Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – The Ashura, commemorating the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hossain (RA), grandson of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH), will be observed in Bangladesh on Sunday with religious fervour and mourning over the tragedy.
On this day in the Hijri year of 61, Hazrat Imam Hossain (RA), along with the his family members and close relatives, embraced martyrdom at the hands of Yazid’s force in the desert of Karbala “to uphold the cause of Islam and the teachings of the great prophet”.
The day is a public holiday.
President Zillur Rahman, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Leader of the Opposition Khaleda Zia in separate messages paid their deep respects to Hazrat Imam Hossain (RA) and the other martyrs of Karbala.
Different religious organizations have chalked out various programs to mark the occasion.
State-run Bangladesh Betar, Bangladesh Television and private TV channels will air special programs while newspapers publish supplements highlighting the significance of the day.
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