Shia Muslims mourn on martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hassan Askari, the 11th infallible Imam from Ahle Bayt of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).
In Shia neighborhood across Pakistan, Shia Muslims are participating in the mourning today (Monday).
Shia Muslims mourn over Imam Hassan Askari
Imam Hassan Askari embraced martyrdom on 8th Rabiul Awwal due to poison which Abbasid despotic and tyrant ruler had ordered his agents to give to the 11th infallible Imam of Shia Islam.
Although Sunnis too revere Imams from Ahle Bayt of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), Shia Muslims follow them as divine leaders for humanity.
Hence, millions of Shia Muslims around the world remember Hazrat Imam Hassan Askari on martyrdom anniversary.
Particularly, they gather at congregations and processions to pay homage to the infallible leader.
However, main mourning congregation is held at the holy shrine in Iraq’s city Samarra.
Shia majority areas today witness scene of grief and sorrow.
Noha khwans are reciting nohas, while religious scholars highlight salient features of the holy life.
Furthermore, they elaborated how Imam Hassan Askari struggled and embraced martyrdom at the age of 28 years.
Imam Hassan Askari
Imam Hassan Askari belongs to noble family of Ah-e- Bayt (AS) of Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH), the last Prophet of God.
However, like despotic tyrants of Umayyad dynasty, Abbasid depots too victimized Ahle Bayt (AS) because they consider them threat to their anti-Islamic rule.