The holy prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Imam Husayn (PBUH) gave everything he had to save the whole mankind. He revived Islam by his blood to save the humanity, therefore each year, Shia Muslim people across the world donate blood on the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Husayn (PBUH) on the day of Ashura to save the lives of people.
Shia Muslim people dressed in black participate in blood donation movement on the day of Ashura
Christian people in the holy shrine of Imam Husayn on the day of Ashura at Karbala, Iraq.
Day of Ashura is a day in which Imam Husayn (the prophet Muhammad’s grandson) and all 72 of his companions including his family members were killed violently at the battle of Karbala and all their women and children were captured on this day. Thus, each year all the people from different religions participate in the mourning ceremonies and processions to commemorate the day of Ashura and memorize the goals of Imam Husayn.
Ostad Mohammad Ameli 2016
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Shi'ite Muslims march on streets with swords during Ashura procession in downtown Manama,
Shia Muslims flagellate themselves during the festival of Ashura | 6 | The Week UK
The Ashura ritual takes part across the Middle East
Shia Muslim devotees self-flagellate during Ashura, outside Mogul mosque in Yangon, Myanmar
Ashura 2015: Shia Muslims flagellate themselves with swords, chains and knives [Graphic images]