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Ashura in New Zealand, 1435 A.H.

Ashura in New Zealand, 1435 A.H.

Fatima Zahra Charitable Association took out a procession for the day of Ashura 1435 A.H. to the Western Springs Park, Auckland, New Zealand. Copyright © 2013 Fatima Zahra Charitable Association. All rights reserved.

Fatima Zahra Charitable Association (FZCA) took out a procession on Ashura 1435 (14th November 2013) commemorating the day of the martyrdom of the Master of Martyrs (AS) in Auckland, New Zealand.

Shi`as flocked towards Western Springs Park, Auckland for Fatima Zahra Charitable Association’s Ashura procession mourning for the anniversary of the brutal killing of Prophet Muhammad’s (S) grandson, Imam Husayn ibn `Ali (S).

The tradition of taking out a procession on the day of Ashura in New Zealand was first started by Fatima Zahra Charitable Association in the year 1429 A.H (9th January 2008).

During this year’s procession Fatima Zahra Charitable Association took out a variety of different Alam, Tooq, Kotal and religious flags (English, Arabic and Farsi) which drew the attention of Muslims and non-Muslims alike.

Fatima Zahra Charitable Association took out a procession for the day of Ashura 1435 A.H. to the Western Springs Park, Auckland, New Zealand. Copyright © 2013 Fatima Zahra Charitable Association. All rights reserved.

The Ashura programme included Qur’an recitation by Mr. Husain Rahmati and the reciting of nohas mourning the martyrdom of Imam Husayn (AS) by Mr. Mohammad Fahim Nabawi, Mr. Ahmad Shakib Aslami, Mr. Mustafa Hussaini and dhikr musibat (eulogies) by Mr. Hassan Al-Sibaee.

Mourners flogged themselves and beat themselves to eulogies (noha) in order to sympathize with Imam Husayn (AS). Copyright © 2013 Fatima Zahra Charitable Association. All rights reserved.

 The programme was concluded with the recitation of Ziarat of Ashura and congregational prayers (Salat) led by Haj Sheikh Hamed Soltanian.

This Muharram Fatima Zahra Charitable Association conducted programmes for 13 nights starting from the eve of the first of Muharram (4th of November 2013).  The Programmes included Qur’an recitation by five year old Qari Ali Husayn Soltanian, lectures by Haj Sheikh Hamed Soltanian, talks by Mr. Hassan Al-Sibaee and narrating of the event of Karbala by Seyed Abbas Alemi.  Each night mourning programmes were conducted that included dhikr musibat (eulogies) by Mr. Hassan Al-Sibaee and recitation of nohas by Mr. Mohammad Fahim Nabawi, Mustafa Hussaini, Mohammad Sadeghi and Mr. Ahmad Shakib Aslami.

Mourners flogged themselves and beat themselves to eulogies (noha) in order to sympathize with Imam Husayn (AS). Copyright © 2013 Fatima Zahra Charitable Association. All rights reserved.

 

Fatima Zahra Charitable Association took out a procession for the day of Ashura 1435 A.H. to the Western Springs Park, Auckland, New Zealand. Copyright © 2013 Fatima Zahra Charitable Association. All rights reserved.

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