve of Moharram, Majales Al-Azaa have begun at the holy
shrines of Al-Imam Ali (p), Al-Imam Al-Hussein (p), Al-Abbas (p),
Al-Imam Al-Kadhem (p), Al-Imam Al-Jawwad (p), Al-Imam Al-Askary (p)
and Al-Imam Al-Hadi (p) in the holy cities of Najaf, Karbala,
Kadhemiya and Samarra as well as at husseiniyaat, mosques and
offices of Grand Marajay.
Husseini mourning processions march day and night on drum beats at
the streets of this city chanting ‘Wa Husseinaa’.
Drums were beaten as a sign of mourning.
Huge banners and posters inscribed with sayings of holy Prophet (p)
and Imam Al-Asr (AS) on the high status of Al-Imam Al-Hussein (p),
words of Al-Imam Al-Hussein (AS), condolence statements and Karbala
Tragedy paintings, are seen hanging at the shrines, mosques,
husseiniyaat, buildings and streets.
Husseini elegies depicting sufferings of Ahlil Beit (AS) are heard
on loudspeakers from every nook and corner of this holy city.
Black cloths were draped over the minarets and every wall of the
holy shrines and husseiniyaat to mark universal mourning which is
observed to commemorate the unparallel sacrifice of Holy Prophet
Muhammad (p)’s grandson Al-Imam Al-Hussein (p) presented for defense
of religion and shariah and protection of human dignity.
The mourning is still fresh even after passing of 1,400 years.
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