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Ashura #1
Ashura #1

The Day of Ashura is on the 10th day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar. This day was an ancient Judaic feast day of celebration and atonement. Now it is well-known because of mourning for the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the Islamic prophet Muhammad at the Battle of Karbala in the year 61 AH (AD 680).
In this shot you can see a certain ritual called zanjeer zani, involving the use of a zanjeer (a chain).
Wearing black cloths and covering them with mud is popularly done for the sake of Imam Hussain and his family by the mourners...

  Posted on January 19th 2008  ||  EXIF Info  ||  (0) Comments
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