Arba'een mourning ceremony held in Kabul Fiq'h center
A number of Shia Muslims and those loyal to the third Shia Imam attended the mourning ceremony to mark Arba'een, 40th day after martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS) third Shia Imam in Kabul Jame Center for Fiq'h on Monday.
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The ceremony which was held for the first time since Taliban takeover of Afghanistan was held in full peace and order as participants sang elegies, beat their chests and read out prayer for the occasion, reported Taqrib News Agency (TNA).
The orator in this ceremony related on the stance of Imam Hussein (AS), the third Shia Imam and role of Arba'een ceremony in revival of Shia Islam.
The mourning ceremony was concluded with reading elegies as the participants beat their chests, as is the tradition in Shia mourning gatherings.
The Jame Fiq'h center in Kabul hosts different religious ceremonies throughout the year though this was the first of its type after Taliban took control of the country.
Arba'een is the 40th day after martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS), the third Shia Imam and grandson of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) who was martyred together with 72 of his companions in the Battle of Karbala back in 680 AD.