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Iran: Thousands commemorate death of Prophet Muhammad's great-grandson in Tehran02:54

Iran: Thousands commemorate death of Prophet Muhammad's great-grandson in Tehran

Iran, Islamic Republic of, Tehran
September 6, 2019 at 14:11 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands joined the commemoration ceremony of the death of Ali Asghar, the son of Imam Husayn ibn Ali who was the grandson of Prophet Muhammad, in Tehran, on Friday. Six-month-old Ali Asghar was the youngest martyr of Battle of Karbala that happened on October 10 in 680.

Women were seen carrying their children dressed in white and green and chanting religious slogans.

One of the ceremony's attendees, Elham Radfar, said "We have come here to show the world that we are the followers of prophets' religion and beliefs and we will always be."

"These conferences are really good if we bring our children here, we will be able to make our children familiar with Islamic culture and customs of Ashura," another attendee, Mariam Fazeli said.

According to Head of the World Commemoration Assembly of Ali Asghar, Davoud Manafipour, over 6,250 similar commemoration ceremonies are expected to be held in Iran and 45 other countries around the world.

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Thousands joined the commemoration ceremony of the death of Ali Asghar, the son of Imam Husayn ibn Ali who was the grandson of Prophet Muhammad, in Tehran, on Friday. Six-month-old Ali Asghar was the youngest martyr of Battle of Karbala that happened on October 10 in 680.

Women were seen carrying their children dressed in white and green and chanting religious slogans.

One of the ceremony's attendees, Elham Radfar, said "We have come here to show the world that we are the followers of prophets' religion and beliefs and we will always be."

"These conferences are really good if we bring our children here, we will be able to make our children familiar with Islamic culture and customs of Ashura," another attendee, Mariam Fazeli said.

According to Head of the World Commemoration Assembly of Ali Asghar, Davoud Manafipour, over 6,250 similar commemoration ceremonies are expected to be held in Iran and 45 other countries around the world.

**RESTRICTIONS: NO Access Israel Media/Persian Language TV Stations Outside Iran/Strictly No Access BBC Persian/VOA Persian/Manoto-1 TV/Iran International**

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