Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria marched in a procession to mark the Day of Ashura.
Ashura marks the day when Imam Hussein and 72 of his companions were martyred in Karbala around 1,300 years ago. The Islamic movement of Nigeria said the Day of Ashura symbolizes the humanity’s struggle against tyranny. The recreation of his martyrdom through drama was performed here during this event.
The performance shows the suffering and martyrdom of Imam Hussein by the forces of the second Umayyad caliph Yazid.
The public procession also featured the ceremonial chest beating as a display of devotion to Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), and remembering his suffering.