|Published : 12 Oct 2016, 10:47:43 | Updated : 12 Oct 2016, 10:57:42|
Ashura across globe
Given how Ashura literally means the tenth, it coincidentally falls on the tenth day of Muharram, it is observed differently by Sunni and Shia Muslims.
One of the holiest days in Shia Islam, Ashura commemorates the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (RA), a grandson of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH.).
A sect (Shia Muslims) mark the day by bringing out a procession known as the Tajia rally, with a self-flagellation ritual called tatbeer, cutting their heads with swords and spears in mourning for the imam, according to a news agency. -bz