In the Islamic calendar, the month of Muharram is a time of mourning and remembrance known as Youm-e-Ashur. During the main procession of the 9th day of Muharram, mourners touch a horse named Zuljinah. This day is observed to pay homage and remember the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS), the grandson of the Holy Prophet Mohammad (SAWW), as well as his family members and companions who were tragically killed in the battle of Karbala.
In Lahore on July 28, during the main procession of the 9th day of Muharram-ul-Haram, mourners participate in observing Youm-e-Ashur. During the procession, mourners pay homage by touching a horse named Zuljinah. Muharram-ul-Haram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, is devoted to this commemoration and reflection.
In this remembrance month, Muharram ul Haram, some mourners express their grief by beating themselves with swords.
Some mourners express their grief by beating themselves with chained knives as a way of paying homage and remembering tragic events.
During the main procession of 9th Muharram-ul-Haram, known as Youm-e-Ashur, mourners pay tribute to the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS), the grandson of the Holy Prophet Mohammad (SAWW), and his family members and companions who lost their lives at the battle of Karbala. Muharram ul Haram is considered a month of mourning in the Islamic calendar, and during this time, some mourners touch the Tazia as a way of expressing their reverence and remembrance of the tragic events.
An artist is getting ready the Alam at his workplace, which will be used during the Ashura procession.