At least 15,000 people gathered in the village of Nardaran (30 km from Baku) to participate in the funeral ceremony on the occasion of Ashura in the local mosque.
In recent years, there appeared a tradition of donating At least 15,000 people gathered today in the village of Nardaran (30 km from Baku) to participate in the funeral ceremony on the occasion of Ashura in the local mosque.
During the ceremony entrance to the village, as well as the area where the ceremony was conducted, was controlled by police and people in civilian clothes. The participants chanted slogans condemning the ban on the wearing of hijabs in school.
No incident were noted during the Shakhsei-Wakhsei rituals. In every year thousands of believers from all over the Absheron Peninsula come to Nardaran , and the most massive and active ceremonies are held here. blood at the entry of the mourning month of Muharram.
Mosques organize he action on blood donation for the needy, and this ceremony is to replace the mystery of self-flagellation of believers with metal chains as a sign of mourning for Imam Hussein - Shakhsei-Wachsei.
Ashura - the 10th day of Muharram, which comes on December 6. On this day in they year 680, a small group of Imam Hussein fell in a battle near the city of Karbala with superior Umayyad troops. Since then, supporters of Imam Ali (founder of Shiism) mark Ashura as a general mourning.