In pictures: Muslims observe Muharram across the world

Published: September 20, 2018
Email
Shia pilgrims at the Imam Hussain shrine in Karbala, Iraq on the eve of Ashura, September 19, 2018. PHOTO:AFP

Shia pilgrims at the Imam Hussain shrine in Karbala, Iraq on the eve of Ashura, September 19, 2018. PHOTO:AFP

Muharram is the month of mourningĀ for the seventh-century martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

 

A vendor sharpens a knife mounted on chains in preparation for Ashura at a shop in Lahore on September 18, 2018. PHOTO:AFP

A vendor sharpens a knife mounted on chains in preparation for Ashura at a shop in Lahore on September 18, 2018. PHOTO:AFP

 

A man chooses knives mounted on chains during the first ten days of Muharram in Lahore on September 18, 2018. PHOTO:AFP

A man chooses knives mounted on chains during the first ten days of Muharram in Lahore on September 18, 2018. PHOTO:AFP

 

A man shapes a religious symbol for sale in preparation for the Ashura procession in Lahore on September 11, 2018. PHOTO:REUTERS

A man shapes a religious symbol for sale in preparation for the Ashura procession in Lahore on September 11, 2018. PHOTO:REUTERS

 

Pakistani security personnel during Muharram in Karachi on September 16, 2018. PHOTO:AFP

Pakistani security personnel during Muharram in Karachi on September 16, 2018. PHOTO:AFP

 

Pakistani vendors sharpen knives mounted on chains during the first ten days of Muharram in Lahore on September 18, 2018. PHOTO:AFP

Pakistani vendors sharpen knives mounted on chains during the first ten days of Muharram in Lahore on September 18, 2018. PHOTO:AFP

 

Shia Muslims walk on burning coals during the first ten days of Muharram in Lahore on September 19, 2018. PHOTO:AFP

Mourners walk on burning coals during the first ten days of Muharram in Lahore on September 19, 2018. PHOTO:AFP

 

Shia mourners attend a Muharram procession in Ahmedabad, India on September 19, 2018. PHOTO:REUTERS

Mourners attend a Muharram procession in Ahmedabad, India on September 19, 2018. PHOTO:REUTERS

 

Shia Muslims walk on hot coals during the Ashura festival at a mosque in central Yangon, Myanmar on September 18, 2018. PHOTO:AFP

Mourners walk on hot coals during Ashura at a mosque in central Yangon, Myanmar on September 18, 2018. PHOTO:AFP

 

A girl touches the Zuljinnah in a Muharram procession in Lahore on September 19, 2018. PHOTO:NNI

A girl touches the Zuljinnah in a Muharram procession in Lahore on September 19, 2018. PHOTO:NNI

 

A shia procession during Muharram in Karachi on September 19, 2018. PHOTO:AFP

A procession during Muharram in Karachi on September 19, 2018. PHOTO:AFP

 

Shia pilgrims at the Imam Hussain shrine in Karbala, Iraq on September 19, 2018. PHOTO:AFP

Pilgrims at the Hazrat Imam Hussain’s (RA) shrine in Karbala, Iraq on September 19, 2018. PHOTO:AFP

 

Shia pilgrims gather at the Imam Hussain shrine in Karbala, Iraq on the eve of Ashura, September 19, 2018. PHOTO:AFP

Pilgrims gather at the Hazrat Imam Hussain’s (RA) shrine in Karbala, Iraq on the eve of Ashura, September 19, 2018. PHOTO:AFP

Facebook Conversations

More in World