Indian prime Minister calls to remember Imam Hussain’s sacrifices on the day of Ashura
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday remembered the sacrifices of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) on the occasion of Muharram.
“Today is a day to recall the sacrifices of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS). He is remembered for his unwavering commitment to truth and his fight against injustice. He also placed great importance on equality and brotherhood,” he said in a tweet.
Muharram commemorates the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain, the son of Hazrat Ali and the grandson of Prophet Muhammad. It signifies an expression of sorrow over the martyrdom of Imam Hussain at the Battle of Karbala that took place over 14 centuries ago.
Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, reaches a crescendo on the 10th day of Muharram, the day when Imam Hussain Ibn Ali and his loyal companions were martyred in 61 Hijri or 680 CE at Karbala, in present-day Iraq.
The tenth day of Muharram is the Day of Ashura, which to Shia Muslims, is part of the mourning of Muharram al-Haram.