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Now you can download rhythmic Ashura mourning poetry in Danish in MP3 format here

WHO IS HUSSAIN?

Hussain was a 7th century revolutionary leader who made the ultimate stand to implement ethical justice. His legacy inspires millions to strive for the maintenance of a society based on justice and dignity.

WHY REMEMBER HUSSAIN?

Hussain gave everything he had for the dignity of his society in order to stand against corruption and thus Hussain forever changed the course of history. Hussain's sacrifice and uprising, today gives hope to people regardless of background or affiliation.

WHAT ARE RITUALS?

All over the globe mourning ceremonies are held in several continents and larger and smaller gatherings are formed in several countries to commemorate the Karbala tragedy. This is done according to different local traditions and languages, however one or more of the following activities are typically part of the programs:

THE 10 NIGHTS

The traditional retelling of the horrific Ashura event is distributed over the first ten (10) nights of the month of Muharram.

What are the main themes of the story and what social, political, ethical and moral sub-topics are addressed during these nights?

  • Jaffaria Education Center
    Jaffaria Education Center
    Mon, 08 Jul
    Jaffaria Education Center, Skjulhøj Allé 35, 2720 Copenhagen
    Jaffaria Education Center, Skjulhøj Allé 35, 2720 Copenhagen
    The Jaffaria Education Center (Islamic Center Jaffaria) was the first meeting place for Shia Muslim congregations in Denmark, and has been located in Nørrebro's multinational area in the heart of Copenhagen. The center is in the process of building a new one in their current location in Vanløse, Skjulhøj Alle 35
  • Jaffaria Education Center
    Jaffaria Education Center
    Wed, 17 Jul
    Jaffaria Education Center, Skjulhøj Allé 35, 2720 Copenhagen
    Jaffaria Education Center, Skjulhøj Allé 35, 2720 Copenhagen
    The Jaffaria Education Center (Islamic Center Jaffaria) was the first meeting place for Shia Muslim congregations in Denmark, and has been located in Nørrebro's multinational area in the heart of Copenhagen. The center is in the process of building a new one in their current location in Vanløse, Skjulhøj Alle 35
  • Jaffaria Education Center
    Jaffaria Education Center
    Fri, 12 Jul
    Jaffaria Education Center, Skjulhøj Allé 35, 2720 Copenhagen
    Jaffaria Education Center, Skjulhøj Allé 35, 2720 Copenhagen
    The Jaffaria Education Center (Islamic Center Jaffaria) was the first meeting place for Shia Muslim congregations in Denmark, and has been located in Nørrebro's multinational area in the heart of Copenhagen. The center is in the process of building a new one in their current location in Vanløse, Skjulhøj Alle 35

Mahatma Gandhi, Indian freedom fighter (1869-1948)

One of the many freedom fighters who were inspired by Imam Hussain's tragedy was India's Mahatma Ghandi. He chose the same approach in his struggle against the British colonial power. He had a desire for peaceful protest against injustice.

The struggle for social justice and dignity were some of the values that gave Ghandi a greater understanding of the peaceful resistance. Despite Britain's vast empiricism and infinite resources, which was no less than Hussain's then conditions based on Yazid's Umayyad Caliphate and its geographical availability.

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"Do good deeds even if you are surrounded by evil" - Imam Hussain

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