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Pakistan observes Youm-e-Ashura with nationwide mourning processions

Muharram is considered to be the second most pious month after Ramzan (Photo: Dawn)

ISLAMABAD: The day of martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) is being observed all over the world including Pakistan today.

Observed on the 10th day of Muharram or the first month in the Islamic calendar, Ashura is of immense religious significance. According to the details, processions, and rallies are organized on the occasion of Ashura on the 10th of Muharram in the first month of every Islamic year.

Muharram is considered to be the second most pious month after Ramzan. Representing the virtue of sacrifice, Muslims reflect and offer prayers during the period. As the Islamic calendar follows the lunar cycle, the English date of Muharram and Ashura vary every year.  

Even today, Muslims all over the world, including Pakistan, are observing Ashura on the occasion of Imam Hussain’s martyrdom.  Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) is the grandson of our beloved Prophet (PBUH) and the son of Hazrat Ali (PBUH) from Hazrat Fatima Al-Zahra (PBUH) who was martyred on the day of Ashura Muharram in the year 63 AH in the field of Karbala.

Ashura Day will be observed all over the world, including Pakistan, in memory of the martyrdom and sacrifices of Imam Hussain (RA) and the Ahlul Bayt. The processions will be organized across the country including Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Karachi, and Lahore.