Path of Truth and Justice | Ashura

A small amount of blood with my hands and my camera from the flaggers. when I took picture of them who flagellating themselves with blades and beating their heads and chest intending to connect them with Imam Hussain’s (RA) sufferings during an Ashura mourning procession. They also loud lamentation,” Dalyie la sa,dalyie la”- hi Hussain, hi Hussain . . .

Dhaka December 2010. Ashura, the day is observed in the Muslim world of Sacrifice and Mourning recalling the martyrdom. Copy Right: Monirul Alam

Hazrat Imam Hussain Ibn Ali (RA), a grandson of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH).Imam Hussain (RA) along his follower were martyred in the desert in Iraq in 680 ( 1329 years ago) by these soldiers of Yazid at Karbala while fighting for establishing truth in the society. The day is observed in the Muslim world as a symbol of “sacrifice and mourning” recalling the martyrdom.

The word Ashura means simply “tenth in Arabic, and therefore the name of the remembrance, literally translated, means “the tenth day”.Shi’a Muslims bring out the largest procession known as Tazia in the city from Imam Bara at Hosenee Dalan of Old Dhaka. The significance and message of holy Ashura inspire to raise voice against injustice and oppression and also to follow the path of truth and justice.