Holy Ashura being observed with due religious solemnity across country

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Dhaka, October 01: The holy Ashura, commemorating the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hossain Ibn Ali (RA), a grandson of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him), is being observed across the country with due religious solemnity.Today is 10th day of the month of Muharram in the Arabic calendar. Muslims across the world recalled the sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hossain (RA) along with his 72 followers, who embraced martyrdom for establishing truth and justice in the fight with soldiers of Yazid on Karbala Maidan in Iraq.

President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday issued separate messages on the eve of the holy Ashura, paying deep respects to Hazrat Imam Hossain (RA) and other martyrs of Karbala.

In his message, the President said the supreme sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hossain (RA) and his companions in Karbala for upholding the ideals of Islam, the religion of peace and tranquility, is remaining as a glorious event in the history.

He said the eternal message of Ashura inspires us to be vocal against any injustice and repression and walk on the path of truth and justice.

In her message, the Prime Minister urged all to be imbued with the teachings of holy Ashura to establish truth and justice in all spheres to combat all kinds of injustice in the national life.

She said the sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hossain (RA) and his companions to establish peace and justice in society is a glaring and emulating example for the Muslim Ummah across the world.

Different political, socio-cultural and religious organizations have chalked out various programmes to observe the day in a befitting manner.

The programmes include procession, Quran-Khwani, Milad Mahfil, fasting, special prayer and feeding of the destitute.

The day is a public holiday.

Bangladesh Betar, Bangladesh Television and private TV channels are airing special programmes while newspapers and online news portal publish supplements highlighting the significance of the day.