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Shop owners in London close their doors on the painful day of Ashura

While the Shia communities residing in the British capital revived the painful Ashura ceremony during the first days of the month of Muharram, a number of shop owners announced the closure of their shops on Ashura.

Shia Waves News Agency monitored photos of banners hung on shops stating the reason for their closure, which is the commemoration of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (peace be upon him).

Shia Muslims in Iraq and the world close their shops on the painful memory of Ashura.

Shias close their shops on the eve and morning of the tenth of Muharram, expressing their sadness on this great occasion, and their preoccupation with reviving the bloody day’s ceremony, which witnesses participation in processions, recitation of the Maqtal, gathering inside Husseiniyahs and mosques, and distributing food for the love of the Master of Martyrs (peace be upon him).

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