Martyrdom Anniversary Of Imam Zain-ul-Abideen Observed

Srinagar- Martyrdom anniversary of Imam Zain-ul-Abideen, the only male survivor from the household of Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) in the massacre of Karbala was observed on Wednesday across Kashmir with majalis and processions.

Thousands of mourners joined majalis and processions in Srinagar and other districts to pay tributes to the martyred Imam. Also known as Syed al Sajideen or Imam Sajjad (AS) was the son of Imam Hussain (AS) and was 22 and severely ill during the battle of Karbala. He was later taken prisoner and eventually martyred in Madina on 25th of Muharram 95AH at the age 54 by Caliph Al Waleed bin Marwan.

The largest public gathering on the occasion was held at Shalimar in the city outskirts where thousands of black-clad mourners marched beating their chests and reciting soul-stirring elegies for the martyrs of Karbala.

The procession commenced from Chondpora and passed through Arabal and later culminated at Imambargah Gulshan Ali, Shalimar late in the night. Aga Syed Hassan al Musavi delivered a sermon at the majlis.

“Imam Sajjad despite being extremely unwell followed the call of his father Imam Hussain (A.S.) when no one was left for his assistance on the day of Ashura. But Hazrat Zainab (S.A.) stopped him because he was the only male mem¬ber of the family of the Prophet (pbuh) left alive.

A daylong mourning ceremony was also held at Doonipora, Zadibal. Later, a procession was taken out from Doonipora to Zadibal in which thousands of mourners participated.

Another major processions were taken out from Mirgund and Chenabal in Pattan area. Maulana Masroor Abbas Ansari delivered a sermon before commencement of procession at Mirgund. Molvi Imran Ansari led a procession in Chenabal.

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Syed Mohammad Burhan

Syed Mohammad Burhan has Masters in Mass Communications and works as City Reporter at Kashmir Observer. He tweets @syedmohammad313

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