TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Along with millions of Muslims and others around the world, Muslims residing in Sydney, Australia, commemorated Ashura, which marks the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS), the third Shiite Imam.
They held a mourning procession in Sydney on Wednesday, marching from the city center to the Opera Square.
The participants chanted slogans and carried banners explaining the event of Ashura to passers-by.
Every year on Ashura, the 10th day of the lunar month of Muharram, falling on Wednesday this year, millions of Shiites around the world, dressed in black, take to the streets and mosques to mourn the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS) and his companions by the forces of the ruler of the time, Yazid, in 680 AD.
Muharram ceremonies represent the never-ending and unswerving stance of the truth against falsehood and the humanity’s struggle against tyranny, the cause for which Imam Hussein (AS) sacrificed his life.