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Syria: Worshippers self-flagellate during Ashura commemorations in Sayyidah Zaynab

Syrian Arab Republic, Sayyidah Zaynab
September 10, 2019 at 17:59 GMT +00:00 · Published

Worshippers took part in Ashura commemorations in the Syrian town of Sayyidah Zaynab (also known as Set Zaynab) in the Rif Dimashq Governorate on Tuesday, joining events held around the world to observe the date.

Some worshippers were seen self-flagellating in a symbolic act of mourning the killing of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, while others donated blood at local health centres.

Ashura, which takes place on the tenth day of Muharram in the Islamic Hijri calendar, is a day of mourning which commemorates the killing of Husayn ibn Ali as well as his family and companions at the Battle of Karbala on 10 Muharram, 61 AH (10 October 680 AD).

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Worshippers took part in Ashura commemorations in the Syrian town of Sayyidah Zaynab (also known as Set Zaynab) in the Rif Dimashq Governorate on Tuesday, joining events held around the world to observe the date.

Some worshippers were seen self-flagellating in a symbolic act of mourning the killing of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, while others donated blood at local health centres.

Ashura, which takes place on the tenth day of Muharram in the Islamic Hijri calendar, is a day of mourning which commemorates the killing of Husayn ibn Ali as well as his family and companions at the Battle of Karbala on 10 Muharram, 61 AH (10 October 680 AD).

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