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Muharram 2018: Millions of Muslims Mourn On The Day Of Ashura

India | Associated Press | September 21, 2018, 12:08 pm
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 Indian Muslims beat their chests during a Muharram procession in Ahmadabad. Muharram is a month of mourning in remembrance of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed. (Image: AP)

Indian Muslims beat their chests during a Muharram procession in Ahmadabad. Muharram is a month of mourning in remembrance of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed. (Image: AP)

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 Shiite Muslims participate in a Muharram procession, in Karachi, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

Shiite Muslims participate in a Muharram procession, in Karachi, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

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 Shiite Muslim worshippers light candles outside the holy shrine of Imam Hussein in Karbala, Iraq. (Image: AP)

Shiite Muslim worshippers light candles outside the holy shrine of Imam Hussein in Karbala, Iraq. (Image: AP)

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 A Shiite Muslim boy flagellates himself with knives on chains during a Muharram procession, in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

A Shiite Muslim boy flagellates himself with knives on chains during a Muharram procession, in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

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 Shiite Muslims attend a Muharram procession, in Islamabad, Pakistan. Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, is a month of mourning in remembrance of the death of Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, at the Battle of Karbala in present-day Iraq in the 7th century. (Image: AP)

Shiite Muslims attend a Muharram procession, in Islamabad, Pakistan. Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, is a month of mourning in remembrance of the death of Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, at the Battle of Karbala in present-day Iraq in the 7th century. (Image: AP)

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 Shiite Muslim worshippers gather inside the holy shrine of Imam Abbas during the Muslim month of Muharram, in Karbala. (Image: AP)

Shiite Muslim worshippers gather inside the holy shrine of Imam Abbas during the Muslim month of Muharram, in Karbala. (Image: AP)

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 Young Kashmiri Shiite Muslims flagellate themselves during a Muharram procession in Srinagar. (Image: AP)

Young Kashmiri Shiite Muslims flagellate themselves during a Muharram procession in Srinagar. (Image: AP)

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 Kashmiri Shiite Muslims attend a Muharram procession in Srinagar, Kashmir. (Image: AP)

Kashmiri Shiite Muslims attend a Muharram procession in Srinagar, Kashmir. (Image: AP)

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 Pakistani Shiite Muslim women on their way to attend a Muharram procession in Peshawar, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

Pakistani Shiite Muslim women on their way to attend a Muharram procession in Peshawar, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

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 Shiite Muslim worshippers gather inside the holy shrine of Imam Abbas during the Muslim month of Muharram, in Karbala Baghdad. (Image: AP)

Shiite Muslim worshippers gather inside the holy shrine of Imam Abbas during the Muslim month of Muharram, in Karbala Baghdad. (Image: AP)

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 Shiite mourners participate in a Muharram procession while security personnel stand guard, in Peshawar, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

Shiite mourners participate in a Muharram procession while security personnel stand guard, in Peshawar, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

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 A Kashmiri Shiite Muslim holds a child as she participates in a Muharram procession in Srinagar. (Image: AP)

A Kashmiri Shiite Muslim holds a child as she participates in a Muharram procession in Srinagar. (Image: AP)

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 Shiite Muslim worshippers gather between, the holy shrine of Imam Hussein and the holy shrine of Imam Abbas, as they light candles during the Muslim month of Muharram, in Karbala, Iraq. Iraqi security forces take extra security measure during Muharram, a month of mourning in remembrance of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammed. (Image: AP)

Shiite Muslim worshippers gather between, the holy shrine of Imam Hussein and the holy shrine of Imam Abbas, as they light candles during the Muslim month of Muharram, in Karbala, Iraq. Iraqi security forces take extra security measure during Muharram, a month of mourning in remembrance of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammed. (Image: AP)

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 A Pakistani soldier stands guard as Shiite Muslims walk to a Muharram procession, in Quetta, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

A Pakistani soldier stands guard as Shiite Muslims walk to a Muharram procession, in Quetta, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

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 Shiite Muslim worshippers gather around the holy shrine of Imam Hussein in Karbala, Iraq. (Image: AP)

Shiite Muslim worshippers gather around the holy shrine of Imam Hussein in Karbala, Iraq. (Image: AP)

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 Kashmiri Shiite Muslims run during a clash during a Muharram procession in Srinagar. (Image: AP)

Kashmiri Shiite Muslims run during a clash during a Muharram procession in Srinagar. (Image: AP)

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 Shiite Muslim worshippers gather around the holy shrine of Imam Hussein during the Muslim month of Muharram, in Karbala, Iraq. (Image: AP)

Shiite Muslim worshippers gather around the holy shrine of Imam Hussein during the Muslim month of Muharram, in Karbala, Iraq. (Image: AP)

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 Shiite Muslim worshippers gather around the holy shrine of Imam Hussein during the Muslim month of Muharram, in Karbala south of Baghdad, Iraq. (Image: AP)

Shiite Muslim worshippers gather around the holy shrine of Imam Hussein during the Muslim month of Muharram, in Karbala south of Baghdad, Iraq. (Image: AP)

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 Shiite Muslim worshippers gather around the holy shrine of Imam Hussein in Karbala, Iraq. (Image: AP)

Shiite Muslim worshippers gather around the holy shrine of Imam Hussein in Karbala, Iraq. (Image: AP)

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