Imam Hussain Holy Shrine holds mourning ceremony on the martyrdom anniversary of Prophet Muhammad in Kurdistan
The Imam Hussain Holy Shrine, in cooperation with the Kurdistan Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs, held a mourning ceremony on the martyrdom anniversary of the Noble Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him and his family.
The Associate Head of the Religious Affairs Department at the Holy Shrine, Sheikh Ali al-Qarawi, said in a statement to the International Media Center that "Erbil Province witnessed the establishment of a mourning ceremony on the martyrdom anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him and his family. These ceremonies come in remembrance of this great occasion on one hand and for the cross-fertilization of ideas throughout society here in the Kurdistan region, on the other.”
He added, "The Prophet represents the spiritual dimension of all Muslims," stressing that "this ceremony continues for two days and with various activities, including a Quranic session, with the participation of readers from the Kurdistan region from various sects, in addition to a religious lecture on the life of the Noble Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him and his family, and his intellectual, religious and administrative dimensions.”
Ahmed Rashid, head of the Processions Authority in the Kurdistan Region, stated that “a group of Holy Quran reciters participated in the ceremony, in the presence of various religious sects,” noting that “a mourning ceremony was set up on the martyrdom anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him and his family, in the Kurdistan region and in coordination with the Imam Hussain Holy Shrine and the Kurdistan Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs.”
Rashid added, "For a long time, we have held these great ceremonies in the births and deaths of the blessed Imams and the Messenger of Mercy, Muhammad, peace be upon him and his family, with the participation of the beautiful Iraqi nation of Kurds and Arabs from all sects and religions, both women and men."
Report by: Abbas Najim
Photographed by: Murtadha al-Asadi