Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Religious Deem [Ashura Event 2011 in Dhaka Bangladesh]

'Ashura is a religious observance marked every year by Muslims. The word 'ashuraliterally means "10th," as it is on the 10th day of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic year. 'Ashura is an ancient observance that is now recognized for different reasons and in different ways among Sunni and Shi'a Muslims.

In the year 680 A.D., an event happened that was a turning point for what was to become the Shi'a Muslim community. Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, was brutally murdered during a battle against the ruling Caliph -- on the 10th day of Muharram ('Ashura). This took place in Karbala (modern-day Iraq), which is now an important pilgrimage site for Shi'a Muslims.

Shi'a Muslims observe the day in mourning for Hussein and in remembrance of his martyrdom. Reenactments and plays are performed, attempting to relive the tragedy and keep the lessons of this event alive. Some Shi'a Muslims beat and flog themselves in parades on this day, to express their grief and to reenact the pain that Hussein suffered. 

The event (procession) states from near Dhaka University (DU) Hossani Dalan, Islambug Dhaka, Bangladesh. That huge procession comes to a satisfactory end at Zigatola, Mohammedpur, Dhaka. The entire participant should walk through out the end without shoes. It’s a tradition.  






Some of them do matam to show regards
Some Shi'a Muslims beat and flog themselves in parades on this day, to express their grief and to reenact the pain that Hussein suffered. 


 
 




   
 

 
 
After a huge procession they get back home with a satisfactory mood!!



2 comments:

avik said...

Good job. Keep it up.

Atik Ullah Sayeed said...

@Avik Da: am honored.