Ashura In Iraq
by: Hayley Beal
We went with her family to a mosque where poems were recited to remember the death and suffering of Imam Husain. These poems included marsiya, noha, latmiya, and soaz. Then, we all chanted "ya Husain" will listening to the beating of drums. Also we listened to someone retelling the story of the battle. After we watched as some people carry around taziyeh , mini mausoleums of Imam Husain, which they burried in Karbala, a city 60 miles from Baghdad, where Imam Husain was killed.
Started on the 10th day of Muharram and lasted 3 days.
People often beat their chest in an expression of grief.
Shia's offering prayers
commemoration of Husain's death.
Re-enacting the battle
Some countries re-enact the battle.