Iranian people were holding mourning ceremonies nationwide Tuesday in commemoration of the Ashura event when the third Imam, Imam Hussein (A.S.) and his followers laid their lives in struggle against the then bullying rulers, 13 centuries ago.
The Ashura movement as a reformist and anti-oppression movement has always acted as an inspirational movement for the world revolutions and the the Islamic Revolution of Iran too was inspired by the landmark event.
The Islamic Revolution Father, late Imam Khomeini (PBUH) followed the model of Ashura in acquainting people with religious spirit and Quranic values and guiding them in their struggle with the like of Yazid.
The uprising of Imam Hussein (AS) in Karbala brings everlasting messages for the entire humanity. The ideals of this glorious and unique uprising are shining like a bright light for mankind showing the way towards prosperity in life and salvation in the hereafter. The emphasis is on freedom in Islam.
Imam Hussein (AS) in his statements stressed that the reason for his uprising was to revive the lofty teachings of Islam and the genuine practice of his grandfather the Noblest Messenger of Allah Hazrat Mohammad (blessings of Allah upon him and his progeny).