Ashura, is a highly important day for Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People all around the world. Hossein Ibn Ali, the grandson of prophet Muhammad, became a martyr at the Battle of Karbala on the tenth day of Muharram.
There is an estimated four hundred shia familes in the country which include of expatriate communities and locals. At the beginnindg of this month, for ten days, every evening people gather for the cermon. The 10th day being the most significant brings in everyone and this year the commemorations are being held at the new Mosque.
A visiting scholar from Iran, who is conducting a workshop on the same topic spoke on the significance of this time. The commemoration of Ashura on the 10th of Muharram every year reminds us of the sacrifices of the family of the Prophet Muhammad. It also makes us aware of the people, then and now, who tried to destroy Islam and all that they stood for – as well as those who watched, listened and did nothing.