Ashura is the tenth day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar. On Ashura
day, Imam Husayn, the holy prophet Muhammad’s grandson and all 72 of
his companions including his six-month-old infant, Hazrat Ali Asghar,
were killed in the battle of Karbala.
Shia Muslim and other Imam Husayn’s lovers commemorate the day of Ashura by taking part in mourning ceremonies and processions held worldwide.