|Published : 12 Oct 2016, 21:28:58 | Updated : 12 Oct 2016, 21:38:11|
Ashura observed with religious reverence
The country's Muslims observed holy Ashura on Wednesday with due religious reverence expressing their remorse for the tragic incident at Karbala desert.
The day was observed as a sign of sacrifice and mourning commemorating the Karbala tragedy where Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), grandson of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH), embraced martyrdom along his family members and followers on the 10th of Muharram in Hijri 61.
Different religious and socio-political organisations marked the day amid different programmes, including discussion, milad mahfil and rally.
Some Muslims also observed the day through various prayers, including fasting, Qurankhwani and reciting from holy Quran and saying Nafl prayers.
They day was a public holiday.
Shia community members brought out a huge procession, known as ‘Tajia’, from Imambara at Hussaini Dalan in old part of the capital in the morning.
The traditional procession with the participation of over 5000 people paraded different streets in the capital, including Nilkhet intersection and Pilkhana.
They were seen carrying flags and banners commemorating the Karbala tragedy.
Apart from the main procession, Shia community people brought out several other Tajia processions in different parts of Dhaka city.
Bangladesh Betar, Bangladesh Television and private TV channels and radio stations aired special programmes, and national dailies published articles highlighting the significance of the day, according to a news agency. – bz