Ashura Day Marked by Muslims Worldwide

Published August 21st, 2021 - 05:56 GMT

Ashura is the 10th day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar and marks the climax of the Mourning of Muharram. Muslims worldwide are celebrating Ashura day annually.

Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims seen in the Iraqi shrine city of Karbala marking Ashura day. However, no covid-19 protection measures were taken.

In India's Ahmedabad region, Shiite Muslims carried a 'Tazia' during mourning rituals to mark the death anniversary of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammad.

Ashura day was also marked in Iran by tens of thousand prayers.

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Ashura Day marked by Muslims

Iranian and Iraqi Shiite Muslims gather to pray on the tenth day of the month of Muharram which marks the peak of Ashura, in the Iranian capital Tehran, on August 19, 2021. Ashura is a period of mourning in remembrance of the seventh-century martyrdom Imam Hussein, who was killed in the battle of Karbala in modern-day Iraq, in 680 AD. (Photo by STRINGER / AFP)

Ashura Day marked by Muslims

Iranian and Iraqi Shiite Muslims take part in a mourning ritual on the tenth day of the month of Muharram which marks the peak of Ashura, in the Iranian capital Tehran, on August 19, 2021. Ashura is a period of mourning in remembrance of the seventh-century martyrdom Imam Hussein, who was killed in the battle of Karbala in modern-day Iraq, in 680 AD. (Photo by STRINGER / AFP)

Ashura Day marked by Muslims

Graphic content / Historical re-enactors play out the 7th century AD battle of Karbala coinciding with 10 Muharram according to the Islamic calendar commemorating the martyrdom of Prophet Mohammad's grandson Imam Hussein in the Sadr City district of Iraq's capital Baghdad on August 19, 2021 on the day of Ashura. (Photo by AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP)

Ashura Day marked by Muslims

The Shiite commemoration of Ashura consists of a ten-day mourning period starting on the first day of Muharram, marking the seventh-century slaying of Prophet Mohammed's grandson Imam Hussein. (Photo by Mohammed SAWAF / AFP)

Ashura Day marked by Muslims

Iraqi Shiites take part in a mourning ritual in which a cleric retells the story of the seventh-century slaying of Prophet Mohammed's grandson Imam Hussein, during the month of Muharram leading up to the mourning day of Ashura, in the southern city of Basra, on August 14, 202. AFP

Ashura Day marked by Muslims

Supporters of Yemen's Shiite Muslim Huthi rebels attend a speech given on a screen by the group's leader Abdulmalik al-Huthi during a rally to mark the tenth day of the month of Muharram which marks the peak of Ashura, in the capital Sanaa, on August 19, 2021.(Photo by Mohammed HUWAIS / AFP)

Ashura Day marked by Muslims

A Shiite Muslim rehearses ahead of the annual 'Ashura Day' march in central London on August 19, 2021.(Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

Ashura Day marked by Muslims

Members of the Shiite Muslim community flagellate themselves during the Muharram procession which marks the day of Ashura in Bangalore on September 10, 2019. AFP / Manjunath Kiran

Ashura Day marked by Muslims
Ashura Day marked by Muslims
Ashura Day marked by Muslims
Ashura Day marked by Muslims
Ashura Day marked by Muslims
Ashura Day marked by Muslims
Ashura Day marked by Muslims
Ashura Day marked by Muslims
Ashura Day marked by Muslims
Iranian and Iraqi Shiite Muslims gather to pray on the tenth day of the month of Muharram which marks the peak of Ashura, in the Iranian capital Tehran, on August 19, 2021. Ashura is a period of mourning in remembrance of the seventh-century martyrdom Imam Hussein, who was killed in the battle of Karbala in modern-day Iraq, in 680 AD. (Photo by STRINGER / AFP)
Ashura Day marked by Muslims
Iranian and Iraqi Shiite Muslims take part in a mourning ritual on the tenth day of the month of Muharram which marks the peak of Ashura, in the Iranian capital Tehran, on August 19, 2021. Ashura is a period of mourning in remembrance of the seventh-century martyrdom Imam Hussein, who was killed in the battle of Karbala in modern-day Iraq, in 680 AD. (Photo by STRINGER / AFP)
Ashura Day marked by Muslims
Graphic content / Historical re-enactors play out the 7th century AD battle of Karbala coinciding with 10 Muharram according to the Islamic calendar commemorating the martyrdom of Prophet Mohammad's grandson Imam Hussein in the Sadr City district of Iraq's capital Baghdad on August 19, 2021 on the day of Ashura. (Photo by AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP)
Ashura Day marked by Muslims
The Shiite commemoration of Ashura consists of a ten-day mourning period starting on the first day of Muharram, marking the seventh-century slaying of Prophet Mohammed's grandson Imam Hussein. (Photo by Mohammed SAWAF / AFP)
Ashura Day marked by Muslims
Iraqi Shiites take part in a mourning ritual in which a cleric retells the story of the seventh-century slaying of Prophet Mohammed's grandson Imam Hussein, during the month of Muharram leading up to the mourning day of Ashura, in the southern city of Basra, on August 14, 202. AFP
Ashura Day marked by Muslims
Supporters of Yemen's Shiite Muslim Huthi rebels attend a speech given on a screen by the group's leader Abdulmalik al-Huthi during a rally to mark the tenth day of the month of Muharram which marks the peak of Ashura, in the capital Sanaa, on August 19, 2021.(Photo by Mohammed HUWAIS / AFP)
Ashura Day marked by Muslims
A Shiite Muslim rehearses ahead of the annual 'Ashura Day' march in central London on August 19, 2021.(Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)
Ashura Day marked by Muslims
Members of the Shiite Muslim community flagellate themselves during the Muharram procession which marks the day of Ashura in Bangalore on September 10, 2019. AFP / Manjunath Kiran

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