Saturday, October 8, 2016

Global Day of Ali Asghar - Infant Martyred in Ashura

Every year, at the first Friday of Muharram, Shia Muslims commemorate the Global day of Ali Asghar (AS). Yesterday was the first Friday of Muharram and Iranian Shia as well as other Shia throughout the world, marked this international day. 
Abdullah Ali al-Asghar ibn Husayn or simply Ali Asghar (d. 10 Muharram 61 AH (10 October 680 CE)) was the youngest child of Imam Hussein ibn Ali (grandson of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and the third Shia Imam) and Rubab (daughter of the chief of the Kinda Imra al-Qays tribe). The six month old Ali Asghar was killed during the Battle of Karbala and is commemorated in Shia as the "personified quintessence of the innocent victim". 
The following are some photos from the Global day of Ali Asghar in Iran during Muharram 2016.

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A Shiite infant with a headband containing the name of “Ali Asghar”
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International day of Hazrat Ali Asghar in 2016 in Iran
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The commemoration of  the martyrdom anniversary of Hazrat Ali Asghar who was killed on the day of Ashura
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Muharram and Ashura 2016 in Iran