Supreme Leader leads mourning ceremonies on Imam Hossein martyrdom anniv.
Mourning ceremonies, attended by Supreme Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei , were held in Tehran on Saturday on the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hossein (AS), the third Ahlul-Bait Imam.
Imam Hossein (PBUH) was martyred in the 680 A.D. battle fought on the plains outside Karbala, a city in modern Iraq that’s home to the Imam’s holy shrine.
In the battle, Imam Hossein (PBUH) was decapitated and his body mutilated by Yazid’s armies. All of Imam Hossein’s male family members, relatives, friends, soldiers who all together formed a 72-member army were beheaded in an unequal war with a 30,000-strong army of the enemy in the desert of Karbala.