Young Shia Muslims smear themselves with their own BLOOD during Islamic ceremony mourning death of the Prophet’s grandson. Devoted Shia Muslims take 10 days of mourning whipping and cutting themselves to wash away their sins.
Pictures show the Shia Muslims in Chennai, on the Bay of Bengal in eastern India, Kabul, Afghanistan and Iraqi city of Najaf marking the day
“The festival of Ashura falls each year on the 10th of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic lunar year, and mourns the death of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Mohammed, who was killed by armies of the Yazid near the Iraqi city of Karbala in 680 AD.”
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