Muslims and Christians mark Ashura in Nigeria


Muslims and some of the Christian community in Kaduna, Nigeria commemorated the Day of Ashura.

There had been daily mourning sessions, which ended in a large procession on Saturday that drew about one million participants in Kaduna.

The tenth day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar is set aside by the Muslim world to observe the day of Ashura and mourn the brutal killing of Imam Hussein, peace be upon him, grandson of the Holy Prophet of Islam, peace be upon him and his progeny, and some of the Prophet’s family members by Yazid, son of Mu’awiyyah, may Allah curse them, in Karbala, Iraq, in 680 AD.

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