Ashura

The Day of Ashura is commemorated by Shi’a Muslims as a day of mourning for the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad at the Battle of Karbala. Ashura must be observed as a day of inactivity and sorrow. Pictured here are some images from the Afghan community in Auburn. Rituals include beating of the chest and self-flagellation. 

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